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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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!
Low cost but if you want any features they tell you to pay 9X as much
I've used Canspace as a domain registrar for several years now, and decided to switch my hosting to them as well to keep my sites on Canadian servers. Unfortunately, I haven't had the same experience as the commenters above. Their services might be okay if you're just looking to upload some files onto a server, but tech support refuses to do a number of things for me because I'm on a shared server. I pay $10/month to be on the Medium hosting platform: to run Python 3 or Node.js they want me to go to the VPS option (starts at $90/month). If I'm buying a Toyota Camry and want to know if there's a more powerful engine, you don't point me at a Ferrari and say that's the only option.I cannot recommend Canspace as a host and will be looking to more reasonable providers to do my hosting going forward.
Reliable WordPress hosting in Canada
I have been having my domains with canspace for many years and finally decided to move my hosting over as well after a ton of ongoing issues with my last host. Their tech support held my hand during the whole migration process and have been 10x more responsive than my last hosting provider. They even helped me update and customize my theme which is really above and beyond what I was expecting. Kudos to the whole CanSpace support team - I can't recommend these guys enough!
Great Wordpress hosting in Canada
I gave CanSpace a call and they answered on the first ring, walked me through the migration process of my Wordpress blog from my current provider to them, and even helped me diagnose some performance issues before I had switched to them. I signed up shortly after the call and they had me switched over within a few hours and gave me a followup call when everything was done, which was a great gesture. Their live chat guys are great and always around when you need them, and their prices are very competitive. Nice to be back with a Canadian company as well.
Great experience with CanSpace so far - thanks team!
We have a pretty resource-intensive Joomla site, and over the last few years it had been loading more and more slowly with our previous provider. Some of our pages were taking nearly 5 seconds to come up. We wanted to keep our business in Canada and saw that CanSpace came highly recommended. After a lengthy call with one of their support agents I felt confident, so we went ahead and made the plunge. I expected the migration to take weeks of back and forth, but they had everything migrated and running flawlessly the same day, and literally 10x faster than our previous host. Support has always been there when we've needed it, which has been admittedly not very often. Overall a great experience and we will be moving more sites to them in the future.