I am so happy that I chose Glowhost hosting for my wordpress site 8 months ago. Pricing is cheaper than I was paying to my pr...展开
evious host. Also discounts saved much money for me. We have seen the addition of more and more servers to keep up with demand. They are always responsive, cost-effective, and we virtually never suffer any down time. Time is money and even 99.99% may not be good enough.
I chose Glowhost because they offered Shoutcast and web hosting in one package. Directly after ordering, I noted that my enti...展开
re control panel was in Chinese. I then had to work with support for hours before my site could be published, and was asked to scan and send copies of government issued identification. My Shoutcast server went down on the second day, requiring me to contact support a second time. My streaming specifications were also not as advertised, which I had to contact support to resolve. When it came to building my website, I would have liked to have seen more tools to create a professional looking site. Ultimately, I decided to find a more trustworthy host that could provide better tools to actually build my website. When I tried to invoke Glowhost's Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee, I was told that I'd be charged for my domain name that was originally offered for free, and that the charge would come out of my hosting refund. I was sent links to terms and conditions that differed from what I'd already read. After mentioning my intentions of sharing my experiences, I was then told that they could offer me the full refund as an "exception." I replied that I had no intention of withholding details of my experience, and the offer was revoked. In short, Glowhost was not for me. I felt misled by the Satisfaction Guarantee and was dissatisfied in the amount of issues that arose within my first week alone. For anyone looking for web hosting services, Glowhost has timely technical support but was far from pain free for me and abides by the same fine print any cheaper, more popular, professional, and easier to use host does as well.
I had very unpleasant situation with Site5. They suspended my account without any warning. It is against any legal regulation...展开
s and I consider this as a brutal act for which there is no explanation. The whole thing was about a mistake I believe but the way they handled it was not acceptable. I received an email from them, that my disk usage exceeds their limits and they require “respond to this email with a course of action or a remedy within the next 2 days or we may be forced to remove data or suspend the account against our Terms of Service”. But at the time I received the email they already stopped my web services, probably by mistake. I received no warning and when I logged into my account setting there was no warning too and there was no information about the suspension of the account.
At the time me & Site5 began our cooperation more than a decade ago they had unlimited usage advertised in their offer. I must have missed the fact that you reduced it to 30 GB. Yes, reduced to 30 GB ! Which was announced to me by “Riyona D” who did not introduce herself neither with family name nor position.
Regarding site5 methods their workers threatened me in the first email that they require "email with (...) or we (you) may be forced to remove data or suspend the account against Terms of Service and Acceptable Usage Policy". But they probably were not aware that they already disabled my account ruining all my web related actions with all the consequences an possible financial loss.
While the large disk usage was probably due to the overlooking it was possible to avoid any further misunderstandings by asking first, then suspending my account if the later didn't work. I had a large album of photos from my excursions there – no child pornography, no warez. And it was not backup or archive for God’s sake ! I was fully unaware that it breaks some “regulations”. Moreover, I was not aware that unlimited hosting means in practice 30 GB. I deleted it but none of my services was working for another few hours. Eventually they turned it on again and after all this mess I suggested that I need an apology but instead I received the romantic email about "corrective measures". This is really something: "Thank you for the update.You can not use the space provided to you under our hosting accounts for storage purposes. Please note that we employ some of the best servers in the shared web hosting industry and this notification should be treated as identification that your site(s), as they are right now, are using too many resources to reside on a regular shared web hosting server. For your convenience, we strongly suggest that when looking away from Site 5 for web hosting that you look for solutions that are a clear upgrade from a regular shared web hosting environment if you do not plan on taking corrective measures. However, I am glad that you have reduced the disk usage.Yours sincerely,Nixxxx A Web Administrator (name changed).
Corrective measures, right? When the provider turns off al your services without warning after more than a decade of fruitful cooperation this is unbelievable. Moreover, repeating like a mantra that "we employ some of the best servers in the shared web hosting industry" while these technologies serve to reduce unlimited transfer to miserable 30 GB is pitiful. I had a "The 4th of July plan".