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Afrihost vs Liquid Web

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Pricing
0 hosting plans 13 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $15.00 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.7
4.5
Reliability 1.5
4.6
Pricing 2.2
4.4
User Friendly 1.8
4.6
Support 1.4
4.5
Features 1.8
4.6
User Reviews
92 reviews 169 reviews
Latest positive review
Afrihost --- Gershom M
Liliana Pholoholo,
10
Afrihost --Gershom M
Wow I am with afrihost on all products never had an issue I upgraded my fibre to 1GB line with hosting and mobile I am comfortable
Wow Afrihost support is top, enjoy abusing them left and right and centr... More e always ready to assist Gershom M wow
Thank you
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Liquid Web Hosting Review
John M Lynn,
10
I moved from a Fantastic Web Company, that was bought out by one of the LARGE hosting companies. Then the nightmare began. Unfortunately, I was spoiled with VERY good customer support with my old hosting provider.
After 4 ... More attempts of transitioning 30,000 web pages built in Moveable Type and $5000 later, I finally found Liquid Web. Thank God!
These guys are fantastic! I've called several times in the middle of the night, and a LIVE person picked up the phone that I could understand. When I say 24 hour support, it's not some stupid chat AI robot, or out-sourced company.
I'm was SHOCKED! Not only do you get a LIVE person, you can someone that has a 'brain' in regards to complex questions.
I've since transition our website to using Word Press, which is one of the worlds best Blog Management products. No doubt in my mind, that Liquid Web provides the BEST support for Word Press installation.
I'm running our website on on the of their managed servers.
Please note: This is not a cheapy $10 hosting web hosting product. They offer fully hosted managed 24 hour support.
In my opinion, the pricing is VERY competitive. If I could give more stars, I would. No complaints.
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Latest negative review
This is the worse service I have ever received.
Kim Carelse,
2.8
So Covid happened and life was hard for everybody in one way or the other. I had to move homes I was lucky enough not to end up on the streets as my sister built for my husband my fur baby and I. We moved in I finally got a j... More ob again and I decided to install fibre. Since my sisters household uses Afrihost and has for years against my intuition I went with her advise. It Took Afrihost one full month to install the fibre and the add they had up said one week for installation (no apology was received) after numerous phone calls and a full on temper tantrum the technical guy who was subcontracted by Openserve to do the install actually sorted out the problem and explained to me what needed to happen and my fibre was installed the very next day. Now two months down the line they don't execute their debit from my bank and decide to double debit the account this month. When i contacted them all i got for my efforts was a "sorry for the inconvenience caused" which thoroughly pushed up my blood pressure. When I told them I'd like to cancel I was promptly informed of a R999 cancellation fee that I will need to fork out. since I have not been with them for six months yet and also that their money back guarantee is not valid for fibre clients. I am beyond furious because now I am stuck with them for another four months. In my estimation since I am an unhappy customer they can be an unhappy service provider and I will be giving them bad reviews on every site that allows it. This I believe will balance the scales between HORRIBLE customer services and an unsatisfied customer. I think that these big companies need to be reminded that the customer pays their salaries and if they loose enough customers they may end up having to shrink their company size which may re-instill the proper work ethic they seem to have thrown away when they became a big fish in a small pond. Less
Extremely unhappy customer
Jessica Struzik,
2.8
We will be looking for a new hosting company. We have been with liquid web for years now and at this point we are completely fed up with all of the problems, outages, and the level of support provided.
VPS
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4 plans from $15.00 to $95.00
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
6 plans from $199.00 to $549.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Intel Xeon E3-1230v5

$199.00 / MO
  • Space: 240 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $110.98 to $222.58
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Standard

$110.98 / MO
  • Space: 960 GB
  • Bandwidth: 10 TB
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Data Centers
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North America No Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East Yes No
Support Services
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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
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WordPress Yes No
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No No
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
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Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
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PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
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MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
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PayPal No Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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