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Site5 vs Afrihost

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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
1.8
Reliability 1.5
1.5
Pricing 1.5
2.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.0
Support 1.5
1.5
Features 1.5
2.0
User Reviews
158 reviews 95 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 Review
Christiaan Engelbrecht,
8.8
I had a pretty good experience with Afrihost. Some minor headaches but it was worth it.
Read more on my blog hosted with Afrihost.
https://itsbroken.tech/afrihost-review/
Latest negative review
Lots of restrictions. Payment method fraudulent. Charge when automatic payment is disabled. Very slow support.
Mario Latendresse,
2.0
I asked to have an upgrade of Python so that I could installed Django and it was denied. Their shared server has Python 2.7, and Python 3 was denied to be installed, which has been the standard version for many years (you are... More give a jail shell that restricts most installation). Their basic plan is way too restrictive. You have to get a non-shared server to get any serious work done there and pay lots of money. There is also no way to stop a payment once the invoice is done six weeks in advance. Turning off automatic payment does nothing once the invoice is done and there is no way to remove a credit card once added to do payments. Less
Afrihost does not care!
MICHAEL GERS,
4.4
I really thought that Afrihost was a company that cared and delivered a great service. It seems that this is not so!
Since I signed up with Afrihost I have only experienced approximately 5 - 10 % connectivity. For some 6 week... More s now I have been contacting Afihost regarding this dire situation but as I write today I still have the same crisis. Where I live I am one of a number of Afrihost users that experience the same problem - we are all fed up with the ongoing problem that never gets resolved. 
How is one supposed to run one's business, financial and other affairs on this basis?
Every month Afrihost deduct their fee and I am told when I request a refund that my data allocation that is not utilized will be rolled over. But what is the use of this if you cannot connect to the Internet - how does one utilize one's data?  Further to this, as I understand it, the data is only rolled over for a period of 2 months so inevitably given my situation the rolled over data will ultimately be forfeited. 
In my numerous ongoing attempts to resolve the problem I  have also attempted to contact management as it is my sense that the problem can only be addressed at this level - but I have not had any success with this either. I emailed the service manager Damon Ross some time back - still no reply. I then attempted to contact his manager -  received a call from this manager's representative Ktabo and another call from a person called Kwazi who assured me that they would come back to me on the outcome of my request - still waiting for a call!
As I see it, if you are a small guy you do not matter!
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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
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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