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Site5 vs HostMDS

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit HostMDS
Pricing
13 hosting plans 8 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.4
Reliability 1.6
2.4
Pricing 1.8
2.4
User Friendly 1.6
2.4
Support 1.4
2.4
Features 1.7
2.4
User Reviews
153 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...
Best Choice
Hyun Joon,
10
They have changed a lot since another company took over. new support is very helpful, taking you through every step and the service, the speed everything has improved. and of course very much worth it for that price.
Latest negative review
Site5 had become a Joke
Daniel B.,
2.8
We have been with Site5 for 7years. And we started to move project by project to an other hoster.
The following start happening with our projects:
- Login stopped working
- You could not even reset the password (email not re... More ceived)
I had the most frustrating time with the support.
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Terrible service
Steve Thornton,
2.0
The day I changed hosts away from HostMDS.com
all of my hosting problems went away.
All of them.
My suggestion?
Do Not do business with HostMDS!
I have had a web site for 19+ years. I build web sites for both clients and my u... More se. As a result I know the differences between a good & a bad hosting company.
I recommend that you DO NOT do business with HostMDS' Toronto Data Center. In my opinion they do not know what they are doing. They just can't keep their servers running and online. Your site will be down more than they advertise and more than you would like... much, much, much more.
I tolerated this unprofessional level of service for several months before switching companies. Since then I have had no downtime and almost zero problems.
Update:I have been with my new host almost 10+ years now & I could not be happier.
This company, HostMDS, has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits. People I know personally have told me how they were treated by HostMDS and they lost money as a result.
In my opinion, the owners are very bad people.
Unfortunately I can't choose NO STARS BELOW, because that is what they really deserve, nothing.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 1 plan from $9.99 to $9.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8

hostBasic

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

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostPro plan

NO LIMITS Hosting

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View NO LIMITS Hosting plan
VPS
7 plans from $55.00 to $325.00 2 plans from $9.00 to $14.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

VPS2

$55.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS2 plan

VPS 20

$9.00 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS 20 plan
Dedicated Server
No
4 plans from $79.99 to $149.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

1

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View 1 plan
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
SSL
No
1 plan from $0.00 to $0.00
Under $4 No

Free SSL

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Free SSL plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No No
Server Locations
4 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes No
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 Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 5 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
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 4 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django No Yes
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
1 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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