So, I switched off of one of my providers for my website about a month and a half ago (I won't mention their name). From my previous host I switched to HawkHost.
HawkHost was amazing throughout our entire month and a half stay. When we first went to them, they converted one of our domains into a subdomain and transferred all of the files for us and did a tremendous amount of extra work they didn't have to do. They were quick at responding and their servers were blazing fast. Unfortunately, they had to pack up our stuff for us and we had to leave due to a DDoS attack. But they didn't kick us out before trying some measures first to help prevent the DDoS attack. During the attack, my website still remained online and a lot of the traffic was being thrown out by the security measures they put in place for me for free. But the attack got through those security measures after 24 hours and took down their servers. Even after we left, the IP was still getting hit and they had to null-route the IP address. We do thank HawkHost for attempting to stop it, and we do not hold any grudges, infact we're very thankful they did what they did for us!
Overall Experience with HawkHost.com:
Support : 10/10
Network Speed : 10/10
Uptime (for the month and a half we were there : 10/10
Willingness to help : 10/10
Now! After HawkHost confirmed the attack has stopped, we set our website at a different host. I hope it doesn't get attacked again, because switching hosts isn't the top item on my Fun things to do this Friday. We switched to IGXHost.com
Our current experience (only been 24 hours):
Great support, we ordered in the middle of the night and they transferred our account within an hour! (It's not a small account either). The staff was very helpful and quick to respond which is amazing because it was 1AM. (HawkHost answered in the middle of the night too). Not really sure about anything else except their support, I will update you guys! But so far IGXHost and HawkHost are about the same quality in support (exceptional!).
Anyways! I'll keep you guys updated.
We here at Data Host Direct would like to thank the staff at IGXHost and HawkHost.
I've been hosted on Hawkhost since last year (exactly as it will be expiring on October) and they have been great. I don't regularly check my own website but everytime I do, it's up and running. They were so good I never even had to contact them (only in the beginning because of site transfer). I even forgot what I was hosted on because the whole year just went by so smoothly.
As you can imagine it is daunting trying to filter out the reviews of various webhosts on this forum. For someone who has not ruled out any webhost for hosting his business website, the time it takes to do appropriate research can be very time consuming.
I was wondering if there was some meta/uber thread that has a bunch of webhosts on it with a general rating for the host, maybe a "percentage approved" scale or something.
I am a person very busy i have around 200 websites, so i work like 18 or 19 hours a day. The weekends I dedicate my time to the new proyects are starting from scratch. This is why when i need a hosting asap is asap and more the weekends when is the only days i can dedicate the time to the new websites.
First: Well the fact is I hire the services this morning, and till date I have no hosting. lol
General FAQ (IGXHost) 3. How long does it take for my account to be set up?
All shared, business, reseller, and proxy hosting plans are automatically set up within 30 minutes after we've received your first payment.
Second: Not received any message with my details.
I decided to cancel the contract and find another hosting, which begins badly ends badly so I did not want to continue.
About the support i see the user igxhost more than 2 times online in (webhostingtalk) I send 2 messages to tell him about this and i recive a anwser a few minutes.
I am goin to looking more hostings and hire some with good feebacks and reliable
I have been with Igxhost for nearly four months now, so not only fair; i think they deserve a positive review from me. I am currently and very happily on their SH01-Personal basic package which is only costing me $2.49 a month. Throughout the 4 months i am very pleased to say i have never had to send them a support ticket regarding the hosting, yet when i did find myself having to send them a ticket regarding billing i had an instant response and my problem was sorted, the problem ended up being my fault anyway! My sites up time has been perfect, and i was very impressed at how fast my site loads compared to previous companies.
I was really impressed at a feature i have not seen before, sorry if I'm being dumb and its everywhere but it allows me to add funds to my WHMCS client area so i don't have to worry about billing emails every month. Nice touch IGX!
I no an IGXhost staff member is on WHT, so i would like to say thank you and please keep up the great work, i hope this review helps to boost your already amazing reputation so your company can grow bigger and stronger.
I would just like to say that they surprise me for a shared host.
Although I pay quite a bit I still think it's worth it. About $15/mth for 15GB HDD and 75GB transfer. My website handles ~300K hit's daily with only a few hiccups. It's uptime is something like 99.97% which is decent. The only big incident is when I first signed up I was transferring my domain which took a few days, but was resolved professionally. So far it's a big thumbs up.
I am trying to host a website from my home computer. Currently I have it setup and it works and everything. I have my virus database updated, router update, firewall up and running, and I am ready for people to try hacking. But there is one thing I can do. I can't seem to get my website online. I go to whatismyip.com and try that IP address on both the computer I am hosting the website from and a different computer downtown but I can access it. I am currently using webs.com to tell people to download COMODO EasyVPN to access my website. But they have to download it first to be able to access my website. At one time I had to load it using the IP address I go to whatismyip.com but it took it six minutes to load and with the EasyVPN it only takes seconds. I am just wandering if my internet connection is just timing out and not letting anyone on. Is there a software I can use that works like COMODO EasyVPN but lets you type in my External/Public IP address and it go to my website. I mean my connection is slow but with the COMODO EasyVPN software it makes people connecting to my computer fast. I need a software that tunnels my connection to a clients computer.
I've had four different hosts in 1½ year, and I'm noe experiencing problems again with my current host, Lunarpages. Therefore, I really want to make the right choice this time. It would be such a pleasure to see my website run without any problems for more than just 8-9 months at a time...
Anyway, let me try to describe it. It's based on the Content Management System phpFusion. It has news, downloads, forums and screenshots. The site itself is c. 2 GB large (because of forum attachments and screenshots), the download section is c. 15 GB, and the site use up about 700 GB og bandwidth each month. In the forum, there's 100.000 posts, growing day for day, of course. We have 12.000 registered members, but we only have c. 50 members online at the same time -- maximum. Throughout a week, 2.000 members log in, but as said, they are never online at the same time. The members are mostly from Europe, but we do also have members from USA and Australia.
I've had both Lunarpages and Servage as hosts, but I have experienced problems with both of them. Servage has a daily bandwidth limit which I had overlooked, and the website constantly exceeded this. Lunarpages is very, very slow when using a MySQL DB.
I'm not familiar with hosting issues at all, and I'm planning to set up an affiliate webisite for online gambling. Hostgator, which after reading the posts on this forum has been my choice doean't accept affliate webistes.
am trying to set it up to host my website. After giving it the ol' college try, I might have done it, I think. I wanted input about what I have done wright and/or wrong configuring the VPS and cPanel/WHM? Please let me know what else I need to post (MX record, A records, DNS zone files, etc...)?
So far I have done: - Initial set up of WHM - Created a new account - Added additional IP address t o the server - Edited the DNS zone file - Set up nameservers with registrar, godaddy.com
*I think this is done correctly, if I go to (www).mysite.com, I see: Index of / Parent Directory Private etc...
**I used a guide posted at (www).hostlibrary.com (link at bottom)
linux OS and version: CentOS v4.5 (centos-4-x86_64) Kernel Version: 2.6.9-023stab044.4-smp control Panel: cPanel w/ WHM
#vmstat 5 5 output:
Code: procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- --system-- ----cpu---- r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa 1 0 1273608 48916 45252 538996 0 0 0 0 0 266 2 1 93 4 0 0 1273608 49044 45272 538976 0 0 0 0 0 12332 0 0 100 0 0 0 1273608 52948 45276 538972 0 0 0 0 0 12695 0 0 100 0 0 0 1273608 53420 45296 538952 0 0 0 0 0 12265 0 0 100 0 0 0 1273608 63284 45320 539448 0 0 0 0 0 13090 0 0 100 0 #ps -auxf output:
I have a small but somewhat popular space-history website. Very simple HTML that I typed into wordpad, but it has long pages full of photos. Since 2003, I've been using media3.net with their business-class Windows service.
A few weeks ago, mypages were hacked, and a one line script inserted that called an Adobe Flash file. Apparently this was a server-wise attack, not just my web pages. Media3.net cleaned this up, but now it has happened again.
This is bad, because Google blacklists my site, and folks on Wikipedia get upset because there are a lot of links to my site.
How are they breaking in to media3.net? I think I must change hosts, but I don't want to put my image-intensive site on overbooked hardware with limited bandwidth.
If I get a reseller account with like 50 gigs more space (or any amount) than I actually use, can I use some of that space I'm paying for to backup my home computer? This isn't really a question of how (although I'll accept advice) but more a question of 'is this typically allowed' or 'does anybody else do this'?
I am planning to start a web-site in which video-sharing(video-hosting) is going to be the primary concept. I need support for a very CPU and RAM instensive program called 'ffmpeg'. I also need a minimum of 2.5TB of disk space and 15TB of bandwidth every month. I tried looking for an ideal host all over the web, but I am more confused than ever.
I am having a video sharing website designed. It's not going to be too busy to start with but I appreciate it will use a lot of bandwidth. I wont be offering the embed option so maybe that will limit the strain.
Any ideas on a good US-based host that can offer me a dedicated and managed solution with fast and friendly support? Any ideas of a monthly cost for a start-up?
have just had a website created for me where I can store my photos on. It uses JSP + MySQL for the databse which stores the photo IDs, photo location etc. I want to get it up and running on the net but have no idea how to do this!
I'm promting a new Joomla! website and a new vBulletin forum. The website serves to news articles, some statistics (related to a football club) and also a small photo and video gallery. The forum would have an average of 40-50 online users.
I'm considering to choose the baby package offered by Host Gator. Would that be a good choice?
if there is a hosting company which provides free SEO tools or other web site promotion services for its customers. I know the companies which provide their customers with free domains if they buy their hosting, but I have never heard of hosting companies which provide free website promotion services for their clients, do such companies exists?
I just signed on with HawkHost.com on a three-month trial basis, with their Basic shared hosting account. I'm so impressed so far that I think they deserve a review. Obviously I only just joined today, but I've had enough interaction to write a very preliminary review, which I'll update in the future (probably around the three-month mark, and perhaps thereafter if anything changes).
First off, Tony Baird, CEO of HH, answered my pre-sale questions promptly before I pulled the trigger. I was impressed with the HH site itself, which has the nice touch of actually listing each individual server they own--its specs and what purpose it serves in their company (hosting, VPS, etc). This, in combination with the other good reviews I read online, led me to believe I'd have a good experience here. (the only thing I didn't like about their site is that it's a bit obscure to navigate--for instance, it took me a little bit of time to poke around enough to find their AUP and TOS, but that's just because of the way their HTML menu is designed--once I found it, I realized it was easily accessible all along, I just hadn't poked around in the right place).
So I signed up. Amazingly inexpensive, if I'm not mistaken--the three month trial, with a coupon listed on their site, was a little over $9 USD (!). I won't go into detail about what that gives you, for fear of sounding like an ad--you can go look it all up on their website. Suffice to say it buys you quite a bit if your needs are relatively modest like mine.
A nice plus when signing up--you get the choice of picking where you want your server account to reside, Dallas or Washington, D.C. I'm not sure if other hosts do this--perhaps this is more common than I'm aware of, but it was a nice surprise for me. In any case it doesn't matter a whole lot since both locations, from what I read on their company forum as posted by their users, seem equally fast.
Setup went smoothly, payment and DNS redirection went smoothly as well. Within two hours everything was set and I was up and running. I checked my website (www.infinitives.ca) and it seems fast enough for me. Unlike my last provider, they are running the latest version of cPanel.
I was able to restore my cPanel backup from my previous provider with no problem. However there did seem to be a glitch when trying to restore my email forwarding and filters. I think this wasn't due to HawkHost--almost certainly this had to do with the cPanel version discrepancy, or perhaps the initial backup at my other provider went awry and I wasn't aware of it. In any case, it was an exceedingly minor problem, but it led to my next nice surprise--the level of support.
I submitted a ticket, and almost IMMEDIATELY, Cody (their tech officer) responded with an offer of help. I couldn't believe it. With my old provider, it'd take me sometimes over a day to get a response to an email (and there was no ticket-opening system with them either). Cody was helpful, patient, and is obviously on the ball.
I have a feeling HH is one of those "Goldilocks" hosts....not so big that they're ginormous behemoths with overcrowded servers, and not so small that you feel like they're running a hosting company of their laptop. They seem just about the right size.
By the way, forgot--another nice touch is their level of communication with users. They use their forum (which I already mentioned) to communicate outages and maintenance and such, with notifications saying when things are going down, how long they're anticipated to be down, and then notifications when they actually go down and come back up. Cody and Tony also both seem to be highly active in that forum in terms of responding to user questions. This level of communication is incredibly refreshing to see.
So there you have it--initial impressions overwhelmingly positive. I'd score a 9.5 out of 10. I'm hoping the rest of my stay is as pleasant as Day One.
I've been with HawkHost for about 2 months now, and have not had a single issue to speak of. Extremely knowledgeable support staff, very friendly and personable in answering questions, and they certainly don't make you feel 'stupid' for asking about whatever issues you're having.
They give ample warning for maintenance, and I've had no downtime outside of specified maintenance windows.
Very competitive on price and services offered as well. Though I've only purchased their basic package, it looks like they can cater to all needs
Anyone looking for a good, reliable host, give Tony and the guys at HawkHost a shout.