Site5 vs Phurix

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit Phurix
Pricing
13 hosting plans 9 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $2.45 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.0
Reliability 1.5
2.0
Pricing 1.5
2.0
User Friendly 1.5
3.0
Support 1.5
1.0
Features 1.5
2.0
User Reviews
160 reviews 1 review
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...
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Latest negative review
Unmitigated Disaster
Marc Rizzo,
2.0
If you intend on using Site Five for hosting anything that has any importance whatsoever, like a business, you should just burn your business to the ground FIRST so you know what to expect in a few months of using Site Five. ... More You will lose your website data, your website and email will be down for weeks, customer service is worthless, they will shake you down for more money for things that don't without resolve the problem, you will end up going elsewhere after wasting weeks of your time.
Take your money and burn it for heat, it will provide more value than anything Site Five can offer.
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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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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 3 plans from $2.45 to $12.13
Under $4 No

Personal

$2.45 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: 10.04 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Personal plan
Under $8

hostBasic

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

Family

$6.10 / MO
  • Space: 1 GB
  • Bandwidth: 30 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Family plan
Over $10

hostPro

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

Small business

$12.13 / MO
  • Space: 2 GB
  • Bandwidth: 60.01 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Small business plan
VPS
7 plans from $55.00 to $325.00 3 plans from $19.40 to $77.60
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

VPS2

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

Silver

$19.40 / MO
  • Space: 4 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Silver plan
Dedicated Server
No
3 plans from $77.14 to $140.10
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Entry

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