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  • Absolutely free hosting, with no ads
  • Email, SSL certificate, world-class security, CDN & more
  • The same reliable, lightning-fast UK platform as our paid hosting
Georgie Barrat – Host of The Gadget Show
Georgie Barrat

Tech Journalist and Broadcaster - uses 20i web hosting

Get free web hosting with every domain at 20i.

Free cloud hosting

  • Free
    10 GB SSD storage space for one website
    Free
    SSL Certificate
    Free
    Over 70 site-builder apps including WordPress
    Free
    Email - 100 email addresses with 10 GB mailboxes
    Free
    1 GB MySQL database
    Free
    250 MB monthly bandwidth
    Free
    Transfer of ‘*.uk’ domains
    Free
    Content Delivery Network
    Free
    Website Acceleration Suite
  • Use a New or Existing Domain
    No Adverts or Pop-Ups
    World-Beating Hosting Platform
    Choose either a UK or USA data centre

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
Highly secure

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

Free Hosting Features

  • Key Features
  • Number of Websites
  • SSD Web Storage
  • Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1 GB MySQL Databases
  • Free Wildcard SSL Certificate
  • Web Hosting Features
  • Website Builder
  • My20i: Optimised for Desktop, Tablet & Phone
  • Backup & Restore your Website & Databases
  • Subdomains
  • FTP/SFTP accounts
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • Online File Manager
  • SSH Access
  • Directory Indexing
  • One Click G-Suite Setup
  • PCI Compliant Servers
  • Sitemap Generator
  • Custom errors
  • Security Features
  • Automatic Malware Scanning
  • 1 Tbps+ DDoS Protection
  • FTP Security Lock
  • Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
  • Block visitors by IP or Country
  • File Permissions Checker
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Website Password Manager
  • Hotlink Protection
  • Brute-Force Login Protection
  • Email Features
  • 10 GB Mailboxes
  • Catch-All Address Support
  • Email Forwarders
  • Autoresponders
  • Webmail
  • Antivirus & Antispam protection
  • Email Blacklist & Whitelist Management
  • Mailbox Autodiscover Support
  • DKIM Email Authentication
  • Email Subaddressing
  • Data Centre & Cloud Platform
  • Load-Balanced & Redundant
  • Edge Caching for Speed
  • Global CDN
  • Website Acceleration Suite
  • Autoscaling Platform Resources
  • Google-Based DNS servers
  • UK and US Data Centres
  • 10 Gb Network with Multiple Internet Connections
  • Redundant Power Supplies, UPS and Generators
  • 24 × 7 × 365 Onsite Technicians
  • Biometric Security, CCTV and Firewalls
  • Account Statistics & Reporting
  • Access/Error/Bandwidth Logs
  • Website Hit Graphs
  • Mailbox Size Reports
  • MySQL Database Reports
  • Disk Usage Graphs
  • Bandwidth Graphs
  • Packages Added/Removed Reports
  • Web Hosting Software
  • PHP 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0
  • Popular PHP modules: PDO, SOAP, MBString, Mcrypt, XML
  • PHP Ioncube Loader
  • Perl and Python
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Manage IIS Applications
  • Classic ASP
  • ASP.NET 3.5 / 4.5
FREE PREMIUM WEBSITE HOSTING
Ideal for new businesses, small charities and personal sites.
  • Key Features  
  • Number of Websites
    1
  • SSD Web Storage
    10 GB
  • Monthly Bandwidth
    250 MB
  • 1 GB MySQL Databases
    1
  • Free Wildcard SSL Certificate
    Yes
  • Hosting Features
  • Website Builder
    No
  • My20i: Optimised for Desktop, Tablet & Phone
    Yes
  • Backup & Restore your Website & Databases
    Yes
  • Subdomains
    No
  • FTP/SFTP accounts
    No
  • Scheduled Tasks
    No
  • Online File Manager
    Yes
  • SSH Access
    No
  • Directory Indexing
    Yes
  • One Click G-Suite Setup
    Yes
  • PCI Compliant Servers
    Yes
  • Sitemap Generator
    Yes
  • Custom errors
    Yes
  • Security Features
  • Automatic Malware Scanning
    Yes
  • 1 Tbps+ DDoS Protection
    Yes
  • FTP Security Lock
    Yes
  • Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
    Yes
  • Block visitors by IP or Country
    Yes
  • File Permissions Checker
    Yes
  • Web Application Firewall
    Yes
  • Website Password Manager
    Yes
  • Hotlink Protection
    Yes
  • Brute-Force Login Protection
    Yes
  • Email Features
  • 10 GB Mailboxes
    100
  • Catch-All Address Support
    Yes
  • Email Forwarders
    Unlimited
  • Autoresponders
    100
  • Webmail
    100
  • Antivirus & Antispam protection
    Yes
  • Email Blacklist & Whitelist Management
    Yes
  • Mailbox Autodiscover Support
    Yes
  • DKIM Email Authentication
    Yes
  • Email Subaddressing
    Yes
  • Data Centre & Cloud Platform
  • Load-Balanced & Redundant
    Yes
  • Edge Caching for Speed
    Yes
  • Global CDN
    Yes
  • Website Acceleration Suite
    Yes
  • Autoscaling Platform Resources
    Yes
  • Google-Based DNS servers
    Yes
  • UK and US Data Centres
    Yes
  • 10 Gb Network with Multiple Internet Connections
    Yes
  • Redundant Power Supplies, UPS and Generators
    Yes
  • 24 × 7 × 365 Onsite Technicians
    Yes
  • Biometric Security, CCTV and Firewalls
    Yes
  • Account
  • Access/Error/Bandwidth Logs
    Yes
  • Website Hit Graphs
    Yes
  • Mailbox Size Reports
    Yes
  • MySQL Database Reports
    Yes
  • Disk Usage Graphs
    Yes
  • Bandwidth Graphs
    Yes
  • Packages Added/Removed Reports
    Yes
  • Web Hosting Software
  • PHP 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0
    Yes
  • Popular PHP modules: PDO, SOAP, MBString, Mcrypt, XML
    Yes
  • PHP Ioncube Loader
    Yes
  • Perl and Python
    Yes
  • phpMyAdmin
    Yes
  • Manage IIS Applications
    No
  • Classic ASP
    No
  • ASP.NET 3.5 / 4.5
    No

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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
WordPress
Joomla!
Magento
OpenCart
PrestaShop
WHMCS
Drupal
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  • CMS Made Simple
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  • CubeCart
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  • Dolphin
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  • Feng Office
  • Flarum
  • Flux BB
  • Form Tools
  • Forma LMS
  • FreshRSS
  • Geek Log
  • Gibbon
  • GNU Social
  • Help Centre Live
  • Invoice Ninja
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  • IQ Desk
  • Kanboard
  • Laravel
  • Lime Survey
  • Matomo
  • Media Wiki
  • ModX
  • Nucleus CMS
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  • Open Web Analytics
  • OS Commerce
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  • PHP Form Generator
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  • Webcalendar
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  • Zencart
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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.

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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:

Subdomains

You can’t create subdomains for your site, such as blog.your-domain.co.uk or shop.your-domain.co.uk

Website Builder

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.

SSH Access

Secure Shell network access is needed for server admin tasks or to install complex scripts. Most websites won’t need it.

Full Technical Support

20i’s legendary customer support isn’t available for everyday needs. You do still get access to our comprehensive support database, starter guides and ‘how to’ videos. If something critical goes wrong, you can still speak to our team.

WordPress Tools

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

Sign Up
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.

Register or Transfer a Domain Name
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.

Activate your Free Hosting
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.