I start to HATE Web Hosts
I am not usually using MSN Instant Messenger but yesterday I signed in to talk to my brother. I spoke to him a bit and then I went to another room. When I came back to the computer 5 minutes later I see the following on the screen:
Stephen J says: u owe me for hosting bro if u still want it ur year is up Stephen J says: ur account*] Stephen J says: www.axeq.com and www.50textlinks.com Stephen J says: ok im deleting ur accounts Stephen J says: thanks for using kvchosting Stephen J says: i hope you have backed up your sites Jim Westergren says: Hi Stephen J says: hi Jim Westergren says: U there?
Read the rest of the chat session here, totally unaltered and incredible.
On the 10/18/2005 I paid KVCHosting to host my 2 sites for 1 year each, that is until 10/18/2006 - I still had 7 months left. He deleted my sites (one PR4 and one PR5 making $50 a week.) and I lost 6 weeks of database as I stupidly did not do the database backup more regularly. That is about records of 60 clients paying for links in axeq.com which I now have to find a solution to solve. Fortunately the search engines are caching the sites and I can somehow reconstruct the database and otherwise contact the clients from the paypal invoices I kept that paid for the links now lost.
Did you realize that KVCHosting permanently deleted two sites of a client for the only reason that he did not answer quickly on the MSN? Have you EVER heard of a more bad host? And he had my e-mail but never sent a single e-mail.
Please note: KVCHosting has a new owner in 2008, this is about the previous owner.
His real name is Stephen Jurawleff, he lives in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Some other bad hosts:
Surftown, same company as B-one (Swedish and Danish):
I had an Arcade Site on surftown. In their promotion they write: "unlimited bandwidth".
After some months I went up to over 10 Gig/month bandwidth on the Arcade Site which I had spent a lot of time on.
Then suddenly Surftown support instead of sending a polite e-mail to please reduce bandwidth which I would have done by hotlinking the swf files from another server (which I also did later) they opened up my site in their system and deleted the 5 most played games from the MySQL database with all data in the MySQL columns about those games - without any kind of notification or warning. I could luckily with some time and working with SEs cache pages reconstruct the database.
One week he upgrades the server which causes downtime. Next week he moves the server and I have to change DNS. The week after that he moves server again and I have to change DNS again. The next weeks there are 3-4 downtimes. It took 3 business days for suport to answer my post in their support forum.
I had 3-4 sites with them. Suddenly one day all accounts closed down without warning or notification. After some desperate searching on forums etc. I found a thread in which the hoster wrote: "I have to go to university".
Doesn't answer e-mails, you always have to call them on a mobile. My account there went full and I wanted to upgrade and get more space. The site broke down as the MySQL db went bigger than the space limit and he did not answer my e-mails ...
If you are a Pro SEO with 30+ web sites that are supposed to be on different IPs for best effect but you have to have cheap accounts, you can't pay $10 a month to 30+ accounts (that is $300 a month in hosting fees) how do you do? And you can't just move sites all the time as the site looses trust with Google. I think it is impossible ... and I HATE it. Each week one of your sites are down or have an issue.
EDIT: May 3, 2006
And another one ... :
"UltraNet Hosting - Where hosting dreams come true."
"Im sorry for the lack of response. I sent an email out to everyone. ANyway, the server was shutdown as i missed the bills while i was away at BCT (Basic Combat Training for the Army. Im sorry, if you would like the backups please pm me back and i will refund $6 as you still had 3 months of service left. I will refund when i have full access to a computer."
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