As the world awakens to the importance of environmentally-friendly business practices, data storage has been placed under scrutiny. Website hosting data centres use a staggering amount of energy to run their equipment and keep it cool. The high levels of power required to host websites and store their data, has inspired several providers to offset […]
I’ve burned through a lot of website hosts in recent years. It was getting to a point where I thought one was just as bad as the other. I wondered how any company managed to do business online with such unreliable web hosting in Canada. After doing some research, I learned the signs of a […]
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day and the entire holiday season can be a challenge, especially when you aren’t sure what to expect. Fourth quarter online transactions are expected to skyrocket this year, but how will it impact your sales specifically?
WordPress has been my favourite content management system (CMS) from the first time I tried it. While it’s known as a blogging platform, it can be used to create any kind of website you can imagine. The versatility and vast number of options allows it to be used for all types of online businesses, from […]
Web-based startups are some of the least expensive businesses to start in Canada. Online business expenses can often be limited to domain registration and website hosting, at least in the beginning.
I did a lot of research as I prepared to move to a more robust, reliable host for our Canadian websites. In doing so, I came up with a list of considerations involved with reviewing each hosting option (based on over 20 years of experience and learning the hard way). I’ve expanded upon that here, […]
We have reached a point where it is no longer optional for businesses to sell online using professional eCommerce software. Thriving in today’s retail environment demands it and so do consumers. Not only must you sell online (preferably as part of a multi-channel experience), but you also have to do so professionally, securely, and in […]
One of the first decisions you have to make when starting your online business in Canada, is whether or not to use a .ca domain name. Even if you’re not ready to go live with a website, your own domain name can be used for secure, custom eMail, redirecting to your social media or other […]
Did you know you could be in violation of privacy laws, simply by hosting your website on servers that are physically located outside of Canada? Do you really know where your website and customer data is stored?
Your domain name is your website URL/address and will be part of your business email address. It’s broken down into two basic parts, the ‘second-level domain’ is the name you choose for your site. In our case, it’s ‘CanadiansInternet’. The ‘top-level domain (TLD)’ is the domain extension. In our case, it’s ‘.com’.