We all thought “BAE” meant “Bacon and Eggs”, but here is what it really means!

When you have a 140-150-character limit for status updates on social media platforms, acronyms seem customary. Acronyms have evolved and now play a big role in everyday situations, such as in business meetings, marketing or sales reports, and in IT teams. SproutSocial, a leading media management platform, put together this comprehensive and fun list of acronyms where you will find Network-Specific acronyms, Business acronyms, The Technical Term acronyms, and Just for Fun acronyms.   About Canadian Web Hosting Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting has been providing a 100% all Canadian s...

How to Enhance Your Website for Mobile-Friendly Use

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As the number of mobile device users begins to increase, and are continuing to do so steadily, it is important to be aware that not all websites are mobile-friendly. As an organization, you must keep your followers involved and satisfied well into the future. We’ve blogged about how to ‘Qualify your site for Google’s “Mobile-friendly” icon’ (you can read about that here) but below are some tips and ideas to consider when thinking about mobile devices. Consider ‘Varying Design’ Allow for room on the website to be altered. It should also be adaptable to the width of the viewer’s web...

Google’s ‘Search Console’ is the new Webmaster Tools

Aiming to accommodate all tech users, Google has rebranded the Google Webmaster Tools as the new Google Search Console. Google Search Console’s product manager Michael Fink commented that the company noticed a pattern where the Webmaster tools reflected only some users (such as small business owners, programmers, designers, app developers, and webmasters) who enjoyed sharing their work online and wanted to make it available through Google Search to all users. To ensure that the Google products incorporate all individuals who care about Search, the company has decided to rebrand Google Webmaste...

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...

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...