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Hostking vs Hostinger

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Pricing
7 hosting plans 17 hosting plans
Starting price $1.23 / month $1.39 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
4.2
4.7
Reliability 4.2
4.7
Pricing 4.2
4.7
User Friendly 4.2
4.7
Support 4.2
4.7
Features 4.0
4.6
User Reviews
5 reviews 2390 reviews
Latest positive review
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Shaheer Jacobs,
10
I've been through many south african web hosts, but find that Hostking is awesome. I had one major hiccup with my website where I broke it by installing a caching plugin into my wordpress and they were willing to help. I like... More that they are 24/7 as I can also count on someone to be around when needed using their live chat. I also have no issues with the speed of my website. It runs nice and fast. Keep up the good work guys Less
I love hostinger
Suaib Najmul,
10
Wordpress Hosting
hostinger is a awesome hosting provider company there customer sopport is very responsive i using hostinger Wordpress hosting its very fast recommended
Latest negative review
Service down there with Axxess
De Wet,
2.0
Firstly, when I signed up, I had trouble with the domain - flag number one - and I had to get one of your support agents to help me. She helped me, but she signed me up for the wrong package - which I let go, cause I just nee... More ded hosting asap to move all my sites and leave the problematic host behind. Then, after migrating 2 of my bigger sites late that evening, I went to bed happy that I got those two sites moved and I could now rest - only to wake up with all 4 sites I uploaded broken. I'm talking files missing broken. While asking support for support, I also jumped in trying to fix my sites, and I managed to get the most important one fixed. The answers I got from support was "support" I guess, but still, no one answered the question WHY this happened. I got a follow-up email, and luckily there was still one site broken, and I replied with the broken site details, and just got a response that it seems like the theme might be broken - which I knew, but I needed to know WHY this happened - If I download all my files from one server, upload it to a new server, TEST IT AND IT WORKS, and the next morning it's broken, surely something had to happen? Moving on - all things considered, I didn't have the time to fight over things I got fixed myself. Today I got working again, and whap - in the middle of my work, the site stopped working. Started chatting with support, and after sending me screenshots of the site "working his side", I raised Dean's screenshot game with about 6 screenshots of sites not responding "on my end". He sent me a message I didn't understand, and then he disappeared. I was still asking about a customer care department and WHY this happened and HOW I can prevent this from happening again, but Dean felt he did his part. The following day - today - I saw my tickets were closed - without it being resolved, or even an answer on any of my questions. Still no word from any form of customer relations/support. I tried live chat again but was left hanging. I called in and asked if they could call me back - which never happened. I called in again and was informed that management was in a meeting. About 10mins later, I got a call and was informed that I exceeded my file limit, and this was the reason my sites were broken - if you are not keeping track, this was now the THIRD reason. I asked to speak to management, again and was told he went on lunch. I emailed the management email address I was given, and that bounced. I'm busy deleting 3 of my sites, cause, to access anything, I need more space on the server. Still no word from anyone at HostKing.
UPDATE: I emailed, phoned, live chatted, and tried contacting them on Facebook - still waiting a response
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Terrible TOS or offshore management
jose hernandez,
2.0
Terrible TOS or offshore management
August 24th, 2021
Service was OK for a few months, most of the tech support requests were answered with "Here is a page how to do it, do it yourself". Lucky I was able to make my own chang... More es.
We host reviews to businesses and people who work for government and the courts.
A dishonest party did not like that we listed their work info (which we copied from their work website)
Thus the dishonest party claimed we posted "private info of a person" to our pages (untrue, in fact this info is all over Google with Google reviews.
We sent screenshots and links to where this info was copied from
However Hostinger ignored us, did not respond, they just suspended our account, this happened several times for 2 domains, all the same complaint and issues. They claimed we violated their TOS and pointed to "terror" as what we did to this person.
We had no choice but to move our sites and domains, where "the next host had no problem". I think part of the problem is Hostinger staff have poor English ability so they did not understand what they were told and instead of trying to understand they just agreed with the dishonest party and suspended their own customers account.
We have written several emails and messages to ask for a refund for the unused services but they ignore us and come back with silly, "you are right" but we did what he had to do BS.
While they get most of their clients from low balling low prices, the custom Cpanel set up is a nightmare and used to stop you from migration away from them. Things are not in normal places and it's over complicated not better than Cpanel.
Once they know you're not happy they ignore you
Tip for consumers:
They will bill extra for each SSL, Not offer Tech support, instead send you to their document pages to figure it out on your own.
Premium Shared Hosting
.com
Auto renewal enabled
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12 months
2021-11-24
-13%
$107.88
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Domain
Auto renewal enabled
Active
12 months
2021-12-12
$12.99
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Domain Privacy Protection
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12 months
2021-12-12
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$5.00
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $1.23 to $4.15 3 plans from $1.39 to $3.99
Under $4

Lite

$18.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: custom
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Starter

$1.39 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: 100.04 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8

cPanwl Personal

$61.00 / MO
  • Space: 8 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: custom
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No
Over $10 No No
VPS
4 plans from $16.40 to $77.79 8 plans from $3.95 to $77.99
Under $4 No

plan 1

$3.95 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No No
Over $10

STARTER

$241.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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plan 2

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $9.99 to $69.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Startup

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 200 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Website Builder
No
3 plans from $3.90 to $14.90
Under $4 No

Unleashed

$3.90 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

eCommerce

$9.90 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 4 of 6
North America No Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No No
South America No Yes
Africa & Middle East Yes No
Support Services
0 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support No Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase No Yes
CMS support
1 of 9 5 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
0 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux No Yes
Language Support
0 of 7 1 of 7
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
0 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
0 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No Yes
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