Montréal data center

Montréal data center

Host your site in Google Cloud Platform’s Montréal data center for the fastest coverage throughout Canada.

Fully managed WordPress hosting

Fully managed

The MyKinsta dashboard is packed full easy to use features. Manage all of your sites from one convenient dashboard.

Speed

Built for speed

We use Nginx, LXD containers, PHP 7.3, and MariaDB on Google Cloud Platform to bring you lightning fast load times.

Secure hosting

Secure like Fort Knox

Active/passive security protocols, firewalls, GeoIP blocking, IP limiting and more to keep your site safe 24/7.

Free WordPress migrations

Daily backups

We use encrypted and highly secure ZFS-based snapshots to create automatic daily backups of your website.

Automatic backups

Free migrations

Sit back and relax while our engineers move your site to Kinsta. Preview and check it before it goes live.

WordPress hosting in Canada

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:

  • 8.287 ms to Toronto, Canada
  • 11.169 ms to New York, New York
  • 37.643 ms to Miami, Florida
  • 42.226 ms to Dallas, Texas
  • 62.514 ms to Seattle, Washington
  • 69.501 ms to San Franciso, California

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 7.3, LXD and others we are able to serve your Canada based and international visitors with the speed they deserve.

If the majority of your website’s traffic is from Canada, choose our Montréal data center!

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WordPress community in Canada

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:

  • WordCamp Montréal
  • WordCamp Ottawa, Ontario
  • WordCamp Vancouver
  • WordCamp Toronto
  • WordCamp Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • WordCamp Hamilton
  • WordCamp Calgary
  • WWordCamp Winnipeg
  • WordCamp Vernon
  • WordCamp Edmonton

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.

How to achieve the best performance

Cutting-edge technology on the hardware and software side of hosting

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 7.3. 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!

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LXD
Google Cloud Platform

Turbocharge content delivery with Montréal CDN

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.

Comply with data privacy regulations

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.

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