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About Us

Most webmaster tools struggle to answer one simple question: "Who really hosts a website?".

Who Is Hosting This is the destination site for this data, serving millions of queries since launch in 2007.

The site expanded to offer unbiased hosting reviews, coupons and blog. Hosting price/feature comparison launches in summer 2009.

As of July 2009, we serve 77,000+ visits and 150,000+ page views on a monthly basis.

Advertising sales are handled by Bravenet Media. Please send enquiries via our ad enquiry form or call (250) 954 3203.

About Our Users

We have a tech-savvy webmaster audience hungry for unbiased information on web hosting (take a look what our users say about us). Here's a snapshot of our users:

  • 50% webmasters
  • 18% management or director level
  • 84% male
  • 71% 16-34 years
  • 54% use the site at least once/week
  • 3/4 from UK, US, Australia and Canada.
(Demographic data is from our April 2009 survey of 400+ users)

As Recommended By...

The site has been recommended by the world's top technology sites, including the New York Times, and

Premium Host Profiles

Getting listed on our site is an easy and cost-effective way to drive laser-targeted traffic. Just take a look at what our users say to see why the New York Times, LifeHacker and Download Squad love the site.

Want to see your host featured across Who Is Hosting This? To recap, that means:

Alas, without a profile for your hosting company, our users see this 'no host profile' page with an ad for one of your competitors instead.

Contact us via the form below to get setup with a premium host profile pronto!


We offer 'sponsored host' exposure in various positions across the site, including:

Prices vary inline with the level of exposure required, so please contact us to discuss how we can tailor a package to fit your budget. Here is an example 'sponsored host' promotion for InMotion Hosting:

Banner Ads: 468x60px

468x60 banner ads are available in selected locations across the site. These are served via OpenX ad server, so can be targeted by a wide variety of metrics.

We offer banners in the following positions across the site:

Sponsored Newsletters

We're not big on regular solus emails. Instead, we offer cobranded newsletters to promote your service or product, each lovingly crafted in our own trademark house style. That means, instead of hitting 'delete', our users read and engage. Net result: you get your message across to more users.

Here's an examples newsletter. Please visit the 'subscribe' page to sign up yourself.

Something Else?

Let us know what kind of ads you are looking for, and we'll do our best to meet your requirements. We'll then provide a custom proposal to meet your company's specific requirements.

Contact Our Sales Team

APlease send enquiries via our ad enquiry form to discuss how we can work together. Thanks!