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Toronto-based offers three incredible web hosting plans – all at fantastic low prices. There's sure to be one that's perfect for you. The sheer breadth of what you get, starting at a mere $3.95 per month is mind-blowing. There’s the Starter plan, for those seeking a small personal site; Business, for those in need of more than one site (plus some added features); and Business Pro, giving you enhanced website security and performance for your online business.

Don't let the cutesy name fool you - is as serious about web hosting as they come. For small to mid-sized Canadian businesses for whom customer service is key (and isn't that everyone?), there isn't a better Canadian web host on the market today. Sure, Canadians might be able to find all these features elsewhere, but not all under one "roof", not at such bargain basement prices, and not in their neighbourhood. Their motto is "Let Papa take care of you," and it fits. is one of the fastest growing web hosts in Canada and if you are looking for reliable and green web hosting from a Canadian company, is it!

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Price Value serves not only your web hosting needs but e-commerce solutions (shopping carts and more), blogging, auctions, polls and surveys, chatrooms, guestbook, bulletin boards & forums, and photo sharing.

All web hosting plans come with MySQL databases, Dreamweaver and FrontPage support, FTP and SFTP access, and all the essential scripting languages, including Perl, CGI, PHP. Customers also get access to a broad selection of online statistics and multimedia tools, and an exceptional array of free bonus software tools like Softaculous script library and HostPapa Website Builder that is as easy to use as it is versatile.

Users can also get unlimited subdomains and total email functionality, with autoresponders, webmail, POP3 and IMAP access, spam and virus filtering, and an integrated organizer with task manager, personal memos, address book and calendar.

Reliability gives its clients a 99.9% uptime guarantee and 99.9% network uptime guarantee. With top of the line equipment, ample redundant power systems, around-the-clock security, and secure backups, Host Papa doesn't very often have to make good on its 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, but it's nice to know that they have one.

Control Panel clients enjoy the esteemed cPanel control panel for managing their site(s) and their account. With large, icon-based buttons and intuitively-formatted and categorized menus, the cPanel control panel has become the industry standard for total web management functionality.

Customer Support

It starts with an array of self-serve technical support tools: video tutorials, a self-run troubleshooter, regularly updated news briefs, an active user community, and a full library of downloadable manuals and software. And it's rounded out with online live chat, telephone, and email support ticket support. If you have the Business or Business Pro hosting plan, schedule a FREE 30-minute dedicated session of one-on-one support with a PapaSquad team member. Starter plan customers may purchase this session for $39.95. With their comprehensive Customer Support system, makes sure that all your questions are answered and all your needs taken care of whatever the day or time of day.