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Phurix vs Bluehost

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Pricing
9 hosting plans 13 hosting plans
Starting price $2.45 / month $2.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.0
2.5
Reliability 2.0
2.5
Pricing 2.0
2.5
User Friendly 3.0
2.5
Support 1.0
2.5
Features 2.0
2.5
User Reviews
1 review 264 reviews
Latest positive review No reviews yet
Easy and productive
Marsha Hankins,
9.2
My experience with Bluehost and BlueSky Pro has been very easy and productive. I had a few problems but they were easily fixed. I could not have done this on my own.
Latest negative review
Very Poor Support
John Irvine,
4.0
Recently my client and I both lost our email services on a phurix host. It was reported to normal support and through their 'urgent' support route but their response was nothing, not even an acknowledgement. 10 days later and... More many emails from us and still no response.
I was on the basic personal option but my client was on small business level option and loss of emails was a serious issue for them so we had no choice but to move to another host. I changed our MX records to point to the new host and got our email functionality back instantly, then I redirect our nameservers. This issue was not the only time we've had poor support so moving hosts had already been discussed; this was the final straw though.
The new host is fastcomet.com and actually worked out cheaper than phurix as we're combining our domains onto the one host, but price is not the main concern, it's the support and so far it has been very good from fastcomet, with a support ticket and online chat options available - something that phurix used to have but dispensed with several years ago unfortunately.
Also their claimed 100% reliability is only on the network connectivity - it doesn't include server downtime!
There may be a solid reason for their total lack of support but as we don't know what this is we didn't have much choice; they've hosted several domains for me for over 10 years but loyalty only goes so far, bye bye phurix.
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Great Tech Support!
Nate Hedgeman,
4.8
I know this because I call them nearly every day because that is the only way to get anything done. The user portal is WIDLY inconsistent. Sometimes buttons work, sometimes they don't. Sometimes they just completely disappear... More for a while.
I have been with them for over 10 years and they have been going downhill but as of a few months ago it's just been TERRIBLE. I hate that I just renewed with them, I wish I hadnt't
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $2.45 to $12.13 4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95
Under $4

Personal

$2.45 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: 10.04 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Basic

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Basic plan
Under $8

Family

$6.10 / MO
  • Space: 1 GB
  • Bandwidth: 30 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Family plan

Plus

$5.45 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Plus plan
Over $10

Small business

$12.13 / MO
  • Space: 2 GB
  • Bandwidth: 60.01 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Small business plan

Pro

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
3 plans from $19.40 to $77.60 3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Silver

$19.40 / MO
  • Space: 4 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Standard

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
3 plans from $77.14 to $140.10 3 plans from $79.99 to $119.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Entry

$77.14 / MO
  • Space: 512 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Entry plan

Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Starter

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan
Over $10 No

Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 1 of 6
North America No Yes
Europe Yes No
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
0 of 8 4 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
0 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
0 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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