Leading Web Hosting Company with Incredible Support

Although we're widely known as the #1 managed VPS hosting provider globally, we provide professional, fully managed hosting perfectly tailored for SME’s. Speed, Reliability and Support – we offer it all! Don’t forget our FREE setup, migration and backups, plus our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Web Hosting

Shared

Web Hosting

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as low as

$3.47/mo

Originally $8.95/mo

Built on a high performance secure cloud architecture, this fully managed shared hosting is the best of both worlds.

  • Fully Managed
  • Powered by LiteSpeed Webserver
  • SSD Cloud Backed
  • Free Migrations
  • 24/7/365 Technical Support
SSD-Powered VPS

Managed

SSD-Powered VPS

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as low as

$28/mo

Originally $50/mo

SSD virtual private servers give the fastest disk I/O possible but less cost than a dedicated server.

  • Fully Managed
  • Premium Raid Storage
  • Automatic Updates
  • Free Migrations
  • 24/7/365 Technical Support
Cloud VPS

Managed

KVM Cloud VPS

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as low as

$50.40/mo

Originally 80/mo

Get the flexibility of the cloud with the max performance of SSD all with uptime you can depend on.

  • Fully Managed
  • Cloud Storage
  • Automatic Updates
  • Free Migrations
  • 24/7/365 Technical Support
Dedicated Servers

Managed

Dedicated Servers

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as low as

$159/mo

Upto 15% Off On Yearly

The most power available. It will keep you running day in and day out. Managed and customizable.

  • Fully Managed
  • Custom Packages Available
  • Automatic Updates
  • Free Migrations
  • 24/7/365 Technical Support

Multi-Domain WordPress Hosting

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Domain Names

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Domain Privacy is

FREE

Full domain registrar services so you can manage your domain names easily, all in one place. Registration for .com, .net, .org and more

WordPress Hosting

Managed

WordPress Hosting

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as low as

$5.97/mo

The fastest solution available for WordPress without the headaches of self-managing a server.

Reseller Hosting

Reseller

Reseller Hosting

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as low as

$6.97/mo

Have multiple domains, or manage client accounts? The cloud reseller is a great option.

SSL Certificates

Secure

SSL Certificates

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as low as

$30/year

Premium SSL certificates offer the most flexibility, trust and compliance of any on the market.

Outstanding On-Shore Support, Available 24/7/365

Our Birmingham, Alabama technical team are always on duty, proactively rectifying, and responding to your hosting issues around the clock, every day of the year.

Support is Online all day, every day

Greatest Verified Uptime
on the Planet: 99.99%+

For the past decade, we've regularly improved our software, configuration, hardware and training to eliminate downtime. That's how we have the industry best uptime - proven daily.

Complementary DDOS Protection

Protecting your hosted website from threats is a big part of our job - and we take it seriously, by offering free DDoS protection.

100% Fully Managed

We take care of the technical configuration, optimization, security procedures, backups, migrations and much, much more!

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With Our 24/7/365 On-Shore Support and 99.99%+ Uptime It's no wonder why we have so many satisfied customers!

Keep your site running and join KnownHost!

I've hosted with a number of other companies for the last 20 years, and for the last 12 years have also been hosting with Knownost. In that time, and especially in the last several years, Knowhost has outperformed the other hosts by a huge margin. Their reliability and level of support is second to none! I currently host around 150 websites with them and couldn't be happier.
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Fast reliable service with a technical support team always willing to help.
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KnownHost has been amazing to work with. Their customer service, support and commitment to my managed dedicated server have made my job so much easier.
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You guys rock. Always responsive. always helpful and teaching too. Thank you for all you do.
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Knownhost is always there for me. Couldn't do it without them!
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Thank you for your timely responses and professionalism
, Oct 7, 2019
I found myself in a bit of a pickle recently. My dedicated server with another company came under attack from hackers. The company wouldn't help me. I have dozens of customers counting on me to make sure their web sites and email work. Fortunately the crew at KnownHost helped me migrate my server without issue. They are amazing.
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In twenty years of buying hosting services, KnownHost has the best support I've ever encountered.
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Knownhost has always been super responsive on tickets, knowledgeable, and their pricing is competitive. For complete virtual private server hosting solutions I highly recommend them.
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Support is Online all day, every day

Premium Everything - Especially Support

In all our hosting plans we only use premium networking and premium server hardware components in building a world-class hosting portfolio, available in 4 different global datacenters. Our support staff are experts - guaranteed.

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Pre-Bundled Success

Pre-Bundled Success

Choose your options when ordering, and we'll include them in your hosting account setup, including control panels, Softaculous 1-click installers, migrations, backups, the whole 9 yards.

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DDos Protection

Security Optimizations & 500Gbps+ DDoS Protection

Before you first login, we will have preconfigured tons of security optimizations to the installation as well as our custom DDoS protection.

FREE Data Backup

FREE Data Backups

We'll gladly preconfigure your backups so that, in the event of a failure or corruption, you'll have a fallback position to restore and resume operations.

FREE Migrations

Web Hosting Choices to Suit

Starting 2017, we moved to 100% SSD on new hosting accounts. Choose your ultra-high performance platform of choice: Cloud or SSD.

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KnownHost operates out of
4 WORLD-CLASS DATACENTERS

West, Central or East, plus Holland are now available. While we recommend Texas as a first pick, strictly because we have the most variety of plans available, any of our 4 datacenters would be a great choice.

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More Reasons to Choose KnownHost Hosting

Great servers, great web hosting, great support, fully managed, on-shore technical team - check our reviews anywhere on the web if you have any doubts!

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99.99% Proven Uptime

We talk about dependability a lot, because we spend so much time and effort to be the most dependable web host on the planet - we do it for you

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Instant FREE Setup

We don't charge for setup. It's faster than fast - it's instant. Pay now, login now - simple, right?

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Ultra-High Performance

Put optimized software on top of SSD RAID and run that on premium hardware with premium networking and you've got a best of breed solution - at KnownHost.

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30-day Money Back Guarantee

If you have any issues, please tell us so we can fix them. However, if you want to go - we offer a 30 day no questions asked unconditional money back guarantee.

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Hosting that’s Highly Scalable

When your business grows, your hosting must grow too - that's why we offer seamless upgrades with no IP changes and no downtime.

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We've Been In Business Since 2006

Our commitment to great service and plans that fit are just part of why we've grown every year since 2006.

Website Hosting - The KnownHost Way:

A platform built with top of the line software & hardware, crafted to provide the best web hosting experience with security, availability, performance and the dependency necessary to create our state of the art hosting platform for our customers. It’s this experience that we strive to provide to our customers when the use KnownHost services for their various needs.

Here are some additional reasons why ‘The KnownHost Way’ is the best way:

Security

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KnownHost takes security seriously. All of our services have security options and configurations in mind. From optimizing server installations for hardened configurations to free SSL certificates across all service aspects and offering software such as Imunify 360/ImunifyAV+ to help protect your websites against malware, even going one step further by providing 10gbit DDoS protection on a redundant network. We provide the platform giving site owners a starting point that's much more secure than many competitors.

Performance

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Backed by enterprise-grade hardware, KnownHost takes brand name, premium components like SSD’s, CPU’s, RAM and network related equipment and designing systems which take advantage of the strengths of each component. Providing a route-optimized network for the least latency to utilizing SSD’s for the fastest response. Always ensuring that our firmware always up to date - new hardware is constantly replacing any aging equipment. Beyond our enterprise-grade hardware, we offer software such as Litespeed and LSCache to help take your website to the next level. Providing all the options to give you every possible speed advantage.

Dependability

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Dependability to us means more than just an uptime guarantee. We invest heavily on multiple redundant backups, power planning and resourcing such as A/B redundant power on a redundant network so that even during a disaster, you'll be online. We invest in enterprise-grade hardware to ensure that system failures rarely occur. To further help minimize downtime, we utilize services such as KernelCare which allows for updates to be performed without having to take down the server. That’s how we achieve our 99.99% uptime across hundreds of services. Our years of operation shows that we have stood the test of time on being a reliable provider that you can depend on.

What Is Web Hosting?

Web Hosting is the utilization of servers to provide a service in which allows individuals and/or organizations to place a business website, ecommerce store or personal website onto the Internet. A web host provides a set number of resources on their server which allows other computers or devices to access your website by various different methods of telecommunication. By offering a fully managed platform, KnownHost takes hosting one step further across many different services. What does this mean for you? It means that KnownHost is a full partner in your web hosting experience and we will stand with you every step of the way.

What Types of Hosting Does KnownHost offer?

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Shared Hosting

Shared hosting allows multiple websites to utilize a single server. Packages on these servers have an allotted amount of server resources such as CPU, RAM, Storage, inode and process limit. Our shared hosting uses cPanel with Cloudlinux utilizing account isolation. This allows your website to operate without being affected by other websites on the same server. We offer plenty of benefits on our Shared hosting such as Litespeed Webserver with LSCache, free SSL Certificates, imunify360 and patchman (available per account). Offering all of these services into our Shared hosting allows us to craft a premium product for our customers. We recommend starting a little higher, not just buying for cost, but buying quality hosting for what your website needs 6+ months from now as it grows.

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Reseller Hosting

Reseller Hosting is a flexible hosting package. A Reseller is perfect for those with multiple websites or businesses selling or wanting to sell hosting. Paired with Cloudlinux for account isolation allows for a Reseller to set their own limits for each of their accounts. A Reseller will experience the benefits of Litespeed webserver with LSCache, Jetbackup configurable backups, imunify360, free SSL certificates and a dedicated IPv6 for every site. Crafted to provide a premium experience for those wanting to host multiple websites or get into the hosting business.

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Managed VPS

A VPS (Virtual Private Server) is when a web hosting provider takes one or several servers and applies a virtualization method(OpenVZ) that utilizes containers so that it can have several servers within it, each of which can run its own operating system and can be rebooted independently. With a VPS, each has its own allocation of the physical resources such as disk space, CPU, RAM and premium bandwidth with the freedom of having your own control panel. Our VPS’s are built on 100% SSD Storage infrastructure backed by a redundant and route optimized network. The benefit of managed VPS hosting is that the web hosting provider is responsible for managing the server including system upgrades and configuration so you can focus on running your business!

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KVM Cloud Servers

A KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is another type of VPS (Virtual Private Server). KnownHost KVM Cloud Servers operate on a OpenStack cloud platform. This provides full virtualization(not containerization) that is built on ceph distributed storage with enterprise-grade hardware that allows us to provide redundancy while offering the performance that KnownHost is known for. KVM allows you to operate your own operating system with additional benefits compared to your traditional VPS, such as the ability to use your own kernel version. Not only does KnownHost offer managed cloud servers, but now you can experience an unmanaged KVM Cloud Server on KnownHost's excellent network backed by our rock solid infrastructure.

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Dedicated Servers

A dedicated server is a bare-metal server with its own dedicated resources available in various builds for your use exclusively. Dedicated servers can be setup for long term growth of your business or performance for your new application. We only utilize enterprise-grade hardware on all dedicated server provisions. Dedicated servers allow additional features such as software/hardware RAID on top of all of our offered software additions; Litespeed, LSCache, Imunify360, and Cloudlinux, this allows us to help build the best platform for any scenario. KnownHost dedicated servers are housed in one of our four world-class datacenters, currently only Dallas, TX.

Although we're widely known as the #1 managed VPS hosting provider globally, we provide professional, fully managed hosting perfectly tailored to each of our customer’s needs. Along with our five major platforms, we offer other services from domains to DDoS Protection plans. No matter your needs, we’re sure KnownHost is your one stop shop for managed hosting and everything in-between!

Hot Topics on Our Blog, Wiki and Forums

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BLOG - Smart Marketer's Guide to Web Hosting (24 pages)

Discover all the ways hosting choices can influence marketing success. From key server specifications to SEO disasters waiting to happen, this guide shares what you need to know, from the no nonsense perspective of a seasoned marketer who has learned lessons first hand.

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WIKI - 250+ Pages of Answers

Hundreds of pages shared with the community freely, explaining everything from control panels to email error codes and firewall configuration. We get tens of thousands of visitors each month to our wiki, because it's incredibly helpful and easy to read.

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FORUMS - Lively Discussions with Q&A

A lively place to interact with other website owners and KnownHost staff alike. Join in the discussions, ask and answer to your heart's content. If you'd rather lurk and learn - that's okay too!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Gladly! Our migration assistance is free for most like to like migrations (cPanel to cPanel for example). Check out our migration assistance page for more details.

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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