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Site5 vs Hostmaze

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Pricing
13 hosting plans 22 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $1.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.2
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 1.5
2.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.5
Support 1.5
2.0
Features 1.5
2.0
User Reviews
156 reviews 3 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- the "WHM" area where all websites are accessed being housed on a domain with an outdated SSL again leaving it vulnerable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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They are Scammers!
Andrew P.,
2.0
This is scam company. I can only confirm what was written in previous reviews here.
Purchased VPS form them. On day 2 it suddenly gone down and was not starting from panel. Support confirmed that they are aware of the issue b... More ut did nothing. After 3 days vps still not working and they stopped answering it tickets. No moneyback or working vps. Scam! Less
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 4 plans from $1.00 to $6.00
Under $4 No

Hosting Star

$1.00 / MO
  • Space: 3 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 2
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Under $8

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Hosting Hero

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 6
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Over $10

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
VPS
7 plans from $55.00 to $325.00 18 plans from $1.50 to $42.00
Under $4 No

OpenVZ HDD - 256MB

$1.50 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No

OpenVZ HDD - 4096MB

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10

VPS2

$55.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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OpenVZ HDD - 8192MB

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 100 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 Yes
Asia Yes No
Oceania No No
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 2 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
CMS support
4 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 4 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
1 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
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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