Archive for October, 2011

A bird’s-eye view of your Smart Server

Published on October 27, 2011 at 11:57 am by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles

The home page of the Smart Server’s Control Center has been modified to better display your server configuration as well as the products and services available on the Smart Servers. Indeed, iWeb just added a new tab in the Control Center: Overview.

This new tab summarizes the key information and simplifies the activation of the different services on your server Smart, such as SuperSmart, in addition to offering shortcuts to navigate in one click to other sections within the Control Center. (more…)

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iWeb Product updates – 2011/10/27

Published on at 9:48 am by iWeb Technologies in: Product updates

Release 1.1.16.0

Control Center

  • New “Overview” tab that summarizes the key information and simplifies the activation of the different services on your server Smart.
  • Fixed a problem with sleeping processes in the Control Center’s virtual console that could potentially cause delays while using it.
  • Fixed some broken urls in the Customer Hub leading to iWeb.com product pages.
  • Improved internal management errors messages displayed in the hosted backup tools (visible to iWeb’s support team only).

Smart Layer

  • Deployment of a new segment of the backend servers that support the Smart Servers.
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Happy Birthday Smart Server!

Published on October 20, 2011 at 10:49 am by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles, iWeb Articles

We are really proud to announce the recent activation of the 3000th Smart Server and by the same token we wish to celebrate the first birthday of our flagship server.

One year ago, iWeb introduced its biggest innovation to date. The launch of the Smart Server, the first product based on iWeb’s SmartLayer technology, marked the first step in transforming the company into an innovative provider of automated Web hosting services. (more…)

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iWeb celebrates Smart Server’s first anniversary

Published on at 9:39 am by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Press Releases

Montreal (Québec) October 20, 2011 — iWeb.com, a global provider of Internet hosting services and IT infrastructure, proudly announces the activation of the 3000th Smart Server and celebrates by the same token the first birthday of its flagship server.

One year ago, iWeb introduced its biggest innovation to date. The launch of the Smart Server, the first product based on iWeb’s  SmartLayer technology, marked the first step in transforming the company into an innovative provider of automated Web hosting services.

A more intelligent Smart Server

Since its release, the product has evolved and the iWeb team has delivered a multitude of features to its customers in order to give them more control over the management of their servers. The promise to deliver a product that eliminates many of the problems normally associated with the management and use of a dedicated server was successfully fulfilled.

“We stayed in touch with our customers and developped features that meet their expectations ,” said Martin Leclair, iWeb’s President of Products and Technology . “Customers who buy a Smart Server today will also benefit from any new feature that will be added in the future.” he adds.

What does the Smart Server have to offer today?

Over the year, several features were added with both increased security and server management ease in mind, all available through the Control Center, the Smart Server’s user-friendly management interface.  The SuperSmart option provides a software firewall to easily protect critical Smart Server ports and services. Automated Reinstall of the operating system is now available to the customer right  from the Control Center. Customers are now able to easily save and restore their data and their Smart Server configurations  (including MySQL database configurations) in a few clicks with the available R1Soft backup tools. Smart Groups brings together multiple Smart Servers in an environment completely isolated from other clients allowing each server in the group to communicate easily while remaining invisible to other servers connected to the same LAN, as if they were installed in a physical private rack. All these features are now available in the “Smart Services” tab, in the Control Center, for easy management of the Smart Server. Many other features will be rolled out in 2012.

To celebrate the first anniversary of the Smart Server a contest will soon be held. Full details will be announced in coming weeks on the iWeb.com site.

About iWeb

iWeb is a worldwide provider of Internet hosting services and IT infrastructure that provides services to more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Operating four data centers, iWeb has a capacity of 34,000 dedicated servers, over 1,100 colocation racks and Internet capacity of 77 Gbit/s, divided between nine providers.

One of Canada’s 100 fastest growing companies according to PROFIT Magazine, iWeb now generates more than 60% of its revenues, from abroad, with revenues of US$29 million in 2010.

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Smart Server, with or without the SuperSmart Option?

Published on October 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm by Charles Lacroix in: Web Hosting Articles

Our guest blogger, Charles Lacroix, had the opportunity to test the SuperSmart option on his Smart Server and he shared his impressions through his blog. Charles was kind enough to allow us to republish his article, so that you too can read about his experience:

For several months, I’ve been using a Smart Server from iWeb and I can say that I am pleasantly surprised. The price is right, they are reliable and the interface to manage your server or servers, the Control Center, is quite nice. Notably, it provides access to a virtual console allowing you to turn off the server if it stops responding.

Recently, iWeb launched a series of additional features for the Smart Servers, known as, the SuperSmart Option. Check out what it offers… (more…)

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