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Astral Internet: Web Hosting in Canada
Some questions and answers!
You will find the answers to the most popular questions in the frequently asked questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us if your question is not there, or if you need more information.
Web hosting is a placeholder for your website on one of our servers. Servers stay online at all times, ensuring your website is accessible 24 hours a day. A web hosting package usually plays 2 roles:
The first; hosting is used to store all the files for your website. Whether they are images, .PDF files, videos, text, scripts, etc.
The second; it also hosts the necessary platform for the operation of your mailboxes. All emails you receive will be temporarily stored in your hosting plan until your devices access it to retrieve a copy.
A domain name simply represents an address on the internet. This address is used to access web content, to send e-mails to the right recipient, to access other services … The domain name alone does not serve much purpose. (Except to prevent a competitor from registering this domain and using it) It should normally point to a web hosting service.
Our technicians are available if you are having difficulties and need assistance to direct your domain name to your web hosting.
Several factors can influence the ideal hosting package for your site. Some sites, like those using a WordPress platform, may contain many modules. These modules can sometimes be very demanding for hosting in terms of required resources. So, two different websites working with WordPress and having the same amount of traffic may need different packages. In general, here are the guidelines to help you choose a hosting product:
ECO web hosting package:
This basic package can be used by most websites. This web hosting package can be chosen if you do not need SSL / TLS security certificate and if you only use one domain name.
PLUS web hosting package:
This package offers more power than the ECO package and allows the installation of an SSL / TLS security certificate. This is the ideal choice if you want to secure your website, but also if you intend to use more than one domain name on your web hosting.
PRO web hosting package:
The PRO package is our most popular hosting package! It contains the resources necessary to run most of the complex web sites, having a lot of traffic, or requiring more resources than the average. Plus, get a free basic SSL / TLS security certificate!
BUSINESS web hosting package:
The most powerful of all our web hosting packages. This package is perfect for sites with very large volume, very complex and / or specialized content.
With this package, we even offer a free domain name (as long as you keep hosting active) and a basic SSL / TLS security certificate for the first year.
SSL / TLS security certificates are used to encrypt the information exchanged between your website (our server) and your client (his computer). In theory, when a person is asked to enter information on your website (form, member section, online store, etc.), you should have a security certificate.
The certificate is also used to increase the reputation / credibility of your site in search engines such as Google. Search engines have recently started to rank websites with an SSL / TLS security certificate configured in the hosting.
Since July 1, 2018, all sites with no SSL / TLS certificate is identified as “unsafe” in most web browsers.
We offer robust and fast Canadian web hosting. Our experts are constantly improving the architecture so that we always remain at the cutting edge of technology, ensuring the best value for your money in the Canadian market.
Unlike many players in the Canadian web hosting industry, we have our own high quality, carefully installed and configured equipment in some of the most trusted and secure data centers in Canada (tier III).
Our team has a great expertise in website hosting, especially for sites running WordPress, Joomla and several other types of CMS. At Astral Internet, you have the possibility to install in your hosting more than 300 free scripts in just a few clicks. Starting an online business with Open Cart, Prestashop or, Magento has never been easier.
Choose only what you need to start. Our web hosting packages will evolve with you when the need does. Start with our smallest ECO package and as your resource needs grow, your package will keep up. It is possible to upgrade your plan and pay only the prorated difference.
Yes, our servers are compatible with almost all types of websites.
Several PHP versions are available in all our Linux servers (versions 4.4 up to the most recent). If your website is currently hosted on servers using other types of technology such as ASP, we also have the equipment necessary to run sites using these technologies specific to Microsoft. (ASP, .NET, MSSQL and Access).
Why Host your Website with us?
- We offer you the cream of the crop web hosting in Canada so that you can manage your website effectively whether it is powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other platform. Above all, our web servers located in Canada have been optimized for all types of web hosting, from the simplest to the most complex and advanced.
- Our technical support team is located in Canada, near the city of Montreal.
- We have a redundant infrastructure located near Montreal, Canada uses SSDs. With these SSDs, access to your data is fast and your website will benefit from the extra speed.
- Our Canadian know-how is at your disposal so that your websites and your domain can shine online.
Why Host your Website in Canada?
- Astral Internet is proud to be a Canadian web hosting leader in the world of website. Choosing us for your website is:
- Choosing a courteous, professional service available 24/7 with our technical team located 100% in Canada.
- Knowing that your website will be hosted on high quality servers outperforming most other hosts.
- Being able to take advantage of a double layer of firewall (a physical firewall and a software firewall on the web hosting servers) to protect your site and your domain.
- Choosing speed! We constantly optimize our equipment to make them amazingly fast so that your visitors don't have to wait on your website.
† The price is based on a 3-year subscription. Shorter subscription periods are available in the shopping cart. Renewal at regular price. Price for product renewal is subject to change.
- One website allowed per hosting. No parked domains allocated.
- Up to 3 websites allowed per hosting. Unlimited number of parked domains. This package cannot be used for hosting reselling. The websites must be owned by a unique owner.
- The term unlimited applies to normal use for a small business, see our Terms of service for more information.
- One free domain is available only for a prepaid Business package of a period of at least one year. The domain is free as long as it is the main domain on the Business plan. Only TLD domains with the following extensions .com, .net and .org are available for this promotion.