The FASTEST WordPress Hosting in CANADA - (Updated for 2020!)

You know it yourself, when a website is slow to load you quickly lose patience and click away. Your own site is no different, right?

We've tried 100s over different hosting providers over the years. In this post I’ll share the fastest WordPress hosts we've found for Canada and why we use them.

Since we started in 2008, we have worked with over 2000 businesses and used a huge number of different hosting companies over the years. These are the few we use ourselves, trust and recommend to clients on a daily basis.

Canada's Fastest WordPress Hosting Providers

Most people choose a hosting provider based on price but when you care about performance, SEO, Facebook and Google Ads, that’s a bad idea. If you’re on this page I’m guessing you’re not looking for the cheapest you’re looking for the best right?

A VERY common mistake Canadian business owners make is choosing hosting based out of the US, particularly hosting based in the more southern states when their primary target market or audience is Canada. If website speed is important to you (which it should be!) you ideally want a hosting provider located in the same country as your visitors or target market.

You’ll find our preferred hosts for Canada in the table below. Here’s a one liner summary of each one:

Cloudways - this is a new-ish provider and has multiple location options including Toronto and Montreal and several other options in northern US locations including Chicago, New York and Newark.

They are by far the fastest because of their speed optimized server stack - you're essentially getting dedicated server hosting without any of the complexity AND the ability to scale up quickly, cheaply and easier if your traffic demands increase.

If you want the fastest choose this one. 

They also have locations globally with several options in Europe, Asia, the UK and Australia which may be useful if you're serving a global audience

**They have a 3 day free trial BUT if you use the coupon code FASTHOSTING they'll give you $25 credit so effectively 3 months free on their base $10/month plan

WPEngine - if one of the original Managed WP Hosts with two different options hosted in Montreal. Go with WPE if you have Woocommerce or a complex site that needs high quality backups and a staging environment. Not the cheapest BUT you’ll save money on web developers and support.

 

Kinsta - a premium managed WP hosting provider running on Google Cloud Platform again out of Montreal. They also have options in Iowa and Oregon which may be better if you're serving both a US and Canadian market. For some types of sites they may be a better choice than WPEngine especially if you're running a large or complex site. If you're considering WPEngine it'd be worth looking at Kinsta too.

 

Siteground - the fastest Cpanel host and only marginally more expensive that the rubbish $3-5/month hosts! ...their data centre is located in Chicago which will give you near identical speeds to hosting physically based in Canada (essentially because Chicago is on the Canadian border. Best if you have a handful of small sites, have a tight budget and also need email hosting.

 

WPX Hosting - WPX are an amazingly priced Managed WordPress Host with a great balance of price and performance with excellent support, email hosting too! Their North American data center is located in Chicago so again a great option for a business targeting Canadian website visitors.

Why is speed important?

If you’ve done any searching around the web around website speed or fast WordPress hosting you’ll see a bunch of scary stats thrown around. You’ll see things like “every 1 second of speed equates to 1% less conversion rate” and similar.

I don’t know how correct these numbers are, or the testing methodology being used but I’m guessing we can both agree faster websites=better, right?

There’s really no argument about whether speed is important, it’s even part of Google’s search algorithm, faster loading sites rank higher!

Web Hosting CompanyCoupon CodePrice Per MonthWhy Recommended?Website Link
Cloudways HostingFASTHOSTING ($25 OFF Month 1)From $10/monthCheapest, Fastest & Best Performance, A Little More Complex Than A Standard Host, Two Canada Locations & Several US LocationsVisit Site
siteground2Get $10 Off Month 1 using our linkFrom $14.95/monthBest All Rounder & Fastest Cpanel Host, Not Recommended For High Traffic Sites, Chicago LocationVisit Site
WPSPEEDFIX(50% OFF Month 1)From $24.99/monthBest Value Managed WP Host, Good For Small to Mid Size Sites, Chicago LocationVisit Site
WPE20OFF(20% OFF Month 1)From $35/monthBest & World's Leading Fully Managed WP Host ,Fantastic For Complex Sites & Woocommerce Although A Little More ExpensiveVisit Site
From $30/monthHighly Scalable, Managed WP Host, Great For Mid Size SitesVisit Site
From $25/monthManaged WP Hosting, Great For Small SitesVisit Site