Enjoy fully managed SMF Web 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 Choose KnownHost?

Great SMF application hosting can be found at KnownHost, a long-established firm with the best uptime in the industry and an iron-clad satisfaction guarantee. Thousands of 5* reviews confirm this is a good choice.

USA Support

Enjoy the onshore tech support and server admin teams. They’re experts who can easily understand any issues you’re having, communicate the solution and see it through to completion.

Server Management

Choose fully managed SMF hosting and let KnownHost take on the technical server management tasks for you. Server management is a free service at KnownHost – we know your time is valuable.

DDoS Protection

Stopping hackers in their tracks, whenever possible, is serious business. KnownHost puts a wall of defense up, protecting your site from malicious DDoS attacks, so that you stay online and safe.


You’ll get a 100% free, fully automated, backup solution which takes snapshots of your important data – giving you the ability to roll-back changes a day, two days or even a week back in history.


Streamlining workflow so that recurring tasks are as quick and easy as possible is doable, especially when you’re supplied with free cPanel control panel. Hosting admin tasks done quicker, indeed!


When it comes time to move your SMF site over to KnownHost, why not let our team lend a hand by doing all the hard work? Migrations are free, coordinated with your schedule and with minimal interruption.


SMF Web Hosting
Powered by Softaculous

There are hundreds upon hundreds of great apps as part of Softaculous (400+ in fact). We supply you with Softaculous Premium (FREE) so that you can pick and choose what apps to install, selecting with just one click. SMF is a great example of software that can be deployed with 1 click via Softaculous.

What KnownHost Provides:

  • Fast - SSD
  • Safe – DDoS Protected
  • Easy – Fully Managed
  • 100% Guaranteed

+ Free SSL Certs!

+ Free cPanel!

+ Free Softaculous!


Check out the free instant setup where we have you up and running in seconds. We also provide free SSL certificates, just so you can secure the communication with web visitors.


We don’t sell slow hosting alongside 50x faster hosting – we just sell fast and faster hosting. Shared and Reseller plans get LiteSpeed and LSCache which makes SSD hosting the fastest available.


If you take action now, you can secure a 50% discount on Shared or Reseller hosting, through the first term (up to 3 years max).

Hosting Solutions for Every Business

Reseller ›

The ideal plan for those who have several clients, with each of them needing their own cPanel logins (something not possible with Shared hosting). Inexpensive despite having added resources.


Upgrading to a VPS means more resources, more control, more performance. An SSD VPS is great for SMF hosting, delivering faster page loads without breaking the bank.

Cloud VPS ›

See our Cloud VPS plans when you need maximum speed. Cloud technology gives parallel transfers. SSD hardware gives instant response. Combined, SSD Cloud VPS’s are truly remarkable – superfast.

SSL Certificates ›

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get backups that are automatic?

You don’t even have to ask! We’ll set up your backup system before you login the first time so that you’re protected, automatically. The system will create snapshots of all your important data, enabling you to restore to an earlier point in time a day ago, 2 days ago or a week ago with just a few clicks.

Can I ___?

You have control over your hosting account and can pretty much do what you please, within reasonable limits. See our ToS and AUP for all the facts. As long as you’re not looking to harm others, infringe on their intellectual property, spam, hack or distribute warez…. Illegal activities are prohibited – don’t even ask.

Is there a guarantee?

During the first 30 days of your SMF hosting plan, you’ll be able to ask for a refund at any time. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, we offer you the chance to change your mind, ask for your money back, and rest easy knowing you’ll get it. We guarantee your satisfaction!

Is it only SMF hosting?

No. With any SMF hosting plan, you can install additional software, like a blog, wiki, CRM, etc, etc. Many people choose to add a blog, like WordPress, though you could easily add a wiki instead, or run all three!