Since PlanetHoster was first founded (in 2007!), our mission has been to provide the latest web hosting technologies and the best value for money on the market. Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen many web hosts offer ridiculously low rates at the expense of quality. We know that quality service is only possible with high-performance infrastructure and a competent team. And these come at a minimum cost!
Instead of offering low-cost service with thousands of domains hosted on overloaded servers, we decided to offer a web hosting service that is 100% free, without ads or throttling. No, this isn’t an April Fool’s Day gag😊
Introducing World Lite free web hosting service
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’re pleased to announce the launch of our free web hosting solution. Think of it as our contribution to the web community.
By free, we don’t mean useless/throttled/flooded with ads. At PlanetHoster, we mean that, instead of offering low-cost web hosting (less than €6 or $9.60 CAD), we prefer to provide a free service.
The free version of our World web hosting platform is called World Lite. It’s a free, high-quality web hosting service ideal for creating blogs/forums (more than 180 CMS available: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, etc.), webpages, CV pages, etc. A free SiteBuilder is also included! The possibilities of our new hosting service are endless, so we’d love to get your feedback. Please let us know how you expect to use this product.
We understand that sometimes you just need a simple webpage with a single email account, without special support. That’s why we included the right basic features for your needs:
- 750 MB of disk space
- Unlimited traffic
- 2 FTP accounts
- 2 email accounts
- 2 databases
- 2 subdomains
- Unlimited alias domains
The table below compares our free and paid services:
|France or Canada datacenter|
|CMS/Scripts Auto Installer|
|Multiple PHP versions|
|Ruby on Rails|
|Community Support (Forums)|
|Premium Support 24/7 (Tickets, Livechat, Phone)|
How to register?
World Lite: https://www.planethoster.net/en/World-Hosting
Register in five easy steps. A registration guide is available on the following site (French only):
During registration, SMS verification is required. If you do not receive the SMS verification code, you can request a new one by connecting to the PlanetHoster Client Area. More information can be found on the following page (French only):
When you submit an order, you will be asked to choose a subdomain. Many options will be available.
After you order World Lite service, you can order a custom domain name via our website:
By adding this domain name via the “parked/alias domain” option in the World panel, you can improve indexing over time and increase the value of your website/domain name.
You can add an unlimited number of parked/alias domains (domains redirecting to the main site) with this solution. You can then use PlanetHoster’s DNS anycast for free. This option is very useful for managing all your domain names in the same place.
For example, you can manage a domain name registered with a service provider other than PlanetHoster by entering the following DNS:
and by adding the domain via parked/alias domain, you can manage redirections and DNS zones using the World panel or cPanel.
However, we limit usage to one main website and two subdomains.
World Lite includes two mailboxes. If your needs change, you can transition to the paid version of World, which includes unlimited mailboxes.
We would like to help you develop an online presence. That’s why we are including a free tool to help you create quality websites. For more information, consult our latest article on PlanetHoster’s SiteBuilder (French only):
World Lite’s customer and technical support are community-based and accessible on our forum: Click here to visit the PlanetHoster Forum
You can upgrade to World (the paid version) at your convenience if you’d like personalized support.
It is possible to upgrade from World Lite to World?
Once your connection to the World panel has been established, you can transition to the World platform to unlock all its features. In the top right corner, you will see the button “Transition to World”:
You can then continue your order:
Once your payment has been processed, our automated management system will update your service and unlock all features. It’s transparent and instantaneous!
Why offer a free service?
We strongly believe that discovering the possibilities of website creation shouldn’t cost you money. Whether you want to create a personal website or simply learn about website building, World Lite is the perfect hosting service for you. It will always be 100% free.
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