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Free Guild Hosting

Updated on October 13, 2014

Why Choose Enjin's Epic Guild Hosting

So, your guild is looking for a home on the web - a place to hang out, chat, plan raids, and share loot. You could buy a web hosting package, install phpBB or other forum script there, and painstakingly modify it to suit your needs... But why bother? Specialized guild hosting sites like Enjin will do all the work for you. There's no need to search for forum mods or even code them yourself, because this guild web host provides an easy-to-use website builder that allows you to launch your free guild website with a few clicks.

Enjin will adapt your guild website with game-specific features for the most popular MMORPG games (World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars 2, Aion, and so on). Powerful add-ons like DKP system will let you track player participation and distribute raid loot. You can pick from hundreds of game-themed layouts, and modify them further as you please. Go ahead and try Enjin's free guild hosting right now, or see the full list of its features below for more information.

It's true that you can use it for free, but the basic plan is somewhat limited.
It's true that you can use it for free, but the basic plan is somewhat limited.

Enjin Features

An overview of what this free guild hosting service has to offer.

Free guild hosting: most Enjin features will be available to you for free, including numerous website themes, game-specific extras, and up to 20 website builder modules. However, you won't be able to use your own domain, and many of the themes, unless you go premium.

Fast web servers: these guys have worked hard to make your websites load as fast as possible, no matter where in the world you're located.

Not just forums: your website can include not only forums, but a front-page portal with news, a recruitment poster, a player list, a raid calendar, guild application forms, shoutbox, and other website elements you'd expect to see on a professional gaming community page.

Tens of supported games including WoW, Minecraft, CoD, Rift, League of Legends, Halo, Starcraft II, BF3, Guild Wars 2, and so on. Many games have specific features available to them, such as custom signature generators, player rosters, DKP trackers, and more.

No programming skills necessary: the main difference between regular web hosting and specialized clan hosting is how easy it is to create a professional-looking guild website using the latter. Everything is done through a simple interface and you don't have to fret about your MySQL passwords, PHP version, or updating old forums scripts. If you are an experienced web designer, however, you can modify your website theme and upload your own header.

More than just guild hosting: Enjin also offers clan hosting, gaming communities, file storage (for your screenshots, videos, and other media), voice servers, and so on. Some people have used their services to make a website promoting their Minecraft server, for example. That just shows how powerful this system is.

The official website with more information can be found at Enjin.com.

If you are using the free plan, you will be asked to upgrade before adding your own domain name.
If you are using the free plan, you will be asked to upgrade before adding your own domain name.

Custom Domains

A custom domain is easier to remember, and makes your site look more professional.

If you run a big gaming community, you will probably want to use your own domain rather than .enjin.com subdomain. The good news is, this guild hosting service makes it really easy to add a custom domain to your account. The first thing you have to do is change your nameservers to Enjin's DNS:

  • ns1.enjin.com
  • ns2.enjin.com
  • ns3.enjin.com
  • ns4.enjin.com

You can do this on the website of the company you used to register your domain.

The next step is logging in to your Enjin Dashboard, going to Website Settings, and entering the domain you want to use in the "Use your own domain" field. Keep in mind that DNS takes some time to propagate, so you might have to wait a few hours until your site is accessible via its new address.

SWTOR Theme Preview

An example of guild website themes at Enjin, "SWTOR Gold Blue" is available for selection in the members area.
An example of guild website themes at Enjin, "SWTOR Gold Blue" is available for selection in the members area.

This is a preview of one of the SWTOR themes on Enjin. Premium users can modify these further by uploading a custom header. If you want to see some real life examples, you can visit Enjin's homepage and view the showcases of their guild and clan websites.

WildStar Theme Preview

A WildStar theme available in the members area. The sidebar widgets, can, of course, be added and removed by the admin of the site.
A WildStar theme available in the members area. The sidebar widgets, can, of course, be added and removed by the admin of the site.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      How much does it give for free compared to GuildLaunch?

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