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1&1 vs Hostway

Comparison
Compared options Visit 1&1 Visit Hostway
Pricing
34 hosting plans 9 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $6.95 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
1.8
Reliability 1.5
1.9
Pricing 1.8
2.0
User Friendly 1.5
1.6
Support 1.4
1.7
Features 1.5
1.8
User Reviews
205 reviews 13 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.
EXCELLENT TECHNICAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY DANIEL ... THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Eileen L. Gonzales,
10
TEN STARS FOR THE OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY DANIEL TODAY. HE WALKED ME THROUGH A DETAILED PROCESS STEP-BY-STEP, EXPLICITLY AND PATIENTLY. I HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH HOSTWAY SINCE 2003, AND NOW I LIKE THEM EVE... More N MORE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO YOU. 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!
The worst provider I have ever dealt with. Tech support is terrible.
Barbra A Barbour,
2.4
A customer of mine recently purchased web hosting services from Hostway, and it’s been a nightmare since the moment the purchase was made. The salesman repeatedly assured us that we would have Cpanel access, and it’s not even... More available. They assured we could install a shared SSL through them…..it turns out you can, so long as you email it to them every year and get them to install it. I don’t trust their ability to install it based on what I’ve seen so far though.
From the very moment we purchased an upgraded plan, we hadn’t even logged onto the site yet, they took down our original website and hosed our email settings. In the middle of the business day.
For several days I was unable to upload my index.html file, I had to send it to them and ask them to do it. The other files upload fine, just not the index file. At first they attempted to blame FileZilla for the problem, then finally got a workaround where I upload the file into my images folder, contact them, and they move it into the root directory. Not satisfactory, at all. I still am unable to edit my own htaccess file, and it doesn’t look like they care much about fixing that either.
This started last Friday, and today is Tuesday. I have spent literally hours on the phone and in chat with them trying to get this ironed out, and as of 5pm Tuesday it still is not fixed. It takes as long to explain the issue as it does for them to look through their documentation for an answer, because they are not even minimally competent with the technical workings of a server.
Maybe they do okay with Wordpress, I don’t know, but unless that’s your thing steer way way clear of this company.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $0.99 to $8.99 3 plans from $6.95 to $29.95
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
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Starter

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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Over $10

UNLIMITED PRO

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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Flexcloud Site

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: 300 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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VPS
5 plans from $4.99 to $29.99 6 plans from $19.95 to $109.95
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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Linux Basic

$19.95 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
12 plans from $0.00 to $299.99
No
Under $4

A8i

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View A8i plan
No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

L4i

$39.99 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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
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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 4 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
7 of 9 5 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
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 2 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes No
Node.js No No
Django Yes No
Perl Yes No
Ruby on Rails Yes No
Database Support
1 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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