In doing this review, I signed up with who claim to be a Canadian company. The VM they provisioned me was indeed hosted at YesUp in Toronto, ON. However, the payment receipt came from Vision Web Hosting LLC from Delaware, USA. I emailed to cancel my account, and got a reply (originating from 184.108.40.206, a Serbian IP) assuring me they were a 100% Canadian company. A bit more digging and I found that the websites for , , and are all served from the same IP block belonging to WebNX in Los Angeles. Who knows where this company is actually from or how many levels of reseller indirection is going on. This type of review where you have a comparison is more reputable than individual reviews where you know the Reviewer is bias to one particular host. Security isn’t guaranteed for cloud hosting – Since you’re still sharing resources, your site may be affected by what happens to other sites using cloud hosting.
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