Kinsta’s Canada managed WordPress hosting is perfect for bloggers, agencies, developers, enterprise, and WooCommerce stores. Powered by Google Cloud, get lightning-fast load times and 24/7 support from veteran WordPress experts. We have a 30-day money-back guarantee and our team will migrate you for free.View Plans
Host your site in Google Cloud Platform’s Montréal data center for the fastest coverage throughout Canada.
The MyKinsta dashboard is packed full easy to use features. Manage all of your sites from one convenient dashboard.
We use Nginx, LXD containers, PHP 8.0, and MariaDB on Google Cloud Platform to bring you lightning fast load times.
Active/passive security protocols, firewalls, IP Geolocation blocking, IP limiting and more to keep your site safe 24/7.
We use encrypted and highly secure ZFS-based snapshots to create automatic daily backups of your website.
Sit back and relax while our engineers move your site to Kinsta. Preview and check it before it goes live.
According to Internet World Stats, there are more than 33 million internet users in Canada. With a total population of just over 36 million, Canada has an impressive internet penetration rate of 89.9% (in fact its one of the world’s highest). It’s safe to say that a large majority of Canadian residents use the internet on a daily basis.
The Canada Post says that eight in ten Canadians shop online, and they’re buying more items, more often, across many product categories. So it’s no surprise that Canada’s ecommerce industry is booming. According to eMarketer, ecommerce sales in 2017 rose nearly 30%. As of March 2017, retail ecommerce sales totaled approximately C$1.2 billion. It’s projected that in 2018 retail ecommerce sales will reach CA$56.96 billion and account for 9.0% of total retail sales.
The mobile market is also growing rapidly. According to Absolunet, mobile transactions doubled in the 2017 holiday season and the Canadian average order value (AOV) was in fact higher than the U.S. AOV.
According to Google, testing shows up to 90% reductions in round-trip time (RTT) latency when serving customers in Montréal, compared to hosting them in the previous closest locations: Iowa, Northern Virginia, South Carolina, and Oregon regions.
From our speed tests, below is the average website latency (ping times) from the Montréal data center to nearby regions:
Speed is one of the most important factors for user experience and thus conversions. Thanks to the cutting-edge technology we employ via Google Cloud Platform, PHP 8.0, LXD and others we are able to serve your Canada based and international visitors with the speed they deserve.
Some of the most popular sites in Canada run on WordPress, such as canada.com, olympic.ca, ducks.ca, siriusxm.ca, torontostandard.com, historymuseum.ca, vu.ca, macleans.ca, sprott.carleton.ca, dizal.com, maplefromquebec.ca, manoverboard.com, and bonboss.ca.
Canada has very active local WordPress community with over ten cities having hosted WordCamps over the years with thousands of attendees. There are also a lot of local Meetups happening on a regular basis. The Vancouver and Toronto WordPress Meetup groups both have over 2,000 members. Other Meetups include those in Montréal, Ottawa, Peterborough, Niagara, Hamilton, and Durham. Watching this rapidly growing community is exciting.
The biggest WordCamps in Canada, a few of which Kinsta is proud to be a sponsor, include:
Canada also contains many notable and award-winning agencies that offer WordPress design and development services; such as Forge and Smith, NexToronto, Machine, and Sparkjoy Studios.
Our developer and system administrator team have been working with WordPress for over eight years. We know it inside out, have written several plugins and custom themes for this great CMS in the past years and we’ve been actively involved in hosting WordPress on our machines for years.
We only use the latest versions of each software that we work with ensuring that you and your visitors can enjoy the best user experience and the fastest page load times in the industry.
For the tech-savvy, here’s our current stack: Nginx, LXD containers, MariaDB, and PHP 8.0. We also offer HTTP/2 support, SSH, WP-CLI and Git support for our accounts. We use SSD-only machines and our full-page caches are stored in memory to be able to deliver them in just a few milliseconds!
Kinsta has partnered up with KeyCDN, a premium HTTP/2 content delivery network (CDN), to turbocharge your content around the globe. We include free bandwidth across all of our plans. When enabled, your content will be delivered and cached from their 34 POPs, this includes all regions: North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia!
The network features a POP in Montréal, as well as eight other POPs strategically placed across North America. These provide high throughput and low latency throughout all of Canada, as well as surrounding regions.
Kinsta takes data privacy seriously and utilizes Google Cloud Platform's encryption at rest. We allow you and your clients to comply with privacy regulations that require data reside in a specific country or region. Rest assured, if you choose the Montréal data center, no data is ever hosted outside of Canada. By design, any add-ons or features that do transmit data outside of the country are optional and not enabled by default.
Kinsta has allowed us to offer a bulletproof service to our top tier clients and keep them happy. Especially those who have traffic spikes with sudden server demand.
I went from a dedicated server at Heart Internet to Kinsta and the speed increase was just incredible. I didn't realize how quick WordPress could be.
We truly cannot say enough about the level of customer service that Kinsta provides - it's always a great experience, with very personable and helpful support.
Our agency has worked with all the major hosting platforms. Kinsta is crazy fast and the support is stellar! We moved all our clients to Kinsta and haven't looked back.
Maintaining many global WordPress sites, we've become well acquainted with all the major hosting providers. No one is running our sites as fast as Kinsta.
Kinsta provides an amazing service, with a simple control panel and top performance. Their support is even more amazing, always available, and fast at fixing any issue.
Kinsta is the best WordPress host I've had so far. They are quick to help, easy to deal with, and really know their stuff. Plus their servers are super fast!
Kinsta is reliable and makes shipping changes easy. The support team was exceedingly helpful when we needed to migrate our blog. A+ on their support team.
With Kinsta's professional support we sleep safely at night. And with the blazing fast servers, we serve our customers better than ever before!
Absolutely fantastic - cannot rate highly enough in terms of speed, support, and UI. Went from WP Engine to Flywheel, then to Kinsta and couldn't be happier.