What is WhoIsHostingThis.com?

While the Internet has brought variety and countless options into our lives, it also makes it difficult to choose the right options, whether it's in buying a pair of shoes or choosing a good hosting provider.

Well, we can't help you with the shoe shopping, but WhoIsHostingThis.com was created to help you make educated decisions when purchasing hosting for your website. While we specialize in providing hosting reviews from other site owners just like you, as well as webmaster resources to help you get the most out of your online experience.

We also offer an easy-to-use hosting comparison tool, and let's not forget our blog, where you'll find all kinds of interesting news and tips. Oh, and if you're looking for coupons, we've got you covered.

Our goal is simple - to provide you with the highest quality information on webmaster and website management topics to help you stay informed and ahead of the curve.

Where Have I Heard Of You Guys...?

Since launching in 2008, we've had media coverage in dozens countries, via news outlets such as Time, New York Times, TechCrunch, and others:

  • LifeHacker
  • Daily Mail
  • Metro
  • Mashable
  • VentureBeat
  • ProBlogger
  • Business Insider

Why We're Different

Our goal is to help entrepreneurs and webmasters select the best hosting for their websites, and to help them learn as much as possible about managing their online presence. That means...

Key Facts

Notable Media Mentions

We've had press in dozens of countries. Here are some of our favorites...

Newspapers & Magazines

  • New York Times
  • Time Magazine
  • Daily Mail
  • Metro (UK)
  • Metro (Sweden)


  • NBC
  • Forbes
  • VentureBeat
  • LifeHacker
  • Mashable
  • Moz.com
  • Entrepreneur.com
  • Business Insider
  • TechCrunch
  • RT.com / Russia Today
  • Huffington Post
  • LifeHack.org
  • BusinessIntelligence.com
  • MediaBisto
  • ProBlogger
  • BGR.com

TV & Radio

  • ABC, Australia
  • Talk 910, San Francisco
  • Radio FFN Germany

Our Ethos

We're different from most hosting reviews sites. Read up on the ethos behind the site.

Our Reviews Are Different. Here's Why...

In short: we aim to publish honest, useful hosting reviews, not dishonest, misleading ones. Please allow us to explain, then make up your own mind.

Meet The Team

It's published by Quality Nonsense Ltd, a web publishing company based in London. We employ a crack team of webmasters, programmers, designers and more in the UK & Canada. Why not meet the team?

How Is The Site Funded?

Our full disclosure page explains exactly how we pay the bills. Yes, it involves referral fees and affiliate deals. No, it's not an attempt to sell you junk. Learn how we're funded and decide for yourself.

Site Timeline

Want the inside track on the site's history? See our timeline.

Contact Us

Please use our contact form. Hint: we don't host your website. No, really.

Our Newsletter?

Our newsletters, RSS feeds, Twitter feeds etc can all be found on our 'subscribe' page.

Browser Plugins

Please see our plugins page.

Spread The Word

Want to help spread the word? Welcome to the team! Please see our spread the word page.

What's Your Privacy Policy?

Our privacy policy is simple - we hate spam as much as you, and promise not to sell, rent or otherwise misuse the details you share with us. Feel free to read the full text of our privacy policy.


Looking for our mirrors of popular open source projects? Please see our our mirrors page to learn more.

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WhoIsHostingThis.com Timeline

Trust is really important to us. If you met us at college, we'd be the ones talking about commitment and long term relationships.

If you don't trust us, you won't use our services, recommend us to friends, save us in your bookmarks or send us those warm fuzzy feelings of approval that we crave.

So as well as introducing our team and how the site is funded, we want you to understand where this site has come from.

2007: The Good Ol' Days

Back in summer '07, the site was launched by two guys- Stan Schroeder and Gordan Orlic. Stan now blogs at Mashable, while Gordan runs many Croatian websites, such as WhoIs.Com.hr.

The original design was pretty basic. Back then, WIHT only offered the 'Find a Host' service so the design just has a central search box. Simple & effective.

2008: New Management

In the summer of 2008, WhoIsHostingThis.com was acquired by London-based Quality Nonsense Ltd (um, that's us).

We run a network of sites for webmasters. The company employs a crack team of programmers, webmasters, designers and writers and is run by a guy called Richard.

When Quality Nonsense bought WIHT, Richard and the rest of the team had some big ideas on how to make it a better service. It wasn't long before the simple host-check feature was complimented by the following features:

Obviously, all these new features meant the design had to develop - hence the fresh look for the site. It managed to fit in all the new features without looking cluttered or detracting from the central tool.

2009: A Work In Progress

In 2009, we decided it was time for a complete overhaul. Feedback said our users didn't know about a lot of the extra features that on offer, and we wanted to fix that.

This meant another redesign, this time by DesignBuzz.

Several months and some serious hard graft later, it was ready to go live just in time for Christmas.

2010: Redesign Launch

The new design launched at the beginning of 2010. We don't want to get too gushy about all this, but the redesign was a real labour of love; we're incredibly proud to see that all our hard work paid off and that WIHT is now going from strength to strength.

We're constantly working on the site, so if you find anything wrong or have any feedback, please do get in touch!