KnownHost

KnownHost is a new company that launched in March of 2006. Let’s take a look at their hosting plans and see what this brand new host has to offer. You’ll find four plans in each category: Shared, Reseller and VPS. All of their plans come without a set-up fee and you can take advantage of their 30-day money back guarantee to make sure you’re happy with their services.

Let’s see what their Virtual Private Server plans have to offer. They start at just $20 per month and offer some great features. We’re going to focus on their mid-level plan for this review, which is called the VPS L Plan. You’ll get 15 gigs of disk space and 350 gigs of monthly data transfer for $35 per month. If you prefer to purchase your hosting in advance, their six and twelve month options do carry a nice discount.

This plan comes with unlimited email accounts and MySQL databases and you can host an unlimited amount of domains. If you would like to offer Fantastico or RVSkins, you’ll need to pay an additional $2 per month for each option. The Plesk Power Pack is also available for an additional $2 monthly fee. For control panels, KnownHost offers Webmin for free, or if you prefer the Plesk 7.5 panel, you can purchase this for an additional $5 monthly fee. CPanel is also available for an additional $7.50 monthly fee. Normally, hosting companies include this option in their plans, so this is a little disappointing, not to mention expensive.

You’ll be able to install any type of software you like on your server and all VPS plans come with Virtuozzo VPS technology and the Virtuozzo Panel for your reseller needs. Full root access is provided, and daily back-ups are included free of charge. Apache, Perl and PHP are pre-installed, and their servers are monitored 24/7.

A support ticket system is available 24/7, but no telephone support is being offered at this time. Y0u’ll also find a helpful knowledgebase and an account management tool in their support area. A Live Assistance Chat is currently being offered, and should help customers who are used to telephone support.

Even with the add-ons, this is a well priced VPS plan that should help site owners who aren’t quite ready for a dedicated solution but need the extra power this type of plan can provide.

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Posted on 03/8/06 2:40 AM

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