Canadian Web Hosting Blog and News
28Sep/120

Canadian Web Hosting Maintenance Updates: September 28-October 1, 2012

Our upcoming routine maintenances are only from our Vancouver facility, and below are two upcoming updates to be aware of:

Harbour Centre

Scheduled Electrical Maintenance: September 28-30
The window is: Friday, September 28th, 2012 to Sunday, September 30th, 2012 from 22:00 PST to 06:00 PST daily. This maintenance is required to perform as part of our preventive maintenance program and is non service impacting.

Scheduled Network Maintenance: September 30-October 1
The window is: Sunday, September 30th, 2012, 23:00 PST to October 1st, 2012, 01:00 PST. This maintenance is necessary for our secure bandwidth system. This service is service impacting.

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


Felice Lam
Online Community Manager
Canadian Web Hosting
18Sep/120

Canadian Web Hosting Maintenance Update: September 20-21, 2012

This week, our sole maintenance update is for our Toronto facility.

Toronto, Ontario
Photo © OliverN5 on Flickr

Scheduled Electrical Maintenance
The window is: Thursday, September 20th, from 22:00 to September 21st, 06:00 EST. This maintenance is required to perform quarterly battery tests and preventative maintenance. This service is non service impacting.

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 support@canadianwebhosting.com, by phone at 1-877-871-7888, by tweeting us at @cawebhosting or via our Facebook Page.


Felice Lam
Online Community Manager
Canadian Web Hosting
12Sep/120

Canadian Web Hosting Launches New Cloud Division and Website and Expands CA Cloud Web Hosting Solutions to Deliver More Flexible and Affordable Canadian Cloud Services

Canadian Web Hosting launches new website and new Canadian Cloud Hosting division dedicated to making the enterprise grade cloud available to everyone with simplified tools that reduce the time and management needed to get a new application or site online, provide a high level of control and flexibility, and utilize Canadian Web Hosting’s highly redundant infrastructure.

Vancouver, British Columbia, September 12, 2012

Canadian Web Hosting, a leading online web hosting provider in Canada, announced today that it has launched its Canadian Cloud Hosting division including a new website (http://www.cacloud.com) that brings its innovative self-service web hosting cloud service called the CA Cloud to everyone. The CA Cloud provides comprehensive capabilities including Elastic Cloud Servers, Flexible Cloud VMs, Shared Cloud Hosting with VMware and Private Clouds that all exceed Canadian privacy laws and utilize exacting business processes to guarantee compliance with customer’s corporate governance requirements. Through the Canadian Cloud Hosting website, http://www.cacloud.com, customers have access to an enterprise cloud with pricing that is simple and straightforward and lets them build their server(s) in real-time including the ability to pool their resources, deploy VMs instantly, as well as adding resources like RAM, CPU, Storage and hundreds of applications and services that help streamline the setup process and get servers online within minutes.

When combined with our SSAE 16 Type II certification, CA Cloud Servers deliver an enterprise-grade cloud service that gives customers the ability to self-manage their servers through an easy-to-use control panel. Customers can benefit from the ability to easily customize their resource pools including server elasticity and hands-free auto-scaling to manage bursts in traffic or increased work load without the need for active management. With pay-as-you go billing, customers can spin up or spin down their servers based on their current needs and never pay for something they don’t need. In addition to Elastic Cloud Servers, customers have the ability to utilize preset Cloud VMs, customizable resource pools, best-in-class Shared cPanel and Plesk Cloud Hosting on VMware, as well as fully managed VPS servers built on industry leading virtualization platforms including Citrix Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware that ensure maximum flexibility for any IT or data requirements.

"In looking at viable cloud hosting options for our customers, we quickly realized that we didn’t want to limit our customers to one platform over another, but instead give them scalable, dynamic solutions that can meet the business requirements of the small local business all the way up to large-scale enterprise needs,” said Kevin Liang, CTO of Canadian Cloud Hosting. “We picked the best cloud technologies on the market and built our cloud on top of enterprise grade Dell hardware that provides unmatched reliability and performance for our customers including the ability to utilize geographically separated data centre locations in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON. Because of this, we are confident that our CA Cloud Servers will give our customers confidence that their data is protected in a highly secure and controlled environment with built-in redundancy so that their business-critical applications are accessible 100% of the time."

About CANADIAN CLOUD HOSTING
Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting and its subsidiary Canadian Cloud Hosting have been providing on-demand hosting solutions that include Shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers, and IT as a Service for Canadian companies of all sizes. Through the use of innovative technologies and experienced support personnel, they continually focus on helping each customer by offering configurable solutions that are tailored to their exacting business requirements. Customers can get help by calling 1-888-821-7888 to get basic support. For more advanced technical support, customers can use email, ticketing or real time live chat support with support staff.

For more information, visit them at http://www.cacloud.com, or get the latest news by following them on Facebook and Twitter at @cawebhosting.

CONTACT:
Matt McKinney
Canadian Web Hosting
604.283.1728
mattm@canadianwebhosting.com

6Sep/120

Canadian Web Hosting Maintenance Update: September 10, 2012

This week, our sole maintenance update is for our Toronto facility.

Toronto Skyline
Photo © ikerender on Flickr

Scheduled Electrical Maintenance
The window is: Monday, September 10th, 2012 from 10:00 EST to 15:00 EST. This maintenance is required to perform the semi-annual inspection and testing of our fire suppression systems. This service is non service impacting.

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 support@canadianwebhosting.com, by phone at 1-877-871-7888, by tweeting us at @cawebhosting or via our Facebook Page.


Felice Lam
Online Community Manager
Canadian Web Hosting
4Sep/120

Canadian Web Hosting Readies Windows Server 2012 for Web Hosting Platform and Services

Canadian Web Hosting Has Announced Support for Windows Server 2012 for all New and Existing Web Hosting Clients Including Cloud Hosting, Dedicated and Clustered Servers, VPS and Hyper-V Servers

Vancouver, British Columbia, September 04, 2012

Canadian Web Hosting, a leading provider of IT services and web hosting solutions in Canada, announced today its full support for Windows Server 2012 for web hosting plans including Dedicated Servers, VPS and Cloud Servers running Windows and Hyper-V. Similar to previous iterations of Windows, Canadian Web Hosting continues to provide early adoption of new technologies in order to give their business and enterprise clients the latest generation of Microsoft’s Server Operating System to enhance their service offerings and infrastructure.

With the release of Windows Server 2012, Canadian Web Hosting is able to provide a significantly improved OS that includes a number of major new features and updates. As an example, Canadian Web Hosting web hosting and cloud hosting customers will have strengthened access controls to files and processes, multiple Windows Server 2012 machines can now be managed as a group, Hyper-V can now work in various configurations including multi-tenant environments, enhanced security and isolation, the new Resilient File System (ReFS) gives web hosting customers better scalability and reliability, improved support for open-source standards and applications, and allows for migration of virtual machines from physical server to another without any downtime, enables network virtualization and boosts overall performance for several key metrics.

According to Matt McKinney, Director at Canadian Web Hosting, “The technology enhancements Microsoft has delivered with Windows Server 2012 will allow our clients to take full advantage of cloud computing. We are excited to see how Microsoft has simplified the service offering with four versions and improved the economy by offering the same enterprise-class features across the Standard and Enterprise editions. Because of this, our clients can now select a version based on their business requirements and not an arbitrary feature set that put features like high availability out of reach to many customers.”

All Canadian Web Hosting clients can receive the full capabilities of Windows Server 2012 and whether a customer is progressing towards the cloud, or currently operates in a highly virtualized cloud environment, Canadian Web Hosting has a team of certified Microsoft specialists who will work with our customers to get them into the right version of new Windows Server operating system. Contact Canadian Web Hosting today at 888-821-7888 or by email at sales(at)canadianwebhosting(dot)com to learn more.

About CANADIAN WEB HOSTING
Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting has been providing a 100% all Canadian service that delivers on-demand hosting solutions including Shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers, and IT as a Service for companies of all sizes. Through the use of innovative technologies and experienced support personnel, they continually focus on helping each customer by offering configurable solutions that are tailored to their exacting business requirements. Canadian Web Hosting guarantees a 100% network uptime, and has certified VMware, Microsoft and Linux professionals available 24/7. New or existing customers can get help by calling 1-888-821-7888 to get basic support. For more advanced technical support, customers can use email, ticketing or real time live chat support with support staff.

For more information, visit them at www.canadianwebhosting.com, or get the latest news by following them on Facebook and Twitter at @cawebhosting.

CONTACT:
Matt McKinney
Canadian Web Hosting
604.283.1728
mattm@canadianwebhosting.com