Dedicated hosting under $100: mistakes to avoid

Published on June 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

If you’re shopping for entry level dedicated hosting – perhaps comparing providers below the $100/mo mark – you’re probably comparing roughly similar looking server specifications. But when evaluating the value offered by dedicated hosting, server specifications are only the tip of the iceberg. Here are the things to look for beyond the listed specifications, to help you avoid the disastrous consequences of choosing a provider based on price alone, rather than value and quality.

Specs mean nothing when your server’s down

Dedicated hosting providers are responsible for the entire infrastructure behind your dedicated servers – everything between your server and its users. When only the specifications are published, what you cannot ascertain is the quality of the hardware and engineering used to build the servers and the network connections, and crucially the level of network and power redundancy.

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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.

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Unmetered hosting, traffic & bandwidth guide

Published on November 16, 2012 at 11:17 am by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

Unmetered hosting means a hosting plan with unmetered traffic. The price you pay each month does not depend on the amount of traffic (data) sent to and from your server during the month. But unmetered does not mean unlimited.

In fact unmetered hosting plans are often very limited in the amount of data you can send and receive, because data is often transferred between your servers and the public web at a lower speed.

This blog post will look at the terminology of server traffic and bandwidth. We’ll also explain how to get a clear picture of exactly what you are buying.

Unmetered Hosting & Bandwidth Guide

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October Promotion: 50% discount on dedicated servers

Published on October 5, 2009 at 2:05 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles


Snow is coming slowly in Montreal and we have decided to to fill the lack of sun by the craziest promotion ever since iWeb’s creation (13 years already!). We offer a 50% discount on a few selected servers. There are 8 completely different offers to fullfill your hosting needs. We go from the bandwidth offer (50Mbps unmetered or 10TB) to offers with better security (Firewall + R1Soft Backup + Level 5 management)

Here is a brief description of the offers:

You can also double your RAM for free on each of those offers (except cluster, Mac deal, and power servers). You can simply tweet the message available on the promotion page.

iWeb celebrates its newly expanded 50Gbps network; new bandwidth promotions!

Published on January 19, 2009 at 5:33 pm by heri in: iWeb Articles

iWeb Technologies Inc. has reached a significant milestone, with its network having now a massive 50Gbps bandwidth.

See the summary of iWeb’s network here. You can also have a detailed look about each uplink, and usage graphs.

Here’s the link for the official press release, with details on what this means for iWeb, its partners, and its customers on the long-term.

I thought it would be fun to see what a 50Gbps bandwidth represents. With 50Gbps, assuming that you could access 100% of the bandwidth and that you have the computing resources to sustain it, you would send in one second:

  • 44.642 million tweets, with a tweet taking in average 1120 bytes
  • 4,254,232 emails, with an email taking in average 11.75kb
  • 781,250 simultaneous skype or voice calls, with an average of 64kbps
  • 390,625 simultaneous Youtube video streams, at 128kbps (average between normal video and for HD videos on Youtube) 
  • transfer simultaneously 250,000 word doc files
  • 166,666 simultaneously transferred web pages, with an average web page size of 300k
  • 50,000 pictures, with an average photo taking 1mb
  • 16 666 mp3s sent simultaneously, with an average mp3 file size of 3mb
To put it another way, it would take only 1843 seconds to transfer the entire Library of Congress, which takes a whopping 92.16 Tera-Octets. 

Here’s a simplified chart, putting things in perspective:

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(Of course, the scale is not linear, so that you can view all the different figures in one chart)

To celebrate the event and invite you to the “party”, iWeb is launching exceptional promotions, available for a short time only:


Click on the image or here to view deals.