Simple Machines Forum hosting
Simple Machines Forum Hosting
- Managed cloud hosting optimised for SMF
- Faster sites with 100% SSD storage, HTTP/2 & free CDN
- 24x7x365 expert support
- Easy migrations, no downtime or data loss
All of our Simple Machines Forum Hosting comes with...
- My20i Control Panel
- Unlimited Websites
- Free CDN & Edge Caching
- ElasticSearch & Redis Cache
- Unlimited Team Members
- IPv6 and HTTP/2 Enabled
- PHP OPCache & PHP-FPM
- Unlimited PHP Workers
- Unlimited x 10 GB Mailboxes
Built-in dev tools
- Git Version Control
- Unlimited FTP/SFTP Access
- SSH & SFTP Login Control
- Cron Job Manager
- Unlimited Free Migrations
- PHP Version Control
- Scheduled Tasks
- 80+ One-Click Apps
- Unlimited Databases
- Free SSL Certificates
- Free Daily Backup & Restore
- PCI Compliant Hosting
- Advanced DDoS Protection
- Anti-Bot Protection
- Error & Access logs
- Two-Factor Authentication
- Web Application Firewall
- FTP Security Lock
Simple Machines Forum hosting done right
The first Simple Machines Forum Hosting platform you'll love. And the last one you'll ever need.
No-fuss SMF hosting
Our cloud hosting platform and powerful control panel remove the traditional complexities of building and managing SMF projects. Plus, with our one-click SMF app installer, you can go live in minutes.
Managed cloud hosting built for success
Build, deploy and manage all your sites and apps with lightning-fast, multi-platform cloud hosting. Perfect for agencies, ecommerce stores, developers, multi-site hosting and high traffic sites. Advanced multi-site management features and filters put you firmly in control, no matter how many sites you have. It’s a huge time (and sanity) saver. Deploy unlimited websites to launch as many new projects as you want.
Optimised PHP for rapid content delivery
We’ve optimised PHP to make every website on our PHP 7 & 8 ready platform load even faster; we aren’t subject to the limits imposed by old-school hosting. Our developers have customised PHP-FPM and OPcache to ensure that your website gets the resources it needs, even if it’s really busy. As we’re not constrained by CloudLinux, we don’t have to impose limits on cores, memory, bandwidth and processes.
Global data centre locations
Deliver an even faster experience for your forum members with our global data centres and CDN nodes serving lightning-fast speeds wherever your traffic is coming from.
Intuitive, flexible and powerful Simple Machines Forum hosting management
Build, scale and maintain all your sites and apps at a glance with My20i. Custom-built for advanced Simple Machines Forum management; no command line, cPanel or licence fees required.
Single UI For Everything
Manage all your cloud servers, websites, databases, domains, email, backups, CDN, SSL certificates and more all from our powerful dashboard; My20i.
Quickly spin up servers, launch/pause sites, install scripts and more. Clone entire cloud servers or make individual copies of websites with just the a click of a button.
Monitor key data for all of your WordPress sites such as bandwidth usage, disk I/O, load average and more.
Set-up unlimited team members with specific account roles and feature access. Create unlimited SFTP credentials for your team.
Time-Saving Dev Tools
Git Version Control, SSH, SFTP, PHP version control, no cap on PHP Workers, phpMyAdmin, remote MySQL access, scheduled tasks and much more.
Web Acceleration Suite
Optimise images and code to improve site speed without any bloaty plugins. Do it all at the server level with just a few clicks. Create templates to apply your preferred settings for new sites.
Have more questions? Talk to our Simple Machines Forum Hosting Experts
Expert UK support
Hosting fanatics who know it all inside and out.
We are the top-rated host on Trustpilot.
Fast & accurate
Quick responses and resolutions for all your questions.
Don't just take our word for it
Thousands of happy agencies love our platform and customer support
Unlimited one-click migrations
Zero downtime and no risk of data loss
Migrate unlimited websites from other web hosts in a matter of minutes.
- Move websites, databases and emails to 20i automatically
- Preserve all folders, files, scripts, emails, databases and other data exactly as-is
- Choose exactly what you want to migrate and when
Read more about our Migration Centre.
Green web hosting powered by 100% renewable energy
We’re committed to making sure our hosting is as green as can be
All our hosting is powered by 100% renewable energy, which means all your sites and apps are too. That's great news for you and the environment.
Green Data Centre
Our data centre has an extremely low PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of 1.12. Plus, our Autoscaling Cloud Hosting only uses the resources it needs, so no energy is wasted.
Low Carbon Footprint
Our office also runs on renewable energy with its own solar farm. We also have a paperless office, cycle to work scheme, and recycle all our waste.
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Simple Machines Forum Hosting FAQs
Is it easy to install SMF?
Installing Simple Machines Forum on 20i is very easy. Simple Machines Forum is available as a one-click install app within My20i, so you can be up and running in minutes.
Can I scale my SMF hosting server?
Yes, upgrading or downgrading is quick and easy and can be done any time from within our control panel, My20i.
Will you help me migrate my SMF hosting to 20i?
Our dedicated Migration Centre can easily migrate your sites from other web hosts. Migrate in minutes, not hours or days and preserve all folders, files, scripts, emails, databases and other data exactly as-is. There are no limits and it is totally free. We’re also on hand to help at any time.
Where are your data centres?
We have multiple data centres in the UK and the USA. You can choose between having your website(s) hosted in the UK or USA when you set up your hosting. We also have our free CDN, which will store copies of your public site content at data centres around the world. So your website will load quickly – for everyone!