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June 30, 2012

Shared Resource Management through CloudLinux

Last year we mentioned that we were looking at installing CloudLinux across our fleet of shared hosting servers.  We have finally completed that task. So what is CloudLinux, why is Hosting Nation excited about it and what does it mean to our customers? In a typical shared webhosting server environment, when a user is abusing the server it affects the […]
April 30, 2012

10 Plugins You Can’t Live Without

Hi again. At Hosting Nation we have a number of clients who use WordPress. 10 Plugins You Can’t Live Without is an  article from Website Magazine regarding 10 plugins that “should always deserve consideration.” It is a pretty useful list.    
February 23, 2012

Upgrade in our Backup System (February 27th)

Hi once again. In the coming days we will be making a major version upgrade in the software we use to maintain backups. Our current system in running R1Soft’s CDP 2.0. After the upgrade we will running CDP 3.0. Version 3.0 has a number of improvements to the backend and underlying technology to make it more scalable, faster and more […]
May 11, 2011

CloudLinux for Web Hosting

One of the things that we have been excited about recently at Hosting Nation is a new Linux based operating system called CloudLinux. ?CloudLinux has been designed to meet the specific needs and demands of web hosting. ? In shared hosting, the most common reason for downtime is a single account slowing down other accounts on the server. CloudLinux helps control this […]
December 21, 2010

Bang v. Buck at Softlayer

Kevin Hazard recently blogged on the Softlayer Blog an article titled SoftLayer Market Positioning: Bang v. Buck. Softlayer is the main datacenter we use to host our customers. We have always felt that despite a higher price tag we were getting great service and product. In his post Kevin explains why Softlayer took the “More Bang” vs “Less buck” approach […]
October 27, 2010

The New Tofino Sea Kayaking Website

One of the projects that we having been working on, in association with our partners Fusion Creative and Harbour City SEO is the new website for Tofino Sea Kayaking, a kayaking tour and rental company in Tofino, BC. The website was launched this week and we invite you to check it out, www.tofinoseakayaking.com.
July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day, July 1st!

Up here in Canada, Thursday July 1st is our country’s birthday. As such we will have limited support and recommend all issues to be submitted via the ticket system. We will back to full support levels on Friday. Happy Canada Day from Hosting Nation!
April 29, 2010

Viral Video Resurfaces on Inside Edition

In 2009, Hosting Nation Data Inc., a Canadian provider of shared web hosting services, launched a video of Dave the Dog to promote their Pennies for Pets campaign, a fundraiser where they donated 50% of proceeds from new hosting campaigns to local SPCA organizations. One year later, the video titled “Dave the Dog goes Crazy!” has come back with a […]
April 28, 2010

A Bit of Fluff – Dave the Wonder Dog

It’s fair to say though, that not all animals share our ideas of celebration.  Take, for example, Dave the Wonder Dog. Dave the Wonder Dog is part border collie, part black lab and all crazy.   Crazy how?  Peep the video below and see for yourself. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D28hhaU9RU PS.  If you like the video, you can join us in our efforts to […]
February 19, 2010

New Location and Google Maps Street View

Google Maps Street View has finally come to Parksville and the Oceanside area. This seems like a perfect way to announce the relocation of the Hosting Nation head office.  Up until late January 2010 we were at the Corfield St location. View Larger Map We are now located at #10-1176 Frankin’s Gull Road View Larger Map We hope you will […]