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Hostking vs FastComet

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Pricing
7 hosting plans 15 hosting plans
Starting price $1.24 / month $2.95 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 3 coupons
User Ratings
4.2
4.8
Reliability 4.2
4.8
Pricing 4.2
4.7
User Friendly 4.2
4.8
Support 4.2
4.9
Features 4.0
4.8
User Reviews
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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
Repo And Other Negative Items Removed From My re[port In 9days!!!
Corbin Ridley,
10
One of the most important items in your financial life is your credit report. Your credit report contains information about where you live and work, how you pay your bills, whether you have been sued, had a lien filed against... More you, or have filed for bankruptcy, whether you are qualified for a loan or not. I had a good score (692) I was planning on getting our home by the end of this year. Everything changed when I lost my job earlier this year and missed out on some payments. I then went through a nasty repossession which dropped my credit score by over 100 points. A realtor I’ve been in contact with introduced me to this live saver, (METRONET CREDIT SOLUTION) out of my desperation to fulfill my promise to my family I contacted them. They were very responsive and professional, after 9days I pulled my credit report as I was told. I was amazed when I saw my score had risen to 761, all negative items had been wiped. I can’t stop thanking them for fulfilling my dreams of getting our own house this year. Please contact them via metronetcreditsolution@gmail.com or call their helpline 205 518 3032. Don’t forget to mention me, you can thank me later. Less
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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Avoid Fast Comet please.
Dave Andrews,
2.0
They are constantly deceitful. Claim you can send 50mb attachments but forget to tell you they encrypt all mail and a 30mb attachments fails. Say they give you 1000mb mail space but dont tell you encrytion uses that space so ... More you only get like 650mb of space per email account. Cloudflare is constantly looping preventing you from logving in. Live chat support tries to put blame on your end and rarely solves problems, just blames then on your software or machine ( "works on my end"). Use anybody else. Less
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Data Centers
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North America No Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No Yes
South America No No
Africa & Middle East Yes No
Support Services
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Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support No Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase No Yes
CMS support
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WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
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Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux No Yes
Language Support
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PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
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MongoDB No Yes
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
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PayPal No Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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