KnownHost Review

KnownHost Review Summary

KnownHost offers a wide range of web hosting services and has data centers in the US and Europe. It isn't exactly the cheapest around but prices are reasonable and their feature list is nicely balanced. All their plans are managed and new customers get free migration services to this host.
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KnownHost Pros

  • Free site migration and SSL
  • HTTP/2 enabled servers
  • Resource isolation
  • 24/7 US-based support team

KnownHost Cons

  • No phone technical support
  • No free domain name
  • No Asia-region servers

Editor's Review & Recommendation

From shared web hosting all the way to dedicated servers and a load of ancillary services such as domain name registration, KnownHost offers practically everything you'll need to run a website. The breadth of plans also means good scalability so you can grow with this host if you're satisfied with their services.

Although this is a US-based host they have expanded their server location across the pond to Europe where they have a Netherlands data center. This gives them a little more appeal than some hosts who only host in the US. Some of their better features include fully managed plans, HTTP/2 enabled servers, and the fact that even shared hosting is Cloud-based.

Cloud based shared hosting has a number of advantages and the prices that KnownHost is charging for this isn't high. For that you gain the benefit of resource isolation and better-then-average performance all round. Although in comparison with many hosts the feature set may sound similar, I note that KnownHost seems more focused on the quality of what they do offer rather than trying to draw users in with a ton of freebies.

For new customers, KnownHost offers free website migration for popular control panels or charge $35/hour for other types of control panel.

Even their technical support team is US-based since they have managed to avoid the overseas-outsourcing trap that many companies have fallen in to. This bodes well for their customer service and you can expect swift resolution to issues raised even with the lack of direct contact via phone or live chat.

Know Host also supports many knowledge-base resources including a support wiki and blog, plus has a very active community online that can be invaluable for helping out in times of need.

KnownHost Performance

KnownHost Plans & Pricing

KnownHost Shared Hosting
Basic Shared Hosting
/per month
1 domain
5 GB cloud storage
Unlimited data transfer
5 email accounts
LiteSpeed included
Free SSL
Fully managed

Standard Shared Hosting
/per month
5 domains
20 GB cloud storage
Unlimited data transfer
25 email accounts
LiteSpeed included
Free SSL
Fully managed

Professional Shared Hosting
/per month
Unlimited domains
Unlimited cloud storage
Unlimited data transfer
Unlimited email accounts
LiteSpeed included
Free SSL
Fully managed

KnownHost VPS/Cloud Hosting
Basic VPS
/per month
2 CPU cores
2 GB memory
50 GB SSD storage
2 TB data transfer
2 IP addresses

Standard VPS
/per month
2 CPU cores
4 GB memory
100 GB SSD storage
3 TB data transfer
2 IP addresses

Professional VPS
/per month
4 CPU cores
6 GB memory
150 GB SSD storage
4 TB data transfer
2 IP addresses

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