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Helpful advice on web hosting products and services to help make the most of your polur.net experience

August 20, 2021

A question that often gets asked by our customers is why the pricing of our webhosting plans listed at polur.net may seem a little more than the budget hosting providers. One feature that distinguishes our company from the competition is the software and resources that we provide consistently across all our plans, without artificial limitations or compromises. A key product that powers our hosting platform is the type of web server we use, called LiteSpeed Enterprise, which is a proprietary, commercial web server product that has been in operation since 2003.

LiteSpeed's distinguishing feature is that it is considered a drop-in replacement for Apache, which is the de-facto standard for web hosting due to its security, performance and reliability. However, as many polur.net customers have experienced over the past few decades, Apache has several

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July 1, 2021

If you're a Canadian business, individual or catering to Canadian customers, something that is often overlooked when searching for web hosting providers is the advantage of hosting your website within Canada

Hosting your website using a Canadian-based server is advantageous for a number of reasons, including:

Performance Privacy and Security Geolocation Currency

Let's look into some of these advantages further.

1. Performance

Canada’s telecommunications infrastructure is one of the fastest in the world. With direct local access to these networks, websites hosted in Canada tend to be faster and more reliable for your Canadian visitors than those hosted in the US. 

At polur.net, we operate our top-of-the-line server infrastructure at our Montreal, Quebec datacentre. No matter w

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June 10, 2021

If you're wondering what is the difference between our SSD shared hosting plans and our SSD multi-account (reseller) hosting plans, you're not alone! Web hosting terminology can often be confusing and mean different things to different providers — just like "Cloud" hosting, "SSD" hosting, "clustered" hosting all have different meanings or implications.

The primary difference between our SSD shared hosting plans and our SSD multi-account (reseller) hosting plans is the management interface. Our standard SSD shared hosting plans let you manage one or more websites (depending on the plan you choose), all from a single, unified interface. Let's say you want to host a p

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May 18, 2021

virtual private servers (VPS) can be thought of a larger part of a high-performance dedicated server. In other words, multiple VPS are located within a single dedicated server, but to ensure they perform reliably and are scalable, most providers design their dedicated server to have very high capacity and hardware specifications. Many virtual private servers (VPS) can meet or exceed the typical performance of a budget dedicated server, so it's important to distinguish between both types of solutions.

Limitations of a Virtual Private Server

Virtual servers are limited by the host-node that they exist on and in turn, their resources can only go so high before a limit is reached. While virtual does scale well, it is limited by the availability of resources on the host-node. On a host-node there are severa

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April 22, 2021

What is SSL?

Websites need SSL certificates to keep user data secure, verify ownership of the website, prevent attackers from creating a fake version of the site, and convey trust to users. HTTPS is the secure form of HTTP, which means that HTTPS websites have their traffic encrypted by SSL.

What it protects

The core function of an SSL certificate is to protect server-client communication. On installing SSL, every bit of information is encrypted. In layman’s terms, the data is locked and can only be unlocked by the intended recipient (browser or server) as no one else can have the key to open it.

Online payments

If you accept online payments, you may have heard about PCI/DSS requirements, which is the global standard set by the payment card industry (PCI) to ensure websites are compliant with the gathering of sensitive information from customers. To receive online payments

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September 18, 2021

Not many customers realize that the type of storage used by your hosting package can have a significant effect on your user’s perceived speed and responsiveness. At polur.net, we extensively use NVMe SSD storage technology for many of our hosting packages. You may be wondering why does this matter and how will it impact my website?

In this article, we'll briefly explore the difference between various storage technologies and how they can impact the overall performance and responsiveness of your website.

What is NVMe technology?

NVMe stands for Non-Volatile Memory express. It is a newer and innovative communication interface that addresses limitations posed by previous storage technologies. The NVMe protocol is designed for seamless use of high-speed storage media. It too is solid state like SATA (Serial ATA) SSDs, however the speed and performance is anything but similar.

To break it

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November 24, 2023

In the ever-expanding universe of website development, WordPress has emerged as a powerhouse, empowering millions of users to create stunning and functional websites with ease. To complement the versatility of WordPress, polur.net offers the popular cPanel control panel, providing users with a seamless and user-friendly environment. In this blog post, we'll delve into the benefits of using a cPanel-based control panel with WordPress, exploring how this combination can elevate your website management experience.

The WordPress Advantage: 1. User-Friendly Content Management:

WordPress has long been celebrated for its intuitive and user-friendly content management system (CMS). Whether you're a seasoned developer or a beginner, the platform's straightforward interface makes it easy to create, edit, and publish content without the need for extensive technical knowledge.

2. Extensive Plugin Ecosy
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