dot5Hosting Web Hosting Review
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- Unlimited Hosting Space
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- Host Unlimited Domains
- FREE Domain Name
- CGI, Ruby, Perl, PHP, MySQL
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- FREE Shopping Carts
- FREE Website Templates
- FREE Website Builders
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Dot5Hosting was founded in 2002, and their stated goal is to offer hosting packages that meet all the needs of their customers from the small domains to the larger business sites. They have garnered several awards since their inception including Best Web Host by "Top 10 Web Hosting" and Best Budget Host by "Hosting Review".
Dot5Hosting offers quality web hosting for an affordable price backed by responsive technical support. Their 24/7 call center provides quick answers, and their knowledgeable and friendly support staff seem to understand that if they don't keep the customer happy, then someone else will.
Low cost domains, affordable hosting plans, and value added services have make Dot5Hosting one of the more popular hosting services available today. Their most affordable plan offers 300 GB of disk space and 3000 GB of bandwidth for just $4.95 per month. That's less than $100 a year for a professional-looking domain. Their other plans for individual and business websites that need more space and bandwidth are also very affordable and offer the same customer support and technical knowledge that can make website management easy and affordable.
Their 30-day money back guarante is further evidence of their desire to please the customer.
The Dot5Hosting network consists of over 800 servers which can process over 5 GB of data storage per second. Their server backbone system can virtually guarantee non-stop uptime for their customers. This means faster loading times and fewer interruptions in service, which are key to a domain's success.
Dot5Hosting uses two data centers in Boston, Massachusetts which occupy over 2400 square feet. Their network features dual redundant M71 routers and two firewalls with IDP techonology using BGP protocol. Their Dell servers manage the data stream with dual Big Iron load balancers which can then separate the data into the appropriate applications. This system of data management allows Dot5Hosting to customize each machine for a specific purpose, allowing more data density and faster service. Even if there is service interruption in one server, their backbone system can take up the slack and continue the data stream.
Their data storage system matches each server with an identical one, so that a crash will not affect service. This system is backed up by a separate set of storage units that store a mirror data copy that can be accessed in case of a disk failure in the primary unit.
In this way, Dot5Hosting can provide a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Matched with their around the clock technical support and knowledge database, this web hosting service offers affordable hosting plans and quality assurance to their customers, backed by a 30-day money back guarantee.
For these reasons and more, Dot5Hosting is one of the fastest growing companies for affordable web hosting service.
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no need for support! your site is up! by Sean p
I do not know anything about Customer or Tech support at dot5hosting, that is because I never had the need to contact them. This host just works all the time, with no phone calls, no excuses, no apologies, and no slimy practices like *********.
A decent control panel and a good fast pipe, and no nonsense, so I can spend my time running my business.
That's not asking all that much, it's their job and we pay them for it, but it seems to be getting to be a sacred item these days.
PS: I'm rating their support 1 because I never used it, but im sure it's good too :)
dot5hosting sucks! by dot5hosting sucks
They suck! don't sign up with them.
Their tech support refused to help me build my website!
great value for money by Connor Jones
I am in the process of building a website for my real computer retail business.
I got started this process through dot5hosting about a 2 weeks ago and their service has been nothing but top notch from day one.
I had very little website building experience prior to this. The built in website builder, templates and editing tools are very user friendly and the few times that I have had difficulty, their tech support guided me through with ease.
I highly recommend this dot5hosting
Can't ask for more from a web host by Brodie
After being completely disgusted with 1&1's so called customer support, I found hostdirection through google to find a new web hosting company. Based upon the ranking and reviews I decided to try dot5hosting(#1 web host October 2008, disappointed to see they only rank #5 now).
No long hold time, nice people on the phone and a great value for money. Never had any issues with downtime.
Money well spent.
exellent host. highlighly recommended by Mitchell
I find the customer support excellent and the uptime is excellent. The only reason I gave them a 4 on reliability is that I did have 1 minor glitch at one time. To get a 5 it has to be perfect, right?