Qualify your site for Google’s “Mobile-friendly” icon!

We have all browsed that website on a mobile phone where the text is too small, or it’s not designed to fit properly and we have to scroll horizontally. Worse yet is when something simply does not load (no Flash plug-ins). Google recently released some resources, including a “Mobile-friendly” label in their search results that tells you which sites are mobile-optimized so you don’t have to zoom in to read that interesting article you found during your morning commute. So if you are trying to get more traffic on your website, it is probably a smart idea to follow these tips for qualifying...

The Optimized YouTube Channel

YouTube has surged in popularity in recent years, mainly due to the fact that it is a convenient source of videos and can be accessed on almost any device through its website or app. View anything from personal vlogs (video logs) and movie trailers to tutorials and records of Hangouts on Air. YouTube is easily the first place someone turns to for entertainment, education, tutorials or advice. So we are on YouTube everyday – why not take advantage of this ever-popular website to help better your business? Grow your YouTube audience and optimize your channel to bring in potential clients by l...

Canadian Web Hosting offers Intrusion Detection and Protection through their TippingPoint Intrusion System

As a hosting company, one of our biggest and most serious threats is an unauthorized access into our networks. These threats are caused by intruders and viruses – the two most serious issues in our industry. Intruders who do not have authorized access to a system will probably need to penetrate a system and gather information on a user to access data, programs, and resources. Intruders may also attempt to launch an attack after compromising a system. Intrusions can vary in severity. Some examples of intrusions include: gaining email access of former employees, guessing/cracking passwords...

Let’s Encrypt provides free security certificates for any domain

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Logo Source: Let's Encrypt Beginning this coming summer, a new certificate authority will allow any domain to obtain basic security certificates for free. Let’s Encrypt is sponsored by Mozilla Corporation, Cisco Systems, Akamai Technologies, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and IdenTrust Inc. Let’s Encrypt is built on the idea of cooperation and openness. It is a simple one-click process developed with the help of researchers from the University of Michigan and through the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) to deliver an open Internet security infrastructure in 2015. With so much ...

Simplifying cloud storage services

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Cloud/CanadianWeb Hosting With so many cloud storage options on the market, the services we use often overlap. It’s not uncommon to have an account on Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Amazon Cloud Drive, and then be registered for some backup services like Backblaze or Mozy. Others rotate between storing their photos on Flickr or SmugMug. But how do we choose the right service to store our data? Or a better question – what services do we actually need? Some of the services mentioned above are free to use, but often with limited data. Some are inexpensive for a lot of storage, bu...