Who do you recommend for…
I have been working in this field for 20+ years and have some trusted providers I work with, that I can recommend. I’m sharing them with you.
Web hosting and domain registration
Fused Network – David and his staff at Fused are Canadian and competent, two of my favourite things. I host my own websites with Fused and have moved several clients to them when their existing hosting has issues. They’ve agreed to offer any users I refer free migration (they move your site for free), audit the website for malware on arrival. These guys usually get back to me within the hour when I have questions or issues, so I recommend them without qualification. They are mid-range in terms of price, but the great service alone is worth paying slightly more for business users over low-value budget hosts. Also quite good, and affordably priced for sites not requiring more robust hosting like smaller information only sites is Hostutopia. This company is also Canadian, and the people answering their phones last I called were in the Pacific Standard time zone in greater Vancouver, which is convenient.
Computer repairs / hardware setup
At the beginning of my career I did computer repairs and setup but I now specialize in different areas. Since then, I have referred several people to Vancouver-based Sarah Millin of Make IT Work Computer Solutions with good results. I also regularly take my own computer hardware to PC Galore (see below) and The Hackery for computer repairs and upgrades.
Affordable, environmentally friendly computer hardware with advice?
I have been buying computers from PC Galore in Vancouver for 20 years. Greg and his staff are competent, ethical and reliable and have a good selection of reusable computer equipment, which fits with my environmental values. I have regularly referred clients there over the years, and have always heard good things.
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