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Site5 vs ScalaHosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit ScalaHosting
Pricing
13 hosting plans 19 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $3.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
1.6
4.8
Reliability 1.5
5.0
Pricing 1.5
5.0
User Friendly 1.5
5.0
Support 1.5
5.0
Features 1.5
5.0
User Reviews
156 reviews 241 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...
Scalahosting is the best for the price.
Amorette Dufresne,
10
Scalahosting is the best for the price. You really can't get any better hosting for the price. Never had any issues with them and the support team is friendly and helpful!
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- the "WHM" area where all websites are accessed being housed on a domain with an outdated SSL again leaving it vulnerable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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Beware of this red flag hosting
Dennis Zaman,
2.0
Beware of this company dont believe any fake reviews
I purchased managed vps hosting from this hosting company and after receiving my payment they refused to activate my account they said until I send them a picture of the cr... More edit card, i did that and since then I've been laying complaints they have not even replied to one.
I think this company is a fraud I mean what will they do with my credit card details and even after submitting all of that i raised several support tickets and they refused to even reply me.
Please stay away from them.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 3 plans from $3.95 to $9.95
Under $4 No

Mini

$3.95 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Mini plan
Under $8

hostBasic

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

Start

$5.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Start plan
Over $10

hostPro

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

Advanced

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Advanced plan
VPS
7 plans from $55.00 to $325.00 4 plans from $9.95 to $63.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

VPS2

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

Managed Cloud VPS Start

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Managed Cloud VPS Start plan
Dedicated Server
No
2 plans from $145.00 to $250.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

E3-1230

$145.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View E3-1230 plan
Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $20.00 to $36.00 4 plans from $10.00 to $49.00
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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Self-managed Cloud VPS 1

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Resellers
No
4 plans from $10.95 to $42.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Scala1

$10.95 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Scala1 plan
SSL
No
2 plans from $30.00 to $149.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

RapidSSL

$30.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View RapidSSL plan
Data Centers
4 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
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
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
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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