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4.9
SUPERB!
  • User Friendly
    4.9
  • Support
    5.0
  • Features
    4.9
  • Reliability
    5.0
  • Pricing
    4.8

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Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $3.47 - $9.97
VPS $5.00 - $100.00
Dedicated Server $49.00 - $373.00
Cloud Hosting $50.00 - $120.00
Resellers $6.97 - $27.47

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Josh C

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Josh C,
5.0
I have been a knownhost customer since December 2012. I can do most things on my own but when I need help with something I write support and the person that answers looks into it and resolves it. I do...Read More not have to talk to them like they are 4 years old, it doesn't feel like theres some low tier support team full of morons that you have to deal with before getting someone with some sense. I really wish they allowed adult content sites though as I am so tired of dealing with other webhosts......seriously knownhost please im begging you to please allow me to host my adult content sites with you.Less

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Mark Smith
Mark Smith from South Africa,

Always Great Service

5.0
VPS
I have a Managed VPS account, which I am thrilled with. Great product and service, as well as extremely fast and on the ball customer support. I won't be looking elsewhere any time soon.
Elise Jones
Elise Jones from United States,

Come for the support - they've kept me for 6 years now based on that alone!

4.8
I'm a developer and I work on GCP, AWS and I have my knownhost VPS. Sure I could probably pay less with GCP/AWS but whenever I'm stuck over there - its stackoverflow and google (hopefully) to the rescue. With knownhost I only have...Read More to ask what I need help with and I get lightning fast support. They are knowledgeable, kind and really care about solving your issue quickly. I have contemplated other hosts and I was on a few other hosts before them but I've been here 6 years now, maybe longer.Less
RAMZY NABIL
Moved from BlueVPS

Highly recommended

4.8
VPS
I've owned and managed sites since 1998 and after tens of hosting providers over the years have never come across a host as punctual and professional as KnownHost. Whenever I've had any issues, it was always attended to in SECONDS. And that's 24 hours 7 days a week.
Michael Lavnduski

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Michael Lavnduski

Expert Overview

Good company focused primarily on VPS hosting

KnownHost has been in business for a long time providing great services to their customers.  While they do offer shared hosting and dedicated services, it is clear that their real focus is on VPS hosting.  Specifically, they offer managed VPS packages.

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8.8
SUPERB!
Rated by Michael Lavnduski
  • User Friendly
    9
  • Support
    7
  • Features
    9
  • Reliability
    10
  • Pricing
    9

From the appearance of their site, it seems that they only offer shared hosting to try to attract growing sites who will likely want to upgrade to VPS in the future. This is evident by the fact that the shared options aren’t featured on their home page.  While dedicated options are clearly available, it is likely that they are only offering these because they don’t want to lose customers who have outgrown their VPS.

Whatever the case, this company does a great job at all levels, though anything other than a VPS may feel somewhat neglected.

Uptime & Reliability

Very stable hosting

KnowHost is a very stable hosting company, and the fact that they own their own data centers and servers allows them to ensure they have virtually no service interruptions.  They guarantee 99.995% uptime, which is quite a bit better than most other companies can offer.

It is not immediately clear what happens if your site does have an outage, however, so this guarantee might not be as helpful as you would think.  That being said, however, the current and former customers of this company seem to have had a great experience and haven’t made any significant complaints about downtime.

Features

Everythign you need included, extras available

No matter which of their packages you choose you will have everything you need included so you can get your site up and running properly.  In addition, they offer some extra add-ons if you are looking for something extra.  For example, you can choose to get cPanel, WHM, Plesk, Softaculous or other administrative features added to your account, for a monthly price.

They only have two shared hosting plans, both of which are fairly basic but will meet the needs of most customers.  These plans are likely just popular with people who have a larger site and wanted to add another page with its own hosting.

Similarly, dedicated hosting comes with all the benefits you’ll be looking for, but there aren’t too many choices.  If you need a high end dedicated server, you may want to opt for another host, but for most customers wanting a little more power and control, these options will be perfect.

Support

No 24/7 live support and some off shore services

KnownHost has great services, but when something does go wrong, you may run into some trouble.  They don’t have 24/7 live phone or chat support available, which is unfortunate.  While much of their technical staff is located in the US, they also use some offshore technicians, which many people won’t like.

Pricing

Good prices for VPS hosting

The prices for their managed VPS services are at or below what you would expect based on the specs that you’re getting.  The fact that this company is so focused on VPS actually makes the deals even better, since you are getting access to experts in this area, without paying a premium.

Summary

Great hosting company focused on VPS services

This is a very good hosting company that is focusing their efforts on the VPS niche.  Those who are looking for a high quality virtual private server will definitely find what they are looking for with KnownHost.

Pros:

  • Company owns their own data centers
  • Exceptional VPS services
  • Strong reputation for stable hosting

Cons:

  • Limited options outside of VPS hosting
  • Technical support leaves a lot to be desired
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Knownhost Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Basic Shared Hosting 5 GB Unlimited cPanel 1 $3.47 9.9 Details
Standard Shared Hosting 20 GB Unlimited cPanel 5 $6.47 9.7 Details
Professional Shared Hosting Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $9.97 9.8 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Entry Unmanaged VPS 20 GB 1 core 1 GB $5.00 9.8 Details
Entry Plus Unmanaged 40 GB 1 core 2 GB $10.00 9.8 Details
Basic Unmanaged VPS 75 GB 2 cores 4 GB $20.00 9.8 Details
Professional Unmanaged Server 250 GB 6 cores 10 GB $60.00 9.8 Details
Basic Managed VPS Server 75 GB 2 cores 4 GB $40.00 9.8 Details
Standard Unmanaged VPS 150 GB 4 cores 8 GB $40.00 9.8 Details
Standard Managed VPS Server 150 GB 4 cores 8 GB $60.00 9.8 Details
Professional Managed VPS Server 250 GB 6 cores 10 GB $80.00 9.9 Details
Premium Unmanaged VPS 300 GB 8 cores 12 GB $80.00 9.8 Details
Premium Managed VPS Server 300 GB 8 cores 12 GB $100.00 9.9 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Dual Intel Xeon E5620 240 GB 8 x 2.40GHz 32 GB $49.00 10 Details
Dual Intel Xeon E5645 240 GB 12 x 2.40GHz 32 GB $59.00 9.8 Details
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2630 240 GB 12 x 2.30GHz 32 GB $69.00 9.8 Details
Intel Xeon E - 2224 240 GB 4 x 3.40GHz 16 GB $158.00 9.8 Details
Intel Xeon E - 2236 240 GB 6 x 3.40GHz 16 GB $173.00 9.8 Details
Intel Xeon E - 2246G 240 GB 6 x 3.60GHz 16 GB $183.00 9.8 Details
Intel Xeon E - 2288G 240 GB 8 x 3.70GHz 16 GB $198.00 9.8 Details
AMD EPYC Rome 7302P 480 GB 16 x 3.00GHz 32 GB $283.00 10 Details
Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4208 480 GB 16 x 2.10GHz 32 GB $283.00 10 Details
AMD EPYC Rome 7402P 960 GB 24 x 2.80GHz 64 GB $373.00 9.8 Details
Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4214 960 GB 24 x 2.20GHz 64 GB $373.00 9.8 Details

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM Bandwidth Price Score
Basic Cloud 60 GB 2 cores 4 GB 2 TB $50.00 9.2 Details
Standard Cloud 120 GB 4 cores 6 GB 3 TB $70.00 9.8 Details
Professional Cloud 200 GB 6 cores 8 GB 4 TB $90.00 10 Details
Premium Cloud 260 GB 8 cores 12 GB 5 TB $120.00 10 Details

Resellers Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Price Score
Basic Reseller Hosting 25 GB 800.05 GB cPanel $6.97 9.6 Details
Standard Reseller Hosting 50 GB 1.17 TB cPanel $9.97 9.9 Details
Professional Reseller Hosting 100 GB 1.6 TB cPanel $14.97 10 Details
Premium Reseller Hosting 200 GB 4 TB cPanel $27.47 9.8 Details

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