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
1.8
Reliability 1.5
1.5
Pricing 1.5
2.0
User Friendly 1.5
2.0
Support 1.5
1.5
Features 1.5
2.0
User Reviews
168 reviews 99 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...
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.
Latest negative review
No support
Chick Newman,
2.0
I have had an email problem on Site5 for nearly a year. It no longer provides telephone support and writing a "ticket" about an issue is summarily ignored. A few days later, after submitting a ticket, an email from site5 is ... More received after each ticket that says. "since we have not heard from you the issue will be closed". I have sent several tickets complaining of he same issue numerous times and each time the issue is ignored and followed by the same email to me. There isn't even a statement that the issue was read.
I have therefore moved my website and hosting to another hosting company but Site5 relentlessly bombards me with email about the issue it refuses to resolve. I lost a lot of business because emails I sent to customers from it's server were consistently bounced from gmail, aol and yahoo email accounts because the Site5 server was insecure by gmail, aol and yahoo.
At this time, nearly a year after submitting the first ticket, and several months after moving my website to another host, Site5 refuses so acknowledge that I am no longer a customer. They keep sending those useless emails about the ticket being closed. I need to make sure that any future charges to my credit card that are attempted by Site5 are blocked since customer service has not deleted my account, even though I specifically sent a request to customer service insisting that my account be closed (and even though I have removed my website and email to another host).
Site5's support is Horrible ...the worst...it is non-existent!! I suspect there are no live support technicians working for this company, hence the spitting out the same canned email month after month to me "closing" my ticket without ever addressing my problem , and giving no pretext that there was even an effort to address the problem.
Go somewhere else when looking for a webhost.
Less
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
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $325.00
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 $4.95 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 $4.95 to $325.00
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
Oceânia 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
4 of 6 2 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 8 1 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET 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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