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Canadian Web Hosting is a Canadian web host option that offers dedicated, VPS, cloud, and reseller services plans. By dealing with them, you’ll deal with a Canadian company, you’ll leverage their Canadian support team, and your data will be hosted in one of two Canadian datacenters.
In business since 1998, this company offers a multitude of options that are focused on Canadian compliance. Canadian Web Hosting is known as a Green web hosting company. They are a member of the Green Business Bureau.
Service plans offered include: shared, dedicated, and virtual private server, cloud hosting, and reseller plan options.
Shared hosting plans are offered with your choice of Linux or Windows operating system and you can also take advantage of the company’s easy-to-use site builder or leverage their services for transferring your existing site over to Canadian webhosting. Shared hosting plans include unlimited storage, unlimited email, and could be ideal for small businesses, personal websites and blogs, among other features.
Managed dedicated server and enterprise dedicated server options are available and benefits of this type of plan include such things as: free hardware replacements, installation of third party apps, intrusion prevention, rebooting remotely, security updates on your chosen operating system, tech support on a priority basis, 100% uptime and more.
Virtual Private Server:
VPS plans offer unmetered bandwidth, control panel options, O/S choice, and more. There is a Linux VPS (Xen Cloud), a Windows (Hyper V) VPS, and Enterprise (VMWare) VPS option. Plans have multiple layers of security, load balancing and failover options.
Cloud hosting plans are available in shared and private cloud options at varying costs, including their Flexible Cloud VMs, their Elastic Cloud Server, and Private Cloud plans. These plans offer 100% network uptime and the VPS with Managed support plan offers priority support service levels.
Those who want to package their own Canadian hosted solutions can so do while taking advantage of Canadian Web Hosting’s Canadian datacenters and a suite of solution offerings as well as Canadian Web Hosting’s support. This white labelled service offers several tiers with unlimited options in a number of areas, such as: emails, subdomains, domains, name servers, and SQL databases.
The support team is available around the clock by phone, email, or ticket system to help with issues and there is a knowledgebase available. Emails and support tickets have a SLA of 24 hours.
Backups are included in some plans but you should check individual plans for frequency. There are backup services, as well, that can be ordered for local data backup, offsite backup, and backup server options with per GB and per month billing. Some plans offer daily backups. In addition, Canadian Web Hosting offers a free transfer service, if you have a website with another host.
From a security perspective, intrusion prevention, DDoS protection, malware scanning, firewall and VPN services, web application firewall, and managed security options mean that you can add on fee-based services based on what is most important to you. Options available include packages for intrusion protection, for web protection, and for PCI readiness.
Some companies offer a 30 day money back guarantee on webhosting. Canadian Web Hosting offers a 60 day money back guarantee for first time accounts, except for dedicated servers or for additional fees such as software installation. Billing is done monthly in advance via multiple payment options, such as credit card, PayPal, INTERAC email transfer, wire transfer, or cheque. There are no contract requirements and you can cancel at any time.
99.99% uptime guarantee offered, 100% for dedicated plans and a money back guarantee within 60 days.
If you want or need your site hosted in Canada, there are several options and Canadian Web Hosting, with their money back guarantee, their knowledge and adherence to Canadian privacy and security standards, redundant infrastructure, and local presence, this is a web host you might want to consider.
Yes, they Canadian Web Hosting offers both Windows and Linux plans.
Not really. However, the quoted prices on the frontpage do not include value added tax (VAT), which is 20% in the UK.
Yes, the company offers a wide range of dedicated servers, VPS plans and cloud plans, based on Windows and Linux.
No, free domains are not available.
Yes, Canadian Web Hosting offers registration services through its registrar.
The company has a 60-day money back guarantee and promises 100% customer satisfaction. If you are not satisfied, you can be refunded with no questions asked.
Yes, both Linux and Windows VPS plans are available, along with an Enterprise VPS server with a VMware Cloud Server and 99.999% uptime.
Phone support is available around the clock.
The company states its support staff is all-Canadian but does not list any languages – but since Canada’s official languages are French and English, both should be supported.
The company’s offices are in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The company prides itself on offering an all-Canadian experience, so it uses data centers in Vancouver and Toronto.
Support for all widely used languages, databases and frameworks is available across all plans, so Perl, Python, PHP, ASP .NET 4.0, MySQL and Microsoft SQL are available on different Windows and Linux plans.
Yes, three Linux-based reseller hosting plans are available.
The company offers a comprehensive affiliate program, and bonuses for sites that deliver more referrals.
Yes. Canadian Web Hosting is currently offering a special promotion, under which website transfers will be supported by its staff. You can also get compensation for up to six unused months on your old host.
The company offers a wide range of hosting plans, WordPress is available as a 1-click install, so you should be covered. However, you will need to register your domain eslwhere.
Yes, you could host several websites at once, but in that case the entry level plans wouldn’t work for you. You would have to get a mid-range shared plan, or something better.
Yes. The company has a site builder, with more than 300 templates, free stock images and support.
Canadian Web Hosting offers an extensive security suite, with malware scanning, DDoS protection, intrusion prevention, firewalls and managed security. It is up to you to decide which of these features you need (and can afford).
The company does not offer specific e-commerce plans, but you should be able to use some of its standard plans for e-commerce.
There is no autotransfer, but the company has a specialized website transfer team and promises to help free of charge.
Yes, Canadian Web Hosting tires to cater to new customers with existing sites by offering site transfer support.
Yes. You can get premium certificates from Geotrust, or more affordable certificates from RapidSSL.
It depends on how much you are willing to spend. The two cheapest shared hosting plans have limited storage, but more comprehensive plans should be ok.
No Magento-specific plans are on offer, and if you need support moving your Magento site, you will have to inquire about that possibility.
Windows plans come with Parallels Plesk, while Linux plans use cPanel.
Yes, PayPal is supported. You can also use Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards. Wire transfers are also accepted.
Canadian Web Hosting promises 99.9% uptime on shared plans. If your uptime is less than 99.9% any given month, your account will be credited for one month of service.
A number of advanced security features are available, including DDoS protection and intrusion prevention. Site scanning, managed security, firewall and VPN are also available.
Yes. Content Delivery Network (CDN) services were introduced in early 2015.
The minimum contract for standard plans hosting is one full year. Payments are on an annual basis, although some pre-paid quarterly cycles are available on certain plans.
Yes, the company offers domain privacy services as an optional extra.
Yes, a number of local and offsite data backup options are available. Up to 10GB in backup storage is included in shared plans.
You won’t be able to do this with entry-level shared plans, but depending on your storage and bandwidth requirements, any other package should do.
The basic email hosting plan offers 5GB of storage.
Yes, as long as you don’t violate any terms of service. The legal documentation includes a few caveats, but most users should be in the clear.
The company does not appear to have any such discounts at this time.
Adwords credits are not included in any hosting plan.
Some cloud and dedicated plans could be used for video streaming, depending on your needs.
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