SoftLayer vs FastComet

Comparison
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Pricing
5 hosting plans 16 hosting plans
Starting price $25.00 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 3 coupons
User Ratings
1.9
4.8
Reliability 2.0
5.0
Pricing 1.5
4.5
User Friendly 2.0
5.0
Support 1.5
5.0
Features 2.0
5.0
User Reviews
11 reviews 1427 reviews
Latest positive review
Perfect support and reliability for many years :)
Kostas Dakanalis,
9.6
Top hosting company for real online business !!!
Service and support is great!
Hapliuc Cezar,
10
Thank you @Konstantin K. for the help with the settings I had to make on the website as well as the Cloudflare settings. Also, thank you for resetting the host package and installing the application!
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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Did nothing to help me, except blame me for using their "app" to build the page.
net SCREWtality,
4.4
I've been with them a couple or few years, today my credit card declined them for renewal, and am I GLAD. So while going to the page, my page wouldn't load. Some company from some other land, was somehow promoted under mt DO... More T COM NAME, which they claim to HOST FOR ME. After way too much time on their TYPING CUSTOMER SERVICE CHAT, which is lame. I find out its Word Press or some bullshit, and supposedly its something I did, while trying to use their CRAP.
So basically a builder that they use to assist you, if looked at or something is clicked WRONG... An unknown website takes over your dit com... and its YOUR FAULT, not theirs. Their excuse, was my staff created something in word press, and THE INTERNET COULDNT UNDERSTAND WHICH PAGE TO SHOW... Thats their excuse for promoting their own bullshit web site, instead of mine, which i paid for. the Kicker. it happened in 2020. so for a FULL YEAR, I paid them to PROMOTE someone else, THEY CLAIM NO RESPONSIBILITY., You should know they advertise how easy they are to use... even GOOF proof... NOT SO. Apparently not so.
When I found fast Comet it was rated in several top 10 sites to use... Today, I couldn't find them listed in ANY TOP 10 LIST... I guess because they SUCK !!!!!!
P.S. as for customer support; they claim 365/7/24 apparently you can only talk to the SALES DEPARTMENT where they can sucker you into their services, but no phone support when they charge you a year of service to promote some bullshit that their SITE CREATED.
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Shared Hosting
No
3 plans from $2.49 to $4.99
Under $4 No

FastCloud

$2.49 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View FastCloud plan
Under $8 No

FastCloud Extra

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 35 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View FastCloud Extra plan
Over $10 No No
VPS
1 plan from $27.60 to $27.60 5 plans from $0.00 to $90.94
Under $4 No

Start for free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Start for free plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Custom

$27.60 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Custom plan

VPS Cloud 1

$38.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS Cloud 1 plan
Dedicated Server
3 plans from $158.00 to $1,439.00 4 plans from $90.35 to $226.85
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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DS 1

$90.35 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DS 1 plan
Cloud Hosting
1 plan from $25.00 to $25.00 4 plans from $38.95 to $90.94
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Virtual Servers - Custom

$25.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Servers - Custom plan

Cloud 1

$38.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Cloud 1 plan
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 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
0 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress No Yes
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
2 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB Yes No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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