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We’re Celebrating 20 Years of Development and Hosting Achievements!

We are always amazed at what can be accomplished in 20 minutes, let alone 20 years.

On December 5th, we celebrated Gossamer Thread’s 20th anniversary. Established back in 1996 – the same year that Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” topped the charts – we have since evolved Gossamer from a one-person basement operation to a multi-million dollar company with 800 servers, 400 clients in upwards of 60 countries, and 30 employees.

In celebration of our accomplishments we have created a timeline to highlight our evolution and growth. We invite you to check out our achievements and join us for another 20 years of innovation and progress!

Check out our 20-year timeline »


Donut’s House of Cupcakes

Save a puppy, kitten or pony and make everyone’s day a little brighter with a scrumptious treat. What could be sweeter?” – The BC SPCA

On February 27th – better known as National Cupcake Day – Gossamer Threads raised $1,522.00 for the BC SPCA.

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Seasons Greetings! – A Walk Down Holiday Card Lane


Office mascot Donut wishes you a Merry Pugmas!

The joyous yet lethargic pug you see there is our office mascot Donut!

He graces our greeting card this year and prompted us to take a walk down memory lane. We’ve kept an archive of our cards this since 2004 and have built up a healthy collection!

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Gossamer Threads Completes SSAE 16 Audit

We’re happy to announce that Gossamer Threads successfully completed an SSAE 16 (US) audit, as well as its Canadian and international counterparts, the CSAE 3416 and ISAE 3402. Often used by companies offering cloud hosting and software as a service, these audits represent an assurance to our clients that we’re meeting the standards and workflow we advertise. Read the rest of this entry »

2 Free Developer Tools

We’ve created some tools to help ourselves out with development. Here are 2 that we hope you’ll find useful:

ssync — A file system mirroring tool

ssync is a linux command line tool that copies a filesystem as efficently as possible, trying to minimize both disk input/output and preserve space. It keeps incremental versions available and hard-links them so as not to duplicate space.

Download ssync

httpd-stat — Access Apache’s server-status

httpd-stat works with apache 1 and apache 2 and reads the shared memory segment directly to access the status info. Useful if apache is overloaded or no free connections.

Download httpd-stat

Check back at our Tools page as we’ll be expanding it with more interesting tools in the near future!