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Ratings and Performance
Jan 18 uptime 99.92% 99.97% 99.98% 100%
Jan 18 response time 708ms 937ms 574ms 1597ms
Overall rating 7.6/10 7.3/10 7.5/10 7.8/10
Cost rating 7/10 7/10 9/10 7/10
Features rating 8.5/10 7/10 7/10 8/10
Service rating 7/10 8/10 6/10 9.5/10
Performance rating 7.5/10 7/10 8/10 6.5/10
Cost and setup
Can you actually pay monthly? Yes Yes No Yes
Automatic renewal Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advertised monthly introductory cost ($) $2.95 $3.92 $2.15 $3.95
Pay monthly - setup fee $15.00 None N/A $14.95
Pay monthly - cost $9.95 N/A N/A N/A
Pay monthly - one month trial cost N/A $4.90 N/A $3.95
Pay monthly - second month onward cost N/A $9.99 N/A $9.95
Pay monthly - full annual cost $134.40 $114.79 N/A $113.40
Pay 12 months in advance - monthly cost $4.95 $4.40 $3.25 $3.95
Pay 12 months in advance - full annual cost $59.40 $52.86 $39.00 $47.40
Pay 12 months in advance - full annual renewal cost $119.40 $119.88 $39.00 $119.40
Website migration Yes Yes No Yes
Website migration cost ($) Free Free N/A Free
Free domain Yes No No No
Free domain privacy No No No No
.com domain regular cost $13.95 $14.95 $8.99 $14.95
.com domain renewal cost ($) $13.95 $14.95 NS $14.95
.com domain privacy cost ($) $13.95 $9.95 $5.00 $12.00
Setup time 6 hours 6 hours 6 hours 6 hours
Restrictions
Website restriction Unlimited 1 1 1
Total databases Unlimited 5 1 Unlimited
CPU usage restriction RBNS Yes Yes Yes
CPU usage restriction (%) 20% 10% 25% 20%
CPU usage restriction (seconds per day) NS NS NS 10,000 seconds
Script executions limit (per day) NS NS NS 10,000
I/O restriction (MB/s) 4 1 1MB/s NS
Number of CPU cores 2 1 1 NS
Entry point restriction NS NS NS NS
Entry processes restriction 100 15 100 NS
HTTP connection restriction NS 35 NS NS
Bandwidth/data transfer Unlimited Unlimited 100GB Unmetered
Storage restriction (inodes) 75,000 inodes 600,000 inodes 200,000 inodes 150000 inodes
Storage restriction (GB) Unlimited Unlimited 10GB 10GB
Database size restriction (MB) NS NS 1,024MB 500MB
Database tables restriction NS NS 1,000 NS
Database table size restriction NS NS NS 250MB
RAM restriction 384MB 500MB 1,024MB 768MB
Features
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel
Storage type (HDD or SSD) SSD SSD SSD SSD
DNS management Yes Yes Yes Yes
IP blocking (bypass htaccess) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hot link protection (bypass htaccess) Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTTP/2 support Yes No No Yes
Subdomains NS 5 1 Unlimited
SSH Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free automated backup Yes No Yes Yes
Free automated backup frequency Daily N/A Weekly Daily
Daily backup Yes No Yes Yes
Daily backup cost ($ per month) Free N/A $1.29 per month Free
Content delivery network Yes Yes No Yes
Unique IP address No No No No
Staging area (Wordpress) No Yes No Yes
1-click installations (inc. Wordpress) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free SSL certificate No Yes No Yes
Policies and detail
Free domain refund cost $13.95 N/A N/A N/A
Money back guarantee (days) 30 days Anytime 30 days 30 days
Pay 12 months in advance - money back guarantee (days) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pay 12 months in advance - money back guarantee (hours) N/A N/A N/A N/A
DTA money back guarantee Yes Yes Yes Yes
Uptime guarantee 99.90% 99.90% 99.00% 99.90%
DTA uptime guarantee Yes Yes Yes Yes
Uptime guarantee compensation days Yes, custom (see review) N/A N/A 30 days
Uptime guarantee compensation (%) Yes, custom (see review) N/A 5% N/A
Avoid automatic renewal cancellation period (days) 5 days 15 days NS 15 days
Support
Live chat support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ticket/email support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Phone support Yes Yes No Yes
Email
Email addresses Unlimited 25 1 Unlimited
Email spam protection Yes Yes No Yes
Email autoresponders Yes Yes Yes Yes