1 Website, 2 Host Reviews! HawkHost And IGXHost

Oct 23, 2009

Didn't think this would be possible, did you?

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.

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Code:
procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- --system-- ----cpu----
r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa
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0 0 1273608 49044 45272 538976 0 0 0 0 0 12332 0 0 100 0
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root 1 0.0 0.0 4752 604 ? Ss Oct06 0:00 init [3]
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root 3285 0.0 0.0 9028 216 ? S Oct06 0:00 \_ /usr/libe
root 3286 0.0 0.0 9028 216 ? S Oct06 0:00 \_ /usr/libe
root 3287 0.0 0.0 9028 216 ? S Oct06 0:00 \_ /usr/libe
root 3288 0.0 0.0 9028 216 ? S Oct06 0:00 \_ /usr/libe
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mailman 15717 0.0 0.4 50204 9164 ? S Oct06 0:00 \_ /usr/local/bi
mailman 15719 0.0 0.3 50212 7652 ? S Oct06 0:00 \_ /usr/local/bi
mailman 15720 0.0 0.4 50244 9824 ? S Oct06 0:00 \_ /usr/local/bi
mailman 15723 0.0 0.4 50140 9204 ? S Oct06 0:00 \_ /usr/local/bi
mailman 15724 0.0 0.4 50260 10164 ? S Oct06 0:00 \_ /usr/local/bi
mailman 15725 0.0 0.3 51340 6828 ? S Oct06 0:00 \_ /usr/local/bi
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HTML Code:
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