Important: New TLS SMTP Port Change 465 to 587

Hello all, In order to keep our servers PCI compliant we've upgraded our SMTP outgoing mail service to 587. You'll need to change your port from 465 or 25 in outgoing mail settings to 587. This is for Gmail, Outlook or any other email client you may be using. If you need help please email firstly check ... Read More »

12th Feb 2019
SMTP & Mandrill

You may have been experiencing email issues whilst we've been stepping up security.We've recently disabled PHP Mail(); which is often used to power email from contact forms. You'll need to reconfigure your websites to use SMTP, ideally over a 3rd Party managed service such as Mandrill. This will ensure safe and managed delivery of your outgoing ... Read More »

3rd Jul 2015
Server Upgrades & Potential Unexpected Downtime

Dear DDS Hosting Customers,We are currently installing and configuring some server speed upgrades which may cause short term and unexpected outages on your sites. We are working hard to get these back online and you will see a long term and consistant speed increase once the changes are complete.This seems to only be affecting customers with an ... Read More »

7th Nov 2014
Email Has Returned To Normal

We were having some issues raised by customers trying to email Yahoo accounts. This has now been resolved.

2nd May 2014
Planned Upgrade Sunday 10am-12pm

We will be upgrading all servers this Sunday between 10am and 12pm midday and expect some possible downtime. We will endeavour to keep it minimal. Please check your usual website updates settings and workflow and let us know if you need any help.

22nd Mar 2014
New Server

We are nearly finished upgrading to new servers. Your sites should now be faster with a nice scalable architecture.

11th Dec 2013