More and more companies across the globe are looking to Canada as a safe haven for their mission critical internet business initiatives. The reasons for hosting in Canada are manifold.
Canada has strict privacy laws that are similar and compliant to those within the European Union. Because of these strict privacy laws, Canadian and European companies which host in the United States could be breaking the law if private information is not adequately protected or is made subject to American laws like the Patriot Act. Therefore, for companies hosting in North America, hosting in Canada is the only way to ensure that your private information stays private and is more effectively and consistently legally safeguarded.
Canada also has a stable and superior tech workforce that is world renowned for its focus on friendly and effective client service. Canada is also a world-leader in communications and Internet technology. Our Internet backbones are highly reliable and fully meshed and integrated with US Internet backbones. Toronto hosting facilities are actually closer and have better connectivity to major US cities than most web hosting centers in the United States.
Power is a critical component to a hosting infrastructure. Canada produces a surplus of electrical power. As a result of this surplus, Canada has never suffered any of the power shortages and high energy costs seen in California and other US states. Most of the power available to Canadian data centers is cost-effective, clean and reliable hydroelectric power.
If you are a Canadian company and you want to be found on the Internet, it is important your IP address is located in Canada. When Canadians do a search on Google, Sympatico, Yahoo or other search engines, they often choose the "Search in Canada" option when searching for Canadian products or services. Using a Canadian IP Address ensures that search engines will include your web site in their results. So if you are a Canadian company trying to reach the domestic market, it is important that you use a Canadian web hosting company.