Enjoy fully managed LayerBB hosting choices that combine world-class support and outstanding hardware – with 99.99%+ uptime.

Basic Shared


  • 1 Domain
  • 5 GB Cloud Storage
  • 5 Email Accounts
  • 2 MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Premium Bandwidth
  • LiteSpeed Included
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • Patchman Optional

Now as low as

$3.47*

per month

Originally $8.95/mo

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Standard Shared


  • 5 Domains
  • 20 GB Cloud Storage
  • 25 Email Accounts
  • 5 MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Premium Bandwidth
  • LiteSpeed Included
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • Patchman Optional

Now as low as

$6.47*

per month

Originally $12.95/mo

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Professional Shared


  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Premium Bandwidth
  • LiteSpeed Included
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • Patchman Included

Now as low as

$9.97*

per month

Originally $19.95/mo

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* Prices reflect three year term commitment.

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Why Choose KnownHost?

With KnownHost, you give you everything you need to get your online community up and running as quickly as possible. From the second you fire up your LayerBB hosting account, you’ll benefit from a free SSL certificate, cPanel, complementary security and much more. We give you all of this because we want to make joining the platform and getting down to business as easy and quick as possible.

But we don’t stop there, because we’re here to help you as your business grows, too. As your forum community increases in size and visitor numbers, we offer things like package upgrades and PHP oPCache for your high-spec application hosting – so you can match your capabilities to the growth of your business. We’re here to help you make the most of the opportunities that come your way, giving you all the free tools and resources you need, when you need them.

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Premium, High-Speed Networking & Routing Technology

To ensure that your LayerBB hosting and associated forums are always at peak performance, KnownHost only uses high-speed, top-tier routing and networking hardware. The result? Blazing fast delivery speeds for your users and performance that search engines notice and rank accordingly.

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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Without exception, our hosting plans come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you ever feel like any area of your LayerBB hosting is letting you down, just let us know and we’ll get to work to make it right.

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Thousands of Trusted, Verifiable Reviews

Over a decade-plus in the hosting industry, KnownHost has accrued thousands of shining appraisals from customers, spread across internet review sites. If you want to see what we deliver and how well we do it, you can find all the feedback you want from satisfied, happy KnownHost customers.

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Free Security Hardening & Optimization Service at Setup

To ensure that your LayerBB hosting is compromise-free, we conduct a security hardening sweep at setup of your system and application components. We’ll ensure everything is locked down and threat-free as a standard part of your hosting plan.

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Instant, Pain-Free Domain Provisioning

So that you can remain agile and grow your online presence as needed, we offer instant domain provisioning. New domains are immediately available for association and ready to take incoming requests – and we’ll include free WhoIs Privacy when you register a new domain with KnownHost.

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Save Up to 50% on Shared Cloud Hosting

Prepay long-term for your LayerBB forum hosting and you could save up to 50% for the entire agreed period. You can even choose to pay years in advance and know that you’re saving money every single day you stay on the KnownHost platform.

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At KnownHost, we don’t just offer world-class, USA-based support – we provide it for free. Our expert, well-trained staff are here 24/7, 365 days a year to handle any issues or queries you might have, and our goal is to answer all support requests within 5 minutes. We won’t ever leave you waiting for support, and we won’t ever blame you if something goes wrong. And the support services we provide cover any and all tasks for which you might require help – from everyday issues, through to migration and DNS support if you’re growing into another hosting plan for your LayerBB forums.

We give you world-class, industry-leading support that you won’t find anywhere else and, with KnownHost, it’s all a part of the service and doesn’t cost you a thing.

What KnownHost Provides:

  • Free Apache SpamAssassin & ClamAV Security Software
  • Instant Setup Service Upon Request
  • 3 Secure, Full-Scope Backups Always Available
  • 30-Day, No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee

+ Premium SSL Certificates from Comodo, GeoTrust & RapidSSL Available Upon Request!

+ Free Softaculous for One-Click Access to 400-Plus Apps!

+ Free DDoS Protection!

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Managed Hosting Services

Our expert staff can handle install, config and optimization for cPanel and DirectAdmin. Let us know your control panel of choice and we’ll handle the whole setup process – and provide ongoing server management support that’s always there when you need it.

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DNS Zone Editors Available for Total DNS Control

If you like to have to full DNS control, we can make this happen with the integrated zone editor. You can make all the DNS changes you want right from your control panel. And there’s full support on-hand that’s ready to go if you should need any DNS assistance.

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Free AutoSSL for Rolling, Hassle-Free Certificate Updates

We know SSL upkeep can be time-consuming, so that’s why we offer our customers free AutoSSL for the task. We’ll set everything up for you, and you benefit from certificates that automatically renew as and when required. No hassle, no downtime, no gaps in coverage – just rolling SSL certificate coverage that shows your audience you’re a trusted and credible site.

KnownHost Shared Cloud Hosting Plans

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Dedicated, Powerful LayerBB Hosting Resources›

With KnownHost, ‘Shared’ hosting doesn’t mean your resources aren’t your own. The SSD storage and premium bandwidth that we provide is all yours – without exception. We don’t share resources here – we just set you up on a bedrock of cutting-edge hardware and storage and help you make the most of it.

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LiteSpeed Optimized from Day-One›

Our LayerBB Shared hosting comes with pre-installed and configured LiteSpeed software. For you, this means high-performance forum hosting that’s ahead of the competition from day one. Even better, that superior performance translates into improved search engine rankings, bringing even more motivated, targeted visitors to your community and business.

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Your Shared Cloud Options›

The Shared-Cloud 1 costs just $3.47 a month and powers your LayerBB forums with 5 GB SSD Cloud storage, 1 domains hosted, alongside unlimited premium bandwidth. Step up to the Pro Shared and we’ll give you uncapped everything – SSD Cloud storage, email accounts, domains hosted and premium bandwidth access. At a low monthly price of only $9.97 a month.

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SSL Certificates›

Front-line protection for your website - a premium SSL cert is a must.

Frequently Asked Questions

Via the KnownHost Management Portal, you have full, centralized control over both your LayerBB hosting account and your domains. That means you can log into one place and manage everything – with no need to work across different systems. It’s quick, convenient and means you can put your time into managing your business and associated forums – and not into overseeing your hosting account.

If you want DNS access but don’t want to handle the process yourself, we help customers set up their own DNS with the amount of support you need. Our team can help you manage your name server records and assist with installation of named, for example. And we’ll help troubleshoot any issues that might arise.

For industry-leading sever security, we offer Comodo cWatch. This server security suite finds and eliminates malware attacks proactively, so they’re gone before you even knew they were there. Get in touch and we’ll install and configure cWatch to your LayerBB hosting account.

KnownHost has datacenters in the EU and the USA, so you can choose the location that’s right for your LayerBB forums. Our USA options cover three time zones, with our EU datacenter based in the Netherlands. Tell us the best location for your hosting and that’s where we’ll set it up.

We do! We offer generous and consistent affiliate income to anyone who brings new customers to the KnownHost platform. Because we have such low customer turnover and high satisfaction scores, we’re able to offer outstanding compensation. Contact us for more information and see how you could benefit from our affiliate income.

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