Host Papa is a shared hosting company operating 100% on green energy, which is sufficiently rare to be noticed.

Host Papa’s data centers are located in Toronto, Canada which allows for the same high speed connections as US datacenters while helping to maintain costs lower than in the US.

  • Created: 1995
  • Offices: Ontario, Canada
  • Data center: Toronto, Canada
  • Domains served: 15,000+
  • Servers: owned by HostPapa

User Experience

Our HostPapa test site showed excellent response and uptimes.

Follow up:

  • Control panel: cPanel
  • Application installer: Fantastico Deluxe

HostPapa’s technical support can help you install or upgrade to the latest version of most popular web application, including – of course – b2evolution.

We were able to perform 5 simultaneous FTP uploads, which ensures easy site maintenance and updates.

Customer satisfaction

HostPapa has been reported to provide both a good infrastructure and good support.

Technical specs

  • MySQL 5.0.45 - Up to date
  • PHP 5.2.45 - Up to date
  • UTF-8 and mbstring: supported

Overall, the platform is state of the art.

Section updated April 30th, 2008.


Web Hosting Pad is running suPHP and there is strong isolation between user accounts.

SFTP is not available.

Overall security is good.

Hosting Plans

HostPapa offers a single hosting plan:

HostPapa Plan
Monthly fee (× 12 mo) $6.95
Monthly fee (× 24 mo) $5.95
Monthly fee (× 36 mo) $4.95
Disk space Unlimited
Transfer Unlimited
Included domain name free
Domains per account Unlimited
b2evo auto install yes


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