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Q: Need help shopping for Canadian web host ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Need help shopping for Canadian web host
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: jacqueline1776-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 16 Aug 2006 02:17 PDT
Expires: 15 Sep 2006 02:17 PDT
Question ID: 756519
I need help finding a good *Canadian* webhost (ownership and servers
in Canada, not in the US) that can run the latest version of
WordPress.  I plan to
use it for multiple WordPress blogs on multiple domains.  I don't need
e-mail services.  I need a host/plan that can handle at least 10
gigs/month of traffic.  I am looking for a host that has a good
reputation for customer service, especially for customers who are not
very tech-savvy.

I'd like suggestions of at least three hosting companies to choose
from, with links to summaries of the plan(s) they offer that meet my
needs, costs, and if they have any rules/restrictions regarding

*Not* Amray Hosting.
Subject: Re: Need help shopping for Canadian web host
Answered By: hummer-ga on 16 Aug 2006 07:46 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi  jacqueline1776,

After going through the recommendations at "CoOp Tools", I have chosen
3 webhosts which meet your needs.

Web Hosting in Canada

1) (British Columbia)
Copper: about $179.40 per year /  32GB / 
BBB Online Reliability Program (since 6/1/2000) Inc. has been securing internet identities for many years.
We are 100 per cent Canadian owned and are a spin-off from the
internet pioneers who founded the .CA domain in 1987 and managed the
.CA registry from their offices at the University of British Columbia.
Uptime is typically 99.9%.

Acceptable Use Policy

Webhosting Technical Guide

2) TeraByte (Alberta)
3U: $84.99 per year / 10GB / 
24/7 365 live support
* no annoying voice mail runaround
* competitive pricing
* live tech support operators at all times
* real people answer your call at all times with real answers
* real support in real time with no canned answers
* our commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction
* Canada's largest webhost and still growing with no advertising other
than word of mouth
over 2000 megabits per second of multihomed bandwidth
* We are so confident we can provide you with the best hosting
experience, we'll prove it! Use this form and sign up for 30 days
absolutely free!!!.

Acceptable Use Policy

3) (British Columbia)
Mini: $70.89 per year / 10GB / guarantees that the network will be available 99% of
the time in a given month, excluding scheduled maintenance.

Terms of Service and Policies

I was glad to work on this for you. If it were me, I think I would try
TeraByte's 30 days free offer, although Webnames is the only BBB
member (a big plus). If you have any questions or if you find none are
suitable for you, please post a clarification request and wait for me
to respond before closing/rating my answer.

Thank you,

Google Search Terms Used: canadian webhosts web hosts canada

Clarification of Answer by hummer-ga on 17 Aug 2006 13:31 PDT
Hi jacqueline1776,

Hm, give me a chance to do a bit of preliminary research first to make
sure I'll be able to help you before you post a question for me (it's
easy, just put "For hummer-ga" in the subject line).  I'll let you
know one way or the other - sit tight.


Clarification of Answer by hummer-ga on 17 Aug 2006 16:43 PDT
Ok, jacqueline1776, I'm game. H
jacqueline1776-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thank you so much.  I have talked with Tera-Byte's sales staff and
they have exactly what I need.  I Googled them and all their other
customers who mention them seem to love them.  Great job finding me
such a great web host.

Subject: Re: Need help shopping for Canadian web host
From: hummer-ga on 17 Aug 2006 11:53 PDT
Dear jacqueline1776,

Thank you for your good news, I was wondering how you were making out!
I'm glad you ended up with Terra-Byte, sounds good for the price and
support. Thank you also for your nice note, rating, and tip, all are

Good luck with your blogs!
Subject: Re: Need help shopping for Canadian web host
From: jacqueline1776-ga on 17 Aug 2006 13:19 PDT
Hey hummer I've since done a little more market and legal research
today and realized that it's probably a better idea in the long run
for me to host in the UK instead (I have links to online gambling
sites and I want to host my where this is expressly legal -- I thought
it was in Canada but it turns out the legality is in question).

Is there a way on Google Answers for me to submit a research question
directly to just you?  I was really happy with the job you did
researching Canadian web hosts and would like to pay you the same
amount to do it again for UK web hosts.  Please advise, thanks.

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