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Site5 vs CloudFlare

Comparison
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Pricing
13 hosting plans 6 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.1
Reliability 1.5
2.0
Pricing 1.5
2.0
User Friendly 1.5
2.0
Support 1.5
2.0
Features 1.5
2.0
User Reviews
156 reviews 45 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...
Best Free DDOS protection service in the world
karan jot,
10
I have 11 websites using their protection and most are on the free plan. Cloud flare is the best to protect against ddos attacks if you know how to add custom rules yourself, you can rate limit and add page rules so spammers ... More cannot ddos your website plus the bot fight mode tool they have is awesome!. Many people say they had bad support/late but you guys need to understand that they protect millions of websites for FREE and they take longer to reply for those reasons. The times I sent them a message they replied within 24 hours and they were helpful and professional at all times. I always recommend people cloud flare because its free to use and even the free plan will protect and stop DDOS attacks no matter how big they are. Less
Latest negative review
Absolute Trash Fire (Avoid At All Costs!!)
Myles Brock,
2.0
So I assume by the general consensus of the reviews hear you've got the gist already, but I thought I'd add my 2 cents to the pile anyway.
Site5 was OK a few years ago when it had (limited) phone support but still had some i... More ssues (it's native Wordpress Installer didn't work for example). Since it sold out to EIG a while back however it's been in a state of steady decline. There's been too many issues to list of late but here's a small sample:
- Not updating PHP on my server leading to one of my websites getting hacked
- the "WHM" area where all websites are accessed being housed on a domain with an outdated SSL again leaving it vulnerable
- Charging me for things I didn't order
- The Live Chat box glitches out if there's more than one tab open
- Continuous price hikes with no warning
As such the service has become something I wouldn't wish upon my enemies. There are some aspects that I like such as (limited) access to Cpanel and Max Upload Filesize of 1000mb on websites however generally speaking I'd suggest people avoid this platform like the plague. I can only imagine that inertia is what's allowing them to retain whatever is left of their customer base but it seems like it's only a matter of the time before the sink ships altogether. Anyway, glad to be done with them!!
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Customer No Service
Carter Lewis,
3.2
I tried to cancel my membership bc I no longer have the website and due to a glitch on their website, I was charged again instead of my subscription getting canceled. They have a red ribbon with a box next to it that looks li... More ke it should have text and you have to click it in order to proceed with canceling. But when you try to proceed, you are charged! This happened twice! I tried to reach them twice via “submit a request” and no one ever gets back to me. I’ve had no choice but to pursue action via PayPal. Less
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
CDN
No
4 plans from $0.00 to $5,000.00
Under $4 No

Free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Free plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Pro

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Pro plan
DDoS Protection Services
No
2 plans from $20.00 to $200.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Pro

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Pro plan
Data Centers
4 of 6 6 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceania No Yes
South America Yes Yes
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 0 of 6
WordPress Yes No
Joomla Yes No
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
1 of 2 0 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes No
Language Support
2 of 7 0 of 7
PHP Yes No
Java No No
Python Yes No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
1 of 3 0 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes No
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 0 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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