If you are like me, you receive DMCA takedown notices on a regular basis. Some copyright firm writes you a formal letter and demands you to take down specific pages on your website. Sometimes they even demand you take down your entire website. Why you? Because you are showing content that is copyrighted by someone else, and that is a violation.
Some website owners become fearful and comply with these automatic emails. Yes, you read that right. Automatic. More than 99% of all the DMCA notices are send by a robot, and even when you reply to that bot, it won’t reply. So on top of that, it’s a dumb bot as well.
The truth is that the copyright war is so vast that they send out hundreds of thousands emails a day. They only unleash their big dogs (lawyers, police, you name it) if you are huge business that is profiting big money off of copyrighted material. Think PirateBay and Kickass torrents.
There are two things you should know about DMCA when it comes to hosting your website with the right hosting provider:
1) DMCA is an American copyright law.
2) Offshore hosting providers do not have to comply with DMCA, but most of them do.
The best countries to host in if you want your DMCA to be ignored are: Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland.
CAUTION: Not all hosting providers from these locations ignore DMCA. In fact, most of them don’t. Read their Terms of Services or contact them about ignoring DMCA first.
Russia and Asia also ignore DMCA, but you don’t want to be hosted there. Frequent downtime and slow internet speed to Europe and America will get you nowhere.
Just for you, so that you don’t have to, I’ve chosen the best DMCA ignored hosting providers. They also all allow adult hosting.
AbeloHost.com is an offshore hosting provider operating from the Netherlands. They are one of THE most popular offshore providers on the Internet. They have several data centers locations in the Netherlands and run their own private servers. They do everything that is expected of a high quality hosting provider, with the perks of it being offshore.
AbeloHost offers exclusively their SSD shared Pro package, which starts at €5.99, which comes with a dedicated IP. Their KVM VPS’s start from €9.99/month.
They started in 2013, but already dominate the offshore niche in popularity.
BlueAngelHost is another leading offshore host. With their confusing website, it becomes very clear that they ignore DMCA. Their specialization is DDoS protection, which is not uncommon for DMCA-fueled content. Great for those who require that combination.
Their cPanel shared hosting packages start from $3.75/month and this gets you 1 hosted domain and unlimited bandwidth. Their VPS plans start from $8.00/month, which is OpenVZ virtualized.
They have phone support, which is rare for the offshore, DMCA-ignore niche. Combined with their low hosting prices, BlueAngelHost reserves the nr. 2 spot on this list.
Nothing describes offshore hosting quite as well as ‘underground’ and ‘private’. This young Belizean company was founded relatively recently in 2012, but they have quickly made a name for themselves. They achieved this in two simple ways: quality and versatility. Today, they sport a number of hosting solutions for everyone, all of which either ignore DMCA entirely or only partially.
Shared hosting starts at $3.50/month, VPS at $10/month and dedicated servers at $90.
Gigabit speeds, favorable server locations in Russia, France and the Netherlands, a wide range of hosting solutions all make UndergroundHosting a strong competitor.
OffshoreSRV is yet another company based in the Netherlands. They strive to provide a variety of hosting solutions in order to appeal to the largest possible customer base, have reliable 24/7 support and even a 30-day refund policy.
Shared hosting starts at $2.99/month, VPS at $7.99/month and dedicated servers at $129.99/month. The shared hosting and VPS prices are quite low, especially for a region as developed as the Netherlands.
At the first glance, the plans offered by OffshoreSRV appear quite low, but it is only to be expected seeing as they do not come with any spectacular hardware (apart from the most expensive hosting plans of course).
Founded in 2007, Warez-host, as its name already implies, specializes in hosting warez content. Warez is another word for content that receives copyright infringement notices. Hosting with them, you will have the guarantee that none of your websites will be suspended because of DMCA. You are immune, as they like to call it. Their servers are located in the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Their shared hosting plans are billed only yearly. Their smallest shared hosting starts from $40.00/year. Their smallest VPS plan starts from $17.00/month.
Not the cheapest option out there, but it does give you a guarantee of immunity. They also have livechat and phone support, which is a plus in case something happens to your website(s).
Another name that immediately makes sense – Hidemyhost.com. With no about page, this hosting provider is as anonymous as the anonimity they offer to their clients.
Their anonimity service is questionable considering that you have to fill out all your personal details when you place an order. They also accept PayPal, which is not anonymous last time I checked.
Regardless, this entry is about DMCA ignored hosting providers, and Hidemyhost.com is one of them.
Their shared hosting prices are low, starting at €1.99/month. This gets you 5 addon domains. Their VPS’s, virtualized with OpenVZ (not great), start from €5.99/month. To have cPanel, it costs an additional €17.95/month.
Where the hell are they located? Oh, well. Ask them for an IP and find out for yourself.
CCIHosting.com, established in 2002, is a leading hosting provider in the offshore hosting niche. Situated in Panama, now famously known for its Panama Papers scandal, and the 0% tax haven, it comes as no surprise that having Panama hosting has its perks.
Firstly, CCIHosting.com only answers to Panamanian law. Any copyright infringement notices from the great United States of America (DMCA) will thus be ignored.
Secondly, they have a fast connection to the US for all of those that receive the majority of their traffic from the US.
Their cPanel hosting starts from $6.00/month. You might think this is a lot, but this is a normal price for a Panama-based offshore hosting provider. Their VPS’s start from $15.00/month.
It’s rare to find a Panamian hosting provider, since there are only 5 datacenters in Panama. Something about the Panamanian history that scares investors.
Shinjiru was founded as far back as 2000, when the Internet was just becoming an integral part of everyday life. Over time, this Malaysian company had become one of the most reliable offshore hosts out there, with guaranteed customer privacy, data protection and active support around the clock, and servers in a total of eight countries around the world.
Web hosting starts at $ 2.95, VPS at $ 14.90 and dedicated servers at $ 49.00. These are all quite cheap, web hosting and dedicated servers in particular.
Shinjiru is one of the most versatile companies on this list, providing hosting services all the way from the low to high-end. When you take that into account along with their extensive presence around the world and an established tradition of quality customer service, you can clearly see why Shinjiru has made it into the top 10 on this list.
DeltaHost is a Ukraine-based company, with additional server locations in the USA and the Netherlands. Their specialty lies in offering low to mid-range VPS and dedicated servers at very affordable prices. As for the DMCA, it applies only in the USA, so if you choose to host on servers located in Ukraine or the Netherlands, you have nothing to fear.
VPS starts at $6/month and dedicated servers for Ukraine, US and the Netherlands start at $62.1, $71.1 and $155 respectively.
Put simply, DeltaHost offers VPS and dedicated servers with lower performance at very approachable prices, making them a go-to company for anyone seeking such services. If you need the advantages of a VPS or a dedicated server that don’t drive up the cost with high-end components which you don’t need, then DeltaHost just might be one of the best solutions for you.
Much like the previous entry and as the name gives away, PanamaServer is another Panama-based hosting provider. Their web hosting and cloud hosting solutions, however, offer noticeably better performance at only a slightly higher price.
Shared hosting starts at $ 4.00/month, cloud hosting at $ 10.00/month and managed dedicated servers start at $ 250.00/month
Much like I said in the previous entry, the location makes PanamaServer ideal when targeting a North American audience, providing affordable prices and hosting free of DMCA regulations.
You may not find dedicated servers nor the best hosting offers at OffshoreRacks, but what you will find is an extremely reliable hosting provider which guarantees some of the best customer support you can find. This comes from 15 years-worth of experience in hosting, so you can rest easy knowing you’re placing your trust in a tried and true service.
Shared hosting starts at $2.95/month, VPS at $9/month and cloud hosting at $16/month, which is quite cheap all around.
If you don’t have high performance or storage requirements and wish to host a site targeting the American demographic, particularly if you wish to host questionable content which might constitute copyright infringement and DMCA retaliation, this Panama-based company just might be the ideal choice for you
Security, reliability and speed are what WRZhost plays at. This is not surprising when you take into account that their servers are located in the Netherlands and Switzerland, both highly developed countries. Because of this, the prices are obviously not as low as with servers located in third world countries, but the developed infrastructure, less strict laws and their European location all make WRZHost a good offshore hosting solution. While the DMCA regulations might not apply directly, the company makes no promises about protecting their clients from copyright infringement lawsuits, even though they protect data privacy.
Shared hosting prices start at $2/month, VPS at $12/month and dedicated servers located in the Netherlands and Switzerland start at $80 and $125/month respectively.
While the starting prices may appear low at first, you should keep in mind that if you want high performance, you will need to pay more. And as stated before, the primary merits of WRZHosting are their locations.
BlackHost is a versatile hosting company which prides itself on remarkably low prices and top notch customer support. They also place great value on protecting customer privacy, which makes them a very good choice for when you want to avoid repercussions from any potential copyright infringement lawsuits.
Shared hosting starts at $ 1.95, VPS at $ 11.99 and dedicated servers at $159.90/month. Shared hosting in particular is quite cheap, while their other prices are quite average.
BlackHost offers excellent balance of price and performance. This is particularly true for their shared hosting offers, which offer some of the best specs at the lowest prices.
Underhost.com – just by their name you can sense that they are “underground”. Not literally, but they allow content that is considered underground. Established in 2007, they have expanded to 9 locations: Netherlands, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, Singapore, and Hong Kong. They officially brand themselves as ‘offshore hosting’ and ‘warez hosting’, which means that they ignore DMCA.
Their offshore hosting packages start at $5.00/month, which comes with cPanel and Softaculous. Their offshore VPS packages start from $59.95/month. The VPS is certainly a bit overpriced if you ask me.
They have a 14-day money back gaurantee, which means you are entitled to a refund in case you don’t like their services. They also backup all of their client’s data, ensuring that you won’t lose your data even though you forgot to make that important backup.
Offshore-Servers specializes in two things: high bandwidth and low latency. This is achieved through high-end dedicated servers and gigabit ports, both of which come at quite low prices. Apart from dedicated servers, they also offer VPS and shared hosting, all of which are located in Russia. Regardless, their dedicated server offers remain their best distinguishing feature.
Shared hosting starts at $9/month, VPS at $12/month and dedicated servers start at $150/month. They also offer dedicated servers meant specifically for streaming which start at $130.00/month.
Their other services are average and unremarkable at best, but the dedicated server offers are probably one of the better deals you can find. They all come with unlimited bandwidth, extensive storage capacity and high performance all-around. To top it off, they’re located in Russia, which is a DMCA-free zone.
Founded in Bangladesh in 2011 with only a single hosting location in the Netherlands, Host4Offshore has since expanded to other countries including Russia, Luxembourg, Turkey and the USA. As such, they offer both onshore and offshore hosting services which are very accessible throughout Eurasia. None of these are subject to DMCA rules, apart from, obviously, the USA.
Shared hosting starts at $2.99/month, VPS at $19.99/month and dedicated servers start at $120/month. As you can see, their shared hosting and dedicated servers are very affordable in particular.
Host4Offshore’s variety of offers throughout the countries in which they operate, along with the powerful software you get along with them all make Host4Offshore quite a lucrative choice.
Costa Rica Servers is based in – you guessed it – Costa Rica, and is a 15-year veteran in the field of offshore hosting. The primary benefits come exactly from their location, as Costa Rica is a very politically and economically stable with nationwide high internet speeds. DMCA doesn’t apply in Costa Rica, but the company doesn’t make any particular promises about immunity to copyright infringement lawsuits.
Shared hosting starts at $9.99/month, VPS at $20.00/month and dedicated servers start at $150/month with no additional setup fees. Their shared hosting offers are a bit on the expensive side, but their VPS and dedicated servers are actually quite affordable.
Proximity to North America and good VPS and dedicated server offers are the primary reason for one to consider turning to CRServers for their offshore hosting solutions.
LegionHoster is based in Canada, and offers both onshore and offshore hosting solutions. Their offshore servers are based in France, Russia and the Netherlands, all of which come with different specs and prices. While none of these countries conform to DMCA regulations, Russia is the one which guarantees the most freedom and anonymity.
Offshore web hosting starts as low as $1.99 / month, offshore VPS starts at $6.99/month and dedicated servers start at the unprecedented low of $30.99/month, which is by far the cheapest dedicated server offer out of all the companies on this list.
As previously stated, their server specs and prices differ by country, so you have several choices based on what type of site you plan on hosting. On top of that, they offer some of best value for money when it comes to dedicated servers, as you can get a Xeon E5-powered setup for as little as $30.99/month, as mentioned above.
Based in Belize, OffshoreDedi is another versatile offshore hosting company aiming to help people avoid censorship and restrictive government regulations. That said, it is obvious that DMCA has no power over them either. As for their hosting plans, they offer anything from shared hosting to dedicated servers, and several plans and configurations to fit everyone’s needs.
Shared hosting starts at €19.99/year or €3.99/month, VPS starts at €9.99/month and dedicated servers start at €169/month.
OffshoreDedi offers a good range of both performance and affordability, and their server locations in Central America and Eurasia make their services very accessible all around the world. On top of that, they’re a very reliable choice due to a strict policy of keeping software up to date and frequently maintaining and replacing hardware.
FlokiNET is an Icelandic hosting provider established in 2012 that supports “freedom of speech, free press and whistleblower projects.” Iceland is known for their liberal stance, having boldly disagreed with America on a number of occassions, such as with Bobby Fischer and Edward Snowden. FlokiNET guarantees that it does not share any date with third parties. It comes as no surprise that FlokiNET also ignores DMCA.
Their shared hosting plans are located in Iceland, Finland, and Romania. Like Iceland, Romania and Finland are also known for their liberal views.
Their Finnish and Romanian shared hosting packages start from €2.99, which is roughly 3.50 US dollars. Their Icelandic shared hosting package starts from €3.50. Their VPS’s start from €10.00.
They have friendly LiveChat on their website, which is a huge plus. Their website is a bit old and outdated.
Not to be confused with Alibaba.com. Alibabahost is located in the United States. They have servers in the Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, and Sweden. You’d think they’re playing with fire given their office location in the US while being a DMCA-ignore hosting. But they have been active since 2008, which makes me believe that they know what they are doing.
Their shared hosting packages start from $3.99/month and their KVM SSD VPS plans start from $13.00/month. Ideal pricing.
They frequently run promotions with huge discounts. Contact them for a discount or do a search hunt on the Internet.
Located in the middle east, PiratesHosting offers primarily dedicated hosting, with no VPS or shared hosting variants. Their location provides complete freedom from DMCA, and they guarantee client anonymity on top of that, so there is no need to fear any type of copyright lawsuits when hosting on their servers.
Dedicated hosting prices start at $200/month. While they appear quite high at first glance, you should keep in mind all their servers, including the cheapest one, come with Intel Xeon E5 processors and high performance SAS hard drives.
Unmetered bandwidth, affordable dedicated servers with good specs and consistent uptime all combine to make PiratesHosting an encouraging prospect for anyone who needs a high-performance offshore server.
If I had to pick one distinguishing feature about Webuzo, it would have to be their excellent balance of price and quality. All their hosting plans boast SSD storage and DDR4 memory, along with high bandwidth and DDoS protection. And with their servers being located in Bulgaria, DMCA doesn’t apply and they allow any type of legal 18+ content.
They offer VPS, KVM and dedicated hosting services. VPS prices start at €14.99, KVM starts at €18.90 and dedicated servers start at €390/month, with an additional one time €80 setup fee and optional bandwidth add-ons. What’s more, they accept payment in the form of BitCoin.
Their performance-oriented hosting plans and the fact they allow adult content make Webuzo an excellent choice for video streaming websites.
BitWebHosting is an offshore host which offers all types off hosting plans to suit your needs, from shared hosting to dedicated servers. Something that sets them apart from the competition is that they accept payments only in the form of cryptocurrencies, specifically TORCOIN. Their headquarters location is unknown, but their servers are located in Switzerland, Netherlands, Russia and Bulgaria.
Their shared hosting packages start at $5.95/month, $25/month for VPS and $149.99 for dedicated servers, which is slightly more expensive than what you would usually get.
Their prices may lean more towards the higher end, but seeing as they only accept TORCOIN as payment, they ensure your personal privacy in addition to freedom from DMCA regulations and any copyright infringement lawsuits.
Hereby, I conclude the list of the best 25 DMCA ignored hosting providers on the Net.