About Host

Host is a leading web solutions and services provider. Since our establishment in 2003, Host has continually innovated new ways to deliver on our mission: to empower people to fully harness the web. Based in Chicago, Illinois, we provide comprehensive tools to millions of users throughout the world so anyone, novice or pro, can get on the web and thrive.


Founded in 2003


Host was founded by Matt Heaton and Danny Ashworth in Chicago, Illinois.

Supporting websites


We power websites all over the world and support thousands more every day.

Helping our customers


Our vast team is dedicated to helping our customers around the clock, 24/7.

What We Do

A Better Web for All

Our work is not just about getting people online. It's about creating a better, safer web for everyone in the process. We fight spammers, block pornography, and invest in countless open source projects to help push the internet to its full potential. We promote web civility and do all we can to foster a safe place where the young and old, novice and pro, can fully harness the web to accomplish great things.


Complete Web Solutions


Our best-in-class solutions are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers. All fully-managed, solutions empower novice users with tools that are simple to use, and help save time and energy normally associated with maintenance.

Extensive Tools


Integrated into every Host account, a suite of add-on products and resources enhance our customers' ability to build an online presence as unique as they are. These tools provide additional security, power, speed, and functionality and are offered a la carte as well as in bundles and packages.

Expert Support


No one knows the web better than we do. We understand not only how it works, but more importantly how it can be used as a tool to bring our customers' online vision to life. Our in-house experts are available 24/7 to answer any and all questions so anyone can safely shoot for the moon.

Meet Our Team

Hunter Nelson

CEO

Rena Murray

Director of Marketing

Justin Stone

Sr. Director of Operations

Polly Bridges

VP of Customer Service

Philip Abbott

VP of Sales

Lela Cunningham

Director of Customer Experience

Our History

Host was founded in 2003 with one goal in mind: to create a better hosting company. Our founders aimed to deliver comprehensive web solutions by crafting a custom platform that paired advanced features with a simple, no-nonsense experience. Since then, Host's dedication to quality has earned the respect of customers and partners all over the world.


Dec 2003


Host is founded by Matt Heaton and Danny Ashworth.

Aug 2007


Over 500,000 domains registered on Host.

June 2008


One million domains registered on Host.

Dec 2003


Host becomes a member of Endurance International Group.

April 2013


Launch of VPS and Dedicated hosting solutions.

Oct 2013


Host begins to offer services overseas.

May 2014


Optimized Hosting for WordPress released.

July 2015


Cloudsites released.