Canadian company Peel Hosting offers hosting services that sit on servers located in Canada and the United States. Its English- and French-language website sells domains, AWS consulting, SSL certificates, and (of course) hosting.
Features and Ease of Use
The four shared hosting plans provide sufficient disk space and bandwidth for small to medium-sized business websites, plus these features:
- 99.99% uptime guarantee
- Free domain registration on the top two plans
- One, ten, or unlimited websites
- Up to 100 GB disk space
- 20 GB to unlimited bandwidth
Peel Hosting provides the popular and easy-to-use cPanel control panel for managing your hosting. Use it to manage your website files, email accounts, databases, and backups. While you get weekly or bi-weekly automatic backups (depending on the size of your account, up to 25 GB), these are not guaranteed, so you’re encouraged to perform your own backups from the control panel.
The control panel incorporates the Softaculous installer that helps you install 300+ PHP applications, including WordPress, Drupal, Magento, and more. You can also program your own PHP applications if you know how to.
The 99.99% uptime guarantee is pretty impressive, and it promises a full refund if this service level isn’t met. Also, this host tests uptime every five seconds so that issues can be addressed quickly.
Pricing and Support
Peel Hosting provides web hosting at pretty low prices, with many services being cheaper than competitors’ plans. You also get a free domain, but only on the top two plans. On all but the base plan, monthly billing is available, and you can pay in Canadian dollars via PayPal, credit/debit cards, bank transfer, or bank check.
Accounts are activated within two hours of processing your payment, and the 30-day money-back guarantee (for shared hosting) gives you a month to change your mind if your hosting plan doesn’t go according to plan.
You can contact Peel Hosting’s 24/7 technical support (including on Canadian public holidays) by email or ticket. Or, you can call the company during working hours on weekdays. It took about two days to receive a reply to my exploratory email: