So often the question is asked, “who do you recommend for domains and hosting?” For a long time I didn’t have a good answer. There was no single company to point to with any level of confidence. In the early days (ten years ago), I was dealing with companies like GoDaddy. If you can overlook the ethical practices of this company in particular, there really are no other redeeming qualities. At least that is my experience. Magick Media was first hosted with GoDaddy and then FatCow. The site was down for an hour or two almost every other week it seemed and support was often rude and ill informed.
In ten years, I have dealt with a lot of hosting companies and there are a few good ones out there amidst the pile of others ranking from poor to outright terrible. These are a few of the things I look for in a good hosting company:
- Fast response time
- 24/7 uptime
- Knowledgable and helpful support
- Reasonable pricing
- Scalable hosing
- Unlimited options like the number of hosted sites, bandwidth and storage
A couple years ago, while looking for a good Canadian provider, Web Hosting Canada popped up. I decided to give them a shot and haven’t looked back. They exceed in all areas defined above. My sites have NEVER gone down. Support is friendly, helpful and know their stuff. I run a number of sites from one shared server account and response time has never been better. I can upgrade my resources anytime. Everything is unlimited and the price is very competitive.
Ask the same question today and the answer is clear and spoken with confidence. Web Hosting Canada is the way to go.