Canada is a beautiful country of wild, pristine landscapes and cultured cities in North America. Canada borders Alaska and the Pacific Ocean in the west, 12 US states to the south, the Arctic Ocean to the North and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Canada has maritime borders with both the French island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and with Greenland. Currently, Canada has a population of over 36 million, with more than 80& of the population living in urban areas, one of the highest statistics in the world.
The official languages in Canada are English and French with the Official Languages Act protecting the federal status of both these languages. Approximately 21% of Canadians have French as their mother tongue, compared to almost 57% who claim English as their mother tongue. The province of Quebec has French as its official language but all legislation is enacted bilingually in both French and English.
Toronto, capital of province Ontario, is the largest city in Canada with 5,429,000 inhabitants, and one of the most diverse cities in the world. Following Toronto are Montreal with 3,519,000 inhabitants, Vancouver (2,264,000 inhabitants) and Calgary (1,237,000 inhabitants). Some of the largest tech companies in Canada include Constellation Software, Inc with annual revenues of over $1.6billion, OpenText Corporation who sell Enterprise Information Management software, and Mitel Networks who provide unified communications solutions to businesses.
The web hosting industry in Canada has been rapidly developing in recent years, making choosing a Canadian web hosting service a viable and practical option for your website. With the latest developments, web hosting services in Canada are both as quick, professional and cost-effective as web hosting from other countries. Another advantage to consider is that in Canada, data protection is highly regulated meaning that your sensitive, personal information will remain secure.
OVH.com currently host more clients in Canada than any other company, with over 15% of Canadian websites hosted by OVH. With dedicated servers for websites, E-commerce stores, online gaming and more, OVH is a professional and powerful web host provider.
Shopify is another popular choice, it's an E-commerce platform which makes it really easy to set up and launch online stores, with custom domain names, attractive themes and a simple and intuitive platform.
iWeb is another Canadian web hosting provider, giving their customers customisable and scalable website solutions, with options for cloud backup, website security and more.