Web & Email Hosting

Web hosting Offered Here too!

What good is a web designer if they can’t host the new website for you too? That’s like buying a house without any land to place it on.

I am happy to say that I offer web & email hosting (not just web design) for you and your business.

Features... all included!

No need to worry about picking the right plan, the right plan is the only plan I offer to my clients! My Web Hosting package includes all the essentials plus the add-ons that competitors often charge extra for. Who wants to pay extra just to have a backup of your website in case of catastrophe? Exactly – I don’t think anyone should, so I don’t charge you for it either.

Lightning Fast Servers

Many visitors will abandon a website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. So naturally speed is a very important factor especially if you are running an e-commerce site. Thankfully, speed is one of the primary factors I use when choosing my tech stack.

TLS / SSL Certificates

Every knowledgeable user looks for a trusted certificate in the web browser before placing an order, or adding in any personal data. In order for any website to offer this peace of mind, it requires a TLS (or SSL) certificate signed by a trusted certificate authority.

Frequent Backups

Your site is important to your business, and it's important to mine too. I take frequent backups and keep these for a week "just in case". No need to worry about any data casualties. Your data is always recoverable from any "worst case" scenario.

Email from Anywhere

If a website has a domain name and their email addresses don't use the same domain name... this scares customers off. This is why it's important to use email from the same domain as your website is hosted at. This makes you appeal more to cautious customers.

Hosting in Canada

For various reasons, I proudly conduct my business while hosting and maintaining data on Canadian soil. Three of these reasons include…

Responsible Policies

Most data centre providers in Canada also offer ethical use of our resources, such as programs for using mostly or even running entirely on renewable energy (or generating renewable energy itself and possibly even selling some back to the power authority in the location to help residents and businesses on that power grid), planting trees to offset any carbon emissions, as just two examples.

While there are not a lot of Canadian data centre providers around, most of them are thinking of the environment and have policies in place to make them an attractive choice if you care about the environment – and these are the options I choose as well – making a conscious choice to caring for our environment.

F.A.Q. on Hosting in Canada

As of the time of this writing, my servers are located in a data centre in Toronto.

The above is subject to change. I aim to keep this FAQ updated when/if that happens.

While the exact datacentre location may change from time to time, I remain committed to always operating my servers in Canada.

There are unfortunately very few companies that have data centres in the Vancouver area, and of those companies they cater to larger corporate businesses, so the rates are astronomical. It just isn’t financially feasible, nor is it currently justifiable as there is no real performance gain (time saved might be maybe 40 milliseconds on page load, nothing noticeable). When it becomes financially feasible though, it will certainly be in the cards.

If you have a larger project that requires your data to reside inside the province of British Columbia, please reach out to me and I will provide you with the accommodations.

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Why choose me?

If you’ve been shopping around for hosting providers, you’ve surely come across some that practically start as low as just $2/month and then some that go upwards of hundreds of dollars a month. There is an extreme variation in pricing between hosting providers. And while most of them market to the same audience and claim to have the same features, there is a big difference between them and someone like myself.

For starters, I’m open and honest. If you have a need that I don’t believe I can meet then I will tell you this up front, for example. In line with standing behind my services and being open & honest, I even publish posts with a sort of “inside look” at my processes. You can see this here on my post tag I’ve aptly named Transparency.

Secondly, I’m fair. I’ll even take a loss just to make things right for you. I never overcharge, in fact if anything I undercharge as I often won’t even bother invoicing for really small tasks or short meetings we have, for example.

I’m also very personable. You will receive meaningful service and support from me – you can think of me as one of your employees with my goal to be to help your business, whatever those needs might be. 

In my opinion, you won’t get any of the above from the big players like GoDaddy, HostGator, and many others. My clients will tell you this too! I am proud of the service level I’ve been able to offer my clients.

Quick Hosting Comparison

  Dustin (d19) GoDaddy HostGator WHC
Plan Name “Launch” “Business” “Beast”
Monthly Price $30.00 $39.99 $27.95 $24.98
Email Yes Yes Yes No
Storage (GB) Unlimited* 60 GB Unlimited* 50 GB
Domain Included Yes Yes Yes No
SSL Certificate Yes Yes Yes Yes
Security / Prevention Yes (not listed) Extra $1.99/month Yes
Automatic Backups Yes (not listed) Extra $2.00/month Yes
Frequent SEO Optimizations Yes No No No
SFTP Access Yes Yes Yes Yes
Web Analytic Reports Yes No No No

* Virtually unlimited, but must follow the terms and conditions for fair use to prevent abuse.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you choose not to renew the Hosting services offered, I can help package the website for migration to a new web hosting package elsewhere. Installing that website elsewhere will be your responsibility, I will simply package all the data for you to import on the other end.

Please note that as various plugins used in the website as part of the web hosting package is subscription-only, they will be revoked once Hosting service is cancelled. You’ll then either need to purchase your own license for the software to stay current with updates or else will need to find a replacement plugin. I can assist you with purchasing the licenses from the appropriate software developers as needed to make that transition as smooth as possible.