This is the worst hosting service I’ve ever had the sad fate of using. They suspended my service because I had a cron job sending emails within my organization. They called it mail abuse. They wouldn’t un-suspend my account. I couldn’t talk to anyone because their phones don’t work. No one answers the online chat. Finally, I spoke with someone via their online chat and they said that they couldn’t help me. I received random emails from the admin asking me obscure questions like, “What are you going to do about this?” But they wouldn’t let me access my account to do anything about it. I know you’re thinking, this is a cheap service, but I PROMISE YOU WILL REGRET USING HOSTMETRO!
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This is NOT a UK based hosting company.
The email support is a joke, if, and that’s a big IF, they reply, they do not answer your query.
The live chat is not much better, the operatives have little understanding and even worse English.
Hostgator Support panel is too much lazy as they take minimum 1 day to resolve the issues.
I have been with Hostgator since their beginning and I have watched service and support slip year by year. It has finally reached the stage that I must change Web Hosts. I do not know what has happened to them, perhaps spread too thin trying to do too much, but in any case nothing is being done well. The really big let down is support. It is non-existent. Days go by with no response to tickets. Phone support? Forget it. Chat you say? Maybe after 30 min a know nothing will answer. They never bother to read what you write and when they do, they generally do not pay attention to what they read. When you finally get them to understand they still do not know what to do about it. I get it, one person is chatting with many people at the same time. It is little wonder they can’t keep straight the conversation at hand. So sad, they used to be a great company to do business.
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Been with JustHost for over 5 years. Manage 3 separate accounts with 6 domains, and 10 websites. In the last 5 months, every one of the websites I manage have been hit with long term DDoS attacks of over 5 days each. In addition, each hosting account has had outages including server malfunctions, database corruptions, and direct account server login failures! I made the last complaint tonight and now am planing my moves. It’s not going to be easy but I am not about to stake my reputation on them. Seems like a long term customer would be valued but now I don’t feel obligated to recommend anything about them.
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Avoid if you can. If your website is any part of generating your income they are not reliable enough. This companies’ tech support is lacking in basic web hosting knowledge, is under-trained and incapable. If you read reviews done at a cursory level, they do well. If you read actual customer reviews, they are rated horribly. Don’t make the mistake of using them.
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Worst webhost ever! Their servers can’t even run simple WordPress sites properly. Every 2-3 days my website stopped working. Often MySQL database would stop working. My last year with them was worst suffering. I wasted a lot of time emailing them tickets and calling them. Rankings of my website went became poor due to their server problems. Please don’t go for it. Choose only reputed hosting provider, never trust such liars and their promises.
Thank you so much for this information, it was very thorough and informative.
The actual terms of service are a much different story. Upon sign up, many users simply agree to the terms without reviewing the actual information.
I have several accounts with IMH and the support is generally fantastic.
The live chat service normally responds within seconds rather than many minutes like other providers and if the live chat team do not know the answer they will escalate to another tier or raise a ticket to support.
Keep up the good work!
iPage use to be a great company we have been with them for five years and recommended them to customers and associates alike.
They are not the same company we signed up with .
Monday morning we come to the office, No web site , No email, No on-line store,
Apparently due to a clerical error on their end our account was put into redemption.
Hours on hold for tech support, dozens of emails (using gmail), dozens of on line chats.
Their response “there is a ticket in we will get to it when we get to it” and when did they get to it? 5 days later…..make no mistake they held us hostage. Charged us stupid money (for what they admit was there mistake).
They couldn’t care less about you your business or your reputation . Do your home work, we are just one of hundreds iPage has done this to.
A word of advice, no matter who your web host is, keep them separate from your domain name registrar, if they are one and the same they can hold you hostage like they did us.
I have been with them for a few years. First, the quoted prices are introductory. Be sure to investigate the REAL cost if you want to host your site more than a year or two. The cost jumped from $2 a month to over $10 a month!
Also, beware of the drag and drop tools. Most are limited in number of pages and in the utility of the tools. I was always having to work around the tools to get my site formatting as I wanted.
Finally, beware of extras. Every time I wanted to do something, they tried to upsell me, even on the very basic tasks I was doing.
I have been using Hostmetro with their hosting system and I am not happy at all.
Firstly, the sites are amazingly slow.
Second, they keep on suspending the account. They told that they suspend it because I am sending spam with my wordpress plugin Akismet.
I told them that Akismet is an official Wordpress.com plugin, and it is for malware and spam protection. The support is inexperienced, and sends me reports of the external attacks Akismet is blocking, claiming Akismet is sending these!
They suspend the whole website without informing.
Don’t buy it because it is cheap. It’s a waste of money
Great Service and Secure. Tech Support has been friendly and fast. Would recommend them to everyone!
I have web development firm and I use Host Papa servers for my business website and customers for more than 5 years, they proved after dealing with a lot of hosting companies that they are THE BEST.
All the best Host Papa and keep it up