Why do I need to provide my credit card details on signup?

We require a credit card at signup as a measure to prevent fraudulent registrations.

This helps us ensure quality of service, since fraudulent registrations are frequently followed by outgoing spam, network attacks, and other malicious activity.

Please note that our shared hosting plans include an initial 2-week free trial period. You may see a pending charge on your credit card account shortly after signing up, but no funds will be taken until 14 days later.

There is no trial period for VPS and Dedicated hosting plans. You'll be charged immediately when signing up for either of those types of plans.