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Website Hosting

Website hosting - or web hosting - is the service that will get your website online. Without website hosting your site is just a collection of inaccessible files. When you buy web hosting you are allocated space on a server to store all the files needed to run your website. The server will send those files through the internet to any website visitors wishing to access your site. No web hosting, no website. More about Hosting

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Package

Personal
Hosting

$4.00*/month
Was $8
  • 10 Websites
  • 50GB Disk Space
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 Database
  • Free Setup
  • Free Domain
  • Free Dedicated IP
  • Free SSL certificate

Preferred
Hosting

$6.50*/month
Was $13
  • UNLIMITED Websites
  • 200GB Disk Space
  • 2500GB Bandwidth
  • UNLIMITED Database
  • Free Setup
  • 1 Free Domain
  • Free Dedicated IP
  • Free SSL certificate

Business
Hosting

$8.00*/month
Was $16
  • UNLIMITED Websites
  • UNLIMITED Disk Space
  • UNLIMITED Bandwidth
  • UNLIMITED Database
  • Free Setup
  • 1 Free Domain
  • 1 Free Dedicated IP
  • Free SSL certificate

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  = unlimited

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Extras +
Addons

Facebook integration

Coming Soon

Integrate your WestHost hosted website with a Facebook fan or business page in just a few clicks, using WestHost's new Facebook fan page service.

Stats2

$2/month

WestHost Stats 2.0 web analytics helps you to learn about your website visitors, where they come from and how they interact with your website. Watch visitors browse your site in real time. Stats2 can be added in your CHI account after hosting purchase

SSL certificates

$33/year or free on Business Packages

Add an SSL certificate to tell your visitors that your site is secure. WestHost offers free basic SSL’s all the way up to the extended validation 'green bar' SSL standard, check out our SSL prices on our SSL page.

Dedicated IP address

$2/month or free on Business packages

Add an IP address no-one else has to your website, essential for your own SSL certificate.

Premium Back-up

Coming Soon

Choose to restore any file, anytime, with a single click. Up to 4 weeks worth of backups stored automatically.

Sitelock

From $1.25/month

Protect your website with daily scans for security vulnerabilities, malware, identity theft and more with SiteLock. Display the SiteLock Secure Seal on your website to show your visitors your website is safe.

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Tech
Specs

Features
Personal
Preferred
Business
Number of websites
10
Free domains **
1
1
Disk Space
50GB
200GB
Email Addresses (main domain only)
100
Email Per Hour
100
100
100
My SQL databases
1
Dedicated IP
$2.00/mo
$2.00/mo
FTP accounts
100
Subdomains
10

** Limited to new or transferred .com, .net, .us, .biz, or .org

  = unmetered to the maximum capacity of the hardware

  = unlimited

All webhosting
packages come with...

 

Apache version
2.4.7
PHP Safe mode
Off
PHP version
5.6.27
Redirects
On
MySQL version
5.6.34
Custom error messages
Architecture
x86_64
Webilizer
Operating System
Linux
AW stats
Ruby on Rails
24 Hour support
Perl
5.10.1
Phone support
phpmyadmin
4.1.8
Video tutorials
cron jobs
On
GUI File manager
SEO tools
Bandwidth
SSH Access
Softaculous App installer
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  = unmetered to the maximum capacity of the hardware

  = unlimited

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is right for you?

Let our web hosting expert help you decide

Personal

I just want a basic website

First personal web hosting plan? This is your package. As hub for affordable web hosting solutions WestHost provides the most complete personal website hosting plan available. With our Personal hosting plan, you'll find just how easy web hosting is. Test-drive our Personal web hosting plan today for a small cost with no obligation!

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Preferred

I want multiple websites and a service I can grow with

Our most popular choice! - The Preferred solution is where power meets affordable Web hosting. You'll be amazed at the speed, performance and power at your fingertips. The Preferred solution combines all the best features with incredible scalability to meet the demands of a growing website. Ideal for bloggers, content management systems and fundamental web development projects, the Preferred solution provides incredible space, bandwidth and freedom for the growing, professional site.

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Business

I rely on my website and I need great performance

Hold on to your keyboard - the Business website hosting plan bundles an amazing amount of features, speed and unprecedented value by throwing out the barriers! If you're looking for a small business web hosting plan to build a powerful, online e-commerce store, look no further; you'll be up and selling in no time. Designed for the business professional, our Business hosting package does it all so your bottom line is nothing but black. Don't need to sell online?

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Website Hosting

Website hosting - or web hosting - is the service that will get your website online. Without website hosting your site is just a collection of inaccessible files. When you buy web hosting you are allocated space on a server to store all the files needed to run your website. The server will send those files through the internet to any website visitors wishing to access your site. No web hosting, no website. More about Hosting

Choose Your
Package

Personal
Hosting

$4.00*/month
Was $8
  • 10 Websites
  • 50GB Disk Space
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 Database
  • Free Setup
  • Free Domain
  • Free Dedicated IP
  • Free SSL certificate

Preferred
Hosting

$6.50*/month
Was $13
  • UNLIMITED Websites
  • 200GB Disk Space
  • 2500GB Bandwidth
  • UNLIMITED Database
  • Free Setup
  • 1 Free Domain
  • Free Dedicated IP
  • Free SSL certificate

Business
Hosting

$8.00*/month
Was $16
  • UNLIMITED Websites
  • UNLIMITED Disk Space
  • UNLIMITED Bandwidth
  • UNLIMITED Database
  • Free Setup
  • 1 Free Domain
  • 1 Free Dedicated IP
  • Free SSL certificate

Need help picking a package? click here

* Monthly prices reflected when buying a 36 month contract (other contract terms available)

* Terms & Conditions Apply

  = unlimited

WestHost Customer Promise

Primary

$4.99*/month
OR
$59.82*/year
Was $119.88
  • 1 Domain Name *
  • 10GB SSD Disk Space
  • Up to 25,000 Monthly Visits
  • 25 x 10GB Pro IMAP Emails Included
  • Backups Included
  • CloudFlare CDN
  • Automatic Malware Removal
  • 50 Optimized Themes Included
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee ***

Pro

$6.48*/month
OR
$77.78*/year
Was $155.88
  • 1 Domain Name *
  • 20GB SSD Disk Space
  • Up to 100,000 Monthly Visits
  • 50 x 10GB Pro IMAP Emails Included
  • Backups Included
  • CloudFlare CDN
  • Automatic Malware Removal
  • 50 Optimized Themes Included
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee ***

Essential

$4.95/month
  • FREE Domain name
  • Responsive Editor
  • 25 Responsive Templates
  • SEO Management included
  • 250MB Storage
  • 10 Pages
  • 1 Email address

Business

$9.95/month
  • FREE Domain name
  • Responsive Editor
  • 100 Responsive Templates
  • SEO Management included
  • Unmetered Storage
  • 100 Pages
  • Unlimited Email address

Business
Unlimited

$13.95/month
  • FREE Domain name
  • Responsive Editor
  • All Responsive Templates
  • SEO Management included
  • Unmetered Storage
  • Unlimited Pages
  • Unlimited Email address

Online Store
Builder 10

$6.95/month
  • Accept Credit / Debit Card / PayPal Payments
  • 10 Ecommerce Products
  • Sell products that have variations like size or color
  • Tag products for easy searching
  • Set Different Delivery Rates
  • Set Different Tax Rates
  • Batch import of Products via CSV

Online Store
Builder 50

$11.95/month
  • Accept Credit / Debit Card / PayPal Payments
  • 50 Ecommerce Products
  • Sell products that have variations like size or color
  • Tag products for easy searching
  • Set Different Delivery Rates
  • Set Different Tax Rates
  • Batch import of Products via CSV

Online Store
Builder
Unlimited

$17.95/month
  • Accept Credit / Debit Card / PayPal Payments
  • Unlimited Ecommerce Products
  • Sell products that have variations like size or color
  • Tag products for easy searching
  • Set Different Delivery Rates
  • Set Different Tax Rates
  • Batch import of Products via CSV

Migration
Services

  • Site & Email Migration
  • DNS Setup
  • Seamless Migration
  • Migration Review
  • Account Management Tutorial
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Hacked
Website
Clean Up &
Hardening

  • Full Website Review, Analysis & Clean-up
  • Malware Protection
  • Admin Support
  • Website Strengthening
  • Password Management
  • Plugin & Application Management
  • Account Updates
  • Update Reminders
  • Blacklist Management
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CMS
Optimization

  • Site Speed-up
  • CloudFlare Setup
  • CMS Optimization & Web Hosting Configuration
  • Security Diagnosis
  • Updates Management
  • Access Control
  • IP Restriction
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Best Features
of WestHost Web Hosting

Plus
Ones

Plus Ones

You can host multiple websites on our shared servers, which your wallet will be happy about. Offerings include ecommerce hosting, shared hosting, and unlimited hosting.

Super
Speed

Super Speed

You'll be able to quickly and easily set-up apps and software in one click. The time you save here will earn you dollars later, after all.

All You
Can Eat

All You Can Eat

We give you plenty of bandwidth and storage options for any type of website, so you can plan to budget in the exact specs you need.

Helping
Hands

Helping Hands

At any point in the process contact our 24/7/365 expert support via chat, phone or email. Our US based agents will help you answer any question in a timely manner.

Frequently
Asked Questions

Does WestHost have a "Control Panel" or some other utility to manage my website?

Yes, WestHost features an enhanced user interface that is fully integrated with cPanel. Our single-sign on control panel gives you access to domain registrations, SSL certificates, and other hosting account features. Our hosting accounts feature cPanel which is the industry leading control panel and provides a rich online environment from where you can manage your web hosting.

Can I add software to my account?

Yes. You have complete control over all aspects of your account, including the installation of software. If you install software not included in your hosting plan, we cannot guarantee its functionality and it will not be supported by our technical support staff. However, because we offer support for Perl, PHP, MySQL, and other programming languages, you have very few limitations when it comes to which software you can install. Finally, WestHost is constantly adding new and exciting software applications that can be installed automatically through the control panel at any time

What is the difference between name-based and IP-based hosting?

Name-based hosting is when hosting sites share a single IP address, with site traffic directed by the server to the appropriate hosting account by examining 'host headers'. IP-based hosting accounts come with a unique IP address that is not shared with anyone else. At any time, for an additional $2 per month, you can convert a name-based account to an IP based account.

Some of the features that require IP based hosting are:

  • Purchasing your own SSL certificate and using your own domain name for SSL access (secure socket layer).
  • Anonymous FTP (file sharing) for your visitors is not possible under name-based hosting.
  • Running scripts or software that requires a unique IP.

How can I change my account from name-based to IP-based?

If your account is on a plan that is name-based and you would like it to be IP-based, you can do so by logging into your control panel at chi.westhost.com and ordering an IP address add-on for your hosting service. The charge for doing this is only $2 per month; or sign up for our Business, Cloud, Reseller, or dedicated server plan and get it for free. It is billed with the same period as the hosting service it applies to.

Can I monitor my disk space and bandwidth usage?

Yes. You may monitor disk space and bandwidth usage from within your cPanel control panel.

How much does additional bandwidth cost?

If you need additional bandwidth for your account you will need to upgrade to a larger plan. You can upgrade to a larger plan through your control panel at chi.westhost.com. The cost will depend upon the plan you select. You can also log into your control panel at any time to view your current bandwidth usage statistics.

Can I upgrade my account if I need to?

Yes. You can upgrade your account at anytime. You will pay the difference between your current account and your new account. There are no extra fees involved in upgrading. You can upgrade your account by logging into your control panel.

How do I transfer files to my website?

Files must be transferred to the Web server via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or your account's Web-based File Manager. If you need FTP, SSH, mail, or other Internet software, visit ZDNet Software Library. ZDNet Software Library is a source for the latest Internet applications with ratings and reviews to help you decide which application is best suited for your needs. An FTP tutorial is also available for beginner users who may not be familiar with FTP. We also provide a Web-based File Manager to make it even easier for you to upload your files.

Will I have unlimited access to update and make changes to my pages?

You have unlimited access via FTP and the Web-based File Manager 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. As such, you can create and maintain your Web pages on your own computer and upload files to your website at your leisure.

How long does it take to set up a new account?

New accounts are guaranteed to be set up within 24 hours from the time we receive your order. Once an account is set up an activation notice will be sent to you via e-mail including your account information. You can begin uploading files to your new website immediately. You will be given a temporary web address to access the site prior to the completion of either domain registration or domain transfer so you can start working with your account right away.

Can I use my account for commercial purposes?

Yes, you can use your account to build and run your business, including e-commerce. The World Wide Web has become an efficient and cost-effective means of making information available to a wide user base, and we encourage our clients to use this flexible medium. The Business plan is the least expensive way to get everything you need to start selling online.

Can I subdivide my space and resell it?

Yes, we do allow you to create subdirectories (http://www.yourdomain.com/something/) which you can use to offer friends or clients space as long as it's within our policy guidelines.

Can you host domain names other than .com .net .org .biz .info and .us?

WestHost can host any domain name. However, we only offer a limited assortment of domains that can be registered or transferred to us. For a list of these domains please visit our order form.

Can I have additional domain names point to my hosting account?

You will have the option to point multiple domains at the same directory (e.g. domain.com and domain.net point to the same place), or to separate directories (e.g. domain1.com to /domain1directory/, domain2.com to /domain2directory/).

What is WestHost's DNS information?

The following below are WestHost's DNS information, you can use this when registering a new domain name or modifying an existing domain name.

Existing domain name

  • Primary Name Server: NS1.WESTSERVERS.NET
  • Primary Name Server IP: 68.169.47.32
  • Secondary Name Server: NS2.WESTSERVERS.NET
  • Secondary Name Server IP: 174.37.130.4

New domain name

  • DNS1.WESTHOST.COM
  • DNS2.WESTHOST.COM
  • DNS3.WESTHOST.COM
Do you offer Internet access?

No, you will need local Internet access in order to access your website and retrieve e-mail from your account.

Do you support Apache JSP or Apache Tomcat?

No, we do not currently offer this option.

Do you require "Forced Advertising" on my website?

No, we do not require any forced advertising on your website. Once you sign up for an account, you have complete control over content and information contained in your website. As long as you stay within our Policy and Guidelines, you can display anything you like.

Do you offer Windows based hosting?

Not at this time. WestHost currently runs all Linux based servers. If you are interested in running windows based hosting please check out our other products = SSD VPS or Dedicated Server.

How is billing handled?

Depending on the plan, you have your choice of quarterly, annually, 2-year, or 3-year billing. By default your hosting fees will automatically be deducted from your credit card each billing interval. If you do not want your credit card automatically charged each billing interval, you can choose to be billed manually. Please note there is a $3.00 processing fee added to each invoice for manual billing.

Do we discount for Non-Profit Organizations?

WestHost will waive the set-up fee for a Non-Profit Organization for Shared Hosting and Dedicated Server orders. WestHost does not waive or discount the monthly hosting fee. We will need to get a copy of your 501(c)(3) Non-Profit status confirmation letter from the IRS. You can fax us a copy of the form or you can e-mail a scanned version of the form to our Accounts Department. When you fill out your order form please indicate in the "notes" section of the order that you have sent us the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit form via fax or email.

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