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How to buy cloud hosting

Published on October 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

As our lives become increasingly intertwined with the internet and mobile technology, cloud services are becoming an important component of more and more commercial ventures. For business leaders, there is more of a need than ever before to understand and evaluate the suitability of the different cloud hosting options for a given project, service or application.

This article draws on new standardized definitions for cloud terminology published by the International Standards Organization (ISO). With the help of these definitions, and the business benefits explained in this article, you’ll be able to approach the decision of selecting a cloud hosting model with confidence.

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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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Navigating Cloud Terminology: Private Clouds

Published on March 28, 2014 at 10:52 am by iWeb Technologies in: Cloud Computing Articles

Cloud terminology is neither static nor precisely defined. To the person in the street, the word cloud is shorthand for services or data that’s remotely hosted and conveniently accessible. And although IT professionals break cloud hosting down into far more specific services, even they cannot agree on some definitions, including that of private clouds.

This blog post examines the basics, the nuances and the pitfalls of private cloud terminology.

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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.

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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

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How I reduced data center costs by 60%, increasing capacity by 100%

Published on January 6, 2014 at 12:14 pm by Gustavo Franklin Nóbrega in: Web Hosting Articles


The quick answer:  I moved my website from a big data center in the USA to iWeb, and virtualized every server with XenServer. Here’s how my team and the iWeb sysadmins did it.

I work at eSapiens Internet, a small IT company that runs a social network in Brazil. Today we have around 500,000 unique visitors per day, and 250,000,000 page views per month. Keeping all our web servers and databases servers running well together is not an easy task.

Before October 2013, we had more than 30 dedicated servers connected by a 1Gbps network and a few shared iSCSI storage volumes. All these servers ran CentOS with nGinx above it. Backend web servers ran php-fpm and backend database servers PostgreSQL.

All services were very well configured and we were getting the optimal performance that a dedicated server could provide. But we still thought this might not be the best solution we could get, so we looked to a new solution, which I’ll describe now.esapiens
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