At The Open Host, we have developed two powerful shared hosting solutions, built on Linux and open source tools. Our VPS’s have what you need to make your site secure, easy to use, and very, very fast. And we manage the the server for you–that means we handle all server updates, tuning and maintenance–you can just sit back and enjoy.
We will migrate your site to our servers for you.
Our shared hosting servers are carefully optimized and monitored, for the very best performance.
We perform a full backup of all files and databases every day, and we store them for one week on a physically separate server. There are thus always 7 complete backup copies of every site. You can also make a “Personal Backup” of files/databases/emails whenever you want which you can download or restore later.
Our servers run a custom built control panel with a File Manager, MySQL Database Manager, phpMyAdmin, cron Manager, DNS Manager, and more. You thus have full access to your files and database(s) and you can upload whatever modules or themes you want.
We can register domain names for $10 a year with a hosting account purchase and $15 a year for names purchased separately.
All accounts come with unlimited email accounts and with POP3 and IMAP access, plus a web email client. Sites can also use a Google App for email and we can assist with the server settings for that.
We guarantee response to trouble tickets and support questions within one hour, 24 hours a day, all year round. Typical response time is actually under 5 minutes. Our Support Team is among the best (if not the best) in the business. You will not find support as fast, friendly, and solid as ours.
Our servers run Linux (a customized version of Debian). We support PHP, MySQL, Perl, Python and Ruby (on Rails), and we provide a simple to use, custom control panel.
SSL certificates are available in free or paid-for versions for all of our accounts. For more information, see our Free SSL page.
We can host your account on an ssh-enabled server upon request, and then provide you with an ssh login. We have drush pre-installed on such servers and Composer available.
Shared hosting accounts support one website and one website only. Multiple domain names can be added, but they are “parked domains” not “add-on domains” which means that they all resolve to the same document root, i.e. the same website. Our accounts do support subdomains, however, and those would each be a unique site with a unique webroot.