What is the best web hosting in Canada in 2020?

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Starting your own online business can seem like a daunting task. There are so many different steps to get done, it can be easy for people to get overwhelmed. Luckily, the process is not that difficult, so long as you stay organized. For instance, one of the first things you will need to do is find a good web hosting provider. There are many Canadian hosting providers, but not all of them will give you the desired result. We have taken a look at three of the top options to find the best Canadian web hosting provider in 2020.


PlanetHoster, a Quebec-based hosting provider, has been in business since 2007 and currently is hosting over 100,000 websites. It also has a location in Paris, France. PlanetHoster is a green company, using renewable energy and encouraging recycling in their offices.

· Plans

PlanetHoster offers its clients the choice between shared and cloud hosting plans.

· Pricing

The cheapest plan that PlanetHoster offers is their shared, unmanaged option. This cost is $9.90CAD per month

· Uptime

PlanetHoster guarantees that its clients will have a 99.99% uptime. The industry standard for uptime is 99.90%, which PlanetHoster exceeds.

· Speed

PlanetHoster has a speed of 838ms per loading page.

· Customer Support

PlanetHoster currently offers support through a 24/7 phone line, live chat, and a ticket system. You can choose between English and French, the two native languages of Canada. They also have a knowledge base on their website where customers can look for the answer to their inquiry.

· Refund Policy

If you cancel a PlanetHoster plan within 7 days, you will receive the full money back. If you cancel it between 7 and 14 days, you will receive the amount as a PlanetHoster credit. This does not include the domain fees or other extra costs.


Trey Gardner founded GreenGeeks in 2006, and it has been rising in popularity ever since. GreenGeeks currently hosts over 300,000 websites around the world. GreenGeeks also has a reputation of being one of the most environmentally friendly web hosting providers, as the company is 300% energy efficient. 

· Plans

GreenGeeks offers a variety of different hosting plans, including shared, VPS, dedicated, reseller, and WordPress.

· Pricing

In terms of pricing, GreenGeeks’ cheapest option is its “lite” plan. This is its unmanaged shared hosting plan, which is available for $2.95USD per month. This price is available if the user signs up for three years in advance with GreenGeeks.

· Uptime

GreenGeeks’ guaranteed uptime is a minimum of 99.90%. On average, customers tend to find that the actual uptime is near 99.98%.

· Speed

GreenGeeks has a speed of 445ms per loading page.

· Customer Support

GreenGeeks has 24/7 customer support in the form of live chat or through the phone. They also have an FAQ section and a knowledge bank that are on GreenGeeks.com.

· Refund Policies

GreenGeeks has a refund policy of a 30-day money-back guarantee if a client is not happy with their plan. This includes the cost of the plan, but not the domain fee.


HostPapa has a headquarters based out of Ontario, Canada. The company has been in business since 2006 and was one of the first to incorporate the idea of energy-efficient web hosting.

· Plans

A client of HostPapa would be able to choose between shared, WordPress, reseller, or VPS hosting. However, HostPapa does not offer a dedicated web hosting option.

· Pricing

The cheapest unmanaged plan that HostPapa offers comes at the cost of $2.95 CAD per month.

· Uptime

HostPapa has an average uptime of 99.95%.

· Speed

The company has a speed of 475ms per loading page, on average.

· Customer Support

HostPapa’s clients have a wide choice of customer support options. They can choose between a 24/7 phone line, live chat, email, or knowledge base. The company also provides training videos and webinars on their website.

· Refund Policies

HostPapa offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your plan. This will only include the cost of the plan and not any extra fees.

Final Verdict

After examining PlanetHoster, GreenGeeks, and HostPapa, it is clear that Canada has strong contenders for the best web hosting provider. These three providers all have their distinct advantages and disadvantages when it comes to hosting. Certain individuals or businesses might feel drawn towards one over the other, depending on their specific needs. However, as a general winner, we determined that GreenGeeks.ca was the superior choice. It offers plenty of choices to its clients, and it is a leader in environmentally friendly practices.  

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