CritchCorp Computers Ltd
Who are we?
We are a managed services provider that started out by servicing computers and networks for small businesses and individuals in the South of England covering a wide area. We still look after many networks, servers and computers all over the South of England and have affiliates to help out as well giving us better care and reach to clients further away.
From the start
From 2006 we started to create websites for our clients but could not find suitable hosting with any of the larger providers and so started the web hosting side of the business. This allowed us to take care of our clients by being able to have full control over our hosting servers and environment. In turn this meant that we could make our servers to accommodate our client’s needs.
Today we still have our own high spec fast servers and many more clients than we started with. In 2009 we opened up our web hosting to the world and started to take on clients who we did not do maintenance services for. We still do that to this day and can offer, on top of our standard shared hosting environment, really cost effective dedicated Virtual Server environments that can be used for a large array of applications with many popular applications ready to be installed on deployment.
We recently moved all our shared hosting clients over to our new hosting servers with greater speed and bandwidth. With the help of our data centre partners we can now host servers all-round the world, inside and outside of Europe and the UK, but importantly all GDPR compliant.
Back in 2007 we started supplying broadband internet connections and telephone lines for all our clients, this again spread out to others who were not computer or network support clients and we have clients all over the UK.
We have over the last several years been improving our portfolio of services to help our clients to keep their computers, networks and websites clear of viruses and malware and keep their data and clients safe and comply with relevant laws, such as GDPR and PCI compliance..
Remote support is now an everyday part of the service we provide but we still do on-site visits to ensure all is ok with the systems and also to do GDPR (Data Protection Act 2018) compliance checks and PCI Compliance.
We have successfully completed PCI Compliance for clients who have saved £1000’s by not just answering “YES” to everything on the questionnaire. Answering the questions accurately can save you a lot of money now and in the future.
We are still a family run local business but have spread our reach over all of the UK and even opened up to the whole world where we are currently seeing a lot of growth in our hosting & our new VPN business. We help companies of all sizes with hosting and websites, whether it is making a new website or just updating a current one and the security scanning and removal of viruses, there’s always something going on in the world of websites and website security.
We spend a lot of time with our growing list of resellers helping them to support their clients and provide them with the tools to help them achieve their dreams of a hosting and related services business. Using our expertise and equipment and links in the industry we can help resellers of all sizes but especially at the moment are concentrating on start-ups or those looking to do hosting for their own clients, like those in the website design and managed services sectors.
Several years ago, ahead of the curve, we started to investigate the “Cloud” and how it may best be used to help our clients. Although we have shown that many of the big cloud companies are insecure and a real threat to your data we have found cloud providers who take security seriously and have invested time and money in perfecting our offering.
Today we provide clients with the best of what the cloud has to offer, with security at the heart and the ease of use that the likes of Microsoft Exchange in the cloud we can really help businesses to make the most of the cloud and any existing in-house servers. Long gone are the days when you would need to have an Exchange Server in your house for a 1 person, working from home business. The cloud has revolutionised this type of worker. It has also helped enormously with companies of all sizes in allowing employees to work from home, or anywhere else in the world and still be able to retain control over their data.
We have Apple and Microsoft trained engineers with a wealth of experience in Microsoft’s Active Directory in small and large businesses, even multi-site companies. We can help your business to make the most out of what you have and advise on what you need to do to help your business in the future.