Toronto-based CanSpace Solutions isn’t new to the web hosting market; it has been one of Canada’s leading providers since 1998. This vendor offers an array of hosting, domain registration, web/logo design, web development, and e-commerce solutions.
CanSpace’s sleek website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
This proudly Canadian provider’s data centers and servers are all located in Canada: in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. All the data centers are powered by 100% green energy, and the data center at Beauharnois, Quebec, is specifically located to take advantage of its proximity to a hydroelectric power station.
As an award-winning web hosting provider, CanSpace can offer a good range of feature-packed web hosting products for individuals and businesses of all sizes. These products include shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS, and fully-managed dedicated servers.
Let’s look at the standard shared hosting features:
- cPanel control panel
- Softaculous auto-installer
- Site builder
- Cloudflare CDN
- Free SSL certificates
- Instant setup and free migration
- Daily backups
Shared hosting is managed using the industry-standard control panel for Linux installations; cPanel. You also get the Softaculous auto-installer, a website builder, free DDoS protection, and Let’s Encrypt / Comodo SSL certificates.
Jailshell SSH access is also allowed so you can easily create Cron jobs. Although remote MySql connections aren’t available, you do get phpMyAdmin for database management.
The three shared hosting packages – Starter, Medium, and Professional – are ideal for private users and small businesses. The Starter plan is understandably the most limited, and the Medium and Professional plans provide more web space and several unlimited features, including bandwidth, MySQL databases, domains, and email accounts. You also get Attracta SEO tools and web application firewall with both plans.
Pricing and Support
This Canadian company prices its hosting plans in Canadian dollars. The plans are reasonably priced but not the cheapest I’ve seen. Although there is no free trial, you do get a 30-day money-back guarantee that provides you with a potential “get out” if you decide to sign up for an annual plan that includes a free domain.
One of CanSpace’s strong points is its “no overselling” commitment that should ensure you get all the resources you pay for.
CanSpace scores highly for customer support, with several support channels that include email, social media, live chat, telephone, and a ticket system. I tried both the 24/7 ticket system and the non-24/7 live chat channels. I was provided with all the information I needed in a professional and friendly manner: