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Site5 vs Magic Online

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit Magic Online
Pricing
13 hosting plans 19 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $3.39 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.6
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 1.5
2.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.5
Support 1.5
2.5
Features 1.5
2.5
User Reviews
156 reviews 36 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...
Reliable service with good support
Massi A.,
10
My hosting pack was delivered in a few minutes.
The control panel is intuitive, nice and easy to use.
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- the "WHM" area where all websites are accessed being housed on a domain with an outdated SSL again leaving it vulnerable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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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 4 plans from $3.39 to $11.33
Under $4 No

START

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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BOOST

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 250 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 10
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Over $10

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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MAX

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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VPS
7 plans from $55.00 to $325.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

VPS2

$55.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Dedicated Server
No
9 plans from $55.59 to $520.72
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

ALPHA

$49.00 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $20.00 to $36.00 6 plans from $22.69 to $706.77
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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CLOUD PRIVÉ XS

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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 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 5 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 Yes
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 7 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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