Site5 vs Aruba

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit Aruba
Pricing
13 hosting plans 10 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $1.14 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.1
Reliability 1.5
2.0
Pricing 1.5
2.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.0
Support 1.5
2.0
Features 1.5
2.0
User Reviews
168 reviews 107 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...
Aruba is the best and cheapest cloud VPS provider
Igor Stankiewicz,
8.8
Aruba is the best and cheapest cloud VPS provider.
Fast servers, free trial, good support - it's better than other companies.
Nothing more, nothing less.
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.
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Try it and you will lose your data and your money
Yacine Qotna,
2.0
My server has been suspended
Because of fake report and not verified by support party
My sites are not working for more than 3 days and you cannot access the server so that I can take backups or transfer it to another server.... More
I never recommend it
Try it and you will lose your data and your money
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $325.00 4 plans from $1.14 to $162.42
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

BASIC

$11.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 1
View BASIC plan
VPS
7 plans from $4.95 to $325.00 4 plans from $1.14 to $162.42
Under $4 No

Small

$1.05 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Small plan
Under $8 No

Medium

$6.84 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Medium plan
Over $10

VPS2

$55.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Large

$13.14 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $325.00 2 plans from $1.14 to $162.42
Under $4 No

Server Pro

$1.05 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Server Pro plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Plus

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 102.4 GB
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Server Smart

$12.11 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Server Smart plan
Data Centers
4 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes No
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes No
Oceânia No No
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
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 Yes
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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