As digital currencies grow in popularity and acceptance, web hosting companies have been adopting the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, as a method of payment. The anonymity and privacy that is offered by Bitcoin transactions is appealing to a wide variety of web hosting customers. Bypassing financial institutions and government regulations, Bitcoin transactions typically require little or no processing fees and can be used by companies and customers in all countries that have access to the Internet, including countries that do not permit the use of PayPal.
Becoming a more common method of payment since its beginnings in 2008, Bitcoin transactions utilize peer-to-peer technology and open source software, managing transactions within an encrypted network. Bitcoin account holders need only provide an Email address to set up a Bitcoin wallet and transaction details are protected.
The companies below have been verified as accepting Bitcoin in exchange for web hosting services.
Founded in 2004 by a young entrepreneur named Rapalis Kaunas, Hostinger has now become a major player in the web hosting industry. The company now has offices Lithuania and Cyprus as well as data centers in India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Hostinger provides cPanel-based web hosting services which are actually pretty affordable. Starting at $2.15/mo. (renews at $3.99/mo.), you get 10 GB of disk space, 100 GB of bandwidth, PHP and MySQL support.
Listed as Readers' Choice in the 2013 HostReview awards, Namecheap started in 2000 by offering value-priced domain name registration services. Now managing over three million domains for more than a million customers, Namecheap offers hosting services that include shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, and private email hosting. Additional services include SSL certificates, one page websites, and a support center that features how-to videos and live chat. Choose from a data center located in the US or UK for shared hosting plans that start at US$3.98 per month. Business-class SSD shared hosting plans start at US$19.98 per month.
- Locations: Ireland, United States
- Hosting Plans: 3
- Price Range: $6.00 to $24.95/mo.
- Website: https://www.bitcoinwebhosting.net/bitcoin-shared-hosting/
BitcoinWebHosting.net has been offering anonymous, Bitcoin hosting services since 2013. The company has servers located in Dallas, TX as well as in Dublin, Ireland. While BitcoinWebHosting is not into selling cheap, unlimited web hosting, they do not oversell their servers, which is a big plus for them.
All their hosting plans include cPanel, PHP, MySQL, SSD storage, unlimited email accounts and a free domain (except for the Starter plan).
Besides Bitcoins, they also accept Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Monero. Adult content is allowed on their servers as long as it complies with U.S. laws.
Canadian web host, HosterBox, founded in 2005 in Ottawa to offer hosting services on an ultra-fast Gigabyte network, with a short path between server clusters that is guaranteed to never exceed sixty-percent of its capacity for optimum bandwidth. Professional shared website hosting plans start at 3.95$ per month. Domain registration includes free account transfer. Additional hosting services that are provided by HosterBox include reseller hosting, dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, and eCommerce hosting on an infrastructure that has zero single points of failure and a 99.99% uptime money back guarantee.