Get free web hosting with every domain at 20i.
Anyone for free web hosting?
We don’t put any limits on who can use our hosting. It’s open to all - for zero pence!
Charity web hosting
The best web hosting for small charities. Host your site for free so more money goes straight to the cause.
Free blog hosting
More people are seeing the benefit of having the control and freedom you get through a personal blog.
Small business web hosting
We allow commercial use. So, for a startup or small business it makes sense to have free, PCI-compliant UK hosting for your website.
Personal web hosting
You might want to use our free hosting for a portfolio or CV site? Or a private password-protected online presence for your family and friends.
One limit: your imagination
You can create any kind of website with our free apps. Such as forums, bulletin boards, radio sites, school materials, test projects - it’s up to you.
A hosting service for the 2020s from 20i
Your free hosting will be on the same high-performance platform as our paid plans.
Free CDN and Website Acceleration
Your site’s content will be cached in data centres around the world, making for faster loading speeds for all your users. Our Website Acceleration Suite can optimise your code and content automatically, reducing load times.Free CDN
Load balancing and autoscaling
Our load balancing means that other sites on our shared platform won’t slow your site down. Our resources autoscale, so that your site has access to a multi-server platform if it becomes busy. Your site isn’t confined to a single server at 20i.20i Platform
My20i control panel
Our easy-to-use My20i free control panel makes website management a breeze. Manage files, set up databases and emails, register domains or install free software. Everything you need can be controlled from your phone, tablet or desktop.My20i
You’re covered by no-compromise security. Our protection includes malware scans, 2FA, SSLs, anti-DDoS, WAF, password tools and email spam controls.Secure Hosting
The UK’s most trusted web host: rated #1 for customer service
Your favourite website app is one click away
You can choose from 80+ popular free apps that will enhance your website, whether your site is a shop, a blog, a forum or anything else. Install them in seconds!
MOST POPULAR APPS
- Agora Cart
- B2 Evolution
- Bamboo Invoice
- CMS Made Simple
- Craft CMS
- Dot Project
- Expression Engine
- Feng Office
- Flux BB
- Form Tools
- Forma LMS
- Geek Log
- GNU Social
- Help Centre Live
- Invoice Ninja
- Invoice Plane
- IQ Desk
- Lime Survey
- Media Wiki
- Nucleus CMS
- October CMS
- Open Web Analytics
- OS Commerce
- PHP Coin
- PHP Form Generator
- PHP Free Chat
- PHP Fusion
- PHP List
- PHP Mailer
- PHP My FAQ
- PHP Nuke
- Revive Adserver
- Simple Machines Forum
- Trouble Ticket Express
Where’s the catch?
We know it sounds too good to be true…but there’s a reason why we offer our hosting for free.
In the end, we’re a business. So we give away our hosting in the hope that it might lead to you spending with us, if your website is a success. It’s as simple as that.
It’s like an unlimited free trial of our high-spec, high speed hosting. If your site expands and becomes popular, you can upgrade to one of our Web Hosting, WordPress Hosting or Managed VPS packages, which offer more freedom and resources.
You will need a domain name. You can transfer one over to us or search for a new domain now, priced from £5.99/year.search for a domain
What you don’t get
In the interests of full disclosure, here are the things that aren’t included with our free web hosting services:
You can’t create subdomains for your site, such as blog.your-domain.co.uk or shop.your-domain.co.uk
Our drag-and-drop website builder is off limits. You still get access to 80+ free website tools - including CMS like WordPress and Drupal - which can be installed in one click.
Secure Shell network access is needed for server admin tasks or to install complex scripts. Most websites won’t need it.
Our suite of features for WordPress staging and management is only available on our managed WordPress packages. You’ll still get full access to all the same features that come with a standard WordPress install.
Otherwise, you get the same features as our paid packages, subject to the limits stated above.
Get started with the best Free Hosting
1. Sign Up
There’s no charge to sign up to 20i’s award-winning hosting. Once you’ve confirmed your email, you can take our My20i control panel for a spin.
2. Register or Transfer a Domain Name
You’ll need an address for your website. So you’ll need to register a new domain or transfer a domain you already have. Some domains are free to transfer, so you may not need to pay anything.
3. Activate your Free Hosting
Add the hosting package to your domain. You’ll get fast shared hosting for one site, including free email, generous SSD storage and enough bandwidth to run a small business or blog.
Frequently asked questions about our Free Web Hosting
Find answers to some frequently asked questions about web hosting:
Why do I need a domain?
A domain name is essential for any website, so web browsers can find it. Domain names are available for less than 12p a week through 20i, so they aren’t expensive. To get your free hosting, you can either buy a domain through us, or transfer-over one that you already own.
It’s free hosting, why do you need a payment card?
There may be no need to make a payment, but we still need to take credit or debit card details. This is for security: 20i is committed to combating internet fraud. It also helps prove that you’re over 18, which you need to be to own a domain.
How do I upgrade?
If you’re using our free hosting but you need extra features like more storage or email addresses, it’s a simple matter of choosing a package in My20i, and transferring to it. There will be no downtime.
You can upgrade to one of our Linux hosting packages if you want a drag-and-drop site builder, or if you’re using WordPress, we’d recommend our WordPress-optimised managed hosting. If you want ultimate performance and freedom, we’d recommend one of our Managed VPS.
Can I use your free hosting to run a business?
Yes, there are no limits on which web apps you install, such as shopping carts and contact forms. So the site can be used for any purpose. If your business is a success and you start receiving lots of traffic, we’d recommend that you upgrade to one of our paid plans.
Where are your data centres?
Our primary data centres are in the UK and USA. They’re fully secure and Payment Card Industry compliant. Also, by using the 20i Free CDN, you can store copies of your public content at data centres around the world. People visiting from locations outside of the UK and US will still experience a fast-loading website.
When you activate your free hosting, you can choose whether you want your site hosted in the UK or USA.