CanSpace Solutions is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.
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:
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- Dedicated Server
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I was referred to CanSpace by a friend who has been with them for several years. I was having email issues with my old host as a ton of people were not receiving my emails. Switching to CanSpace resolved this completely and I no longer have to wonder whether or not someone received my email. Site migration went smoothly as well.
I just wanted to share my appreciation for the CanSpace support team. They migrated a BROKEN Wordpress installation from my previous host (it was hacked), fixed it up, removed the hack, and got it up and running for me all within a day. They updated all my plugins to the latest versions and even installed a Wordpress firewall for me. Some developers on Upwork were going to charge me hundreds for this - CanSpace did it all for free once I signed up with them. Super impressed!
Great support from CanSpace and great prices
It's only been a short while, but so far so good. I had no problems getting everything set up, and their control panel comes with a ton of free features (1-click installation being the particularly useful one). Prices are great and support has been fast and very friendly. I'm happy with my choice and definitely recommend these guys for hosting.
I've been using CanSpace for both myself and my clients over the last 2 years. Great support - never had to wait more than 10 minutes for a ticket response. What impresses me the most is the time they take to respond to my tickets and detail they provide in their explanations. Control panel is great (standard cPanel setup), uptime has been excellent, and more features than I will ever use. I have a ton of confidence in these guys and will continue to recommend them.
Great web host
Two months in with CanSpace and have nothing but great things to say. Tech support is great, prices are great, and server speeds are excellent. Had no problems at all getting everything setup and moved over from my previous host. I was beginning to think that my site was just supposed to load slowly (this is what my previous provider was trying to tell me), but it's clear I just made a poor choice with my previous hosting provider. Everything is now loading super fast!
Canspace is a rock-solid web host
Canspace has been awesome from the start - highly recommend their services. I'm building a site using OpenCart and am brand new to all of this. Whenever I call support for tips or advice they are always super kind and easy to talk to, and most importantly - very helpful. They are never in a rush to get me off the phone and without their help I never would have gotten this site online. Prices are great and they charge in Canadian dollars which is also great for me. Thanks so much guys.. I appreciate your professionalism and all the help you've given me!