GoDaddy vs Site5

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit Site5
Pricing
23 hosting plans 13 hosting plans
Starting price $2.99 / month $4.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
1.6
Reliability 1.5
1.5
Pricing 1.5
1.5
User Friendly 1.5
1.5
Support 1.5
1.5
Features 1.5
1.5
User Reviews
607 reviews 168 reviews
Latest positive review
Nice Hosting
Muzaffer Bhat,
8.8
I host a blog site http://digitalbhat.com with GoDaddy and found it satisfactory. I recommend this host to all on merit basis and overall experience I had with the service provider.
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...
Latest negative review
No reason anymore to keep GoDaddy
Eric Rothmuller,
3.6
I own an online marketing company and I've always used GoDaddy and recommended GoDaddy to my clients. Their services have always been a little clunky and has had it's issues but their customer service was the one reason I stu... More ck with them for so many years. Their customer service was impeccable for seemingly a decade. Now it seems they have outsourced their customer service and it is atrocious. Issues take 3+ calls to resolve now, the wait times are much longer, and the service reps seem absolutely incompetent. The only reason I've ever truly had to stick with GoDaddy for over a decade is now gone and I'll be moving my clients and my domain, email, and web hosting needs elsewhere. Less
No support
Chick Newman,
2.0
I have had an email problem on Site5 for nearly a year. It no longer provides telephone support and writing a "ticket" about an issue is summarily ignored. A few days later, after submitting a ticket, an email from site5 is ... More received after each ticket that says. "since we have not heard from you the issue will be closed". I have sent several tickets complaining of he same issue numerous times and each time the issue is ignored and followed by the same email to me. There isn't even a statement that the issue was read.
I have therefore moved my website and hosting to another hosting company but Site5 relentlessly bombards me with email about the issue it refuses to resolve. I lost a lot of business because emails I sent to customers from it's server were consistently bounced from gmail, aol and yahoo email accounts because the Site5 server was insecure by gmail, aol and yahoo.
At this time, nearly a year after submitting the first ticket, and several months after moving my website to another host, Site5 refuses so acknowledge that I am no longer a customer. They keep sending those useless emails about the ticket being closed. I need to make sure that any future charges to my credit card that are attempted by Site5 are blocked since customer service has not deleted my account, even though I specifically sent a request to customer service insisting that my account be closed (and even though I have removed my website and email to another host).
Site5's support is Horrible ...the worst...it is non-existent!! I suspect there are no live support technicians working for this company, hence the spitting out the same canned email month after month to me "closing" my ticket without ever addressing my problem , and giving no pretext that there was even an effort to address the problem.
Go somewhere else when looking for a webhost.
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Shared Hosting
7 plans from $2.99 to $419.99 3 plans from $4.95 to $325.00
Under $4

Economy

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Economy plan
No
Under $8

Economy Windows

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: plesk
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Economy Windows plan

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostBasic plan
Over $10

Deluxe

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 10
View Deluxe plan

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
4 plans from $2.99 to $419.99 7 plans from $4.95 to $325.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Enhance

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Enhance plan
No
Over $10

Launch

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Launch plan

VPS2

$55.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
8 plans from $2.99 to $419.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DS-32

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 4 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DS-32 plan
No
Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $4.95 to $325.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Plus

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 102.4 GB
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Website Builder
1 plan from $2.99 to $419.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Launch

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Launch plan
No
SSL
3 plans from $2.99 to $419.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Domain Validation (DV) SSL

$89.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Domain Validation (DV) SSL plan
No
Data Centers
3 of 6 4 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia No No
South America No Yes
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 8 2 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails Yes No
ASP.NET Yes No
Database Support
0 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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