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.
- 2015-2018 Internet Statistics (Ecommerce, Hosting, Online Business, Domains)
- Content Delivery Networks Compared
- Statistics for Online Marketers – What You Need to Know
- 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)
- Canadian Online Business Statistics (Grow, trends and future indicators)
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
- 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?
- Top 5 Best Free & Paid Blog Platforms Reviewed (For 2018)
- Gutenberg Editors – Useful? or Not?
- Top 16 Domain Name Generators
- Full Guide to Robots.txt
Recommended Tools and Plugins
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
- How to Make a Website
- Hosting a Website from Home
Hosting Reviews and Research