Hosting Service Providers

Finding a reliable, affordable hosting service provider for your website shouldn't be difficult. Nevertheless, choosing the right provider, and the right service package, is still worth some careful consideration. So, why not spend a little time exploring what each offers and what your website's needs truly are?

Question: Should I use free hosting or paid for my business’s website?

Answer: “Most people gravitate to free Web hosting without too much thought, but there can be drawbacks to free hosting. You don't always get as much space, you might be required to run their ads on your site, or there may be bandwidth limits. Be sure to read all the fine print before you put your website on a free Web host. I recommend using free hosting providers for testing Web pages and for personal pages.”
- Jennifer Kyrnin (Web Designer / HTML Expert)

Keep in mind that website hosting is typically not expensive. Just go with a service provider who offers what your online business requires.

Recommended Hosting Companies


Most of the webhosts listed below offer

  • Unlimited domains to add on a single account
  • Lots of disk space and bandwidth
  • Cpanel (the best webhost panel for shared servers)
  • SSH support (great for quick backups and transfers)
  • Costs vary between 6-12 CAD dollars per month


GoDaddy -
Dream Host -
Site 5 -
Blue Host -
Dream Host -
Host Gator -
An Hosting -
Midphase -
Hostmonster -
Hostican -
Hostway -
Globat -
Imhosted -
Netfirms -
Servage -
Media Temple -
Mosso -
Inmotion -
Fatcow -
Yahoo! Small Business -    


There are lots of other Website hosting companies to consider too. Take some time to explore what is out there and what suites your needs, before you decide.

How to Set Up Hosting Service


Note: These videos are just examples of a few web hosting service providers. The intention is to give you a general idea of what might be required. Other companies will have their own process for setting up an account.


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