O Canada! We've Opened Our First Canadian Hosting Datacenter in Toronto

Posted By: Brian Farrell

Last Updated: Wednesday January 25, 2017

O Canada, our home and native land. As many of you know we’re a Canadian based company and have been since we started hosting web sites over 10 years ago. While we’ve never offered hosting in Canada (strange, right?) that’s about to change. We’ve officially opened our first Canadian datacenter in Toronto, making it our 7th location for shared hosting. Starting today you and your new websites can call Toronto home too!

Hey Terrance! Hey Phillip! Who’s the new guy?

Despite it being the largest and most recognizable city in Canada, Toronto is not actually the nations capital (that honor belongs to Ottawa). In spite of that Toronto is far and away the most populous city in the country with an estimated population of over 2.6 million residents, making it the 4th largest city in all of North America. Fun fact: one of Hawk Hosts very own co-founders is one of those residents! Toronto is located on the shores of Lake Ontario which is one of the five Great Lakes that make up the largest body of fresh water in the world! But don’t worry, our datacenter is deep in the heart of downtown Toronto and won’t sink into the lakes anytime soon.

As part of our initial Toronto launch we’ll be offering shared hosting with hopes to offer other services in the future. As always we’ve made sure this facility and network can provide the level of quality and performance you’ve come to expect from our other 6 hosting locations. With over 80Gbps of transit capacity (4x10Gbps Level3, 4x10Gbps TeliaSonera) and a direct connection to peer with the TorIX Internet exchange (2x10Gbps) the network is not only redundant and resilient but built to provide amazing connectivity for visitors anywhere in North America and Europe. The datacenter itself is also power and cooling redundant making it impervious to any major downtime.

To celebrate our homecoming we’re offering a 30% recurring discount for any new shared hosting orders placed for our Toronto datacenter. Sign up using coupon code “torontolaunch” and request Toronto on the order form to take advantage of this limited time offer! You can be one of the first websites hosted from our Canadian network!

You can find more details about our Toronto network and datacenter, including speed tests, a test IP, and download files right on our website: Toronto Hosting

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