New PCI data security standard in effect Jan. 1, 2015

pci_dss
Many organizations have been preparing for January 1st, 2015, when version 3.0 of Payment Card Industry’s data security standard (PCI DSS) will come into effect.  PCI guidelines are very important for small and medium businesses and organizations that process credit and debit cards (whether directly or indirectly). However, meeting the data security standard doesn't necessarily mean an organization meets and maintains compliance. Businesses should stay on top by preventing intrusions with the following PCI best practices: 1. Maintain compliance for security: Businesses want to look ...
More

CWH attends Startup Week Vancouver!

swvan
Startup Week is back in Vancouver, with featured events including Devlops Day, Insights on Innovation, Techvibes Tech Fest Jobfair, Fireside Chat with Dan Martell (founder of Clarity), Vancouver Impact, and much more. (View the full schedule here.) Startup Week Vancouver  We’re excited to be attending these events that feature workshops to help startups and tech businesses. Canadian Web Hosting is a big supporter of new businesses and host for many small to big ones, many of which have been with us from the beginning of their ventures. With Canadian Web Hosting, startups can rely on exp...
More

Time to go secure

png;base6471956e7df1375057
Have you been working on your SEO and hoping to get your website to the top of the search engine? Google is pushing for HTTPS On August 6th, 2014, Google tested out using HTTPS as a Ranking Signal. They reported that their test showed positive results when they used encrypted connections as a signal in their ranking algorithm. HTTPS has since become a permanent search ranking signal on Google. Google stated that the HTTPS is a very lightweight signal that only affects less than 1% of global queries and there has been no reports of ranking changes. So if two sites were the exact same, ...
More

Canadian Web Hosting sponsors the Society for Kids at Tennis (KATS)

Awardphoto
Canadian Web Hosting is proud to announce their second year sponsorship of the Society for Kids at Tennis (KATS). Founder and General Manager of KATS Sy Silverberg, is a retired physician. At age 72, he and his wife Catarina wanted to give back to their community and so they started their own non-profit society to provide children in poor financial circumstances with an opportunity to play tennis for free. Board of Tennis BC presents Sy Silverberg with 2014 "Excellence Award"/KATS Sy wanted to help these children foster physical, emotional, and social well-being. He believed in setting ki...
More

Canadian Web Hosting attends TEDxVan

We had the pleasure of attending TEDxVancouver 2014 last weekend. “TEDx” is an independently organized TED event that combines live speakers and TEDTalks videos. This morning at Queen Elizabeth Theatre #TedxVan #ideasworthsharing pic.twitter.com/cOEy2XhUvN — Canadian Web Hosting (@cawebhosting) October 18, 2014 Themed “TILT” this year, TEDxVan brought in a panel of speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, telling inspiring stories and sharing their “TILT” moment. This series of talks focused on transformation and changing perspectives. TEDxVan hoped to motivate the audience to step out ...
More