So, my guess is you are looking for the best website hosting? Well, I've been around for quite a long time to know how frustrating and challenging it is to find the Perfect Host; the reason behind the creation of SiteHost is to provide ONLY the best website host choice for Canadians.
My web hosting options are quite limited as you might have noticed, this is because I only chose hosting companies that I actually use. Three of the companies currently presented here have been used for at least 20 months, with one Jan/2011 addition. I would only recommend companies that I can gladly ask my friends to patronize; which is just the Canadian way of being polite.
Canadian Web Site Hosting
If you have a website that is principally aimed at the Canadian market, please read this web hosting information once or twice; It's important for your website and your success online. If your website is aimed at the Canadian market, there are dozens of things that you can do to help it; it is also noteworthy that two of the biggest decisions right from the start will affect your success.
So you might be inclined to ask how these two things help your Canadian targeted website? Well, let’s assume that you will be looking at attracting visitors via Search Engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo). These search engines normally place some value/weight (therefore better ranking) on a Canadian hosted .ca websites when people search on their Canadian search engines (Google.ca for example). Presently, no one can say the exact percentage on how much it will help you, but even if it helps you rank 5% better than anyone else, why not set that up from the start?
For information purposes, I know of a website that is hosted in Canada and ranks number 8 for certain terms (keywords) on Google.com, but number two for Google.ca and the main difference is that the website is primarily hosted in Canada.
If there's an area in which you DON'T WANT TO CUT EXPENSES, it's your hosting package.
If your website is Wordpress based (as it SHOULD BE) and you pick the least expensive hosting package, you're indirectly looking for trouble.
Let's face it! If you can afford a $1.99/month hosting, you can certainly afford a $6.99/month hosting too! That makes absolute sense!
And now that you know that Wordpress is the way to go, I must warn you that Wordpress takes a lot more resources than your simple static HTML website. So IF you take the cheapest hosting deal, chances are your website will run out of resources and will go down one day and take for ever to load. Truth be told, visitors do run away from slow-loading websites, and this would give your webmaster a hard time working in the backend of your Wordpress website.
Tip: Take the 3rd solution offered or even the last most expensive one. You certainly won't regret this decision, and your webmaster will thank you for it!
I strongly suggest you stay away from these hosting companies even though lots of people use them. Why? Because they provide both poor service and support, with slow loading sites. Everybody got cuaght one time or another from hosts like these...
HostPapa - DreamHost - iPage - Media Temple - HostMonster - BlueHost
Hosting Reviews Scams - Also stay away from review sites that include these hosts on their list!