CFHosting.ca Expert Review 2020

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

CFHosting.ca Rating

  • Reliability
    9 / 10
  • Pricing
    7 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9 / 10
  • Support
    9 / 10
  • Features
    8 / 10
8.4
Rated by Michael Lavnduski

Expert Overview

Canadian web hosting

Cfhosting.ca is a Canadian internet based company offering a variety of professional hosting plans and domain management services. Their highly trained staff specializes in hosting services using clustered technology powered by Tier 1 server facilities located in Canada. They have co-location hosting located in Toronto and Brampton offering a complete redundancy to their hosting solutions.

Uptime & Reliability

99.9% uptime guarantee. No reported issues

Cfhosting.ca guarantees their interconnected network with a 99.9% uptime to a super computer server. Their state of the art data centers provide highly secure physical infrastructure including the latest in biometric authentication and video surveillance for added security. This powerful technology helps to maintain protection to your websites and deliver lightning fast website speeds.

Features

Some unusual limitations, but overall not bad

Cfhosting.ca offers three different types of shared hosting plans. You have the option of choosing between Bronze, Silver and Gold packages. The standard Bronze plan includes 100MBIT of bandwidth, 1GB of storage space, as well as 10GB of monthly data transfer. Their middle plan the “Silver” plan offers 3GB of storage space, 100MBIT of Bandwidth and 30GB of monthly data transfer.   For those in need of more domain management options Cfhosting.ca “Gold” plan offers 6GB of storage space, 100MBIT of bandwidth and 60GB of monthly data transfer. If you are in need of a dedicated ip or additional disk space you can have the added on to your account. The bronze package does not come with these features. It is recommended that you upgrade to the middle silver package or gold package to receive addons on. Additional fees of 20/mo will apply.

Support

Easy to contact them for support

Their support teams have a good reputation for being very helpful and easy to work with.  You can contact them via email, or phone and they answer quickly to get you back up and running.

In addition to their direct support, they also offer a high quality FAQ section to help you through the most common types of issues you may have.

Pricing

Overpriced for what you get

The entry level shared plan, which has a number of limitations on bandwidth, speed, disk space and more, costs you $9.95 per month.  This is almost twice what I would have expected to pay.  It is nearly $40 per month for the highest level of shared hosting.

When you move up to VPS solutions it starts at $99 and goes up.  Dedicated servers are all custom built, so they don't have a set price.  Chances are, however, they will be over priced too.

Summary

Good, but pricey

Cfhosting.ca hosting services are a bit pricey for the amount of space you are given depending on the package you choose from. Their answer to this is the quality of service they provide in their servers and security. If you are in need of fixing a problem or have a question or concern, Cfhosting.ca has a schedule of times you will be reached depending on the severity of the issue. This can be found on their website under their support tab on their website. When it comes to selecting a hosting provider, customer support is very important. It is essential to have a live dedicated staff that will help you troubleshoot if you ever run into an error or server issue. I'm a fan of a live support. It is best to find a company that offers live support on their website and 24/7 live support by phone. If you have the patience to wait it out and wait for a response then by all means then you should consider their service. Cfhosting.ca prides themselves on their well-known data center.

Pros:

  • Options for Linux and Windows
  • Highly trained staff
  • Quality dedicated servers - Custom built

Cons:

  • No money back guarantee
  • quite over priced
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Typical CFHosting.ca Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $9.99 - $39.95 3 plans
VPS $88.03 - $443.73 3 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.cfhosting.ca

CFHosting.ca Prices, Plans & Features - 2020

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
1 GB 10.24 GB $9.99 0.0
3 GB 30.72 GB $19.95 0.0
6 GB 61.4 GB $39.95 0.0

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
40 GB 2 GB $88.03 0.0
100 GB 4 GB $221.42 0.0
100 GB 4 GB $443.73 0.0
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Server Locations

Toronto Brampton

A few words from CFHosting.ca

We are a Canadian hosting company with a unique combination of consulting experience, technological skills, and customer service which separates us from our competition. With more than 10 years of experience with Cold Fusion and Windows Applications we have fine-tuned our servers to offer the best performance and uptime for Cold Fusion and ASP.NET applications. By limiting the number of different protocols available per server, we can offer the best stability for Cold Fusion and ASP.NET written applications. Clients deal directly with certified technicians who have Adobe ColdFusion and Microsoft Training. There is no screening process -- you will always reach a qualified technician. All of our dedicated hosting technicians have a minimum of 5 years of hosting experience and are recognized as 2nd level support.

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