Rock-solid Reviews for Data Center in Calgary serving Western Canada

They offer a complete mix of setups, including 1U, 2U, 4U or any U in there shared HSE “High-Security Environment” with secure 24x7x365 hands-on support. Need something bigger like a 1/4 rack, 1/2 rack, full rack or even a suite they’ve got you covered.

HostedinCanada.com announces new colocation and data center services in Calgary. If your looking for some of the worlds best colocation services in Western Canada, then look no further than HostedinCanada.com.

Data Center Calgary

HostedinCanada.com has been in business for over 20+ years offering a mix of hosting services including shared web hosting, dedicated VPS’s, domain name registration and more. But, the real power behind HostedinCanada.com has always been there Calgary colocation and data center services. With a list of significant companies trusting Hosted in Canada,and a new partnership with Bell Canada this Calgary based company is offering significant solutions.

Colocation Calgary

They offer a complete mix of setups, including 1U, 2U, 4U or any number of U in a shared HSE “High-Security Environment” with secure 24x7x365 hands-on support. If you need something bigger, like a 1/4 rack, 1/2 rack, full rack or even a suite, they have you covered.

Here is a quick list of reasons to put HostedinCanada.com in your list of companies to talk to when considering any data center services:

– Redundant Power Supply

– Robust IP Backbone

– 1U, 2U or 4U Space Available

– Plus full & half-rack options

– 24/7 Access

– Multiple Carriers

– Precision Controlled Environment

– 100% Uptime Guarantee on power and Internet

– Super Secure and Reliable

– Fire Suppression Systems

– Custom Suite Options

– Full UPS and HVAC Redundancy

Data Center Calgary

They guarantee 100% up-time on Power and Internet, with cooling built to at least N+1 redundancy with 24/7 continuous monitoring of all critical systems. We back that with fire detection and suppression systems throughout the data center.

What stands out with this company is there ability to offer “Shared Rack” services for companies on a budget. With their Shared Rack HSE Program, they offer the best of both worlds. A cost-effective shared rack with 24x7x365 onsite escorted visit’s when YOU need access, plus if you ever need that reboot they have people on-site.

Private Data Center Suite

If your looking for that next level of Data Center quality and control, they offer suites which provide organizations an extremely private and secure collocation/data center solution. Private Suite collocation options in an exceptional environment. For clients seeking greater privacy, these highly secure collocation environments give you what you need. Private rooms in our Calgary Data Center facilities and can be custom-tailored to your exact requirements.

Terry C says: My Company has been using Hosted in Canada for 10 years+ now. I am a difficult client as I always have issues and am not very tech savvy. Dean and company have always been there for me day and night and always come through for me. Their tech support is nothing short of fantastic!!! I very highly recommend them for all your needs and I am very very happy with them!

Do You Need a Privacy Policy on Your Website?

Do You Need a Privacy Policy on Your Website?
HostedInCanada.com Answers this question & provides
a Cost-Effective Option!

A quick look at Google and Facebook conversations concerning their security breaches plus GDPR arriving and it is pretty easy to see online privacy is something at the front of people’s minds. If you are the owner of a website or business here in Canada, this makes your Website Privacy statement something you shouldn’t skip over. No worries, at HostedInCanada.com we would love to give you some Canadian thoughts on the subject, backed by experience, while we provide links that can help you create, update, or re-evaluate your privacy policy.

The obvious first question is…Privacy Policy for website in Canada

Don’t people just ignore website privacy policies anyway?

Honestly, privacy policies aren’t something that attracts a ton of attention. In fact, a 2016 study from York University here in Canada revealed that 77% of people never even look at privacy policies. The same study showed that 98% of visitors said “Yes” to a Privacy Policy which included a clause pay with their eldest child for visiting the website. And no one even noticed!

So the facts agree, not many visitors to your website will read your Privacy Policy. But that isn’t why you have one, as you’ll see below.

The Top Three Reasons Why You NEED a Privacy Policy on Your Site (Even if Few Read It!):

  1. Boost Customer Trust: If your customers DO come up with a privacy concern they can quickly see it is an issue you have thought about and addressed. This builds trust in a proactive way, the way that matters most.
  2. Cut Liability and Decrease Risk: Make no mistake by having a Privacy Policy published, most would agree, you have taken a big first step towards meeting the legal obligations surrounding the management of customer data. This can protect your customers as well as protect you should a customer decide they want to question your commitment to privacy.
  3. It Builds Internal Privacy Awareness: By writing an effective privacy policy, you need to actively consider Privacy issues. This exercise will reveal organizational weaknesses you can address that you are likely to be very grateful for in the future.

 

PIPEDA: Canada’s Major Privacy Requirements

If you are a Canadian company or you collect information from Canadian visitors, then you need to understand PIPEDA: the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act of Canada.

PIPEDA explains what they consider personal information and delivers ten principles that every business active in Canada needs to address.

According to PIPEDA, there are two types of personal information you need to be concerned with:

Customer Information –  financial and shipping.

Employee Information –  SIN numbers, employment records, and applications & resumes.

PIPEDA talks about very important things if you collect this information like the need for consent before the collection of personal information and how you can use and dispose of this information. PIPEDA also includes audit and compliance procedures.

Importantly, for the subject of this article from your friends at HostedInCanada, if you gather either of these two types of information, you need to develop a privacy policy.

The good news is the Privacy Commissioner’s website has a guide that walks you through each of the ten principles and how to can handle them. There’s even an archive with examples for each.  So as far as the red tape goes this is far from the worst a business has to address, thankfully.

BUT keep reading for a link to the EASIEST and best way to create a Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions and Cookie Policy that keeps you safe.

Other Website Owner & Entrepreneur Privacy Considerations

 Some of PIPEDA’s ten principles worth spending some extra thought on.

Subscription and Spam

There’s no way around it - If you are collecting emails for a contact list in Canada, you are considered to be collecting personal information. This means Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) which dictates how to gather, maintain and use this type of information applies. This legislation has rules you need to follow regarding consent to join your email list, how you need to provide ways to unsubscribe easily, your data protection and explicit use provisions. Explore their Fast Facts page to learn more and make sure you are doing what you need to be doing to make sure your email marketing is on point.

Cookies

Cookies track visitor website activity, kind of like an identification card. Cookies can add a great deal to users' website experience through increased functionality, but they also cause user privacy concerns since they do often track personal information. Due to the different types of cookies and the diversity of information they can collect, the Canadian Government doesn’t need you to moderate user’s cookies for them. Instead, this is the website visitor's responsibility to manage their cookie preferences, according to the Canadian regulations. More details can be found on web tracking with cookies on the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Making Your Own Privacy Policy

Now that you understand the importance of a Privacy Policy, it is probably time to make your own that makes sure you’re compliant with PIPEDA.

HostedInCanada.com recommends developing a privacy policy and internal procedures for your website in Canada by reviewing the contents of the PIPEDA compliance help page for businesses, provided by the Privacy Commissioner, as an easy to follow guide.

Of course, laws and regulations in Canada are dynamic and continue to evolve. This means writing your own privacy policy isn’t the end of the story. You should make sure to review it in light of the most recent guidelines at least once a year.

Finally…

Other than the legal obligations of a website owner, privacy is important as someone who engages in online communities in a positive way. Following the rules in this area makes things safer for everyone involved – even if you are never dragged into a legal situation.

Building a privacy policy lets you demonstrate your online business principles, your values and your integrity.

Finally here is the best website, in our opinion to build a Canadian based Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions and we recommend a Cookie policy as well if you have Google Analytics setup or any script collecting data:

Create your Privacy Policy agreement   Create your Terms and Conditions agreement

Let’s help the internet and online businesses thrive in Canada together!

Best WordPress Hosting for Canadians in 2019

Looking for the “best WordPress Hosting in 2019“, then look no further than HostedinCanada.com. This is a bold statement, but not only are the services solid, so are the reviews. 5.0/5.0 on Google reviews.

The conclusion being while Hosted in Canada excels at all things related to WordPress Hosting the real value is the customer service. Let’s face it, WordPress is an amazing tool for small and big business. The flexibility and control is amazing and it offers incredible affordability without sacrificing quality, security and performance…WordPress is Free. And if you need a theme, a quality theme, HostedinCanada.com offers a free https://one.templatemonster.com WordPress theme. Actually they will give you up to 3 to test.hosting_in_canada_csm_colocation-monitor-datacenter

While other WordPress Hosting providers in Canada often focus solely on promoting just the good qualities of a product in order to make sales, and most reviews on blog sites are actually paid to advertise by web hosting companies, HostedinCanada.com’s reviews tell the complete story.

Dean Wolf, Business Owner at HostedinCanada.com said “Our reputation is Incredibly important important to us. If we don’t offer the best in service and product we wouldn’t have lasted over 20+ years. It’s about trust. That’s why we believe in the truth of reviews by actual clients, not paid blog sites and our review sites. We are ” 5.0/5.0 on 100% of our reviews.

Brett Marshall says “What I appreciate very much in today’s “new” world of social media is the fact that Dean has a team that you can contact and have an actual conversation with if need be! Dean and his team are extremely responsive to their client’s needs and for me, this is an immeasurable value. Highly recommend.”

HostedinCanada.com was created by Dean Wolf in the Spring of 1995 and a few years later Dean got the idea to specialize in WordPress hosting for Canadians when he saw a need for a WordPress hosting package that offered easy and quick setup, free premium plugins, IMAP and/or Enterprise email, highly trained support people and most importantly a huge commitment to customer service. Of course, their reviews on Google My Business show the amazing commitment they have.

WordPress Hosting

A few of the reasons clients love HostedinCanada.com so much?

CDN – All plans include use of our cdn Provider which helps deliver content around the world!

Free SSL Certificate – Need SSL for your site? We offer free SSL certificates using Let’s Encrypt.

Server Side Optimizations – We have servers specifically configured for WordPress to improve your site performance.

Staging Sites – We offer a 1-click cloning tool to create a testing environment​. Once you have tested your changes you can either push them to your live site or push the entire cloned site instead.

Caching – Our caching uses batcache as a page cache and stores that in memcache. It’s able to rapidly serve cached pages to visitors of your site.

Managed Upgrades – We keep your site up-to-date with the latest WordPress and security updates.

Intrusion Detection Systems – To stop brute force attacks, we monitor and block intrusion attempts from unwanted visitors

SFTP Access – Access and upload to your site via SFTP to give you all the control you may need.

Daily Backups – We backup your sites critical data and don’t charge you to restore it.

Malware Scanning & Removal – We use a combination of nightly malware scans/removals and integrity checks along with a web application firewall to keep your site secure.

Dedicated WordPress Support – Our support is above the bar. We only hire WordPress experts, that way we can help with plugin and theme issues, and provide insights into best practices in the WordPress community.

Collaborator Access – Give access to someone helping you work on your site. When done, you can revoke access and they will no longer be able to make changes.

Dean Wolf also adds “For any consumer wanting to check the legitimacy of a WordPress Hosting company in Canada, check the reviews first. so you know if you can trust the company and trust the source of the reviews. We advise you to take 5 minutes and read all the top and bottom reviews of a company. Always check the reviews and responses to get a real glimpse of the real state of affairs …our reviews are current, real, direct and honest.”

ADDING BUSINESS DESCRIPTION ON GOOGLE MY BUSINESS IS NOW HASSLE FREE!

You can now add description of your business directly within Google My Business. It’s not a new feature though. Google removed this feature back in 2016 when they dropped the Google+ support. And now made it available again. This feature offers a hassle free way to keep the information about your business updated and ultimately help the searchers.

Here’s how you can add business description:

  1. Login to Google My business.
  2. Click on the info button on the menu bar.
  3. Click on the add business description
  4. Click on the pencil icon and add info.

The character limit is 750, so make it crisp and engaging. Learn more about it here.

THE ALL-NEW GOOGLE MY BUSINESS DASHBOARD IS HERE

 

 

The brand new Google My Business dashboard is here and people are excited about the new features. Many influential marketers got their hands on the new dashboard about a month ago, and now Google is making it available to other people on…a random basis. Here’s a screenshot of the new Dashboard.

The new Google My Business dashboard boasts many improved features such as:

  • All users regardless of their size will be using the same interface. It means that you will no longer have to switch between the card and list view.
  • The new dashboard is easy to navigate, allowing you to view and edit your listings within the same window.
  • You can now find the posts and insights directly on the side navigation panel.
  • This one is big. Now adding more listings will not affect the loading speed of the page.
  • Not sure if you have the latest version of the dashboard? Log in to your account and check if there’s a “Black to Classic GMB” option in the left side navigation menu.

PSA from Website Hosting Canada Leader HostedinCanada.com on Google Reviews!

BE CAREFUL HOW YOU COLLECT REVIEWS – GOOGLE UPDATES ITS REVIEWS GUIDELINES

PSA from Website Hosting Canada Leader HostedinCanada.com

Google is struggling hard to keep the reviews trustworthy. They are trying to weed out fake reviews and bring genuine reviews, but they have a long journey ahead. As reported in Google My Business forums, recently, a Kentucky law firm allegedly ran a contest on Facebook, offering people zoo tickets in exchange for positive reviews.

This didn’t go down well with other law firms and businesses and they reported the incident to Google. As a result, Google updated their reviews guideline from:

“Don’t offer or accept money, products, or services to write reviews for a business or to write negative reviews about a competitor.”

to this:

“In addition to Prohibited Content guidelines, text reviews are subject to the following additional requirements:

  • Don’t use reviews for advertising purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, posting email addresses, phone numbers, social media links or links to other websites in your reviews.
  • Don’t include promotional or commercial content.
  • Don’t offer or accept money in exchange for reviews.
  • Don’t solicit reviews from customers in bulk.”

Reviews are important and it is almost as effective as a personal recommendation, but be careful how you collect it.

To help you get more reviews for your business, we highly recommend our review widget. It’s a small piece of code which is placed on your website and helps you get positive reviews on Google, Yelp and Facebook. In addition, it helps to filter out negative reviews too thus ensuring a positive experience for website users. Need more details? Please connect with us.

Canadian Web Hosting Sites Need to replace SSL/TLS Certs by Symantec, Thawte, VeriSign, GeoTrust and more Immediately!

PSA: Canadian Web Hosting Sites Need to replace Your SSL/TLS Certs by Symantec, Thawte, VeriSign, Equifax, GeoTrust and RapidSSL Immediately!

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, March 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — This is a PSA (public service announcement) by HostedinCanada.com, a leading Canadian Web Hosting provider. This is a reminder to all website owners. Google’s Chrome browser, which currently makes up 77.9% of browsers used on the internet, and has grown almost every year since 2008, starting at 3.1%, has already started the process of ending support for Symantec SSL/TLS certificates. This includes companies owned by Symantec including Thawte, Verisign, Equifax, GeoTrust and RapidSSL.

Chrome 66 is ending support for Symantec certificates issued before June 1, 2016 on the following schedule:

• The ‘Canary’ release already ended support for these certificates. It was released on January 20th, 2018.
• The Beta release for Chrome 66 will be released on March 15th.
• The Stable release for Chrome 66 will be released on April 17th.

If you are running a Symantec certificate issued before June 1, 2016, and you do not replace that certificate, then from April 17th onwards this is what your site will look like to site visitors (See Image).

As you can clearly see, the error is described as NET::ERR_CERT_SYMANTEC_LEGACY, meaning that your website is using a legacy Symantec certificate that is no longer supported.

Starting with Google Chrome version 70, all remaining Symantec certificates will completely stop working, including those issued after June 1, 2016. Chrome 70’s release schedule for Canary, Beta and Stable is July 20th, September 13th and October 16th respectively.

To check if your certificate will be affected by this change, you can visit this page and enter your website’s hostname in the form provided: https://www.websecurity.symantec.com/support/ssl-checker.

If your website has an issue, the page should give you a warning. Make sure you just enter the hostname and remove the https:// prefix and the ending slash.

An alternative way to check if your website will have a problem is to download Chrome’s bleeding edge ‘canary’ version and visit your website. Then check the DevTools in Chrome for any warning message regarding your SSL/TLS certificate.

You can find more info on the official Google Security Blog.

If you need assistance contact HostedinCanada.com toll-free from anywhere in North America at 1-866-730-2040, as they can help you transition to a supported SSL Certificate. If you host with them they will provide a FREE SSL Certificate for a limited time. (Use Code FREESSLMARCH if ordering or switching to HostedinCanada.com) Also, please help spread the word. If you know anyone else who owns a website share this message, so they are not caught by surprise when this change goes live next month.

TOP VOICE SEARCH RANKING FACTORS ANALYZED

There are many factors that influence a sites ranking in voice search results. To figure out which factor is most important, Backlinko conducted an extensive analysis. Here are the findings:

  1. Page speed is crucial. Most of the results were from fast loading pages.
  2. Domain authority is of absolute importance.
  3. Content that ranks well on the desktop also ranks well on voice search.
  4. Surprisingly, Schema is not that important factor as only 36% of sites that ranked well on voice search results were using schema.
  5. 41% of Voice search results came from featured snippets.
  6. HTTPS is an absolute must.

This research debunked the myth that Schema is of absolute importance. And also made it clear that page speed is CRUCIAL. All the results that listed well on voice search were almost 2 times faster than traditional pages.

Google’s reliance on domains with high authority for providing voice search results comes from the tendency that they “may” provide higher accuracy as compared to domain’s with less authority. But it is possible that they will come up with a more sophisticated approach for the same in near future.

The research also shed some light on the importance of long-form content. People speak more words that they type, so it’s natural that pages that use comprehensive content will reign supreme in this area.

However, you don’t have to specifically optimize your site’s content for voice search, writing in-depth content will suffice the need.

On a side note, the virtual assistants are on the rise. So the marketers who are willing to offer their clients with latest digital marketing should take these platform seriously.

How To Buy WordPress Hosting In Canada

A successful WordPress website offers its audience two benefits – great, useful content, and an amazing browsing experience. The latter heavily depends on the web hosting service. So, choosing a web host is one of the most important decisions for a website owner, especially because there are numerous providers that offer WordPress hosting in Canada. The web host’s bandwidth, reliability, and value-added services allow the websites to provide their audience with a smooth and memorable experience. This is possible when your Canadian web hosting service offers phenomenal customer support, its services are easy to use even for a non-tech person, and offer plenty of add-ons that’ll give you full flexibility with regards to your website.

Those are the primary considerations you should focus on when choosing your web hosting service.

HostedInCanada has designed special plans for WordPress hosting in Canada. Website owners get a plethora of features, add-ons, and benefits that are uniquely geared to provide their WordPress websites with an exceptional hosting experience.
Here’s how to Buy WordPress hosting in Canada.

Step 1: Select Your WordPress Hosting Package here.

HostedInCanada offers 3 hosting plans for WordPress websites, and each of them comes with its own sets of features. Choose the plan that gives you the best value for money. Whichever plan you choose, you get full access to the amazing customer support at HostedInCanada, which is the most important factor when choosing a Canadian hosting service.

Step 2: Choosing Your Domain Name

HostedInCanada offers you 3 options when it comes to your domain name. You can buy a new domain, transfer your existing domain to HostedInCanada, or continue using your existing domain as well as the existing domain registrar by updating the name-servers of HostedInCanada with your domain registrar.
If you are finding it difficult to come up with a domain name, here are a few tips:
1. Make it easy to type and remember
2. Keep it short and descriptive
3. Use Keywords people would search for your product or service
4. Target your local area or national area (i.e. HostedinCanada.com)
5. Avoid numbers and hyphens, people just don’t remember them
6. Be memorable of course
7. Research your options before buying
8. Use an appropriate domain extension (.ca, .com, .lawyer, .photo, .contractors)
9. Protect your domain by registering obvious miss spelled versions
Once you have made your selection, you will be taken to the next page.

Step 3: Configure Your Hosting PackageIn this step, you can configure your hosting package.

You can select your billing cycle, choose add-on services, and review the order summary one last time.

Step 4: Domains Configuration (New Domain Buyers Skip This Step)
In this step, you configure your domain to redirect it to HostedInCanada’s web hosting servers.

So, if you are buying a new domain from HostedInCanada, then this step will not pop up in your hosting purchase process as it will be done automatically for you.
If you are using a pre-existing domain, then you will need to share the EPP code generated from your existing hosting service with HostedInCanada. Then you can proceed to the next step, which is Checkout.

Step 5: Checkout

On this page, you’ll share your contact details, your billing details, and your payment details. You can make the payments using your credit card or PayPal.

And that’s it. You’ve purchased your WordPress hosting in Canada, and possibly a new DYNAMIC domain name. The entire process will hardly take a few minutes and you will be done even before you know it.

Keep in mind HostedinCanada.com offers lots of options and promotions for the next step, building and marketing your WordPress website. The amazing part is you can actually TALK TO our team, before and after each stage of the ordering. Don’t believe me? After your order, call HostedinCanada.com and ask them about getting a FREE WordPress theme. Quote code 2018hic232 and see what you get. If you ordered there WordPress Enhanced or Enterprise package, you will be eligible to have your WordPress Website build for you at 25% off the incredible package price they have for their starter WordPress website package.
That’s what ease of use means, and that’s why you should choose HostedInCanada for your WordPress hosting needs.

What is and where can I get domain name registration in Canada?

Domain name registration in Canada with HostedinCanada.com is the process of reserving a name on the Internet, usually one year but with most domains, you can register up to 10 years. Keep in mind that once you register a domain it will remain yours for as long as you renew it and there is no way to purchase a domain name forever.

Domain name registration is required for a website, an email or another web service(s). Also, you don’t have to always register a new domain name. Many companies allow you to use subdomains of their domain names for a website, or you can have an email with their primary domain (ex. yahoo.com, gmail.com, telus.com).

One of the key features of a domain name is that it gives you personality and a recognized identity. Once you register a domain name, the information about its owner is publicly available, but most domain registrations companies now offer the ability to hide this information for a fee.

The price for a domain name registration varies greatly on its extension and with over 1000 TLD’s (Top Level Domains) available you have lots to choose from.  A sample and most common is .com, one of the most affordable ones.  Also, you can reserve country-specific, like .ca for Canada.  But they are usually a little more expensive.

If you’d like to register a domain name with HostedinCanada.com, please go here and do a search.

For detailed information about domain name prices and how to get one FREE for LIFE, please contact our Customer Care via phone or chat.

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