I've been a satisfied customer at Servage for several years but the last couple a days is getting a little sweat on my forehead...
I'm not sure but some really weird things is happening at servage right now ....
I've tried to login at my controlpanel in almost a week - several times a day, but are not allowed access at all . Get the message that etiher username,password or captcha is entered wrong... I then try to reset my password etc - and it works all fine until I'm trying to login with the new one...same result - NOT working.
After several non working tries I decide to write them personal emails at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com (which is the founders private email ), but NO answer .... usually they're really kind and efficient and answers within a few hours, but this time : NO ANSWER .....
This evening I would then try to contact them again, and see on their webpage if I have missed some important email adresses, and I was QUITE surprised to notice that almost ANY of their subpages is leading to a non-existant page - EXCEPT from the order page.... pretty weird, I think
I'm not saying that they're on their way to close down, but it is actually an option if we take a look on the world economy in these days...
I would be glad if other Servage Customers could tell me if it is possible for them to login at their controlpanel at Servage
I was sent a link to fill in a questionnaire for servage. I filled it out totally honest the over all rating was pretty poor but they did have one or two upsides which I did give a good rating, but over all it was a bad review for them.
I got a confirm page thanking me for taking the survey.
2 weeks later I then received another e-mail saying I had not entered the questionnaire and would I like to enter it? I already did 2week earlier.
So on to their infamous customer un-service. I told them what happened and true to servage form I got a copy and paste answer that had no relevance to the question,
What URL? So I answered back, its your own survey that you sent an e-mail inviting me to take you must know what it is? They then answered they don't know what happened to it and they will look in to it. This is the first time I have had a proper answer to any question from servage.
So my point being are they fixing the survey in their favour? I mean the amount of negative reviews they get just about anywhere else on the web they wont publish that on their own site.
Last week I bought hosting in servage.net .Everything is ok there except one very "small" thing - very often my site during loading breaks down (I get blank page). I three times asked servage for help. It's great that their reaction is very fast but despite their statements that problem is fixed it's again and again my page break down.
is it possible that problem exists because my site is based on Jommla 1.5? I have tried and to use servage auto installer and manually installed joomla.
I have found so many praises about servage that cannot understand why is wrong with my site?
We are the clients of LayeredTech for 4.5 years. Basically, we're fed up with poor service and below are the details. Love the stories about stupid circumstances leading to major catastrophes? You'll love the story below.
Another incident took place in June. We have ordered another hard drive for our server. During the maintenance, their technician obviously dropped an existing hard drive (never admitted by them), causing the bad sectors to appear immediately after upgrade. They were trying to replace it, but replaced a wrong hard drive (!). Their second attempt to fix things up resulted in a broken SCSI controller (!). Their verdict: the server is dead and can't be restored. It resulted in a huge downtime of three days. During these three days, we experienced the lack of professionalism from their staff (besides group leaders), poor coordination between the shifts (another shift comes and they have no idea of what the previous shift has started) and poor response times.
Now, they are moving their data center forcing clients to order a new server (you guys probably heard about it) and we have the same experience: poor coordination of departments. Friday: technicians offered a configuration and suggested to submit a ticket to sales (I've no idea why clients have to transfer information between their departments). Sales came on Monday refusing to fulfill this order suggesting to order a new server from the web site. We gave another attempt and placed an order, asking to upgrade memory and disk - the features we already purchased. Their response? It's not upgradable. Nothing was suggested.
I'm not to tell about the other issues, about red eyes of our technicians that can't get to bed waiting for their support to reply and restoring the server from backups. I'm not telling about our IPs whitelisted in major mailing services; years of work discarded by moving our server without asking us if we like to. Finally, I'm not telling about minor issues; they happened for these years.
Guys, we're fed up with LayeredTech and moving our server out (we have one more and refer it as "hostage"). Yes, we loose money for the purchased memory, for purchased a hard drive and for a setup fee from another provider. But we can't deal with them anymore. Anyone thinking about LT - keep away. Dear fellows who already own a server there - let's keep our fingers crossed; LT is great when nothing happens, but horrible dealing with incidents. Good luck, guys.
For LT management: if you want to proof the facts, my client ID is 4553.
Servage is the worst webhosting I have ever hosted with. From continuous cluster problems to stupid billing issues.
When my website is not giving a 404 error there are mysql problems.
This is a hard lesson learnt. I will never recommend or host with them again.
I wired them $90.30 for balance due since July. My banking institution even gave me the reference number and other transaction details. The funds never returned to my account. To this date their dumb billing department cannot locate the payment. When I contact supported they continually gave some cryptic message that is of no help. I forwarded them screenshots of my bank account and even gave the reference numbers provided by my banking instition, still no dice, account suspended.
To add insult to injury they added another period of webhosting to my balance owed so it now totals $180.60 owed and I lost revenue from my search campaigns.
STAY AWAY FROM SERVAGE.NET. THEY ARE NOT WORTH IT.
We have been with servage.net for a few months now & have been having lots of issues with emails bouncing, web sites unavailable, very slow, support staff who ignore requests for help etc. etc. etc.
I have posted about them in these forums before.
For the last day the web site they host for us oznotes.net has been "missing", we cant login to cpanel, we have emailed they via the address on there page servage.net & got no reply – but this is typical, they have our money and dont seem to care!
We paid for 12 months hosting in advance
Does anyone know whats happening with them, I rang the TIO – Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman & they cant help with hosting companies.
Since everyone else seems to be doing the review-your-VPS-provider thing, I thought I'd join in.
Providers we/I have used, either for business or personal use. Note that with most of these companies, we/I usually have the smallest available offering - we aren't trying to do shared hosting on any of these VPSes, but typically use them as nameservers or mailservers, though I host one or two personal websites on a couple of these, and use or have used some as VPNs, et cetera.
(I should also point out that I'm not as uptight and anal as some folks here; I don't monitor every single DNS slave and secondary MX server via a dozen different services, then shoot off a half-dozen support tickets every time a single service reports it can't ping the machine, nor expect a response to each one of those tickets within five minutes. So, if you're one of those under-medicated OCD types with three cellphones, two crackberries, and no girlfriend, take my comments about uptime below with a few grains of salt; I have no pseudo-scientific graphs, charts, or spreadsheets to substantiate my perceptions, which are just that: perceptions.)
That being said:
JVDS: Were really quite good, back in, oh, 2004 or 2005 or so. Once acquired by DedicatedNOW, however, it went through a steady month-by-month decline until earlier this year, when they finally settled down to that special level of appalling mediocrity below which even they could not manage to descend. We finally gave up on them this fall, and regret not having moved away from them years ago. JVDS "support" is actually so bad, that not only did I give up on them completely, but I to this day remain hesitant to open a support ticket with any other company, for any reason, lest I experience a repeat of the rude, traumatic, and terrifyingly inept horrors that have been perpetrated on me by the "support" staff from JVDS/DedicatedNOW/Fortress ITX. Best avoided, IMO.
Crystal-VPS: Have been with them since sometime in early 2006, as far as I can tell. Had some network problems... once. Other than that, and a few amusing communication mixups via support ticket (they speak English, I speak American), they've been great.
They're a much-overlooked option for UK VPSes, and I'd recommend 'em, if you're in that market.
VPS4Less: I've been a customer since April of 2007; I actually have a couple of VPSes with them: one "basic", and one "minimal". If you can live with their limitations - modest memory and disk space - they provide an excellent service, especially given the price. I probably wouldn't try to run a hosting business on one, but as a nameserver or mailserver (what we use them for), they work great. Since '07, one of our VPSes had unscheduled downtime - once - due to a hardware failure on the host, which was fixed in about five hours.
BetterHost.ca: I got a VPS with them in December '07, for a personal project. Not the world's most powerful VPS, but the uptime has been perfect or near-perfect, and I've never needed to contact support. I could probably get more bang for the buck elsewhere, but I'm happy enough with their track record of uptime to stick with them.
Welcome2Inter.net: I also picked up a VPS from these folks in December 2007. Much like VPS4Less, they provide unmetered VPSes in Germany. Much like VPS4Less, I have nothing but praise for them - the service and uptime over the past year have been excellent.
Virpus: We used them for a VPS this summer, for a short-term project. The price was right, the service was good, but we no longer needed the VPS after the project was over, and, with our main, dedicated servers in the same facility, I'd be a little hesitant to use 'em for anything really important, just because of the eggs-in-one-basket thing. As far as I can tell, Virpus are 100% excellent, but let down by their upstream, Wholesale Internet, who some months are 100% excellent only about 99% of the time.
CheapVPS: The unmanaged VPS side of A2B2, or whatever it's called this year. Run by Rus Foster, one of the two smartest Linux gurus I've ever had the privilege of communicating with (the other being Steven of Rack911), and who used to own JVDS back when it was awesome. They don't advertise much, as far as I can tell, but their service is excellent, and they occasionally have some special offers on their website that can't be beat. Not, obviously, a provider for those who need hand-holding around computers or think CPanel is the greatest thing since cheese, but an attractive option for those who who are competent enough to be entrusted with a command line. We've had a VPS with them since early this summer, and highly recommend them.
NYNOC: Everybody seems to hate on these guys, but we've had a VPS with them since October of this year, and the only complaint I have is consistently high iowait, though that seems to have improved in the past few weeks (knock on wood!). I believe the only time I had to contact their support was to get a PTR setup, which was done in under an hour. I like 'em, so far, but don't let that stop you from hating them, if that's what makes you happy...
I bought hosting with Servage, and payed it directly with Paypal, since then 20 hours ago I havent got any email received from them, so I cant login cause I dont have my details! So a support ticket is no option, on there email they do not respond! If you have a presale question they awnser within 20 minutes now Im waiting for 12 hours already. I have tried calling them on their office in Germany, but it isnt the right phonenumber!
company for over a month or 2 contacting them (support tickets) is as useless as not!.. their reply is always simply: we checked and nothing at our side! (asking for a clarification simply gets u nothing!)
problem is simply ONLY with ftp uploads! my line upstream is 256Kbps (32 KB/sec) and down 1Mbps and i was always capable of pushing up to 2.2 GB/day ((i monitor my traffic all the time)) but just recently some weird things started appearing...
before uploads would never go under 27-26 KBs on my FTP client now it's so normal finding it dropping to 15,10,4,2, 0! ya a whole 0! and that's not just for a second or two it can stay like that for maybe aminute then go up back again! And upon watching my traffic statistics closely, i found myself pushing at the most 1.6 GB only a day! another funny thing is that files used to appear AND PARTIALLY in the root directory instead of the desired directory! so WHAT IS UP!
I just wanted to forewarn ANY considering signing up with Servage, LOOK ELSEWHERE! They may be cheap, and they may be offshore (the reason I had chosen them), but they are probably the *worst* web host in business today.
I have been a customer with them for 2 years and here is an itemized list of issues with Servage to date (this doesn't include the issues Servage actually resolved):
- 1 month after signup, Servage experienced a DDoS; all their customers lost all their e-mails for a 72 hour period
- 8 TIMES in the past year, I've had to contact their support because my websites PING requests would consistently time out and the pages not load leading me to actually setup an account with SiteUptime (BTW, they NEVER made anything faster, they always would blame me, even on a static HTML site with no more than 2 simultaneous users)
- Servage advertises 99.98% uptime, my results from SiteUptime for the past 6 months has revealed to me that my actual uptime is about 93.1%, this is TERRIBLE, the worst in the industry in my opinion
- a month ago, every site on my Servage account had redirects to porn or spyware: my passwords are always a mix of foreign characters, uppercase, lowercase, numbers and no shorter than 8 characters. Servage tells me to delete all the files myself and change my passwords. They refuse to accept the responsibility that a hacker got into their master control panel
- They are HOLDING MY DOMAIN HOSTAGE! I made the mistake of signing up my main .com (all the others are with GoDaddy) with them since 1 domain was free with hosting for the life of my account. There is NO WAY they allow you to transfer this domain! They only let you DELETE it (then you have to wait for it to expire, backorder, etc. and chance losing your domain)
There are so many more issues that I could go over, but I think I've made my point.
If you're thinking Servage, I'd recommend you stay away!
Somehow, someone has gained full access to my (and again, many others) control panel on servage.net.
While on there, they have generously created their own ftp accounts with full access.
Every website I host with servage had a number of files uploaded to them.
These files consisted of one or more .htaccess files that contained a number of rewrites pointing to the other files they uploaded.
The new files were actually cleverly hidden inside other directories where they would go unnoticed. For example, on some of my sites that have forums, they were put into /forum/include/tmp/(bogus files), and in my galleries, put into such directories as /images/photos/(bogus files).
The files themselves are as follows: a .htaccess file css.js keys.txt links.txt main.php texts.txt and tpl.php
The links.txt file itself is over 1.9mb and contains links to hundreds of other infected SERVAGE hosted websites ( I have checked at least 30 of them in whois.org and found all are hosted at servage).
Here is an example of the links.txt file: chipandachair.co.uk/language/include/include/topic~3312.html|black break spring chipandachair.co.uk/language/include/include/topic~1562.html|free exploited black teens ra4prints.co.uk/inc/forum/style/group~190.html|nudist photographys ra4prints.co.uk/inc/forum/style/group~3827.html|my nudist links And so on and so forth.
Keys.txt is a giant list of pornographic phrases and texts.txt is just random phrases in general.
I have contacted servage about this multiple times and have gotten their basic cookie cutter response of please remove the files from all your websites, change all your passwords and delete the new ftp accounts created. I asked them point blank if they've been hacked and they've continued to say no.
If you are a servage customer, make SURE you log into your control panel RIGHT NOW and check to see if new ftp accounts have been created. After that, look at your website statistics and click on DISPLAYED PAGES and look for odd entries like /blabla.html/links?12982.html or some such thing and pay attention to where the link is showing up (What directory) which will help you remove all of the crap someone put on there.
This is very serious guys... as I said, someone had full access to my Control panel. With that, they could enter into any of my sql databases, fully see all the passwords to each database (as servage kindly shows your password to anyone when you click on connection information) not to mention any sensitive customer data I may have had stored in my databases.
This hack also kills your website in a number of ways:
1) It tries to redirect any page on your site to the index.php uploaded to your site which then directs you to porn sites.
2) This hack spams over 3000 links to google every day, coming from your website, leading to sites that are deemed bad by google. This ruins your page rank and your site, as some of mine have since I missed this latest attack for 2 weeks, will go down the drain.
3) WHen someone googles your website, it will come up with tons of porn links. My daughters site was one of the infected ones... she's 9, and when you look up her site it shows that it goes to porn.
let me know if you've been targeted as well and what we, if anything, can do about it. Servage NEEDS to admit they've been hacked, in fact, the damage to my businesses because of their failure to notify my of these events seems like it should be on their shoulders.
I'm having the very same problems as everyone else, and after a quick google it seems I'm not alone. Servage just keep fogging me off on the support over there dreadful MySql performance.
Getting the same old rubbish as everyone else, we will move you to different server, we will fix your database etc. When will servage stop blaming there customers and step-up admit there is a problem and fix it? The support is fast but there just monkeys repating the same as the last.
I have been with them for 3+ years now, and this will be the last. Just put a request in for a full refund of this years fee's. The 1st year maybe the 2nd there service was excellent, since then its got worse and to a point now where its dam write criminal to charge people for what they offer.
Do your self a favour people stay clear of this company it has wasted alot of my time.
I decided to post a short review regarding PowerVPS. I've been with them for almost 4 years, and it's been great.
After terrible experiences with some reseller accounts, I decided to get my own VPS.
Truth be told they were a bit pricey when I signed up but I decided to try and see if their support was as great as everyone was saying, and at that point I reached the conclusion that peace of mind and tranquility are more important to me.
I must say they are great and it was the right choice. Very fast and knowledgeable support, always taking care of everything, answering requests that sometimes were related to third party scripts or settings. Overall it was an amazing experience and I would recommend them in a heartbeat. In almost 4 years I can recall just one major downtime and that's because it happened recently otherwise I'd have to start searching the closed ticket logs to refresh my memory regarding the last time I had any problems.
I have really been blessed with a great and stable VPS provider, and for that I thank everyone here who have shared their experiences regarding PowerVPS.
I decided to post this review now, because soon I might be moving my VPS somewhere else and decided that before I go maybe others will find this review useful (like I found other reviews in the past). The only problem now is that I'm paying $84.50 for a VPS which comes with Fedora Core 2 (which is pretty much outdated), 20GB of disk space and 768 MB RAM. Right now, this is lot over the average price of other really good providers like ServInt, KnownHost, WiredTree. Taking into account the current economic situation and the fact that I don't make any money from the VPS, I cannot afford them anymore.
However a really big thumbs up for PowerVPS and for the quality of their hosting and their support.
well I have been with imountain now since 11/01/07 and they still are by far the best hosting company I have ever been with.
I started on a simple clustered shared plan, moved to their clustered semi-dedicated plan and now am on my own dedicated server (opteron 246 with 4GB of RAM). my server runs a wordpress blog that last wednesday night had 868 concurrent connections and ran as smooth as if there were only 10 concurrent connections. WP-Cache, xCache and memcache (huge server) are utilized as well as offloading images to steadyoffload.com
There were a couple of issues in the past but nothing major for me. The MYSQL outage didn't affect me as I wasn't on the house database server cluster that went down. there are the occasional issues for a few minutes here and there but nothing major at all.
Hyperspin show my uptime 99.891% since January (there was a large DDOS attack in there).
I can live with that considering I have failover in that if the imountain server goes offline a splash page from another hosting account(In UK) shows up within 3 minutes stating the server is offline and will be back up soon. When imountain comes back online within 3 minutes the splash page is gone and my blog shows again.
This is imountain's strongest aspect IMO. Their support is very knowledgeable, fast and even will help with 3rd party scripts. The have helped me setup a couple of custom things, always answer my questions with personal responses, not canned messages and always get issues solved.
They also have phone support which I have used once just to ask them about an issue real quick. For me email support is better.
I can't go into this topic much for certain reasons but their prices IMO are competitive.
HSPERE control panel which takes some getting used to. I have it mastered now but when I first signed up I was lost as hell.
what i would like to see
I would love to see a customer forum. At one point they said they were going to install one but at this point nothing has come of it.
If they don't want to do a forum, I would like to see more updates on their blog when issues arise.
Still would like to see support sign the names to support tickets so I know who is who. if the support ticket does have a name it is always imountain.com not the techs name.
I write this review somewhat sadly as it marks the end of a hosting experiment. It started off as a hosting experiment in which I wrote my own control panel and used mpm-itk, but unfortunatly it just wasn't that popular, cPanel is the "Windows" of the hosting world now, its very hard to get people to try something else, this combined with the exchange rate have forced me to move closer to home.
I posted a previous review about CoreNetworks some time ago (i think it may be lost now due to the DB issues at WHT), but to recap i signed up for there $24.99 server. I was intially pretty dubious due to the price, but i have been happily proved wrong! Really since my last review not much has changed, server uptime has been excellent, i've not suffered from hardware or network issues. A few months ago a 0-day roundcube exploit infected my server and started to perform a DOS and using alot of bandwidth, they dealt with the issue very professionally, shutting down the network connection to the server and giving me the oppertunity to fix the problem.
If you are after a cheap and trouble free, and i cannot stress this enough completely unmanaged server, i would strongly recommend CoreNetworks enough.
I only have one DNS record left linking to the server (katie.hostby.net)
I started a website in HTML, then by different CMS (SPIP, Joomla), and now I use several PHP shopping carts scripts (Virtuemart, CS-Cart). Currently I have 10 sites.
I NEVER had a hacking attempt in 9 years. None security concerns. No downtime more than 20 minutes. Cumulated over the last 9 years, all downtime are less than 4 hours.
You can check by yourself any downtime of any Pair.com server, because Pair.com downtime archives are easy to check, on-line and updated in real time:
My only concern is spam. When one of my email address catch too much of spam, I just need to close and open up a new address to defeat it (sorry, it's the easy way to fight with spam, but I'm not enough smart to setup SpamAssassin).
The speed of my shopping carts is great (I'm on a shared server).
That's why I stay at Pair.com: (for me) There's nothing better!
Not really full five years. I signed up for essential VPS plan in March 2004 (so for few months it will be full five years).
My VPS is fully managed and support is great. It is real 24/7 and response time is always about 5-15 minutes, and almost always with problem solved (there is no annoying replies like; need more information's, please let us what you want or something like that) They always fix the problems and they always know how to fix things.
It was some big failure with hardware (I can not remember date) but they deal carefully with that, move all of us to different machines, clients was well informed, and generally there was not any long downtime (as far as I can remember) Network are great. They have direct link with Deutsche telecom which means very good connection for Europe.
Few times I request backup for accidentally deleted files, and they recovery them fast.
Only critic for billing. One month (I can remember when) they charge me for extra bandwidth. It was caused by some attackers on server I do not know, as none of my domains cause that (It was some bandwidth leak other than http, ftp or mail, that I am not familiar with). Normally I can not spend even 10-15 % of total bandwidth , but that particular month it was 300%, so they charge me for all. I do not know if it is my fault or not, but maybe they should protect server better or whatever.
Other than that I have never had any problems.
I recommend them to anyone as they are really ''peace in mind'' company.
For the time being I will keep to use Servint services. I hope I will not forget to come back here again after five years with 10-years review.
I was a member of hivelocity for about a year and 4 months. I really like this company.
They have very fast support even if you don't buy the golden ticket for support for dummies like most websites want you to buy for help with your server which is called managed servers.
I went with an unmanaged server because i knew my way around the linux system. Any type of trouble i had all i had to do was go to live support and ask a question and they would right away check on the problem and fix it. I even remember sitting in the chat support for a few hours while they discussed things that were wrong and how i make my server more secure. They also even upgraded a few things for free for me that i didn't have the time to do myself. I also liked the ability of being able to go unmetered for bandwidth for a little bit more money instead of hundreds of dollars more.
Although if you know very little about linux or servers in general i would suggest the managed package.
But i would recommend them to people who are looking for a great company who doesn't lack the support a lot of websites out there tend to have with cheaper prices.
I have had servers from other websites such as managed which worked out for a while but their support was very bad and since years ago they have moved up higher in prices which lead me to find other web hosts to fit my needs.
Now before you jump to any conclusions the only reason i left hivelocity is due to i quit my job and needed to put my money elsewhere for a while.
They even let me go a month past due just so i could save my files which i really owe them one for that.
1-10 being 1 the lowest in the following catagories. Support - 10 Server - 10 Price - 8 Company - 10 uptime - 10
I am so overwhelmed by the quality of hosting provided by Medialayer, that I decided to review them after being almost 2 years on their servers. My "bread and butter" website is hosted on their server and all I experienced in these 2 years was sheer quality, stability and prompt customer support (very rarely required).
It is a saying that you get what you pay for, and it shows. Medialayer is not one of those hosts with "unlimited everything" plans for $3 a month. I am on their starter shared plan which is $9.95 a month with 500 mb of space and 10Gb bandwidth. Some may find that costly, but believe me, it is worth every cent.
Uptime: Excellent. I have never seen my website down or someone complaining about it. No downtime experienced whatsoever till now.
Speed: Rocket fast. Scripts execute rocket fast too.
Ease of use: Excellent. They provide direct admin (instead of cpanel) and never faced any problem with that either.
Customer support: Blink of an eye, round the clock. I am from the opposite part of the world (GMT +5.5) and at 11 AM my time, I get instant response to a support ticket if opened. Secondly, they go above and beyond, - I had a problem with one of my php scripts and these guys studied the script and pointed out the flaw (which might have been harmful) if not rectified.
I will be more than happy to let anyone know my website, mods please let me know how do I prove the authenticity of the review, with my website. These guys deserve a lot more than just a review.
Conclusion: The best host so far I have got. In these aspect I must tell you, I have 3 more hosting service providers, Medialayer smokes them apart. And my personal thanks to Gurpreet Virdi via this forum for running such a tight ship consistently. I believe, the success of a website business depends on the hosting heavily, so Medialayer folks - it has been my pleasure to stay with you all these time and thank you for everything.
I signed up for service with TMS in August of 2005.
Signup - When I intially signed up I decided to pay with Credit Card I was then asked "In order to complete processing of this order, we will need Credit Card verification done via Fax. We will need a copy of the credit card, a copy of a picture ID and a printout of the e-mail below with your signature faxed to us at XXX-XXX-XXXX."
or I could have the option of using paypal... I wanted the server fairly quick so I decided to go with paypal. (This may be a problem for some people but I was given the option and if I had no other choice I most likely would have sent them what they requested).
I paid via paypal in the morning and the server was setup @ 2:17 PM.
I had absolutely no problems with this server and had no tickets until October when TMS opened a ticket to let me know I only had 100 gigs remaining of bandwidth and by their estimates I would go over for that month. I was asked if I would like to prepay for bandwidth or I could have server port shut off once bandwidth is reached... I decided to prepay. (TMS is the first server provider who has actually gave me a warning before I went over... I was amazed)
In September I ordered another server from TMS to do some testing on server was setup within hours and I had no problems once again.
In January I added another server to my account. Once again setup was fast and I had no problems. 1 year later I cancelled this server (mainly because I could not justify the cost and it usually just sat around doing nothing)
April 2007 is when TMS Moved from The Planet to Colo4Dallas. I was in my opinion given short notice to schedule my server move but once again I really did not have a problem as the servers are just for fun projects I am working on. Move went smoothly and servers came back online faster than I expected.
Every server at TMS is on 100mbps port, I am always able to burst to the full 100mbps - which is something I have never been able to achieve anywhere else I have been.
In the almost 4 years I have been with TMS I have only had 21 Tickets on my account and only 1 of those has been because of a problem with TMS (A server was acting weird so they replaced it for me completly), Tickets are always answered within minutes reboots are fast and quick. (I usually request reboot even tho Every server comes with remote reboot port)
I do have one negative but it is an industry standard and not limited to TMS.
I saw some offers on WebHostingTalk for new TMS Servers. I had asked if I could be upgraded to one of these new servers... Unfortunetly I was told I could not, however I could upgrade at the normal price which was $40.00 more than the Advertised price... I did upgrade one of my remaining servers but the other I decided not to. I just felt being a customer for so long I should have already paid off the hardware and upgrading should not have been a problem at promotional pricing. HOWEVER I do understand this is an industry standard and every host that I have used has this same policy.
Overall I would give TMS a 10/10 I love TMS and would recommend them to anybody! Price is good / Service is Amazing / Staff are friendly
I however am always on the lookout for new hosts and I will most likely being cancelling my second server to find a provider with a more competitive price(TMS New Customer pricing is awesome). (I moved my third server to FDC and have been very happy).
My review is mostly how I "feel" about the company, if you have anymore specific questions feel free to post them.
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.
I've used Servage for about 18 months. For most of that time there have been no problems. Then they decided to upgrade the cluster. This happened 3 weeks ago. Since then, there has been a catalogue of problems, mostly centred around a Perl script my site uses to implement a wiki.
The first problem was that they had removed four of the supporting Perl modules used by my Perl script. All of the missing modules are ones you would expect to find on any server that claims to support Perl. They had warned that this might happen (obviously too difficult for them to make sure that the upgraded server has all the Perl modules) so I notified them with a list of missing modules expecting the modules to be restored quickly. It actually took 1 week, during which time their support team tried their best to annoy me by giving responses related to PHP (apparently they'd managed to kill PHP scripting completely) and a non-working link to a list of installed modules (I knew what was installed already).
Having now got the script running, I hit a further problem. Prior to the upgrade the script had run under the "webserver" account. It was now running under the "you" account. This meant it couldn't write to its own data files. I had real trouble getting Servage to understand this one, let alone fix it. Most of their answers were about how to change the ownership of my script, which makes absolutely no difference to the problem. Eventually, after 4 days, they tried to fix the problem. The result was that my website became completely inaccessible. Even the static content was giving a 403 error. Again, it took support a while to understand the problem and about 1.5 days to fix it.
At this point Servage claimed to have fixed all outstanding issues. However, my script was still running under the wrong account. In frustration, I changed the ownership of all the script's data files to "you", which at least got my wiki running again.
However, I now find that people can't upload images to the site. Any attempt to do so produces an error "CGI open of tmpfile: Permission denied".
I've given up. I think my chances of getting Servage to even understand the problem are minimal. I'm not even going to try. I will be moving to another host as soon as possible - probably a VPS. That way I should be able to fix most problems myself.
Everytime my site is down, which is about twice a month, i ask Servage and everytime, i get no answer or i get a really late reply.
Today my site has been down 3 hrs, and ive put in 2 support tickets now, and yet im ignored, but they advertise their support time is 30 minutes? How is that an average when i have to wait hours EVERYTIME?
They are really awful for support, hosting is ok for a shared.. i cant wait to move off it.
After going through the forums here, i can see i am not the only one who has had this sort of problem with servage, but i am afraid mine is a bit more complicated.
I should also mention, that up to about a month ago, i was a very happy servage customer.
I always received good service, in short time and had a very very good uptime.
So, about 3-4 weeks ago, the time for renewing my registration came (i have been with servage for 3 years now), ofcourse - since i am happy with the service, i log into my cpanel - click "pay for another year" and make the payment on paypal.
On that same day, i also noticed the amount removed from my credit account and paypal noted that the transaction was completed (meaning it was transferred to the other side).
The next day, i get an email from servage telling me my account needs to be renewd - so i don't waste any time and open a support ticket, providing the full information i have for the transaction. In return i get the response, that it will probably take 2-3 days for the transaction to fully process.
Mind you, that has NEVER happened before - everything was always immediate, which was one of the things i liked about servage.
So i thought, maybe they are having more customers, so it takes them longer to process - ok...
But, after 4 more days of receiving these annoying emails, i hop back to the support system and update them that something is wrong. they ask for the details i already gave them, but i give it to them again, and i get the response that they are taking care of it.
I was out of the country on a business trip for the next 2 weeks and the day after i come back i get an email that my account was suspended for not paying.
I open the support page again, and i see no reply from them stating there is a problem with the statement. So, i open another ticket - asking them what is wrong and requesting that my site be immediately returned online, since they had enough time in advance to deal with this.
I get the reply, that they did not receive any transfer from me and that i should pay. Now i'm really pissed, not only did i pay - i had also notified them on the problem, gave them full details, and now they want me to pay twice...?
I ask paypal for confirmation that the payment indeed made it through and i get the response that everything should be ok and a documented proof.
Suspecting this is some scam, I give the full details to the support staff and ask again for my site to be returned online immediately.
I get the response again that they have no such record and that i should pay (again?). Now I'm pretty worried - they have fully documented proof of the payment, but they still claim to not have gotten it - something must be wrong!
So i start a dispute on paypal on my transaction, in order to get my money back, and start looking for another host.
I sent them the response that i wish to speak to someone in management who can help resolve this, but i get the response that they can see i opened a dispute and that i should pay, they also locked my domain as clientTransferProhibited and clientUpdateProhibited.
So, all of the sudden they can see the payment - how about saying we are sorry, some compensation for the downtime? i would have gone for it...
Instead - they keep asking me to pay for a full year, and when i ask the email of someone in management - i get no response at all.
There is something fishy definitely gone on, i have seen some people on this forum suggesting they were hacked, or have gone into the scam business. all those seem possible now through my ordeal with them.
I just want this over so i can get MY domain on another host, anyone know someone there? have an email? a phone number (i tried the ones i found here - all do not work)? a skype contact?
how to get MY domain back or how to avoid this situation in the future (should i register my domain with another company? but they may tank as well...)?