A domain name and a hosting plan allows you to create a home for your website online. The domain acts as a the address that allows people to find your website, while the hosting creates the foundation for it.
No, Webnames hosting plans may be used with domain names currently registered at another domain registrar. If you transfer your domain to Webnames, however, it will renew free of charge for the duration of your hosting plan provided your term is 6-months or longer.
No, the cost to renew your plan remains the same and will already include the free domain name and email services.
While there are benefits to hosting on the cloud, it is important to verify the list of entities that has access to your information. As a Canadian web hosting provider, all our hosting servers, databases and offices are located north of the 49th parallel and are only subject to and protected by the strict privacy laws of Canada. This ensures that data stored in our servers are protected from foreign laws and programs that may attempt to gain access to information without our customers' knowledge or consent.
Read more about the benefits of hosting your website in Canada.
Value Plan: Great option for anyone creating a personal website.
Advantage Plan: Businesses that have robust needs, or for anyone that wants to build their own website, the Advantage Plan supports up to 5 websites, a free domain, multiple email addresses and access to our website builder.
Pro Plan: Our most powerful solution, the Pro Plan was created for businesses with large teams, robust needs and stringent requirements. The Pro Plan includes 50 email accounts, a free domain name, website builder, unlimited databases and can support a total of 10 websites.
Activate your hosting by simply logging in and going into the account management page. From there, simply select your domain name and activate your web hosting package.
View our step-by-step guide here.
Each of our Canadian web hosting plans include free apps like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla that you can install with a single click of a button.
If your current website is built on Linux hosting using PHP, MySQL or in HTML, you can upload your files using FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or using the Plesk File Manager from the hosting control panel. If you use a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, you can install the CMS using the auto-install software on Plesk and use the migrate feature in the CMS. If you require assistance with migrating your website, you can explore our Website Migration services.
For further details: Managing Website Content.
The term "Unlimited" is commonly used by the hosting industry to denote that your website(s) will be provided as much storage or bandwidth as they need. Unlike many hosting shared providers, Webnames partition our servers equally. When someone signs up for a hosting plan, they get allocated their own section of a server dedicated entirely to them, and them only. If a hosting customer maximizes their allocated space, they can simply request additional storage from Webnames' Customer Service team as per our As Much As You Need (AMAYN) policy. Read more about What Unlimited Hosting Means and How It Works and refer to our Hosting Terms and Conditions for complete details.
* All web hosting plans with terms of 6 months and longer include a free domain. Valid extensions are .CA, .COM, .NET, .ORG, .US, .WORK, .ONE, .LINK, .NAME, .CLICK, and .PICTURES. Your domain will renew free of charge for the duration of your hosting plan.
*** The 30 day money back guarantee applies to only to the first 30 days of a plan's.
† Price based on a new purchase of 1-year term.
1 Discount applicable only on first 12 months of purchase term. New purchases for all terms other than 1, 2, and 3 years will be at full price, as will renewals. When purchasing hosting for an existing domain name, the discounted term may be shorter to match the anniversary of the domain renewal date.