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Issue #542  (KnownHost Review, Frameworks, JSON/DB, Media)12/07/23

The following intro is a paid product review for KnownHost, an affordable and lightning-fast web hosting platform that features optimal performance and reliability.

I'm sure many of you run your own web development businesses and  manage various hosting services for client websites. At this time of year you might even be looking at options to move to a new hosting plan, or maybe you want to expand from your existing service.

If that's the case, you'll want to check out KnownHost who are offering a number of fully-managed shared hosting packages at excellent rates.


KnownHost has been in business since 2006, offering reliable and high-performance web hosting that can fill whatever your current needs are. Here's a quick synopsis of their web hosting plans:

Basic Web Hosting
The basic web hosting plan is for a single domain with 512 MB of RAM, a single CPU core, 5GB of cloud storage, 5 email accounts, and 2 MySQL databases. This plan can be purchased for as little as $3.47 USD per month. This would be an ideal plan for someone just getting started with a relatively simple website with moderate amounts of traffic.

Standard Web Hosting
The standard hosting option offers up to 5 domains, 1GB of RAM, a single CPU core, 20 GB of cloud storage, 25 email accounts, and 5 MySQL databases. This is an excellent option for someone running a few different websites, maybe a few side projects or side hustles, or even just a few domains to experiment with. This plan starts as low as $6.47 USD per month.

KnownHost offers affordable and reliable web hosting

Professional Web Hosting
The professional hosting option is where you can really expand an existing business, hosting all sorts of client websites and personal projects. This plan offers unlimited domains, a 2 CPU core, 2 GB of RAM, unlimited cloud storage, and unlimited email accounts and MySQL databases. This plan can be purchased for as little as $9.97 USD per month – a great deal for a small or even large web shop!

Premium Web Hosting
KnownHost's premium hosting takes things to the next level with high-traffic websites and apps that require more memory and performance. In addition to the unlimited domains, cloud storage, email accounts, and MySQL databases, this plan also includes 4 GB of RAM, a 4 CPU core, and an Inode limit of 600,000. The Inode limit refers to the number of individual files that can exist within a single cPanel account (the other plans offer 100k, 200k, and 300k, respectively). This plan is available starting at $19.97 USD per month.

Common Features for All Plans
You can view a comparison table that shows you all the features for each of the four plans discussed above. All four plans feature the following:

  • Free SSL
  • 24/7 support
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Free migrations
  • Support for HTTP/2 and HTTP/3
  • Cloudflare compatible
  • Security features like Imunify360, brute force protection, and DDoS protection.
  • Automatic updates and security patches
  • 99.995% uptime
  • Free backups
  • SSH access
  • cPanel access
  • Integrated Git version control
That's just a small sample of the features available and, like I said, these are available in all four plans including the basic and standard plans.
Knownhost offers a 30-day money back guarantee and world-class tech support

If you're still a little hesitant to change hosts or to get started with a new plan using KnownHost, make sure to check out Why Choose KnownHost? There you'll find all their main features and services summarized, along with some testimonials from existing KnownHost customers.

The following quote nicely sums up their dedication to customer satisfaction and quality services:

"We help with everything: technical configuration, optimization, security procedures, backups, migrations and more. Because you’re not in the web hosting business. We are."

It's good to know you'll be in good hands to ensure your websites and apps are set up and running smoothly!

And if you're looking for something beyond the shared web hosting plans, KnownHost also offers services for Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting, WordPress Hosting, and Dedicated Hosting.

For the prices offered, KnownHost is an excellent option to consider for your web hosting needs. The prices are quite reasonable and, as outlined above, the features are world-class and competitive with (if not better than) other web hosting companies you may already be using.

So check out KnownHost today. They look to be a great option to fill your current and future web hosting needs.

Now on to this week's tools!



Web Frameworks

Deno SaaSKit
Still in beta development, this is an open-source, highly performant template for building your SaaS quickly, based on Fresh, the Deno Framework.

Keep React
A library of 40+ open-source, predesigned components and interactive elements, built in React and Tailwind.

AI Fusion Kit
A feature-rich, highly customizable AI web app template powered by Next.js, TypeScript, Supabase, Tailwind, and more.

SvelteKit Enterprise Stack
A starter project for building enterprise-level apps with SvelteKit that features Prisma for databases, Lucia for auth, Tailwind for styling, and lots more.

Meet Fierce, Your All-in-One Finance Solution
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A starter kit for static site generator Eleventy that's powered by Vite, Tailwind, and Alpine.js.

A toolkit that includes themed components, unstyled components, starter templates, and a styling library for building projects in React, React Native, Next.js, and Expo.


A library of React and Tailwind CSS components. Includes dozens of components in 14 categories, with 30 components included in the free version.

A web app starter kit based on Remix and Tailwind (hence "Re" and "winds"), with other features such as React, Radix UI, Zod, Prisma ORM, Vercel, and more.

Obytes Starter
An all-in-one starter for building React Native and Expo apps with TypeScript, ESLint, Prettier, Husky, React Navigation, GitHub workflows, Zustand for auth, and lots more.

JSON Tools, Databases, etc.

An online tool for converting natural language queries, with optional schema, into SQL code using AI.

Remix JSON Routes
A package to allow you to define your Remix routes from a custom JSON structure, instead of (or in addition to ) the built in file-based routing convention.

SQL Chat
A chat-based SQL client, which uses natural language to communicate with your database to implement operations such as query, modification, addition, and deletion.

A Reactive local JavaScript database with MongoDB-like interface, first-class typescript support, optimistic UI, and signal based reactivity.

A JavaScript/TypeScript utility to parse JSON without risk of losing numeric information from large numbers.

ServerAvatar – A Smart Cloud Hosting Solution
Experience the actual power of cloud hosting. Host, manage, and secure your PHP based sites on your own virtual machines from Google Cloud, AWS, DigitalOcean, or any other provider with our easy, efficient, and centralized control panel.       SPONSORED 

An online debugging tool for JSON Web Tokens (JWT), a compact and self-contained way for securely transmitting information between parties as a JSON object.


A pure Go driver and toolkit for PostgreSQL that exposes PostgreSQL-specific features such as LISTEN / NOTIFY and COPY and includes an adapter for the standard database/sql interface.

A Rust-based relational database system that makes it easier to build multiplayer experiences like games, apps, and more.

Build a fake back end by providing the content of JSON files or JavaScript objects through configurable routes.

Media Tools (SVG, Audio, Video, etc.)

An API to access Creative Commons licensed avatar images from Pexels, with options to choose size, select a random photo, or target by image ID.

Open-source photo-editing software for digital artists, designed to help you achieve your own interpretation of raw digital photographs.

A web-based tool to produce UML 2.0 Sequence Diagrams using JavaScript, HTML, and XSLT.

ServerAvatar – A Smart Cloud Hosting Solution
Experience the actual power of cloud hosting. Host, manage, and secure your PHP based sites on your own virtual machines from Google Cloud, AWS, DigitalOcean, or any other provider with our easy, efficient, and centralized control panel.     SPONSORED 

An online tool to convert JPEG or PNG images to SVG vectors quickly and easily using AI.

Data GIF Maker
A simple online tool to create custom animated data representations using circles, rectangles, or a racetrack design to represent growing/increasing values exportable as an animated GIF.

A directory of 1,800+ ready-to-use design resources (Figma, Sketch, XD, PSD, etc.) made by 350+ talented designers from around the world. Includes both free and premium options.

A cross-platform AI-based drawing tool that lets you convert any rough sketch into a smooth, high-quality version of the same drawing, selectable via a list of pre-drawn objects to choose from.


A canvas-based JavaScript component that allows users to view and interact with audio waveforms associated with video/audio HTML elements in the browser.

SF Symbols
A library of iconography designed to integrate seamlessly with San Francisco, the system font for Apple platforms.

A screen recording tool for Chrome that includes a rewind feature to make small edits and allows chapter headings for viewers. The free plan allows up to 10 hosted videos of up to 5 minutes in length each.

Commercial Apps  and Classifieds

These are commercial apps, affiliate links, PPC ads, and paid classifieds. Submit yours!
Music.AI – State-of-the-art AI audio models for developers and non-developers (with a no-code UI).
Bytes – A JavaScript newsletter that's informative and entertaining, for all levels of JS devs. AD
VSCO Studio – An advanced online photo editor batch editing, quality filters, and more.
OK JSON – A fast, native, and scriptable JSON editor and formatter for Mac.
JS/DOM E-Books Bundle – 250+ tips, tricks, and little-known facts, with lots of live code demos.   AD
Lunar UI – Tailwind-based landing page templates and components for React and Vue.
UI Generator – Generate a unique UI library that works seamlessly with the Shuffle Editor.

An X Post for Thought

Speaking of databases, this is a fairly accurate description of the whole wide interwebs.
An X Post for Thought

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