Reviews and expert opinion Dynamic Hosting

Ranked 1048th from 3102 Web Hosting
4.3
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Support
4.4
Pricing
4.2
Server locations
Vancouver
Calgary
Greater Toronto Area
Halifax
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Dynamic Hosting offers Canadian servers on both coasts, SSD storage, a 99.99% uptime guarantee, and a good price point for the performance. An interesting choice for webmasters with a strong American presence, but the lack of specified MySQL capabilities raises a few concerns.

Overview

Dynamic Hosting

Dynamic Hosting is a Canadian company that’s been in business since 1999. It offers shared web hosting, VPS hosting, and cloud-based VPS packages. Dynamic Hosting operates 413 servers throughout Canada including Vancouver, Calgary, and Halifax. Support is available in English and French.

Features and Ease of Use

Dynamic Hosting offers coast-to-coast Canadian servers. Not only does this ensure excellent speed-to-market if you’re targeting a Canadian readership, but it offers proximity to the American market without subjecting webmasters to American law.

All shared hosting packages are Linux-based and come with automatic nightly data backups retained for 90 days along with free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates. In addition, there are also disaster recovery backups with off-site data storage along with over 150 one-click application installation options including WordPress, Magento, and Drupal.

Uptime is guaranteed at an industry-leading 99.99%. Unfortunately, there is no specific mention of MySQL capabilities.

Here are some of the features available:

  • SSD storage
  • PHP 7
  • FTP access
  • Cloudflare CDN
  • Automatic malware scans and removals

For advanced webmasters, Dynamic Hosting also offers unmanaged and managed VPS hosting plans with full root access. Here are some of the features they come with:

  • RAID 10 storage
  • SSD storage (as an add-on)
  • Plesk control panel (as an add-on)
  • Management services
  • RAM and storage upgrades
  • Daily backups
  • Offsite data backups (as an add-on)

There’s also a managed WordPress plan available featuring Dynamic Hosting’s “Never Get Hacked” guarantee. The feature list for this includes:

  • SSD storage
  • PHP 7
  • Nightly backups with 90+ day data storage
  • Free restores from backups
  • Automatic WordPress updates
  • Managed firewall
  • DDoS attack protection

Pricing and Support

Dynamic Hosting’s entry-level price relative to competitors is good, and upgrading to the “Ultimate 3 Year Plan” gets you unlimited storage, add-on domains, and databases for just a twofold increase in price.

On the negative side, while there’s a 99.99% uptime guarantee, Dynamic Hosting’s failure to mention its specific MySQL capabilities makes it hard for webmasters to know what kind of speeds you’ll get until you start using the service.

The managed WordPress plan costs about twice as much as the “Ultimate 3 Year Plan” pricing for similar functionality and additional security features. If you’re running a sophisticated website prone to hacking attempts, you may find the peace of mind to be worth the additional cost, however.

Dynamic Hosting offers a 30-day free shared hosting trial with no upfront payment required, so you can also try out its service risk-free.

There are five different VPS hosting plans offered. The feature lists are identical, with the only differences being storage, traffic, and processing speeds. Plans range from 2-12 vCPU cores, 50-500GB RAID 10 disk space, 5-30TB bandwidth, and 2-12GB RAM.

Unfortunately, SSD must be purchased as an add-on for all of these plans. The price-to-value ratio is okay —  about 1:1. However, the value relative to competitors is good, especially for Canada-based hosting.

Dynamic Hosting

Support is available in English and French, but the website is English-only. Technical phone and live chat support is available 24/7 and I found them to be friendly and helpful. There’s also an on-site ticketing system through which I got a reply within 24 hours. A self-help knowledge base can answer some basic technical questions.

Pricing

4.2

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
5 GB
Unlimited
+
1
$2.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$5.59
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
$12.66
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
5 GB
Unlimited
+
1
$2.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$5.59
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$12.66
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
5 TB
2 cores
2 GB
$9.67
100 GB
10 TB
4 cores
4 GB
$14.90
200 GB
15 TB
6 cores
6 GB
$22.37
350 GB
20 TB
8 cores
8 GB
$31.33
500 GB
30 TB
12 cores
12 GB
$48.51
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
5 TB
2 cores
2 GB
$9.67
100 GB
10 TB
4 cores
4 GB
$14.90
200 GB
15 TB
6 cores
6 GB
$22.37
350 GB
20 TB
8 cores
8 GB
$31.33
500 GB
30 TB
12 cores
12 GB
$48.51
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
400 GB
4 x 2.40GHz
8 GB
$67.18
1.76 TB
12 x 3.30GHz
40 GB
$194.15
400 GB
4 x 3.10GHz
8 GB
$67.18
120 GB
6 x 2.80GHz
12 GB
$82.12
1000 GB
8 x 2.40GHz
48 GB
$134.40
1.95 TB
12 x 2.80GHz
128 GB
$238.97
1.95 TB
6 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$89.59
400 GB
12 x 2.80GHz
32 GB
$97.06
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
400 GB
4 x 2.40GHz
8 GB
$67.18
1.76 TB
12 x 3.30GHz
40 GB
$194.15
400 GB
4 x 3.10GHz
8 GB
$67.18
120 GB
6 x 2.80GHz
12 GB
$82.12
1000 GB
8 x 2.40GHz
48 GB
$134.40
1.95 TB
12 x 2.80GHz
128 GB
$238.97
1.95 TB
6 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$89.59
400 GB
12 x 2.80GHz
32 GB
$97.06
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Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
5 TB
2 core
2 GB
$30.07
200 GB
10 TB
4 cores
6 GB
$67.71
500 GB
15 TB
12 cores
16 GB
$165.58
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
5 TB
2 core
2 GB
$30.07
200 GB
10 TB
4 cores
6 GB
$67.71
500 GB
15 TB
12 cores
16 GB
$165.58
More Details
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Dynamic Hosting

Bottom line on Dynamic Hosting

Dynamic Hosting offers free SSL certificates, daily backups, and a 30-day money back guarantee at a competitive price point. E-commerce merchants selling to the American market will find it hard to not be tempted by that — but the lack of specific MySQL capabilities is troubling.

Pros

  • SSD storage
  • Free SSL certificates
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Live chat support available

Cons

  • MySQL capabilities unclear
  • Price of WordPress hosting above average
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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