KnownHost is a hosting solutions company that emphasises performance, security, and dependability. With shared hosting starting at just $3.47 per month and managed dedicated servers from only $158/month, KnownHost has a vast selection of affordable hosting solutions to suit all businesses and budgets.
Daniel Pearson, KnownHost’s CEO, took the time to answer my interview questions for this review of his company.
A Worldwide Hosting Company
Founded in 2006, KnownHost has achieved enormous success and has made its presence known all around the globe. Daniel explained how and why KnownHost was established:
“KnownHost is a privately held web hosting company founded in 2006, and based in the United States. With customers from over 150 countries we continue to be one of the most recognized hosts in the world! By using state of the art technology and networks we’re able to provide a premium hosting service at an affordable price. Since our first years in the company, we’ve continued to believe the key to a successful business relationship is through understanding our customers’ needs and delivering superior support based on that understanding. With unparalleled uptime, fast professional support, and high performance hosting being our core competencies for 14 years now, we’re confident new customers will feel at home when hosting with us!”
Performance, Security and Dependability
As explained at the beginning, KnownHost strives for outstanding performance, security and dependability. They achieve this by using enterprise-level hardware, optimising server installations, giving a free SSL certificate to all its clients, and investing in multiple redundant back-ups. This is not an exhaustive list and the KnownHost team go to great measures to deliver their three primary promises. Daniel told me all about KnownHost’s mission:
“Performance is crucial with any web host. That’s why KnownHost has made it a mission to ONLY use high-end, latest and greatest components – so customers get every possible speed and performance advantage. Dependability means much more than just some uptime guarantee. At KnownHost, we plan around downtime so customers get updates without interruption for their customers. We take pride in multiple redundant backups and power planning/resourcing so that even a disaster won’t take anyone offline! 100% Fully Managed Support is ensured in ANY KnownHost plan. Our US based technical support team is compiled of some of the most experienced in the industry and are available 24/7/365 to take care of whatever issues you might encounter. Our team will take care of technical configuration, optimization, security procedures, backups, migrations and much, much more!”
Daniel continued to tell me what sets KnownHost apart from its competitors:
“Our performance standards set us apart from competitors! Backed by enterprise grade hardware, KnownHost takes brand name, premium components like SSD’s, CPU’s, RAM and network related equipment and designs systems which take advantage of the strengths of each component. Always ensuring that our firmware always up to date – new hardware is constantly replacing any ageing equipment. Beyond our enterprise-grade hardware, we offer software such as Litespeed and LSCache to help take websites to the next level”.
Customer Support Is Top Priority
Daniel considers excellent customer service and support to be top on KnownHost’s list of priorities. Here, he told me how his company achieves this:
“Our top priority is to provide our customers, small and large, the highest level of service and support. To do that, we must also make security a top priority. At KnownHost, we know site owners’ data is critical, which is why we make redundant offsite copies of active files and include multiple system snapshots so that customers can restore files to an earlier point in time whenever they’re needed. Plus backups are included for no additional cost! Host dependability is also critical for site owners, making it another one of our top priorities. ‘If you can’t trust your web host, can your audience trust your website?’ We strive to be a web hosting provider our customers can always rely on, that is why we hire the most driven and advanced technical team the industry has to offer!”
Conveniently, KnownHost provides 24/7 support for all its customers. You can reach out to the team via a number of communication methods including live chat, telephone and email. You can expect rapid response 365 days of the year.
To further help guide and advise its customers, there is loads of useful information on the KnownHost website. You will discover a knowledge base and blog, both brimming with invaluable tips and explanations, as well as a community forum.
Low-Cost Hosting Solutions
KnownHost has a lot of hosting types, all at great value for money. To make it even better, the company often runs amazing deals to make their hosting plans even more of a bargain. Daniel spoke about KnownHost’s sales:
“We continually run sales that customers can’t pass up! BUT the deals do change so we encourage customers to take advantage of the coupon codes they come across, before it’s too late! We are also constantly adding to our list of services and making positive changes to benefit our customers! Like what you see? Check out more at www.knownhost.com”.
Let’s take a peek at some of KnownHost’s plans and prices…
Shared Web Hosting
Shared web hosting from KnownHost is normally $8.95/month. However, with the generous 50% off deal which is active at the time of writing, you can bag a bargain at $3.47/month for the first term. This low-cost plan will get you 1 domain, 5GB cloud storage, 5 email accounts, 2 MySQL databases and unlimited premium bandwidth.
Unmanaged VPS Hosting
Something a bit more powerful than shared hosting, VPS plans begin at just $5.00/month for the Entry plan. KnownHost boasts that their VPS solutions have the best uptime on the planet, which is a very impressive claim. The Entry plan includes 1 CPU Core, 1GB RAM, 20GB RAID-10 SSD storage, 1TB premium bandwidth and 2 IP addresses. Furthermore, all unmanaged VPS plans come with complementary DDoS protection and free disaster backups.
Another great deal here for those with a preference for WordPress. KnownHost is currently offering 50% off its WordPress hosting solutions. Normally $11.95/month, at the time of writing you can get the cheapest plan for only $5.98/month. This is the Managed Entry Level plan and it includes 50GB SSD storage, unlimited email accounts, and unlimited premium bandwidth. It also allows for up to 100K site visitors per month.
In Conclusion To My Review Of KnownHost
After spending time speaking with Daniel and exploring what KnownHost has to offer, I can conclude that it is a fantastic hosting company with a strong emphasis on affordability. It has all the things a business needs from a hosting provider; high-performance, top-notch security, and the best hosting solutions which you can depend on. I also really like the fact that KnownHost runs regular special offers, making it even better value for money.