In the age of fiber-optic and high speed internet access, it is sometimes easy to forget the days where pages could take seconds or even minutes to load. But even with the majority of people having access to fast network connections, e-commerce site loading speeds are more important today than ever.
Canada, and Montreal in particular, has a booming data center industry. Its rapid growth is in large part driven by Canadian and regional data privacy regulations. The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) ensures that data storage providers conform to privacy best practices, differentiating Canada from other countries, including the U.S., that have weaker privacy regulations.
On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. As we approach the first anniversary of the GDPR, it’s time to look back at the impact of the EU’s stringent privacy regulations on ServerMania, our customers, and online business in general.
Administrators control the software installed on their servers and its configuration, but they don’t control endpoints, the devices on which software is used and data is accessed. As client-server software delivery models grew in popularity, particularly Software-as-a-Service, endpoint security became increasingly important. But server admins can’t guarantee endpoint security given the vast array of devices that might be used to access software and users’ lack of security awareness.Read More
It’s been 8 months since GDPR came into effect. Whether through a flood of ill-advised emails or having to click through extensive, updated privacy policies, users the world over have already felt its impact. Businesses have too – and not always in a positive way.
Many organizations still aren’t compliant, and it’s unclear if or when they will be. Some news agencies and organizations have even taken the (honestly pigheaded) approach of completely disallowing European users from accessing their sites. Others have made it so their services are impossible to access without consenting to data collection and analysis – Facebook among them.
A very interesting piece on Politico recently caught my eye. Titled How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies, it laments how the West Coast is a hotbed for foreign espionage, with spies attempting to steal technology and ideas for their own countries. Silicon Valley is especially bad due to its culture of openness and innovation, notes the piece’s author Zach Dorfman.
On the search for an effective way to drive your website traffic? There are plenty of things you can do today to amp up organic traffic to your site. You can take charge of your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) campaign, implement an interactive website design, or step up your content marketing campaign.
Small businesses are often called the backbone of the entire US economy.
In fact, small businesses make up 99.7 percent of all U.S. companies. With so many other small businesses to compete with, it's no wonder that being an entrepreneur can be so difficult. But, business owners don't need to only worry about competition.
Google has recently been at the forefront of sweeping industry changes to improve the security behind SSL issuance. The next round of changes impacting certificate holders is about to go live, and it's important for domain owners to take notice.
The ServerMania team is full of incredibly talented and passionate technology experts who work hard each day to ensure our clients are empowered with the best server technology to meet their business goals. This month, we spoke to Jose Velilla, Customer Success Manager here at ServerMania.
It’s not hard for most of us to remember the good old days of dial up internet. While the content being loaded was significantly smaller than it is today, it could still take hours or even days to download some files. Thankfully, those days are long gone and many residential users even have access to speeds up to 1Gbps. But what advancements have been made for server connections?
During the month of October, ServerMania celebrated Computer Learning Month. We hope that you were able to learn a bit more about servers, through the various educational pieces we shared during the campaign period.
cPanel has introduced an updated licensing system for their popular web hosting control panel. In this blog, we’re outlining what exactly is changing in the licensing process and how this will impact current and future cPanel orders