The worst hosting you can get is Hostdepartment.com followed by Webhostasp.com and then Vortechhosting.com. All these have major complaints online. Hostdepartment servers are down about 50/50. 50% of the time the server will have problems and downtime throughout the day. Maybe not down for hours, but the servers will drop from time to time maybe 10 minutes here and there. Also Ixwebhosting.com surprisingly has downtime. The server is actually currently down as this is being written. For those who wish to gather a class action lawsuit against hostdepartment, webhostasp or vortechhosting, you may contact me at cashzzz at hotmail. Alertra is a good tool for monitoring your site.
I had two websites on hostmonster for over a year and last weekend they migrated my site without a proper back up and completed DELETED both of my entire websites along with 900 other websites. If you have had problems with hostmonster in the last three years, please get in contact with me to join a class action law suit against them. They are claiming zero responsibility for the horrific act. Not only do they expect us to rebuild our websites at our expense they are expecting us to be o.k. with the loss of revenue this has also created. Hostmonster generates millions of dollars each month in revenue. Corporate america - enough of your passing the buck. It's time for us to stick together and make they pay for their mistakes. Please contact me to join the class action lawsuit.
I've been making the web hosting review rounds to let the public know that Hostdepartment.com is a pack of thieves. I have bought a Reseller hosting plan with them in November and I never received the necessary information to put up my site, slow server, poor performance. All attempts to contact them via email failed. live chat is totally fake, I even tried opening a support ticket only discover that their support application was failing. I was never able to open a ticket.
From the first day I have got many problems, they offer live chat software they offer no limit disk space but actually all offers are fake.
These guys are really REALLY bad and they donít want to refund my funds approx $549.45 even I lost my very valuable clients.
I also register my complaint BBB.org and Based on BBB files, this company has an unsatisfactory record with the Bureau due to unanswered complaint(s). Two requests for basic information have been sent to this company but to date the Bureau has received no reply.
Complaints against this business concern Advertising Issues, Billing or Collection Issues, Product Issues, Refund or Exchange Issues and Service Issues.
Stay away from Hostdepartment.com! I was attracted by the low prices and this was indeed a big mistake.
Thanks Lynx Hostdepartment's Existing Customer
I recommend to check out Wht Forum or search on google keywords (Experience with hostdepartment.com or forum hostdepartment etc)
a company named [url] was with us for almost 4, months and they are using the server which are custom ordered high end server, we didn't took setup fee just because they promise us to stay at list for an year
and from past 2 months they just ranned away somewhere, didn't paid any invoice i guess we did a big mistake by believing in them
i know these 2 servers wont make a big difference but still just for my info
can anyone suggest if we can take any legal action on them ? i know there site is still up and running
i would like to present to you a scenario im sure everybody has thought of and has come up against.
1. If you are hosting with a web host and your files and website has been compromised due to the lack of security on the server what actions can you take against the host for this loss?
2. The host has a backup dating back to a week, but of course the data you have accumulated for the week that was lost is very valuable but you cant get it back now because of a flaw with the hosts server, is there anything you can do in a situation like this?
3. What if you are a reseller and have setup several sites for customers. One customer uses a CMS which means he/she will be updaitng their website every now and then and not always you are able to make backups of all the websites hosted by you as the reseller.
Now a weeks or a few days of data have been lost. The client complains and wants to take legal action against the reseller (you) and of course the reseller knows its the problem with the main host you are hosting with. What does the reseller do now with the client and the host whos made the mistake?
4. Clients livelihood depends on his/her Ecommerce website, they make an average turnover. Whether you are hosting on a dedicated or VPS nevertheless data loss has occured because the box was compromised. The blame is put on the host. In a scenario like this what can the customer do? He/She has lost some client details/orders information and products as a whole...? Remember this is a business... and money has been lost. A recovery backup a week old will never be sufficient enough for the loss.
Think about it... what will you do if any of the above four scenarios were to happen to you?
Yes i am aware of the terms. Some hosts will say they are not responsible forData loss in their small prints, Some will say it is soley up to the customer to make backups, When it comes to court they will point this out, and you'll be kicking yourself for being so foolish to go with a host in the first place which dosent gurantee the safety of your data.
Customers dont always read the small fine prints. Now realistically speaking what can the customer/client do in a situation like this? Im guessing nothing if the host outlines the terms ive pointed out above?
Is there really a host out there which takes whole responsibility for the loss and damage they create to your websites and businesses online?
Well with activated apache-badbots jails I have in a short time a hugh amount of banned IPs. Usualy action for this is to use iptables-ipset-proto and save all this baned IPs in the ipset insteed as normal in the iptables list - thats also a suggestion which was discussed in the fail2ban forum for better performance. And yes I had this running (ipset package installed) with my manual installation of fail2ban before I switched over to the plesk integrated.
action = iptables-ipset-proto6[name=BadBots, port="http,https,7080,7081"] insteed of action = iptables-multiport[name=BadBots, port="http,https,7080,7081"]
So how can I add iptables-ipset-proto4.conf, iptables-ipset-proto6-allports.conf, iptables-ipset-proto6.conf to the plesk version of fail2ban??
I have a dedicated server, the server itself is secure (as far as I know) and I run lots of my sites from it. I offered a friend hosting for his flash based chat application he built.
Today I was contacted by someone; "Are you the owner of xxxx.net?" so I informed that yes, it was my server and they then showed me an email they'd received from my server. I did a search and apparently someone uploaded mail.php and a couple of files it was using to send out spam based upon a variety of conditions that the other files met. The files contained forenames and surnames, it'd use a forename and a surname then send it to popular free mail services. The email contained ramblings about new world order and promoted a website.
How can I find out how they got the files uploaded to the account and what action can I take? I checked the whois for the domain and have their contact information, however it's a large site so I'm doubtful that the owner did it. I don't want my servers IPs being blacklisted for spam :|
Let's suppose you have a site on a shared hosting plan, and all of the sudden it gets a huge surge in traffic as a result of being featured in the news or something like that. What would be a good plan of action to deal with the surge quickly?
(ex. maybe your hosts takes the site offline from bandwidth overuse)
Does anyone know the proper avenue for cancelling an account with HostNine? They are giving me the run around and ignoring my requests for a cancellation. I originally tried to cancel my account a couple of months ago by e-mail. They informed me that I had to submit a cancellation request through their website. I have submitted a cancellation request through their website SEVERAL TIMES since then. They never sent me any kind of response or confirmation, so I assumed (wrongly, I guess) that the account was cancelled, but they keep charging my credit card over and over.
I have requested again that the account be cancelled and told them that I would simply perform a chargeback since they are basically billing me for a service that I have continually requested be cancelled via their own online cancellation form using their own process for cancelling accounts. Nick Hudson @ HostNine's response to this was to threaten that they would send attorneys and collection agencies after me. All while claiming that it is "NOT hard" to cancel an account. I agree with them; cancelling your account when the company will actually deal with you should not be hard.
I was told by my colocation provider that in order to get a Class C block through them we would have to upgrade to a full rack or get an ASN. At this time, we don't need the full rack space so I guess I have to go the ASN route (no pun intended).
I'm wondering how easy it is to get an AS number and about how long it would take. I did some research on the apnic site and it looks like the cost is $625 per year for just the AS numbers. Is this correct or is there anything else that we may need.
If you know how x-sendfile (lighttpd) and X-Accel-Redirect(Nginx) headers working you know that in php script I can use this headers when I want to download some files direct with lighttpd/nginx and not with php, that is great, but I need to know is possible to set some header in lighttpd/nginx to execute some php script/code after download finished (to back to php)?
I have a plesk 11.0.9 on a windows server 2008 R2 which has MailEnable. One of my customers faced a problem to send emails from one of his local mailboxes to another of his local mailboxes! He got this error:Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.The following recipient(s) cannot be reached.Server error: '550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable or not local'
But we are sure the recipient mailboxes exist and work fine!I checked this link: URL....It dosen't work for this case.
I've just recently installed Plesk Panel 11.5. Previously I was using a basic IIS Mail Server with the current server allowed to relay messages for my Web Sites.After installing Plesk, I went to Tools & Settings -> Server-Wide Mail Settings. In there, I have relaying set to Authorization is required (SMTP) and for the relay access I have the following 3 entries:
127.0.0.1/32 ::1/128 <My Servers IP>/32
Whenever one of my sites tries to use this server now to send out mail, I keep getting the following error:Mailbox unavailable. The server response was: Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable or not local...I've been struggling with this issue for weeks now and have read all the documentation and forum posts I could think of, I've restarted the server, I've run C:Program FilesSWsoftPleskadminin>mchk --all --fix=all
The e-mail accounts that I'm using to send mail from has nothing to do with this server and it's domains, I'm just trying to set the mail server to start sending mails like my IIS server used to.I've found the setting to Open Relay on the server and have activated it, yet whenever one of the websites attempts to send a mail, the same response is received.Mailbox unavailable. The server response was: Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable or not local.
I want to host a few sites on different c class ip's, i am not a huge company, so i have a very limited budget indeed, can anyone recommend a suitable host. I would'nt need much bw or storage capacity, just basic stuff.
I am thinking of either colocating my server for $50 at colostore.com or may be hosting at site in my office by getting business class internet from Time Warner i.e. 768k UPload and 10mbps download, do you think thats a good speed for hosting one ecommerce site.
We are interested to buy different C class IPs so we can host many related sites on the same server. Our hosting provider does not sell different C class IPs. I wanted to know if there is anyway to buy IP addresses from somewhere else, lets say from other hosting companies, or private providers, who would forward the IP to our server. Did you ever hear of such service?
My startup company has tasked me to look for a hosting company to get dedicated servers for their production (Web, DB) and operation (email, AD, etc) servers, 9 servers in total. I'm new to this whole industry and finding this forum really help me point myself in the right direction given so much junk and "partial" review sites out there.
I was able to get great reviews and recommendations off this forum but since I'm new, one area I'm not clear on is the different levels/tiers/class of hosting companies. For example, from what I am reading, Gigenet & Rackspace seem to be on a high end scale while CoreNetworks is on the low end but still excellent. Where would others like LiquidWeb, SteadFast, Softlayer fit in?
Can someone help me break it down into classes like cars such as budget/mid size/luxury or is it even possible? I'm just trying to get a sense of how to compare these companies as I'm getting quotes from them. These are some of the companies I'm looking at: LiquidWeb Gigenet Softlayer SteadFast ThePlanet Colocrosing Iweb DedicatedNow CoreNetworks Cartika Servint SingleHot
They all seem to have good reviews. I know some are truly managed and some just leave everything to you. I'm probably looking for something in between that has decent bandwidth and speeds. Our site won't be a public site so no large traffic requirements but we are spread out from NY to LA. We probably don't need the fastest speeds but somthing reliable. We are also in the health care industry so HIPAA maybe important but I'm still trying to determine that.