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 – Interesting numbers and facts about the online world
- Content Delivery Networks Compared – Get your website up to scratch with some of the best CDNs in Canada
- How Canadians Feel About Digital Transformation – Why are Canadians worried about the digital transformation
- Canadian Digital Growth and Industry Trends – Learn about the upcoming trends and get on board quickly
- Privacy Law in Canada –Get familiar with PIPEDA and ensure your website is compliant
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.
- cPanel vs Plesk – Complete Breakdown – Which control panel makes your website administration easier
- SSL Explained Simply – What’s the Best Free Option? – SSL – What does it do and why is it important
- 5 Most Common Vulnerabilities Your Website Faces – Protect your website properly
- Canadian Website Accessibility Guidelines – Accessibility means equal opportunity for all who browse the web
- The Best VPN Services – Comparison and Reviews – Protect your identity online with a top-notch VPN service
- What are User Agents w/ Pictures and Examples – Find out what User Agents are and how they work
- Should You Use Free Web Hosting for Your Personal Web Page? – Reviewing free hosting solutions
- How Much is a Domain Name? – FAQs about domain names and how much you can expect to pay for one
- How to Buy a Good, Brandable Domain Name – Everything you need to know when purchasing a domain name
- Top 5 Best Free & Paid Blog Platforms Reviewed – Ready to start blogging? Choose the right place for it
- Gutenberg Editors – Useful? or Not? – A brief “how to” for Gutenberg WordPress editor
- Top Domain Name Generators – The best tools for choosing the right domain name
- Managing WordPress Databases with phpMyAdmin – The “whys” and “hows” of phpMyAdmin
- Best PayPal Alternatives – Troubled by PayPal? Look into PayPal alternatives available in Canada.
- Most Popular CMS Platforms by Market Share – 10 most popular CMSs based on data by W3techs and BuiltWith
- Best cPanel Hosting Providers – cPanel used with top hosting providers in Canada not a thing to miss
- Best Email Marketing Services – Use one of the best email marketing services for successful campaigns
- Best WordPress Security Plugins – Keep your WP site safer with one of the 12 plugins
- Best Free Blogging Sites – If you are an aspiring blogger there are many free options to get you started
- Best Stock Trading Platform – Top trading platforms categorized by fees, services, and other related services.
- Best Travel Credit Cards – Best travel credit cards by each of the reward categories
- Free VPNs – The cheapest VPN solutions to help you save without compromising quality
- Choosing Between Apache and NGINX for Your Web Hosting Needs – Two dominant HTTP server solutions compared
Recommended Tools and Plugins
- Pingdom – A reliable uptime and performance monitoring tool
- WordPress Guides – WP Beginner – Everything you need to start using WP in one place
- Wordfence – The best WordPress security plugin available for the safety of your website
- Askimet – Get help filtering your spam
- Yoast SEO Plugin – Boost your SEO rank and get your content seen by optimizing it with Yoast
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 – Learn how to customize your WordPress and cut down your costs
- 15 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Site – Take necessary precautions to protect your WP site
- 5 Tips to Optimize the %!## Out of Your CSS – CSS optimization best practices
- Image Optimization for Minimal File Size – Tricks to reduce image size and still maintain optimal image quality
- Website File Compression 101 (What You Need to Know) – Speed up your page load by reducing file size
- How to Reset Your WordPress Admin Login – Forgot your WordPress admin password? No worries – fixed easily
- How to Setup Leveraged Browser Caching – The leverage browser caching warning and how to handle it
- How to Optimize Gzip Compression – Learn how to set up GZIP compression and improve website speed
- Hosting a Website from Home – DIY hosting: How to host a website on Windows and Linux
- Complete Guide to Shopify – Boost your chances at success by learning to properly configure your Shopify store
- Full Guide to Using Linux – Get to know Linux, we’ve got you covered
- Guide to Mastering CSS – A Simple CSS3 cheat sheet for beginner web developers
- 15 Ways to Increase Your Website Speed – How to increase your website speed for improved SEO and UX
- How To Backup & Restore WordPress – One of these WordPress backup plugins could save you thousands
- How to Switch Web Hosts for Your WordPress Site – A guide to make your migrating experience seamless
- Website Development Costs: Detailed Breakdown – How much does it truly cost to build a website
- How to Migrate WordPress.com to WordPress.org – A step-by-step guide to easily switch to WordPress.org
- Full Guide to Robots.txt – Start imposing your own rules by learning how to utilize robots.txt
- HTaccess Guide – Get a great website managing tool: An in-depth guide to .htaccess
- Uncover Phishing Through Web Analytics – Instructions and examples on how to use analytics to spot phishing
- How to Monetize a Website – Find the best way to earn money from your website
- How to Delete Cookies – How to take care of your browser hygiene
- What is DNS – A complete guide on what is DNS and how it works
- How To Read Stock Charts – A complete guide on understanding how to read stock charts
- A Beginner’s Guide to Online Trading – Learn everything you need to know about trading at one place
- cPanel Beginner Guide – How does this web hosting control panel work?
- How to Speed up WordPress – Worried about your site speed? Worry no more!
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 – Define your needs and find out whether you are Wix or Shopify material
- Wix vs. WordPress Comparison – An insightful comparison to help you make a choice
- Wix vs. Squarespace Comparison – Once again, comparing giants from the world of website building
- Shopify vs. WooCommerce Comparison – Building an online store? Read on…
- Drupal vs. WordPress Comparison – Choosing the right CMS, is the most common choice always the best one?
- Wix vs. Weebly Comparison – Website builders will make things easier, check which one you prefer
- Magento vs. Shopify Comparison – Magneto and Shopify, each have its own audience. Which one are you?
- Best Free Cloud Storage – The best cloud storage providers whose services come with a free trial
- Best Small Business Hosting – Find the best host for each kind of business
- Best Free Web Hosting – Almost free is always better than free, find out why and get our top choices
- Best Free Website Builders – Top free website builders, each one with their perks and their drawbacks
- Best Cloud Storage Services – GDrive takes this cake but it is not the best in every aspect, keep on reading
- Reseller Hosting – If you are looking for a good source of a passive income in Reseller Hosting, consider this list
- Best Website Builders – 2020 top choices to help bring your vision online
- Best Email Hosting Services – 2020 Best email hosting options for Canadina businesses
- Best VPS Hosting Services – A comprehensive list and a breakdown of top VPS hosting providers
- Best Dedicated Hosting – Making the right choice of the dedicated web host could be a dealbreaker
- Best WordPress Hosting – Best Hosting options for the most popular CMS out there
- Best Ecommerce Platforms – Top ecommerce platforms to make your dreams come to life
- Best Domain Registrars – The name matters – top domain registrars for Canada
- Best Unlimited Online Storage – The best and most convenient places to store your unlimited data
- Best Website Monitoring Services – Analyze your site’s metrics with the best monitoring services
- Zyro Review – Most features of all the website builders suited for beginners and pros alike.
- Bluehost vs HostGator – A comparison that will prove more than insightful
Hosting Reviews and Research