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There are a lot of ways to define web hositng that are very application specific. In simple terms web hosting is the act of providing space on a server connected to the internet for hosting websites.
Webhosting services provide you a dedicated corner of the internet for your website files and applications to reside. KnownHost takes web hosting services one step further with their fully managed platform. What this means for you is that KnownHost is a full partner in your webhosting experience and stands by you every step of the way.
Absolutely. There are various types of web hosting services that work on different platforms. Each service type has different uses and it’s best to do research into which would benefit you the most. Across all of these listed services; there are always varying packages to help you decide what your use may be.
Shared Hosting: This is your basic web hosting. It is usually accompanied with a single domain and a few emails to allow for simplistic operations. This can be used for small blog, personal website or just an informational website. These are usually the most inexpensive and affordable for budget hosting.
Reseller Hosting: Super-charged shared hosting allows for multiple websites/domains each under their own account. This is typically used for those who require isolated environments or are sustaining multiple clients and their websites. Great for developers who don’t quite need a server themselves, but still require the ability to separate development.
VPS/KVM: This is the middle tier of web hosting. These servers allow for larger control over your environment. Different levels of resources can be dedicated to these services to support the wide-array of applications that may be needed. These are great for entry-level websites that are growing such as forums, blogs, etc.
Dedicated Servers: This is the top tier – if you need a dedicated server it’s usually due to resource-intensive applications or large traffic websites that require performance to handle accordingly. Dedicated servers can be customized extensively with different hardware such as Single CPU or Dual CPU. Large quantities of RAM such as 8gb, 12gb, 16gb, 24gb, 32gb. SSD drives in 256GB, 512GB or 1 TB format in either software or hardware RAID. These are just examples of what can be done with a dedicated server that allow it such ample resources. All of these can be adjusted to provide the right platform necessary for your needs to allow the most utmost in performance.
Application hosting is built around predefined plans. These plans are developed for specific applications. Some examples of applications meant to be used are blog, cms, wiki, image gallery, forums, e-commerce related applications. In the event that you need more resources, these plans can always be upgraded as Heavy users will want to move up to virtual private servers for their larger or more complex projects.
SSL Certificates secure your website and communication. They are designed to encrypt incoming data to protect server-client communications. Data that gets protected is ID’s, passwords, credit card numbers and so forth. Of course there is different types of certificates and you’ll need to know which one benefits you the most.
DV(Domain Validation): Designed for entry level server security certificates, these provide the lowest minimum level of validation provided by any of the main commercial certificate authorities. Simply providing control over the DNS of a domain is enough to validate or verify the ownership of a domain. In fact, if you can update whois records or DNS records, receive an email and send a reply or publish a nonce by an automated issuing system, then you qualify for a DV cert.
OV (Organization Validation): The next step beyond DV is OV. An organization validation SSL certificate is issued when someone can meet a criteria for receiving a DV certificate AND who can prove the organization's existence as a legal entity. In effect, control of a domain plus the fact it's associated with a legal company that's recognized by the appropriate national governmental agency in a given country.
EV (Extended Validation): The most highly respected and difficult to achieve SSL certificates, EV certs require meeting the criteria for DV plus OV as well as also needing to prove the legal identity of the buyer, who has to run the gauntlet of manual human checks. The green bar of the browser is the gold standard for SSL certificates, where banks and other highly trusted organizations typically tread. Your site can enjoy the incredible trust found with the green bar - something that results in increased conversion rates, decreased bounce rates and overall trust increases. An EV SSL certificate is the gold standard for trust.
The perfect blend of security, performance, dependability, price and managed support. That’s precisely what you get with a KnownHost Web Hosting account.
Security is more than just offering free SSL certificates, or providing 10gbit DDoS prevention. It also means making software available like Immunify360, plus optimizing the server installations so that they're hardened - giving site owners a starting point that's much more secure than many competitors. It also means hosting on-shore with a USA company that has more than a decade of proven success year after year.
Performance is something that must be designed into the web hosting platform. KnownHost takes brand name, premium components like SSD's and network routers and designs systems which take advantage of the strengths of each component. Firmware is always up to date - new hardware is constantly replacing any aging equipment. On top of great hardware, things like LiteSpeed and LSCache are used to speed up the web server's at the software level. Everything used is high-end, latest and greatest - so you get every possible speed advantage.
Dependability means much more than just some uptime guarantee. Many web hosting companies boast of guarantees - and rarely deliver - hoping few customers will ever notice, complain or exercise their rights to a partial refund. At KnownHost, we plan around downtime by using things like KernelCare - so you get updates without taking down the whole system. We invest in quality components so system failures rarely occur. We spend big on multiple redundant backups, power planning and resourcing so that even a disaster won't take you offline. That's how we achieve better than 99.99% uptime across hundreds of servers across many, many years of being in business.
Pricing doesn't mean a race to the cheapest price. A good price is one that gives you incredible value for money - such as including things you'd pay for otherwise, like cPanel or Softaculous or backups or migrations or managed services. You get the idea. We've packaged together some of the most popular, commonly requested, high performance options and included them in our basic pricing. That means we're not the cheapest. But we are fully managed, fast, dependable, friendly and available around the clock to help you.
Management is one thing that separates bargain hosting companies from quality hosts. Beware those companies who for years have offered cheap, frequently down or hacked, unmanaged services and who suddenly offer managed for just $1 more. Sorry, but it takes years of experience and thousands of man-hours of labor to get a grip on just what needs doing, for which types of hosting scenarios. We've been a managed hosting company for a decade and are proud of our reputation. Just check our reviews online and you'll see just how well we've done - our clients rate us very highly.
There's a lot of reasons you'll want USA-based support for, such as that from KnownHost, including things like... Communication. Ever had to explain yourself three different ways because the person you're conversing with doesn't have a firm grasp of the English language? If so, you'll know the frustration that we aim to avoid - by hiring people from within USA.
Education is another matter. Hosting companies can save thousands of dollars each year by hiring people with little to no experience from 3rd world countries, who respond with standard paragraphs out of a script. We've all had to deal with that at one time or another, getting support for insurance or cell phone matters. There's nothing worse than battling a long wait to be served, only to find that the person on the other end knows less than you do about a problem. At KnownHost, we hire experts - and then we train them up further on additional topics, control panels, databases, operating systems and more - just to make sure that they can not only solve your problems - but they can do it quickly, without a bunch of trial and error.
Regulatory compliance is another matter. Whether you're worried about privacy, security, PCI compliance, or other data-related matter, being on-shore is the best first step to being a responsible, compliant hosting company that your clients can trust with their important information.
Time zones? Waiting for answers is not something we'd wish on anyone, which is why we're 24x7x365. However, you should know that not all hosting companies, especially those in other time zones, will be available when it's convenient for you. We're here to help - whenever you need us. KnownHost, the ultimate professionals in web hosting services.
A good backup system has certain requirements. It should be: free, dependable, off-server, with regular snapshots and all being automatic. KnownHost web hosting includes all these in our backup system.
Our backups are free of charge to our customers. While it costs us a lot of money - we know it's an essential for any responsible website owner, so we include the backup system - free of charge.
Dependability is something we talk about all the time - because we have the best uptime in the industry. Our servers are online 99.99%+ of the time and our expert support staff are here around the clock.
Off-server means storing the backups away from the system it's backing up. This is done so that in the event of a catastrophic failure, lightning strike or spontaneously combusting bit of dark matter, the backups will be far enough away so that both systems won't go down simultaneously.
Snapshots are when the entire account has snapshots taken at intervals. While differential file level backups make sense, and are efficient, in some situations, taking full snapshots is how we can assure you the capability of rolling back a system that may have been compromised, had a database corruption or other major issue. It also means you can restore databases, email, files like images, html, css - everything in one go. It's quick and easy to work with - making restoration a click and go operation.
Yes! Every server and hosting account with KnownHost is fully managed by our tech team in Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Simple - we aim to under-promise and over-deliver. We'd rather you be pleasantly surprised than disappointed with anything we do.
Of course. We don't provide any second class web hosting services to any of our customers. We aim for 100% uptime and provide full management to all our clients.
Generally, dedicated hosting plans are the fastest, with cloud VPS and SSD VPS running neck and neck in 2nd place. With our optimizations, you'll find all our web hosting is lightning fast. The shared, reseller and WordPress plans are also built on premium hardware, with premium networking and are optimized by our expert admin team. You won't be disappointed by any of our web hosting plans.
Every hosting service at KnownHost is 100% fully managed by an on-shore tech team that supports state of the art hardware, software and networking in a world-class datacenter. We don't cut corners, so can't compete on price with some companies that do... That said, if you give our sales team a chance (link at the top of the page), they may be able to get you a very competitive quote. Just ask :)
Yes. We offer FREE DDoS protection on our web hosting plans up to 500gb/s and 700mp/s for bandwidth and packet intensive attacks (the most common types designed to flood your site offline by sending more traffic than it can handle).
Web hosting support is fully available every day. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We always have staff on duty to monitor, repair and deal with hosting issues of all types and complexities.
Of course. We have paid migration assistance is $35 per hour per domain, and for that we verify and perform quality assurance to make sure of the success. Custom quotes are no problem, since every case is different - we'll be glad to assist.
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