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SoftLayer vs ChemiCloud

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Pricing
5 hosting plans 11 hosting plans
Starting price $25.00 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No 3 coupons
User Ratings
1.9
5.0
Reliability 2.0
5.0
Pricing 1.5
5.0
User Friendly 2.0
5.0
Support 1.5
5.0
Features 2.0
5.0
User Reviews
11 reviews 523 reviews
Latest positive review
Perfect support and reliability for many years :)
Kostas Dakanalis,
9.6
Top hosting company for real online business !!!
Superb Hosting
John Wigham,
9.6
I've been with Chemicloud for nearly three years and have always been pleased with their service during this time. To anybody who'll listen, I've always said that Chemicloud is the best host I've used in the last 20 years. Th... More e reason I say this is mostly because of their customer support. I've broken several sites on this host and they invariably have them repaired and working again within an hour. A far cry from many hosts I've used in the past. Superb support. Less
Latest negative review
Softlayer is no longer a good hosting solution. Save yourself the headaches and avoid them.
Ty Roden,
3.6
Softlayer used to be a good company to have for hosting. Little by little it has become less support and more fees - everywhere. They just closed a datacenter in Dallas - they sent out migration emails to people saying that s... More ervers were being migrated. Not very clear.
They literally turned off all servers in that datacenter even if you were a paying client, and proceeded to flat delete all data. If you missed the email, tough. I have spoken with others that were affected by this, same response. " We will give you 2 free months of service, but your data is gone ". Considering that these servers were virtuals, they could have literally just migrated the files to operational servers, instead they send emails, and just shut you off. Period. This is horrible and unprofessional. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
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waste of time -
nabeel asaad,
4.4
me and my wife try for over 25 min , and we used 3 different type of credit card / bank card ,and their website keep saying add a missing info , worst experiance . and waste of time
Shared Hosting
No
3 plans from $2.99 to $5.99
Under $4 No

Starter

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8 No

Pro

$4.49 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10 No No
VPS
1 plan from $27.60 to $27.60 4 plans from $39.97 to $179.98
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Custom

$27.60 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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CVPS 1

$39.97 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
3 plans from $158.00 to $1,439.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Custom Single Processor

$158.00 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Cloud Hosting
1 plan from $25.00 to $25.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Virtual Servers - Custom

$25.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Resellers
No
4 plans from $8.99 to $20.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Kickstart

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 3 TB
  • Panel: whm
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Data Centers
5 of 6 4 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia Yes Yes
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
0 of 6 6 of 6
WordPress No Yes
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No Yes
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 8 5 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
2 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB Yes No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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