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Can you guys recommend a decent Canadian web hosting company? Trying to search for something like that with Google is nearly impossible.

Key thing I am looking for is reliability, but I am also interested on one that offers free Blog/BBS and other PHP scripts.

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The prices are right at both, but when you look up reviews on both for hosting they are pretty mixed. If it was my personal site, I wouldn't care as much but it's a site I am designing for a friend. It's a business site, so I am pretty worried about reliability and uptime.
 

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torndownunit said:
Can you guys recommend a decent Canadian web hosting company? Trying to search for something like that with Google is nearly impossible.

Key thing I am looking for is reliability, but I am also interested on one that offers free Blog/BBS and other PHP scripts.

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canaca.com works for me
 

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Right now I use Canaca for my personal webspace and have not been happy at all. I find them impossible to get a hold of for tech support, they have used questionable billing practices, and I get a lot of downtime with both my site and the ftp. The site will also get incredibly slow at times. Their prices are great, but from my experience so far there is no way I can recommend them to this guy when it's his business site he's hosting.

That's the problem with a lot of these huge hosts with dirt cheap packages. Their prices are fantastic, but you end up comprimising on reliability.
 

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That's the problem with a lot of these huge hosts with dirt cheap packages. Their prices are fantastic, but you end up comprimising on reliability.
Yeah, pretty much all of the packages in that range experience the same thing. With hosting, you really do get what you pay for because it's something that the hosting company can control. If you pay more, they make sure that your site doesn't go down. If you pay less, they adopt a more "Yeah, we're gonna get to that ..................someday...." approach to fixing problems.

That said, if you're not running a business from your site and it's just a recreational/personal thing, a little downtime every once in a while isn't gonna kill ya and you'll save a lot of money.
 

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I was able to find a local host that a bunch of people I know work for. The packages are way more tailored towards what I need too.

Some of the specs on the netfirms packages are insane. Who needs 750 GB of storage space?
 
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