What kind of hosting can my charity have?
You'll receive our most popular shared hosting plan, the Startup Plan, plus we also throw in free LiteSpeed Cache - more on that later.
The Startup plan is loaded with features, supporting multiple web sites - perfect for charity fundraising landing pages - up to 100 email accounts, unlimited bandwidth, 25 MySQL databases and is also fully compatible with many commonly used web applications such as WordPress and Joomla.
We also throw in our LiteSpeed cache, usually a paid extra. This is an advanced server-side caching tool which makes web sites extremely fast. If your site uses a CMS such as WordPress, you will be able to easily leverage this caching solution and turbo-charge your web site speed. We can help you configure this for free. For sites built on other applications, it's usually also possible to use our cache - just contact us and we can advise!
If you're just starting out, we also provide a free web site builder which you can use to easily create your site or additional landing pages with a simple drag-and-drop editor. The plan can support around 300,000 page views per month, and so is suitable for the majority of charity web sites.
If you're a more established charity with a higher number of visitors to your site, we also provide heavy discounts on our range of advanced hosting solutions, including our performance business hosting plans, managed virtual servers, managed dedicated servers and complex managed hosting, capable of supporting millions of visitors per month. We'd love to help your charity ensure your web site is fast, stable and ensure you get the best possible value.
What are the eligibility requirements?
To ensure that we only provide hosting to genuine charities, you must be a registered USA 501(c)(3) non-profit currently listed on the
Charity Navigator website, and supply an official United States IRS letter that indicates your non-profit status. This is known as a 501(c)(3) determination letter.
We may also be able to accept requests from charities outside of the US , providing that we can verify that your charity is officially registered in your country, and that this database exists online.
At this time, our free charity hosting is provided to charities which meet our criteria outlined below. Acceptance onto the program is at our sole discretion.
Our preset criteria is as follows:-
- The charity deals with a range of work that appeals to us.
- The charity has no ulterior motive - e.g. religious teachings or political leanings.
- The charity, or it's parent/affiliated charity or charities, appears to do some actual good and does not just hoard money or spend it frivolously.
- The charity, or it's parent/affiliated charity or charities, does not pay its staff an excessive level of remuneration.
Please see the FAQ below for more detailed information on these criteria.
Get started now!
If you're a qualifying charity, we'd love to host your web site. All that we ask is that you help us to promote this initiative with a very small text link back to this page in your web site footer. To get started, simply register for a client account and then get in touch and we'll start the onboarding process. If you have an existing web site hosted elsewhere, we can help you migrate it across free of charge. Likewise, if you have domains registered elsewhere, we can transfer those across too and provide extremely discounted renewal rates compared to other leading registrars.