Archive for January, 2013

98 reasons why the planet’s happy you host with iWeb

Published on January 23, 2013 at 10:44 am by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

It’s not just your users who are happy you host with iWeb, the world is officially a better place for it.

Our electricity is 98% generated from hydroelectricity. It’s one of the reasons we can bring you more reliable hosting at a better price than our competitors. And it’s part of the inspiration behind our sustainable investment approach and long term perspective.

It’s also one of the reason’s we’re lucky to be located in Montréal, in Québec, Canada. Montréal is a city with a history rich in innovation that’s home to many technology companies and the incredibly talented people that make them tick. All just 45 miles (72 km) from the USA border.

Read on for more details about green hosting with iWeb, which is 98% powered by hydroelectricity.

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The buck stops here

Published on January 18, 2013 at 11:17 am by Jennifer Stern in: iWeb Articles

As of February 4, 2013, the Canadian penny is officially being taken out of circulation. What does this mean for iWeb customers? There’s no impact if you pay your bill by credit card as all electronic transactions will continue to be processed to the cent. We do accept cash payments at our Montréal office but as you can imagine, it’s as rare as an old $2 bill (remember those?). Electronic payments don’t require rounding up or down so no need to calculate the potential remainder in your IT spending budget. ;)

Still, some people are curious to ask, “What impact will this change (pun intended) have?” Fewer coins in your wallet? The absence of ‘give a penny, take a penny’ coin relief bowls at cash registers? Increased headaches for hyper-detailed accountants?

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French & special characters in Canadian (.ca) domains

Published on January 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Marketing Articles

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the organization that manages the .ca top level domain, has at long last introduced support for the full range of special characters (notably french characters like è, é, û, à, ç, ë, and œ).

Under CIRA’s new regime, every special character variant of a registered .ca domain name will automatically become part of an “administrative bundle”. That means people cannot purchase variants of existing domains that vary in special characters only – a pre-requisit for preventing fraud, phishing and spam.

However, the special character variants are not automatically registered to domain owners, nor therefore are special character domain URLs resolved or forwarded to their standard counterparts.

That means that individuals, organizations and companies who wish to register and manage their special character domain variants will have to go to the effort and expense of registering the new domain.

So what are the reasons, benefits and trends associated with special character domains, which have already been available under may other top level domains (.com, .fr etc) for some time?

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Reverse DNS management now available in the Control Center

Published on January 11, 2013 at 8:59 am by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

Managing your reverse DNS (rDNS) is now possible since this new feature has just been added to your Control Center.

For customers unfamiliar with reverse DNS, Reverse DNS works by starting with an IP address, and checking records to see if it points towards a domain. Unlike the regular DNS system which will allow multiple domains to be served from a single domain, the rDNS system only allows one IP per domain. More details about reverse DNS are available on our knowledge base http://kb.iweb.com/entries/21869927-reverse-dns-or-ptr?locale=1.

You will be able to add, delete or view the reverse DNS for all IPs that you have on each of your servers. It is important to note that this feature is available for Smart Servers, Classic and Cloud customers.

For more details on how to configure Reverse DNS in your Control Center, we invite you to read the article for this purpose available in our Knowledge Base http://kb.iweb.com/entries/22038828-configuring-reverse-dns-in-control-center?locale=1.

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