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Web Hosting Canada vs A2 Hosting

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Pricing
20 hosting plans 55 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $1.99 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 3 coupons
User Ratings
3.5
4.7
Reliability 3.5
4.5
Pricing 3.5
4.5
User Friendly 3.5
4.5
Support 3.5
4.5
Features 3.5
4.5
User Reviews
20 reviews 1702 reviews
Latest positive review
Good Readl Canadian Hosting
Marcel Schoch,
10
I been with WHC now for 3 months and have the starter plan, The most basic WordPress plan they have. Have never been pressured the upgrade, unlike from what I read from other hosting sites.
I had opened 2 tickets and response... More was quick, ticket was left open long enough for me test and confirm that everything is working fine. Help was was quick each time and the support people are very friendly and helpful.
This is a managed WordPress host. That means PHP, WordPress etc is updated automatically. And WordPress was installed already. I installed all kinds of plugins without limitations so far. I installed a SSL plugin as the base plan does not come with SSL. Now my site uses https. Have plans to host other sites with them.
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Reliable and generous
Aurora Karlsson,
10
A2hosting has been an incredible breath of fresh air after other hosts. Everything works perfectly and the customer support goes beyond expectations, assuring that even issues caused by me are solved effectively, with clear c... More ommunication. There is authenticity and generosity behind this company. I truly recommend them! Less
Latest negative review
Fantastic at first then broke my site twice with their PHP upgrade
Robert Bergeron,
3.2
I have been a long time customer of WHC and for the second time last year, they broke my web site, where I ran a PHP app I am using to inventoried various electronic components I own. First time they broke it, they managed to... More fix it. Since there is no business dependence, I didn't make much of it. But last year, August 2020, they made another PHP upgrade for the cPanel, PHP 7 I believe it was, and they wrecked my site again. Only this time, they could not fix it!
I spent many days, talked to many support reps but they could not fix it. They ended up suggesting that I had changed something in the code, and that I needed to reinstall or upgrade my app. I don't code in PHP, I simply installed, configured and ran the app on my site. It had been there for 5 to 6 years. The app is open source and there were no upgrade at the time. Never bothered them again and will completely end my business relation with them this year now that the 3 years pre-paid subscription comes to an end. Last year I took my domain registration elsewhere also.
If it were an e-cart written in PHP such as Zen-Cart or OSCommerce, I would have lost a lot of business.
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A2hosting unexpectedly stopped my account
Alexander Nachev,
2.0
A2hosting unexpectedly stopped my account with 4 sites for having 2 sites that are actually not illegal and even not important for me. I didnt even receive an email for the ticket A2hosting created!!! I found out that my acco... More unt is closed when i saw a huge SERP drop on my serp tracking. And this is the second BIG seo issue. The first one was that my other 2000$ VPS account was linked with some a2dns.com domain and it was crawled by google with the content of the hosted site. Creating duplicates!!! This is outrageous!!! I feel like i am betrated, i spent so much money and i received attitude of a free hosting. Thats A2hosting for me now: A free hosting for 3000$. They just ban you when they decide and for what they decide. Less
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $3.04 to $9.30 4 plans from $1.99 to $10.99
Under $4

STARTER

$3.89 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Startup

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8 No

Drive

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

ENTERPRISE

$11.89 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Turbo Max

$10.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
No
12 plans from $4.99 to $99.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Runway 1 - Unmanaged

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10 No

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
3 plans from $96.96 to $276.82 17 plans from $99.99 to $599.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DEDICATED PRO

$123.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Unmanaged Hyper 1

$99.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
4 plans from $13.68 to $44.96 6 plans from $4.99 to $74.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Runway 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Over $10

STARTER

$17.49 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Runway 4

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
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Website Builder
4 plans from $0.00 to $23.45 4 plans from $1.99 to $17.99
Under $4

GO

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: 500.02 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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1-PAGE

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8

STARTER

$9.15 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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BASIC

$7.99 / MO
  • Space: 249.96 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10

PRO

$13.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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BUSINESS

$13.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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CDN
No
4 plans from $1.99 to $10.99
Under $4 No

STARTUP

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8 No

DRIVE

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10 No

TURBO MAX

$10.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Resellers
3 plans from $12.48 to $50.02 4 plans from $15.99 to $39.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

RESELLER STARTER

$15.96 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Kickstart

$15.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 599.96 GB
  • Panel: whm
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SSL
3 plans from $39.04 to $156.34 4 plans from $49.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

RAPIDSSL

$49.92 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Basic SSL DV

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
4 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
7 of 9 8 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes Yes
Zen Cart Yes Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
5 of 7 7 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No Yes
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes Yes
Database Support
2 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes Yes
Payment Types Support
3 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer Yes Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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