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:
- Daily Mail
- 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...
- Unbiased reviews of hosting providers from users just like you
- A proprietary tool to compare hosting providers
- Comprehensive resources for webmasters
- A frequently updated blog to help you stay informed
- Coupons for hosting to help you save money while running your business
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)
- Business Insider
- RT.com / Russia Today
- Huffington Post
TV & Radio
- ABC, Australia
- Talk 910, San Francisco
- Radio FFN Germany
We're different from most hosting reviews sites. Read up on the ethos behind the site.
Our Reviews Are Different. Here's Why...
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.
Want the inside track on the site's history? See our timeline.
Please use our contact form. Hint: we don't host your website. No, really.
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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.
2007: The Good Ol' Days
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!