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3.4
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  • User Friendly
    3.4
  • Support
    3.4
  • Features
    3.4
  • Reliability
    3.5
  • Pricing
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Canadian Webhosting Reviews and Expert Opinion

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Shared Hosting $3.95 - $23.95
VPS $29.95 - $522.50
Dedicated Server $75.00 - $599.00
Cloud Hosting $10.00 - $249.95

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Harvey Dalley

Pinned Review

Harvey Dalley,
4.6
I have searched and compared many shared hosting and reseller plans. CWH may not appear to be the cheapest option but look very carefully at what you get. They are a solid company and truly, all Canadian. That’s important to me! I believe their services match anywhere else, and the support is #1.

Reviews

David L
David L from Canada,

Great..Great service and phenomenal support

4.8
VPS
we have run our e-commerce business for 21. We tried many differwnt host including the 3 largest US companies. We have used then cdn web hosting for 3 years. Honestly, they the very best.. there servers are extremely fast. Support...Read More is always there. For example , toay they restored our site promptly after an idiotic change we made. That's with cov19 and there support working home.. wowLess
Ken Hook

In My Experience the #1 Best Choice for Canadian Business!

4.4
As a website designer I've used and contacted several hosting companies over the years. Without a doubt I've found Canadian Web Hosting (CWH) (https://www.canadianwebhosting.com/) the very best in terms of getting back to me quick...Read Morely and providing the ultimate in service. With many clients having existing web hosts I've had the chance to interact with many. Now, I refer clients only the CWH. I'm also a reseller of their services and have been doing so for over 10 years. I'm very happy with CWH and intend keep sending new clients their way.Less
Brandon T
Brandon T from Canada,

Thankful I did not start a business with CWH as my host.

1.0
As another reviewer had mentioned, I too had excellent service for many years then one day it was all over. I had been hosting small sites for friends and family and I loved the interface from CWH and the one click installs. The b...Read Moreandwidth available to me from the Okanagan was the best of all hosting providers I had tested with the least number of hops.

Then one day a friend informed me he was not receiving emails properly. I tried to login to my CWH account and found I could not, I submitted a ticket and from that point forward I felt like I was chatting with an online scam of some sort as they were "hmmm don't see any issues on our end" then I would reply indicating I had had hosting service with them for years, "ah yes it appears we had a hardware failure and we are attempting to resolve the issue". No problem, right? I mean, stuff happens, let’s work together to rectify the issue because that is what customers expect from a reputable company. They could not recover ANY of the data (half dozen sites some with multiple SQL databases and thousands of emails).

I gave CWH 1 star on each of the options below even though a couple of the items I would list at 4-5 star but the average score was waaaaay too high for this company considering there is absolutely nothing more important when it comes to web hosting than reliability.
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Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson from Canada,

This hosting Company ruined my business

2.4
My story is a long and drawn out one. I have been a customer of Canadian Webhosting for almost 18 months now. The story starts at the beginning. For the first year all services and functionality were flawless. In that whole year w...Read Moree never saw even 1 outage and we did not require customer support at all. We have many different web entities on these servers, with some being fairly data intensive and others simply being landing pages. We then needed to re-subscribe for another year and did so happily.....

THAT WAS WHEN DISASTER STRUCK!
The day after resubscribing our servers went down and required rebooting. We thought this was odd since nothing had changed from the previous year. It has been a disaster ever since and leading up to yesterday has ruined my business and years of work. Over the next approximately 2 months our servers kept going down every other day without notice. We would call and have them rebooted and make changes on our end that Canadian Webhosting support prescribed. None of this helped and we kept asking if upgrading to a more robust server plan would help. We never got a straight answer and so for 2 months we were almost at a 70% server outage rate. This devastated our businesses and we had a -60-70% churn in those months alone. We then decided to upgrade and were given a quote that was almost 40% higher than was on the websites plan page... Basically they knew we needed this upgrade badly and took advantage of this. I refused to pay then inflated price and this is when the problems really started. After we finally settled on a compromised price the hosting company upgraded to the purchased plan. THIS WAS A DISASTER!

Our servers went down less frequently now (Once every 2-3 days) with no fix from support at all. Some steps they took took our websites offline for well over a day at a time and when they would come back online the data would be partially corrupted. Fast track to yesterday. We had a major issue (Once again) and what should have been a simple recovery operation turned into a complete server swap and over 24 hour wait. At this time pretty much all of our data is corrupted and although we have back-ups there are still some issues (Presumably inserted previously due to the server issues).

I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THE USE OF THIS COMPANIES SERVICES. They have basically bankrupted us and ruined over 2 years of work. Some of our sites are still not back up.
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Harvey Dalley
Harvey Dalley from Canada,
Moved from NetFirms

Support is #1.

4.6
I have searched and compared many shared hosting and reseller plans. CWH may not appear to be the cheapest option but look very carefully at what you get. They are a solid company and truly, all Canadian. That’s important to me! I believe their services match anywhere else, and the support is #1.
John Beaton
John Beaton from United States,

CanadianWebHosting review

3.0
I don't know where you get your reviews from but they must have all been written by Canadian Web Hosting people. I've had several problems and only 1 was resolved. Others, they just ignore if it isn't convienient for them. My last...Read More issue was that they suddenly removed support for Entropy Search and when contacted, their solution was to upgrade my service to a more expensive one.Less

Expert Review

Michael Levanduski
Michael Levanduski
Hosting Expert

Expert Overview

Very well established hosting based in Canada

Canadian Web Hosting has been providing hosting services to Canada for over 18 years. They are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with an additional location in Toronto, Ontario and have other server locations throughout Canada. They specialize in providing hosting services to business and enterprise-class clients around the world, and are also one of only a few SSAE 16 certified providers in Canada. They want to offer secure and scalable services to their customers across the globe. They offer a number of dedicated, shared, VPS, cloud and reseller servers that can host both Windows and Linux operating systems. They also offer SSL certificates, backup and data protection, in addition to a number of security services. Their datacenters offer superior infrastructure with many environmental controls and 24/7 monitored security and card entry to their centers.

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9.4
SUPERB!
Rated by Michael Levanduski
  • User Friendly
    9
  • Support
    9
  • Features
    10
  • Reliability
    10
  • Pricing
    9

Uptime & Reliability

100% uptime guarantee

Canadian Web Hosting has a 100% server uptime guarantee according to their home page. They very clearly want to have the best service for their customers, and by having multiple servers and locations across Canada, it seems they are able to provide this. They have many awards for customer satisfaction and their uptime guarantees.

Features

Excellent set of features for all hosting types

Their shared hosting options support both Windows and Linux operating systems, including free transfers. Dedicated server options include budget packages, managed options, enterprise and SSD Servers. Managed and enterprise servers offer fully customizable options, while budget servers come with a standard set of features.  VPS servers can run Linux or Windows, and also offer enterprise and backup options. Cloud hosting also offers shared, private, and enterprise options. Lastly, they also offer reseller hosting with flexible pricing and are self-managed. Additional services from this company include SSL certificates, load balancing, backup and data protection, with managed support and other security options. Each package can have optional back-up, additional ram and additional bandwidth added for a small price. Their security options have malware scanning, firewall and VPN, DDoS and intrusion protection.

Support

High quality support 24/7

This company offers 24/7 support services via live chat, email, a ticketing system or calling their support center. They also offer a FAQ page for quick reference and a knowledge base if you would prefer to research solutions yourself. They reply to customer emails and support tickets within 24 hours, so it seems a better option for quick solutions would be live chat or calling their support tech hotline.

Pricing

Pricing is fairly typical

Shared hosting starts as low as $3.95 a month with basic features such as ease of use, website stats, and email and web mail. Budget dedicated servers start at $59 a month plus any add-ons you would like to include. Windows VPS hosting starts at $39.95 a month and goes up from there, plus any other add-ons you would like to include. On average, this site seems to be fairly reasonable for the shared hosting, but other options are a little pricey. Additional features can add up quickly, but are all reasonably well priced. Differing security options come at a yearly fixed price, and those start at $89 a year for basic malware protection. Lastly, they offer a 60-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your services.

Summary

Leader in Canadian Hosting

Canadian Web Hosting appears to be a leader in web hosting services for Canada and global customers and have been in business for close to 20 years. They offer a number of differing hosting services along with upgrades to any features in their packaging options. Their additional services include security and support options, and with 24/7 support, you will have your questions answered. Their pricing is a little on the higher side compared to other web hosting companies, however, they do have a number of different options with high customizability. Pros:

  • 100% Uptime Guarantee
  • Lots of custom options
  • 24/7 tech support

Cons:

  • With so many options, it can get confusing

Canadian Webhosting Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Linux Lite 2 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $3.95 6.8 Details
Windows Starter 1 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $5.95 6.8 Details
Linux Express 10 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $6.95 8.8 Details
Linux Enhanced Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $13.95 6.8 Details
Windows Pro 10 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $13.95 6.8 Details
Windows Business Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $23.95 6.8 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Linux LV30 20 GB - 512 MB $29.95 6.8 Details
Windows HV40 25 GB - 1 GB $39.95 6.8 Details
Linux LV40 20 GB - 1 GB $39.95 6.8 Details
Enterprise VM10 20 GB - 512 MB $45.00 6.8 Details
Linux LV50 30 GB - 2 GB $49.95 6.8 Details
Windows HV70 60 GB - 3 GB $69.95 6.8 Details
Linux LV80 30 GB - 4 GB $79.95 6.8 Details
Linux LV120 45 GB - 6 GB $119.95 6.8 Details
Windows HV120 100 GB - 6 GB $119.95 6.8 Details
Enterprise VM20 40 GB - 1 GB $138.00 6.8 Details
Enterprise VM30 70 GB - 2 GB $245.00 6.8 Details
Enterprise VM40 100 GB - 4 GB $448.00 6.8 Details
Enterprise VM50 150 GB - 6 GB $522.50 6.8 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Clearance 1 1 TB 2 x 3.00GHz 4 GB $75.00 6.8 Details
Clearance 2 500 GB 4 x 2.00GHz 4 GB $79.00 6.8 Details
Clearance 3 1 TB 4 x 2.00GHz 4 GB $79.00 6.8 Details
Clearance 4 1 TB 4 x 2.00GHz 4 GB $89.00 6.8 Details
Budget 1 250 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 2 GB $89.00 6.8 Details
Clearance 6 1 TB 4 x 2.00GHz 4 GB $109.00 6.8 Details
Budget 2 1 TB 2 x 3.00GHz 6 GB $109.00 6.8 Details
Clearance 5 2 TB 4 x 2.00GHz 4 GB $119.00 6.8 Details
Clearance 7 2 TB 4 x 2.00GHz 4 GB $119.00 6.8 Details
SSD 1 64 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 6 GB $119.00 6.8 Details
Budget 3 1 TB 2 x 3.00GHz 12 GB $129.00 6.8 Details
SSD 2 120 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 12 GB $139.00 4.8 Details
SSD 3 120 GB 4 x 2.00GHz 16 GB $169.00 6.8 Details
Managed 1 500 GB 4 x 2.00GHz 12 GB $179.00 6.8 Details
SSD 4 240 GB 4 x 2.00GHz 24 GB $199.00 6.8 Details
Managed 2 1 TB 4 x 2.00GHz 16 GB $219.00 6.8 Details
SSD 5 512 GB 4 x 2.00GHz 32 GB $259.00 6.8 Details
Managed 3 2 TB 4 x 2.00GHz 24 GB $299.00 6.8 Details
Enterprise 1 2 TB 6 x 2.00GHz 24 GB $399.00 6.8 Details
Enterprise 2 2.19 TB 6 x 3.00GHz 32 GB $499.00 6.8 Details
Enterprise 3 1.76 TB 6 x 2.00GHz 48 GB $599.00 6.8 Details

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM Bandwidth Price Score
Node1 10 GB 1 core 256 MB 1.5 TB $10.00 6.8 Details
Node2 20 GB 2 cores 2 GB 1.5 TB $49.95 6.8 Details
Node3 30 GB 3 cores 3 GB 1.5 TB $79.95 6.8 Details
Node4 40 GB 4 cores 4 GB 1.5 TB $109.95 6.8 Details
Node5 50 GB 5 cores 5 GB 1.5 TB $149.95 6.8 Details
Node6 60 GB 6 cores 6 GB 2.5 TB $179.95 6.8 Details
Node7 70 GB 7 cores 7 GB 2.5 TB $209.95 6.8 Details
Node8 80 GB 8 cores 8 GB 2.5 TB $249.95 6.8 Details

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