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Site5 vs HostNine

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit HostNine
Pricing
13 hosting plans 19 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $3.45 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
1.7
Reliability 1.5
1.5
Pricing 1.5
2.0
User Friendly 1.5
1.5
Support 1.5
1.5
Features 1.5
2.0
User Reviews
156 reviews 20 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...
I'm happy
Bjoern Bach,
9.6
Just setup the reseller account. I'm happy with it, but support could be faster.
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- the "WHM" area where all websites are accessed being housed on a domain with an outdated SSL again leaving it vulnerable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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Worst hosting provider ever in every way !!!
Guest of Honor,
2.0
I have been dealing with hostnine as a reseller for 12 years now, it has been great by service and support and the pricing was reasonable.
since been bought by an indian company, service is always down, support is really bad ... More and knows nothing.
pricing has increased from $500 to $1100.
my main domain has been dropped and repurchased by someone after paying them the renewal fees which they haven't done and the domain dropped after few weeks and they simply refunded me $15 !!!!
all their servers are outdated and ancient, PHP, SQL ETC has never been updated and i cannot install or run websites on php 5.6
this is just what i can remember now !!!!
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 3 plans from $3.45 to $8.45
Under $4 No

Personal

$3.45 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Personal plan
Under $8

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostBasic plan

Business

$5.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Business plan
Over $10

hostPro

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

Enterprise

$8.45 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Enterprise plan
VPS
7 plans from $55.00 to $325.00 8 plans from $25.00 to $120.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

VPS2

$55.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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VPS cloud 1

$25.00 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
No
8 plans from $159.00 to $379.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Starter

$175.00 / MO
  • Space: 500 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
View Plus plan
No
Data Centers
4 of 6 4 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceania No Yes
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 4 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 4 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
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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