Dedicated servers in Canada are a perfect solution for those who want to launch a project with a target audience in North America. Canadian data centers are directly connected to the main internet channels in USA, which allows you to transfer data with minimal latency. At the same time, the servers’ costs are much lower than similar offers in the United States. That’s why renting a dedicated server in Canada is not only a powerful but also a profitable solution.
Servers are located in Montreal and Beauharnois. All data centers are equipped according to the N+1 scheme — in any situation, there is always a backup power source. Servers can be united into a virtualized local network. Features include KVM-over-IP and free server management.
The most important feature of the servers in Canada is a direct connection to the USA Internet channels. This allows you to transfer data to the USA users with a minimal latency.
These are the typical projects in USA that need a dedicated server in Canada:
Servers in Canada are suitable for any project, but some projects might get more benefits in other locations. Besides servers in Canada, Unihost offers:
Debian / Ubuntu :
The software mentioned above may be selected by you while configuring server order. Upon completion of the installation and activation, you will get access to the server on your email with the operating system already installed on it.
If this software is not suitable for you, you can install any software with the help of our administrators or by yourself through your personal account or IP-KVM access.
Each Unihost server in Canada comes with 500 GB backup storage. The storage is connected to the server via a VLAN and the connection is encrypted so as not to compromise the data transfer.
If you are tired of constantly repeating the SSH commands and seeing your project in black-and-white colors of your terminal — connect to your server with KVM-over-IP. Now you can manage it as if it stands right at your desk!
We are using a heuristic filtration system that stops traffic from malicious IPs before it even reaches the server. Average reaction time is 1 minute. We also offer a hardware firewall for those who want to set up their own defenses.
You want to connect two servers but do not want to buy the whole rack and waste your money on additional network cards? Connect the servers with a virtual network! It’s free and allows you to connect any amount of servers in the same data сenter.
Additional IPs will let you forget about the software incompatibilities, as well as protect your project’s control panel. In Canada, IPv6 are provided for free.
A convenient Client Area that allows you to reboot or reinstall the OS, see the server stats, backup the important data and do thousands of other operations without the terminal or a remote desktop.
Protect your servers from hackers and unnecessary stress! Hardware firewall filters all malicious traffic before it even reaches the server. You won’t have to waste the server resources on the hackers and attackers!
External NAS storage comes with up to 13 TB of space that is perfect for storing a common database for several servers. Each storage is based on the RAID10 array with SATA interface and can work with up to 10 servers at the same time.
Data centers use modern air conditioning tech that allows cooling each server separately with both water- and air-based cooling systems. In the end, data centers use 30% less energy on cooling.
Data centers in Canada had passed a check by the ISO/IEC 27001, SOC 1 Type II and SOC 2 Type II standards and have a STAR certificate based on the CSA standards. We regularly have seminars and training on information security.
Each server comes with a license for an ISPmanager 5 Lite control panel (market price — $3/mo). ISPmanager is a full analog of cPanel and allows you to manage the server without a console, through a convenient web interface.
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All servers have direct connection to the main highways of USA, Canada and Europe. Unlimited traffic and DDoS protection are provided for free.
Each server comes with an ISPmanager 5 Lite control panel. If you wish to use any other panel, you may take your pick from cPanel, Plesk, ISPconfig, OwnCloud or Minecraft Game Server. Check out the detailed list in the server’s cart or contact our support team.
By default, we offer a dozen Linux distributions, Windows Server, several dedicated control panels and some other software. You can pick it either in the cart during the purchase or in the Unihost Client Area. You can also install any software you want, except for any that may harm the server itself or other Unihost servers.
Yes, we allow OpenVPN on our servers.
Yes, you can order both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
RAID is a technology that allows you to combine the storage drives into a single array, which helps to prevent data loss if one of the drives gets broken. RAID comes in various kinds:
Software RAID means that the repartitioning will happen at the OS level, while Hardware RAID repartitions the drives before the OS is even loaded. The latter is more reliable and fast since the server doesn’t have to waste resources to manage the RAID structure. Besides, Hardware RAID is the only option that can survive the OS reinstallation.
Hybrid SoftRAID is a combination of HDD and SSD in a RAID array. It is faster than a pure HDD array but falls short of the performance provided by the pure SSD storage.
You can reboot it from the Client Area. While there, you can also check the server’s stats and reinstall the OS. If for whatever reason you can’t do this, contact the Unihost support.
No. Unihost dedicated servers are located in secure facilities and we cannot grant free access to the servers due to the possible risks. Only people who have direct access to the servers are our certified employees tasked with maintenance, and even their access level depends on the tasks at hand.
Usually, you can’t. We can transfer the storage drives with the data you need if the upload takes too long, but direct colocation is not a service we generally provide. You can, however, discuss it with our support, and we may consider your case an exception.
All our hardware is routinely tested. If any component fails, we will replace it with an identical one, covering all bills.
Not all configurations support a direct upgrade, but some line-ups, i.e. PowerEdge do. You can get more details by asking our support team.
In France, Canada and Poland you can order up to 256 IPs per server, with a maximum amount of subnetworks being 64. The payment is single-time, there will be no monthly bills.
In Germany you can order up to 37 IPs per server (a subnetwork of 32 IPs with a /27 mask, 6 subnetworks of 1 IP each and a single dedicated IP). There is an installation fee, as well as a monthly payment. If you need more IPs in Germany, you’d have to purchase an IP pool.
In Ukraine you can order up to 11 IPs per server (10 IPs in a subnetwork with a /28 mask and a single dedicated IP). There is both an installation fee and a monthly payment. There is no option to purchase an IP pool in Ukraine.
In Russia and Netherlands up to 64 IP addresses are available for ordering. Payment for these IP addresses is made monthly.
You can learn more about the pricing on additional IPs for the servers in the Client Area or during the purchase procedure.
All our data centers correspond to Tier 3 or Tier 4.
Traffic between the server and the backup storage, as well as traffic between two servers in the same data center, is considered internal and does not count towards the limits.
IPMI is set up by default on servers in Canada, France, and Poland. You can find a button that enables the mode in the Client Area. On the German servers, IPMI must be enabled via this manual.
It depends on the location of the server:
France, Canada, Poland, Russia and Netherlands — up to 12 hours.
Germany — 1 business day for standard configurations. If the server configuration is non-standard, we may need up to 5 business days to provide it.
Ukraine — from 1 to 5 business days.
If you have not gone through the full account verification, we will postpone the provisioning until you complete the procedure.
You do not need documents to order a server. But if you intend to pay with a card or Paypal for the first time at Unihost, you need to go through a full account verification, which requires a passport or any other government-issued ID.
One month. We also offer billing periods of 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. If you require a different billing cycle — for example, 2 or 5 months — you will have to contact the sales department to review your case.
For some configurations, there is an option to order a server for a week.
There are no limitations. You can use the server for any number of websites, e-mails, domains etc. We provide complete access to the server at the root level.
Invoices on the service renewal are issued automatically with an email notification. Invoices are issued based on the billing cycle.
Date of the invoice issue
You can also generate an invoice yourself in Unihost Client Area, under the Product Management tab. There you can also change your billing cycle, provided that there are no unpaid invoices for this service. If there are any, you need to pay them first (or ask our support to cancel them) and then generate a new invoice with an updated billing cycle.
Unihost tech support:
Check the Server management page for more details.
We answer in chat in 30 seconds or less. The review of your issue may take up to 20 minutes, while the solution may take up to 8 hours, depending on the severity of the problem and the number of issues our team is solving at the moment. Issues from customers with Premium server management are given priority in such cases.
Yes, we guarantee 99.9% uptime. For more details, look at the Service Level Agreement.
We do not offer server monitoring under the basic server management, but it is available as a separate level of server management.
Under Basic server management we only set up some modules in the Linux OS. If you run Windows, you’ll have to set it up on your own. For more information, check out the Server management page.
Yes, of course. We do not limit any data transfer and offer you a root-level access to the server.
We allow usage of OpenVPN and torrent on the Unihost servers. If you still have doubts, please contact us in chat.
We do not allow:
Warez, backdoor, crack and other websites that break the Unihost Terms of Service.
Yes, as long as you do not distribute or advertise adult on the child-, zoo- and rape subjects, as well as content that you do not have rights for. If your server is located in Germany, you will also have to block access to the server for all German IPs, preferably — using iptables.
We use professional DDoS protection, so we do not worry much about DDoS. If your business is constantly attacked by the competition, we can provide you with additional protection.
We give you 12 hours to solve the issue that leads to the abuse. If you get more than 3 abuses of the same kind, or if you refuse to solve the issue, your account and all services will be blocked.