About me

Hi there. My name is Gary Pritchard, and I provide tailored ICT training, website management and consultancy services from my North Kent base in southern England.

Details of the services I provide can be found in the relevant sections below, but in summary: I deliver training on the use of Microsoft Windows computers, Microsoft Office applications and website management for both businesses and individuals, from absolute beginner to advanced. In addition, I design, develop & manage websites for a range of small business clients as well as provide ICT consultancy and advice for small business.

For information on pricing and availability, please contact me using the form at the bottom of this page.

ICT training

I provide a range of training courses, designed to meet the needs of each individual client, on the following subjects:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Social Media
  • Website publishing
  • Writing for the web
  • Managing files on your PC
  • Delivering effective presentations

Sessions can last from half a day to several days, depending on need. All course content is tailored and fully agreed with the client before delivery.

In addition to training delivery, I am also able to offer a training needs assessment to determine actual training need for individuals or groups of people.

Website management

I do not actively promote my web design and hosting services as I am currently concentrating on a project to develop a range of web properties in a variety of niche markets.

However, if you are interested in developing a web presence, I can:

  • Update the design of your existing website
  • Design a new standards compliant website
  • Obtain site domain names
  • Provide a hosting solution
  • Provide a range of other services including ongoing site maintenance and search engine optimisation

Links for clients

Web Mail

Site Control Panel

Domain Control Panel

Web hosting information

The following information shows the current status of the web hosting system and advises of any planned maintenance.

Current System Status

BT Forwarding

13:35 20/06/2016

Sending messages directly to BT from a domain which has our standard recommended SPF record is now being accepted:-

v=spf1 exists:%{i}.mta.spf.extendcp.co.uk exists:%{i}.web.spf.extendcp.co.uk -all

We are still working on an issue with forwarded mail and will provide further information when it becomes available.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION
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Update - BT's mail service is outsourced, and are proving to be particularly uncooperative on this matter. We are continuing to try and resolve this.
May 12, 09:04 BST
Update - AOL and BT are currently rate limiting emails sent from certain mail-servers on our shared hosting platform, as a result emails sent to either BT or AOL addresses are being deferred.

This is under investigation.
Apr 29, 16:55 BST
Update - Update - Identified - BT appears to be rate limiting emails sent from certain mail-servers on our shared hosting platform, as a result emails sent to a BT address are being deferred.

This is still an ongoing issue and we are actively looking to resolve this.
Apr 25, 10:12 BST
Update - Identified - BT appears to be rate limiting emails sent from certain mail-servers on our shared hosting platform, as a result emails sent to a BT address are being deferred.

We are working to resolve this issue, and will update this status page accordingly.
Apr 15, 16:45 BST
Identified - BT appears to be blocking emails of which are forwarded from our shared hosting platform to any @btinternet.com address, however emails sent directly to the @btinternet.com recpeients are delivered successfully.

Whilst we investigate this, if an email you've forwarded has not been received please try sending this email directly.
Apr 15, 14:48 BST

Planned System Maintenance

web75, web76, web77, web78, web11, web12, web13, web14, web1, web2, web3, web4 hardware upgrades

10:30 22/06/2016

Thursday 23rd June

Update: 17:34 - The upgrades on Web4, Web77, Web13, Web14 and Web78 have now completed and these servers are now fully back on-line.

We are continuing to perform hardware upgrades to our platform today.

Update: 14:08 - We are now performing upgrades to Web14 and Web78. Performance on these servers may be degraded during this time.

Update; 11:30 - Web11, 12, 13, 14 - There is currently high load on these servers, we are working to reduce this and they should be back to normal operation shortly.

Web4, Web77 and Web13 are currently being worked on so there may be some degraded performance on these servers while works take place.

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HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Websites on these webservers may see slower performance intermittently whilst upgrades take place

Update - We are currently experiencing downtime on some sites on these servers, we are currently investigating to improve the situation.

The next update will be in 15 minutes to provide further information
Jun 22, 12:48 BST

Update: web2, web75 and web11 are back online with upgraded hardware and should be serving sites again now

Update 13:45: We are noticing some performance issues on Web75 - This is due to synchronisation on the new hardware. We will provide a further update shortly.

Update: 14:30: web3, web76 and web12 are currently being upgraded, there will be some connectivity issues to some sites during this time.

web75 - We are monitoring the load on this server following the upgrade and we expect this to be back to normal operation shortly.

Consultancy

I am able to advise small business on their use and implementation of their ICT systems.

This includes, but is not limited to recommendation of appropriate hardware and software to meet their business requirements.

Contact Me

For information on pricing and availability, please contact me using the form below: