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Site5 vs Host Metro

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit Host Metro
Pricing
13 hosting plans 2 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $2.45 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.9
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 1.5
3.5
User Friendly 1.5
3.0
Support 1.5
3.0
Features 1.5
3.0
User Reviews
156 reviews 15 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...
Thank you for your support
Karl-Heinz Eger,
10
Thank you very much for your excellent support, help and patience with a stressed out user.
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- the "WHM" area where all websites are accessed being housed on a domain with an outdated SSL again leaving it vulnerable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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Thieves, and Politically motivated
David Domena,
2.0
This is what we posted on Google Reviews.
These bastards took my money for hosting for the year.
Then, messed with my web due to Political motivations.
Then when we complained, they said we will not help you any more,
and the... More y shut our website down, without issuing us a refund.
We were victimized by BIAS / Political motivations,
and they illegally shut down our site, after they've been paid, for the entire year.
Stay away from this Company and do NOT host your site here.
They even blocked our FTP access, and CPanel, so that we can not migrate our site to different server. Another words, they stole our money, and have our website held hostage. We put in a complaint to the FCC, and are pursuing other legal routes. Here is our Google Review: https://goo.gl/maps/CzTkR8BStZup3v78A
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 2 plans from $2.45 to $6.95
Under $4 No

Mega Max Hosting

$2.45 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Under $8

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Super Max Hosting

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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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
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
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No
Data Centers
4 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes No
Asia Yes No
Oceania No No
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 4 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 1 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
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 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 1 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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