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Site5 vs Donweb.com (Ex. Dattatec.com)

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit Donweb.com (Ex. Dattatec.com)
Pricing
13 hosting plans 5 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $3.50 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
1.6
Reliability 1.5
1.5
Pricing 1.5
2.0
User Friendly 1.5
2.0
Support 1.5
1.5
Features 1.5
1.5
User Reviews
156 reviews 87 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...
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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- the "WHM" area where all websites are accessed being housed on a domain with an outdated SSL again leaving it vulnerable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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Rude customer service, really really bad
Nikolai M,
2.0
Not providing the paid service until verification, can't verify due virtual one time usage credit card. (Glad these exist for places like that)
They want me to snap a picture of the credit card which i no longer have (thats t... More he point of virtual credit cards isn't it?
Asking for a refund is denied until i verify the credit card.
So they are not providing the service nor refund the money when requested.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 1 plan from $3.50 to $3.50
Under $4 No

Plan Inicio Ilimitado

$3.50 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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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
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No
Dedicated Server
No
1 plan from $82.00 to $82.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

A medida. Configura el tuyo.

$82.00 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $20.00 to $36.00 3 plans from $14.00 to $160.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Plus

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

$14.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
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Data Centers
4 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes No
Europe Yes No
Asia Yes No
Oceania No No
South America Yes Yes
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 8 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 6 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 5 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No Yes
Bitcoin No No
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