On the 25th I ordered 10 extra IP's for my server from a BurstNET reseller. A few days ago they went on holiday, leaving me with the order number and some other information. I was told to contact burst and give them all this information so they could forward the information on to me, so I contacted support the day after I ordered and they told me to contact sales and wait until monday.
So it's monday and I send a support ticket to burstnet, now I realised it was a different time there, so I waited 7 hours and nothing, so I replied to my support ticket again, in case somehow they'd missed it, nothing.
It's now been nearly 30 hours since I submitted my second support ticket and nothing, I understand that orders may take sometime to process, but I was told it would "Most likely" be monday when my order is processed, so I didn't expect them to have processed the order, but it's now Tuesday afternoon and nothing.
What's most worrying to me, is no support ticket reply, If they would simply say to me, "Your order will be processed tonight" or whatever, that'd be fine, it's just the lack of communication from them.
Is this something I should get to terms with, IE is it normal burst.net behaviour to wait days before replying? The last 2 support tickets I put in with the technical department regarding my server were answered within minutes, this however has now been over 30 hours.
I used Burstnet dedicated service for more than 2 months & would like to post a review here:
Initially I ordered a server before two months from Burstnet, Burstnet (Nocster) took more than a week to setup. After waiting for a week I got the server. Never received remote reboot port , though they billed me for it every month.
Initially it was working fine. After 7 days approx , my server was inaccessible , I added a support ticket to reboots & got reply that my server was suspended due to lack of reply of the abuse warnings they sent me , while I had got an abuse alert before a day informing me about spam mails somebody sent from a vps, I had already replied to the alert that I suspended the vps of spam mail user & had also got email from Burst saying: " Thank you for taking the time to contact the BurstNET Abuse Dept. BurstNET in no way condones any spam related........"
it was confirmed that they had received my reply for abuse alert. I informed them this in ticket, they replied they did not receive any reply from me. I provided them email headers & it was clearly showing that the mail was delivered to burst, later they said that the mail was delivered but was not reached to their support desk & they reactivated my server. There was 5 - 6 hrs down time , while there was no fault from me.
I took VPS hosting with tersum, and everything was fine until last month, when I emailed support and I did not get any reply to several support tickets. I then messaged via this forum, and got a reply that they will add my email to an email whitelist, and the person who I signed up with Aldo had left the company.
However now my sites are not working and I have sent more support ticket requests of which none have been replied to, and also I have PM via this forum but not received any replies.
Currently all my sites on the VPS server are down, I can not access the control panel, or VPS panel even via their own website as the pages do not exist.
What can I do?
Also I am paying via credit card, is there any way to cancel the payments?
I've just got to rant for a minute. Over the past week I've e-mailed around 15 datacenters asking for quotes. Out of those 15 datacenters, I've received 6 answers.
Granted, these aren't huge datacenters like The Planet and Gigenet that I'm contacting here, but come on... I'm not going to name names, but seriously, if you smaller datacenters want any business you might want to start replying to sales e-mails. This is just getting annoying. Why would anyone waste their time with you if you can't even answer an e-mail or phone call or PM?
All of my e-mails went out to datacenters that have posted in the offers section of WHT in the past 30 days.
vaserv does not reply my emails now that Rus has kindly provided me a refund ( after my node has been wiped and before that my backup took almost 14 days to get made and after that the catastrophe took place)
Ive sent 3 emails asking for this ( maybe 4) and no one replies back..
I purchased some services from hostfresh.com but after waiting 3 days for my hosting to be set up (just basic web host space) i decided to switch to wrzhost.com where i was ready to go within 10 min of buying the services. I sent a support ticked to hostfresh(before i asked for the refund) and a lady told me to contact sales , when i told her i was getting no reply she again told me to contact sales so i bought else where. I emailed sales and billing 2 times each and sent 2 support tickets to them over a week and a half but have gotten no reply at all and when i sent a ticket to the lady that was actually replying , she now wont reply to my tickets also.
Anyone else have a problem with them and how did you get your refund?
What's the deal with these guys? I'm getting treated as poorly by these guys as I did by 365 Main. Been trying to get in touch with my rep for my Fremont colo for two weeks. Everybody is on vacation, nobody picking up their phones. Does anybody know who manages XO's colo sales/customer representatives?
I have just started working with an IT company. I have no prior knowledge of IT solutions. I would greatly appreciate any links where i could learn about Dedicated/Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, Co-Location, Bandwidth and any other Telecommunication information. Im not a total retard and I do understand computer systems such as hardware and how the components work.
Has anyone else here had issues recently with the Zone.NET online sales chat? Over the last 36 hours it's been saying that the chat is online, but I'll sit in the queue for hours at a time without a reply.
I opened up a chat session earlier today and got a response, however they never replied to any of my questions - is there anything up over there?
Is their pre-sales support usually this poor? Before contacting them I checked out their reputation on WHT and they looked like their product and support were top notch.
Being in Australia can sometimes make speaking to live chat a bit difficult, however I've tried at various times through the day/night and at all times it's said the live chat was online.
can anyone offer a definitive answer on whether sales tax is applicable on the purchase of a physical server if that server is being colocated and leased out to customers as a dedicated box, with that customer paying sales tax?
I`d like to say hi to everyone on here and well, bring it to your attention of a dodgy host, Flubberhosts.com if this is how they treat a possible client and then hit then with real expensive vps`s that they say are pipes, then you have there telephone support, states 24/7, well i`ve just spent 12 mins and 40 secs ringing it and nobody wants to pick it up, mind you though it is 11:36pm GMT, so there you go, if you want a "company" that abuses possible clients, has NO telephone support and is way expensive then feel free to contact them, I just thought you ought to know before you thought about purchasing from them, ...
I was on WHT when i saw the banner ad of highvelocity and landed on the specials page and saw Core2Quad server. I opened live chat as it said in the banner ad for free stuff and upgrades.
Dave from hivelocity came on chat and we started negotiating and after a while i was offered Core2Quad, 8GB, 750 GB, 500 GB, 1500 GB with 100 mbps etc. for $184. I said okay and asked him to send me the quote so i can buy it in evening or the next day as I had to get approval for the funds from the boss.
To my surprise I got the approval etc. for 3 months pre-pay but I did'nt get the quote from Dave which was prmoised to me by Dave in 1 hour after live chat session. I in evening went agaion on live chat and no response. After waiting alot on livechat i opened a support ticket and it has not been answered till now.
Today i again went on live chat and after 15-20 mins of waiting Ron came up with the following chat we had:
Please wait for a site operator to respond. All operators are currently assisting others. Thanks for your patience. An operator will be with you shortly. All operators are currently assisting others. Thanks for your patience. An operator will be with you shortly. All operators are currently assisting others. Thanks for your patience. An operator will be with you shortly. All operators are currently assisting others. Thanks for your patience. An operator will be with you shortly. All operators are currently assisting others. Thanks for your patience. An operator will be with you shortly. All operators are currently assisting others. Thanks for your patience. An operator will be with you shortly. All operators are currently assisting others. Thanks for your patience. An operator will be with you shortly. All operators are currently assisting others. Thanks for your patience. An operator will be with you shortly. You are now chatting with 'Ron' Tapan: where is Dave ? Ron: Hello. How may I assist you? Ron: Our sales representatives are unavailable at this hour. However, if you could provide me your requirements, along with your email address, your full name and phone number, I can have one of our sales representatives get in touch with you as soon as possible. Tapan: i already had detailed talk with dave yesterday and he was going to send me a quote in 1 hour Tapan: there's no quote Tapan: no email Tapan: i even opened a support ticket Tapan: there has been no reply to it Tapan: is this the top notch service dave was refering to ? Ron: dave is away at the moment Ron: May I know your full name please Ron: also let me know if this email is good for you firstname.lastname@example.org Ron: I will have dave to get back to you on this Tapan: Tapan Bhanot Tapan: email@example.com Tapan: i am trying to contact him since yesterday Ron: Thank you tapan Ron: and we are sorry for the delay Ron: do you know his email ? Tapan: no Ron: firstname.lastname@example.org Ron: you can send him an email Tapan: ok Tapan: are you sales also ? Ron: I will also have him to get back to you on this Ron: nah Tapan: ok Ron: I am from tech support Tapan: ok Tapan: ok thanks bye Ron: Bye
By the looks of this you can imagine the High Level of Support Dave was telling me about. I opened the livechat for a sales staff and a tech support guy is answering the live chat. This is really good!
I've had server with LT, Sago etc. and nowhere I have seen such crap at pre-sale level. How would they expect customer to return to them when they are behaving like this at the first step ?
I have had a bad experience with a servepath sales rep, I wonder if the entire company acted in such ways as its really really bad and stupid way to do business.
2 days ago I wanted to subscribe a dedicated server. I looked around and found servepath and decided to go with them initially. Went through their online chat and the sales rep gave me a quotation after several questions from me. Took the sales rep more than 1 1/2 hour to give me the quotation. The sales rep said it took 3 days to get the server ready for me..which seemed long but I asked him to send me the quotation anyway. While I waited, I did more research on the company and looked for other potential companies.
It seems that there were lots of complaints about servepath's customer service, So I looked elsewhere and that's where I found SingleHop instead. I had some issues with the billing but the co-founder - Dan Ushman emailed me and assumed me that they don't charge until the order is processed (since it was not processed yet, they cancelled it and I made another order). It took them no more than 3 hours to get the server up and running! This was impressive compared to servepath's 3 days to get the server up and running.
All went well until the servepath sales rep emailed me asking why I haven't reply him on the quotation. I just told him that I signed with another company. He then replied:
I put those quotes together on the spot for you as you gave me your word you were going to sign that night. Do you consider that respectful business etitquete?
So I replied like this:
I understand your frustration, but I waited for almost 2 hours before I got the quote, I was in a hurry so I decided to sign up with another company and after doing more research. I believe its natural in business you may not necessarily get the business all the time, as a sales person you should know that.
He further replied:
When someone gives me their word I believe them.
So I replied:
There was not at any point I promised to sign up with you. I did mention I chose the package and decided what I wanted but did NOT promise I wanted to sign up with you.
Apart from the reason that you sent in the quotation > 1 hour, you also mentioned the server could be ready within 3 days only. As I wanted the server fast, I decided to go with another hosting company who could (and DID IT) in less than 24 hours. I hope you understand this. I'm thankful for your time.
And he stopped replying my mail after that. From what you can see, this sales rep really has a bad attitude. I'm no sales person but if you give a quotation to someone, it does NOT mean you will get that sale. And even if the person DID promise you, that's not the right way to react. He should ask me instead why I didn't choose servepath and how to improve their package, etc so that they can serve pple better..and not shoot the customer..
So guys, don't ever deal with servepath, you will regret it. Take my word, go with SingleHop, they did an excellent job.
I was looking into getting a cabinet to host a few servers and saw that their is an ad on the colomax.com main page saying $499 for a locking cabinet with 2x20amp circuits. This seems like a great deal and I gave their sales staff a call. The sales guy who picked up seemed confident he could get me this quote but had to double check. This seemed odd since its being advertised on the main page. I went through the process of asking him for more info and he got back to me for a quote for $100 more. Has anyone had a similar experience with colomax? I've heard so many good things about colomax and nrsoftware, I'm suprised they are doing false advertising.
Has anyone else noticed the support responses from knownhost are taking longer and have less detail and not actually solving the problem on the first email? The service has been great so far but I find they are no longer going the extra mile in their responses?
I recently contacted 'theprimehost' with some pre-sales questions about their service.
However I received no replies, so posted on their forums in hope to get a reply from Darrell. However I found that the thread was removed. The questions I asked were as below:
1. Can I host MODx/Textpattern on Primehost space? 2. Do I get access to mod_rewrite / SSH with your account? (As an individual and as reseller) 3. How much do you charge for a dedicated IP? 4. Do you oversell or allow overselling with reseller accounts? How is the bandwidth calculated? 5. How can I monitor the uptime of your servers? 6. Is domain alias enabled? 7. Does mail enable me to set vacation auto-replies? 8. How frequently do you backup data? 9. Do you accept payments for 2 years at a time? 10. I didn't find information about your datacenter on the site. Can you please tell me more about it? 11. Can I avail of the 20% discount in addition to the 2 for 1 offer? Till when are these two offers valid?
I wonder why nobody at 'theprimehost' bothered to reply to my queries and deleted the thread so promptly. Anybody knows whats up with the guys? I have seen great reviews about them on the forum so this was unexpected.
I know Darrell is active on this forum - maybe he can clarify...
I ordered two servers from burstnet three days ago.
I was very thrilled when they said they could rush my order within 24hours. And I was floored when I received my boxes hours after ordering.
From there, it's been all downhill.
(1) They installed the wrong hard drive on one of the boxes.
(2) They corrected the hard drive with the correct one. But they created partitions that we did not ask for. Result: reinstall, again.
(3) We found the LAN connection between our two boxes off. We asked them to see and they got back that the cable was disconnected. Scared, we asked them to tell us WHY this would randomly happen. At no point did they apologize. Rather, the support staff simply seems to go back and forth putting the responsibility of the problem from one department to another.(kinda like "we dont know but i'll fwd to networking staff")
(4) This is where it really hit the fan. We ordered hardware ddos protection. I opened a ticket in afternoon yesterday asking them if it had been setup. Our server has been under syn floods which a hardware ddos system should help mitigate. The support staff took over 3 hours and a voicemail before responding.
Since then, the support staff has not yet been able to tell me anything about the ddos hardware. According to them the networking dept. is responsible for that. And by the time the support staff gave up, the networking dept. had gone home(evening yesterday). The support staff said I might not hear back until 9am today.
I told them to cancel my server and provide me a refund if they cannot fix the problems by 10am. It's 11am and I have not heard a thing from them.
I opened another ticket few minutes ago about getting a refund. They quickly responded to it saying support has zero to do with billing and that I should contact billing. They also said billing won't be in until Monday.
I spent every penny I had on these servers. Is my only option to wait till Monday before I can get them to give me a refund and find another host?
In either case, I am super disappointed by BurstNET support's incompetence and response times.
I'm not normally one to drag things like this in public but I honestly just wanted to know industry standard for a situation like mine.
So, here is the lowdown. I was originally a customer of this company called uni-hosts.com. They resold BurstNET dedis. After being signed up for a month or two, they went out of business. At this point, BurstNET did a nice thing and offered to carry over any customers from uni-hosts and transfer over to their services. I was paying like $24.95 before for some cheap P4 1.8 or whatever from uni-hosts.com, but BurstNET said that they couldn't match that. That's fine. They said like $39.99 was the best they could do.
This was all done via service tickets. I never completed a signup or order form or anything like that. I had signed up originally through their support portal and that's it. I told them via this support portal that I would NOT be continuing my service with BurstNET and thanked them for their time. I have all the tickets saved in my email so on and so forth. Everything is cool.
Fast forward 4 months to the present. I see 3 emails from BurstNET sent on the same day and they are for the past 3 months of service. Apparently I owe $120USD or something. Of course, I am like wtf. I log in via their billing window and initiate a conversation regarding this.. They then inform me that I have to pay this fee because I signed a contract with them (non-existent of course.). I showed them all the previous tickets from me talking to their sales telling them very clearly that I was not going to carry over my service. They said that a ticket is not a valid or official form of cancellation, but I also said that I never officially signed up for anything so I thought it was acceptable.
To make a long story short, they've now informed me they're sending a collections agency after me. This is more of a hassle than anything else as I haven't received service, or anything like that for months from them, yet they are charging me for it. Is this normal practice in this industry? Is there something I can do to annoy them through this process, like a counter collections agency? They obviously don't seem to care about what's 'legal' or 'reasonable'.. How does one even deal with this as regular little customer?