WhoIsHostingThis.com: Our Flagship Site

Our flagship website is WhoIsHostingThis.com, a buyer’s guide to web hosting.

We’ve published 1+ million words of real user reviews of web hosting brands, as well as guides on everything from how to start a blog to how to disappear online.

The History of WhoIsHostingThis.com

WIHT was launched in the summer of 2007, by Stan Schroeder and Gordan Orlic. It was a one page tool that let users find the web host a website was using. The design was basic – but the site really took off. It looked like this:-

WIHT in 2007

We noticed the tool’s soaring popularity and untapped potential, and acquired the site in summer of 2008, and started working hard to offer more value to our growing number of visitors.

We added reviews of major web hosting brands, coupons, a webmaster forum (since retired), and a blog during the site’s first major redesign.

WIHT in 2008

In 2010, the site transformed again:-

WIHT in 2014

Since then, we’ve continued to listen to user feedback as the site evolves, but the core functionality has remained very similar.

After many tweaks to the site, we arrived at the site as it is today in 2018.

WIHT in 2018

Here are some of our most popular pages:

WIHT top hosts

WhoIsHostingThis provides advanced features that allow visitors to find the perfect host for them.

This starts with categorising hosts and designing a filtering tool.

WIHT filters

Visitors can narrow down hosts by:

  • Specialist features (eg, green hosting, podcast hosting)
  • Supported content management systems (eg, WordPress, Drupal, etc.)
  • Payment options
  • Disk space and bandwidth
  • Easy installs of over 70 platforms, like Drupal and Moodle
  • Operating systems, like Linux, Windows, Debian, Ubuntu, and Red Hat
  • Control Panels, like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin and OpenVZ
  • Support for scripting and languages (30 options to use as filters)
  • Server location

Need a host that offers Tomcat JSP in Europe that, supports Django or accepts bitcoin payments? We got you covered.

We also offer other free webmaster tools:

Press Coverage

WIHT media mentions

Over the years, WIHT has been mentioned in a wide variety of publications, including online, print, and radio.

Here is a brief list of press that have covered WIHT that we’re most proud of.

WordPress Daily Mail
NBC Metro (UK and Sweden)
Forbes New York Times
Business Insider neilpatel.com
TechCrunch Entrepreneur.com
Huffington Post VentureBeat
LifeHacker LifeHack.org
MediaBistro BusinessIntelligence.com
ProBlogger BGR.com
Time Magazine MakeUseOf.com

A Remote Team of Experts

Almost all of our team run their own websites, and many of our writers and editors code, too. We’re always looking for new talent to work for through remote jobs page.

Partnership Inquiries

We’re happy to hear from our users, press or potential partners. You can get in touch with the team through the contact page on www.WhoIsHostingThis.com.


Date published

13 October, 2018