Website Redesign

Van Isle Website Redesign

Paul Smith

As you've probably noticed by now we here at Van Isle BC Web Solutions have re-designed our website. We are excited to show our new responsive design to all of you with the hopes that you will provide feedback to its functionality or lack thereof. We have tried to keep it simple enough for our clients with little web experience so they can find their way around without stumbling blind through our pages trying to find the information they are seeking.

Server Migration

Van Isle Server Migration

Paul Smith

Today we changed over to another server located in Surrey, BC. The reasons were to keep our business in Canada for legal and tax implications and to allow for faster loading times. The migration of files from our previous server to the new one took a couple of days with minimal propagation time for our nameservers. Hopefully none of you were affected during the migration of all files, but contact us if you notice any issues with your domain name or website.

We look forward to being able to provide you with a better, faster and more stable service for all your needs.

The Weakest Link in Website Security

Create Stronger Passwords

Paul Smith

The past few years has seen a large amount of criminal hackers stealing weak passwords and breaking into blogs, e-commerce sites, emails and even social networks like Facebook. Once inside they can do a wide range of damage including stealing your identity, your money, destroying your website, sending millions of spam email messages or all of the above.

Server Upgrade

Van Isle Server Upgrades

Paul Smith

We have just upgraded our servers to WHM/cPanel 11.30.6 (build 4) CENTOS 5.8 x86_64 standard. We have decided to leave the present versions of mysql and php until all our clients are able to upgrade their custom scripts so there is no conflicts with php 5.3. We advise everyone to please do this asap as we will be forced to upgrade to php 5.3 and above before too long.

Server Upgrades

Van Isle Server Upgrades For March 08, 2011

Paul Smith

Apache has been upgraded to version 2.2.17, MySQL has been upgraded to version 5.0.95, and dual support for PHP 4.4.9 and PHP 5.2.16 is now active. You can toggle which version of PHP your site uses in cPanel using the PHP Configuration icon. Consult the specs page for detailed server information. (Note: Not all scripts support PHP5. If your page doesn't work after changing to PHP5, set it back to PHP4 and consult the script developer for a newer version that supports PHP5.)