Toonie Hosting review
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Overall a positive experience. Great uptime. Low prices. $2/mo with no setup fee for the Cpanel Mini plan. Quick responses using their ticket system. SSL encrypted email. More disk space and bandwidth than the competition for the price.
When I originally found Tooniehosting I was looking for a Canadian company with low prices. I haven't found a cheaper Canadian-based solution out there.
I recommend Tooniehosting!
Not only have I used this company for many years [10 years+] with my own previous personal websites, I have recommended Toonie Hosting to a number of my clients. The service has always been impeccable, and of course, at the price this is being provided for, there just is no other comparison on the market. The other companies may have some good lures, maybe a bit more glitz and whistles, to get you to buy their hosting services initially, but they will bite you the following year when their prices double!! I tried that, but came straightways back here. Nothing compares to the long term value of this company! Just setting up a new project, and wouldn't consider going anywhere else!
My service was satisfactory at best. I paid for a website to be hosted, website was hosted. Only times I generally had any problems was server downtime. My only issue in that department was while it was infrequent, it was generally lengthy, and I had no way of contacting support for help/information (support is through the same server.)
Recently it is my understanding that there was a server fire on Oct. 29th. My website (and theirs) was up briefly since then and i was able to glean that information, and we were going to see what data could be recovered now that a replacement server was (supposedly) operational.
Everything has been down continuously since and I'm in the dark now.
About Toonie HostingOwned and operated by Datona Communications, ToonieHosting has been in the hosting business since 1996.
ToonieHosting offers the highest quality hosting services at unbelievable low costs. All of their shared hosting accounts are fast, reliable, secure, without all the FLASHY glitz and extras that you do not need, and ToonieHosting's award winning 24/7 Technical Support.
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Welcome to ToonieHosting.ca!
Our business offers YOU, the customer, the highest quality Web Hosting at unbelievable low costs. All of our cheap web hosting accounts are fast, reliable, and secure. Connected to our redundant multi network infrastructure and great technical support. Why should YOU pay more for web hosting when you just don't have to! With ToonieHosting.ca, YOU only pay for what you need. Many clients have asked for a web hosting package that will give them what they really need without all the FLASHY glitz and extras which they do not need. Well we listened to YOU, the customer, and here it is. Don't see something you need, please Contact Us and we will see what we can do to get it online for you. Quite a few hosting companies out there advertise UNLIMITED bandwidth and web space but if you read the Terms of Service, you will see they truly limit your site and will suspend you account if your popular. Here at tooniehosting.ca, we don't!
FOR A LIMITED TIME!
Our Mega CPanel Hosting Plan
10 GB Disk Space
200 GB Bandwidth
Unlimited Email Accounts
Unlimited FTP Accounts
$4 per month (CAD)
Very user friendly
Free Web site Builder
10 Additional Domains
CPanel with Fantastico
50 Easy install programs
Perfect for beginners
Full Log file Access
Host Multiple Accounts
With our CPanel Hosting plans, you can host multiple domains with one account. All domains come with their own unique email, FTP service, httpd services. Remember your extra accounts share the resources of the main account.
All CPanel hosting accounts come with a FREE Website Builder so anyone can create a website within 15 minutes!
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They have been great in helping me get my blog online.
I feel that they had gone beyond the scope of webhosting and assisted me with lots of silly things.
They where super fast and professional in helping me. Their technical support is blazing fast.
Come on guys, do not be fooled with their prices. They prove that the old saying "you pay for what you get" is not true. They have cheap prices BUT there is nothing cheap with them. They are great!"
In the end, they are awsome for the price.
Thanks guys for all your help
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I've been waiting for hours to connect with tooniehosting.ca, or with my website, or with the CPanel for my website, or with the webmail for my site... still waiting... and waiting... and waiting...
I would send them an email but there website isn't even live?!
I started with one domain to see what they where like. I purchased the mega package and have been so happy with them that I won't look at another hosting provider. I have now moved 20+ sites over to them.
Fast customer service that goes that extra mile
Just wanted to say I was nervious at first but they have been amazing. Fast customer service, servers always up.
I have been with them for around 6 months now and as a test, I have moved 2 domains to them. I will be moving the rest as I am so impressed with them. Customer service will help you, they are punctual, and they will help you with misc. html issues which is not really their responsability (my webmaster was out of town).
I signed up for the CPanel hosting account on the front page which is an awesome deal!
Pay it forward I say! They have impressed me so I would like to tell everyone to give them a try!
I have been with them now for about a year.
They have given me prompt customer service when needed.
Never experienced any downtime as of yet and it's been about a year.
I used to host my sites with a well known company that stated they where unlimited this, unlimited that but in reality, they never are and they shut my site down once I became popular and in turn, I lost my ranking in the search engines quite quickly.
With Toonie Hosting, I've been very happy!
Best web hosting I have ever had. The support team gets back to you within 1-2 hours and always answers your question. My website has never been down and is fast. The hosting plans are really cheap and you are paying 15$ a year for something that would cost 30$ with other hosting companies.
Toonie Hosting is a great value and they have amazing, responsive technical support. They helped me restore my database from backup for me within minutes of my request among other things.
I have tried multiple hosting companies before and I was always under the impression of if you pay a lot the you will get better service. Over the course of time I have learned that it's not the price you pay, but who you put your trust in and who delivers. With tooniehosting.ca I found that. GREAT customer service/support, amazing prices, and I don't lack any major features taht I had with other hosting companies. I am on my 2nd hosted domain now, and have recommended others as well. I am sure I will be hosting a lot more websites through tooniehosting.ca in the future as well! :) I hope you guys stick around for a long long time. Cheers
I dont know what these guys or guy problem is but my site has been down for 2 days and there response has been:
"We are currently having to re-image the server due to a failed hard drive.
The new drive is in and the OS is being installed now."
I got clients wanting to see my work and such and losing money! They dont even have a phone number to call!!!! I cant even log in the member area!!!
Dont deal with them!!!
I've been doing this stuff for a long time and these guys are the best I've ever encountered.
The hosting is incredibly cheap. I used both Loonie hosting - $12/year and cPanel hosting $24/year. I suggest taking cPanel for $48/year with 10 additional domains you can host on the same account - that comes to $4/year per domain.
The latter (cPanel) gives you a *much* better server response and has newer software (PHP and friends). cPanel plans also have some 40+ software suites each installable in 30 seconds with Fantastico.
Today I asked them about FTP over SSH or SSL and after a bit of discussion they added it to my server *ON THE SPOT*. How nice!
Been with them for about 6 months now and they are great. Had problems with moving my site but they helped get all my database coding corrected, moved the database for me, and got everything working correctly within 15 minutes!
Was with Hostgator before and they where terrible. Since switching to tooniehosting, I've been more then happy.
Marketing representative (email@example.com, ).
Within an hour I had purchased the space, loaded my site, changed the DNS info with my domain registrar and everything was back up and running! And at a fraction of the cost of my old hosting package!
So far, I'm impressed!
Great Control Panel: straight forward and user friendly
Cant beat these prices.
For anything that is unclear for the average user, FAQ on website very helpful.
Very good an useful control Panel.
Everything you need to build a good versatile site.
Chose basic toonie package with a admin panel only to realize that what I really wanted was the mini hosting package that had the cpanel. Contacted them using the ticket method and got a reply back in less then a half hour. Long story short they let me switch my host package with out question (mind you it was only 2 days in)
Super fast help
super tech support
super clean sign up
all around super
Also being Canadian it was nice to fine a host that charged in CAD extra bonus
If you are looking for a low cost host, check this company out. You'll be glad you did! Oh, and don't let the low cost schtick turn you away, you get much more than you pay for! ~Scott
That is your biggest problem. Anybody that says that this company has good customer relation in their review, has experience running websites, and hasn't really needed their truly deep needed services. For the rest of us, we can just through caution to the wind, and hope for the best!
Price is great, but I don't know about the value!
As far as customer relation I`m being pawned off to talk to someone else to get my issues resolved, and all I am doing is replying to an email that was sent to me.
I am a new customer so I will give it a chance I might be just bad timing or luck. 2 week tops!
*It cant be as bad as Host Clear Where they pull the plug on you at any given notice as they see fit(They feed you the plug ins that cause their own problems).
Well I am happy with them. I did read OC's review below but do not understand as my site has been up all the time and that I have been in communications with their support department on a frequent basis as I am moving quite a few sites to them now.
All in all, they are good.
They do not offer a free html editor but then again, it seems like most hosting companies out there that offer them but they have to raise their prices to provide this to their customers.
I would recommend toonie hosting to others!
So I tried to contact the customer support, all I got was a message that my e-mail could not be sent...
$1 a month, you get what you pay for I guess. When it does work, it works well.
If you had used the proper channels, the issue could have been resolved in a quicker manner.
When customers signup, they are notified of the trouble ticket system. It is a great system and we monitor it 24/7.
Marketing representative (firstname.lastname@example.org, ).
I've found their control panel to be very slow and their support slower. For a high-priority, website down issue I have yet to get a response (>3 hours). Even an acknowledgment that it is being investigated.
Further they state they ON THEIR HOMEPAGE they won't advertise with your domain, however they most certainly do. Any sub domain that is not yet configured, responds with a very negative custom message & loads of Google Ads.
The plain text file that is sent as your "welcome to tooniehosting.ca" is very bush league; The fact that they state that it will ONLY BE SENT OUT ONCE. Heaven forbid you loose it.
I'm switching ISPs while I type this review.
I have been with hostgator, justhost, and several others but was not happy with the very slow support (up to 1-3 days to get a response) but with toonie hosting, they get back to be fast.
From a stupid question to a real coding issue, they have worked with me to get the issue resolved.
Since then, I have moved several sites to them and I am quite happy.
To my surprise, they where great!
It is a no frills, cheap hosting package that worked for me.
When I had problems, I would request help in the their trouble ticket section and get a quick response and guidence to solve my issue.
Ever since then, I have added more site and used mainly the Toonie plan ($2 per month).
David in Customer support is my favorate. If I met him, I would give him a great big hug for all the help he provided to me when I started my first site because he went beyond typical support. Bloth bluhost.com and 1and1.com would take forever to get back to their customers and would not provide the support their customers needed BUT Tooniehosting does!
Thank you and have a great day everyone!
Great customer support. You put in a ticket and they VERY promptly reply.
Great Price. I didn't think I would get much but thought I would try at that price ($2/month) but their server is fast!
Overall I give them a 10 as I am very happy with them.
I don't think you'll find a better hosting package anywhere in the globe. The prices are unbelievable! I went for the toonie deal. I was with another company before and can't believe the difference. For the same price, tooniehosting.ca gave 10x as much disk space and 4x more bandwith. And that's comparing it to the loonie deal. The toonie deal is even better, so I just couldn't pass it up. The servers were sooooo slow at the other hosting company I used. I would get frustrated logging in to update my account, or just simply uploading files. That's not the case with tooniehosting.ca. My hosted website loads about 3x times as fast. I'm so glad I found your website. Customer support was very prompt too, which I've only used twice for basic startup reasons.
The admin panel is much more user-friendly too, the other company I was using had much more of a learning curve and took forever to get a [read more...]
Low cost but not low service.
I looked around and could not find anything that comes close to this for the price.
Would be happy to recommend to anyone.
We where having quite a few issues as we are new to the internet schene but they where friendly and helpfull.
I would, and have, given my friends their website URL to go to and signup as I am a believer in them now!
We have tried to make the signup process as easy as we can.
Even on the signup page where you enter the desired domain name, we state:
"Please be advised that we do not register nor include a free domain with your hosting plan"
Putting that on the signup page, it allows customers to know that a domain name is not included in your hosting package. If you wished to have a free domain, there are quite a few companies out there that charge $10-$20 per month (not $30 per year) that include one but that leave a big problem in some cases that we have seen where a customer wishes to move their site to another hosting provider but the host company is reluctant on releasing the domain name. Another issues we had found at least 4 times is where the customers hosting provider goes bankrupt, and they can not get their domain name. That is the main reason why we do not offer a domain name. You should NEVER register your [...]
Marketing representative (email@example.com, ).
Go with Tooniehosting, you will love them!
Well worth using their services as I am quite happy with them
Anyways, onto a real review......
They are great. I read all the reviews on this site and it seemed they where good although a few stupid people had to post shit that obviously was their ignorence, I felt it was worth a try due to their low prices.
Well, their support is great as they are fast and willing to help out any way they can to make their customer happy. I can only say good things about them, unlike Ravinder here which I am assuming tried to signup durring reccess.
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Thanks guys at tooniehosting.ca. You've been great! Keep it up
Well I have been nothing less then truly impressed with tooniehosting.ca
When I signed up, I received my welcome email quite quickly with all me account details and also a rundown as to what I needed to do to move my site to their server, from start to finish. Submitted a trouble ticket and received a responce within 10 minutes.
For the money, they are great. I thought the price may reflect their service but it doesn't. Why pay $7 a month with lunarpages when you can pay $1 with tooniehosting and get better, faster servers and support!
Thanks everyone over at tooniehosting.ca for making my life easier!
I have 5 websites with tooniehosting and I'm very happy.
Even though I had a tough time with my old host, these people are more then helpful.
Once I came over to tooniehosting.ca, I have been treated like a human and not just a cash grab. These guys are great.
I would support them 100%
Great work guys, especially David in support for putting up with all my lame questions.
Even helping me find out my firewall was blocking me from accessing parts of my sites control panel.
good work guys!
Site loads fast, FTP whenever I want, spam filters that actually work!
Although the prices are quite low, the service and support is great.
I have not had any downtime nor have I had any delay in responce to my support issues. They are fast and professional in replies.
I would suggest them to all as I have been with quite a few different providers and unlike big box hosting providers, Tooniehosting cares about their customers!
Go host with them, you won't be disapointed.
Thanks Tooniehosting you guys are AWESOME
Glad your On my Side!
Well I must say they are one in a million. I've been with other hosting providers (even ones listed on this site as being rated quite high) and I know now that I can not get support anywhere else as good as toonie hosting.
Their plans are great, not rich in tons of useless features, just good hosting.
My old hosting provider didn't even give me the time of day, just took money from me.
What I have found is that their is real customer support with tooniehosting. With servage, they do not care about their customers and would take 24-48 hours to get any help when needed and even that was more like I they don't give a shit.
When I decided to move, I signed up with tooniehosting and right away I asked them if it was possible to help me move my site. Within 20 minutes, they contacted me. From there within 2 hours, the whole site was moved and my site was good to go.
I must say that they, even though their cost is so low, they offer true services and anyone out there should not pass up.
You guys ROCK tooniehosting!!!!
Well I can't say anything bad with them. All I can say is good stuff. They are great. Fast at customer service, website is never down, and their price can't be beat!
Thanks Tooniehosting.ca and Scott for making my website a success with you guys
Dude, what was you smoking? You emailed them 10 times? It states in the email you get from them about your hosting package that, as a customer, their is a customer support section for you to use. If you used that, you probably would not be so upset.
I have just submitted 2 trouble tickets in the past few days and both were replied to quite quickly and professionally. 1 ticket was for something that was my fault and didn't expect them to assist but they did and even when I appologized for my ignorence, they brushed it off as just a mistake.
I have to say that this company is great. Their prices are great and their service is fast and they assist to get your issues resolved.
I just suspect that since I know others that use tooniehosting as their hosting provider, Dan Belland's trying to cause an issue that is all in his mind. Get life buddy.
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From there, I have moved 5 of my other sites to them and will be a long term client of theirs as they are great!
Thanks to the reviews on this site, I have now found a home for my sites and are quite happy here.
I now have 5 sites with them and will be bringing more over to them as I am 100% confident in their hosting.
Great going toonie hosting! Thumbs up to David from support for helping me as I am not fluent in doing this sort of move.
I've suggested this hosting company to others and will continue because the value can't be beat and the service is awsome!
They have been the best! I would agree with other reviews on this website that it seems that, although their prices are low, they've got the goods! I get great support in a VERY timely fashion. Usually responses within an hour, not 24 hours like ipower.com or other hosting companies I have been with.
I would suggest tooniehosting.ca to everyone. They are the cats ass!
I would highly suggest them to everyone!
invent some new ideas for web sites.
One major reason I have so many sites here is that I can be hosted with one of the lowest priced hosting services around. Yet I get the same service as higher priced ISPs. I used the lowest cost plan because it means I can continue adding sites at an affordable price.
But that is not the only reason. Loonies people are dedicated to satisfying customers when the occasional problem pops up, some due to my own ignorance..
Way to go Loonie
useing $5 plan...could not ask for more
I started with 1 site with them to see how they are. Now I have 7.
I have recommended them to others because I believe this is a REAL company that cares for their customers.
Go for it, you'll love them!
Well, 9 months later, I have 18 sites with them and have been very happy.
Customer support is quick and helpfull, even with dumb questions.
Uptime is great
I would say HOST WITH TOONIEHOSTING.CA, YOU WILL BE HAPPY!!!
I would recommend this company to anyone!
They even installed WordPress onto my site at no charge and also within 30 minutes after requesting it.
Great going Guys. You ROCK
Was a little worried with the prices being so low but all I've seen is:
1: ZERO downtime
2: GREAT customer support (and fast)
3: GREAT prices
I would suggest them to others!
I would highly recommend them to everyone!
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