single-hop hosting allows you to publish content to both example.com and example.onion with one click. It is faster than multi-hop hosting but reduces the anonymity of your server.
multi-hop hosting allows you to publish content to example.onion with one click. It is slightly slower than single-hop hosting but greatly increases your anonymity.
quad-hop hosting is the ultimate in hidden onion services. Your webservers are isolated from the Internet to ensure they can't leak information - web hosting for the truly paranoid!
With the launch of Parental Filters fueled by secret lists and the Age Verification Regulator being given the power to fine or block websites there has never been a better time to leverage the power of the Tor Project's Onion Services to prevent your website being blocked.
We always recommend that where possible you should host your .onion on your own hardware but understand that not everyone can afford to do so.
By hosting with us your website will receive a free SSL certificate (which helps defeat low level censorship) and increases the privacy of your visitors. Where Ablative Hosting differs from other hosts is that we will also configure a Tor Onion Service (a.k.a Hidden Service) so that your website becomes unblockable and massively increases the privacy of your visitors and when using multi-hop hosting improves your anonymity.
Websites hosted via Tor are commonly referred to as the "DarkNet" and are usually accompanied with dark imagery of hackers or skullduggery. We want to change that image. We want to help normal websites whose authors deserve anonymity (think campaigners against Fracking, woman campaigning for the right to choose, david and goliath corporate battles etc), websites that the censors feel need to be blocked (LGBTQI rights / lifestyle blogs, independant pornography producers, documentation of state violence etc) and yes, even your blog of cat pictures, become uncensorable, with increased privacy protections for everyone involved and at a low cost.
Using Bitcoin, Monero and others means that you won't be flagged as our customer by a bank or payment processor, that information can't then be sold to Ad agencies or sent to the Government.
Our "bank account" can't be shutdown because the Banks, the Government or Visa don't like what we do.
In due course we will also accept ZCash, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies.
We want to ensure that you only have to provide us with as much information as you are comfortable with.
Unfortunately if we were to accept credit cards we would have to ask for more information than we want to ask of you. We would have to do this to prevent credit card fraud which would cost us £15 per complaint!