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SoftLayer vs HostArmada

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Pricing
5 hosting plans 14 hosting plans
Starting price $25.00 / month $1.99 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No 3 coupons
User Ratings
1.9
5.0
Reliability 2.0
5.0
Pricing 1.5
5.0
User Friendly 2.0
5.0
Support 1.5
5.0
Features 2.0
5.0
User Reviews
11 reviews 261 reviews
Latest positive review
Perfect support and reliability for many years :)
Kostas Dakanalis,
9.6
Top hosting company for real online business !!!
Excellent Service
Stacy F,
9.6
Host Armada is a dream for web hosting my blog. Their support is available 24/7 and very friendly. They also helped me migrate my wordpress site. I highly recommend them!
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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Shared Hosting
No
3 plans from $1.99 to $3.59
Under $4 No

Start Dock

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8 No No
Over $10 No No
VPS
1 plan from $27.60 to $27.60 4 plans from $38.47 to $94.47
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Custom

$27.60 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Web Shuttle

$38.47 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
3 plans from $158.00 to $1,439.00 3 plans from $104.30 to $230.30
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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Armada DS - LIFT OFF!

$104.30 / MO
  • Space: 160 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
1 plan from $25.00 to $25.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Virtual Servers - Custom

$25.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Resellers
No
4 plans from $5.99 to $13.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Sitedust

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1.5 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10 No

Protoseller

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: 3 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Data Centers
5 of 6 4 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceania 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 9 8 of 9
WordPress No 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
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 7 4 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
2 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB Yes Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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