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Home > Web Hosting Reviews > Dot5Hosting Review

Dot5Hosting Review



Dot5Hosting's Unix/Linux-based plan offers unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth and hosting for an unlimited number of domains on one account. It operates in a pooled Dell server environment with dual load balancers and routers for service redundancy.

The standard shared hosting plan includes a Web file manager and vDeck control panel, .htaccess for password-protected directories, unlimited sub-domains, unlimited parked domains, unlimited FTP accounts and support for international domain names. All accounts also come with Web templates and a Web page and document editor.

Dot5Hosting's service includes unlimited MySQL databases, unlimited POP3 mailboxes, WebMail access, unlimited email autoresponders and email forwarding, cgi-bin and cgi library, Server Side Includes, custom cron jobs, spam protection, AWStats site statistics and customizable error pages. The basic hosting plan also comes with support for a 15-product ShopSite online store, SSL secure server, osCommerce and Agora shopping carts, credits for Google AdWords and Yahoo! search, Best of the Web site promotion and Constant Contact email marketing.

The hosting service features support for RealAudio, RealVideo, Flash, Macromedia Shockwave and MIDI, along with the capability to add your own MIME types. The plan also supports PHP4 and PHP5, Perl 5, Python, Javascript and DHTML. Also included are a publishing program, a 30-day trial of CM4all's Site Builder, bulletin board, FormMail script, PHP-Nuke, content management, a Web calendar, guestbook, photo gallery, online chat and options for both RatePoint's customer feedback and communication platform and Carbonite's online backup service.

Dot5Hosting's customer service includes a help desk with support ticketing, an online knowledgebase, FAQs, live chat and toll-free phone support. It also offers more than 140 do-it-yourself tutorials on Website management, scripting, WordPress, FrontPage, domain registration, email management and more.

Pricing options include quarterly and six-month plans (with an annual domain fee) and one-year and two-year plans with free domains. All plans include free setup.

Besides its basic hosting service, Dot5Hosting also offers add-on options for Website management and design services, premium support and concierge services, SSL certificates, Website tuneups, Microsoft Expression Web design tools, Google Webmaster tools, FTPZoom for faster data transfers, site backup and restoration services and Webalizer site analytics. It also has both affiliate and referral programs that pay cash or credits for new website hosting customers.

Founded in 2002, Dot5Hosting bases its service out of two data centers in the Boston area.

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