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Site5 vs hostfactory.ch

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit hostfactory.ch
Pricing
13 hosting plans 5 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $9.21 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
1.9
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 1.5
2.5
User Friendly 1.5
1.5
Support 1.5
1.0
Features 1.5
2.0
User Reviews
156 reviews 2 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...
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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- the "WHM" area where all websites are accessed being housed on a domain with an outdated SSL again leaving it vulnerable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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Service sucks
FRITZ FREI,
5.6
I tried hosting an asp.net website there.
They charge you for the tiniest tips even if they are not pertinent to the functioning of your website. They are incompetent. One service clerk told me there was no DB of the name I t... More argeted linked to my website. This was after I complained about a non-authorized charge for useless service. The DB was reachable before the spat and not after. So, I strongly believe their service people screw customers at their will. Less
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 3 plans from $9.21 to $25.77
Under $4 No No
Under $8

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
Over $10

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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ENTRY

$9.21 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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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
Dedicated Server
No
2 plans from $22.76 to $36.45
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Root-server standard

$22.76 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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
View Plus plan
No
Data Centers
4 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes No
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes No
Oceania No No
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
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 No
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 0 of 7
PHP Yes No
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 0 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes No
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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