Site5 claims to be the "pros" when it comes to web hosting. They pride themselves on a custom control panel, 24/7 support, and data center locations all over the world. They've been around since 1999.
Here's the plan information I chose:
|Money-Back Guarantee||45 days|
|Notes||Site was ready within minutes after I purchased, although DNS didn't work for about 30 minutes (even after it had propagated).|
This test measures the total time it takes to load a standard web page. Lower is better. Learn more about the Page Speed Test.
Site5 (full benchmark) performs mediocre in the Page Speed test, with an average result of 3.41 seconds. Its best run was 0.25 s, but has been as bad as 46.28 s. Site5's most recent result on Jul 21 was 2.97 seconds. For the most part, Site5 has decent response times. They could make things load faster if they compressed resources and set caching headers, but at least connections are efficient.
|HostGator||2.88 s||2.38 s||15.02 s||Test Results||Signup Now|
|GoDaddy||3.05 s||0.31 s||37.97 s||Test Results||Signup Now|
|StableHost||3.08 s||2.39 s||12.29 s||Test Results||Signup Now|
|DreamHost||3.10 s||2.24 s||15.73 s||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Bluehost||3.10 s||0.30 s||9.17 s||Test Results||Signup Now|
|MDDHosting||3.24 s||2.27 s||74.96 s||Test Results||Signup Now|
|InMotion Hosting||3.25 s||2.13 s||14.12 s||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Namecheap||3.31 s||2.46 s||72.71 s||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Site5||3.41 s||0.25 s||46.28 s||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Yahoo Small Business||4.22 s||2.82 s||60.95 s||Test Results||Signup Now|
Let's see if Site5 is consistent in its page speed stats:
This test is performed by measuring the % uptime of a host. Higher is better. Learn more about the Uptime Test.
Site5 (full benchmark) performs miserably in the Uptime test, with an average result of 99.74 percent. Its best run was 100.00 %, but has been as bad as 50.69 %. Site5's most recent result on Jul 20 was 100.00 percent. Honestly, I expected Site5 to have better reliability. They've had a couple instances where my site was down for multiple hours, and that has ruined their overall average. But day-to-day they still have minor outages that annoy me.
|DreamHost||99.98 %||100.00 %||94.93 %||Test Results||Signup Now|
|HostGator||99.97 %||100.00 %||97.50 %||Test Results||Signup Now|
|GoDaddy||99.96 %||100.00 %||94.72 %||Test Results||Signup Now|
|InMotion Hosting||99.96 %||100.00 %||93.19 %||Test Results||Signup Now|
|StableHost||99.94 %||100.00 %||91.88 %||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Namecheap||99.94 %||100.00 %||92.92 %||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Bluehost||99.92 %||100.00 %||84.93 %||Test Results||Signup Now|
|MDDHosting||99.88 %||100.00 %||88.75 %||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Yahoo Small Business||99.80 %||100.00 %||82.78 %||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Site5||99.74 %||100.00 %||50.69 %||Test Results||Signup Now|
Let's see if Site5 is consistent in its uptime stats:
This test measures how quickly the host's support team responds to your request. Lower is better. Learn more about the Support Response Test.
Site5 (full benchmark) performs impressively in the Support Response test, with an average result of 0.3 hours. Its best run was 0.1 h, but has been as bad as 0.8 h. Site5's most recent result on Mar 2016 was 0.3 hours. Site5 has always responded to my support tickets in under an hour. That's pretty awesome. They're also one of the only hosts that emails you ahead of time about planned outages, and I appreciate being informed.
|MDDHosting||0.1 h||0.1 h||0.2 h||Test Results||Signup Now|
|GoDaddy||0.1 h||0.1 h||0.3 h||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Site5||0.3 h||0.1 h||0.8 h||Test Results||Signup Now|
|StableHost||0.4 h||0.1 h||1.7 h||Test Results||Signup Now|
|InMotion Hosting||0.9 h||0.2 h||2.3 h||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Namecheap||2.2 h||0.1 h||6.0 h||Test Results||Signup Now|
|DreamHost||2.8 h||0.2 h||11.0 h||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Bluehost||34.7 h||0.1 h||168.0 h||Test Results||Signup Now|
|Yahoo Small Business||50.9 h||16.0 h||124.0 h||Test Results||Signup Now|
|HostGator||53.4 h||0.3 h||168.0 h||Test Results||Signup Now|
Let's see if Site5 is consistent in its support response stats:
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