Host IT Smart Frequently Asked Questions

Domain Registration

Domain names need to be short, easy to spell, easy to remember and of course, reflecting your business and its purpose. We offer an array of domain names with extensions that would summarise your industry. We also offer auction domains at amazing prices.

Yes, but only for the first year. Post that, you will need to renew your domain name registration with Host IT Smart, in order to keep possession of the domain. The charges of renewal will be the price of the domain on the day of renewal.

Domain name renewal is easy. You can do it yourself using your panel settings. Vis-a-vis, we also offer to renew your domain automatically, where your account will be auto-debited of the renewal amount, when the due date of renewal arrives. Quite contrary to the popular belief, auto renewal is safe and card details of customers are maintained with us using utmost security.

We send an email intimation to you, 60 days prior to the expiry of your domain.

Yes, absolutely! It only takes an auth code from your registrar to transfer your domain to us.

Domain Transfer

You can transfer your domain whenever you want. However, ICANN prohibits transferring domains within 60 days of registration.

Most domain transfers take between five and seven days to complete, after your current registrar has approved the transfer. The time also depends on the extension.

Once your domain is expired, you will be charged annually to maintain the domain. The price is the then-current annual retail price applicable to the domain.

No. Rather, we encourage that you transfer your domain name before it expires, That would protect you from unneeded domain transfer complications.

If your domain has expired with your current Domain Registrar and you’ve renewed already it with them, wait till 45 days of the previous expiry date before transferring, since it will not add 1 more year to your domain name and you will lose out on the Renewal fees paid to the older Registrar.

Domain Privacy

Yes. Domain privacy comes at a minimal additional cost. Every bit of that extra cost is absolutely worth it, given, your domain registration information stays completely private.

Linux Hosting

No. As a customer, you will have the freedom to access your cPanel.

Your cPanel comes integrated with PHPMyadmin. This makes it possible for you to make changes to your database using your cPanel.

A few minutes more and you should be having access to your cPanel. If it takes longer, reach us out and we will make sure you can access your cPanel right away.

You would have to use an FTP client to upload the contents of your website. We recommend FTP clients like FileZilla.

Wordpress Hosting

We offer a 5 - minutes WordPress installer which is quite popular with our users. Log in to your cPanel, locate the Wordpress button, click it and follow the instructions thereafter.

Do I need to have coding knowledge to manage my Wordpress website?

There is absolutely no need for that. When you host your Wordpress website with us, Wordpress directly communicates with us on the server. That way, you are saved of all the technical hassle related to database management.

Yes. OUr Wordpress hosting services come with a 30-day money back guarantee. That way, if you don’t like our services, you can always choose to end the association. However, we would like to know what improvements in our service standards would have prevented this decision.

eCommerce Hosting

E-commerce hosting is specifically meant for people who operate an E-commerce business and have spikes of highs in web traffic and footfall. The hosting is meant to handle an ever increasing demand for scalability, robustness and operational efficiency. Hence, if you have an E-commerce business, and have been observing a considerable influx of web traffic, yes, E-commerce hosting is meant for you.

Softaculous is an app installer that allows you to install E-commerce platforms like Magento and Opencart in single clicks.

VPS Hosting

VPS hosting is meant for you when you need a dedicated server, but at a lower cost. VPS provides private resources and root access to you which enables you with added flexibility.

Initial Tomcat installation

Assistance of tomcat version upgrade

Upgrade JDK version

Deploy .war file

Integrate Tomcat with Apache and run both on same IP Address.

Install and configure SSL

Dedicated Server

Yes, you get root access with your dedicated server. That would mean, you can install, manage or remove your stuff whenever you want.

We install Control Web Panel and WHM/cPanel for Linux servers, SolidCP and Plesk Panel for Windows. For WHM/cPanel and Plesk there are extra licensing costs.

We offer support for CentOS 6.5, 7 currently in Linux and Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition. Every Operating system that’s supported on our servers are auto updated, whenever the provider brings in a new update in the market.

We provided SAS/SATA hard drives with 7200 RPM. We also offer options for hardware RAID0, 1, 5 and 10.

SSL Certificate

SSL on your website would mean, the data that a site visitor provides you, is encrypted while being sent and decrypted at your end, being protected through its transit. This prevents hackers and other malicious elements from accessing sensitive information of your customers. Hence, the popularity of SSL.

Well, no. You can, however, choose to switch to a different SSL, considering the gravity of your security needs.

Web Hosting

Web Hosting on an overview refers to a service system that enables a particular organisation or individual to post or publish a website or a web page on the web such that it can be viewed and accessed via through the internet. These websites are hosted and stored on the servers allowing the users to view and access your website by just typing its domain name in the browser. It mainly refers to the physical location of your Website on the Web which functions as an online platform that collects and stores the data, information, content, images, videos and anything that comprises to make your website.

At Host IT Smart, we offer a variety of web hosting plans tailored to meet different needs and budgets, ensuring that you get the best value for your investment. In Canada, the cost of web hosting can vary depending on the type of hosting service you choose. Here’s a general breakdown:


  • Shared Hosting: It is ideal for small businesses and personal blogs, our shared hosting plans start as low as CAD $2.92 per month. These plans are great for starting out and offer comprehensive tools and support to get your website up and running smoothly.


  • VPS Hosting: For websites that require more power and flexibility, our VPS hosting plans start at CAD $9.25 per month. VPS hosting provides more resources and better performance for growing websites.


  • Dedicated Hosting: For the ultimate in performance and control, our dedicated servers are available starting at CAD $59 per month. This option is perfect for large businesses and high-traffic websites, providing maximum resources and security.

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Host IT Smart offers Affordable Plans with great performance and a 99.9% up-time promise! You may reach us through call or chat for support 24/7.

Feel free to get in touch with our team through call or chat any time. Our team is ready to help you 24/7.

We have plans for web hosting all types of websites. We have good Shared Hosting and VPS Hosting plans for blogs and small to medium-scale business websites, and even Dedicated Servers for large, complex websites with high-performance demands.

Website Hosting can be easily managed without any technical know-how using Control Panels, which are tools with Graphic UI that help you easily manage your web hosting without needing any technical input from your end.

You may contact our team at any time in case you encounter any particular obstacle while migrating. We also offer migration services in case you want us to take care of the whole process.

We have a lot of plans for you where you can pay a monthly fee for our domain and the type of web hosting services of your choice.

Host IT Smart offers free SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certification to secure both your and your visitor’s data. This also gives you an SEO advantage as Search Engines tend to favor websites that are secure.

All Host IT Smart plans come with a Free SSL Security Certificate. This will not only bolster your website security but will also help you with optimized Search Rankings!