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Azure Private Cloud: Ship it

Published on October 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles

Imagine the interface, features and benefits of Microsoft Azure, hosted on private servers, within a firewall, in the jurisdiction of your choice, available to your applications, employees or hosting customers, according to your own pricing and access decisions. Now stop imagining and ship it, by following these three steps.

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Guide to buying dedicated hosting

Published on September 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

Dedicated hosting prices and service quality vary greatly. What doesn’t change is what makes a great dedicated hosting service. Find out how to buy reliable dedicated hosting that won’t let you down.

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5 steps to choosing faster hosting

Published on May 7, 2014 at 3:30 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles

Speed counts. A faster website means a better user experience, lower exit rates, improved SEO and higher conversion rates. And if you stream media, use VOIP or provide real time data, it’s likely that speed is critical to your success. But how can you make sure you get the fastest hosting service? iWeb proposes the following five simple steps to faster hosting, based on years of experience helping different types of customers all over the world. Simpler still, you can chat live on our website with an advisor who will propose a solution tailor made to meet your speed needs.
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5 benefits of choosing faster hosting with iWeb

Published on April 23, 2014 at 2:51 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

iWeb’s new choice of worldwide data center allow you to reduce the latency of your servers by choosing a data center that’s closer to your users. Latency is the milliseconds of delay it takes for information to travel between your server and a user. Reducing latency is all about being the little bit faster that goes a long way with your users.

iWeb has a team of network engineers dedicated to reducing network latency through investment, maintenance and partnerships with the best networking component suppliers. And now we have a range of worldwide data centers where you can deploy dedicated servers: our green Canadian data centers or a choice of data centers in Amsterdam, California, Dallas and Singapore. We also offer a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to cache and serve static website content faster from a worldwide network of data centers according to the users location.

So why are we obsessed with increasing speed by reducing latency? Here are five benefits that you can achieve by choosing your data center wisely when deploying a new server, and reducing latency to a minimum.

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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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