A domain name and a hosting plan allows you to create a home for your website online. The domain acts as a the address that allows people to find your website, while the hosting creates the foundation for it.
Webnames.ca is a certified Plesk partner and proud to run a Plesk Obsidian hosting environment.
Plesk offers the most complete, secure and versatile hosting control panel and platform on the market today,powering more than 11 million hosted websites.
Why Choose Webnames as your Web Host?
100% Hosted in Canada
Our servers, databases and offices are all located north of the 49th parallel. This ensures your data is protected by Canada’s privacy laws against legislations like the US Patriot Act.
Free Domain & DNS Management
Your domain and its future renewals are included with plans of 6-months or longer. All hosting plans support unlimited subdomains and give you full control over your A, CNAME, TXT and MX Records, TTL changes and more. Hosting plans may also be used with domain names currently registered elsewhere.
1-Click Install Apps
Need a content management system or online store? We have you covered with our included apps. Install WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and others with just a single click.
Multiple Website Support
Save costs by hosting up to 5 websites on our Advantage plan, and up to 10 websites on our Pro plan. Our multi website hosting is ideal for webmasters, web designers and owners of multiple web presences.
Choose from over 100+ pre-built templates and easily drag-and-drop your content to create a professional website. Free with our Advantage and Pro plans.
Automated Backup & Restore
Advantage and Pro plans come with daily automated website backups, ensuring that you can recover from any attacks or errors on your website. Automatically restore your website in just a few easy clicks.
Powerful DDoS Protection
Every Webnames hosting plan receives enterprise-level DDoS protection.This means if your website, or our website, gets hit by an unforeseen Denial of Service attack, you’re going to stay up and running, business as usual.
Active WordPress Monitoring
All WordPress websites are regularly scanned using Imunify360 to block malicious activity, prevent malware and attacks before they occur. Patchman identifies and automatically applies critical security updates on your installation.
Simple SSL Management
Secure your website and encrypt sensitive information with an SSL Certificate. Installation is easy with our built-in SSL management tool, or we can install it for you free of charge.
Friendly, In-House Technical Support
Need help setting up an SSL certificate, or backing up your website? Every member on our award-winning customer service team is extensively trained to provide you with thorough, dedicated, one-on-one help via phone, email or chat 7-days/week.
With nearly 20 years of experience hosting websites in Canada, and an A+ Better Business Bureau rating,you can trust Webnames with your online presence.Get Started
Hosting Plan Details
|Domain Name Included*|
|Unlimited SSD Storage**||(5 GB)|
|Throughput||1000 kb/s||2000 kb/s||3000 kb/s|
|Number of websites supported||1||6||11|
|Basic Email Accounts||15||25||50|
|Cloud Shared Hosting|
|Server Uptime Guarantee||99.9%||99.9%||99.9%|
|Money-Back Guarantee||30 Days||30 Days||30 Days|
|Drag and Drop Editing|
|Social Media Integration|
|Full DNS Control|
|Host External Domains|
|Coppermine Photo Gallery|
|Plesk Obsidian 18.0.29|
|Multi User FTP Access|
|Web Based File Manager|
|Automated Daily Backups|
|Easy Restore using Backup Manager|
|Password Protected Directories|
|Web User Spaces|
|Storage Per Email Account||500 MB||500 MB||500 MB|
|Additional Storage Available||Up to 30GB||Up to 30GB||Up to 30GB|
|Spam and Virus Protection|
|Email Forwarding and Aliases|
|SSL Certificate Management|
|Backup & Restore Manager|
|HTTPS Secured Control Panel|
|PHP||5.6.40 to 7.2.20||5.6.40 to 7.2.20||5.6.40 to 7.2.20|
|PHP Memory Adjust via htaccess|
|Remote Database Connections||No||No||No|
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Canadian Hosting Powered by Renewable Energy Renewable, sustainable & responsible hosting
Webnames' data centres are powered by renewable hydroelectric energy for greater sustainablity and a smaller environmental footprint.
State-of-the art climate control technology, including water-based cooling systems, are used instead of high energy air conditioning.
Client hosting data is stored on Solid State Drives that consume significantly less power compared than traditional HDD storage.
Managed by a team who cares about diversity, inclusion and community
Webnames is proudly certified by WBE Canada and CAMSC Canada as both a minority and women-owned business.
Delivered by a certified ClimateSmart business
Climatesmart certified since 2018, Webnames’ carbon footprint and GHG emissions are among the lowest in our industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, Webnames hosting plans may be used with domain names currently registered at another domain registrar. If you transfer your domain to Webnames, however, it will renew free of charge for the duration of your hosting plan provided your term is 6-months or longer.
No, the cost to renew your plan remains the same and will already include the free domain name and email services.
While there are benefits to hosting on the cloud, it is important to verify the list of entities that has access to your information. As a Canadian web hosting provider, all our hosting servers, databases and offices are located north of the 49th parallel and are only subject to and protected by the strict privacy laws of Canada. This ensures that data stored in our servers are protected from foreign laws and programs that may attempt to gain access to information without our customers' knowledge or consent.
Read more about the benefits of hosting your website in Canada.
Value Plan: Great option for anyone creating a personal website.
Advantage Plan: Businesses that have robust needs, or for anyone that wants to build their own website, the Advantage Plan supports up to 5 websites, a free domain, multiple email addresses and access to our website builder.
Pro Plan: Our most powerful solution, the Pro Plan was created for businesses with large teams, robust needs and stringent requirements. The Pro Plan includes 50 email accounts, a free domain name, website builder, unlimited databases and can support a total of 10 websites.
Activate your hosting by simply logging in and going into the account management page. From there, simply select your domain name and activate your web hosting package.
View our step-by-step guide here.
Each of our Canadian web hosting plans include free apps like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla that you can install with a single click of a button.
If your current website is built on Linux hosting using PHP, MySQL or in HTML, you can upload your files using FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or using the Plesk File Manager from the hosting control panel. If you use a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, you can install the CMS using the auto-install software on Plesk and use the migrate feature in the CMS. If you require assistance with migrating your website, you can explore our Website Migration services.
For further details: Managing Website Content.
The term "Unlimited" is commonly used by the hosting industry to denote that your website(s) will be provided as much storage or bandwidth as they need. Unlike many hosting shared providers, Webnames partition our servers equally. When someone signs up for a hosting plan, they get allocated their own section of a server dedicated entirely to them, and them only. If a hosting customer maximizes their allocated space, they can simply request additional storage from Webnames' Customer Service team as per our As Much As You Need (AMAYN) policy. Read more about What Unlimited Hosting Means and How It Works and refer to our Hosting Terms and Conditions for complete details.
Green hosting is a website hosting service that makes efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to be more sustainable and have a lower environmental impact. There are several ways of achieving greener hosting and offsetting carbon, including utilizing data centres that are powered by renewable energy, offsetting carbon through renewable energy credits or actions such as planting trees.
Webnames data centres are not powered by carbon-emitting energy sources such as gas or coal. Like many industries in Canada, our services are powered by renewable hydroelectricity generated within British Columbia. Making use of technologies such as Solid State Drives (SSD) and closed glycol loop chilled water for datacentre cooling instead of air conditioning systems which require significant power further reduces climate impact.
* All web hosting plans with terms of 6 months and longer include a free domain. Valid extensions are .CA, .COM, .NET, .ORG, .US, .WORK, .ONE, .LINK, .NAME, .CLICK, and .PICTURES. Your domain will renew free of charge for the duration of your hosting plan.
*** The 30 day money back guarantee applies to only to the first 30 days of a plan's.
† Price based on a new purchase of 1-year term.
1 This discount applies only to new purchases. The offer ends at 23:59 PT on 5 July 2022. Renewals will occur at the then-prevailing non-promotional prices of the respective products.