Canadian Web Hosting Ltd. Reinforces the Importance of Data Privacy

Traditionally, the US has been the industry leader when it comes to Web hosting providers. But there are growing concerns, since the Patriot Act was passed on October 26, 2001, and because of that, online privacy is not considered by most experts to be secured in the United States.  To get a better understanding, one only has to look at a very recent example where data thought to be protected but was actually available under the scope of the Patriot Act. Europe, long known to have strict security and privacy requirements, has traditionally been a location for businesses to store their data ...
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3 Products We Liked From HostingCon 2011

Every year at HostingCon we are always looking for new and innovative products that can add some real value to our product line and provide a competitive advantage for customers who engage us for web hosting services.  Listed below are 3 products that stood out from the pack and seem to be a step ahead of their competition.   In putting this article together, I realize that what ties them together is something that I didn’t actually see a whole lot of at this year’s show – security.  Through various conversations with industry experts, I expected to see a lot more security products on the floo...
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Google’s +1 Button Gets Personalized

Today, TechCrunch came out with some very insightful news about Google Plus following our recent takeaways. This is a great feature that truly makes sense to users. Here you are surfing the web and you want to share the information in that moment, however, you only want a certain group of folks to view this new online content that you found. Why? Because it only applies to that specific group thanks to the circles that help filter your own data sharing. Moreover, the snippets will make your content look more visually appealing as well like the way Facebook allows a user to share links with...
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Introduction to Cron Jobs

On occasion, you might need to create a scheduled task for your site.  A good example is if you install AWStats on your site, or are running a content management system like Drupal or Joomla that requires a background program to run at a certain time.   If this is the case, the documentation usually asks you to schedule a cron job on your web server. Before we look further at how a cron job is setup, we need to first look at the use of cron commands and how they are used.  For those of you interested in history, cron commands are derived from the Greek word for time, and can be used to exec...
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Recap Thoughts From HostingCon 2011

San Diego, California, treated us well. Everyone was very excited to attend again this year and the event delivered as expected. Yes, we're finally back from HostingCon and in the next few weeks, we're excited to share all of our experiences and connections that we've made at this fantastic three day conference from different perspectives. Our team in attendance comprised of new and long-time attendees, so we're sure that you'll find some interesting insights into our upcoming blog posts, and introductions to several new products and services that may be incorporated in the months ahead. ...
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