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1&1 vs DollarHost

Comparison
Compared options Visit 1&1 Visit DollarHost
Pricing
34 hosting plans 5 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $8.95 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.5
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 2.0
2.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.5
Support 1.5
2.5
Features 1.5
2.5
User Reviews
205 reviews 3 reviews
Latest positive review
Good platform for web hosting
Briana Garrett,
9.2
I find them very good platform to purchase web hosting services. I will surely recommend them with some other good options like Hostinger, Godaddy and Domainracer to make a best choice.
Using them forever
Bob Found,
9.2
I've been using DollarHost since they started, probably about 15-20 years now. NEVER a problem and they respond quickly by email to my questions or concerns. I have very basic web site, non-commercial. I've been using the ... More Starter package all this time. Less
Latest negative review
Very bad service
Umida Djalalova,
2.4
Staff trained wrongly, they say lies, cheating on you constantly. I cannot get rid of this company now, they keep on attacking you with offers and don’t let go easy, putting additional charges, very annoying people, my nightmare!
Missing several basic features
Paul Reid,
3.6
I inherited a client that uses DollarHost.
The first thing we needed to do was make some DNS changes, so into the cPanel I went. No good. There no DNS editing interface. You have to email support to make any changes, which is... More both slow and cumbersome. Changes are made next day, in my experience, but if you're trying to do something like an email hosting move, that's not ideal, since you usually want to do that and end of day on Friday - but since you can't do it yourself, and you can't be sure their support will get to it in a timely fashion, that makes things difficult.
The next thing that happened was a file on the website mysteriously ended up as 0 bytes. It was a configuration file, so it caused a real problem. Once again, into the cPanel to grab the file from last night's backup. Oh - wait - there are no scheduled backups, and no way to do so. The only backup available was the one made by the previous administrator when the site was first set up. That's terrible! If you want regular backups, be prepared to log in and do it yourself every day.
These are very basic features for a commercial web host. I could see if it was the hosting platform offered my a Managed Service Provider, where they do everything for you and manage it all - but this is a public web hosting company with a complete mess of a setup. Your account, cPanel, and mail management all have different logons, which further complicates things. It's as though someone cobbled together a bunch of bits and pieces in their basement and started charging people to use it.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $0.99 to $8.99 5 plans from $8.95 to $27.95
Under $4

UNLIMITED

$0.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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No
Under $8

UNLIMITED PLUS

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View UNLIMITED PLUS plan
No
Over $10

UNLIMITED PRO

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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Starter Plan

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: 500.02 MB
  • Bandwidth: 10.04 GB
  • Panel: other
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VPS
5 plans from $4.99 to $29.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Virtual Server S

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Over $10

Virtual Server L

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Dedicated Server
12 plans from $0.00 to $299.99
No
Under $4

A8i

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

L4i

$39.99 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View L4i plan
No
Cloud Hosting
14 plans from $9.99 to $354.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Cloud Server M

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server M plan
No
Data Centers
3 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes No
Asia No No
Oceania Yes No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 3 of 6
Live Chat No No
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
7 of 9 1 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes No
Joomla Yes No
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes No
Fantastico Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
6 of 7 0 of 7
PHP Yes No
Java Yes No
Python Yes No
Node.js No No
Django Yes No
Perl Yes No
Ruby on Rails Yes No
Database Support
1 of 3 0 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes No
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 1 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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