Using SSH with Windows Server

Running both Windows and Linux servers in Canada requires a team with a broad range of expertise and know how.  One of the inherent challenges that that Canadian Web Hosting Linux administrators ask for, rather than run a remote desktop session, is to enable native SSH or Secure FTP access to Windows servers.  Windows does have some capabilities when it comes to administrating servers remotely like Powershell but it isn’t seamless and can leave you wanting when trying to run scripts, perform maintenance or troubleshooting a support ticket.   A great example of how we use this is our Canadian C...
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Optimizing WordPress

We get a lot of questions from clients about how to get the most out of their websites and move higher up on Google search ratings.  Aside from various SEO techniques and including proper keywords in your site, one of the most important factors to consider is load time.   For the purposes of this blog, we will look specifically at WordPress.  By optimizing your WordPress site, the major search engines will view your site more favorably and some of the steps below will help move you toward the top . More importantly, it will improve your overall customer experience and make it easier to navigat...
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Dedicated Servers vs. Cloud Hosting

As more enterprises turn to the cloud, here at Canadian Web Hosting we are working hard to try to keep up with demand by growing our cloud services by incorporating technologies like OpenStack, Onapp, VMware and creating a powerful platform that automates many features allowing our customers to save time and money.  More importantly, with all of these services many customers can benefit from Canada’s privacy requirements giving their businesses the ability to control their data including how it is stored.  However, many Canadian Web Hosting clients ask us if they should also be looking at a De...
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Protecting Your Website From Malware

When searching for your business online and you see this -   Your website and business are in trouble.  You’ve been hacked.  What should you do? Every day, malicious users, hackers and cybercriminals attempt to compromise thousands of websites.  Hacks are often invisible to users, yet remain harmful to anyone viewing the page — including the site owner and/or business.   Every day, we see customers who unbeknownst to them, have been hacked and their site has become infected with harmful code which in turn can record keystrokes on visitors’ computers, stealing login credential...
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Canadian Cloud Hosting with OpenStack Vs. Amazon Web Services

In the years ahead, the web hosting industry will continue to see a transformation of the industry as companies continue to move into targeted ecosystems in order to continue to compete in their selective markets.  As many of you already know, Canadian Web Hosting is a technology leader in Canada and as such has made the decision to deploy a web hosting cloud environment built on the OpenStack Cloud Operating System.  There are many aspects to consider in making a strategic move and transforming our web hosting services into a highly reliable, repeatable and massively scalable Infrastructure a...
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