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A Spinothon for the Canadian Cancer Society in iWeb’s neighborhood

Published on May 15, 2008 at 2:06 pm by iWeb-Olivier in: iWeb Articles

This Friday May 16th, an event will take place just beside iWeb’s Nuns Island building. It is organized by the Yellow Pages Group in order to collect funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

For the occasion, many maneges, a Spinothon and all sort of activities are planned. iWeb decided to participate to the Spinonthon, and nine employees will relay to spin for nine hours on a stationary bike. We hope there will be a medical team nearby because not everyone is in good shape. Some even panic a little when they saw the video of last year happening…

Last year, the Spinothon had helped raise more than $ 30000 for the cause.

So we would like to invite you and your family to join us for the event. Kids should have a lot of fun with all the maneges available. Here are some photographies of the “theme park” just to tease you. Well, it’s a bit sad with the cloud, but Friday should be better !

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Here is the address so you can get there without any problem :

16, Place du Commerce (iWeb is at 20, Place du Commerce)
Nuns Island
Montréal

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Google AdWords credits now available to iWeb’s customers

Published on May 14, 2008 at 2:36 pm by iWeb-Olivier in: Web Development Articles, iWeb Articles

iWeb and Google are pleased to present an exceptional offer that allows you to try Google AdWords? with no strings attached. Indeed, your hosting plan entitles you to AdWords credits that you can use to create your first AdWords campaign. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in online advertising and raise awareness of your sites.

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Google AdWords ads run right alongside Google.com search results, so you reach potential customers right when they are searching for the products and services you offer. AdWords makes it easy to create your ad, target your audience, track your campaigns’ performance, and stay in control of your marketing budget.

To get your AdWords code that will allow you to start benefiting from this offer, please access your iWeb account through the iWeb Customer Hub.

In the meantime, here’s how the Google AdWords can help you:

- Recruit new customers;
- Control your marketing budget by adjusting your advertising spend in real time;
- Refine your campaigns at any time with the statistics provided by Google;
- Find potential customers in all countries, or in a specific geographical areas;
- Attract visitors who seek your products;
- Modify the content and settings of your advertising campaigns whenever you want.

Log in now in the Customer Hub to benefit from Google AdWords credits, courtesy of iWeb!

iWeb wins the ESTim award in the Investment Project category

Published on May 13, 2008 at 9:14 am by iWeb-Olivier in: iWeb Articles

Last Friday was the 20th edition of the ESTim award held by the Montreal East Island Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Patrice M. Pelletier, President and CEO of the Port of Montreal was the host for the evening. The actor and singer Frédéric De Grandpré was also part of the event.

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iWeb was there for the occasion and is really proud to have received the ESTim award in the “Investment project” category. It seems that the efforts made in the establishment and expansion of our St-Leonard datacenter are paying off.

If iWeb has already invested a lot in the East Island, other enhancements are planned for iWeb-CL datacenter. We’ll keep you posted about it.

RAID illustrated

Published on May 9, 2008 at 10:15 am by iWeb-Olivier in: Web Hosting Articles

For many people, RAID is an obscure concept. Fortunatly, somebody with to much time on their hands (not on company time, we hope) decided to shine some light on the confusing world of RAID with? bottles of water :

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We’ll give them an ‘A’ for effort…

In fact, RAID means “Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks” and “is a technology that employs the simultaneous use of two or more hard disk drives to achieve greater levels of performance, reliability, and/or larger data volume sizes.” More details can be found on Wikipedia.

RAID controllers are available on all of iWeb?s dedicated servers and, among other things, can be used to run a backup server.


Drupal 6 and the server you need

Published on May 8, 2008 at 2:20 pm by iWeb-Olivier in: Web Development Articles

drupal hostingThere are many content management systems which allow, when installed on a server, to easily and quickly publish Web content of any kind. Among those CMS, Drupal is certainly one of the most popular because it’s open source, and because it can count on a very active developers community.

Drupal offers several modules that let you create blogs, forums, polls, wikis, and collaborative books.

Last february, Drupal released its sixth version which includes many new features such as a new easy installation process, languages selection, signing up using OpenID, update notification, and improved speed and security of the system.

Installing Drupal on iWeb’s servers is pretty easy,and many options are available. Drupal requires a hosting plan including Apache or IIS, PHP and MySQL database or PostgreSQL. It is therefore possible to use it on all iWeb’s servers.

Shared hosting : Shared hosting customers that benefit from Panelbox can use the “instant presence” to install Drupal in one-click. Just visit the “Software” section and choose “Fantastico” to access the installation menu. For others, simply upload to your server Drupal’s files through FTP protocol and follow the installation instructions provided by Drupal.

Dedicated hosting : If your dedicated server uses a control panel like Plesk or cPanel where Fantastico is installed, you can also install Drupal in one-click. Fantastico allows to install many other softwares in one-click. Otherwise, you can always follow Drupal’s instructions on their website.

The choice between shared or dedicated hosting to manage a website running Drupal depends mainly on the number of visitors planned on your site, as well as the type of content therein. If you expect to receive several thousand visits per month or you intend to publish video content, a dedicated server could be needed.

Drupal is a very powerful software that runs many famous sites. It’s the case with NowPublic, a Canadian citizen journalism Web site, Linux Journal, Rue89 a French media, The Onion a satirical American site, and Ubuntu website the popular Linux distribution. Who knows, maybe you are at a few clicks from a potential site of success …