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. It’s sole purpose is to assist you with any queries regarding hosting. If you’d like to cite any of our statistics please contact us.
- 2015-2020 Internet Statistics (Ecommerce, Hosting, Online Business, Domains)
- Content Delivery Networks Compared (Be wary of your site’speed)
- How Canadians Feel About Digital Transformation (Canada is among the highest penetration of internet use)
- Canadian Digital Growth and Industry Trends (A deeper look at Canadians attitudes towards online eCommerce)
- Privacy Law in Canada – (Read all about Canada’s privacy laws)
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 – Shared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting; Which is which
- cPanel vs Plesk – Complete Breakdown – Two top rated web hosting control panels
- SSL Explained Simply – What’s the Best Free Option? – Find out what does Secure Sockets Layer do
- 5 Most Common Vulnerabilities Your Website Faces – Learn all about the frequent security risks
- Canadian Website Accessibility Guidelines – How to optimize your website according to the law
- The Best VPN Services – Comparison and Reviews – Everybody needs an online shield, so get yours!
- What are User Agents w/ Pictures and Examples – The internet, the user agent and you
- Choosing Between Apache and NGINX for Your Web Hosting Needs – Two dominant solutions for HTTP servers
- Should You Use Free Web Hosting for Your Personal Web Page? – Find out how good are free web hosting services
- How Much is a Domain Name? – We researched the market and found out how much is the price of a domain name
- How to Buy a Good, Brandable Domain Name – Following the above…
- Top 5 Best Free & Paid Blog Platforms Reviewed – We’ve compared benefits and drawbacks for all the platforms
- Gutenberg Editors – Useful? or Not? – Is the new edition worth it?
- Top Domain Name Generators – Coming up with the right domain can be tricky, these generators will come in handy
- Managing WordPress Databases with phpMyAdmin – WordPress is more than meets the eye
- Best PayPal Alternatives – The fall of Paypal userbase, from revolutionary to over regulated
- Most Popular CMS Platforms by Market Share – We did the legwork for you
- Best cPanel Hosting Providers – A review for the best platforms that support the most powerful admin interface
- Best Email Marketing Services – Highest delivery rates for your email marketing campaigns
- Best WordPress Security Plugins – Upgrade even more your WordPress security
- Best Free Blogging Sites – Every blogger needs a website to write on
- Best Stock Trading Platform – Enter a new world of online stock trading
- Best Travel Credit Cards – Get the most out of credit cards while traveling
- Free VPNs – List of almost free VPN solutions.
Recommended Tools and Plugins
Our Step-by-Step Guides
Take a look at our expert guides the take a more “hands on” approach. Our researchers have prepare a detailed step by step guides for all website optimization related questions. Please contact us if you have specific questions.
- How to Customize WordPress – Making your website look flawless is quite important for business
- 15 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Site – Common vulnerabilities are easily avoided – this is how
- 5 Tips to Optimize the %!## Out of Your CSS – Let’s learn how to make your CSS perfect
- Image Optimization for Minimal File Size – Reduce page size and boost Google rankings, and it’s quite simple
- Website File Compression 101 (What You Need to Know) – Large files burden hosting which burdens your wallet
- How to Reset Your WordPress Admin Login – Accidentally locked yourself out of WordPress? Fear not
- How to Setup Leveraged Browser Caching – Make your website as fast as possible with this modification
- How to Optimize Gzip Compression – Gzip compression will make your life easier and your website faster
- Hosting a Website from Home – Here’s how to host your website from the comfort of your home
- Complete Guide to Shopify – Setting up an Ecommerce store has never been more straightforward
- Full Guide to Using Linux – Beginner and pro tips for Linux users and enthusiasts
- Guide to Mastering CSS – To fully customize your website, you must know some CSS
- 15 Ways to Increase Your Website Speed – Sluggish websites aren’t favored by Google – let’s fix that
- How To Backup & Restore WordPress – Backup your WordPress website and ensure no work is ever lost
- How to Switch Web Hosts for Your WordPress Site – Keep your content and CMS but change your hosting
- Website Development Costs: Detailed Breakdown – How much will it cost you to run a blog?
- How to Host Your Own Website – Hosting a website is much simpler than initially thought
- How to Migrate WordPress.com to WordPress.org – Switch your hosting in no time
- Full Guide to Robots.txt – Ever wondered how to utilize robots.txt to its fullest potential?
- HTaccess Guide – Everything you need to know about HTaccess
- Uncover Phishing Through Web Analytics – UIDs can help you avoid data theft scams
Hosting Reviews and Comparisons
We try to do our research of the market and all the possible solutions. But we thought to try to take it a step further by comparing the individual programs, hosts and builders so you wouldn’t have to.
- Wix vs. Shopify Comparison – Two of the biggest players in the eCommerce website game
- Wix vs. WordPress Comparison – Two of the most popular CMS compared and reviewed
- Wix vs. Squarespace Comparison – Clash of Giants, both very potent
- Shopify vs. WooCommerce Comparison – Powerful eCommerce platforms that allow you to process transactions
- Drupal vs. WordPress Comparison – Open-source software that allows you to build and manage websites
- Wix vs. Weebly Comparison – No coding knowledge? These two quality website builders require none
- Magento vs. Shopify Comparison – Best eCommerce platforms that require some coding skills
- Best Free Cloud Storage – Cloud storage can be completely free – we’ll help you pick the safest option
- Best Small Business Hosting – It is crucial to develop and maintain a strong online presence
- Best Free Web Hosting – Check out completely free hosting services ranked and reviewed
- Best Free Website Builders – If you are new to web building, investing money might not be the best idea
- Best Cloud Storage Services – Take a look at the safest and fastest cloud storage solutions
- Reseller Hosting – Your clients want you to host their websites? Read along
- Best Website Builders – Top-tier website builders will make your design nightmares go away
- Best Email Hosting Services – Your business needs a professional email – let’s look at the best hosting options
- Best VPS Hosting Services – Is your website traffic becoming huge? It’s time for a virtual private server
- Best Dedicated Hosting – Medium and big business benefit the most from this kind of hosting
- Best WordPress Hosting – If working via WordPress, some hosting options are better than the others
- Best Ecommerce Platforms – Possibilities of starting a business from home are endless
- Best Domain Registrars – Wondering where to register your domain? We’ll help
- Best Unlimited Online Storage – Looking to store mountains of data? Here’s what you need
Hosting Reviews and Research