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We Are Now 100% Running on the Amazon Cloud!2021-02-24T00:17:02+00:00

Vancouver Real Estate Websites on the Amazon Cloud for faster service and speed

We Are Now 100% Running on the Amazon Cloud!

Hello Amazon! In the last while we have been incrementally working to migrate our website infrastructure and digital assets towards the Amazon Cloud (known as Amazon Web Services). We are ecstatic to announce that on September 10th 2018, we successfully completed the final stages to fully migrate everything to Amazon Web Services.

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Faster Site Load, Better Reliability For Our Customers

Our real estate websites are now running on a far more superior network that benefits our customers with faster load-times and more reliability, while giving our development team more productivity and power.

Our response/latency tests show solid results. Logan Wilson’s Victoria Luxury Group website responded 44% faster, and Nest Presale’s Vancouver Presales/Assignments website responded 22% faster on the new Amazon Cloud!

These figures show the time spent to start downloading the website & attached assets, which has a significant impact in page load time. Total load times vary depending on number and size of photos.

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Up to 45% Faster Response Time!

The graphs show the average response time reduction for each file/resource download, which accumulates to page download speeds.

Every webpage requires dozens of assets to load – style files, javascript files, logo image files, buttons, listing photos… the list goes on. 

Reducing the response time between requests responses from your computer to our servers mean exponential improvement in total page load time, resulting in a much smoother & pleasant browsing experience.

Did we mention faster-loading pages are preferred by Google as well?

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Real estate website speed comparison between old server and new amazon cloud

Exponential Growth Potential on AWS!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is very well-known to constantly stay ahead of the curve, offering newer & better cloud services for better IT management.  On AWS, expanding our server capacity is a breeze compared to conventional servers, preparing us for enterprise-grade IT management and scalability!

Some of the world’s largest corporations rely on AWS for their web & cloud computing needs, including Netflix, AirBNB, General Electric, Phillips, Toshiba, Yelp, Zillow and more. We are very excited to be prepared for growth & innovation with the Amazon Cloud as our foundation!

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Serving More Real Estate Professionals Across The Continent

Brixwork has expanded its offerings to Victoria BC (VREB), Vancouver Island BC (VIREB), Kelowna BC (OMREB), Edmonton AB (EREB) and Ottawa ON (OREB). We have launched , and will launch, several brokerage websites with more performance demand than ever. The migration to AWS positions us well to quickly respond to the increasing demand from all over North America without being shackled by hardware limitations & delays. Check out our real estate website design servicesas well as the MLS® Reciprocity Integrations we offer.

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SSL Now Available on Brixwork Real Estate Websites!2018-08-14T00:43:43+00:00

SSLs Now Available on Brixwork Real Estate Websites!

The search engine world has evolved, as well as browser standards for website security. Offering SSLs on our websites is one major step we are taking to offer better performance for our clients’ websites.

What is an SSL, and why is it needed on Realtor® websites?

UPDATE (2018-06-05) – Starting sometime in July 2018, the newer versions of Chrome & Firefox will start displaying an unsettling “Not Secure” warning on all websites without an SSL Certificate installed & activated. These two browsers make up for more than 50% of browser usage in Canada, with similar statistics shown across the USA.

These type of warnings can be unsettling and potentially turn off a visitor from browsing through your real estate website, or use the contact form to submit their email/phone number/name.

SSLs encrypt and secure any data exchanged by your visitors submitted to your website. In case of Brixwork websites, this pertains mainly to the contact/inquiry forms, which are a major lead generating tool for our customers (and a high-performing one too, especially on listing detail pages).

SSLs were traditionally not essential for websites without an e-commerce element, but recent changes by Google to give a slightly higher ranking/score for SSL-protected websites meaning this can potentially help your website rank higher – meaning there are other benefits to an SSL Installation than just avoiding scary warnings.

These new changes in the internet landscape made SSLs highly beneficial, and worth the labour & costs involved – even on real estate websites without any credit card transactions.

Do not purchase your own SSL!

Brixwork has a supplier & workflow ready to streamline this. Because of the workflow & automations, we are NOT able to install SSLs purchased from 3rd parties on our websites.

Learn More About The Details & Costs

Website Pricing Page
SSL FAQ Page

We currently have SSLs priced at $10/mth per domain. For more information on costs & pricing, please visit our website pricing page. Or to learn more about our SSL installation & subscription and the details, please visit our SSL FAQ page.

To proceed with ordering the SSL, please submit a ticket to support@brixwork.com, or use our contact form below to initiate the order (existing clients only).

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