What is Websavers Inc?
Websavers began in 2004 in Halifax, Nova Scotia as the answer to web hosting companies like GoDaddy and HostGator which provide poor technical support to all but the most basic of users. While their agents read from scripts and hope your problem matches, we provide insightful and data-driven answers to every question sent our way.
From the outset our goal was, and remains, to provide do-it-yourself web services that are easier to use than any of our competitors combined with more power at your fingertips. Balancing the power to do nearly anything web-related with a shared hosting account while simultaneously trying not to overwhelm our users is our ongoing control panel development struggle and joy.
Although we started laser-focused with shared web hosting and empowered support at an affordable price, we've since expanded into related markets that we found lacking such as, Virtual Private Server hosting, performance-focused WordPress development, and simplifying SEO advice and solutions.
We are proudly Canadian. Being based in Nova Scotia, we also bring our Maritime friendliness to work. We are an easy going and energetic team of hosting experts with over 25 years of combined experience working every day for you. By building a workforce that operates from satellite offices (typically their home) and choosing our datacentre partners carefully we aim to be as environmentally friendly as possible for our industry.
While our managing partners are based in Halifax, our physical servers reside just outside of Montreal, Canada. Although we have access to datacentres spanning the globe for those looking for a particular locale, we suggest all of our clients try our Canadian-based servers before investigating an alternative location.
To date, not one client has required an alternative datacentre. We attribute this to our datacentre's private network that connects Canada to both Europe and the US with exclusive high-speed fibre bundles. Most datacentres require shared third party lines to make the same connections, thusly limiting their bandwidth during peak hours.
BANDWIDTH & POWER
Our primary datacentre partner is 98% free from air conditioning thanks to highly efficient open chassis design and water cooling, which enables 70% of heat emission dispersal. The power used for fans comes from a nearby hydroelectric dam, making it 100% green energy. Their networks span the globe with over 7Tbps of total bandwidth.
Our Shared Servers and Virtual Private Servers operate on an OpenVZ virtualization layer atop bare metal with specs ranging from 4-16 cores, 32GB – 128GB RAM, 2-6TB storage and unlimited 500Mbit – 1Gbit bandwidth.