SPF Records W/ Namecheap

Apr 16, 2007

I have a domain registered with namecheap, and I am using them for DNS. Does anyone know how to add an SPF Record for a domain w/ namecheap?

I have sent Namecheap a support email, but haven't heard anything. I figure someone on this board may have done this before.

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I've just received my second suspension from them, for having 5 visitors on my website, which was abuse of their resources.

I had issues with them last month, they claimed I was using too much resources and had to upgrade to Business class. I've paid for two years there as it is.

Every time I would get these notices, I'd work with them and it was found that one comment bot was hitting my site repeatedly (one post several times in a row which really shouldn't cause any problems anyway) and would cause things to raise. In their email, their support said:

Quote:

Your account is unsuspended now. Please check and prevent future overloads.
Also we can block ip addresses of your referrals, when all connections is from one ip instead of suspending your account. Should we block 92.48.193.58 and similar?

When I said yes, I was sent this reply:

Quote:

Hello,

IP 92.48.193.58 blocked in our firewall. We'll act similar way, when your account will be leeched from one IP. Now this ticket is being closed.

So tonight, I redo a post, since their hotlink protection isn't stopping hits on the photo being linked to, which involved uploading an image and deleting the old, and shortly thereafter I get this:

Quote:

Dear Customer,

We have suspended your account due to resource abuse. Please find the related information below:

top
top - 20:21:33 up 30 days, 3:26, 5 users, load average: 5.07, 4.89, 5.22
Tasks: 187 total, 1 running, 186 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 0.5% us, 0.4% sy, 0.2% ni, 70.9% id, 27.9% wa, 0.0% hi, 0.1% si
Mem: 4148484k total, 3998792k used, 149692k free, 130440k buffers
Swap: 2096440k total, 7720k used, 2088720k free, 2881224k cached

PID USER PR NI %CPU TIME+ %MEM VIRT RES SHR S COMMAND
13504 username 20 0 0 0:00.23 0.4 27668 16m 4864 S php
20277 username 20 0 0 0:00.23 0.4 27672 16m 4860 S php
2093 username 20 0 0 0:00.25 0.4 27628 16m 4848 S php
8232 username 20 0 0 0:00.23 0.4 27636 16m 4848 S php
9399 username 20 0 0 0:00.23 0.4 27624 16m 4848 S php
12099 username 20 0 0 0:00.24 0.4 27636 16m 4844 S php
8449 username 20 0 0 0:00.24 0.4 27628 16m 4840 S php
9530 username 20 0 0 0:00.23 0.4 27620 16m 4844 S php

mysqladmin proc stat
+--------+---------------+-----------+-----------------+---------+--------+----------------+---------------
| Id | User | Host | db | Command | Time | State | Info |
+--------+---------------+-----------+-----------------+---------+--------+----------------+----------------
| 50484 | username_wrdp2 | localhost | username_wrdp2 | Sleep | 344568 | | |
| 50537 | username_wrdp2 | localhost | username_wrdp2 | Sleep | 344525 | | |
| 50615 | username_wrdp2 | localhost | username_wrdp2 | Sleep | 344329 | | |
| 77636 | username_wrdp2 | localhost | username_wrdp2 | Sleep | 300652 | | |
| 121657 | username_wrdp2 | localhost | username_wrdp2 | Sleep | 240337 | | |
| 202546 | username_wrdp2 | localhost | username_wrdp2 | Sleep | 154415 | | |
| 306259 | username_wrdp2 | localhost | username_wrdp2 | Sleep | 50092 | | |
+--------------------

All of them supposedly me. But at any rate, only 5 users at namecheap can apparently bring about a suspension. I have never in my life had such treatment by a host. Most of the site is a static site, where most people land. And this is for less than 50 people on a daily basis.

They may have a good reputation as a domain reseller (yes, they're now ICANN registrars, but they haven't switched over yet, they're still reselling for Enom) but they had better rethink their webhosting.

People I know who have WordPress pages at places like Dreamhost, Lunarpages, all the rest have way more traffic than I do and yet they don't have these problems. I'm just sick at they way I've been treated there.

Whatever you do, don't host with namecheap. I'm truly sorry I did. And if anyone wants to verify that I host with them, it's hauntedlights.com, obviously a really exploitable site. It's about haunted lighthouses.

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I saw a thread on WebHostingTalk about namecheap hosting and the members who participated there are very satisfied with the hosting but when I asked about it on DP forum the members were just against of it. According to them Namecheap is good only for domains not for hosting.

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They have fairly fast download speeds (like if I download a big picture from my own website).

But their "processing" speed seems a little slow? I'm not sure, because this is new to me and I have nothing to compare it with. But if I look at a page that uses WordPress where the server is being asked to look up stuff from the SQL databases and form the html on the run, it seems to not be very responsive sometimes - to load the posts that have a certain category associated with it, it sometimes takes 3 seconds to load after clicking, sometimes 7 seconds. Not very scientific I know, and there's other factors, but just to give an idea.

For $3/month, I guess I shouldn't complain. But if I choose to give my readers (my parents and my one friend) a better browsing experience, would I get better response times by paying a bit more?

Anyone have experience with namecheap? I've also considered GoDaddy, but don't like their advertising strategy. Makes me feel like a high schooler.

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