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Site5 vs Hostking

Comparison
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Pricing
13 hosting plans 7 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $1.23 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
4.2
Reliability 1.6
4.2
Pricing 1.8
4.2
User Friendly 1.6
4.2
Support 1.4
4.2
Features 1.7
4.0
User Reviews
155 reviews 5 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...
Helpful Team
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
Latest negative review
NO NO NO!
Jorge Vergara,
2.4
Login page says "This site is restricted" I have tried to resolve the issue with 6 different support agents, spent more than 2 hours each time, and none of them has been able to help me out. Those guys are completely useless.... More Do yourself a favor and keep your stuff away from this host! Less
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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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 3 plans from $1.23 to $4.18
Under $4 No

Lite

$18.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: custom
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Lite plan
Under $8

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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cPanwl Personal

$61.00 / MO
  • Space: 8 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: custom
View cPanwl Personal plan
Over $10

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostPro plan
No
VPS
7 plans from $55.00 to $325.00 4 plans from $16.50 to $78.27
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

VPS2

$55.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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STARTER

$241.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 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
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No
Data Centers
4 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes No
Europe Yes No
Asia Yes No
Oceania No No
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No Yes
Support Services
5 of 6 0 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes No
Forum Support No No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
CMS support
5 of 9 1 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes No
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes No
Fantastico Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
1 of 2 0 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes No
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 0 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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