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W3 Total Cache

All Production Wordpress sites hosted at CanTrust need to have an effective caching plugin installed. What is "caching" and why does my site need it? By default Wordpress has no caching.  This was just fine when Wordpress was being used to display simple blogs, back in the early 2000s [...]


WP Mail SMTP helps your WordPress site send emails. In order to send emails from WordPress and ensure their receipt from mail servers, your site will need a working E-Mail plugin.  Years and years ago in the 00’s, a website could just send out an email and it would work.  But [...]

Open Source Email – what to expect

CanTrust's Open Source email product is priced at $5CAD/mailbox monthly, which includes 5GB of storage per mailbox. Open Source email Our email solution is 100% hosted and backed up in Canada. Hosted on our equipment makes the data stored with us subject to Canadian data sovereignty laws and the enhanced [...]

December 14th, 2021|Email, Knowledge Base|

Hosting Backend Access

Primary Access to the hosting backend access is done via encrypted SSH or SFTP connections. We run SSH/SFTP on a non-standard port of 22222. We also provide phpMyadmin access for web-based database debugging and administration. We do not provide cPanel, Plesk, Webmin, or other web based control panels. This is [...]

Email Setup | Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird Setup Thunderbird is a free Open Source email program developed by the Mozilla foundation (the same people that bring you the Firefox web browser). It's a good choice because it's open source, so it is free and works with all mail sever options. The Lightning calendar extension [...]


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