Hosting Canada Research Hub
Welcome to the research archive for Hosting Canada. The goal of this website is simple – to help Canadians build online businesses and blogs. We started a few years ago in the web design space and quickly realised there wasn’t enough high quality information to help people get started.
We strive to provide objective research based reviews of popular services. All our results results are available live via our uptime tracking. To learn more about how we conduct our reviews and testing please see our testing page.
Our Research Includes
- Uptime/Downtime Testing
- Speed Tests from Various Canadian Cities
- Common Vulnerabilities and Security Concerns
- Online Internet Statistics and Growth Rates
Hosting Research and Case Studies
The research below is developed in house by our team and experts. If you’d like to cite any of our statistics please contact us.
- 2015-2019 Internet Statistics (Ecommerce, Hosting, Online Business, Domains)
- Content Delivery Networks Compared
- How Canadians Feel About Digital Transformation (Canada has the highest internet penetration by population of any other G20 nation, but among the lowest rates of online purchases)
- Canadian Digital Growth and Industry Trends (A deeper look at Canadians attitudes towards online eCommerce)
- Privacy Law in Canada
In this section you can level up your web hosting experience. Our experts have created detailed guides to explain the ins and outs of hosting.
- Types of Hosting Explained
- cPanel vs Plesk – Complete Breakdown
- SSL Explained Simply – What’s the Best Free Option?
- 5 Most Common Vulnerabilities Your Website Faces
- Canadian Website Accessibility Guidelines
- The Best VPN Services – Comparison and Reviews
- What are User Agents w/ Pictures and Examples
- Choosing Between Apache and NGINX for Your Web Hosting Needs
- Should You Use Free Web Hosting for Your Personal Web Page?
- How Much is a Domain Name?
- Following the above… How to Buy a Good, Brandable Domain Name
- Top 5 Best Free & Paid Blog Platforms Reviewed
- Gutenberg Editors – Useful? or Not?
- Top Domain Name Generators
- Full Guide to Robots.txt
- Managing WordPress Databases with phpMyAdmin
- Best PayPal Alternatives
- Most Popular CMS Platforms by Market Share
- HTaccess Guide
Recommended Tools and Plugins
- Pingdom – Test and monitor your website uptime
- WordPress Guides – WP Beginner – Great detailed guides covering everything WP related
- Wordfence – A must have security plugin with email updates.
- Askimet – Stop spammers before they start.
- Yoast SEO Plugin – The easiest SEO plugin to use.
- Free VPNs – List of almost free VPN solutions.
Our Step-by-Step Guides
- 15 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Site
- 5 Tips to Optimize the %!## Out of Your CSS
- Image Optimization for Minimal File Size
- Website File Compression 101 (What You Need to Know)
- How to Reset Your WordPress Admin Login
- How to Setup Leveraged Browser Caching
- How to Optimize Gzip Compression
- Hosting a Website from Home
- Complete Guide to Shopify
- Full Guide to Using Linux
- Guide to Mastering CSS
- 15 Ways to Increase Your Website Speed
- How To Backup & Restore WordPress
- How to Switch Web Hosts for Your WordPress Site
Hosting Reviews and Research