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Site5 vs Web Hosting Canada

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Pricing
13 hosting plans 20 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
3.5
Reliability 1.5
3.5
Pricing 1.5
3.5
User Friendly 1.5
3.5
Support 1.5
3.5
Features 1.5
3.5
User Reviews
157 reviews 20 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...
Good Readl Canadian Hosting
Marcel Schoch,
10
I been with WHC now for 3 months and have the starter plan, The most basic WordPress plan they have. Have never been pressured the upgrade, unlike from what I read from other hosting sites.
I had opened 2 tickets and response... More was quick, ticket was left open long enough for me test and confirm that everything is working fine. Help was was quick each time and the support people are very friendly and helpful.
This is a managed WordPress host. That means PHP, WordPress etc is updated automatically. And WordPress was installed already. I installed all kinds of plugins without limitations so far. I installed a SSL plugin as the base plan does not come with SSL. Now my site uses https. Have plans to host other sites with them.
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Latest negative review
Shady web host.
Chester Waters,
2.4
Besides excessive annual price hikes they try to do tricky stuff. On this renewal they are attempting to charge by invoice the 1 year renewal price of $15.77/mo instead of $14.45/mo. They sent me an invoice for $378.58 for ... More a 2 year renewal of HostPro. They are so greedy that they intentionally overcharge. Unbelievable! Less
Fantastic at first then broke my site twice with their PHP upgrade
Robert Bergeron,
3.2
I have been a long time customer of WHC and for the second time last year, they broke my web site, where I ran a PHP app I am using to inventoried various electronic components I own. First time they broke it, they managed to... More fix it. Since there is no business dependence, I didn't make much of it. But last year, August 2020, they made another PHP upgrade for the cPanel, PHP 7 I believe it was, and they wrecked my site again. Only this time, they could not fix it!
I spent many days, talked to many support reps but they could not fix it. They ended up suggesting that I had changed something in the code, and that I needed to reinstall or upgrade my app. I don't code in PHP, I simply installed, configured and ran the app on my site. It had been there for 5 to 6 years. The app is open source and there were no upgrade at the time. Never bothered them again and will completely end my business relation with them this year now that the 3 years pre-paid subscription comes to an end. Last year I took my domain registration elsewhere also.
If it were an e-cart written in PHP such as Zen-Cart or OSCommerce, I would have lost a lot of business.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 3 plans from $3.11 to $9.49
Under $4 No

STARTER

$3.89 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8

hostBasic

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

hostPro

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

$11.89 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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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
3 plans from $98.97 to $282.57
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

DEDICATED PRO

$123.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $20.00 to $36.00 4 plans from $13.96 to $45.89
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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STARTER

$17.49 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Website Builder
No
4 plans from $0.00 to $23.94
Under $4 No

GO

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: 500.02 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No

STARTER

$9.15 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10 No

PRO

$13.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Resellers
No
3 plans from $12.74 to $51.06
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

RESELLER STARTER

$15.96 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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SSL
No
3 plans from $39.85 to $159.58
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

RAPIDSSL

$49.92 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
4 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes No
Asia Yes No
Oceânia No No
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides Yes No
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 8 5 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No No
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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