Why host in Canada?

Markham, ON., Canada:
Canada has enacted strict privacy laws recognized as compliant with privacy laws in the European Union. Canadian and European companies which host in the United States, may be breaking the law if private information is not adequately protected or is made subject to American laws like the Patriot Act by hosting this information in the United States.

Markham, ON., Canada:
Canada has enacted strict privacy laws recognized as compliant with privacy laws in the European Union. Canadian and European companies which host in the United States, may be breaking the law if private information is not adequately protected or is made subject to American laws like the Patriot Act by hosting this information in the United States. Conversely, hosting in Canada means private information is more effectively and consistently legally safeguarded than in the United States and potentially beyond the reach of American authorities. Although the United States, and Texas in particular, is home to many of the world’s largest hosting companies and is the World’s biggest Internet marketplace, many Canadian, European and even American companies are now looking to Canadian web hosting companies to host their business applications.

Canada is a world-leader in communications and Internet technology. Its high-performance Internet backbones are highly reliable and fully integrated with the Internet backbones in the United States. In cases like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, Canadian hosting facilities are actually closer and have better connectivity to major US cities than many web hosting centers in the United States.

Canada produces a surplus of electrical power which is sold to the United States. As a result of this surplus, Canada has never suffered any of the power shortages and high energy costs seen in California and other US states. Most of the power available to Canadian data centers is clean, reliable and cheap Hydroelectric power.