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CanSpace Review: Web Hosting Provider and Domain Registrar in Canada

CanSpace Solutions is a Canadian web hosting provider and domain registrar that is trusted by many of Canada’s largest corporations, government organizations, as well as small businesses.

Much has been asked and written about the need to localize your web hosting to improve your site speed, improve your rankings and reach more customers. It is these advantages that CanSpace brings to the table for Canadian website owners and businesses, all at affordable prices.

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What is CanSpace?

CanSpace Solutions has been around for a while, offering enterprise-level hosting since 1998. They provide web hosting services to many large companies and government agencies in Canada, including Dairy Farmers of Canada, Ottawa Citizen, Algonquin College, Hamilton, and REMAX.

CanSpace refers to itself as “Proudly Canadian,” with its head office, data centres, servers, and employees all located in Canada. Regarding the .ca domain, CanSpace ranks as the world’s leading domain registrar.

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Services Offered by CanSpace

CanSpace offers web hosting, domains, and other custom services and solutions. On the web hosting side, they offer shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, and fully-managed dedicated servers. Let’s dig in!

Shared Hosting

CanSpace caters to most small businesses and personal blogs with this web hosting category. Their shared hosting offerings include:

  • Starter Plan
  • Medium Plan
  • Professional Plan

All plans come with a free domain for the first year when you pay for a full year of hosting.  In addition, you will have access to multiple free apps, a free web-based site builder, free CDN, daily backups, 99.9% Uptime, DDoS protection, 24/7/365 customer support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting and Dedicated Servers

If you are a web solution or web development business looking to sell web hosting to your clients, CanSpace offers you a great, fully white-label reseller hosting plan.

Reseller hosting plans offer an unlimited number of cPanel accounts, website builder, CloudFlare, and daily backups to your clients while you take all the credit.

Businesses and clients looking for full control of their servers and even better performance can choose to go with CanSpace’s fully managed VPS solutions and Dedicated servers.


CanSpace offers domain registrar services for top-level domains, including the .ca domain. Domain names fully control your DNS records, unlimited sub-domains, free domain forwarding, domain locking, and free WHOIS Privacy (for .ca domains).

Some of the top-level domains you can register with them include: .ca, .com. .net, .org, .online, .live, .space, .shop, .club, .me, .name, .biz, and several others.

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Custom Services

In addition to domain names and web hosting, CanSpace also offers custom services to clients who need them. These services include:

  • Website design
  • Logo design
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • E-commerce services
  • Apps development, and much more.

Why Choose CanSpace?

There are many hosting providers offering similar web hosting and domain registration services, and it can be difficult to tell the differences between them until you sign up and realize that many of the “free and unlimited” options are not free or do not stand up to scrutiny.

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider hosting your website with CanSpace:

1. Competitive Pricing: As a Canadian business, their pricing is in Canadian dollars, so you know exactly what you are paying for hosting/domains without having to hope that the US dollar vs. CAD exchange rate is in your favour.

2. Customer Service: I have a couple of domain names registered with them and have found their customer service to be timely and effective. Their customer service agents are located in Canada and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

3. Realistic Service Options: If you have ever experienced web hosts who offer cheap “unlimited” hosting throttling your bandwidth and disk space, followed by lots of “503” errors, you are not alone.

These offers mostly entice you to sign-up, and once locked in, your website’s loading speed and traffic suffer. CanSpace’s web hosting offerings are realistic and what you see is what you get.

4. Renewable Energy Powered: CanSpace powers all its servers using 100% green energy via hydroelectricity. If you brand yourself as an environment-friendly business, CanSpace complements your branding with a green carbon footprint.

5. Local SEO Boost: Savvy Canadian business owners know they can boost their local SEO and website ranking by taking advantage of local hosting in addition to the top-level .ca domain.

Wrapping Up

If you are looking for a reliable and low-cost web hosting service in 2023, I recommend checking Bluehost.

Here is a deep dive into the best web hosting platforms in Canada.

CanSpace Review
  • Credibility
  • Pricing
  • Support
  • Uptime
  • Local SEO
  • Green Energy
  • Domain Privacy


CanSpace Solutions is a Canadian web hosting provider and domain registrar that is trusted by many of Canada’s largest corporations, government organizations, as well as small businesses. This review covers what you need to know.


  • Based in Canada
  • Competitive web hosting fees
  • Uses renewable energy


  • Not the cheapest web host
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16 thoughts on “CanSpace Review: Web Hosting Provider and Domain Registrar in Canada”

  1. Gravatar for Derek Whitehead

    Finally I’ve found a suitable option for hosting my web sites here in Canada and also for registering .ca domains. It took me weeks of research to choose – I compared over 10 hosts, their pricing, features, tools, resources, feedbacks, reviews etc. I even called each of them myself to test the response times. I’ve been very happy with canspace so far and would like to thank their team… I really can’t say enough wonderful things about their technical support (they helped me setup my website, installed WordPress for me as well as my theme, everything I needed – spent over 2 hours to get everything done). They truly care about your well being and are such polite people. Overall excellent experience and I can see myself staying with them for a long time.

  2. Gravatar for Delar Coway

    The folks at CanSpace are so on the ball, it’s amazing. I was searching for a good place in Canada for registering a few extra .ca domains and switching my hosting over. After 2 weeks of research – including calling, livechats, etc, I settled on these guys. Their speeds are great and tech support is always fast and friendly. I needed a lot of additional help getting things started out as my previous host made it really difficult to migrate away from them, but these guys really went above and beyond – even helping me update my WordPress plugins and themes. Can say with confidence that I recommend these guys 100%!

  3. Gravatar for Scottie Garson

    I’ve been wanting to bring my business back within Canadian borders for a variety of reasons. Was hosting on AWS for a while but was overkill for my needs and wanted to remove any administration overhead. After a fair amount of research I settled on CanSpace and the experience has been very positive so far. I started by picking my “top 5” Canadian hosts and calling them all. Any host that didn’t answer or didn’t give me solid answers was eliminated. CanSpace handled my migration for me as promised, and they had everything up and running on their end within 2 hours of me signing up. Support has been solid, speed has been great, and I’m happy to be paying in Canadian dollars again. It’s only been about 3 weeks so far, but based on everything I have seen I’m giving them a solid two thumbs up.

  4. Gravatar for Jao Sinque

    We have a pretty resource-intensive Joomla site, and over the last few years it had been loading more and more slowly with our previous provider. Some of our pages were taking nearly 5 seconds to come up. We wanted to keep our business in Canada and saw that CanSpace came highly recommended. After a lengthy call with one of their support agents I felt confident, so we went ahead and made the plunge. I expected the migration to take weeks of back and forth, but they had everything migrated and running flawlessly the same day, and literally 10x faster than our previous host. Support has always been there when we’ve needed it, which has been admittedly not very often. Overall a great experience and we will be moving more sites to them in the future.

  5. Gravatar for Jonathan Firez

    I gave CanSpace a call and they answered on the first ring, walked me through the migration process of my WordPress blog from my current provider to them, and even helped me diagnose some performance issues before I had switched to them. I signed up shortly after the call and they had me switched over within a few hours and gave me a followup call when everything was done, which was a great gesture. Their live chat guys are great and always around when you need them, and their prices are very competitive. Nice to be back with a Canadian company as well.

    • Gravatar for Enoch Omololu

      @Jonathan: Happy to hear you had a great experience with them.

  6. Gravatar for Geoff

    I’ve used Canspace as a domain registrar for several years now, and decided to switch my hosting to them as well to keep my sites on Canadian servers. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the same experience as the commenters above. Their services might be okay if you’re just looking to upload some files onto a server, but tech support refuses to do a number of things for me because I’m on a shared server. I pay $10/month to be on the Medium hosting platform: to run Python 3 or Node.js they want me to go to the VPS option (starts at $90/month). If I’m buying a Toyota Camry and want to know if there’s a more powerful engine, you don’t point me at a Ferrari and say that’s the only option.

    I cannot recommend Canspace as a host and will be looking to more reasonable providers to do my hosting going forward.

    • Gravatar for Enoch Omololu

      @Geoff: Sorry to hear about your experience.

  7. Gravatar for Andrzej Kowalski

    Canspace has been awesome from the start – highly recommend their services. I’m building a site using OpenCart and am brand new to all of this. Whenever I call support for tips or advice they are always super kind and easy to talk to, and most importantly – very helpful. They are never in a rush to get me off the phone and without their help I never would have gotten this site online. Prices are great and they charge in Canadian dollars which is also great for me. Thanks so much guys.. I appreciate your professionalism and all the help you’ve given me!

  8. Gravatar for Herman Wagner

    Two months in with CanSpace and have nothing but great things to say. Tech support is great, prices are great, and server speeds are excellent. Had no problems at all getting everything setup and moved over from my previous host. I was beginning to think that my site was just supposed to load slowly (this is what my previous provider was trying to tell me), but it’s clear I just made a poor choice with my previous hosting provider. Everything is now loading super fast!

  9. Gravatar for Julian Hubbard

    I’ve been using CanSpace for both myself and my clients over the last 2 years. Great support – never had to wait more than 10 minutes for a ticket response. What impresses me the most is the time they take to respond to my tickets and detail they provide in their explanations. Control panel is great (standard cPanel setup), uptime has been excellent, and more features than I will ever use. I have a ton of confidence in these guys and will continue to recommend them.

  10. Gravatar for Lee Qiang

    It’s only been a short while, but so far so good. I had no problems getting everything set up, and their control panel comes with a ton of free features (1-click installation being the particularly useful one). Prices are great and support has been fast and very friendly. I’m happy with my choice and definitely recommend these guys for hosting.

  11. Gravatar for Vincent Mann

    I just wanted to share my appreciation for the CanSpace support team. They migrated a BROKEN WordPress installation from my previous host (it was hacked), fixed it up, removed the hack, and got it up and running for me all within a day. They updated all my plugins to the latest versions and even installed a WordPress firewall for me. Some developers on Upwork were going to charge me hundreds for this – CanSpace did it all for free once I signed up with them. Super impressed!

  12. Gravatar for Brandon Iannis

    I was referred to CanSpace by a friend who has been with them for several years. I was having email issues with my old host as a ton of people were not receiving my emails. Switching to CanSpace resolved this completely and I no longer have to wonder whether or not someone received my email. Site migration went smoothly as well.

  13. Gravatar for Steve Janovich

    Great option for web hosting in Canada. My needs were basic and I’m only paying a few bucks a month, but they treated me very professionally and walked me very patiently through the entire process of getting my site up and running. They even reached out a few days later to ask how everything was going! My site is running smoothly now and I’m looking forward to building it up more. Great experience here.

  14. Gravatar for Ali Hussein

    I was with a really cheap provider and let’s just say I was getting what I was paying for. I switched to CanSpace about a month ago – I’m paying a few dollars more a month but now my site is flying. I never realized WordPress was not supposed to be so slow. They also helped me install some caching plugins and set up CloudFlare, which has made a massive difference. They definitely know WordPress and I would recommend them to anyone hosting a WordPress site.

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