HostedinCanada is fine, but fine is not good enough. While HostedinCanada is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.
HostedinCanada is a division of 100% Canadian business 1529966 AB Ltd., which has been serving Canadian and international customers with complete and affordable hosting packages for more than 20 years. This “truly Canadian company” has a datacenter in Calgary.
Features and Ease of Use
Building a custom website from scratch isn’t easy. It can take thousands of lines of code and many hours to complete. This is where the free SiteMush website builder comes in handy. It is integrated into the cPanel control panel and includes 350 ready-to-use themes with more than 40 widgets. The simple drag-and-drop interface helps you create beautiful websites that adapt to all screen sizes, and you can even design websites with different appearances for different add-on domains.
Alternatively, you can use the Softaculous installer to install 400+ free web apps with just one click. It shouldn’t take long to create a CMS-backed site connected to a MySQL database.
Other features of the cPanel shared hosting are:
- Unlimited email addresses
- PostgreSQL and MariaDB
- FTP and SFTP
- Free SSL certificates
- PCI compliance
- Free setup
HostedinCanada uses CloudLinux to isolate you from the adverse effects of other hosted users so that no one can encroach on your resources or bandwidth. The MaxCDN content delivery network caches content for speedier delivery, and it filters malicious traffic from reaching your server.
In case the worst should happen, you can create daily backups of your WordPress site or PrestaShop store (for example) and revert to them for up to 30 days. If you do decide on the WordPress hosting package, you’ll benefit from a staging area (to test any changes) and a free premium WordPress theme.
Pricing and Support
Switching to HostedinCanada is super-easy. If you sign up for a year or more, you’re eligible for free website migration and a free domain. You can choose add-ons at the checkout at affordable monthly prices; for example, SiteLock, managed PPC, and managed SEO services.
I like the fact that HostedinCanada’s easy-to-scale web hosting accounts are provisioned instantly upon payment. And you have a month to change your mind if you’re not entirely happy, thanks to the 30-day money-back guarantee.
Several testimonials suggest that customers are satisfied with HostedinCanada’s “professional and super-attentive” support team. You can contact them via live chat or ticket, or call the team between 8.30 am and 5 pm on weekdays. I tried the live chat.
For self-support, you’ll find a comprehensive set of tutorial videos.