WordPress Support and Maintenance

Are you bewildered by the choice of plugins, the complexity of themes and worried about your site being hacked? Well that’s where we come in, with over 25 years experience providing excellent customer service and advice we have decided to start offering our expertise that’s been built up over the years on enhancing, maintaining and securing WordPress based websites.

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Nominet Registrar Review 2017

We’ve recently been reviewed by Nominet for our Accredited Channel Partner compliance. I am proud to announce that we had no issues found, and that our Nominet Accredited Channel Partner status has been extended for another year.

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DNS Server Upgrades

Today I have improved the resilience of our DNS services by upgrading both the primary (London) and secondary (New York) DNS servers to the latest versions. We can now fully support both IPV4 and IPV6 network addresses and name resolution within the same domain structure.

These servers both have our innovative adaptive firewall technology that constantly monitors activity for abnormal behaviour and shuts down connections to the offending party before it becomes an issue.

They’re also monitored 24/7, like all our other servers, to ensure that we maintain our 99.999% up-time record.

Re-branding as virtco.com

The internet services arm of D. Grant Crawley Limited has been known as virtco® for some considerable time now, the name was originally used back in 2005 to denote our new email service.

Since virtco® and virtco.com are an easier to remember brand name than D. Grant Crawley Limited (which is a bit of a mouthful even for me) I have decided to re-brand all the internet-based services as virtco® services. Virtco® is our trading brand name and registered trademark, virtco.com is the main website. The company will remain as D. Grant Crawley Limited.

Other virtco® based brand names you will see in the near future are:

  • virtcocrm.uk – our customer relationship management offering
  • virtcoerp.uk – our enterprise resource planning (accounts) system
  • virtcomail.co.uk – our microsite for email services
  • virtcoserver.co.uk – our microsite for cloud server hosting
  • virtco.uk – our customer portal for all virtco® internet services

If you’re already a customer, then keep a lookout for your login credentials to the virtco customer portal. You’ll be able to request new services, cancel unwanted services, view and download invoices, make changes and more…

New York DNS Server Brought Online

We have improved the resilience of our DNS services by bringing online our own secondary DNS server. It’s located in New York, USA to provide greater disaster protection, in case there is an unforeseen event in our London data-centre that prevents us from serving DNS records.

This new server has our innovative adaptive firewall technology that constantly monitors activity for abnormal behaviour and shuts down connections to the offending party before it becomes an issue.

It’s also monitored 24/7, like all our other servers, to ensure that we maintain our 99.999% uptime record.

Virtco Mail Agent – Coming Soon…

If, like us, you’re fed up of spam and you’re also fed up of services that should block or remove spam not doing a good enough job then you need our Virtco Mail Agent service.

Using the advanced spam filtering technology we developed when we first started the Virtco Hosted Email service, we have developed a new, and innovative approach to scan your mailboxes hosted with other service providers. So if you have an account with someone else and it’s getting bombarded with spam, or worse, then we can clean it out for you on a regular schedule.

With our simple console you enter in the login details for all your IMAP email accounts and our server then encrypts your passwords and stores them in our secure database. The service then accesses your email mailboxes and scans them for spam, phishing emails and viruses every few minutes. You can configure the system to remove the messages, quarantine them in a folder or flag them with a subject line tag that you can then use to filter in your own email software. You can opt for daily, weekly or monthly email reports of what the Virtco Mail Agent has blocked.

To register your interest please complete the form below.

Your name (required)

Your email (required)

Your phone number

Approximately how many mailboxes do you require cleaning?

Nominet Registrar Review

We’ve recently been reviewed by Nominet for our Accredited Channel Partner compliance. I am proud to announce that we had no issues found, and that our Nominet Accredited Channel Partner status has been extended.

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If you you are interested you can download the full copy here: DGC-NMS Registrar Review Report.

VirtcoERP Accounting System Launches

We have the great pleasure to announce that our VirtcoERP service and customer portal launch today. VirtcoERP is a fully functional ERP system based on the Frappe ERPNext platform, providing advanced ledger based accounting and business management functionality in a fresh, new and innovative way. We use it ourselves for our business operations, and are fully versed in its operation.

We provide the solution on a low rolling monthly cost on a per-company basis.

Virtco Services Update

You can now read about all our Virtco hosted services on this website. Each service has a full description under the Virtco menu, and from each service description you can make contact to request a callback.

The newly published service catalog is

There will be more services being launched soon, so keep an eye on this section of the site.