[nSLUG] Domain / web host in Eastern Canada?

Jon me at jonwatson.ca
Sun Jan 27 12:58:20 AST 2008

It's true about the pricing. I suppose I should disclose that I am a
Canadian web host but none of my servers are in Canada for the reasons
already mentioned. Canadian data centers aren't competitive. Even a
crappy server in Canada with a 200gb drive would cost me over $150 and
to turn that around as shared hosting packages without overselling my
ass off to the point of 300% isn't doable.

My 2 cents.


On 1/27/08, Ian Campbell <ian at slu.ms> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2008 at 12:33:29PM -0400, crackers wrote:
> > You'll pay an arm and a leg for something like that in eastern canada.
> > Possibly two arms and legs. I searched for similar before as well and
> ended
> > up with a dedicated in the US as nothing in canada compared.
> I second this. I'd go even further, that you'll pay an arm and a leg
> for something like that in most of Canada. There seems to be a huge
> disconnect between providers and reality as you cross the border. Some
> people just haven't gotten the memo that it's not 1996 anymore.
> When I read that article on Slashdot a couple days ago about hosting
> for people concerned with privacy I immediately thought of Canadian
> hosting and took a look out of curiosity. I found nothing even
> comparatively priced, everything was somewhere from 1/3 to 3 times as
> expensive.
> Jon is right though, from your list of requirements, you seem well
> into dedicated host land, or at least VPS.

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