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Canadian Web Hosting Deploys Juniper MX Series Routers to Complete Expansion of Network and Data Services Across Canada

Our latest press release is regarding our deployment of Juniper MX Series routers to increase network reliability and further accelerate our continued expansion of our CA Cloud network architecture across our current and future Canadian data centres for Canadian Web Hosting customers. You can view the full version on our website and check out the WHIR's version too.

Canadian Web Hosting, (, a leading online web hosting provider in Canada, announced that it that it has acquired and deployed Juniper MX 3D routers with their Junos operating system to solidify their CA Cloud services and handle the rapid growth of their cloud services including a sharp increase of internet traffic usage. The initial deployment includes several data centres across Canada including Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC. Canadian Web Hosting customers will now have access to advanced hosting services like Anycast routing, Disaster Recovery Services and geo-dispersed clustered hosting that allows customers to take advantage of the geographic benefits of hosting in Canada.

The decision to partner with Juniper was based on the capabilities of the high-performance MX series routers that are capable of handling different types of traffic and gives Canadian Web Hosting the ability to separate control of and forwarding functions that in turn provide maximum scale and intelligent service delivery for their customers.

Canadian Web Hosting's CTO, Kevin Liang states, "aligning ourselves with an industry leader like Juniper will help us diversify our network infrastructure and improve delivery Cloud and Web Hosting services that are highly reliable and support multi-point connectivity. Our goal is to give our customers the best network performance and overall reliability of any host in Canada, and with this deployment, we are boosting performance, decreasing latency and helping our customers compete over the near- and long-term."

"We want our CA Cloud and web hosting customers to have the best service and value in the industry. With these new MX series routers, we can now take something that was roadblock for our customers and turn it into a unique advantage for them by easily expanding our existing service offerings and integrating geographic flexibility. With services like automated failover and geo-dispersal, Anycast routing, and BGP networking customers can now utilize multiple points of connectivity without their data ever leaving. You get the best of the cloud, but keep it strictly Canadian," said Matt McKinney, Managing Director of Canadian Web Hosting.

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Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru


Canadian Web Hosting Maintenance Updates: May 22 – June 1, 2012

It's that time again to share some notifications to our customers that we are running some routine maintenance* at our Vancouver facility, and below are four upcoming maintenances to keep in mind:

Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo © s.yume on Flickr

Scheduled Electrical Maintenance: May 22-24
The window is: Tuesday, May 22nd to Thursday, May 24th, 08:00 PST to 16:00 PST, daily. This maintenance is required to perform the quarterly load readings and the annual infrared scans on all electrical panels. This maintenance is non service impacting.

Scheduled Electrical Maintenance: May 23-26
The window is: Wednesday, May 23rd to Saturday, May 26th, from 21:00 PST to 08:00 PST, daily. This maintenance is required to perform the UPS minor and quarterly battery preventative maintenance. This maintenance is non service impacting.

Scheduled AC Maintenance: May 28-June 1
The window is: Monday, May 28th to Friday, June 1st, 07:00 PST to 17:00 PST, daily. This maintenance is necessary to perform the quarterly AC preventative maintenance.

Scheduled Fire System Maintenance: May 30-June 2
The window is: Wednesday, May 30th to Saturday, June 2nd, from 07:00 PST to 23:59 PST, daily. This maintenance is required to perform the annual fire inspection and testing of all pre-action systems, including testing the alarm bells and flashing alert lights throughout the building.

Please be assured that our team and the appropriate electrical staff will be present for the entire duration of this maintenance window. If you are a current Canadian Web Hosting customer and have any comments or concerns, you may contact us by email at, by phone at 1-877-871-7888, by tweeting us at @cawebhosting or via our Facebook Page.

*You can always give yourself more excuses to take a break and go play more Diablo III (like half of our team members) while these maintenances are happening. :D

Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru


Three Reasons Why You Should Join Hootsuite University during #HSUchat

If you reside in and around the greater Vancouver area, you most likely have heard of one the leading social media management tools called Hootsuite. The brief company history is that it was founded by CEO, Ryan Holmes, in 2008 in Vancouver, BC. Their tool essentially allows community managers, social media individuals, any companies of any size, manage their social media presence more easily with their easy-to-use dashboard and to leverage their system in more depth, they even have a “University” where anyone can get certified via online courses. At Hootsuite, they definitely have fun with design, check out this nerdy owl:


For the past few months or so, I’ve attended their weekly tweet chat (#HSUchat). They occur every Tuesday from 11 to 12 pm PST and the topic is about anything social media related. Some of the past topics included Facebook content strategy, LinkedIn Network building, ROI strategies for Twitter and more.

First, before I share the three reasons why you should attend, let’s go over the definition of a tweet chat. What is a tweet chat? It’s simple; a tweet chat is a chat session pre-organized by a specific person or group during a specific day and time on a certain topic chosen by the organizer(s). The organizer comes up with a hashtag such as #HSUchat (it stands for "Hootsuite University chat”), so that each participant can search the ongoing conversation happening and use that specific hashtag to jump into the conversation.

Now, why should you care about #HSUchat? I’ll share three main reasons why and how this could apply to you or your organization.

1) Continue Learning about Developments in Social Media including Best Practices. If you'd like to get a sense of the topic that the owls are covering, you can simply view their Storify page but what’s interesting about each chat each week is that they encompass everything from strategy building, ROI strategies, best practices, new social media trends, content creation, tips and tricks across all of the current social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ while covering the latest, up-and-coming platforms too.

2) Meet More Twitter Users from All Across the World. The beauty about these virtual tweet chats is that you get to interact with all sorts of participants from anywhere around the globe. In the past, I’ve conversed with people from France, Denmark, all over the United States, a few locals right here in Vancouver and of course, others across Canada. Now, putting aside geographical diversity, the variety of folks attending work in all types of company sizes (small, medium and large) from various industries including technology like ourselves, retail, consumer products and even higher education to name a few. As proof, I’m putting the spotlight on a Canadian participant to show you that it’s great to meet more tweeps virtually:

HSUchat connection May 2012

3) Connect with a Top Leading Social Media Brand. There is no doubt that it’s insightful to be a part of this tweet chat when you know that it’s run by a company that’s always in-the-know when it comes to social media. Of course, for us as a company, I’ve mentioned this in the past, we like to take some time to support the great, local companies around our area, so here we are. If you’re looking for social media knowledge, this is the hour to spend with them, where you can also get to know their brand while having fun learning with others in the social media space. We think that they’re an awesome tool and they think the same of us. We might just have to organize a second “hootup” with them – the owls at the nest are super friendly.

HootClub awesome May 2012

In conclusion, whether you’re a small or big fish in this social media world, you can each learn something from the weekly #HSUchat and since our customers are so tech savvy, and connected themselves, this is a great way for them to also connect with us more actively than any other times if we happen to be on the tweet chat. I hope that you find this article useful and I invite you to share it with others. If you’re a current attendee, feel free to comment and tell us why you attend. Or, you could tweet us over at @cawebhosting too.

Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru