Phurix vs Knownhost

Comparison
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Pricing
9 hosting plans 34 hosting plans
Starting price $2.45 / month $3.47 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
2.0
4.9
Reliability 2.0
5.0
Pricing 2.0
5.0
User Friendly 3.0
5.0
Support 1.0
5.0
Features 2.0
5.0
User Reviews
1 review 405 reviews
Latest positive review No reviews yet
Always Rsponsive
Frederico Garza,
9.6
I've been with KnownHost for 5 years. The servers are always up. The response time to ticket submissions are very fast. The support staff never make me feel like I'm imposing on them. Overall, a great hosting company.
Latest negative review
Very Poor Support
John Irvine,
4.0
Recently my client and I both lost our email services on a phurix host. It was reported to normal support and through their 'urgent' support route but their response was nothing, not even an acknowledgement. 10 days later and... More many emails from us and still no response.
I was on the basic personal option but my client was on small business level option and loss of emails was a serious issue for them so we had no choice but to move to another host. I changed our MX records to point to the new host and got our email functionality back instantly, then I redirect our nameservers. This issue was not the only time we've had poor support so moving hosts had already been discussed; this was the final straw though.
The new host is fastcomet.com and actually worked out cheaper than phurix as we're combining our domains onto the one host, but price is not the main concern, it's the support and so far it has been very good from fastcomet, with a support ticket and online chat options available - something that phurix used to have but dispensed with several years ago unfortunately.
Also their claimed 100% reliability is only on the network connectivity - it doesn't include server downtime!
There may be a solid reason for their total lack of support but as we don't know what this is we didn't have much choice; they've hosted several domains for me for over 10 years but loyalty only goes so far, bye bye phurix.
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not responsive- bad support
John D,
2.0
Claimed profile - Hasn’t replied to negative reviews
Well doesn't that say it all!
Negative support (basics only)
Superficial!
Arrogant and if you have any real needs they will just brush you OFF and AWAY!
So many limitations... More (hidden) and not WP friendly.
STAY AWAY from those SMALL hosting company!
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $2.45 to $12.13 3 plans from $3.47 to $9.97
Under $4

Personal

$2.45 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: 10.04 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Personal 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

Family

$6.10 / MO
  • Space: 1 GB
  • Bandwidth: 30 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Family plan

Standard Shared Hosting

$6.47 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 5
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Over $10

Small business

$12.13 / MO
  • Space: 2 GB
  • Bandwidth: 60.01 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Professional Shared Hosting

$9.97 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Professional Shared Hosting plan
VPS
3 plans from $19.40 to $77.60 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

Silver

$19.40 / MO
  • Space: 4 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Entry Plus Unmanaged

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
3 plans from $77.14 to $140.10 11 plans from $49.00 to $373.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Entry

$77.14 / MO
  • Space: 512 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Entry 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
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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
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
1 of 6 0 of 6
North America No No
Europe Yes No
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes 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
0 of 8 5 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
0 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
0 of 6 0 of 6
PayPal No No
Credit Card No No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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