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Mar 22nd, 2001, 08:59 AM
I am also looking for reviews on Reviews on webhostit.net and aplushosting.com
Mar 22nd, 2001, 09:57 AM
Sorry I've just done a search through our database and found only one of the hosts your looking for, webhostit.net.
Unffortunately they have had no reviews posted against them.
Sorry we couldnt be of more help, if theres anything more we can do to help, just let us know.
Mar 22nd, 2001, 12:50 PM
Well no reviews doesn't denote poor service - maybe the opposite in fact.. no complaints :) I know for a fact akashik.net doesn't have reviews in any hosting directories (as far as I know). Most of our clients have never used directories to find us, relying on 'word of mouth' instead.
There's over 16000 companies out there now all claiming hosting services, so a lot will slip between the cracks of hosting directories - even the ones that are actively collecting companies into the database.
Were I looking for hosting, knowing what I do now, I'd take a close look at hosting companies who take an active role in the industry through forums, newsgroups or resource sites. People who keep their finger on the pulse of community opinion tend to have a better understanding of their clients needs, and can more readily offer new and upcoming services themselves by seeing a need for such things. Many may not have the financial power of the big corporation hosts, but who ever said they were any good for the average person anyway. Poor support, nor personalized service, you know the rest :)
Mar 22nd, 2001, 01:21 PM
I totally agree, no user reviews can be a positive sign.
As far as finding host in directories, we get around 150 new entries per month into our database. It currently stands at around the 3000 mark.
One of the problems of maintaining a database in this industry is getting the hosting companies to maintain the plans. Having 15,000 hosting companies on your site is great, but if their pricing is 3 years old its of no use to your visitors.
We're in the process of ***igning an account manager to every one of our hosts. We're hoping that by providing a personal point of contact we can keep our prices bang up to date.
Mar 22nd, 2001, 01:37 PM
It's difficult to get people to write a positive review for a company, any kind of company. Even when you see a list of references or customer comments/testimonials on a web site or in literature it's usually just a mere fraction of the customer base.
Mar 22nd, 2001, 03:39 PM
I understand not being able to find reviews on host. But in my mind that could mean a few things. One the host is so new it don't have any reviews, two the host is so good no one every leaves or complains, three the host name that they are using are to cover a past name that was trashed due to poor service and they had to make up new names to stay in business. or four they are a here now gone tommorrow host that will disappear after a few weeks of service. All I know is my current host (burst.net) sucks and I have now been thru two host (cihost) in 4 months.
I am just trying to do some research. Find a host that at least made somebody happy. I have 9 domains under my reseller account now and I have 2 more waiting. And I don't want to put them under a poor host.
Mar 22nd, 2001, 03:56 PM
I've just emailed you some information on someone that should be able to help you get settled again. Hope it works out. There's nothing worse than having to moving things around. Thankfully I haven't suffered that fate before.
Mar 23rd, 2001, 03:56 AM
If you are looking for a suggestion then you could try fasthosts.co.uk. When I was first hosted with them I had quite a bit of down time of my FTP and my site but as I only paid £60 for a year I was happy. Since they got a new data center I haven't had a problem. Although I have heard there unlimited bandwidth and unlimited hard drive is a bit dodgy but like I said I've only had a small amount of problems with there virtual hosting.
Mar 23rd, 2001, 04:09 AM
Have you read our postings about fasthosts? For the full story, check out:
**MOD EDIT - Thread no longer active**
You might not be so keen to recommend them in future.....
Mar 23rd, 2001, 04:11 AM
I would like to keep it in the US. Although they do offer alot of nice feature and the control panel looks great. Thanks for the suggestion thou.
Also the webhostit.com also goes under the name
Mar 23rd, 2001, 04:19 AM
Originally posted by JamesCross
Have you read our postings about fasthosts
I bet your having nightmares about them right now :)
Mar 23rd, 2001, 04:58 AM
I had a nightmare with Fasthosts last year. I used to have a Reseller account with them. The account was fine and gave me exactly what I needed but I was getting buisy with other projects and moved away from hosting completely so I requested my account to be closed when it expired.
Two weeks after my account was to expire, I get a call from them because they were having trouble billing my credit card and was asking for a different number. Fortunately the card number they had was old and expired.
I wasn't very happy with them as you can imagine. The product they provide is good but the service behind it can be questionable. ;)
Mar 23rd, 2001, 05:40 AM
I bet your having nightmares about them right now :)
Greg Moore [/QUOTE]
Could be worse, they could be hosting our sites :-)
Mar 23rd, 2001, 07:13 AM
That's true. I'm sure you've been around long enough to have heard some truly horrifying stories of people getting shafted by hosting companies. I can think of a few that have gone down in history as shining example of why people are so careful with choosing a host these days. Once bitten, twice shy...
Aug 9th, 2004, 06:43 AM
I've been using aplushosting for over a year with no problems whatsoever. Their uptime is excellent (I've never seen my site go down), the server speeds are good, the server load is good and the support is better than average.
I have sites hosted with various hosts from the best IMHO (lunarpages.com) through to the absolute worst (mygisol.com - AVOID THESE LIKE THE PLAGUE - they turned off the PHP module on my site once so everyone could download my scripts including password files, everything [shudder] - I had to clear the whole site) and aplus comes second only to lunarpages and thats only because they are more expensive, but their uptime is actually better than lunarpages.
I'd recommend them, particularly if I was in the market for colocation.
Hope that helps.
Aug 29th, 2004, 12:04 PM
Wondering how 2 companies can have such similar names without one or the other taking legal action?
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