Knownhost Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 274 user reviews in 2 languages

Customer score for Knownhost

  • Reliability
    9.9 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.4 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.8 / 10
  • Support
    9.9 / 10
  • Features
    9.8 / 10

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Jason N.
Jason N.
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

Great customer service

Service used: VPS - Professional VPS Server
When it comes to hosting, you really do get what you pay for and the staff at Knownhost, in general are great. Other places are less expensive, but there's a host of other issues that comes with it, including inadequate staffing a...Read More
David Davies
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

Best Hosting Service I've Found Since 1994

Service used: VPS - Professional VPS Server
Moved from GoDaddy
Knownhost has been the most reliable hosting service I've used since I began my first website in 1994.
They excel in service and go out of their way to be sure clients's needs are met.
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

The very best web host I've had!

Service used: VPS - Standard VPS Server
I have contacted customer support a couple of times this past year and been very pleased with the help I've received. They've got some great folks providing support. Some of them go the second mile, offering more advice and suppor...Read More

Typical Knownhost Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $3.47 - $9.97 3 plans
VPS $28.00 - $80.50 4 plans
Dedicated Server $49.00 - $373.00 11 plans
Cloud Hosting $35.00 - $90.00 4 plans
Website Builder $5.98 - $9.98 2 plans
Resellers $6.97 - $27.47 4 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from

Knownhost Expert Review 2020

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

Knownhost Rating

  • Reliability
    10 / 10
  • Pricing
    9 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9 / 10
  • Support
    7 / 10
  • Features
    9 / 10
Rated by 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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


  • Limited options outside of VPS hosting
  • Technical support leaves a lot to be desired
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Knownhost Prices, Plans & Features - 2020

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Basic Shared Hosting 5 GB Unlimited $3.47 9.8
Standard Shared Hosting 20 GB Unlimited $6.47 9.4
Professional Shared Hosting Unlimited Unlimited $9.97 9.8

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
Basic VPS Server 50 GB 2 GB $28.00 9.8
Standard VPS Server 100 GB 4 GB $49.00 9.8
Professional VPS Server 150 GB 6 GB $63.00 9.9
Premium VPS Server 200 GB 8 GB $80.50 9.9

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
Dual Intel Xeon E5620 240 GB 32 GB $49.00 9.8
Dual Intel Xeon E5645 240 GB 32 GB $59.00 9.8
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2630 240 GB 32 GB $69.00 9.8
Intel Xeon E - 2224 240 GB 16 GB $158.00 9.8
Intel Xeon E - 2236 240 GB 16 GB $173.00 9.8
Intel Xeon E - 2246G 240 GB 16 GB $183.00 9.8
Intel Xeon E - 2288G 240 GB 16 GB $198.00 9.8
AMD EPYC Rome 7302P 480 GB 32 GB $283.00 9.8
Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4208 480 GB 32 GB $283.00 10
AMD EPYC Rome 7402P 960 GB 64 GB $373.00 9.8
Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4214 960 GB 64 GB $373.00 9.8

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM Bandwidth Price Score
Basic Semi-Dedicated 50 GB 2 GB 2 TB $35.00 9.2
Standard Semi-Dedicated 100 GB 4 GB 3 TB $55.00 9.8
Professional Semi-Dedicated 150 GB 6 GB 4 TB $70.00 9.8
Premium Semi-Dedicated 200 GB 8 GB 5 TB $90.00 9.8

Website Builder Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Features Price Score
Entry Level WordPress 50 GB $5.98 8.5
Business Level WordPress 100 GB $9.98 10

Resellers Plans

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