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HostPlay vs Knownhost

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Pricing
15 hosting plans 34 hosting plans
Starting price $15.30 / month $3.47 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
4.3
4.9
Reliability 4.5
5.0
Pricing 4.0
5.0
User Friendly 4.5
5.0
Support 4.5
5.0
Features 4.0
5.0
User Reviews
20 reviews 350 reviews
Latest positive review
Excellent support and the service
Joel Lagace,
9.6
It is unrealistic to ask for an immediate response, but Hostplay usually responded to my request within 15 minutes. What makes this decent EU offshore web host better than my previous host is the price and feature. The plan a... More llows multiple websites on a single account, and it saves money for people who have many small websites. Less
Excellent service
Chito Acot,
10
The Tech support are very quick to address all the issues I encountered ever since. We’re talking about decade of continuous support. There are some tech details that I’m not familiar with, they will explain to you in detail... More s and even give you tech analysis of the issue. Less
Latest negative review
Be careful with this hosting
Luis Molina,
2.0
Be careful with this hosting. They are scammers. I paid 3 months in advance and they stole my money. Warez-Host and HostPlay are the same group of scammers.
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
No
3 plans from $3.47 to $9.97
Under $4 No

Basic Shared Hosting

$3.47 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8 No

Standard Shared Hosting

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

Professional Shared Hosting

$9.97 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
4 plans from $18.00 to $54.00 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
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Over $10

VS-PLN1

$18.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Entry Plus Unmanaged

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
4 plans from $175.75 to $285.00 11 plans from $49.00 to $373.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DS-PLN1 - Xeon E3-1230 v3

$175.75 / MO
  • Space: 1.98 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dual Intel Xeon E5620

$49.00 / MO
  • Space: 240 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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
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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
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Over $10 No

Business Level WordPress

$9.98 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Resellers
4 plans from $15.30 to $39.25 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
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Over $10

SD-1

$15.30 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: 6 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
View SD-1 plan

Standard Reseller Hosting

$9.97 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1.17 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
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SSL
3 plans from $20.00 to $40.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

PositiveSSL

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Data Centers
1 of 6 2 of 6
North America No 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 Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
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
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
5 of 7 5 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes Yes
Database Support
3 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB Yes No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes Yes
Payment Types Support
5 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers Yes No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney Yes No
Bitcoin Yes No
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