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February 20, 2009

History of the Internet

A nice animated video of the history of the Internet.
January 28, 2009

Put Your Money Where Your Mouse Is.

Hosting Nation is more than just hosting for humans, we’re all animal lovers too.  Serious animal lovers.  So much so that our servers (Dorian and Roma) are named after one of Randy’s alpacas and his dog respectively  (Randy is our system administrator). That’s why we chose the BC SPCA as a cause that we could all agree on.  We want […]
January 23, 2009

A Letter to the Citizens of Hosting Nation.

As the world continues to celebrate the inauguration of the 44th US President Barack Obama, we’re all feeling the spirit of change in the air.  It doesn’t seem to matter where you live or what your personal politics are, there’s enough inspiration to be found for us all. When we watched President Obama’s speech on the morning of the 20th, […]
January 13, 2009

Free USB Flash Drive with every new Hosting Account.

It’s been a hectic December for us at Hosting Nation.  Hectic might not adequately describe what’s occurred since September – chaotic, fevered, frantic and turbulent come closer to describing the general atmosphere around here lately. A lot has happened for us.  New office, new logo, new website with new features.  A lot of lessons learned the hard way.  (we’ll be […]
December 5, 2008

Up and at ’em Adam’s App

I remember the day we came up with the name for our new application.  It was after quite a few rounds of me asking our developer “Well, what exactly does it do?  Can you sum it up in 20 words or less?”.  He would shake his head slowly and suggest that summarizing such things lived in the land of marketing, […]
November 25, 2008

Email Outages: November 25th, 2008

Dear Nation, As a result of an automated mail system update in the early hours of Tuesday, November 25th, Hosting Nation Clients would have been unable to send or receive email. The specific reason for this was that after the update, the mail system defaulted to a simple default configuration leaving out custom settings. As a result port 26 was […]
November 19, 2008

Application Nation – Time to Write or Die

Write or die is a web based application from the labs of Dr. Wicked. As someone who writes an awful lot, I can relate to writers out there who find themselves sitting in front of their computer staring at a blank screen, with an equally blank expression on their face while they try and come up with something compelling. I’m […]
November 7, 2008

New Backup Technology Coming to Hosting Nation

In the next few weeks Hosting Nation will be activating a Continuous Data Protection backup solution to enable easier and smoother backups for our servers and users. We will be integrating R1Soft’s CDP solution to our arsenal of backup utilities in order to scale better as we grow and provide a better sense of comfort for the user. This client/server […]
November 5, 2008

Elections 2008 Coverage – Tools and Resources to stay Informed

The US election is an event with global resonance.  While voters in the US turn out in record numbers, those of us living nearby sit on the edge of our seats with bated breath waiting to see who the new commander in chief will be. While I don’t want to get into the actual politics of the election (poor taste […]
November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween from Hosting Nation

Surfing the web is especially fun this time of year.  Halloween is my favorite fall holiday (over and above the Thanksgiving Turkeys and the November Remembrances). For me, and I imagine for many of us, Halloween is the last hurrah before jumping head first into the commercial cacophony of the Christmas Holidays.  It’s also a time where you get to […]