EZP Blog

  • April 2, 2011 - 10:15am
    by Shane Simpson

    In support of a good cause!

    We've recently hired a new EZP staff member, Stuart Duncan. We've been extremely busy and haven't had a chance to do a proper introduction for him yet, that'll come in a future post. However, we at EZP wanted to show him our support in his campaign to bring greater Understanding and Acceptance of Autism today. Because today is a big day, it's autism awareness day and Stuart's campaign is to take this day and push it a couple steps further than before.

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  • March 8, 2011 - 3:48pm
    by Shane Simpson

    Facebook updates!

    Hey everyone come check us out on Facebook!

    We've been updating our Facebook page with some pics lately. So if you're interested, swing by, take a peek and maybe even give us a like!


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  • February 22, 2011 - 11:22am
    by Shane Simpson

    For our Canadian customers and friends...

    I'm sure by now every Canadian has heard of the big ISP's trying to ram unfair Usage Based Billing (UBB) down our throats. It's not that I'm opposed to usage based billing, I actually think the concept is quite fair. The problem is, we don't have a truly open market up here in Canada, so the concept as it will be applied in reality is flawed. A few big companies get to set pricing to whatever they want because they know no one will compete on price.

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  • February 16, 2011 - 12:48pm
    by Shane Simpson

    We're on Facebook!

    So, we've had a Facebook page for a while now. But we've slacked on the Facebook page even worse than our blog here. However, I think it's time to change that. So I've uploaded a few photo's for everyone. Feel free to pop by, take a look and heck, maybe even give us a "like"!



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  • February 11, 2011 - 9:19pm
    by Shane Simpson

    Blogging is tough

    Yes, I know that blogging isn't actually all that tough. But finding something interesting to blog about is. Especially on a corporate website.

    However from here on out I will be making an effort to blog much more frequently. Promise. Really - I've setup some calendar alerts so I set aside some time to work on blogging. I'm also considering changing our blog layout here...anyways.

    So what has EZP been up to recently?

    * Setup Aegir for a couple of clients.

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  • October 23, 2010 - 10:34am
    by Shane Simpson

    What's been happening at EZP recently?

    As we're not the most imaginative bunch here, coming up with ideas for blog posts is pretty tough. So we've decided to blog about stuff we've been doing to keep our clients up to date. So in the past couple of weeks here we've:

    * Helped recover and secure a hacked server for a client with an outdated vbulletin vbseo install.
    * Recovered and secured 2 hacked wordpress installs - again, just out of date software. Also installed W3 Total Cache for both clients.

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  • September 20, 2010 - 9:21pm
    by Shane Simpson

    Security updates with no reboots!

    There is an exploit out there right now and we had to spend quite a bit of time patching servers today (as a matter of fact, our night shift is finishing things off right now). We decided to move forward with our plan to rollout ksplice (http://ksplice.com), which allows us to patch/update kernels without reboots. We've been considering this upgrade for a while but this recent security issue made our minds up.

    Reboots = downtime = loss of revenue for our clients.

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  • September 9, 2010 - 4:39pm
    by Shane Simpson

    How to submit a support ticket

    Ok, so I'm sure every hosting company has this posted somewhere on their website. As any technical support staff will tell you, it's extremely frustrating to handle support requests that look like this:

    "My email is acting funny"
    "I get error's on my website"
    "PHP is broken"

    And so on. To channel a little Jerry Macguire: "Help me... help you. Help me, help you."

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  • August 15, 2010 - 11:24pm
    by Shane Simpson

    The new website has landed!

    Hey Everyone!

    After a long, hard struggle our new website is here. There are still a lot of little bugs to iron out, but we think it looks great. If you find anything out of place, please let us know!

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