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Shared Hosting CA$4.46 - CA$12.80
VPS CA$6.42 - CA$128.41
Dedicated Server CA$62.92 - CA$478.97
Cloud Hosting CA$64.21 - CA$154.09
Resellers CA$8.95 - CA$35.27

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Josh C

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Josh C,
I have been a knownhost customer since December 2012. I can do most things on my own but when I need help with something I write support and the person that answers looks into it and resolves it. I do...Read More not have to talk to them like they are 4 years old, it doesn't feel like theres some low tier support team full of morons that you have to deal with before getting someone with some sense. I really wish they allowed adult content sites though as I am so tired of dealing with other webhosts......seriously knownhost please im begging you to please allow me to host my adult content sites with you.Less


José René Barnéond
José René Barnéond from Guatemala,

Unmatched customer support

I have been with knownhost for about 5 years now. I have tried many different types of managed hosting companies like godaddy, sitground, was on wiredtree, then liquidweb and I can say that nothing has come close to the experience...Read More at knownhost. They have a mature solid operation with very senior staff making sure everything is running smothly. Their "first line" support personnel is super fast, friendly and 99% of the time good enough go solve your issues, when you feel more can be done they can escalate the ticket and then a shift supervisor makes sure everthing is done to solve your issue/request.

I run a website development company and their services have been critical to our growth and success, both in terms of performance and cost.
Gary Smith
Gary Smith from United States,

Newly migrated into KH

After 16 years with my old hosting company, I just gave up on their offshore support and shopped around. Found some many good reviews on KH and one key feature was US based support.

I signed up and they migrated all my sites fr...Read Moreom my old reseller account to my new KH reseller account. Migration went smooth and we are back in business as it should be. Should I say that we did have one site with major issues with the old host and they gave up trying to fix it. Since the issues came in with the migration, I made my first ticket to KH about this existing issue. We worked together on it with me doing my best to explain even though I don't speak "LINUX" they understood me.

First KH tech fixed things right up and after some further heavy digging into the site I found another issue and second KH tech had it fixed before I could finish a cup of coffee! That's what I call support.

Since that first day or two all has been smooth sailing and I am so happy I found KH. If you need a reputable hosting company then look no further, these are the guys/girls you want to deal with.
Edmund Loh
Moved from Liquid Web

I've been using this hosting service or years, and the best so far

As someone who's jumped from one hosting service to another every couple of years, for the last many years, KnownHost is simply awesome - and it's not something I say easily.

Pricing is relatively competitive, but their support...Read More is amazing, with lightning fast response usually in minutes, at any time of the day or night. And it's been that way for the few years I've been with them.Less
Teo Leonard
Teo Leonard from United States,

Best Hosting Company

Best hosting ever! We have many different hosting services with our customers but our choice for our hosting is Knownhost. We have VPS and Dedicated Servers and the support and quality is top notch. On the rare occasion we have...Read More an issue, their staff is on top of it and is quick to resolve any issues. We have hosted hundreds of sites for many many years and our first choice for new services is with Knownhost. In fact, we needed resources that went above their website offerings a few years ago. I posted on a group forum that I hated to leave knownhost but needed something different for a specific requirement. One of the knownhost team saw it and reached out to us to let us know that they do in fact offer it - they just do not advertise it. We love knownhost and recommend them to everyone who needs quality managed hosting.Less

Expert Review

Michael Levanduski
Michael Levanduski
Hosting Expert

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Good company focused primarily on VPS hosting

KnownHost has been in business for a long time providing great services to their customers.  While they do offer shared hosting and dedicated services, it is clear that their real focus is on VPS hosting.  Specifically, they offer managed VPS packages.

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From the appearance of their site, it seems that they only offer shared hosting to try to attract growing sites who will likely want to upgrade to VPS in the future. This is evident by the fact that the shared options aren’t featured on their home page.  While dedicated options are clearly available, it is likely that they are only offering these because they don’t want to lose customers who have outgrown their VPS.

Whatever the case, this company does a great job at all levels, though anything other than a VPS may feel somewhat neglected.

Uptime & Reliability

Very stable hosting

KnowHost is a very stable hosting company, and the fact that they own their own data centers and servers allows them to ensure they have virtually no service interruptions.  They guarantee 99.995% uptime, which is quite a bit better than most other companies can offer.

It is not immediately clear what happens if your site does have an outage, however, so this guarantee might not be as helpful as you would think.  That being said, however, the current and former customers of this company seem to have had a great experience and haven’t made any significant complaints about downtime.


Everythign you need included, extras available

No matter which of their packages you choose you will have everything you need included so you can get your site up and running properly.  In addition, they offer some extra add-ons if you are looking for something extra.  For example, you can choose to get cPanel, WHM, Plesk, Softaculous or other administrative features added to your account, for a monthly price.

They only have two shared hosting plans, both of which are fairly basic but will meet the needs of most customers.  These plans are likely just popular with people who have a larger site and wanted to add another page with its own hosting.

Similarly, dedicated hosting comes with all the benefits you’ll be looking for, but there aren’t too many choices.  If you need a high end dedicated server, you may want to opt for another host, but for most customers wanting a little more power and control, these options will be perfect.


No 24/7 live support and some off shore services

KnownHost has great services, but when something does go wrong, you may run into some trouble.  They don’t have 24/7 live phone or chat support available, which is unfortunate.  While much of their technical staff is located in the US, they also use some offshore technicians, which many people won’t like.


Good prices for VPS hosting

The prices for their managed VPS services are at or below what you would expect based on the specs that you’re getting.  The fact that this company is so focused on VPS actually makes the deals even better, since you are getting access to experts in this area, without paying a premium.


Great hosting company focused on VPS services

This is a very good hosting company that is focusing their efforts on the VPS niche.  Those who are looking for a high quality virtual private server will definitely find what they are looking for with KnownHost.


  • Company owns their own data centers
  • Exceptional VPS services
  • Strong reputation for stable hosting


  • Limited options outside of VPS hosting
  • Technical support leaves a lot to be desired

Knownhost Prices, Plans & Features - 2022

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Basic Shared Hosting 5 GB Unlimited cPanel 1 CA$4.46 9.9 Details
Standard Shared Hosting 20 GB Unlimited cPanel 5 CA$8.31 9.8 Details
Professional Shared Hosting Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited CA$12.80 9.9 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Entry Unmanaged VPS 20 GB 1 core 1 GB CA$6.42 10 Details
Entry Plus Unmanaged 40 GB 1 core 2 GB CA$12.84 9.8 Details
Basic Unmanaged VPS 75 GB 2 cores 4 GB CA$25.68 9.8 Details
Professional Unmanaged Server 250 GB 6 cores 10 GB CA$77.05 9.8 Details
Basic Managed VPS Server 75 GB 2 cores 4 GB CA$51.36 9.8 Details
Standard Unmanaged VPS 150 GB 4 cores 8 GB CA$51.36 9.8 Details
Standard Managed VPS Server 150 GB 4 cores 8 GB CA$77.05 9.8 Details
Professional Managed VPS Server 250 GB 6 cores 10 GB CA$102.73 9.9 Details
Premium Unmanaged VPS 300 GB 8 cores 12 GB CA$102.73 9.8 Details
Premium Managed VPS Server 300 GB 8 cores 12 GB CA$128.41 9.9 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Dual Intel Xeon E5620 240 GB 8 x 2.40GHz 32 GB CA$62.92 10 Details
Dual Intel Xeon E5645 240 GB 12 x 2.40GHz 32 GB CA$75.76 9.8 Details
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2630 240 GB 12 x 2.30GHz 32 GB CA$88.60 9.8 Details
Intel Xeon E - 2224 240 GB 4 x 3.40GHz 16 GB CA$202.89 9.8 Details
Intel Xeon E - 2236 240 GB 6 x 3.40GHz 16 GB CA$222.15 10 Details
Intel Xeon E - 2246G 240 GB 6 x 3.60GHz 16 GB CA$234.99 9.8 Details
Intel Xeon E - 2288G 240 GB 8 x 3.70GHz 16 GB CA$254.25 9.8 Details
AMD EPYC Rome 7302P 480 GB 16 x 3.00GHz 32 GB CA$363.40 10 Details
Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4208 480 GB 16 x 2.10GHz 32 GB CA$363.40 10 Details
AMD EPYC Rome 7402P 960 GB 24 x 2.80GHz 64 GB CA$478.97 9.8 Details
Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4214 960 GB 24 x 2.20GHz 64 GB CA$478.97 9.8 Details

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM Bandwidth Price Score
Basic Cloud 60 GB 2 cores 4 GB 2 TB CA$64.21 9.2 Details
Standard Cloud 120 GB 4 cores 6 GB 3 TB CA$89.89 9.2 Details
Professional Cloud 200 GB 6 cores 8 GB 4 TB CA$115.57 10 Details
Premium Cloud 260 GB 8 cores 12 GB 5 TB CA$154.09 10 Details

Resellers Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Price Score
Basic Reseller Hosting 25 GB 800.05 GB cPanel CA$8.95 9.7 Details
Standard Reseller Hosting 50 GB 1.17 TB cPanel CA$12.80 9.9 Details
Professional Reseller Hosting 100 GB 1.6 TB cPanel CA$19.22 9.6 Details
Premium Reseller Hosting 200 GB 4 TB cPanel CA$35.27 9.8 Details

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