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Dot 5 Hosting

Since 2002, Dot5Hosting has been offering a simple and affordable shared hosting package that’s more than suitable for personal websites and small-business users. In the past, Dot5 has been the recipient of numerous awards for their hosting and has been named the best budget host more than once. Hopefully in the future, they’ll also offer additional hosting options, which could accommodate larger businesses. 

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  • U.S.A
  • 2002
  • 1-866-811-2548

Reliability & Uptime

Dot5 hosts over 800 servers, powered by N+1 power in their datacenter.  Their servers process 5.5 GB of storage/sec, and each server is linked to another so that in the case of one unit crashing, the other one will immediately take over responsibilities. An administrative team monitors their servers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that their equipment is working properly at all times. Dot5 also offers a standard 30-day moneyback guarantee for all new accounts.


It’s easy to contact Dot5’s customer support team as representatives are ready to answer any questions via phone (866-811-2548), live chat, or an online form 24/7. For additional help, you can access Dot5’s knowledgebase, which covers the basics of Account Management, Domains, Email, Marketing, and more. They also list FAQs under the Most Popular questions for easier access.


Although Dot5 has only one hosting package, they have a few different payment plans. The cheapest is $5.95/month and it’s for customers that sign for 2 years.  You don’t need a coupon or coupon code for this offer, you can receive it just be clicking on the link on our page. This plan includes free setup and a free domain. The 1 year plan is nearly the same except that it costs $6.95/month. Dot5 also has short term packages for 6 months and 3 months, but these include a $30 setup fee and a $12.99 yearly fee for the domain, which makes the cost of hosting a lot more expensive.

User Friendly

A Dot5 account enables you to host unlimited domains easily. Users Their user friendly drag and drop site builder is a great tool for new webmasters who want to start a new site but don’t have any programming or design experience. If you want more information on building your site, you can browse through over 140 do-it-yourself tutorials to learn more on your own. 

    Hosting information in short

  • CMS

    WordPress, Joomla, and phpBB included.

  • Marketing Credits

    $75 Google Credit, $25 Yahoo Search Credit, $50 Facebook Credit, Free Yellow Pages Ad Listing Included.

  • Email Features

    Unlimited Secure POP3 Email, forwarding email accounts, autoresponders, webmail, and spam protection included.

  • eCommerce

    Shopping carts, osCommerce and Agora, are supported. Includes SSL Secure Server, Password Protected Directories, PayPal Compatible, and Starter ShopSite Online Store with 15 products.

  • Programming

    Support for PHP 4 & 5, Perl 5, Python, Javascript/DHTML, and Flash/Shockwave. Frontpage 2003 Extensions, CGI-BIN, and CGI Library Included.

  • Databases

    Unlimited MySQL Databases included.

  • Server Info

    High Performance Dell Servers, Dual redundant M71 routers, Mirrored Storage BackUps, Dual Big Iron load Balancers used.

  • Site Management

    Unlimited FTP Accounts, FTP Access, and vDeck Control Panel included.

  • Sitebuilding tools

    CM4all Site Builder

  • Domains

    Free domain with 1 and 2 year plans. Unlimited Subdomains and Parked Domains included.


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