Fully managed website hosting for your Canadian small business
Choosing a web hosting provider can be an overwhelming experience. There are an abundant number of choices, and even more acronyms and technologies to wrap your head around. We keep it simple by providing our clients with a fully managed small business hosting package that is perfect for Canadian small to medium size business. It includes everything needed for your businesses online presence including email and domain name.
My Style Media websites are located in datacentres throughout Canada, including British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. The high-tech data centers contain top of the line technology to ensure that servers stay cool, secure, and with 99.9% uptime rates. With redundant power, HVAC, fire detection systems, as well as being monitored 24/7 by full time administrators you can rest assured your website and other data is safe with us. In addition our infrastructure is run 100% with green power.
Why choose Canadian based Website Hosting?
Why should you choose a Canadian web hosting provider as a Canadian business? Well for starters there are the obvious reasons that apply to virtually any industry – you are a proud Canadian and prefer to invest money in your own economy – directly benefiting the local economy and thereby indirectly benefiting your own company. Another obvious reason would be lower latency and therefore faster loading websites for your website visitors. These reasons have always been there, however now that the web hosting industry has grown tremendously in Canada over the last several years, there are other more compelling reasons – and ones that clients don’t always consider initially.
Choosing a Canadian web hosting provider can mitigate this risk as Canadian web hosting providers are not required to immediately comply with DMCA take-down requests – meaning we have a chance to review the claim and if necessary isolate the site in question from our other clients. Even when the issue makes it to the courts, Canadian courts have a long history of denying overly broad search and seizure request brought about by the DMCA. For example, in 2012, an Ontario court outright rejected a DMCA search request stating that “that there is an enormous volume of information on the servers and that sending mirror image copies of all of this data would be overly broad, particularly in light of the scantiness of the evidence connecting these servers to the crimes alleged by the American prosecutors” (source: Michael Geist).
The air conditioning at PEER1’s datacentre at 151 Front Street is actually provided by Enwave’s Deep Lake Water Cooling (DLWC) system – the world’s largest lake-source cooling system. The DLWC uses Lake Ontario’s icy water as a renewable energy source. Over millennia the phenomenon of denser cold water sinking to the bottom of the lake has created a permanent reservoir of cold water on the bottom of Lake Ontario. Enwave positioned three high-density polyethylene pipes along the natural slope of the lake bottom to pump water from a depth of 83 meters and transport it to the Toronto Island Filtration Plant, ultimately using it to cool 151 Front Street along with many other downtown Toronto buildings (source: Enwave).
OVH’s new state-of-the-art datacentre in Beauharnois, Quebec – one of the largest in the world – is powered entirely by green energy coming from a hydro dam located less than 300 meters away from the building (source: OVH). It was also architected to not use air conditioning, using proprietary cooling technology developed in-house. All of this results in a claimed Power Usage Effectiveness of less than 1.1 (source: Data Center Knowledge).
What does this all mean for web hosting clients? It means that in Canada we now have one of the largest selections of green-conscious web hosting providers in the world, and web hosting clients have a much greater chance of having a lower carbon footprint by choosing a provider in Canada vs other countries.