About Host

Host is the 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.

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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.

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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.

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Meet Our Team

Hunter Nelson


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


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.

Host is founded by Matt Heaton and Danny Ashworth.


Over 500,000 domains registered on Host.


One million domains registered on Host.


Host becomes a member of Endurance International Group.


Launch of VPS and Dedicated Hosting solutions.


Host begins to offer services overseas.


Optimized Hosting for WordPress released.


Cloudsites released.