Welcome to Canvas Host

Since 1998, Canvas Host has provided honest web hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated servers, and domain registration services to customers worldwide. We're a progressive company with down-to-earth values designed around your real-world hosting needs.

Our office and data facility are located at the Pittock Block in the heart of Portland, Oregon. We purchase locally-produced renewable wind and geothermal energy as part of a larger sustainability program, and support local non-profits and causes. We invite you to learn how we're different from the rest.

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Andvari, our first web server: A small machine with big dreams

All dreams begin with that spark of inspiration. Ten years ago, our company embraced that spark. For several years leading up to that moment, we’d leased servers from large, national hosting providers, and while the… Read more

Is your website mobile friendly? Google is about to make you care.

Normally, I don’t start a blog post by quoting another blog, but here goes: “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches… Read more

.COM Just Turned 30

Have you ever visited www.symbolics.com? Hmm. Until this week, neither had I. 30 years ago, symbolics.com was the very first .COM domain registered. To this day, the website offers a neat history of the dawn… Read more