|Hosting Plan||Features||Disk Space||Bandwidth||Price|
|Zero Downtime Hosting Shared||
|CORE I3 Shared||
|XEON QUAD Shared||
|DUAL XEON QUAD Shared||
For the most part, DotCanada offers hosting plans that focus on Linux. However, its Cloud Server plans also allow customers the option of installing a Windows Server.
No, DotCanada won't surprise you with hidden fees. You should be aware that discounted prices that are available when you sign up will not apply when you renew.
DotCanada, however, does make efforts to let you know the regular rates before you complete ordering services.
No, it is not possible to get a dedicated server. Besides the standard shared and reseller plans, you can get a Cloud Hosting plan that features a certain amount of RAM, a number of dedicated processors, and disk space.
The plans limit the amount of disk space but offer unlimited bandwidth for its shared and reseller plans. However, its cloud storage plans limit both the bandwidth and storage space.
Yes, you can register a domain with DotCanada, or transfer an existing one. It is possible to get a free domain if you sign up for hosting services for at least a year.
When signing up for hosting from the company, you are able to sign up for multiple payment plans including monthly and yearly plans.
Some plans only allow a monthly option while others allow a customer to pay 2 or 3 years upfront.
Multiple payment types are accepted including major credit cards and PayPal.
The company offers a 45-day money back guarantee for its hosting plans. Unlike other companies, the refund also includes domain name purchases.
If you are not satisfied with your service, not only will DotCanada give your money back, they will also buy back your domain name.
DotCanada offers customers support through live chat, support tickets, contact form, and phone. Some technical support options such as live chat are available 24/7.
Though the company's main offices are in Canada, it has datacenters in multiple locations in both the USA and Canada including Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Buffalo.
Its datacenter locations feature the best in technology including HP blades with the latest Xeon processors and cloud infrastructure.
In an effort to stand out from other hosting providers, DotCanada provides its customers with a 100% uptime guarantee backed by an SLA. If this guarantee is not met, the company will offer a credit up to 24 times.
For example, if a customer's website is down for an hour, they may get a credit for a day's worth of service.
DotCanada offers support for range of scripting and programming languages including Perl, Ruby on Rails, Python, and PHP to help you build custom websites as well as modify existing platforms.
The company will help its customers transfer both the domain name and website content to its new servers.
Though there are no extra fees with this service, DotCanada cannot offer a guarantee on transferring domain names belonging to another host or registrar.
Though the company will help you transfer items manually, there is no option available for automatic transfers.
The company does not backup any customer website data. It is up to the customer to make the necessary backups to not lose important data.
Customers selecting a host plan can create an unlimited number of email accounts but storage is limited by the amount of email storage specified by the plans.
Many of DotCanada's plans allow customers to host more than one website.
For some plans, an unlimited amount of websites are allowed. So it is possible to register for more than one domain and manage it with a single plan.
Even though the plans may not charge extra to manage more than one domain, domain registration for additional domains will be extra.
DotCanada supports the industry standard cPanel control panel to help customers set up and administer their websites.
With DotCanada's single click installs, customers can easily install popular platforms like Wordpress and Joomla to quickly start a blog or set up a simple website.
In addition, the company offers a Website Builder at no extra charge which does not require scripting or coding skills.
Though there are no specific plans targeting security aspects of hosting, DotCanada does offer a Firewall for its Cloud Hosting plans that allows you to block or grant access filtered by IP address or port.
If you are interested in creating an online store, you can use the one-click install feature to set-up and administer online store platforms such as Cubecart and OpenCart.
You can also purchase and configure SSL certificates for your plans in order to accept online payments.
Since the plans come with ample disk space based on SSD technology that allows for responsive websites, it is possible to host a site with many images.
There is also a one-click install for a gallery that will allow you to present the images in a particular format.