100% Canadian Shared Hosting
Canadian Web Hosting offers a wide variety of services from cheap shared web hosting to enterprise level infrastructure. Unlike many of the smaller Canadian providers, they have built extensive infrastructure and web services that include Evizone (a secure communication and file transfer service), various cloud (including private cloud) options and proactive security services. My personal websites are now hosted with Kickassd. Prior to that, Canadian Web Hosting was my shared web host of choice. Uptime guarantees, hosting features, etc. are often very similar from shared host to shared host. If you are looking for enterprise and cloud hosting in a non-shared environment, they do offer many powerful upgraded options.
This is important for many that appreciate the Canadian privacy laws, which are less intrusive than those in the United States. There are also certain business sectors which require that your data is hosted in Canada. Your data is secure. Your data belongs to you.
BILLED IN CANADIAN DOLLARS
At one point this did not make a difference. However, with the rise of the USD against our Canadian dollar, it has become advantageous to pay in Canadian Dollars. Additionally, if you are paying in American dollars as a non-Canadian, there are real savings placing a well priced web host into an absolute bargain. Not all other Canadian hosts bill in Canadian Dollars.
COMPLIANCE AND CERTIFICATIONS
They are ISO 27002, SSAE 16 AT 101 SOC 2 and SOC 3 certified and have a SLA (Service Level Agreement) that guarantees 100% network availability with 100% redundancy between their Vancouver and Toronto Data Center’s. More importantly they are also PIPEDA (The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) and 100% PHIPA (The Personal Health Information Privacy Act) compliant. They also utilize COBIT for the IT framework. For the average shared hosting client these certifications won’t be important.
IN-HOUSE TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Good technical support can make the difference between providers. Having worked over a decade in a support environment myself, I know this all too well. In my personal experience issues were resolved by qualified staff instead of canned answers. Most tickets were resolved within four hours. They do offer some shorter response time SLA services if you are willing to pay for it. Of course, if you happen to find yourself in Vancouver, you can always arrange to meet their staff and check out their location.
DO YOU NEED A CANADIAN SHARED WEB HOST?
If you are looking for speed, resources and exceptional support in shared hosting… check out my experience with Kickassd Hosting. They are unmatched. If you are needing Canadian Identity in your hosting or billing in Canadian Dollars, Canadian Web Hosting has a plethora of hosting packages from the insanely cheap resource limited shared hosting all the way up to fully managed dedicated and private cloud hosting with power to spare. On a special note, their marketing staff are outstanding to communicate with. With shared hosting you do have a 60 day money back guarantee. What are you waiting for? Edit: If you are in the market for enterprise resources and extensive infrastructure services, CWH may be exactly what you are looking for.