Services 2017-10-06T15:27:42+00:00

Services

WordPress Hosting

WordPress now powers a third of the World Wide Web. We provide security and stability for your organization’s public face.

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Drupal Hosting

CanTrust was originally created by Drupal 5 developers, who needed reliable hosting. Since that time we have become the trusted experts at hosting any size Drupal application.

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Open Source Applications

Leverage the incredible power of Open Source in your organization. We can help you choose, install, configure and maintain open source apps of all shapes and sizes.

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Custom Source Code

We production host custom applications written in C, PHP, Perl, Python, Django, Ruby on Rails, Java and Node.js.

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Community Plan

$4000monthly
  • Suitable for small and medium sized web sites
  • 20% discount for co-ops and non-profits

Enterprise Plan

$100monthly
  • Optimized for high traffic, high availability
  • 20% discount for co-ops and non-profits

Managed Virtual Private Server (VPS)

$150+monthly
  • Maximum security and flexibility
  • 20% discount for co-ops and non profits

WordPress Hosting

WordPress now powers a third of the World Wide Web, and for good reason.  Its simple and polished user interface combined with the astonishing selection of themes and plugins make it an obvious choice for most websites.

That popularity has come at a cost.  It has led to ever increasing security requirements.  Hackers have become more sophisticated and operate at scale using large automated botnets.  These botnets work night and day, probing any popular site for vulnerabilities and trying to break into user logins.   An unprotected wordpress site can easily succumb to one of these automated attacks over time, especially if a paid plugin or theme subscriptions lapses and it is no longer receiving security notifications.

The number one thing that will protect your site in the long term is staying on top of updates with monthly WordPress maintenance.  We do not perform site maintenance but we do require all customers to keep their site maintained.  Most development companies and a few dedicated companies can perform this service on a monthly basis.

We work with your developer to configure all sites we host with a security plugin.  This plugin  protects the site on multiple fronts and works in concert with our Intrustion Prevention Systems and Firewalls to block hackers and botnets automatically.  

We then move on from security to tune each website for performance using RAM-backed caching.  Wordpress has an impressive built in caching system that is disabled by default.  With a memcached backed page and object cache, your site will load lightning fast.

For Enterprise customers, we add Varnish Cache and HAProxy to the mix for maximum performance and scalability.  Go viral, without fear of downtime and without spending a fortune!   

Enterprise plans also include a separate development instance on a physically separate development server, for absolute isolation from production.  These are especially useful for multi-developer teams to safety test and showcase their work in a production-like environment.

WooCommerce, other web stores, and sites collecting PII (privately identifiable information) can be configured for maximum security on a private server.   A 4GB VPS is sufficient for hosting most Drupal and WordPress sites and guarantees the security of customer infromation.

For developers, We provide SSH, Git, WP-CLI, Composer, Node, and other essential devops tools.

Drupal Hosting

Drupal is in our DNA. CanTrust was originally created to host Drupal 5 sites, and Drupal hosting has always been our main specialty.  Over the years our team have collectively developed hundreds of Drupal applications and we hosted everything from small research projects to virally popular blogs, news agencies, and activism platforms – the drop is always moving!

Drupal offers incredible possibilities but a very technical learning curve.  Our Drupal experts tune each site we host for maximal performance.  Our rock-solid Drupal hosting environment will ensure your site remains working for as long as it needs to.   

We host Drupal 8, Drupal 7 and even the EOL Drupal 6 (at no marked up cost).

We work with your developer to configure all sites we host for security and performance. Drupal can cache to RAM using the Memcached module, which we configure with all websites.

For Enterprise customers, we add Varnish Cache and HAProxy to the mix for maximum performance and scalability. Go viral, without fear of downtime and without spending a fortune!

Enterprise plans also include a separate development instance on a physically separate development server, for absolute isolation from production. These are especially useful for multi-developer teams to safety test and showcase their work in a production-like environment.

For developers, We provide SSH, Git, drush, Composer, drupal_console, Node and other essential dev-ops tools.

Open Source Applications

Choose from thousands of free, open source applications. If it installs on Linux we can set it up for you!

Apache Solr search server

PiWiK web stats

NextCloud (Dropbox and Google Drive replacement)

Synapse + Riot.im (Slack replacement)

E-mail and Calendar

and many, many more…

Custom Source Code

We production host custom applications written in C, PHP, Perl, Python, Django, Ruby on Rails, Java and Node.js.  

Custom application hosting requires a VPS

Community Plan

$4000monthly
  • Suitable for small and medium sized web sites
  • 20% discount for co-ops and non-profits

Enterprise Plan

$100monthly
  • Optimized for high traffic, high availability
  • 20% discount for co-ops and non-profits

Managed VPS

$150+monthly
  • Maximum security for e-commerce and collecting PII
  • See “Managed VPS for pricing”