As the name suggests, Canadian Web Hosting is a Canada-based web host that has been in business since 1998 and has proudly served over 18,000 customers. As one of the few SSAE 16 certified service providers in Canada, it takes compliance and privacy (including Canada’s PIPEDA laws) very seriously.
This company offers Linux and Windows hosting accounts with lots of extra services that make it a one-stop shop for your hosting needs. Its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
In brief, Canadian Web Hosting’s hosting plans feature:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free and premium backup services
- Domain registration service
- Unlimited addon domains
- SSL certificates
- Unlimited disk space and bandwidth
As you can see, these basic features offer everything a new website owner could want. You can choose SSL certificates from RapidSSL or GeoTrust, and the SSL packages come with installation, CSR generation, compatibility, and 24/7 support, so you can enjoy a seamless, secure experience. Additionally, the Barracuda Spam Firewall with SpamAssassin and ASSP keep you safe from any malware, viruses and spyware.
It’s one thing securing your data in transit with SSL etc., but you also need to keep your data safe from disaster, and this is where this company’s premium backup services come in. It uses the CloudSafe online backup system to automate backups and retentions, and it optimizes your data storage so that you don’t use more storage than you need to.
Canadian Web Hosting provides tools to help you establish your web presence without any programming knowledge. While the SitePad web builder is included in the Softaculous app installer, the Weebly website builder needs to be bought separately. Both builders offer free trials so you can try them before you buy them.
Pricing and Support
You can choose between three different hosting packages: Lite, Express, and Enhanced. The Lite package lets you host a single domain with 1 GB storage and unlimited bandwidth; it is perfect for those with a single blog or a small business website. The Express package provides 10 GB storage and 10 add-on domains whereas the Enhanced package gives you unlimited storage, bandwidth, and add-on domains. Although this latter package is a little expensive, the other packages seem reasonably priced.
You can pay for hosting periods from one year to ten years, with discounts for longer-term commitments. And when agreeing to such a significant sign-up period, the good news is that the generous 60-day money-back guarantee gives you a good two months to decide if this really is the host for you.
Canadian Web Hosting offers pretty impressive 24/7 support via live chat and telephone, complemented by an efficient ticket system, a comprehensive knowledge base, and a collection of video tutorials.