Announcements

Domain Name Price Changes

September 1, 2015

Please be advised that as of September 1, 2015 pricing for new domain name registrations and transfers will change to reflect current US exchange rates. Current domain pricing had been set when the Canadian and US dollars were at parity and needs to be updated to reflect the current value of the Canadian dollar.

Domain names expiring within the next 30 days will renew at existing rates. No changes will be made to existing renewal invoices.

Domains expiring after October 1, 2015 will renew at the following rates:

.com
Was $14.99CAD >> Now $15.99CAD
Was $14.99USD >> Now $12.99USD

.net
Was $14.99CAD >> Now $17.99CAD
Was $14.99USD >> Now $13.99USD

.org
Was $14.99CAD >> Now $18.99CAD
Was $14.99USD >> Now $14.99USD

.ca
Was $19.99CAD >> Now $24.99CAD
Was $19.99USD >> Now $19.99USD

Price adjustments for all other domain extensions (TLDs) will be announced in the coming days.

If you have any questions or concerns please email [email protected] for clarification.

SSL Certificate Price Changes

August 31, 2015

Please be advised that as of September 1, 2015 pricing for new SSL certificate orders will change to reflect current US exchange rates. Current SSL pricing had been set when the Canadian and US dollars were at parity and needs to be updated to reflect the current value of the Canadian dollar.

SSL certificates expiring within the next 30 days will renew at existing rates. No changes will be made to existing renewal invoices.

SSL certificates expiring on or after October 1, 2015 will renew at the following rates:

GeoTrust QuickSSL - Ideal for E-Commerce

Was $99.99CAD >> Now $124.99CAD
Was $99.99USD >> Now $99.99USD

Due to the increase in demand for low-cost SSL certificates for search engine optimization we are decreasing the cost of the following SSL certificate which was previously only available upon request:

RapidSSL - Ideal for SEO

Was $34.99CAD >> Now $24.99CAD
Was $34.99USD >> Now $19.99USD

If you have any questions or concerns please email [email protected] for clarification.

Shared SSL Certificate Updated on Zeus

August 19, 2015

We have renewed the shared SSL certificate installed on our Zeus server today.

If you receive a SSL certificate warning when checking your email this is due to the certificate change and you may permanently accept the warning.

Please feel free to contact [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

Scheduled Maintenance: Failover Uplink Installation [Completed]

August 17, 2015

On Tuesday, August 18 at 1:00pm CST, technicians will install a failover uplink into our private rack space adding a layer of network redundancy between our servers and our data center's core routers.

Customers hosted on our Apollo, Luna and Poseidon servers may experience a network outage lasting 5-10 minutes as our network is reconfigured.

Scheduled Maintenance: Apollo, Luna and Poseidon to be Relocated to New Data Center [Completed]

June 29, 2015

On Saturday, July 25, our Apollo, Luna and Poseidon servers will be physically relocated to a new data center in Montreal.

Over the past seven years these servers have been housed in our private rack space located at 3185 Rue Hochelaga. During this time the operators of the facility have expanded and built two new ultra-modern data centers in Montreal. These new facilities are significantly larger and offer the latest in data center technology and security.

As a consequence, the facility operators have elected to close the data center at 3185 Rue Hochelaga, the smallest of their facilities, and have notified us that our private rack space and equipment must be moved to their new data center located at 5945 Boulevard Couture.

We have scheduled this move to begin at 8:00am CST on Saturday, July 25. Customers hosted on our Apollo, Luna and Poseidon servers will experience an outage while these servers are unmounted, transferred to the new facility and hooked back up.

Customers may follow along with our progress at http://varialhosting.com/support/ on the date of the event.

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