The Fan Carpet offers FREE professional and high quality hosting for fansites. If you are looking for hosting with a personal touch, then you have come to the perfect place! We currently have a large network of premium websites, so be sure to check those out too.

Please read our offer below and if you comply with the rules, apply for hosting and hopefully, you can join our network.

Please note that we only accept high quality fansites with either an established reputation or by webmasters that have experience running fansites. Any questions? Contact us using the methods below and we are ready to help.

Why The Fan Carpet Fansites Network?

  • 01. the chance to interview your celebrity.
  • 02. free competition prizes for your site.
  • 03. press information before anyone else.
  • 04. free domains.
  • 05. no-popups.
  • 06. a host that understands (we are fansite owners; Kirsten-Dunst[dot]Org and Hayden-Panettiere[dot]Com started it all for us!)
  • 07. regular back-ups.
  • 08. free transfer of existing fansites.
  • 09. unmetered webspace and bandwidth.
  • 10. cPanel and mySQL access.
  • 11. fast and reliable servers.
  • 12. 24/7 tech support.
  • 13. 99.9% uptime.

The Rules

  • 01. you must have some knowledge of WordPress, Coppermine and FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
  • 02. you must update your fansite regularly.
  • 03. ads codes are placed on all pages.
  • 04. when you are hosted with us, and due to circumstances that prevent you from continuing the site and/or you change ownership you MUST let us know so we can update our records.


We are here to help you. If you need to contact us regarding any problems with your account please use the contact us at the bottom of the page or email us. We do recommend that you check through some of our Frequently Asked Questions first as it might be quicker. We aim to respond to you within 2 hours.

Do I get a free domain?

Yes, we want our hostees to be happy and their sites to be successful, so yes, if you explain to us why you feel your site needs a specific domain, we will do what we can to get it for you.

My site is so big, can you move it?

Yes, if your old site server has SSH access we can move your site within 24 hours (depending on it’s size). If you don’t have SSH we will do our very best to help you move your site within 2/3 days, but this can take longer, depending on the size of your site.

What is your DNS?

If you own your own domain name, once your transfer is complete and the site works correctly and completely, the last thing you will need to do is point your nameservers (DNS) to us, this information will be sent in your welcome email.

How do I set up a Database?

We manage the setting up of databases for you, so tell us the requirements you have and we will set it up so that it is all working correctly.

Can I have videos or audio on my account?

On your account you can store media files which are not bigger than 25 MB. They must be zipped. If we notice that your account uses a large amount of bandwidth, then we will ask you to use streaming services like YouTube and Vimeo, which will allow you to embed the videos from those platforms instead of hosting videos.

What is my Ads Code?

Please contact us for your specific Ads code. Do not ever attempt to alter the code yourself. If you change your layout and need a different size or new colours, Please email us specifying these details. We serve 728×90, 300×250 and 160×600 advertisements.

My account was suspended! Why?

There are many reasons which may force us to suspend a user’s account (we will not do this without contacting you first!). They are: SPAM that is being sent from your account (because of the bugs in scripts), if you use old versions of the scripts, eg Coppermine or WordPress it can attack our servers. If you cannot make an upgrade of your scripts, contact us, and we will do it for you.

I applied for hosting and I haven’t heard from you?

We do not accept all websites. Every website must meet all required criteria – a complete, HQ Fansite. Contact us if you have any additional questions.

Join Our Network TODAY!

If you would like to join our network or adopt one of our fansites, please use the contact methods below. We will do our best to contact you within 48 hours. Good Luck!

Useful Resources

Coppermine Photo Gallery (CPG)

WordPress (popular Content Management System (CMS))

Da Font (font downloads)