Clearlight Personal Hosting and Support

Clearlight Communications is small hosting service that specializes in working with small businesses, entrepreneurs, creatives, and developers. For over 20 years we’ve been offering friendly, knowledgeable service along with the latest technologies.

litespeed web hosting

Clearlight uses LiteSpeed cache-accelerated hosting. Intelligent caching and QUIC technology maximizes website performance. Hook up to a free CloudFlare CDN for more speed.

business class email

From standard email to Office 365, upgrade to business class email that's right for you. Clearlight is an authorized Rackspace reseller.

domain name registration

We're an authorized Tucows/OpenSRS reseller, and can help you select, transfer, or transition to a new domain name. Simplify your life with hosting and domain registration under one roof.

Personal Support

Friendly and knowledgeable support, with over 20 years experience helping folks navigate the internet seas. We'll help you avoid pirates and scallywags.

Ready for wordPress

All of our web hosting accounts get PHP 7 and HTTPS at no extra cost, meeting WordPress’ recommended hosting environment. All accounts include these features:

  • Free Setup
  • Free SSL
  • Free SSH
  • LiteSpeed Server
  • QUIC Support
  • cPanel
  • Softaculous Installer
  • Automatic Backups
  • Unlimited Subdomains
  • Unlimited Aliases
  • Virus Scanner
  • Security Vulnerability Scanner
  • SEO Optimization Tools
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • No Contract, Priority Customer Care

Basic

$9

Per month

or $90/year

  • 1GB Storage
  • 5GB Bandwidth
  • Additional Websites $2/month

Business

$14

Per month

or $140/year

  • 3GB Storage
  • 15GB Bandwidth
  • Additional Websites $2/month

Pro

$29

Per month

or $290/year

  • 10GB Storage
  • 50GB Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Websites

Frequently asked questions

As a client you agree to our Terms and Conditions, but there is no contract.  All service is provided on a month-to-month basis.  If you pay for the year, you may cancel and receive a refund for the full months of unused service that you paid for.

Our Basic account works great for most clients.  If you have e-commerce applications or special needs then our Business account should provide everything you need. Our Pro account is designed for developers with their own clients.

If you are happy with your domain registrar, there is no need to transfer your domain registration to Clearlight. We can assist you with delegating the name servers to activate your account. However, many clients transfer their domains to Clearlight to have everything “under one roof”, consolidate their hosting bills, and simply their lives.

cPanel email works fine for certain purposes, but is not recommended for primary business email, which is critical for most clients. Spam filtering, blacklists, and limited mailbox space tend to be the biggest issues with cPanel email, and most clients upgrade to our Premium email system for those reasons. Our $3/month 25GB mailboxes do a great job for most business applications.

In most cases, we can assist with transferring your website from the old host at no extra charge.

Pretty good. Your website is automatically configured to use LetsEncrypt, so that your URL can use https://.  That’s what Google wants to see for your site to rank, and web browsers tend to complain if you don’t have it. If you prefer to use your own SSL certificate, our cPanel allows you to install it yourself. Unlike many hosts, you don’t have to purchase a dedicated IP address to use an SSL certificate on our system.  If you have a special e-commerce application, commercial SSL certificates are available starting at $99/year.