Almost half of Canadians surveyed responded that they expect their business to grow at least 25 per cent in the next three to five years, according to a new GoDaddy Survey.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
There isn’t a site online that couldn’t use a little dusting off and reorganization. Spring is a wonderful time to have a close look at yours and do some cleaning. You can start by visiting your website like you would if it belonged to someone else. Better yet, have a friend or two visit and […]
I’ve worked with many hosts in 20+ years of owning and managing websites. Before the era of mass acquisitions, it was easy to find a decent host that you could stay with for years. These days, most good hosts have been acquired by a substandard provider who immediately brings the quality down to their level. […]
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 […]
TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2018 /CNW/ – GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced it is teaming up with Toronto hockey legend Doug Gilmour to inspire Canadians to bring their ideas to life online. To do that, GoDaddy helped Doug Gilmour launch his latest venture, a lifestyle apparel collaboration with FLi, by building a website on its Managed WordPress […]
When I first started working online way back in the 90’s, getting a fully-featured online store meant hiring a programmer (or a team of programmers) to build one. Additionally, you would need a designer because the programmer would only focus on the store functionality. The overall launch expense was enormous, but it only began with […]
Canadian businesses have unique website hosting requirements and concerns that can’t always be addressed by service providers outside of our country. Choosing a truly Canadian company to host your website will address many of your concerns by default.