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Semi Dedicated Hosting Information

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Our semi dedicated hosting packages provide great alternative for those users who need additional performance and storage for their websites but whom don’t necessarily need the additional access and maintenance of root access that comes with our VPS and Dedicated server platforms.

We tailor the servers to meet the needs of modern applications such as WordPress, XenForo, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, MediaWiki, DokuWiki, and beyond. All of our semi dedicated servers run LiteSpeed Webserver with LSCache (supports WordPress, Xenforo, Drupal, MediaWiki, Joomla, PrestaShop), Imunify360 attack and malware protection, and we even pre-install common developer utilities such as git, composer, and WP-CLI.

We protect against common attacks such as WordPress brute force attacks and we have full volumetric DDoS protection as well.

Our semi dedicated hosting servers are built on top of our OpenStack cloud hosting platform to provide the utmost in availability and speed.

All accounts have access to Softaculous Premium. Softaculous is an easy installer for over 400 scripts and 1000 PHP classes. Things like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, WHMCS, and many more can all be installed in a matter of seconds.


We create backups of your account(s) each day, and retain fourteen daily copies as part of our complementary Standard backups.

Upgraded backups are available with our Professional or Premium backup options available to our semi dedicated packages detailed below. These packages offer greater retention and/or backup frequency than Standard backups.

Backup Plans

Backup FrequencyDailyDaily12-Hour
# of Backups Retained14 daily3060


Basic Semi DedicatedIncluded$10.00/mo$20.00/mo
Standard Semi DedicatedIncluded$10.00/mo$20.00/mo
Professional Semi DedicatedIncluded$20.00/mo$40.00/mo
Premium Semi DedicatedIncluded$20.00/mo$40.00/mo

Standard backups are complementary and we always recommend keeping local copies of your own backups.


Restorations can be performed in cPanel under the JetBackup icons. Our staff can also help you perform a restoration if needed, or walk you through the process if you would prefer to do it yourself.

Semi Dedicated Packages

Basic Semi DedicatedStandard Semi DedicatedProfessional Semi DedicatedPremium Semi Dedicated
Disk Quota50GB100GB150GB200GB
cPanel Accounts5075125175
Inode Limit *500,000500,000500,000500,000
CPU Cores2346
Memory Limit2GB4GB6GB8GB
PHP Memory Limit512MB512MB512MB512MB
Shell AccessYesYesYesYes
IOPS Limit4096409640964096
Disk Speed40 MB/s40 MB/s40 MB/s40 MB/s

* The inode limit is per cPanel account. There is no global limit for the reseller.

Dedicated IPv4

Every master account is provided with a single IPv4 address. This is used to isolate mail reputation to your accounts. Additional IPv4 cannot be added at this time.

Dedicated IPv6

Every cPanel account on our semi dedicated hosting get a static, dedicated IPv6 address.

Free SSL

We issue a free domain-validated certificate to your website once it resolves to our servers. This certificate will be automatically installed within 24 hours of your website’s DNS being updated to point to our servers, though often it’s issued significantly sooner.

Notable Software Details

HTTP ServerLiteSpeed Webserver Enterprise
Available HTTP ProtocolsHTTP/1.1, HTTP/2, QUIC
PHP Versions5.6, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2
MySQL/MariaDB Version10.2.x or 10.3.x
SSL / TLS VersionsTLS 1.2
PHP max_execution_time120s
MySQL query execution time limit120s
WP-CLI VersionLatest
WP-CLI Path/usr/bin/wp
Git Path/usr/bin/git
PHP upload_max_filesize512M
PHP post_max_size512M
PHP max_input_vars3000

Zend Opcache opcode caching is present on all PHP versions.

SSL/TLS is required for FTP and Email connections (SMTP, POP3, & IMAP) and TLS 1.2 is supported.

LiteSpeed’s LSCache

LiteSpeed Cache (LSCache) is a caching plugin that interfaces with the LiteSpeed webserver, and unlike some other caching plugins, LSCache can dramatically improve the speed of compatible CMSs such as WordPress.

If your site is using another CMS such as Joomla, Drupal, XenForo, or any other CMS that supports LSCache, make sure to install the site-side plugin/module to take full advantage of it’s caching features!


Patchman is software designed to patch vulnerabilities in common CMSs in a non-breaking way without updating the core CMS. Patchman runs on our semi-dedicated hosting servers to scan and identify vulnerabilities. Adding the Patchman option to your account will enable automatic patching and detailed vulnerability information and statistics.

Patchman options are available via my knownhost panel. In the Services table click on “Manage” for the service you’d like to work with. On the left hand side of the page you’ll see a table titled “Patchman” where you can change settings, view basic statistics, and if you subscribe to Patchman, login to the dedicated Patchman interface that provides more functionality and advanced details.

What is Covered?

Presently the following software is covered for Patches. This will be expanded in the future.

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • osCommerce

In addition, we can detect out of date versions of the following:

  • Magento
  • Booked
  • Coppermine
  • Dolibarr
  • Dotproject
  • Feng
  • FrontAccounting
  • Gallery
  • LifeType
  • LimeSurvey
  • LinPHA
  • LiveHelperChat
  • MailPoet
  • MediaWiki
  • MODX
  • Nextcloud
  • NOCC
  • OpenBiblio
  • OpenCart
  • OrangeHRM
  • ownCloud
  • phpBB
  • phpESP
  • PHPFusion
  • phpList
  • phpMyChat
  • phpScheduleIt
  • PhpWiki
  • Pligg
  • SquirrelMail
  • TYPO3
  • vTiger
  • Wikiwig

Unsubscribe From Emails

If you wish to unsubscribe from Patchman emails completely, login to my knownhost panel, click “manage” on the service you wish to disable notices for, click “Patchman” on the left hand side of the page, uncheck the box for email notices and click “update”.