New Data Center Location: Montréal, Canada

The fifteenth Google Cloud Platform region and first region in Montréal, Canada has arrived and is now available in the Panel.

The fifteenth Google Cloud Platform region and first region in Canada has arrived and is now available in the Panel. We always roll out new locations alongside Google Cloud Platform and we are really happy to say that the data center in Montréal has arrived.

According to Google, hosting a website in the new region can improve latency by 90% for end users in Montréal, compared to hosting them in the closest region.


Except for Montréal, we also have these locations to choose from right now:

  • Oregon, USA
  • South Carolina, USA
  • North Virginia, USA
  • Iowa, USA
  • London, UK
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • St. Ghislain, Belgium
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Mumbai, India
  • Changhua County, Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Eemshaven, Netherlands

How to set up a WordPress site or WooCommerce store in Montréal

Here are the simple steps to get started and set up a website in Montréal:

  1. Sign up for a free 10-day trial account
  2. Activate your account with the verification link that was sent to your email inbox and log in to the Panel
  3. Click Create Website
  4. Name your website and select Montréal in the location list

Host a WordPress site in Montreal

Click Continue and wait for the setup to finish. Once the process is done, you will be able to access your new WordPress site right away with an URL provided by us. You can also copy an existing WordPress site and migrate it to to compare the speed of your old host, to do that, please check our migration guide or contact us if you want us to do for you (for free).

Google Cloud Platform Expansion Plans

GCP Regions 2018

Above you can see the current regions available in Google Cloud Platform (blue pins) and future regions (white pins).

Google Cloud Platform will expand with new data centers in Los Angeles, Finland and Hong Kong. The expansion to Hong Kong has been confirmed by Google that it will happen this year.

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