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Site5 vs Simply.com

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit Simply.com
Pricing
13 hosting plans 0 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.8
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 1.5
3.0
User Friendly 1.5
2.5
Support 1.5
2.5
Features 1.5
2.5
User Reviews
156 reviews 7 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...
Super fast and very helpful support
nicolai sennels,
9.2
I regretted the domain and wanted to buy another one instead. Simply.com's support answered almost immediately, did ALL the work of transferring my homepage to the new domain and suite and even gave me some tips on how to inc... More rease the performance of my homepage. All in 1 day, all for free. I am amazed! Less
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- the "WHM" area where all websites are accessed being housed on a domain with an outdated SSL again leaving it vulnerable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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Misleading pricing on domains
Linus Lorentzen,
2.0
Misleading pricing for domain registration. Price for domain is shown as the final price, but when you proceed and want to pay the price has changed. They don't let you bye a (.DK) domain without their DNS and they charge you... More for creating it. The issue has been there for years. I filed a complaint to the danish authorities back in 2017. Simply.com support is rude and ignores the obviously facts. Less
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostBasic plan
No
Over $10

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostPro plan
No
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
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
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No
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 3 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 6 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 Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 1 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails 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 1 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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