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

Shared Hosting


Now as low as


per month

Originally $8.95/mo

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


Now as low as


per month

Originally $12.95/mo

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


Now as low as


per month

Originally $19.95/mo

  • Unlimited Domain
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Premium Bandwidth
  • LiteSpeed Included
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • Patchman Optional
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New Package Special

Act now to get up to 50% off your purchase, no coupon necessary!

* Prices reflect three year term commitment.

Why Go with KnownHost?

At KnownHost, we don’t believe in doing things by halves. It’s been our goal for over a decade to provide industry-leading, high-performance hosting with unbeatable USA-based support. That’s why we offer a range of affordable, enterprise-level hosting options – from Reseller and Shared Mahara hosting, through to Managed VPS and KVM plans. And we make a deep, rolling investment in the technology that powers our robust application hosting. We source the best, high-spec technology for our hosting environment, from networking and routing components, through to the pure SSD storage we provide with every plan.

This is what enables us to offer reliable, industry-leading uptime and performance – and we’re always working to make things even better. When you choose KnownHost, you get Mahara hosting that performs every single day and never lets you down.

Hands-Off Instant Setup

If you want to get your site up and performing as quickly as possible, KnownHost provides a hands-off, Instant Setup service. Just let our team get to work, focus on what you need to do, and we’ll have you off and running in next to no time.

A Huge, Engaged Community

KnownHost has a thriving, friendly community, spread across our bustling forums and social media channels. Find insight, inspiration and support – with our support team regularly dropping in to join the conversation.

Full, Rolling Snapshot Backups

For ultimate convenience, we always have three, full snapshot backups ready to go. We include emails, databases and files in your backups – taken at three different points – and store them on a secure, separated server. Even in a worst-case scenario, you’re only a few minutes away from getting back to business.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Every KnownHost plan comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We include this because we’re only happy when we’re meeting the high standards we set – and we want you to tell us if you aren’t completely happy with your Mahara hosting.

Unbeatable 99.99%+ Average Uptime

You won’t find KnownHost’s uptime figures anywhere else – that’s a promise. Thanks to our cutting-edge Cloud hosting environment and dedication to superior performance, we offer 99.99%+ average uptime – with the real, everyday figure usually even better than this.

Top-Spec Routing & Networking Technology

KnownHost never skimps on quality when it comes to the tech we use. We only ever source brand-name, high-spec components and hardware because, even though it costs more, superior technology hosting delivers superior results.


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We know that you don’t always have the time – or the inclination – to take on technical tasks like migration and DNS configuration. To ensure you can focus on what you do best, we provide free, full-scope technical management with your Mahara hosting plan. We only recruit the very finest, experienced technical staff, with regular training and upskilling to enhance their skills even more – because our customers deserve the best in every area. That means you don’t have to every worry about technical heavy lifting or problems, because you’ve got the USA-based support you need 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Combine this with our scalable Mahara CMS plans, and you get unbeatable, industry-leading hosting – starting from just $3.47 a month.

What KnownHost Provides:

  • Free Apache SpamAssassin, ClamAV and DDoS Security Software
  • Geolocated Server Options in the USA & EU
  • A Verifiable Track Record & Thousands of Online Reviews You Can See for Yourself
  • Pure SSD Storage on All Hosting Plans

+ Quick, Easy In-Plan Performance Optimizations!

+ Free SSL Certificate with Hosting!

+ Free WhoIs Privacy with Domain Registration!

Full, Centralized Domain & Hosting Account Management

Via the KnownHost Management Portal, you can oversee both your domains and Mahara hosting account – for simple, convenient administration. You won’t have to jump across consoles, and you won’t lose time getting bogged down in management tasks, because we make it so you can do everything from one centralized point.

Free SSL Certificate with Hosting

Whatever hosting plan you choose, we’ll give you a free SSL certificate. The result is enhanced site credibility and security, with all your web pages using the massively secure HTTPS protocol.

30-Day, No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee

If you aren’t completely happy with the performance of your Mahara hosting, we offer a no-catch, 30-day money back guarantee. If we can’t improve your experience, we won’t ever make you jump through hoops to get your money back.

KnownHost CMS Hosting Plans

LiteSpeed Optimized As-Standard ›

No matter what Mahara hosting plan you choose, we’ll give you boosted speeds right out of the gate – with our free LiteSpeed optimization software. Our team will deploy and configure everything, so you get all the benefits of LiteSpeed without having to do a thing.

Affordable, Leading CMS Hosting ›

Our CMS hosting plans start from as little as $3.47 a month, and we’re one of the few affordable CMS hosting companies that delivers enterprise-level hosting at an accessible price. And no one can match our 99.99%+ average uptime.

Your Mahara CMS Hosting Options ›

Choose the Basic Shared plan and we’ll give you: 5 GB SSD Cloud storage, 1 domain hosted, with 5 email accounts and Unlimited premium bandwidth. Move up to the Professional Shared plan and your Mahara hosting benefits from unlimited everything – SSD Cloud storage, email accounts, domains hosted and premium bandwidth. And both options come with free cPanel as-standard.

SSL Certificates ›

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

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have an issue, how long will it take for your support team to get back to me?

Our goal is to respond to all queries and issues within 5 minutes. We know there are times when you can’t afford to wait around for support, so we always endeavor to get back to you as quickly as possible.

IS there any way I can improve the performance of my existing plan – without having to move to another option?

If you want more performance out of your existing Mahara hosting plan, we can provide additional RAM access to your account. The result is a website that can handle an increased number of requests at higher speeds. Additionally, if you’re running a content-heavy, dynamically designed website, we can install and configure PHP oPCache. PHP oPCache massively improves website response times.

I like to network with and learn from others in my industry – what kind of online community does KnownHost have?

We have a thriving, friendly community that’s populated by business owners, marketers, website owners, bloggers and more. You can find thousands of discussions about the things that matter to you on our busy forums. Or you can always check out our social media channels, where we’re regularly engaging with our customers in positive, informative conversations.

How long will it be after I register a domain with KnownHost before it can start taking requests?

We provide instant domain provisioning – so it’ll take just a few seconds for your new domain to be ready for website association and incoming requests. As a bonus, we’ll give you WhoIs Privacy for free when you register a domain with KnownHost. This provides enhanced protection for your website and domain, as well as additional safeguarding for your personal details.

Is there any way you can help with making my SSL certificate renewal easier?

If you want easy, rolling SSL certificate updates, we offer AutoSSL – completely free of charge. This ensures your certificates automatically renew – with no gaps in coverage and no unexpected downtime. We’ll even install and set everything up, for ultimate convenience.