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Hostking vs ChemiCloud

Comparison
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Pricing
7 hosting plans 11 hosting plans
Starting price $1.23 / month $3.95 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
4.2
5.0
Reliability 4.2
5.0
Pricing 4.2
5.0
User Friendly 4.2
5.0
Support 4.2
5.0
Features 4.0
5.0
User Reviews
5 reviews 522 reviews
Latest positive review
Helpful Team
Shaheer Jacobs,
10
I've been through many south african web hosts, but find that Hostking is awesome. I had one major hiccup with my website where I broke it by installing a caching plugin into my wordpress and they were willing to help. I like... More that they are 24/7 as I can also count on someone to be around when needed using their live chat. I also have no issues with the speed of my website. It runs nice and fast. Keep up the good work guys Less
Fast and solid VPS
Carlo D.,
10
We have never had any downtime while using their services, and the pricing for the managed server packages is fair and transparent. My current two VPSs at ChemiCloud have been extremely fast, reliable, and stable.
Latest negative review
Service down there with Axxess
De Wet,
2.0
Firstly, when I signed up, I had trouble with the domain - flag number one - and I had to get one of your support agents to help me. She helped me, but she signed me up for the wrong package - which I let go, cause I just nee... More ded hosting asap to move all my sites and leave the problematic host behind. Then, after migrating 2 of my bigger sites late that evening, I went to bed happy that I got those two sites moved and I could now rest - only to wake up with all 4 sites I uploaded broken. I'm talking files missing broken. While asking support for support, I also jumped in trying to fix my sites, and I managed to get the most important one fixed. The answers I got from support was "support" I guess, but still, no one answered the question WHY this happened. I got a follow-up email, and luckily there was still one site broken, and I replied with the broken site details, and just got a response that it seems like the theme might be broken - which I knew, but I needed to know WHY this happened - If I download all my files from one server, upload it to a new server, TEST IT AND IT WORKS, and the next morning it's broken, surely something had to happen? Moving on - all things considered, I didn't have the time to fight over things I got fixed myself. Today I got working again, and whap - in the middle of my work, the site stopped working. Started chatting with support, and after sending me screenshots of the site "working his side", I raised Dean's screenshot game with about 6 screenshots of sites not responding "on my end". He sent me a message I didn't understand, and then he disappeared. I was still asking about a customer care department and WHY this happened and HOW I can prevent this from happening again, but Dean felt he did his part. The following day - today - I saw my tickets were closed - without it being resolved, or even an answer on any of my questions. Still no word from any form of customer relations/support. I tried live chat again but was left hanging. I called in and asked if they could call me back - which never happened. I called in again and was informed that management was in a meeting. About 10mins later, I got a call and was informed that I exceeded my file limit, and this was the reason my sites were broken - if you are not keeping track, this was now the THIRD reason. I asked to speak to management, again and was told he went on lunch. I emailed the management email address I was given, and that bounced. I'm busy deleting 3 of my sites, cause, to access anything, I need more space on the server. Still no word from anyone at HostKing.
UPDATE: I emailed, phoned, live chatted, and tried contacting them on Facebook - still waiting a response
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Be Careful
Hammad Khan,
4.0
I was honestly planning to sign up for Established Reseller Plan until i stumbled upon the pricing page. I must say that support was good and even waited for 15 mins since i had an urgent phone call to attend.
Anyways, long ... More story short and here is the break down of events.
- So when I moved to buy now page, i was a bit shocked looking at the pricing (screenshot attached)
-- What they advertised is $17.49 per month so according to this it should be $209.88 for 12 months but they are asking for 9.40
- When i asked the support staff, he told me that this is what it is and you can pay monthly and remain on $17.49
-- Then when i asked him that this would not be true because your terms on pricing say something different (Link to screenshot https://ibb.co/HGP9jg5)
-- Response was sorry that we are unable to meet in the middle way and the chat closed
Seriously they should be ranked the lowest when it comes to reseller hosting and what a disappointment.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $1.23 to $4.15 3 plans from $3.95 to $10.95
Under $4

Lite

$18.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: custom
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Starter

$3.95 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Starter plan
Under $8

cPanwl Personal

$61.00 / MO
  • Space: 8 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: custom
View cPanwl Personal plan

Pro

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Pro plan
Over $10 No

Turbo

$10.95 / MO
  • Space: 35 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Turbo plan
VPS
4 plans from $16.40 to $77.79 4 plans from $19.99 to $359.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

STARTER

$241.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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CVPS 1

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Resellers
No
4 plans from $7.49 to $17.49
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Kickstart

$7.49 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
  • Panel: whm
View Kickstart plan
Over $10 No

Grow

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 90 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
  • Panel: whm
View Grow plan
Data Centers
1 of 6 4 of 6
North America No Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No Yes
South America No No
Africa & Middle East Yes No
Support Services
0 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support No Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase No Yes
CMS support
1 of 9 8 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No No
Softaculous No Yes
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
0 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux No Yes
Language Support
0 of 7 5 of 7
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
0 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
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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