Knownhost Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 320 user reviews in 2 languages

Customer score for Knownhost

  • Reliability
    9.9 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.5 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.8 / 10
  • Support
    9.9 / 10
  • Features
    9.8 / 10

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Jonathan Phillips
Jonathan Phillips
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

KnownHost to the rescue.

Service used: Cloud - Premium Semi-Dedicated
After my recent host was hacked, I switched back to KnownHost. I've used KH for hosting large and small sites for over 10 years. I've also used other hosting companies during that time. KH is the only one that has consistently pro...Read More
Elek Mathe
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

The best support you can get

I've been in this game for 20+ years so I've had more than my fair share of hosts and I have basis for comparison. KnownHost stands head and shoulders above the rest especially in terms of support - you can always count on them to...Read More
Storm De Beul
Storm De Beul
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

Best support ever

I've truly never come across this level of customer support. Unlike many hosting companies that just send you a link of their article after waiting a day, KnownHost's response is in a matter of minutes (yes, minutes through email!...Read More
Don Leiser
Don Leiser
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

Phenomenal Support and Hosting Service

I've been with Knownhost for almost 6 years. I am a novice when it comes to managing a VPS and just use it to host some personal and client sites. I don't recall any downtime even during a transfer to a new server.

Support is ...Read More

Typical Knownhost Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting CA$4.65 - CA$13.37 3 plans
VPS CA$6.71 - CA$134.12 10 plans
Dedicated Server CA$65.72 - CA$500.25 11 plans
Cloud Hosting CA$46.94 - CA$120.70 4 plans
Website Builder CA$8.02 - CA$13.38 2 plans
Resellers CA$9.35 - CA$36.84 4 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from

Knownhost Expert Review 2021

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

Knownhost Rating

  • Reliability
    10 / 10
  • Pricing
    9 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9 / 10
  • Support
    7 / 10
  • Features
    9 / 10
Rated by Michael Lavnduski

Expert Overview

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.

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
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Knownhost Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Basic Shared Hosting 5 GB Unlimited CA$4.65 9.9
Standard Shared Hosting 20 GB Unlimited CA$8.68 9.6
Professional Shared Hosting Unlimited Unlimited CA$13.37 9.8

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
Entry Unmanaged VPS 20 GB 1 GB CA$6.71 9.8
Entry Plus Unmanaged 40 GB 2 GB CA$13.41 9.8
Basic Unmanaged VPS 75 GB 4 GB CA$26.82 9.8
Basic Managed VPS Server 75 GB 4 GB CA$53.65 9.8
Standard Unmanaged VPS 150 GB 8 GB CA$53.65 9.8
Standard Managed VPS Server 150 GB 8 GB CA$80.47 9.8
Professional Unmanaged Server 250 GB 10 GB CA$80.47 9.8
Professional Managed VPS Server 250 GB 10 GB CA$107.29 9.9
Premium Unmanaged VPS 300 GB 12 GB CA$107.29 9.8
Premium Managed VPS Server 300 GB 12 GB CA$134.12 9.9

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
Dual Intel Xeon E5620 240 GB 32 GB CA$65.72 10
Dual Intel Xeon E5645 240 GB 32 GB CA$79.13 9.8
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2630 240 GB 32 GB CA$92.54 9.8
Intel Xeon E - 2224 240 GB 16 GB CA$211.90 9.8
Intel Xeon E - 2236 240 GB 16 GB CA$232.02 9.8
Intel Xeon E - 2246G 240 GB 16 GB CA$245.43 9.8
Intel Xeon E - 2288G 240 GB 16 GB CA$265.55 9.8
AMD EPYC Rome 7302P 480 GB 32 GB CA$379.55 10
Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4208 480 GB 32 GB CA$379.55 10
AMD EPYC Rome 7402P 960 GB 64 GB CA$500.25 9.8
Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4214 960 GB 64 GB CA$500.25 9.8

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM Bandwidth Price Score
Basic Semi-Dedicated 50 GB 2 GB 2 TB CA$46.94 9.2
Standard Semi-Dedicated 100 GB 4 GB 3 TB CA$73.76 9.8
Professional Semi-Dedicated 150 GB 6 GB 4 TB CA$93.88 10
Premium Semi-Dedicated 200 GB 8 GB 5 TB CA$120.70 9.8

Website Builder Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Features Price Score
Entry Level WordPress 50 GB CA$8.02 8.5
Business Level WordPress 100 GB CA$13.38 9.8

Resellers Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Basic Reseller Hosting 25 GB 800.05 GB CA$9.35 9.6
Standard Reseller Hosting 50 GB 1.17 TB CA$13.37 9.9
Professional Reseller Hosting 100 GB 1.6 TB CA$20.08 10
Premium Reseller Hosting 200 GB 4 TB CA$36.84 9.8
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