About Host Canary Ltd
Host Canary Ltd - Providing Cost Effective Hosting
I suppose this could be described as our 'Mission Statement' or whatever term is used these days.
Host Canary was born from the requirement of The Coding Guys, our sister company - to provide Web Hosting & Domain names to clients. Initially The Coding Guys used a 3rd party hosting company. This worked well but as the company and client base started to grow it was clear we needed a better solution.
We decided to set up our own Shared Hosting and domain registration services. Rather than brand this as The Coding Guys, we decided to keep it separate with Host Canary providing Hosting, Domain Registration, SSL Certificates & other Cloud based services like Office 365. The Coding Guys could then be kept purely as the Website Design & Development side of the business.
Yeah Ok - Is it any good though?
In a word, Yes!
Typically Cloud or Shared hosting - the most cost effective form of web hosting for individuals and small to medium businesses - is re-sold by a vast array of companies. You will see offers of 'Unlimited Hosting' from 99p per month. On the surface of it this sounds brilliant. It's cheap. Your website is Online. Job done? Not exactly! Where is the server you are hosted on based? Does it include MySQL databases (essential for popular CMS like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla...)? What's the uptime like? Probably the most important question - how secure and how fast is the server?
Because we use the Hosting ourselves for The Coding Guys clients it is of paramount importance that everything is robust, secure, fully featured and will not let us down. Our server is located in a state of the art Data Centre here in The UK - Sheffield to be exact. We only use SSD storage and we also utilise LiteSpeed technology, meaning websites hosted on our platform load FAST!
All of our Hosting packages - right from the 'Basic' through to 'Professional' - come with cPanel, MySQL databases, Email, JetBackup, Softaculous and much more.
Genuine 24/7 UK Support
Most hosting companies offer 24/7 support. Whether you go with daddy, host with gator or party like it's 1995 1 ∧ once again, you will tend to find the support fairly limited. It often takes an eternity to get a reply too. With Host Canary we employ a Ticket based support system which we monitor 24/7. We are notified as soon as customers submit a support request and look to respond within 60 minutes.
Great. I suppose it's a 12 Month Contract though?
No! Unlike many of the 'Big Boys' we don't tie you in to any lengthy contract. Packages can be purchased on a monthly, semi-annual or annual basis. If you are not satisfied with the services you are free to cancel at any time. Looking after our customers is our Number 1 priority and you will stay with us due to our high level of service and support - not because we force you to!