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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Small Business Server Backup Strategy Framework

Published on January 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles

Use this framework when starting your backup strategy, or for help when setting up a cost-effective strategy with a iWeb hosting expert.

The framework consists of four main elements, to approach separately, plus approaches to restoring your entire server. Good server backup services offer the flexibility to address each of these framework elements separately, using file exclusion to pick only the folders and files you want to back up. That means a good backup strategy can not only save your data from being lost, it can save you money every day.

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31 days of Christmas at!

Published on December 11, 2009 at 12:45 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles


It’s snowing since Monday in Montreal, and it makes us want to give you gifts! Instead of having one christmas day, there will be 31 at iWeb! Since every customer is different, we are offering several packages, which we wish will give you happinness for the holiday season. You can find free firewall, servers with Windows included, a cluster of 6 servers managed by our elves our technical team for $499 $399 and even more.

Here’s a short description of our packaged gifts we’re offering for you:

  • Budget Server: One P4 2.4Ghz with 3000GB bandwidth for $69
  • Performance Servers: Dual Xeon at $159
  • Peace of Mind package: a free firewall with this package
  • Windows server: a Dual Core Celeron with free Windows
  • Bandwidth intense server: bandwidth, more bandwidth and even more bandwidth for only $199
  • Mac Server: a Mac Server for $169? yes yes, $169 for a Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM and 10000GB bandwidth
  • Free Control Panel: We are offering a free control panel for all our clearance servers, wow!
  • Cluster Web: A cluster is usually expensive. For the month of December, we are offering it for only … $399. There must be a typo? No, it’s only $399
  • Reseller Offer: 24 servers for $936 per month. I repeat, 24 servers for $936 per month.

Santa Claus comes very early at iWeb since we already have snow and he’s feeling at home in our data centers. He won’t be there in January, take advantage of our offers today.

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.

How to do a Traceroute on Windows, Linux and OSX

Published on September 23, 2009 at 5:54 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles, iWeb Articles

We ask frequently customers to send us a traceroute and I thought it would be useful for a few to know how to use this command.

A traceroute is the tracking of a packet sent to a server. During its route, this packet goes through several network devices (routers, firewalls etc.) and then goes finally at the server. With the traceroute, you can see the IP as well as the response time between each barrier (router, firewall…).

We use then the traceroute to check the problem between your computer and the server. We can see quickly where the problem is and fix it.


Here are the steps for Windows and for OSX:

Windows : Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Line
or Start > Execute > type “cmd”

The command is: tracert
You can use this command with an IP adress as well:

Linux or Mac OSX: Applications > Utilities > Terminal
or Spotlight > type “Terminal”

The traceroute command is : traceroute
You can use this command with an IP adress as well:

Web : You can also use this Web tools on