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Dot5Hosting currently only offers a shared hosting plan that are based on Linux.
Although all the fees are clearly stated on Dot5Hosting's website, customers should be aware that there may be fees for domain registration services and other products purchased.
Also, the renewal rate will be substantially higher than the promotional rate advertised.
Dot5Hosting provides you the choice of either a 1 or 2 year plan (the 2 year plan will be cheaper month to month).
A few payment methods are accepted including major credit cards such as Discover and American Express along with PayPal.
No, the company does not allow customers to register for a domain without purchasing a hosting plan. Customers can, however, get a free domain if they register for a 1 or 2 year plan.
Unlike other hosting companies, Dot5Hosting does not mention that they will assist or actually perform the migration process. However, they have compiled step-by-step guides and videos describing how to transfer domains.
Yes, it is possible to host more than one website on a single plan.
Yes, the company has a 30-day money-back guarantee for its hosting plans.
All hosting plan charges will be refunded excluding fees for domain registration, setup, or other services purchased within the first 30 days.
If the customer wishes to cancel hosting after the guarantee period, a written notice must be provided.
You can contact support 24/7 to help resolve your issues through phone, email, and live chat all of which is currently offered in English.
It is also possible to consult the knowledgebase which includes step-by-step articles and videos for solving various technical issues.
Dot5Hosting only features its own proprietary control panel called vDeck which allows customers to perform administrative tasks such as managing domains, subdomains, and MySQL databases.
The company has 2 datacenters in Boston, MA close to its headquarters in Burlington, MA.
The datacenters use pooled server technology which means that any server is able to access website files. This configuration allows the first available server to complete requests resulting in faster page loads.
Besides the advanced server infrastructure, the datacenters feature redundant power supplies and Dell equipment.
No, Dot5Hosting does not mention its uptime anywhere despite the fact that the company has a robust infrastructure.
If SiteLock is chosen as an option, then it is possible to use SiteLock's own CDN.
There is no limit to the number of email addresses you can get with the shared hosting plan.
Besides having an unlimited amount of addresses, other email features include unlimited email forwards, autoresponders, and spam protection.
Dot5Hosting helps beginners setup professional websites through the ability to install and configure popular scripts such as WordPress, Joomla, Coppermine, and phpBB.
Customers interested in WordPress may consider the company's WordPress Essential package optimized towards the platform.
Besides widely used platforms, the company offers its customers a Site Builder tool which allows them to build websites using a wizard-based interface.
When placing an order for hosting, customers have the option to select a daily backup plan for a small fee. When this option is selected, Dot5Hosting creates copies of your website that can be restored any time and provides version control and archiving.
For a small fee, customers can select Dot5Hosting's SiteLock feature which protects websites from harmful malware and helps block malicious traffic.
It also protects websites from being blacklisted by search engines. Besides SiteLock, Dot5Hosting features anti-spam protection and physical server protection.
Dot5Hosting includes a number of features to help you run an online store and these include an SSL Secure Server, password protected directories, and support for multiple online shopping platforms such as osCommerce and Agora.
Yes, it is possible to host image galleries since unlimited bandwidth and space are available and all plans support Gallery2, a leading image gallery application.
Besides the introductory pricing offered, there are no other discounts.