Site5 vs RU-CENTER

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit RU-CENTER
Pricing
13 hosting plans 8 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $1.65 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
4.4
Reliability 1.5
4.5
Pricing 1.5
4.5
User Friendly 1.5
4.5
Support 1.5
4.5
Features 1.5
4.5
User Reviews
168 reviews 79 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...
Меня устраивает
Борис Викторович,
10
У меня был небольшой простенький сайт на популярной CMSке, поэтому особо долго не искал, у кого захоститься. Взял популярный хостинг с самой дешевой ценой. На тот момент это был ник ру. с тех пор уже 3 года прошло, проблем с ... More хостингом ноль. крайне редко только получаю уведомления о том, что будут проводиться какие-то технические работы, ну и то, что оплатить обслуживание надо. В остальном работу хостинга даже не замечаю. Так мне кажется, и должно быть 👍 Less
Latest negative review
No support
Chick Newman,
2.0
I have had an email problem on Site5 for nearly a year. It no longer provides telephone support and writing a "ticket" about an issue is summarily ignored. A few days later, after submitting a ticket, an email from site5 is ... More received after each ticket that says. "since we have not heard from you the issue will be closed". I have sent several tickets complaining of he same issue numerous times and each time the issue is ignored and followed by the same email to me. There isn't even a statement that the issue was read.
I have therefore moved my website and hosting to another hosting company but Site5 relentlessly bombards me with email about the issue it refuses to resolve. I lost a lot of business because emails I sent to customers from it's server were consistently bounced from gmail, aol and yahoo email accounts because the Site5 server was insecure by gmail, aol and yahoo.
At this time, nearly a year after submitting the first ticket, and several months after moving my website to another host, Site5 refuses so acknowledge that I am no longer a customer. They keep sending those useless emails about the ticket being closed. I need to make sure that any future charges to my credit card that are attempted by Site5 are blocked since customer service has not deleted my account, even though I specifically sent a request to customer service insisting that my account be closed (and even though I have removed my website and email to another host).
Site5's support is Horrible ...the worst...it is non-existent!! I suspect there are no live support technicians working for this company, hence the spitting out the same canned email month after month to me "closing" my ticket without ever addressing my problem , and giving no pretext that there was even an effort to address the problem.
Go somewhere else when looking for a webhost.
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Keeps subscribing you to unwanted services, Unfriendly interface
Dmitry Kvasov,
4.8
I've been a user of Ru-Center for 20 years I guess - since the time it was virtually a monopolist of doman registration. I only use them for domain reguistration - no hosting , no anything. My laziness is the only thing stop... More ping me from moving from them.
You would think it's super difficut to screw up a service like that - just register a domain, provide simple interface to things like DNS control and Top-up the balance and that's it. Yet I am quite unhappy with what they offer.
Every month I found myself subscribed to somethiing I definitely didn't signed up to. Personal Manager, Extented Security Plan, Antivirus (mind you, I have no hosting with them, not sure what they were planning to run anti-virus on). Support is silent on this account, you just have to log in every now and than and switch those services whack-a-mole style.
I am sure this is not a fluke: stories of "RU-CENTER subscribed me to something I didn't ask for AGAIN!" is all over Russian tech comminuties.
By the way, to find the page to switch those servies off is a bit of a quest in itself - the navigation is weirdly organized and look quite dated.
I know why I am still using it: I had no chance way back then, and now I'm too lazy to transfer domains to other hosters (domain transfer is a bit cumbersome process). It's a classic "boiling the frog" tale. But if you are looking for a provider from scratch - I'm sure you can easlily find a better one.
On a plus side - I never had technical issues / downtimes or anything like that. But again - I use them for the most basic service possible, managing the domains.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $325.00 8 plans from $1.65 to $66.65
Under $4 No

Сайт 1

$1.65 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 2
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Under $8

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Сайт 3

$4.98 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 2
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Over $10

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Сайт 4

$9.98 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 2
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VPS
7 plans from $4.95 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
Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $325.00
No
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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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 2 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
CMS support
4 of 6 3 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 8 3 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No Yes
Bitcoin No No
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