Choose your perfect Simple Machines Forum hosting plan
Powerful, reliable and easy to use Simple Machines Forum hosting for every occasion.
Top rated Simple Machines Forum cloud hosting ideal for personal and small business websites. Everything you need to build and manage super-fast sites quickly and easily.Learn more
Managed VPS Hosting for I/O intensive sites and apps. Dedicated hardware delivering maximum speed and reliability, plus no server over selling, ever. Install Simple Machines Forum in just one click.Learn more
Host clients on lightning-fast & ultra-reliable cloud hosting. One price & host unlimited websites – no ‘per site’ fees. Offer Simple Machines Forum as a one-click install app (or use it yourself).Learn more
Our Simple Machines Forum Hosting comes with…
- 100% SSD Autoscaling Web Hosting
- Free Daily Backup & Restore
- No LVE Limits
- Powered By 100% Renewable Energy
- PCI Compliant Hosting
- IPv6 and HTTP/2 Enabled
- My20i Control Panel
- 24x7x365 Expert UK Support
- Free CDN & Edge Caching
- Integrated Git Version Control
- Two-Factor Authentication
- 1 Tbps+ DDoS Protection
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
- Free Wildcard SSL Certificates
- PHP 5x, 7x, and 8x
- Unlimited Subdomains
- Unlimited FTP/SFTP Access
- 80+ One-Click Apps Inc. Simple Machines Forum
What you can expect from 20i Simple Machines Forum hosting
Our Simple Machines Forum hosting combines the industry’s best platform with expert customer support.
Get the speed, security and reliability your apps and websites deserve.
Autoscaling Cloud Hosting
The resources of an entire platform, not just one server. Our proprietary autoscaling technology delivers resource boosts exactly when you need them.
Our support team are all passionate about Simple Machines Forum. They fix things fast and speak plain English. This shows in our amazing reviews and perfect Trustpilot score!
Built for maximum speed
The fastest Simple Machines Forum Hosting around, with 100% SSD storage, HTTP/2, free global CDN (no bandwidth limits), no LVE limits, Google-based DNS and NGINX edge cache engine. Plus, our proprietary PHP optimisation makes your sites even faster.
Website acceleration suite
Optimise images and code to improve site speed in a just a few clicks with our custom-built Website Acceleration Suite. Over 40 different features or use our ‘one-click’ optimisation.
Easy hosting management
My20i is our custom made control panel, designed to put you in control. It’s like cPanel, but better (and free). By not being restricted by cPanel, we can offer more features and better performance.
We’ve left no stone unturned to secure your sites. Every plan is PCI compliant and comes with malware scanning, 1 Tbps+ DDoS protection, web application firewall, brute force login protection, FTP security lock and 2FA.
Simple Machines Forum hosting done right
Unleash the true potential of Simple Machines Forum with 20i Hosting.
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.
Autoscaling cloud hosting built for success
All our hosting services use our proprietary autoscaling technology. No other company has access to this.
Our resources react to demand automatically with your bandwidth, memory and processing power scaled up or down instantly – this is what makes them true ‘elastic cloud’.
Websites controlled by cPanel are restricted to single servers. With other hosts, if you share a server with a busy site, it will affect your site too.
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.
Number 1 for support
Simple Machines Forum Hosting support from the best in the business.
Our Simple Machines Forum Hosting specialists have your back. Our experts are on hand to get any issue resolved quickly, whatever the problem.
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.
Quick and easy web hosting migrations
Zero downtime and no risk of data loss
Migrating to 20i from other web hosts is easy with our Migration Centre.
- Free, unlimited migrations
- Migrate in minutes, not hours or days
- Preserve all folders, files, scripts, emails, databases and other data exactly as-is
- Choose exactly what you want to migrate and when
Frustration-free Simple Machines Forum hosting with My20i
My20i is the most advanced web hosting control panel around. It’s like cPanel, but better (and free).
My20i is our custom made web hosting control panel, designed to put you in control. By not being restricted to cPanel, we can offer more features and better performance.
Deploy, manage and optimise all your Simple Machines Forum websites in just a few clicks (on any device) with My20i.
Familiar enough if you have used other control panels, but refreshingly user-friendly and packed full of features you’ll love using.Read more about My20i
Control all your web hosting from one place. My20i includes a complete file manager, DNS manager, SSH access, backups manager, phpMyAdmin, FTP control, 80+ one-click installs and much more.
My20i makes finding features hassle-free. Touch-focused icons, drop-down menus, a quick-add menu and a powerful search bar offer a range of options to get you where you need, fast.
Use My20i to manage our global content delivery network (CDN). Included free with all web hosting, your content will be stored at data centres around the world. This global edge caching means that your site will load quickly, everywhere.
The CDN also includes our Website Acceleration Suite, which reduces web page loading times by optimising images and code for speed. It’s great for SEO. It’s available as a one-click set-up or you can experiment with over 40 different settings.Read more about our free CDN
Set-up and manage your email from within My20i. Alternatively, our email works with all mail clients, including those from Microsoft, Google, Apple and Mozilla.
Our email includes webmail, so you can view your messages anywhere, at any time. It uses IMAP, so you can synchronise your mailboxes across desktop, tablet and mobile.
We use the latest tech to ensure that the email you send is delivered safely, and the email you receive is spam-free. All email is encrypted in transit using TLS for security and privacy. Additionally, we use 3 layers of inbound spam and virus scanning; Network-level, virus scanning and content-based scans.Read more about our email hosting
Our domain names are amazing value for money every day, not just short term price promotions. Save up to 50% on your .com and .co.uk domains compared to other hosts.
We’ve made managing 100 domain names as easy as managing 1. All your DNS records can be controlled from My20i: from A and CNAME to TXT and SRV. Our nameservers use Google’s reliable global network to deliver quick responses.
All 20i web hosting includes free wildcard SSL certificates to secure your site. You can also purchase paid SSLs direct from us.
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.
What if my web sites have high traffic?
We host some of the busiest sites in the world - so you won’t have any worries there! Our self-built platform grows with your website and business. It ‘autoscales’ - meaning that even if your site receives a sudden spike in traffic, it will be able to handle it.
The magic comes from our load-balancers. They’re constantly monitoring all requests to our network. When a website receives a large number of hits it’s quickly isolated and moved to its own dedicated backend. This keeps your business running quickly at the most critical of times, but also means that your neighbours on our shared hosting aren’t affected by your spikes in traffic.
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!
What are the benefits of My20i over cPanel?
The reason we built a bespoke control panel is because cPanel doesn’t allow for load-balancing and autoscaling in the way we use it. With 20i your site isn’t restricted to one single server, which is how cPanel is configured. It uses the whole datacentre’s server resources as needed and scales automatically. So you’re not affected by spikes in traffic, or what other people are doing on the same server.