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The webhosts to stay away from

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gahoo, Aug 24, 2007.

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  1. #1
    Hello,

    After getting burned by 2 webhosts now and ruining my rep for webhosting here on DP because of them. I would like to compose a list of webhosts to stay away from.

    I see it happen all the time and so many times its happend to me were it is super unreliable and many other problems.

    here is my list:
    Shoutserv.com
    aznx.net
    numberonehost.co.uk

    DP members:
    serverside(banned now)

    I hope we can get a nice large list here and maybe have this sticky'd so people know when they come here when they are planning on purchasing webhosting.

    DO NOT POST YOUR WEBHOSTING OFFERS HERE!!!!

    Your input will help make DP a safer place :)

    Thank you,
    ~Gahoo
    SEMrush
     
    gahoo, Aug 24, 2007 IP
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  2. ZaxiHosting

    ZaxiHosting Well-Known Member

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    #2
    All offers like unlimited space/bandwidth,etc I think MUST delete by mods here.
    It isnt such a thing.
    Customers pay for these as they Imagine that they find the host of their dreams with 1-2 bucks.After 1-2 months they come here and bash the company...
    Just These,
    Alex
     
    ZaxiHosting, Aug 24, 2007 IP
  3. gahoo

    gahoo Peon

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    That is very true.

    Though i see people all the time offering "unmetered hosting" trying to make it sound better.. but no matter how you look it.. It is just not possible and since my experience i know for sure those types of servers are always down.

    Thank you very much for your input ZaxiHosting.
     
    gahoo, Aug 24, 2007 IP
  4. grandy

    grandy Banned

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    The most frustrating thing is when someone offer Unmetered hosting for life lol! They offer such a package at such a low price that it would cost a cadbury chocolate only. :D
     
    grandy, Aug 24, 2007 IP
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    SupernalMedia Well-Known Member

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    I 100% agree, the hosting world has been totally hurt by all these hosts offering "unlimited" and like $5 a year hosting. A lot of customers now say $5 a month or $10 a month for a decent hosting package is to much, they will only buy like $2 hosting and it's so annoying.
     
    SupernalMedia, Aug 24, 2007 IP
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    InFloW Peon

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    Web hosting centric sites like webhostingtalk.com will not allow unlimited offers or life time offers. Users posting them will be banned from their site. Around here it's an anything goes lets scam as many users as possible then when shit hits the fan lets run!
     
    InFloW, Aug 24, 2007 IP
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    Jamson Active Member

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    Do you mind telling me what is wrong with aznx.net ? I have seen their offers on eBay and i was interested in purchasing from them.
     
    Jamson, Aug 24, 2007 IP
  8. gahoo

    gahoo Peon

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    #8

    I will send you a PM reguarding them. I got here package on eBay.. Read the guys feedback :\

    UPDATE:

    I've found another scammer that has changed sites to try and get more people.

    was: webcreationspace.com now known as hostingzip.com

    If possible stay away from these 2 places.

    Thanks,
    ~Gahoo
     
    gahoo, Aug 24, 2007 IP
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    Jamson Active Member

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    I got the PM, thanks for the information!
     
    Jamson, Aug 24, 2007 IP
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    Vapor Guest

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    #10
    DO NOT USE DREAMHOST

    they over sell their servers, steal domains, shut down paid for hosting accounts, have long down times (weeks at times), and almost no support.

    DREAMHOST SUCKS






    get some VPN hosting for like $30 a month and go
     
    Vapor, Aug 24, 2007 IP
  11. grandy

    grandy Banned

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    All know that from before sir :D
     
    grandy, Aug 25, 2007 IP
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    ameyjah, Aug 25, 2007 IP
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    coldgansta Guest

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    Another 1 to stay away form is homeworkershosting.c0m.
    I havent seen them on here but they sell on ebay and i had a site with hosting from them,real bad uptime + i kept geting hacked on there servers.when i tell them my isues they simply said find a new host,was paying$3 per month

    then i went to shoutserve$2 per month for reseller40gb,they sucked more so i went from bad to worse.
    I curently with a good host with no downtime and no hackers.
    now paying $13 per month and ime happy so are my clients
     
    coldgansta, Aug 25, 2007 IP
  14. Chris Blood

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    Most unlimited hosts are scams but some are not, also it is possible to have unmetered bandwidth.
     
    Chris Blood, Aug 25, 2007 IP
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    I HATE, HATE, HATE Servage.com Man they royally screwed us and I am soooo glad to be free of them!
     
    Vivarant, Aug 26, 2007 IP
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    gahoo Peon

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    Thanks for your input Vivarant

    I think i heard they host gameservers and was going to get one few months ago. Glad i didnt.
     
    gahoo, Aug 26, 2007 IP
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    Thats why you always got to read reviews, thats what i always do.
     
    Chris Blood, Aug 26, 2007 IP
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    There is a lot of hosting companies that offer 10^x GB web space and x>1000.
    Everything is ok if you do not use too much resources.
    But try to use at least 50% of payed resources and your account will be closed!
    That is a tactic of ultra mega giga large web hosting companies!
     
    mister-X, Aug 26, 2007 IP
  19. Chris Blood

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    Some but ones like this one i know won't do that, their just a great host.;)
     
    Chris Blood, Aug 26, 2007 IP
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    Scriptona Notable Member

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    I'd put godaddy.com and netfirms.com on that list myself

    Almost every host that has it's own control panel is overselling and a punch of 3rd party control panel hosting are resellers as well

    This post clears some things up about web hosting business and gives the clients some hints about what happens in the industry background

    Finally I just say that overselling has it's target market, there are clients that won't ever sign up with this kind of unlimited or too good to be true stuff because they are not into dirt cheap stuff while others would buy that because they are on low budgets or they think they have got a good deal while on the long run they lose more than they thought they earned !
     
    Scriptona, Aug 26, 2007 IP
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