Best Canadian WordPress Hosting 2014

There are thousands of web hosting companies trying to race to the top so as to be called as ‘world class companies.’ However, people would only know a few, and these little list that we have confirms only the best and the most prominent web hosting companies to this date.

This list is the perfect stop for you.

I wish I could help you decide for a web hosting solution. In fact, there’re many things to consider whenever we bring up the topic.

However, to assist you with the options, you may want to know only the essential things you need to look at for each of the companies listed below. Note also that prices and even features sets may not be updated anymore at the time of your reading.

Let’s get started!


1. HostPapa

Seems like this company is trying to prove something authoritative because of the word ‘papa.’ Proud to have over 70 years of combined experience in web hosting services, HostPapa is one of the best web hosting companies in Canada today. Their best features include a free website builder, free online marketing tools, web services and apps such as blogs and shopping carts, and even a large database of tutorials and documentation to assist their clients.

The normal monthly rate for a web hosting plan is $8.99 a month, but that price could get slashed off upon promo launch or upon the duration of the contract being signed. Listed below are some of the key inclusions in this package:

  • Unlimited disk space, monthly bandwidth, add-on domains, databases, and e-mail accounts
  • No setup fees
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • cPanel
  • FTP access
  • Environment-friendly technology
  • Over $250 of ad credits
  • SEO tools
  • Virus-scanning feature + spam protection
  • SSL option + password protection
  • 24/7 live chat, e-mail, and phone support

Outside these web hosting plans, you can also own a reseller hosting plan that starts with $19.95 a month for the ‘bronze’ package, and can hit up to $79.95 a month for the ‘Titanium’ package.

Lastly, you may also get interested in HostPapa’s offering of GoMobi, an app that you can use to maximize your website in the mobile way. Get the 30-day free trial, or start a subscription at $2.99 a month.


2. FatCow

A company that has been in the web hosting industry since 1998, FatCow is known for being friendly and for being unique for their HeiferCratic Oath and on how they ID their technical terms, such as the ‘MiniMoo’ plan. FatCow is as of now catering to small and medium businesses, but they also offer customizable web hosting plans to individuals.

FatCow’s monthly rate starts at $9.49 a month billed for 12 months, or cheaper at $7.49 a month for a 3-year contract. Features of the web hosting plan include:

  • Virtually unlimited disk space and bandwidth
  • Unlimited POP mailboxes
  • Free domain name registration
  • Point-and-click site builder
  • Free scripts and shopping carts
  • SSL secure server
  • Directory listing, SEO, and ad credits included
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Support via online chat, e-mail, and phone

Domain registration is also available at $15.99 a year for the .com extension. Outside these, reseller hosting plans start with $49.95 a year. Lastly, FatCow is also open for affiliates, just in case you want to earn a few by referring them to your friends.


3. BlueHost

One of the world’s leading web host, BlueHost is among the world’s most trusted solution not only for web hosting plans but even for domain listing. The regular rate starts at $6.99 a month, and you get:

    Unlimited domain hosting
  • Unlimited space and bandwidth
  • Unlimited e-mail accounts
  • Free domain listing
  • Site builder + templates
  • $100 ad credits
  • Support for Secure Shell, SSl, FTP, stats, CGI, Ruby, Perl, MySQL, and PHP

Other offerings include VPS hosting that starts at $29.99 a month and can even get up to $119.99 a month for the ‘Ultimate’ plan. If you want a dedicated web hosting server, the price ranges from $149.99 to $249.99 a month.


4. HostGator

A 2002-web hosting company that is proud to have hosted over 9,000,000 domains, HostGator is also among the most reputed not only in Canada but internationally. Their award-winning services come with very friendly packages, such as the basic web hosting plan that starts with $3.96 a month for the current promo package.

Included are these features:

  • Unlimited disk space and bandwidth
  • Unlimited subdomains, FTP accounts, e-mail accounts, and MySQL databases
  • 1 domain allowed
  • 45-day money-back guarantee
  • 24×7 phone, ticket, and chat support
  • $100 worth of ad credits
  • Support for scripts and apps
  • E-commerce features

Reseller plans are also available at only $24.95 a month for the ‘Aluminum’ package, and $174 a month for the dedicated servers. At $12.95 a year also, you can also simply enlist your domain name.


5. GreenGeeks

A leader in green technology for web hosting solutions, GreenGeeks has been around since 2006 and is based in Los Angeles, California. All their services are backed with the latest technology, and comes with 30-day money-back guarantees and a 99.9% server uptime.

At $7.95 a month for the basic hosting service, you get these inclusions aside from the usual offerings:

  • 24/7 North American support
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Auto-installer for 150+ apps
  • Website builder and free website scripts
  • SSL Secure Server
  • Shopping carts
  • Support for multimedia files

Reseller hosting plans are also available from a ‘Seed’ package that starts with $19.95 a month to $99.95 a month for the ‘Forest’ package. VPS Hosting is also available and starts at $39.95 a month, and $169 a month for the dedicated server hosting package.


6. HostMonster

A veteran web hosting company since 1996, HostMonster has been trusted by many for their award-winning 24×7 support. Aside from the basic hosting plans, you can also avail for their VPS hosting that starts at $14.99 a month up to $59.99, or a dedicated server for $74.99 starting package.

The regular web hosting plan amounts to $6.99 a month and includes:

  • Unlimited domains, space, e-mail accounts, FTP accounts, and databases
  • Drag-and-drop site builder
  • SSH, Spam protection, web file manager, custom cronjobs
  • Quad-core servers with 24/7 monitoring
  • Free search engine submission
  • $100 Google ad credits
  • Shopping carts and social network support
  • Anytime money-back guarantee


7. Canadian Web Hosting

Want a real Canadian service? Canadian Web Hosting offers a rare 100% network uptime, 60-day money-back guarantee, SOC-1 Type II certification for services, and even cloud hosting at $10 a month! Their data centers are located in Vancouver and in Toronto.

Shared hosting starts with $3.95 a month, while VPS hosting is at $25.95 a month. If you prefer a dedicated server, they offer a very cheap but elegant package amounting to only $75 monthly.

Lastly, they also offer other web-related services such as SEO (starting at $59.40 per year), mobile web hosting, data backup, malware scanning, and SSL certifcations.


8. 4GoodHosting

Proud to be rated ‘A’ by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), 4GoodHosting is also happy to have served thousands of clients for over 10 years now. They offer a wide range of services—something that you can really rarely notice for web hosting companies. Included in the services are:

  • Site builders for mobile and web
  • Domain listing and transfer
  • Website transfer
  • SEO
  • SSL certificates
  • Web and graphic design
  • Affiliate marketing

4GoodHosting also offers personal web hosting plans for only $3.95 a month. If you want the best-selling option, the $7.95 a month plan includes unlimited transfers already plus 10GB of storage. Lastly, VPS hosting is also available for a regular rate of $24.99 a month, but you can also avail some discounts and more features depending on your configuration and your needs.

Comments

  1. says

    Hmmm…good to see a quick summary of viable hosting services available out there. As a Canadian I was interested in the Canadian Web Hosting option as I haven’t heard of them before. Thanks!

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