Knownhost Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 255 user reviews in 2 languages
9.7
SUPERB!

Customer score for Knownhost

  • Reliability
    9.9 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.4 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.8 / 10
  • Support
    9.9 / 10
  • Features
    9.7 / 10

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Brett Snyder
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Knownhost – Fully Managed Hosting with Amazing Support

Service used: VPS - Standard VPS Server
I have been with most major hosting companies, since the days of Earthlink and Netscape. Yes, back in the stone age. I even operated business hosting a few years back. Back then, you were either using a shared or dedicated server....Read More
Amir Ali
Netherlands
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

The best service provider ever

Service used: VPS - Professional VPS Server
Hello,
I am really one of the skeptics who don't trust companies review that much, but I have to be one of them as this company really deserve my support, as they didn't hesitate in supporting me all the time. What They are doin...Read More
Ryan Genther
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Best Service I have experienced in 11 years!! 2 previous hosts were horrible for 7 long years of bad service.....

Service used: VPS - Standard VPS Server
After grinding through 7 years of downed servers and spam blocks using 2 reseller host services I was about to drop the whole thing. I tried knownhost almost 4 years ago and have had nothing but awesome support, incredible up time...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 $159.00 - $339.00 4 plans
Website Builder $5.97 - $9.97 2 plans
Resellers $6.97 - $27.47 4 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.knownhost.com

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
8.8
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.

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 - 2020

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
5 GB Unlimited $3.47 9.8
20 GB Unlimited $6.47 9.4
Unlimited Unlimited $9.97 9.8

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
50 GB 2 GB $28.00 9.8
100 GB 4 GB $49.00 9.8
150 GB 6 GB $63.00 9.9
200 GB 8 GB $80.50 9.9

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
1.25 TB 8 GB $159.00 9.8
1.25 TB 8 GB $179.00 10
1.25 TB 8 GB $249.00 9.7
1.25 TB 16 GB $339.00 10

Website Builder Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Features Price Score
50 GB $5.97 8.5
100 GB $9.97 10

Resellers Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Basic Reseller Hosting 25 GB 819.2 GB $6.97 9.2
Standard Reseller Hosting 50 GB 1.2 TB $9.97 9.8
Professional Reseller Hosting 100 GB 1.6 TB $14.97 10
Premium Reseller Hosting 200 GB 4 TB $27.47 9.7
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