Last year I was talking about how there was a need for Kwokinator.com to be moved back to Canada after being in the States since its inception. Finding a cheap quality web host in Canada is rather hard as for some reason, they’re pretty expensive.
It didn’t help that many web hosts who claim to be Canadian aren’t actually Canadian web hosting companies, they’re often subsidiaries of larger US companies and put hosting accounts in US servers. There’s nothing wrong with hosting in the States, but since I was going to change web hosts, why not go Canadian?
The web host I have chosen is called Canadian Web Hosting, a company based out of Richmond, BC on the west coast of Canada. Even though both web hosts provided servers on the West Coast, the new web host deploys cloud technology and uses an Apache-compatible web server software called Litespeed which is faster than standard Apache 2. This makes the web site load faster and makes everything generally more responsive.