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Site5 vs Afrihost

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit Afrihost
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
1.7
Reliability 1.6
1.5
Pricing 1.8
2.2
User Friendly 1.6
1.8
Support 1.4
1.4
Features 1.7
1.8
User Reviews
155 reviews 92 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...
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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Latest negative review
NO NO NO!
Jorge Vergara,
2.4
Login page says "This site is restricted" I have tried to resolve the issue with 6 different support agents, spent more than 2 hours each time, and none of them has been able to help me out. Those guys are completely useless.... More Do yourself a favor and keep your stuff away from this host! Less
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
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
View hostBasic plan
No
Over $10

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostPro plan
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
View VPS2 plan
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
View Plus plan
No
Data Centers
4 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes No
Europe Yes No
Asia Yes No
Oceania No No
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No Yes
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 2 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes No
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 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
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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