Six reasons Canadians should choose .CA for a website

Domain names, as our own name suggests, are our jam! While we have more than 500 awesome options to choose from, as a Canadian-owned company our steady favourite remains .CA – and not just because one of our co-founder’s invented it. If you’re a Canadian individual or Canadian business targeting a homegrown audience, here are six compelling reasons (seven, if you count our current $9.99 .CA sale) to choose a .CA domain for your website over an alternative extension like .COM.

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Using HTTPS Leads to Better Website Performance

Can SSL/TLS actually improve your website speed and overall performance?

Everyone in the IT industry knows that SSL/TLS is important for your website security. After all, it helps to protect the integrity of your website and the security of your users by securing the connection between clients and your web server(s). It also helps you to avoid those pesky “Not Secure” warnings on your website. However, the benefits of SSL/TLS extend beyond just that — using the TLS protocol can also increase the performance of your site so long as you configure your site for success.

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Potential scam alert: Domain expiration notices from ‘Domain Registry’

An old scam in the domain names industry is back, this merits a throwback post about Domain Slamming. We first wrote about the shady marketing practices of a company that called itself the ‘Domain Registry of Canada’ all the way back in 2011. Read on to know more about how to protect yourself from these practices.

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Does a small business website really need SSD Hosting?

A Solid-State Drive (SSD) uses a data storage technology that provides dramatic improvement in the speed at which data is stored and retrieved from a storage device, as compared to classic magnetic hard disk drives (HDD). SSD Hosting is a web hosting service that uses solid state drives for its storage, thereby delivering superior read-write speeds, reliability and performance for websites and applications hosted on the server. Let’s dive deep to look at whether small businesses need hosting that uses SSD storage.

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7 Simple Strategies to Find a Great Business Name

What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

So goes the eternally popular line from Shakespeare in his play Romeo and Juliet. This statement seemed to hold true in those days. Ironically, many would disagree with Shakespeare today, for a name means and defines everything. Even “a girl who had no name”, chose to become “Arya Stark of Winterfell” in the end. (Surely, GOT fans would agree with this!)

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Five Steps for Protecting your Business from Brandjacking

Individual victim losses due to internet crime were greater than $1.4 billion in 2017, and those numbers continue to climb.  If you think you are well-protected from cybercrime, think again. It’s more than likely that you are overlooking important areas of vulnerability, such as your brand identity.  Today, your online reputation can make or break your business. Companies spend untold amounts of money on advertising and marketing but can get close-fisted when it comes to investing in their brand’s security.

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Managed WordPress Hosting is Here (and your Website says “Thank You”)

With so many of our customers using WordPress, we’re excited to introduce our new line of managed hosting plans designed specifically for WordPress users and their websites. Whether you use WordPress for a simple personal blog or are in the business of designing high-end websites for clients, our WordPress hosting offers improved performance, reduced maintenance, proactive security, and a host of powerful tools to help you create a beautiful website.

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Simple Tips to Increase WordPress Website Security Today

If you ran a store, would you leave it at night with the door unlocked? Would you choose not to get an alarm system or insurance? Not exactly a brilliant way to keep your merchandise safe. Yet, that’s what millions of people do when they manage WordPress sites without proper security systems in place and without regularly updating their plugins.

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