Web Hosting Canada… Why I Chose

Thanks for checking out my first blog and post, and what better way to start then to talk about hosting a Blog!!

Not sure about you, but I was certainly procrastinating setting myself up, (will talk about what pushed me to do it in a different post, since if you found this post you want to know more about hosting) so when I finally took the plunge I chose WebHostingCanada (whc.ca) and have no regrets.

Full Disclosure: I have since joined their affiliate program, the links I have provided in this post Provide You with a discount off the regular price, but I do receive a commission.  Additional Disclosure: ALL bloggers writing about Web Hosting have joined an affiliate program, maybe they are not as open about it.

I live in Canada (Big Surprise) and evaluated several other Canadian hosts as well as two very popular, and for good reason, hosting sites in the US BlueHost.com and HostGator.com

Conclusion: ALL ARE EXCELLENT! All bolster 99% uptime, high network speeds, one click installs, and good customer support.  If you are just starting out, or require a more dedicated private server, these are the top hosts.  But let’s explore Web Hosting Canada a little further…

If you live in Canada or live outside of Canada and want to take advantage of Canada’s privacy laws in comparison to your Country, then WHC.ca is a reliable solution.

I am not going to regurgitate any sales plan but rather let’s focus on my experience.

Cost and Value: Winner Web Hosting Canada – key is they provide pricing in CDN funds, so whether you are Canadian or American you are the clear winner on the exchange rate.

HostOur Discounted PriceView Plans
Web Hosting CanadaStarting $3.99
Recommend Pro: $5.59
In CDN dollars!
Basic $3.95 USD
Plus $5.95 USD
Hatchling $3.95 USD
Baby $5.95 USD

Features

WHC is at the top for a reason, loaded with features, easy installs, unmetered bandwidth, email and advanced features which I actual show you below all for a low price. There are some key differences in the “Starter” and “Pro” plans of each and really comes down to one thing… how many domains and websites are you planning to host?  Web Hosting Canada will provide you with 1 free domain registration with all hosting packages.

We chose the WHC Pro package for the simple reason that my wife and I are each hosting our blogs and domains through the account.

Server Location

Even though WHC uptime is among the highest rated server location still plays a big role on timeliness of your page loading.  WHC has serves on both sides of Canada so great for access on both coasts and also to serve both sides of the US as well due to population density.  Timeliness of loading plays an important role to ensure your visitors and customers do not become impatience and leave.  Please ensure you take this in consideration when building your website as well, website design will have more influence on loading times vs the hosting service.

Support

As I write this post here in WordPress in one window I am actively engaged with a live customer support person “Mary” through their Live Chat in another. I am encouraged by the response time to answer my questions both prior to purchase and now following. I have not had an “issue” as of yet, rather engaged customer support to walk me through implementing certain email forwarding features through the control panel.

Control Panal

I really struggle when other blogs only compare hosting reliability statistics, the top hosting sites are essentially indistinguishable on performance, or they focus on signing you up for the service (likely because they get a commission) But what about once you purchase, what does the actual interface look like? Few if any provide you a behind the curtain view of the control panel, accessibility of features, so you get a feel for how easy or confusing the interface is.

NOT ME THOUGH! 🙂

I am extremely happy to share with you WHC’s cPanel.  As you can see, a multitude of features which are clearly labeled and provided in sections.  Though I did not get the same peak as I am providing to you, I am extremely happy with the ease of use of the cPanel, and the detailed descriptions of the documentation when you click on any of these features.

I hope you find it useful!

Thank you very much to spending the time to join me on my first Blog Post! Please ask me any questions in the comments section and hope you enjoy starting your own website and choosing a reliable hosting provider.

…and there you have it! Loaded with features, good customer support, one-click WordPress installs (let me know in the comments section if you want me to walk you through that in a video), multiple domain names, 99% uptime, unmetered bandwidth and website space!

Please help support me by clicking on any of our links, portion of proceeds we donate to support Animal and Kid Hospital Charities.  Happy Blogging!

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