Complete Guide to Web Hosting in Brazil

Published: 9 Jun 2014

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2014

First of all, let me point out that we do not have any affiliation with any of the companies that we cover in this article. It's also necessary to emphasise that a Google search for the term "shared web hosting Brazil" returns several fake blog posts, reviewing hosting companies that are non-existing or insignificant players in the Brazilian market.

Types of Web Hosting in Brazil

In this article, we will only focus on shared web hosting in Brazil. We have previously looked at co-location providers in Brazil and we will, in the near future, also look at providers of Dedicated Server and Virtual Server technologies.

Shared web hosting can be used for much more than just hosting of simple web pages or blogs. Here at Tech in Brazil, we use shared hosting services around the world to provide our own low-cost CDN network.

Web Hosting with Servers Located in Brazil

Many hosting providers that claim to provide hosting services in Brazil actually host the services in USA. There are several problems with this strategy:

  • Latency to Brazil is 200ms+
  • Google will target Generic top-level domain as American

If you are happy with hosting from USA, there is no need to look for a Brazilian hosting provider, you can simply choose one of the big American hosting providers.


Locaweb

Locaweb provides both Linux and Windows hosting, starting at BRL 29.90 per month, including databases and unlimited data transfer. Minimum contract is 3 months, and accepts credit card payments.

Locaweb has removed its English web pages, and you cannot purchase online without having Brazilian CPF and RG or CNPJ.

Webpage: http://www.locaweb.com.br/


UOL Host

UOL Host provide both Linux and Windows hosting starting at BRL 26.90 per month, including databases and unlimited data transfer. It accepts credit card payments.

UOL Host has no English web pages, and you cannot purchase its services online without having Brazilian CPF and RG or CNPJ.

Webpage: http://www.uolhost.com.br/


Kinghost

Kinghost provide both Linux and Windows hosting starting at BRL 18.43 per month, including several types of databases, 300 GB data transfer but only 500 visitors per day. Minimum contract is 3 months and accepts credit card payments.

Kinghost has no English web pages and you cannot purchase its services online without having Brazilian CPF and RG or CNPJ.

Webpage: http://www.kinghost.com.br/


Terra Empresas

Terra Empresas provides both Linux and Windows hosting starting at BRL 49.90 per month, for this you get what it calls "unlimited hosting" without specifying what this means, technically. It accepts credit card payments.

Terra Empresas has no English web pages and you cannot purchase its services online without having Brazilian CPF and RG or CNPJ.

Webpage: http://www.terraempresas.com.br/


Hostnet

Hostnet provides Linux hosting starting at BRL 19.90 per month, for this you get a barebone web hosting that does not even provide PHP support, unless you sign-up to its BRL 29.90 per month plan. It accepts credit card payments.

Hostnet has no English web pages and you cannot purchase its services online without having Brazilian CPF and RG or CNPJ.

Webpage: https://www.hostnet.com.br/


Redehost

Redehost provides both Linux and Windows hosting starting at BRL 19.90 per month, for this you get "almost unlimited bandwidth", as well as several types of databases. It accepts credit card payments.

Redehost has no English web pages and you cannot purchase its services online without having Brazilian CPF and RG or CNPJ.

Webpage: http://www.redehost.com.br/


Eveo

Eveo provides both Linux and Windows hosting starting at BRL 12.90 per month and it claims to provide unlimited databases and data transfer. Minimum contract is 3 months and accepts credit card payments.

Eveo has no English web pages, but, unlike most other providers, it does not require any Brazilian ID to start the purchasing process online. The online purchasing process will only initialise a telesales request, and you need a Brazilian telephone number. We have been unable to verify if you can actually complete a purchase without having Brazilian CPF and RG or CNPJ.

Webpage: http://eveo.com.br/


Under

Under provides both Linux and Windows hosting starting at BRL 30.00 per month with 100 GB data transfer. Minimum payment to the company is BRL 80.00, so, the plan will have to be paid for a quarter in advance. It's not specified if payments by credit cards are accepted.

Under has no English web pages, but, just like Eveo, it does not require any Brazilian ID to start the purchasing process online. The online purchasing process will only initialise a telesales request, and you need a Brazilian telephone number. We have been unable to verify if you can actually complete a purchase without having Brazilian CPF and RG or CNPJ.

Webpage: http://www.under.com.br/


Hostdime

If you are looking for an affordable foreign hosting provider with servers in Brazil, Hostdime might be the best option. The company was founded in the USA, but has been operating in Brazil since 2006.

Hostdime's English webpage does not present their hosting offering in Brazil, to see this offering; you have to visit its Portuguese web pages.

Their Brazilian shared hosting offering on Linux starts at BRL 44.90, for hosting in the North-East of Brazil. The catch with this offering is that, you cannot purchase online on the Portuguese web page of Hostdime without having Brazilian CPF and RG or CNPJ.

Webpage: http://www.hostdime.com.br/


Mandic

Mandic provides both Linux and Windows hosting starting at BRL 59.90 per month, for this you get unlimited data transfer and MySQL databases. It accepts payments through credit card.

Mandic has no English web pages and you cannot purchase its services online. When selecting that you want to order a hosting plan, you are only presented with the support window where you are asked to submit your interest to become a customer.

We have been unable to verify if you can actually complete a purchase without having Brazilian CPF and RG or CNPJ.

Webpage: http://www.mandic.com.br/

Conclusion from Top 10 Brazilian Hosting Providers

So far, we've been looking at the 10 largest shared web hosting providers in Brazil and, as you should have realised by now, it's almost impossible for a foreigner to contract any type of shared hosting service in Brazil.

Some hosting providers like Locaweb have actively removed their English webpage over recent years, while American providers like Hostdime does not provide their Brazilian offering in English, and, when trying to sign-up in Portuguese they require Brazilian ID numbers.

Foreign Friendly Brazilian Shared Web Hosting Providers

Besides the top 10 hosting providers, there are also many smaller hosting providers in Brazil. We have tried to create a list of the smaller web hosting providers, with servers in Brazil that have attempted to facilitate foreign clients.

Maxihost

It has an English web page, but, as soon as you try to order its shared web hosting plan, the language changes to Portuguese. From the language selector in the order form, you can get a partly translated version of shared web hosting order form.

Website: http://eng.maxihost.com.br/

CentralServer

It has an English webpage, but, you cannot place any order on the English page.

Website: http://www.centralserver.com.br/

Largest Providers without Servers in Brazil

There are also several large national and international shared web hosting providers that want to make it look like they provide shared web hosting services in Brazil.

Although they have web pages in Portuguese and hold a relevant market share, these providers do not provide web hosting services from servers in Brazil:

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Egil Fujikawa Nes

Egil Fujikawa Nes