New Staff: Meet James Bell

James BellWe’re excited to introduce James Bell. He’s joined our team to assist with bookkeeping and payroll. James has a background in Accounting, but approaches numbers with a creative mind. He said it best when describing finance management: It’s part art, part science. If you have a chance to speak with James, we hope you’ll welcome him to the team.

One more thing — we now have two “JB’s” (James Brown is in our Technical Support team as Hostmaster/Tier 2 Support). If you get the two confused, don’t feel bad, I found myself doing some double-takes this week. :)

Thank you,
David Anderson, Owner

Service Update: cPanel & WHM 11.48 has been released

Canvas Host customers will soon have access to the latest cPanel edition.

Introducing cPanel & WHM 11.48

You’re In Control

The newest version of cPanel & WHM has arrived and it’s filled with exciting new updates for both hosting providers and website owners. With advances in both mail and security, along with bolder branding opportunities, users will gain even more control of their cPanel experience in this latest version.

Reinforced Security
cPanel & WHM 11.48 includes a stronger, more comprehensive security package that incorporates the latest in OWASP ModSecurity rules. With the addition of updates to our brute force protection system, cPHulk, this version promises to be our safest, most secure release to date.

Bolder Branding

Hosting providers have increased brand visibility now that Paper Lantern has been extended into cPanel Webmail. In addition, the classic X3 layout is available as a Paper Lantern style for users who miss the classic feel of cPanel.

More From Mail

Along with increasing the mailbox quota from 2GB to 4TB on 64-bit systems, cPanel & WHM users can offer their customers the freedom to use unique SSL certifications on their domain and mail servers.

MariaDB 10.0
MariaDB, an enhanced drop-in extension to MySQL, has been included in cPanel & WHM 11.48, thanks to our friendly cPanel Feature Requests constituents.

Detailed information on all cPanel & WHM 11.48 features can be found at cPanel Documentation. An overview of the latest features and benefits is also available at cPanel Releases.

$.99 .NINJA on 12/5/2014 only!


In celebration of Day Of The Ninja on December 5, 2014, we’re offering $.99 .NINJA domains from 12:01am to 11:59pm!

Sign up for as many .NINJA domains as you like and pay only $.99 on the first year of registration!

Use the form below to search for available domains:

Canvas Host servers are protected against Poodlebleed SSLv3 bug

poodlebleedWe want to assure all Canvas Host customers concerned about the POODLE vulnerability (Poodlebleed), that SSLv3 is disabled on all of our shared, reseller, and PCI servers.

If you operate a VPS or dedicated server with Canvas Host and run cPanel/WHM, you can take the following steps to disable SSLv3 in your server environment:

When logged in as root, navigate to Apache Configuration -> Global Configuration -> SSL/TLS Cipher Suite.

The default setting for this value is “All -SSLv2 -SSLv3″. You may save as-is to update to this, else enter a custom value by selecting the radio button by the custom text field. If you wish to save a custom entry, please be sure to include “-SSLv3″ to disable SSLv3 from the Apache configuration. Then Save your settings.

While Poodlebleed does not present as great a risk as the recent Heartbleed vulnerability, we recognize that all customers are rightfully concerned and appreciate those who have taken the time to inquire about our hosting environment.

For more information about POODLE, please see the poodlebleed website.

Great .SCOT! Register a DotScot Scotland domain for $44.95.

We’re thrilled to offer our latest top-level domain name, .SCOT, for just $44.95/year! As an American registrar service, Canvas Host charges no Value Added Tax for .SCOT registrations.

.SCOT was created by the DotScot Registry, a not-for-profit company in Scotland, that was created to manage the .SCOT domain name space to serve as an online identity for the worldwide family of Scots.

.SCOT is open to registry for use worldwide and for personal, business, non-profit and private interest alike, with an intent on promoting and celebrating Scottish culture.

Private registration (ID protection), which anonymizes and protects your personal contact information on the public WHOIS record for .SCOT domains, is available for an additional USD $7.50 per year.

Search for your .SCOT domain using the form below: