Reviews and expert opinion CanSpace Solutions

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Proudly Canadian company CanSpace can provide you with reasonably priced hosting packages backed by superior support, just as it does for some of Canada’s largest organizations and government agencies.

Overview

CanSpace SolutionsCanSpace 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

CanSpace Solutions

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 packagesStarter, 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:

CanSpace Solutions

How much does CanSpace Solutions cost?
CanSpace Solutions offers plans from $6 to $23. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which CanSpace Solutions plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. CanSpace Solutions can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from CanSpace Solutions here.
How good is CanSpace Solutions’s customer support?
CanSpace Solutions is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result ofCanSpace Solutions being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.

Pricing

4.0

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Greg Cholakov
Canada
jonmt.pw/
5.0
Best host in Canada!

As a result of the coronavirus crisis we have (temporarily) moved all our operations online and needed to beef up our website. We were paying a fortune with our last host and site speeds were terrible and costing us business. We switched to CanSpace and within a day they had us fully migrated. We are actually paying LESS than before, and our site is performing way better. The migration was a pretty complicated one as we weren't even coming from a cPanel-based host, but they did it all for free and everything is working 100%.

March 26, 2020
Andrew Rabine
Canada
sonnensyst.pro/
5.0
Great host for a small business

We just finished moving our entire company over to CanSpace and the process was smooth and efficient. We have about 15 staff using their email accounts regularly, so it was extremely important to us to make sure everything was migrated correctly and that there was no downtime. Their sales staff are great and immediately alleviated all of my concerns - they were very knowledgeable and held out hands throughout the entire process. I could not be happier.

March 04, 2020
Ali Hussein
Lao Peopleӳ Democratic Republic
5.0
Great Wordpress Host

I was with a really cheap provider and let's just say I was getting what I was paying for. I switched to CanSpace about a month ago - I'm paying a few dollars more a month but now my site is flying. I never realized Wordpress was not supposed to be so slow. They also helped me install some caching plugins and set up CloudFlare, which has made a massive difference. They definitely know Wordpress and I would recommend them to anyone hosting a Wordpress site.

January 22, 2020
SUZETTE DAigle
Canada
1.0
Terrible to set up confusing disorganized irritating and not user freindly

I have struggled through the set up twice and it is the opposite of intuitive. By the time you are finished, you will be angry. It works once you go through the hell of setting it up. It takes way too much time. Only for people who love being tortured.

January 03, 2020
Steve Janovich
Europe
garmonia.best/
5.0
Reliable Canadian host

Great option for web hosting in Canada. My needs were basic and I'm only paying a few bucks a month, but they treated me very professionally and walked me very patiently through the entire process of getting my site up and running. They even reached out a few days later to ask how everything was going! My site is running smoothly now and I'm looking forward to building it up more. Great experience here.

December 23, 2019
Brandon Iannis
USA
5.0
Great service

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.

November 19, 2019
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Comparison

How does CanSpace Solutions match up to the competition?

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Bottom line on CanSpace Solutions

CanSpace Solutions is a credible Canadian hosting provider run by a professional, business-oriented team. Its hosting plans are reasonably priced, and it provides more than satisfactory support.

CanSpace Solutions might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • 24/7 customer support
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Affordable hosting plans
  • Free SSL certificates

Cons

  • No Windows-based hosting
  • No SSD storage
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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