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The Secret To Improving Business IT [Infographic]

Published on June 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Cloud Computing Articles

Server virtualization lets you get more from your servers. It lets you save money by simultaneously increasing server capacity while reducing the number of physical servers you use. And that’s not all. Virtualization makes managing IT simpler. It lets you deploy and integrate business tools, websites and databases much more quickly. So you can drive growth through improved productivity and much easier scaling.

Find out how virtualization can help YOU in our non-technical white paper: The Secret To Improving Business IT.

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Guide to high-performance hosting

Published on February 18, 2015 at 11:16 am by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

What is high performance in hosting, and which hosting model offers the ‘best’ performance? It’s all a question of priorities. Find out how focusing on the right features can mean choosing the most cost-effective, high-performance hosting solution for your own particular needs.

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Windows Server 2003 Migration: How to Choose Hosting

Published on November 7, 2014 at 10:05 am by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles

Migrating from Windows Server 2003 to 2008/2012 requires a hardware upgrade, but it’s also a chance to find better hosting and consider virtualization. Turn the hassle of Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life into an opportunity to build a more scalable, more secure hosting solution by considering these factors when targeting a new destination for your applications.

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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

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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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