Netfirms vs. WHC.ca - May 2020

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Netfirms (netfirms.com) has been added on Jul 03, 2005 and last updated on Mar 25, 2020. Trusted and verified by WHTOP on 2016.
WHC.ca (whc.ca) has been added on Dec 16, 2015 and last updated on Feb 09, 2020. Trusted and verified by WHTOP on 2018.

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netfirms.com logo
Total Reviews: 45
Average Rating: 2 / 10
Good Reviews: 9
Bad Reviews: 36
Official Responses: 4
2 / 10VISIT WEBSITE
45 user reviews
whc.ca logo
Total Reviews: 2
Average Rating: 5 / 10
Good Reviews: 1
Bad Reviews: 1
Official Responses: 0
5 / 10VISIT WEBSITE
2 user reviews
 
10 Corporate Drive Suite #300
Burlington, MA MA 01803
US
Part of Endurance International Group
1030 Beaubien East, #103
Montreal, QC H2S 1T4
CA
Emailsales@n...info@w...
Phone866-317-46781.888.545.3942, Fax: 1.514.807.8392
RanksAlexa Rating17,006▲927 (lower is better)
Domains208,224▼-540 (higher is better)
Alexa Rank in US 9,628
Alexa Rating36,493▲3,397 (lower is better)
Domains16,846▲109 (higher is better)
Alexa Rank in CA 898
Languages en-CA en-US en-CA en-US fr-CA
InfoEstablished in 1998, Netfirms provides hosting solutions for individuals, small and medium-sized businesses all around the world.

They specialize in the following set of products: Shared Hosting Domain Registration; SSL Certificates; Website Builder; Email Hosting;
Shared hosting plans include free SSL protection, FTP logins (from 5 to unlimited) and databases (starting from 10 for the cheapest plan up to unlimited databases for the most expensive one). All hosting plans include: [...]
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Web Hosting Canada (WHC) is a privately owned, Canadian technology and IT infrastructure company based in Montreal, Quebec. We’re a team of passionate web professionals providing Canadian businesses with the means to succeed online.

Web Hosting Canada is accredited by the Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA), is an official cPanel, Cloudlinux, and SpamExperts partner and has consistently been ranked the #1 Canadian domain name provider by the .CA registry.

Why Choose Web Hosting [...]
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EstablishedSeptember, 19982003
Site speedAverage, load time 2.2 seconds 42% sites are slower
SEO Links count 20,997
Fast, load time 1.3 seconds 71% sites are slower
SEO Links count 137
Social Media
Social Media
User Shares
netfirms.com Iconnetfirms
Started from: January, 2009
  • Tweets: 4,227
  • Followers: 3,811
  • Friends: 2,878
  • Last activity: Mar 16, 2020
whc.ca IconWebHostCanada
Started from: July, 2010
  • Tweets: 577
  • Followers: 765
  • Friends: 418
  • Last activity: May 14, 2020
netfirms.com IconNetfirms
  • Likes:33,748
  • People talking about them: 9
  • Last activity: Sep 25, 2019
whc.ca IconWeb Hosting Canada
  • Likes:1,797
  • People talking about them: 19
  • Last activity: Sep 27, 2019
Netfirms
  • Followers:676
  • Entity type: Privately Held
  • Founded: 1998
  • Employee Count: 51-200
  • Industry: Internet
company/web-hosting-canada
-WHC.ca Blog
  • Blog Posts:211
  • Software Wordpress version 5.4
  • First post from: Sep, 2017
  • Language: en-US
  • Last written post: May 11, 2020
Shared Hosting - 3/3
Plan NamePlus [Linux]STARTER [Linux]
Price$ 4.45/mo.CAD 3.89/mo.
(CAD 5.99 after first term)
Disk Spaceunlimitedunlimited SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domains11
Free Domain00
Dedicated IPs00
Control PanelCPanelCPanel
Server LocationCanadaUnited StatesCanada
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)FREE domain name* with web hosting plans
Coupon code: DOMFREE1

Key Features
Drag and Drop Builder
Ready-to-go Websites™ Personal & Business
1-Click Applications
Customer Support 24/7 E-mail, Chat, Phone
Clustered Hosting
Multi-Website Hosting Unlimited
E-commerce [...]
INFO (mouse over)Best Tools for your Website

Easy Site Builder with 100’s of templates
300+ Free Web Apps available for use
WordPress & Joomla 1-click installs
Unlimited Subdomains

Supercharged Performance

Highly Optimized Web Servers
LiteSpeed-accelerated PHP requests
SSD Drives [...]
Date PlanMar 2020Feb 2020
Plan NameAdvantage [Linux]PRO [Linux]
Price$ 8.95/mo.CAD 3.92/mo.
(CAD 7.99 after first term)
Disk Spaceunlimitedunlimited SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domainsunlimitedunlimited
Free Domain01
Dedicated IPs00
Control PanelCPanelCPanel
Server LocationCanadaUnited StatesCanada
DescriptionSame as previous plansINFO (mouse over)Free Domain2
Optimized for WordPress
Premium Features
Email Marketing (500 Contacts)
SSL Certificate

Easy Site Builder with 100’s of templates
300+ Free Web Apps available for use
WordPress & Joomla 1-click installs
Unlimited Subdomains

Supercharged Performance

Highly [...]
Date PlanMar 2020Feb 2020
Plan NameBusiness [Linux]ENTERPRISE [Linux]
Price$ 12.95/mo.CAD 11.89/mo.
(CAD 16.99 after first term)
Disk Spaceunlimitedunlimited SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domainsunlimitedunlimited
Free Domain01
Dedicated IPs01
Control PanelCPanelCPanel
Server LocationCanadaUnited StatesCanada
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)FREE domain name* with web hosting plans
Coupon code: DOMFREE1

Key Features
Drag and Drop Builder
Ready-to-go Websites™ Personal & Business
1-Click Applications
Customer Support 24/7 E-mail, Chat, Phone
Clustered Hosting
Multi-Website Hosting Unlimited
E-commerce [...]
INFO (mouse over)Best performance for demanding websites, with SSL & IP3

Activating a Dedicated IP may make your website appear unavailable for a few hours until propagation completes.

Easy Site Builder with 100’s of templates
300+ Free Web Apps available for use
WordPress & Joomla 1-click [...]
Date PlanMar 2020Feb 2020
SSL Certificates - 3/3
Plan NameDomain Validated SSLEssential SSL
Price$ 39.99/yr.CAD 3.75/mo.
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Features
$10,000 warranty
Secure customer information
May help boost Google rankings
Seal of Trust Logo

Why get an SSL certificate?
An SSL reduces your risk by keeping sensitive data collected on your website safe. The data is encrypted and backed by a warranty worth up to $1.75M to protect the [...]
INFO (mouse over)Protects One Domain
Basic Domain Validation
Standard Trust Level
Issued in 24 hours
Static Site Seal
Issued by Sectigo
C$10,000 Warranty
Date PlanMar 2020Feb 2020
Plan NameWildcard SSLWildcard
Price$ 119.99/yr.CAD 12.50/mo.
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Features
$250,000 warranty
Secure customer information
May help boost Google rankings
Protect multiple subdomains
Seal of Trust Logo

Why get an SSL certificate?
An SSL reduces your risk by keeping sensitive data collected on your website safe. The data is encrypted and backed by a warranty worth [...]
INFO (mouse over)Unlimited Subdomains on 1 Domain
Basic Domain Validation
Deluxe Trust Level
Issued in 1-2 days
Static Site Seal
Issued by Sectigo
C$10,000 Warranty
Date PlanMar 2020Feb 2020
Plan NameEnhanced E-commerce ProtectionEXTENDED VALIDATION
Price$ 299.99/yr.CAD 22.91/mo.
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Features
Enhanced e-commerce conversion
Green "trust" visual bar
$1,750,000 warranty
Secure customer information
May help boost Google rankings
Seal of Trust Logo

Why get an SSL certificate?
An SSL reduces your risk by keeping sensitive data collected on your website safe. The data is encrypted [...]
INFO (mouse over)Includes Green Security Bar & Dynamic Seal for maximum trust
Included with all SSL Certificates:
Professional installation by our experts
30-day money-back guarantee
99%+ Browser Compatibility

Strongest 256-bit SHA2 encryption
Browser security lock
Site Seal for your website
24/7 [...]
Date PlanMar 2020Feb 2020
Website Builder - 3/2
Plan NameStarterGo
Price$ 1.99/mo.CAD 0.00/mo.
(CAD 4.99 after 1 mo.)
Disk Spaceunlimitedunlimited
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domains  
Free Domain00
Dedicated IPs00
Control Panel
Server LocationCanadaUnited StatesCanadaUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Build up to 6 pages
Over 550k images available for use
Pre-built sections and page layouts
SEO tools
Chat and email support
INFO (mouse over)Basic version connected to your domain
Drag & Drop Builder
Unlimited pages & images
Canadian Anycast DNS
Storage limit 500mb
Professional Email
Email Marketing Platform
Google Credits
Date PlanMar 2020Feb 2020
Plan NameBusinessBusiness
Price$ 6.99/mo.CAD 29.99/mo.
Disk Spaceunlimitedunlimited
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domains  
Free Domain00
Dedicated IPs00
Control Panel
Server LocationCanadaUnited StatesCanadaUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Over 550k images available for use
Pre-built sections and page layouts
SEO tools
Chat and email support
Build unlimited pages for your site
Revision history for pages
Analytics integration
Telephone support
INFO (mouse over)Sell unlimited products with complete, integrated eCommerce
Drag & Drop Builder
Unlimited pages & images
Free domain registration
Site Search
HD Videos
Password protection
Sell unlimited products
Members-only functionality
No extra transaction [...]
Date PlanMar 2020Feb 2020
Plan NameeCommerce-
Price$ 12.99/mo.-
Disk Spaceunlimited-
Data Transferunmetered-
Hosted domains -
Free Domain0-
Dedicated IPs0-
Control Panel -
Server LocationCanadaUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Build up to 6 pages
Over 550k images available for use
Pre-built sections and page layouts
SEO tools
Chat and email support
Build unlimited pages for your site
Revision history for pages
Analytics integration
Telephone support
Sell products online
Inventory management and tracking
PayPal [...]
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Date PlanMar 2020-
Dedicated Hosting - 0/2
Plan Name-Dedicated PRO [Linux]
Price-CAD 123.99/mo.
(CAD 163.99 after 1 mo.)
Disk Space-2000 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-Intel Xeon E3-1245 CPU 4c/8t – 3.4GHz
Dedicated IPs-0
Control Panel-CPanel, WHM
Server Location-Canada
Description-INFO (mouse over)Powerful server for multiple websites or one power-hungry site
Standard Management – Included
We manage your servers to keep things running smoothly.

2x 2TB SATA Storage (RAID-1)
or
2x 240GB SSD Storage (+15$)

cPanel/WHM Pre-installed & Pre-configured
Optimized for Performance [...]
Date Plan-Feb 2020
Plan Name-DEDICATED BEAST [Linux]
Price-CAD 353.99/mo.
(CAD 493.99 after 1 mo.)
Disk Space-2000 GB SSD
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-2x Xeon E5-2630v3 CPU 16c/32t – 2.4GHz/3.2GHz
Dedicated IPs-0
Control Panel-CPanel, WHM
Server Location-Canada
Description-INFO (mouse over)2x 480GB SSD + 2x 2TB SATA Storage
or
2x 1.2TB SSD NVMe Storage (+50$)

500Mbps Network Speed
cPanel/WHM included
(a 40$ value!)

cPanel/WHM Pre-installed & Pre-configured
Optimized for Performance & Security
Regular OS, Kernel, & PHP updates
60-minute or less 24/7 [...]
Date Plan-Feb 2020
Reseller Hosting - 0/2
Plan Name-Reseller STARTER [Linux]
Price-CAD 15.96/mo.
(CAD 19.95 after first term)
Disk Space-50 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-CPanel, WHM
Server Location-Canada
Description-INFO (mouse over)Best Windows Cloud performance for demanding sites and applications.



Industry-leading cPanel control panel for each of your clients
WHM Reseller panel to manage resold accounts
WordPress-optimized and 300+ apps available in 1-click installation
White-labelled DNS for you and [...]
Date Plan-Feb 2020
Plan Name-Reseller ENTERPRISE [Linux]
Price-CAD 63.96/mo.
(CAD 79.95 after first term)
Disk Space-200 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
Dedicated IPs-2
Control Panel-CPanel, WHM
Server Location-Canada
Description-INFO (mouse over)Unlimited cPanel Accounts

Free Billing & Domain Reseller Platform

Even more resources + 2 Dedicated IP for the most demanding Resellers.


Industry-leading cPanel control panel for each of your clients
WHM Reseller panel to manage resold accounts
WordPress-optimized and 300+ [...]
Date Plan-Feb 2020
Cloud - 0/3
Plan Name-Starter [Linux]
Price-CAD 17.49/mo.
(CAD 34.99 after 1 mo.)
Disk Space-25 GB SSD
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-2 CPU Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-CPanel, WHM
Server Location-Canada
Description-INFO (mouse over)Auto-scalable Resources
Increase your server resources when needed
RAID-10 Full SSD Drives
Blazing fast storage, up to 3x faster than the competition
Fully Managed & Optimized
Finely tuned configuration for maximum performance

cPanel Control Panel
Easily host & [...]
Date Plan-Feb 2020
Plan Name-Beast [Linux]
Price-CAD 57.49/mo.
(CAD 114.99 after 1 mo.)
Disk Space-200 GB SSD
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-8 CPU Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-CPanel, WHM
Server Location-Canada
Description-INFO (mouse over)250Mbps Network
Auto-scalable Resources
Increase your server resources when needed
RAID-10 Full SSD Drives
Blazing fast storage, up to 3x faster than the competition
Fully Managed & Optimized
Finely tuned configuration for maximum performance

cPanel Control Panel
[...]
Date Plan-Feb 2020
Plan Name-ENTERPRISE [Windows]
Price-CAD 79.99/mo.
(CAD 129.99 after 1 mo.)
Disk Space-100 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-4 CPU vCores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-Plesk
Server Location-Canada
Description-INFO (mouse over)Best Windows Cloud performance for demanding sites and applications.
Auto-scalable Resources
Increase your server resources when needed
High Availability NVMe storage
99.99% Guaranteed uptime with OpenStack Ceph technology
Managed & Optimized
Pre-installed with Windows [...]
Date Plan-Feb 2020
Supported Operating Systems
  • Linux
  • Linux
  • Windows
List of products
  • Shared Hosting
  • Domains
  • SSL Certificates
  • Website Builder
  • Emails
  • Shared Hosting
  • Domains
  • SSL Certificates
  • Website Builder
  • Dedicated Hosting
  • Reseller Hosting
  • Cloud
  • DNS
Support Options
  • Email
  • Help Desk
  • Phone / Toll-Free
  • Available 24/7
  • 4 WHTop support responses
  • Email
  • Help Desk
  • Phone / Toll-Free
  • Live Chat
  • Available 24/7
  • 0 WHTop support responses
Payment Options
  • Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards
  • PayPal
  • Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards
  • PayPal
  • Wire Transfer
  • Check Payments
  • Western Union
Last positive / negative customers review
 
-anonymous- (-hidden-)
on Dec 09, 2019
I am satisfied by their service as I didn’t face any technical issue or server down issues with net firms. They really provide what they have promised. It is best to be with them because I find them good as other hosting providers like Bigrock, [...]

-anonymous- (-hidden-)
on Apr 04, 2019
I am completely upset with Netfirms. Both of my business websites are down. One was infected with a virus and the other was taken down and now they wont restore it without paying a fee. I've been a customer for 13 years. Every time we call - we [...]
-anonymous- (-hidden-)
on Dec 28, 2019
Excellent work!! really I will appreciate their support team for their work. Every Time I faced any problem I get so frustrated but their support team always give assistance in such a way that it turns out to be so simple and solved easily. They [...]

-anonymous- (-hidden-)
on Mar 11, 2020
Incompetent, rude, inadequate spiced with misogynyI have selected this company because it is Canadian and I felt it will represent Canadian values. It does not. FIrst trouble I had was met with misogynistic approach from the employee who was [...]
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