Hostinger was founded in 2004 as Hosting Media.Hostinger International, Ltd is an employee-owned web hosting provider and an ICANN-accredited domain registrar.The company is headquartered in Lithuania and employs more than 1,000 people. Hostinger is the parent company of 000webhost, Hosting24, Zyro, and Niagahoster.
Hostinger, like many other web hosting services, offers shared web hosting. With this most basic hosting tier, your website lives on a server with other websites. In other words, the sites literally share a single server’s cost and resources. As a result, shared web hosting is often low-cost web hosting. The downside? Shared hosting isn’t powerful hosting, so your site may slow, or become unavailable, if your content receives, say, a big social media hit.
Hostinger also offers VPS and cloud hosting for those looking to host traffic-heavy, resource-demanding websites. But this isn’t Hostinger’s strongest suit – these plans appear to lack value and flexibility when compared to plans from hosts that specialize in higher-tier services.
In 2007, Hosting Media’s paid hosting offer was joined by a free web hosting service when the company founded 000webhost.In 2019, Hostinger introduced a no-code, drag-and-drop website builder. Launched as a subsidiary under the name Zyro, the builder is supported by Hostinger’s hosting infrastructure and is aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises.In 2021, private equity company ConHostinger acquired an approximately 31% controlling stake in Hostinger with the goal of enhancing the growth of the company.