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BC Day 2018 – Office Closed

August 3rd, 2018

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Our office will be closed Monday, August 6th for the BC Day holiday.
We are also closed Saturday and Sunday as usual.

As always, our technicians will be close at hand to tend to any system alerts, should they arise.

Have a safe and happy long weekend!

Easter Weekend Office Hours

March 29th, 2018

Our office will be closed for the Easter Long weekend.

Good Friday – March 30th CLOSED
Saturday –March 31st CLOSED 
Sunday – April 1st CLOSED
Easter Monday – April 2nd CLOSED

Have a Happy Easter everyone!

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Have a Wonderful Christmas!

December 21st, 2017

Have a Wonderful Christmas, from Kirk and Corey at Secure by Design

We would like to wish all of our customers,
partners, and suppliers a very Merry Christmas,
and wonderful New Year in 2018!

Our office hours during the holidays are:

Friday, December 22rd 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, December 25th Closed
Tuesday, December 26st Closed

New Years

Monday, January 1st 2018 Closed

Hosting Service Upgrades

October 27th, 2017

We’re excited to roll out a number of enhancements for our web site hosting services! Our new baseline configuration for new web sites is now:

  • nginx 1.10 (with http2 support)
  • php7.0 or php5.6 (php7.1 available on request)
  • mariadb 10.1 (a mysql replacement)
  • Free LetsEncrypt SSL certificates
  • We still have a wide range of commercial SSL certificates, including EVcertificates, available as well from Comodo, GeoTrust, Thawte, and Verisign
  • The perfect environment for high performance WordPress web sites!

We’re analyzing existing sites on our service, and migrating existing sites to the newer server when it’s appropriate. If we’re hosting your site, and you’d like to take advantage of these newer technologies, get in touch and request a site upgrade.

nginx   PHP   MariaDB

Thanksgiving 2017 Office Hours

October 6th, 2017

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Our office will be closed on Monday, October 9 th

We will reopen Tuesday, October 10 th

We’re thankful to have you as a customer &
hope you have a safe and happy long weekend!

Office Closed Monday, September 4th

September 1st, 2017

Our office will closed on Monday, September 4th for Labour Day.

Have a safe and happy long weekend!

Closed for Canada Day

June 28th, 2017

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Our office is closed Monday, July 3rd,

and will reopen Tuesday, July 4th.

Happy Canada Day!

Easter Weekend Office Hours

April 13th, 2017

Our office will be closed for the Easter Long weekend.

Good Friday – April 14th CLOSED
Saturday – April 15th CLOSED 
Sunday – April 16th CLOSED
Easter Monday – April 17th CLOSED

Have a Happy Easter everyone!

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Windows Vista Support ends April 2017

March 27th, 2017

In conjunction with our suppot policy, we want to let you know that Microsoft is ending support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017. As a result, we will no longer provide free support for systems running Windows Vista either, beyond providing basic email settings.

All customers should consider migrating to newer Windows 7 or Windows 10 systems to continue to get security updates. We can help with suggestions on how to get an up to date system, or help you move your personal data to a new system for a reasonable fee.

Windows Vista Desktop

Windows Vista Desktop

Office Closed Monday for Family Day

February 10th, 2017

Our office will be closed Monday, February 13th
for BC Family Day

We’ll be open as usual at 9am Tuesday morning, which is also Valentine’s Day.