From Me to Support I noticed that my inodes are set abnormally low to 200,000 we just upgraded to VPS plan per lunars request at we are at 160,000 on second day of operation on new vps server. From Sarwan singh Jassi to siteadmin(ME) When you reach 200,000 inodes you will need to upgrade to dedicated plan However and Email from the sales guy states the following. We do not force upgrades do to inodes, we just increase your inodes as you need them. Server crashes occur all the time about 1-3 times a month. Do not use lunar
They also run the old 90's upgrade scam, they claim your script utilize high resources for php, mysql.
Top Process %CPU 50.0 /usr/bin/php
Top Process %CPU 48.0 /usr/bin/php
Top Process %CPU 44.0 /usr/bin/php
After fighting with these people telling them that their server is configured incorrectly because we have load tested each and every script and that these scripts are used on 1000's of sites and the traffic we have does NOT warrent the useage they claim we went a head and upgraded per their recommendation.
So we get a brand new vps plan(see complaint above) and on the VPS server our usages look totally normal with proves they don't know what they are doing.
Directly from Pesky Plesk on the second day of getting our upgrade
Top Process %CPU 17.0 /usr/bin/php
Top Process %CPU 19.0 /usr/bin/php
Top Process %CPU 15.0 /usr/bin/php
I am looking for a new VPS and once again I think I am going to ditch Servint VPS in preference of a cheaper VPS. I know Servint is well known and they have a very good reputation here in this forum. I been longing to sign up with them but Lunarpages' offer looks very attractive.
What about Lunarpages?
It is $10 cheaper than Servint.
Lunarpages has 1000 GB bandwidth but Servint has only 500 GB.
Lunarpages has 20 GB storage but Servint has only 15 GB.
Lunarpages has 500 MB RAM but Servint has 384 MB guaranteed RAM (1 GB burst RAM).
Is the 500 MB RAM here http://www.lunarpages.com/virtual-private-server/ GUARANTEED RAM or SHARED BURSTABLE RAM?
The only thing that Lunarpages lost to Servint here is the number of IP address. Lunarpages comes with 1 IP but Servint offers 4 IP which is good for SEO.
I wanted to contact Lunarpages but couldn't find their contact email. Anyone know their contact email?
I'll tell you my story right now. I got the VPS and they charged me $60. The page didn't even look like a paypal page and I didn't know when I went through the order process that I have been charged. They accepted my payment even though they had the radio button that said first month a dollar. They even didn't have cpanel installed at first! They gave me the email and I had to contact them to install cpanel! They have this stupid contrat thing and they will take you to a collection agency for failure of the billing system that they have. It says DO NOT MAKE PAYMENT! but how can you tell? They are a complete total scam! The vps firewall was dropped for no reason during the morning. I asked why and they left the chat. They have good VPS if you got the extra $59 to cover the beginning.
I saw an offer from BoxVPS that was too good to be true. And in fact it was. It's been nearly a month since I paid for a VPS and still no service. My client login is disabled and they won't respond to requests for service or for a refund.
Simply stated - BoxVPS is a scam. Do not succumb to their offers, no matter how attractive they might seem. This is apparently just another in a long line of scams appearing with startling frequency on WHT. This phenomenom makes it difficult to give new hosts a try.
I am a very diplomatic person and I believe in doing fair business. This is why I've decided to write this post in your forums as well as my own and a few others. I want to share with the world our horrible experience with Server4you.de in hopes of saving the rest of you from their lies.
I am not one to openly bash people online but I feel the need to spare all of you from falling victim to this company!
In order to offer the most stable listening experience to all of you, we needed to add another European server. Doing a little research in Google, we fell on Server4you.de (a German company).
Here is an example of what they promote (in German):
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3400+, DualCore 64 Bit, 1.024 MB DDR2-RAM 1x 160 GB SATA-HDD Betriebssystem: OpenSuSE, Fedora, Ubuntu und Debian Plesk 8.2 - 10 Domains Unbegrenzter Datentransfer (which means unlimited datatransfer) Kostenloser Support per E-Mail und 0800-Hotline
Before hand, we verified with them that the unlimited datatransfer package was accessible for streaming. Most companies don't allow this so it is always the first question to ask. They confirmed that there was no problem at all!
Well, after 2 months of service with them, they are telling us that we must limit our datatransfer to 75GB/day or 2TB/month. You might think that this is already a lot but this is standard for most dedicated servers and this suddenly makes them pretty expensive (even for North-American standards). Note that European bandwidth is known to be significantly cheaper than North-American bandwidth.
This was one of the few times I've had to sign a contract for hosting. So for the next year, I'm stuck paying for cheap/mediocre quality bandwidth that's suddenly not even unmetered anymore! I would walk away from them if I could (contract or no contract, I don't care) but since we're outside Germany, they made us pay for 12 month in advance. So if I want to get anything out of that money, I have no choice to use their low grade bandwidth.
Basically, consider yourself warned! Don't do business with Server4you!
They actually disconnected our servers without warning or even messaging us because we had apparently reached this new bandwidth quota which had never been mentioned in the past!
Yesterday I got a call from addr.com (caller id read AFTERGEN INC. tel: 409-938-0691) The man with the Indian accent of some advised me that my webhosting has been active since 2001 and he said I owe them $750 or so. I told him I haven't hosted with them since 2001. He advised me that they the hosting account has been active since then.
So I tell him that you waited 8 years to call me? He said well "we couldn't get in touch with you at your hotmail account". Yea but still 8 years to call me? He tells me that I didn't cancel hosting with them.
I know for a fact that as soon as you don't renew hosting with addr.com or any other webhosting service, they will give 1 or 2 weeks to pay or they will delete your account. Then I said I won't pay them a dime! He tells me that he can give me a discount. Can you believe this scam? I hang up the phone on them.
SO NOW I OWE $750 to addr.com for past fees and they are claiming that I never cancelled hosting with them and I didn't notify them.
Before I got into web hosting business, I too, searched the whole World Wide Globe for a good web hosting company. And like many fall for some scams and learned from my experiences. Here are some ways you can tell a web host that is not safe. Sign-up Page isn't secure.
Request a server IP to ping. This way you can figure out if the company is on a VPS, Reseller or a computer in someone's apartment [Reverse IP Check]
Unlimited Everything (well back in the day it was part of it until Yahoo decided to go solo) Company website itself goes down.
Can't find any of their representatives online (e.g. forums, blogs).
Doesn't have a Phone Number to reach.
Private Domain Registration (would you really send your money to a unknown company's PO.BOX address?)
Lies to you (e.g. Gives you 1 TB Bandwidth, but if you use up 50 GB and they close your account)
Asks for SSN/EIN for security purposes (hmm... complete B.S)
Doesn't tell you exactly how they protect your data, how secure the server is and so on. Asks for your PayPal Username & Password on their website (also known as phishing) Do a WHOIS Search and check how long they have been on business. (added by maccrazy)
Those are just some of things I found in a scam web host. I am sure there are many, please feel free to share your story and precautions you take.
webhostingpad has terrible service and disconnnects its phones when it has technical issues. Dozens of people have been victimized by this company and lost business thanks to their incompentence. They give all web hosts a bad name--please get the word out!
TagBridge is by far the worst company to get involved with. I purchased a VPS and they said in a support ticket 5 hours after I bought it that it will be setup in a few minutes. 24 hours later I cancel and request a refund and I went with veritynet.. 12 hours later my VPS was made and I still have a cancellation request in place which they ignored. It has been a week now and I'm still attempting to get a refund. Jamie blocked me on MSN to avoid my conversation. I talked to a friend of his and everytime has asks Jamie for a refund jamie doesn't respond. HORRIBLE SUPPORT. Now I have a VPS I have no use for, that of which I canceled 12+ hours before it was even MADE and they refuse to message me back regarding my refund.
This will be posted EVERYWHERE till I get my refund. This business is a scam and I don't want to be involved with it anymore.
Due to recent technical issues, your account information in the client center was corrupted and unrecoverable. Therefore, we need you to re-register. Then immediately notify our technical support team with your server IP address(es) AND last payment receipt so we can update your account with the correct server information.
This incident did not effect your server operation. However, once we received your respond, we will then verify the information and bring your server online. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience caused and we do appreicate your business.
If you have questions, please send us an email http://www.internetvps.com/billing/contact.php Internet Operation Team.
When I send my contact with the bill & Ip, they answer ...
DO NOT use TurnkeySites.com or JosephSpencer.com! BOTH are owned by a scammer:
JosephSpencer.com and Turnkeysites.com 1685 H STREET, SUITE 433, 98230 Blaine, Washington United States Phone: 360-303-0369
I WARN ANYONE WHO IS ABOUT TO USE EITHER OF THESE SITES THAT THEY ARE RIP OFFS! The owner, Joseph Spencer, has stolen ALL the content he sells, gives credit to himself, and even locks the content with a license to his name!!
If you do buy content from him, it has been stolen, and there is a chance it will be taken down at ANYTIME. Not only that, but Joseph Spencer plays the "nice" game with you so you purchase one little item. Their is always by coincidence a problem with the item leading to you having to purchase another one of his items or services. He is a COMPLETE scammer!
Look.. Two other pissed off customers:
My recommendation is to just STAY AWAY from those two websites to avoid legal issues and harassment from Joseph Spencer.
i have hosting at servage.net 2 jrs already and one nice day they decided to delete all data on my account (like 5 gb of data) and 25 websites are gone and 2 developing projects, i didnt had backups for most of them... (80%)..
the most funniest thing is the answer: --------------------------------------------------------- Hello Ivo
We are sorry for the inconvenience caused There was an storage issue which caused the trouble. We have added <b>one month free hosting</b>. Please reupload your data. Thank you.
Kind regards, Nick, Support Servage Hosting -----------------------------------------------------
"ONE MONTH FREE HOSTING!" OMG
so my question would be , how can i sue motherf****s? or what are my options?
please post your experiences here with this scummy hosting that we can assure that this don't happened to anyone again.
yet another review, yet another VPS burned through because of incompetent sales staff, incompetent DC staff, and even more incompetent network admins.
Since noon, I have been getting alerts off and on that my vps (monitoring, off site support, a few projects) was down. Not a worry, I open a thread here. Now, maybe it's just me, maybe not, but that's not the point. The point is that for 3.5 hours, my VPS with nynoc was down.
Now, I opened a ticket with them about this, giving them the options which were fair: credit me with a month (reasonable, given my going rate, or the going rate for ANY tech @ hourly rates) and apologize for downtime, or
Refund my $10 credit (overpayment) and I'll find service elsewhere starting Oct. 7th.
Their response? "There was no downtime".
Ok, so they deny downtime, not a surprise, others like to pull the same thing. I show them proof of downtime, to whit, they respond again "There was no downtime".
So, I show them more proof (this time from their own systems). Their response? We're not going to argue, there was no downtime. Immediately after that, they locked my account in WHMCS like little children, and locked me out of my VPS (thankfully I was still able to restart it).
So, is this wrong? nope, not at all. Not UNLESS you're holding someone else's money for services rendered, and refusing to deliver said services.
A bit of an explanation on the 'overpayment' part: Somehow, when the system created the email subscription link (via paypal), their system created it @ $5.x more than it should be. So, the subscription continued on paying $5 or so more a month , which WHMCS rightfully put in as 'credit'. My thoughts were that I'd let it build up, catch up to a month, and then cancel the subscription, resuming when it was necessary. not a bad idea really.
Now, for the proof here, the same stuff that was shown to them: Image 1 - From their network and VPS node - shows downtime from approx. noon to approx 3.30
Image 2&3 - My network - same thing Image 4 - Total downtime today, again , from my network.
So, is it unreasonable to expect individuals reimburse you properly for downtime? Not at all. Consider that the reasonable tech makes $30-50/hr, and 3 hours of sitting and waiting for someone else to come up and deal with the problem, so the tech can resume work. Yeah, that's a bit of a rip off, and it's unrealistic to expect full reimbursement (which I didn't). A month's credit for their screwups is more than reasonable given the amount of time loss.
Is it unreasonable for individuals to expect 'credit' to be paid appropriately? Not at all. Again, if the business didn't want it to be paid appropriately, they should turn it off immediately. If they let it build up, they are responsible for refunding it, in case the customer DOES decide to leave.
This brings us to this: Is it reasonable for a company to simply 'terminate' service, and lie to the customer because they don't feel like admitting their wrongdoings? Of course no, that's the childish way out.
Taking people's money, early termination of service = theft, no matter how you slice it (and yes, I DID give them a specific termination date if they chose to go that route).
Now, it's back to the grindstone, yet again, trying to find a VPS that is actually respectable, reasonable and well known, while being reasonably priced!
I know the the threads on FumiNet have been closed, but I wanted to share some information AS an actual customer of FumiNet and after getting a little bit more information.
Dawson actually offered to host a non-profit client of mine for free and about 2 weeks after that I was starting a new project and figured I would get a server with him, as he had good prices.
I paid for the server and 2 days later I bought an SSL certificate. All communication was directly with Dawson. Well come about 3 days ago, my 1 year SSL certificate expired (after 30 days), he actually set me up a 30-day free trial certificate.
So, among all the other odd things, I think that is a pretty good piece of evidence that he did something shady. And he caused some serious damage for a non-profit organization...
I want post here about RapidVPS hosting, they host all scam and phishy sites like Hyip. What is Hyip? Here-> [url]
ablehyip. com/hyip/ (IP:188.8.131.52) globalmarketsol. org (IP:184.108.40.206) forexco. us/index.php?a=home (IP:220.127.116.11) xlinvestment. us (IP:18.104.22.168) topprofitworld. net (IP:22.214.171.124) real-onlineforex. com (IP:126.96.36.199) fx-88. com (IP:188.8.131.52) marvelpartners. us (IP:184.108.40.206) and so on too many hyip scams, very big list.
All provided IP addresses are rigistered with OrgName: Infinitum Technologies Inc. (RapidVPS) OrgID: INFIN-27 Address: 873 Grand Regency Pte. Address: Suite 201 City: Altamonte Springs StateProv: FL PostalCode: 32714 Country: US
All IP addresses are provided for network: Organization-Org-Name:NVHSERVER Inc network: Organization-Name:Ha Nguyen network: Description-Usage:Internet Service Provider
I have contacted with RapidVPS admin and this guy (name is Rick) never answer my reports, just ignore me, ban me, I'm sure he is owner of all this scam.
I have created account on the RapidVPS forum, and Rick ban me for my first post about hyip scam on their servers, here is proof: [url]
If you wanna ask about this issue, contact Rick directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guys what you think about this issue or maybe it's normal for all US hosters?
Please your comments.
Thanks for this post reading and your time.
Here is more info about hyip scam: fbi.gov/majcases/fraud/fraudschemes.htm#ponzi sec.gov/answers/ponzi.htm
I am posting here as I did not see any place else to post. I do not think they are window based web hosting. so here it is:
Beware! they say anything to get you to sign up and then you are stuck because there is a $30 cancellation fee plus you have to pay $15 "free" domain that I did not even need!
I went on chat (before purchase and during) and must have asked every which way if unlimited domain meant unlimited website. I even said I wanted to work on a few websites that I already owned domain name for and that is what I would be doing 1st.
apparently their term for websites is "add on". Because I did no use that term, I did not know there was a $15 charge /website per year! I told them that was not what i was told before I signed up. It took me 8 time of asking where was the link explaining this before they finally told me it. I looked all over and could not find this charge in all of their packages and prices. I had to ask again where exactly is this information.
She told me to scroll all the way down to where it says "add on" I asked what is add on? Thats website add on! It does not say web site add on but thats what you are suppose to figure out for your self after you do an extensive search of their website and ask the sale representative who lies to you and tell you can have unlimited websites!
Do not be scammed like I was. fortunately this all took place w/in a 12 hour period so I should be able to cancel on my credit card company. I am sure others have been taken by this deception.
I am back in the hunt for a honest vbullettin and joomla friendly web host provider and allows for at least 10 website on one account and not extra charges for website addition. And will be upfront about any additional charges just to get my site up and running. I been at this for over 2 weeks now. Right back where I started.
I know Brent from HostGator reads here so thought I share this, If you are an Australian you are more than likely getting phishing emails supposedly from Commonwealth Bank (Australia's largest bank). I get about 20 a day to all my email addresses, here's one I got today:
We recorded a payment request from "HostGator -www.hostgator.com- Reseller Web Hosting" to enable the charge of $74.95 on your account.
Because the order was made from an African internet address, we put an Exception Payment on transaction id #POS PAYM7284 motivated by our Geographical Tracking System.
THE PAYMENT IS PENDING FOR THE MOMENT.
If you made this transaction or if you just authorize this payment, please ignore or remove this email message. The transaction will be shown on your monthly statement as "HostGator - Reseller Web Hosting".
If you didn't make this payment and would like to decline the $74.95 billing to your card, please follow the link below to cancel the payment :
Cancel this payment (transaction id #POS PAYM7284)
NOTE: Because email is not a secure form of communication, please do not reply to this email.
I want to share my terrible experience with one of most famous hosting - Lunarpages.
I'm on Lunarpages (basic account) more than 3 months and I sent them few email that my server is often down.
Thay didn't want to move my accunt to some less overloaded server and send me each time automatic message
In order for us to investigate the issue, please capture three separate instances when the site is down and provide a Traceroute to the server for each instance. After we have documented three separate instances of the site being down we will be able to look into the situation and possibly offer you a server move...
So, thay asked me to sit next to computer and wait my site to be down and make traceroute.
I sent them monthly report from host-tracker.com :
I checked my email this morning and had a spam email from Lunar Pages (See below). Not only did they spam me, they obviously have a list which they used to spam others. Not only that, but anyone who received their spam email can reply back to the email and their email reply then is sent to everyone on their list.
Lunar Pages, I don't appreciate your spam emails. If you run your hosting business as well as you run your spam operations, then I am sure you will be out of business soon. That gives me some satisfaction.
From: Domain Name Support [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 10:17 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Notice Regarding Your DOMAIN NAME ***************************************** Important Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s) ***************************************** Dear Webmaster, .....
I upgraded my hosting to DreamHost PS (http://www.dreamhost.com/hosting-vps.html) about 7 days ago, and after 3 days of evaluation i find no interest about it and decided to downgrade. But they rejected my request saying that the resource is too high, then came the long negotiation. My question now is, would domains parked(not hosted) at dreamhost ate up memory of my PS? Phase 1: Why didn't anyone warn me before the upgrade?
I found a few unreasonable facts about your statement of rejecting my downgrading request: 1. Dreamhost tempted me to upgrade when I was doing fine with share hosting;
2. Dreamhost didn't warn me with any condition or term of any kind, including downgrading would be rejected if memory reach a certain degree;
3. from the facts stated above, this upgrading thing is a total scam.
##comment: The upgrade took only a click of the button.
And their answer:
I'm sorry to hear you feel this way Ruiz. However, your accounts resource usage is above what will work on shared hosting. If we were to move you back, one of two things would begin to happen:
1 - your domains would affect the stability of the web server, slowing down other customers sites, or taking them down completely
2 - your own sites would begin to fail due to the high resource usage.
As such, we can not move you back until you've brought that usage down. However, I can understand why you would feel the way you do. As such, I'm willing to add a $15/mo subsidy to your PS service. What this means, is that the basic 150MB/MHz you have to pay for will be free, all you will need to pay for would be any resources you allocate beyond the first 150MB. If this is alright, let me know and I'll go ahead and add the subsidy to your account.Phase 2: Why my hosting suddenly ate up so much memory?
I haven't recieved any email mentioning that my domains are using too much resource BEFORE THE UPGRADE for almost ONE WHOLE YEAR, how come suddenly they are? Is it some kind of malfunction or misconfiguration of your PS that causes the problem? If it is, why should I pay for it?
It isn't a "sudden" issue. Your sites have been using whatever resources they need for as long as you've been on the PS. It appears you've had spikes as high as 600MB of memory in your usage, and if you look at your graph over the last month: ...
servage.net is Broke down?... NO Dummy! They just changed their business to be SCAM
I am writing this to just let other friends here to be aware of this scam, they used to be host providers and now they've just become SCAM.
So my experience story goes like this:
Some days ago I ordered a 6month plan and paid by VCC, And got an email from them saying that my order is declined due to VCC not charged so I checked the balance of VCC and just knew that my poor little VCC is charged 45$ by this Green Giant named servage, So I let them know asap, I emailed back and told them to re-check and now it is days (5 days actually) that I am sending daily mails to Mr.Servage Scam and All I've gotten to now is nothing (actualy they don't respond anymore) wish they be alive at least (is it war or something running in their country? )
I really got disappointed at them I thought that since they have been in business for some time they can be reliable (at least at selling), However I just wrote back in here to let others know that servage.net is actually broke down or at least changed his hosting business to become a fast reliable scam (perhaps more profitable, who knows?)
All I wanted was a simple sweat hosting plan for my friend.
BTW If any of servage.net staff is here: Hey man that's not necessary to do illegal actions! Let's face it you need money? right? OK just put a donation button in the homepage and take my word on this always some good people exist out there to donate some bucks to you ( I will donate you too ), just don't be like this, this is shame.
I'm thinking over filling a dispute against them right now. Who know perhaps some days they respond back (At least I can re-check my email every day till next 50 years)
I am trying to launch a website for a youth group. Since this is a non-profit organization I am trying to host the site for a reasonable price but I am not sure which company to go with. I have looked at lunarpages and 1&1. There are so many out there I am not sure which one to chose.Has anyone dealt with these companies and if so how are they?