Summary: I'm transferring my hosting account from HostGator to HostStall. (Mike Myler was really excellent on the Chat - walk...展开
ed me all the way through and helped me wherever I had a problem. He joined the chat immediately and stayed online for about 3 hours, while I learned my way through the hosting account and cpanel and got a few domains transferred and up and running. (that was my choice to do my own domains - Mike pointed me to their tech department that was ready to do the free transfers if I wanted that). I am 100% satisfied right now. Thank you!
One of their support agents changed by mistake the setup of a website that was not on my account. Their support agents do not...展开
even understand how a robots.txt work (basic sysadmin knowledge) because they set an allow rule to an user agent that had not been disallowed in any previous rule on the robots file. Also, the other day, from another chemicloud account from one of my clients, a support agent on the chat was asking me on the chat how can she check the server response of a page. Another case of an agent lacking basic sysadmin knowledge.
This is not a problem specific to the agent that breaks basic hosting management protocols or the other support agent that didn't know how to use the chrome inspector, both cases are just a signal of how unsustainably is chemicloud escalating its growth. They are not investing enough in support service and this is what will end up breaking up everything. Not the inflated prices compared to competitors, its the terrible support service, because that was the only added value from this company in comparison to the competitors and it used to be brilliant 2 years ago when I came, and I recommended every client to do so. Not anymore, I'm leaving and my clients are leaving.