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HostMantis vs Knownhost

Comparison
Compared options Visit HostMantis Visit Knownhost
Pricing
11 hosting plans 34 hosting plans
Starting price $2.29 / month $3.47 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
3.3
4.9
Reliability 3.2
5.0
Pricing 3.6
4.8
User Friendly 3.2
4.9
Support 3.3
5.0
Features 3.4
4.9
User Reviews
20 reviews 334 reviews
Latest positive review
Above and beyond
Paul Beresford,
10
I have been with HostMantis for about 10 years (I think) during this time they have been amazing. I am a "nerd" I guess but when I need help they are always there. I remember one time I was at my computer and they were at the... More ir desk (I am on the other side of the world. Australia) and the Q & A were flying back every minute or so for over an hour until my problem was fixed.
Very recently (July 2019) they went "above and beyond" expectations. If it was not for their help I would NOT have my 3 websites up and running. I find "Outside" help impossible to find, and at a Word Press meetup recently when I told others about the service from HostMantis all the others could say was "You are so lucky.. my provider would not do that and if they did it would cost hundreds of dollars)
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Always Great Service
Mark Smith,
10
I have a Managed VPS account, which I am thrilled with. Great product and service, as well as extremely fast and on the ball customer support. I won't be looking elsewhere any time soon.
Latest negative review
They don't value customers/ make you pay for what you don't need
Dennis Zaman,
2.0
hostmantis suspended my reseller hosting account because of dedicated ip addon of 2 dollar which i bought for a client, the client did not pay as maybe he/she didn't need the dedicated ip anymore but instead of un-provisionin... More g of the ipv4 address they suspended my reseller account and even after raising complain they did not re activate my account rather i had to pay for a dedicated ip i don't use just for them to unsuspend my account, i have never faced such a thing my entire life. Less
Dreadful support - site down for 3 days
Tony Featherstone,
2.8
Worst mistake of my life was signing up with these guys. One of my accounts was hacked and their abuse team sent me an email alerting me to the files that were malicious. I deleted all of them except one (which I missed by mi... More stake). Because of this, on a Friday night, they shut my site down - took it off line. Then they give me the spin that their 'abuse team' is different from their "support team" and they only work 9-5 monday to friday - no after hours support. So my site is now offline until Monday at the earliest. Dreadful service, in no way fit for a professional business to rely on. Please learn from my mistake, avoid these guys at all costs. Less
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.29 to $7.49 3 plans from $3.47 to $9.97
Under $4

Entry

$2.29 / MO
  • Space: 2 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Entry plan

Basic Shared Hosting

$3.47 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Basic Shared Hosting plan
Under $8

Advanced

$5.49 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Advanced plan

Standard Shared Hosting

$6.47 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 5
View Standard Shared Hosting plan
Over $10 No

Professional Shared Hosting

$9.97 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Professional Shared Hosting plan
VPS
4 plans from $14.95 to $49.95 10 plans from $5.00 to $100.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Entry Unmanaged VPS

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Entry Unmanaged VPS plan
Over $10

Entry

$14.95 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Entry plan

Entry Plus Unmanaged

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Entry Plus Unmanaged plan
Dedicated Server
3 plans from $169.95 to $369.95 11 plans from $49.00 to $373.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Starter

$169.95 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan

Dual Intel Xeon E5620

$49.00 / MO
  • Space: 240 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Dual Intel Xeon E5620 plan
Cloud Hosting
No
4 plans from $50.00 to $120.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Basic Cloud

$50.00 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Basic Cloud plan
Website Builder
No
2 plans from $5.98 to $9.98
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Entry Level WordPress

$5.98 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Entry Level WordPress plan
Over $10 No

Business Level WordPress

$9.98 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Business Level WordPress plan
Resellers
No
4 plans from $6.97 to $27.47
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Basic Reseller Hosting

$6.97 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 800.05 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Basic Reseller Hosting plan
Over $10 No

Standard Reseller Hosting

$9.97 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1.17 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Standard Reseller Hosting plan
Data Centers
2 of 6 2 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
4 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 9 8 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes 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
2 of 7 5 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
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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