Afrihost vs Liquid Web

Comparison
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Pricing
0 hosting plans 14 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $15.00 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.8
4.6
Reliability 1.5
4.5
Pricing 2.0
4.5
User Friendly 2.0
4.5
Support 1.5
4.5
Features 2.0
4.5
User Reviews
99 reviews 197 reviews
Latest positive review
Router mafia
Carl Nel,
8.0
After being a hosting and ADSL client since 2007, bidding them farewell for forcing the use of routers of their choice on Fixed LTE subscribers.
Liquid Web Support is Excellent
Gary Driskill,
10
I have been a Liquid Web customer for 15 years. I have two (2) servers with them and they have always provided excellent products and services at good prices. Also, there support is always friendly, knowledgeable and timely.
Latest negative review
15 yrs still get rip off!
JS du Toit,
2.0
I can never recommend this company for anyone. Tried them on and off for last 15 yrs and each time there something that happend or something horribly go wrong! There support staff reading off manual what to say to client and ... More even lies to there clients about anything. Thats why left again this year this stupid company. There email server was last year hacked and 40 000 rand of bank detail fraud was commited and they still denied it and showed people outside afrihost had access to there servers backbone. This sad and cost alot for us and will never recommend to host or use there services at all. I can tell you alot of stories bud trying to keep short and simple . Stay away! Less
Cancelled for Complaining
Aaron Crow,
5.6
Long story short. I spun up a few VMs in an attempt to get sequential IP addresses. The next day I found they limited my account to only allow 1 IP address per VM and didn't tell me why. I tried contacting support, billing... More and then sales but nobody could tell me why I was on a "limited" account. They insisted that I provide my drivers license before they would speak to me. I don't give out my DL to anyone especially when I did nothing wrong.
I then complained on another website and they asked me to contact them directly. Then they went silent, so when I complained again they sent me a message stating I had violated their acceptable use policy and then terminated my account. Their policy is vague and can be used to terminate anyone for any reason.
I still have no idea what my original "infraction" was and was told by several employees in my phone calls I had done nothing wrong. It's my person opinion I am being punished because I complained publicly.
I was treated unfairly throughout this entire process and YES I will go somewhere else. But, not before I let everyone know how I was treated.
I have given support 1 star for their unwillingness to communicate and reliability 1 star because it took ME making phone calls and tracking down what was happening when they limited my account. They didn't other sending me the email to let me know there was an issue until AFTER I complained online.
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Shared Hosting
No
1 plan from $15.00 to $219.00
Under $4 No

WP

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Under $8 No No
Over $10 No No
VPS
No
7 plans from $15.00 to $219.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Cloud VPS 2GB

$15.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
No
3 plans from $15.00 to $219.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Intel Xeon 1230 v6

$99.00 / MO
  • Space: 250 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $15.00 to $219.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Intel Xeon E3-1230 v6

$149.00 / MO
  • Space: 408 GB
  • Bandwidth: 5 TB
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Data Centers
1 of 6 2 of 6
North America No Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East Yes No
Support Services
0 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support No Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase No Yes
CMS support
2 of 6 3 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
1 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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