Great Canadian Web Hosting

Abivia Hosting is a 100% Canadian provider of web hosting and web security services. We've been offering hosting since 2005. Our mission is to provide high performance, reliable, and secure hosting services at a reasonable cost.

Our History

Back around 2003, our main business was building websites. Our customers picked a web host, we built a site and got it running. But when there was a hosting issue our customers preferred to call us. We started to offer "host liaison" services but we couldn't fix apathetic support, poorly configured servers, or a cavalier approach to security. It wasn't long before we leased our first VPS and started to offer hosting to our web customers. Since then we've grown to offer shared and dedicated server hosting on high performance servers in Canadian data centres, and server management for customer supplied servers in the data centre of their choice.

Security, Performance, and Backups

We don't think customers should have to pay extra to keep their site secure. Our plans feature free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt for the life of your plan, not just the first year. We fight hackers with a custom set of ModSecurity rules, a dynamic firewall to block attacks in real time, and vulnerability scanners to stop hackers in their tracks.

Our shared hosting plans run under CloudLinux, which guarantees complete isolation between accounts, as well as load distribution. The latest generation of servers features bus-attached solid state drives for unmatched performance, and we offer Turbo Hosting plans with extra horsepower for high traffic sites.

Most hosting providers keep one day of backups, if that. We keep 30 days worth, off-site and encrypted. We also keep monthly backups for a year. If something goes wrong with your site, we've got your back.

We're Developer Friendly and Reseller Friendly

If you're building your own site, or if you build sites for clients, our web development heritage means our support team understands the issues you face. Our experience helps with any PHP application and we've got specific expertise with Wordpress, Joomla, OpenCart, and other popular programs.

If you're building your own application, you'll appreciate our support for git, ssh access, multiple versions of Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, and much more.

Tired of Being Hacked?

If your site has been hacked and your host won't help, or if they've just suspended your account and left you to figure it out, transfer your hosting to us and select our guaranteed website clean-up option. As long as your site hasn't been irreparably damaged, we'll get you back online and hosted in a more secure environment.


Dec 17th Improvements in Spam Scanning

We have recently rolled out a change in how our shared servers scan for spam and apply filters. In order to avoid needless processing, spam analysis only looks at a limited segment of a message when they're evaluating it. This works well for most messages, since the mail headers alone often are sufficient to classify the message. The same applies ... Read More »

Feb 3rd Latest KB Article: What are my Hosting Credentials

We just published another installment in our series dealing with terminology that web professionals take for granted while leaving everyone else confused.

We try to answer "what is the meaning of hosting credentials?" in a way that anyone can understand. Check it out and let us know how we did!