About Hosting Canada

Hello and welcome!

Thanks for dropping by to learn more about the team behind Hosting Canada. We’re proud of our website that is now trusted by roughly 19,000 Canadians each month as a resource for those venturing into the sometimes murky waters of choosing a web host.

Our mission is simple – to help Canadians build online businesses and blogs. We started in the web design space back in 2017 and quickly realised there wasn’t enough high quality information to help people get started. That was our in.

Before Hosting Canada was born, we spent years dealing with far too many clients using terrible big name web hosts. We decided then to only accept new clients who agreed to go with one of the handful of hosting companies we personally recommended and knew to be legitimate at the time.

Eventually, we decided to expand our recommendations from personal discussions with potential clients and put them on this website for anyone to read and hopefully benefit from.

We started Hosting Canada as an educational resource for people looking to bootstrap their first website or upgrade their hosting. It’s been over 6 years now that we have been studying and evaluating hosting providers regularly, totalling 175+ product reviews and comparisons.

Our Team

Over the years we’ve had a rotating team of experts across web hosting, design, software architecture, and cyber security join the team. Together we’ve been able to establish stringent testing methodologies for reviewing the products needed by online Canadian businesses. The collaborative work that we do is what allows us to be thorough in our research yet easy to read for our readers.

Please meet our current team:

Gary Stevens – Writer
Gary has been designing, hosting, and developing websites for 10+ years for his clients. Starting with his own web design company, he quickly realized that many clients had so little understanding of how web hosting works that he decided to share his expertise on Hosting Canada for everyone to grow.

Expertise: web hosting, web design, web development, technical writing, all things digital

Contact:  Website

Andreas Gerhke – Writer

Andreas is a software architect and developer with a passion for the web and for writing maintainable code. He is the original creator of htaccesstools.com and all the helpful guides that were there. In January 2020, Gary and Andreas decided to join forces and merged htaccesstools.com with Hosting Canada.

Expertise: software architecture, software and web development, technical writing


Khrystyna Oliinyk – Technical Expert and Researcher
Khrystyna brings her experience from IT service management company Namecheap to Hosting Canada and improves our content through her technical expertise and rigorous research for our product reviews and tech insights. She has been working in web hosting, DNS, email services, and domains related tech industry since 2016.

Expertise: technical research, web hosting, DNS, email services, domains


Nathan Navidzadeh – Content Expert and Researcher
Nathan is a seasoned copywriter with a focus on tech research and cybersecurity. With a Master’s Degree in Science, he brings a unique blend of scientific rigor and technical expertise to his work and has developed content across various platforms, interviewed industry experts, and honed his editorial skills over the last 10 years. He now contributes to Hosting Canada by reviewing and refining articles, ensuring they meet the highest standards of accuracy and utility.

Expertise: Tech research, cybersecurity, digital transformation, front-end web development, technical writing

Contact: Linkedin

Andrew Briley – Writer
Andrew is a tech expert with a strong background in web hosting, VPNs, and cybersecurity. Holding a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, he combines his academic rigor with practical experience in technology. He led a team to revamp a university’s website and has spent 6+ years testing and writing about tech products. Now at Hosting Canada, Andrew excels in breaking down complex tech jargon into straightforward language, helping readers make informed decisions.

Expertise: Web hosting, website builders, VPNs, cybersecurity, tech reviews

Contact: Linkedin

Oksana Dmytriv – Writer
Oksana is a tech writer and web administrator with over 8 years of hands-on experience in the web hosting industry. She also provides independent web-hosting consulting for small businesses and serves as a web administrator for various ecommerce websites, including those built on WordPress. Specializing in hosting and security-related topics, she’s ghost-written 100+ articles and how-to guides since 2018.

Expertise: Web hosting, WordPress, tech research, cybersecurity, ecommerce web administration

Contact: Email

Maya Reynolds – Content Strategist
Maya is a content strategist with experience in content writing, editing, and optimization. After graduating in 2020 with a Bachelor of Commerce, she launched her career in marketing and communications where she became proficient in using WordPress. In 2021, she specialized in copyright content and since has worked in the personal finance and tech space to help deliver engaging content to inform and educate readers.

Expertise: Content editing, WordPress, SEO optimization

Contact: LinkedIn

Heidi Edwards – Writer
Heidi is a content/copywriter who loves learning new things and branching out absolutely everywhere! There is no topic she’s not excited to write about and she has a lot of experience with SEO writing, especially. One of her greatest strengths is taking a complex subject (like tech) and simplifying it so that any reader can understand. In between producing articles, she regularly maintains her website blog, touching on topics such as AI in the creative industry, the importance of “soft skills” in the workplace, and how to improve your website. She may throw in the occasional Star Trek reference too…

Expertise: Marketing, tech writing, video gaming articles

Contact: Website

Why trust us?

At Hosting Canada, trust is built on two pillars: our rigorous methodology and the diverse skill set of our team. Our experts conduct in-depth testing and research across various metrics such as speed, uptime, and customer support, ensuring that our reviews are comprehensive and reliable. This methodology is further enriched by our team’s diverse expertise in fields like web hosting, cybersecurity, software architecture, and technical research.

Our writers are not just skilled in articulating reviews; they are seasoned professionals in the areas they cover. This unique blend of methodical analysis and specialized knowledge ensures that you receive unbiased and insightful reviews. When you read a review from Hosting Canada, you’re getting the best of both worlds: a systematic approach and a wealth of expertise. Trust us for reviews that stand up to scrutiny.


Our methodology is designed for rigor and reliability, featuring a two-step rating system. First, we aggregate Users' Scores from major review platforms to gauge public opinion. Second, our Expert's Score is derived from a detailed evaluation process. We use consistent testing methods, criteria, and tools such as Pingdom and UptimeRobot to ensure accurate results.

Web hosting providers are specifically rated based on six key criteria, each scored from 0 to 5. These scores are then averaged for an overall rating. Our criteria range from Reliability and Security to Price and Performance, all tested under real-world scenarios. This systematic approach, backed by our team's diverse expertise, ensures that our reviews are both comprehensive and trustworthy.

Learn More About Our Testing Process

Contact Us

To get in touch, use our contact form or email us at contact@hostingcanada.org. We’d love to hear your questions, comments, or concerns.