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Site5 vs Active24

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Pricing
13 hosting plans 0 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.3
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 1.5
2.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.0
Support 1.5
2.0
Features 1.5
2.5
User Reviews
156 reviews 11 reviews
Latest positive review
Works great for me
Rodrigo Campos,
9.2
I have 4 years of using it and works perfect, support works, uptime works, they give me whm, etc...
Standard Hosting with Everything You Need
John R.,
10
I just have their entry level hosting and it has been working perfectly for me. I have worked with other hosting companies before, and none of them are as good. If you want hosting based in the Czech Republic, make sure you... More look this one over and see if they have what you need. I think they will. Less
Latest negative review
Absolute Trash Fire (Avoid At All Costs!!)
Myles Brock,
2.0
So I assume by the general consensus of the reviews hear you've got the gist already, but I thought I'd add my 2 cents to the pile anyway.
Site5 was OK a few years ago when it had (limited) phone support but still had some i... More ssues (it's native Wordpress Installer didn't work for example). Since it sold out to EIG a while back however it's been in a state of steady decline. There's been too many issues to list of late but here's a small sample:
- Not updating PHP on my server leading to one of my websites getting hacked
- the "WHM" area where all websites are accessed being housed on a domain with an outdated SSL again leaving it vulnerable
- Charging me for things I didn't order
- The Live Chat box glitches out if there's more than one tab open
- Continuous price hikes with no warning
As such the service has become something I wouldn't wish upon my enemies. There are some aspects that I like such as (limited) access to Cpanel and Max Upload Filesize of 1000mb on websites however generally speaking I'd suggest people avoid this platform like the plague. I can only imagine that inertia is what's allowing them to retain whatever is left of their customer base but it seems like it's only a matter of the time before the sink ships altogether. Anyway, glad to be done with them!!
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Our URL has been down for months
Sarah Brooks,
2.0
Royally messed up the transfer of our domain, putting in the name of the domain provider we were moving from as the holder at the central domain registry. Several months have passed, numerous phone calls and we still have no ... More website. Every time we think we are there, there is another hurdle to pass. They are woefully ill-equipped to deal with a company buying out another company and needing them to change administrative contacts etc. The whole process has been one of pain. Less
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
Over $10

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
VPS
7 plans from $55.00 to $325.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

VPS2

$55.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $20.00 to $36.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Plus

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 102.4 GB
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No
Data Centers
4 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes No
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes No
Oceania No No
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 0 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes No
Forum Support No No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
CMS support
5 of 9 3 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes No
Fantastico Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 1 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
1 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
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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