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1&1 vs SharkHosting

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Compared options Visit 1&1 Visit SharkHosting
Pricing
34 hosting plans 8 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $2.74 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
1.6
4.3
Reliability 1.5
4.3
Pricing 1.8
4.4
User Friendly 1.5
4.3
Support 1.4
4.2
Features 1.5
4.2
User Reviews
205 reviews 76 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.
Their support is great and also the prices for the hosting services are very much affordable
Prakash Kshetri,
8.8
I was facing problem for creating new mail accounts and was having issue with Contact Form 7.
I raised a ticket for that and it was solved by the Support team on the same day.
Their support is really great. Also, I never face... More d issues while creating my websites using their Hosting Services. 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!
Unnecessary stress from beginning to end
Jack C,
4.4
Generally, a chaotic and disorganised website host. As you can probably imagine given their relatively low-price point, they are a reseller, of Stablepoint to be precise. Sad as it is you often get what you pay for, and this ... More is one such occasion.
Harsh as it may sound, its unnecessary stress from beginning to end with Shark... Clunky website, poorly maintained (yet often referred to) knowledgebase and constant networking and configuration changes... Sometimes with little or no notice. Personally, for me, the last point is a biggie. This has left sites and services offline or not working correctly on more than one occasion, requiring immediate or short-term remedial effort to get things standing up again and thoroughly tested.
Combine these points with generally poor communication... When there is notice of a change it often provides little notice, an ultimatum, or focuses on the mid/long-term benefits to the business, rather than the client right now... So, it is all rather messy.
It is always good practice of course, but do make sure you properly read the product-specific terms and conditions if registering, as there is at least one service offered which is essentially useless when you marry it up to its Ts & Cs.
The one-man-band that is Chris at Shark / Net87 / Chick etc is decent in fairness if you read this line again and take it in context alongside the price.
If you, your company, group or organisation *need* service dependability, technical support with real answers and that is 24/7, or general calmness and peace of mind I respectfully recommend trying elsewhere. If your operation is small and reasonably happy with 'cheap and cheerful' then Shark Hosting may well work out fine for you.
Best of luck.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $0.99 to $8.99 5 plans from $2.74 to $10.95
Under $4

UNLIMITED

$0.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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Blue Shark

$2.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 5
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Under $8

UNLIMITED PLUS

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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Tiger Shark

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 10
View Tiger Shark plan
Over $10

UNLIMITED PRO

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View UNLIMITED PRO plan

Whale Shark

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
5 plans from $4.99 to $29.99 1 plan from $16.43 to $16.43
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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Custom KVM VPS

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 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
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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 2 plans from $8.21 to $16.43
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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Cloud 1 - 1 Year

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
3 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania Yes No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 3 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
7 of 9 7 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
6 of 7 6 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django Yes No
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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