Archive for February, 2014

Website security: issues, risks and threats

Published on February 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles

What are the different types of website security issues, risks and threats, and what can make your business and website an attractive or susceptible target? Many small businesses feel they do not represent a worthwhile target to attackers, but as you will read, this assumption is plain wrong. All online entities face a variety of security risks and threats that should be understood and assessed.

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iWeb customers can now improve their website security using our new range of website services, including Firewalls, DDoS protection, content delivery optimization (CDN) and security monitoring.



Understanding, Analyzing & Reducing Latency

Published on February 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles

In a previous post that explored where to locate your servers, one of the most important considerations was the latency (delay) between your servers and your principal markets. For a given website or application, this is most greatly influenced by the geographic distance and the quality of networking between your servers and your users.

It’s important to note that optimizing your websites and applications themselves has an enormous effect on the latency experienced by the user. However hosting infrastructure decisions and server configuration can also dramatically reduce latency without the need to compromise website design or application features.

Following the launch of our new data center locations, and with CDN on the way, this blog post looks at what causes latency, whether you should invest in reducing it, and what you can do today to reduce server latency and speed up content delivery.


iWeb Launches Microsoft Private Cloud Hosting to Give Businesses IT Control and Flexibility

Published on February 12, 2014 at 10:21 am by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Press Releases

Cloud scalability on dedicated private infrastructure takes business IT to the next level

MONTREAL, QUEBEC (January 29, 2014) – iWeb, Canada’s leading cloud service provider, today announced its new Microsoft Private Cloud service, designed to give businesses complete control and flexibility of their IT infrastructure.  Businesses can now choose the Microsoft Private Cloud to quickly add or scale up virtual servers and services, without the expense or complexity of deploying their own data centers and network infrastructure.

Available immediately, the Microsoft Private Cloud from iWeb takes IT to the next level, allowing businesses to use virtualization to build a software defined data center hosted at iWeb, but managed by their own IT teams. iWeb’s dedicated infrastructure is fully-managed in the company’s state-of-the-art data centers and delivered on one of the world’s most reliable network, with guaranteed SLAs and 24/7 support.

With the Microsoft Private Cloud from iWeb, businesses can:

  • Extend their in-house data center or move specific workloads to a hosted environment;
  • Alleviate concerns about in-house data center space, power and cooling;
  • Eliminate capital expenditure for storage infrastructure which potentially addresses in-house data center space;
  • Take advantage of on-demand flexibility with virtualization and cloud technologies; and
  • Address data sovereignty issues as iWeb provides hosting within Canadian data centers.

“With businesses turning to the cloud more so than ever before, the Microsoft Private Cloud provides them with flexibility and saves them time so they can focus on their own core strengths,” said Christian Primeau, President and COO of iWeb. “Our team provides rapid deployment, state-of-the-art data centers and network infrastructure, along with top-notch professional services to assist customers as needed.”

The Microsoft Private Cloud from iWeb is available to organizations as an extension or backup for their in-house data center, or to leverage a hosted environment for specific identified workloads.

iWeb is a leading Microsoft Canadian Cloud OS Network Partner. For more information about the Microsoft Private Cloud from iWeb, visit

About iWeb

iWeb, an Internap company, provides the on-demand server and cloud infrastructure that allows over 10,000 customers in more than 150 countries worldwide to deliver today’s Internet-based technologies and to create tomorrow’s online innovations. Since 1996, Montreal-based iWeb has been rated among the world’s top web infrastructure providers based on performance and reliability and among Canada’s fastest growing companies.  iWeb’s network continues to rank among the most reliable in the world, according to independent internet researcher Netcraft. For more information, visit

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Good News for Business: Microsoft Private Cloud Now Available

Published on February 5, 2014 at 4:38 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

We’re delighted to announce both the launch of our new Microsoft Private Cloud Hosting service and our status as Microsoft Cloud OS Network Partner.  It’s great news for our Windows Server customers, as well as the millions of businesses who use Windows Server to power their web presence and corporate IT, both in Canada and around the world.

iWeb Microsoft Private Cloud Hosting

You can be certain that as a leading Microsoft Cloud OS partner in Canada, iWeb’s offer a Microsoft Private Cloud service with a level of knowledge, support and up-to-date service features that your business will not find elsewhere in Canada.

Say hello to:

  • The best Microsoft Windows Server and Cloud OS expertise in the industry
  • The latest updates, versions and features, available first with iWeb
  • The Canadian data sovereignty option
  • A greener option for Microsoft Private Cloud hosting