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Name of Web Hosting Company: L40

Address of Company: 4444 SW 71 Ave, Suite 103b, Miami, FL 33035

Internet Address of Company: http://www.l40.net/

Pricing Plan Purchased: Standard Plan $5.95 pm

Comment about web hosting company: I was looking for a site that could help me explore the potential of Open Source software for education. I stumbled on L40 and discovered that not only are they an affordable hosting service, they offer free access to a range of Open Source applications via a setup engine called Fantastico.

Within an hour I had my site up, a new domain name and an Open Source content management system installed and running. All for about $70. I was astounded at the ease with which I could get the applications installed and functional.

I work in the vocational training field in Australia and can see enormous potentail for this kind of service for small to medium business and training organisations. Perhaps even the big ones could benefit!

In addition to the content management system, in another 30 minutes I had set up a Web Log and an Open Source groupware application for managing my projects and contacts.

Their instructions are clear and everything work like a dream. I am still dazed at how easy the whole process has become! Oh and the administration of my domain is a doddle

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Lady Entrepreneurs

Address of Company: 800 N. Ocean Dr. Hollywood, FL 33109

Internet Address of Company: http://www.ladyentrepreneurs.com/

Pricing Plan Purchased: Starter Hosting $14

Comment about web hosting company: Price was alittle more expensive than those $5 month packages. But the speed, reliability, and tech support can't be beat. They have 24hr tech support and they keep the amount of traffic on each server low. They will actually beat any price that is given to them and will work with you to troubleshoot programming problems when you get in those situations to where all you are getting is mysql errors and php errors. They have paid more money for the ensim pro control panels to give there customers a even greater user friendly enviorment.

I have went with alot of hosting companies before and this is the first one that says $14 month is $14 month. No hidden charges.

Name of Web Hosting Company: LFC Hosting

Address of Company: 110-10 Research Drive, Regina, SK, S4S 7J7, Canada

Internet Address of Company: http://www.lfchosting.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: Business Plan @ $18 USD/month

Comment about web hosting company: My experience with LFC Hosting over the past 13 months has been better than I ever could of imagined!

Their customer service, reliability, automation, advanced features and capabilities, e-commerce support, and highly competitive plans are far superior to those of any other of the many web hosts that I have been with.

I highly recommend LFC Hosting to anyone doing business online and I intend to stay with this company for years to come.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: LFC Hosting

Address of Company: Canada

Internet Address of Company: http://www.lfchosting.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: $18.00 - All-Inclusive Business Plan

Comment about web hosting company: I have no problem in recommending LFC Hosting. Their service and support has always been tops and their prices and features are definitely number one. The extra mile they go to give personalized attention has been a breath of fresh air in a time where customer service seems to be forgotten about by most organizations. Our experience with this hosting service has been more then #1 in my books and they are highly recommended by our organization.

 

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Liquid Web

Address of Company: 4210 Creyts Rd, Lansing MI, 48917

Internet Address of Company: http://www.liquidweb.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: 24.95 - Professional

Comment about web hosting company: PROS: Best host I've ever been with. Very nice plans, very reliable, and best of all excellent 24 hour phone support.

Their techs actually know what they are talking about.

CONS: A bit more expensive than most budget hosting companies. (but worth it)

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Liquid Hosting

Address of Company: 46 Grosvenor Road

Internet Address of Company: http://www.MultiLiquid.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: Silver Hosting :: #3.99

Comment about web hosting company: Exellent Value, I must say that after having so many horrible hosts that I am very pleased to say that I have finally found my perfect host. Their services are fast and their support and uptime couldn't be better. Keep up the good work liquid hosting!

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: lunarpages..com

Address of Company: lunarpages.com

Internet Address of Company: www.stevemckinney.net

Pricing Plan Purchased: paid in advance/one year-site is down for weeks-no response to calls and e-mails-whats the deal?

Comment about web hosting company: I am currently a paid customer of lunarpages.com- my site is stevemckinney.net-i have never gotten an e-mail and now my site has been down for a while-i cannot get a response from lunar pages-i paid upfront-what's the deal- e-mail me at aamckinn@aol.com- i want my money back or my site up and working NOW-stevemckinney#281-879-0909 or 281-482-1264.Please pass this on to the right people.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Made2Own

Internet Address of Company: http://www.made2own.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: $2.75 Value Plan

Comment about web hosting company: Been with these guys for 2 months and they are just amazing I can not believe the level of support these guys provide for just $2.75 a month. They deserve so much credit for this. They answer my e-mails quicker then anyone I have been with before. Please give them a 10++ on my part

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Matthew Harper Web Services

Address of Company: http://www.mattharper.net

Internet Address of Company: http://www.mattharper.net

Pricing Plan Purchased: $6 S1

Comment about web hosting company: Great deals and they even have cPanel and WHM!

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Mega Boy Web Hosting

Address of Company: 16 Hurlihe Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

Internet Address of Company: http://www.mbwh.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: $39.95; Advanced Plan

Comment about web hosting company: My personal experience was a quick and efficient account set up. There was not much need for support because everything worked just fabulously.

However, when I did have to contact support MBWH operates a support tracking system which allowed my response to be tracked and completed. There was no ticket that went answered or unsolved.

As for the cons of this program, I would only say that the $39.95 price tag is a little high but well worth it. It's one of the BEST services I ever used.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Mega-hosting

Address of Company: 181 alma street hartlepool

Internet Address of Company: www.mega-hosting.biz

Pricing Plan Purchased: Basic Plan $4

Comment about web hosting company: Been with this company from the start. give me a free account 100 meg storage 10 gig bandwidth, the server uptime is great. The support is slow for all non UK RESIDENTS

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Mt Hood Hosting

Address of Company: PO Box 503 Welches Oregon 97067

Internet Address of Company: http://www.mthoodhosting.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: $8.00/mo and Basic

Comment about web hosting company: I have had the pleasure of having 3 different sites hosted by this company. The service is incomparable stability, reliability, and supportive. This company is great, truly proffesional. You will not be disappointed with their service. The prices are low and the service is high. So go ahead and give them a try!

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: MyHosting

Address of Company: myhosting.com

Internet Address of Company: http://myhosting.com

B1 to use. Because hostrocket is using the latest version of CPanel, their control panel has many more features that other CPanels do not have. So do not assume that you are getting the same Cpanel as you would expect from other web hosting companies. So far, Hostrocket seems to have the best setup of CPanel that is seen.


 

Name of Web Hosting Company: MyIdealHost.com

Address of Company: USA,Texas,Dallas

Internet Address of Company: http://myidealhost.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: Starter, Power,Reseller

Comment about web hosting company: MyIdealHost is a web hosting provider launched in early 2003. Our general focus is on providing quality support, via qualified support agents to a wide range of customers and websites using our service. In fact, our technical staff has over a decade combined administration experience and knowledge. We are a support focused hosting company with a general target market of experienced and demanding webmasters.

We are always open to helping our customers, in fact we generally have someone waiting for a question 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will even, on occasion, help a customer with a non-MIH related issue such as client side software or HTML problems.

We use only the best hard ware and connections. Our servers are stored in a secured facility with 24/7 monitoring. All of ouir servers feature: 24/7 monitoring, back up for data as well as power and multi-linked backbone provider connections

Name of Web Hosting Company: Netfirms

 

 

Address of Company: www.netfirms.com

Internet Address of Company: www.netfirms.com

Comment about web hosting company: Terrible, Iasked for help after clearly saying that I had read their help pages, their response, please read our help pages. It seems to be some bot that replies to feedback or queries

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: NewNet

Address of Company: NewNet plc. Cams Estate Fareham PO16 8UJ UK

Internet Address of Company: www.newnet.co.uk

Pricing Plan Purchased: Business Gold #149/year

Comment about web hosting company: Unix based servers, with excellent uptime, customer service was good. price per year i thought was good too.

Also provide domain registration amongst other services.

Generally a great solution.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Nibuha Hosting

Address of Company: www.NibuhaHosting.com

Internet Address of Company: www.NibuhHosting.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: $3 per month. basic plan

Comment about web hosting company: Nibuha Hosting is a good hosting company with EVERY low prices on the plans they have. The do not have the best bandwidth when looking at other hosting places but i have never gone over 1 Gig for the past 4 months with them. My URL is EBFrontierAlliance.com

I would like to see them on this site because they have some of the best prices i have seen in a long time as well as support ... they use PerlDesk and PerlBill that made my support every easy.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: NUKEHOSTS

Address of Company: #39 4110 Kendall Ave, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 5J1

Internet Address of Company: WWW.NUKEHOSTS.COM

Pricing Plan Purchased: $29.95/ MONTH PLUTONIUM RESELLER

Comment about web hosting company: 5000 mb disk space

40gb taffic/month

host unlimited sites

cpanel/WHM hosting

The service i have received so far has been excellent.

The most reliable host i have had thus far. I may be upgrading shortly to my own dedicated server.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: OLM

Address of Company: www.olm.com

Internet Address of Company: www.olm.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: 130 VPS

Comment about web hosting company: I have had the WORST experience with OLM hosting. I changed to their VPS plan, from a cheaper plan because with the cheaper plan the site loaded slow or never showed up at all. I was assured by their sales department that it would be a painless switch. This painless switch cost us thousands of dollars. We called everyday for two weeks straight to get help; we were told every time that the problem would be corrected. The last time we called (before we switched to another hosting company) I asked for a supervisor and was told that no one was available. If OLM was the only hosting company in the world I would get another career. OLM has got to be the most unorganized laziest un knowledgeable, unhelpful hosting company in the world today. I would not recommend this company, unless you like dealing with day-to-day problems.


 

Name of Web Hosting Company: olm

Address of Company: www.olm.com

Internet Address of Company: www.olm.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: VPS

Comment about web hosting company: I have had the WORST experience with OLM hosting. I changed to their VPS plan, from a cheaper plan because with the cheaper plan the site loaded slow or never showed up at all. I was assured by their sales department that it would be a painless switch. This painless switch cost us thousands of dollars. We called everyday for two weeks straight to get help; we were told every time that the problem would be corrected. The last time we called (before we switched to another hosting company) I asked for a supervisor and was told that no one was available. If OLM was the only hosting company in the world I would get another career. OLM has got to be the most unorganized laziest un knowledgeable, unhelpful hosting company in the world today. I would not recommend this company, unless you like dealing with day-to-day problems.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: OLM

Address of Company: www.olm.net

Internet Address of Company: www.olm.net

Pricing Plan Purchased: 149 RSE-2

Comment about web hosting company: Good company originally. Now having problems.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: One2host

Address of Company: 9 Stratton rd, Kent, U.K., DA7 4AH

Internet Address of Company: http://www.one2host.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: Standard Plan USD 3.99/month

Comment about web hosting company: I've been using their services for almost 3 years. I'm hosting 8 sites with them. In general, I was mostly happy. They would warn about downtimes, would answer e-mails within 12-24 hours, etc. Good enough for $4 a month. Occasionally, some of the sites would be down for a day or two without prior notice. Some pages on their site do not work -- http://www.one2host.com/outlook.htm and couple other. There is NO tel ## to call them.

But last month they went down for 12-24 hours 3 or 4 times. And a week ago 4 of my sites went down. Wrote them almost a dozen e-mails, logged several tickets at the help desk -- no answer. Sites still down. Now I'm looking for new hosting company.

Wouldn't recommend.

Siarhei Krasikau

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: OSIS Hosting

Address of Company: 1340 Ellesmere Rd., Suite 84, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2X9, Canada

Internet Address of Company: http://www.osishosting.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: Value plan - $12.95/month

Comment about web hosting company: Sign up was as simple as 1,2,3. They activated my account within 5 minutes. Instructions were very easy to follow. What I really liked was their packages. They allow me an abundance of bandwidth and allow up to 6 domains under this one package, which is truly a money saver. I noticed only a few companies out there that offer 24x7 phone support, which these guys do, and that was one of the points that made me go with them, besides the attractive packages. The only con right now is that their control panel is Hsphere. I have been using cPanel and have grown quite acustomed to it, so it will be a bit of an adjustment. However, they do provide all the support documentations on how to use it. So all in all I am very happy with them.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Pegasus Web Technologies

Address of Company: Not Listed

Internet Address of Company: http;//www.pwebtech.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: NT Advanced

Comment about web hosting company: Over all reliability was good. I had three sites hosted with them for 5 years. I admin. about 5 others. Once every couple of months the sites would go down because of billing problems on their side(pwebtech).

Then on November 25, 2003 all my sites went down, my credit card had been declined. No warning, no email, no invoice, sites were just shut down. Once again billing department had not recorded new credit card number properly. I told billing if this happens again I would pull over 26 site from their services.

Reply.

Just send me an email with user name, password, and credit card number for each site and I will shut all of your sites down.

If it was not for a rude and incompetent billing department this might be a decent host. Turns out after looking around found a deal for half the price and with a better control panel. Thanks Jacky! I love

XI Web Hosting.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Perfect Presence Inc.

Address of Company: www.perfectpresence.com

Internet Address of Company: http://www.perfectaffiliate.com/t.asp?id=1401

Pricing Plan Purchased: $8.95/month, Tin

Comment about web hosting company: I have experienced 2-3 web hosting services and these are the pros in my opinion:

- easy to use I am not an expert by any means, but other hosting companies that I have gone through were so technologically literate, that I couldn't figure out how to use them.

- customer oriented. Their customer service response is generally within 30 minutes by email. (I am unfamiliar with their customer service on the toll free number.) They actually sent me a THANK YOU CARD in the mail after I signed up!!! That really impressed me!

- great affiliate program. I searched on the internet for months for a web hosting service with a 2-tier affiliate program. They have one of the best returns on investment for the price that I have seen!

- been in business since 1997

- offer a 15 day free trial or 30 day money back guarantee

As far as cons, here are a few:

- there are a few hosting services out there with a better price. Some offer 50 MB of space for $2.95/month.

- Tin only includes 1 POP email account. To get more POP email accounts, you have to pay a higher price.

- customer service is only available during normal business hours. I asked them about that and for as long as they have been in business, they don't get calls during off hours anyway.

Thanks for your help,

Alissa

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: PMH Hosting

Address of Company: Not sure

Internet Address of Company: http://www.pmhhosting.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: Package #1

Comment about web hosting company: I signed up for them two weeks ago and so far so good. They have a deal where you get two full months free just to try out their service before you have to spend anything. Then if you decide you like it you pay $5.99 per month after the trial period expires. You do need to charge $1.00 on your credit card as identity verification but they also will mail you something to verify your address if you don't want to use a credit card. Anyway everything has been great with them the have the cPanel and all the major features available other places. So I think you should review them because if your like me you can't always afford these "big-brand" hosting companies and their high prices. Oh well just thought I would let you guys (and gals) know.

--Andrew Canstein

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: PMH Hosting

Address of Company: 32 North 10th Street, Stroudsburg, PA

Internet Address of Company: http://www.pmhhosting.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: $5.99/mo.

Comment about web hosting company: I saw an advertisement on google for 30 days free web hosting (200MB disk space, 5GB bandwidth, 10 POP3 Emails) with the option to keep the account active for $5.99 a month at the end of the 30 days. I signed up as I was paying $15.99 at a big name hosting company for a similar deal. The hosting service is excelent I check my site constantly and I have never had it down for any reason. My support questions (as I haven't had any tech problems) were answered within 15 minutes of emailing them. The have an easy to use menu so that you can control all aspects of your account (Cpanel I think it's called). I was really impressed at how little they charge and the service is great. I have recommended them to my friends and those who have used them have had similar success. I know the company may not be as well known or as large as some of the ones you have listed but all that money spent on advertising gets transferred over to the customer in higher rates. So give them a try and see what you think.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Portal51

Address of Company: n/a

Internet Address of Company: www.portal51.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: $24, buget plan

Comment about web hosting company: have been using this for a while now.

the free domain is really god, plus cpanel.

besides, there's lots of space...

however, as they are constantly expanding, they keep moving their servers.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Portal51

Address of Company: http://portal51.com

Internet Address of Company: http://portal51.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: Budget Plan - 20USD / year

Comment about web hosting company: Webhosting @ Portal51 is great, they offer very very cheap prices for maximum quality. 200MB space/2gb Bandwidth with a free domain only for 20USD a year! Please check it out

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: Port City Web

Address of Company: Portsmouth, NH

Internet Address of Company: http://www.portcityweb.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: $48 Windows 2003 Corporate Account

Comment about web hosting company: So far so good. Very fast performance, real people answer the phones, seem genuinly interested in helping me build my business online. Recommended to them from a friend that's been with them for 3 years.

 

 

Name of Web Hosting Company: POWWEB

Internet Address of Company: http://www.powweb.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: Standard Plan

Comment about web hosting company: You claim to update your reviews weekly and yet your information on POWWEB's offrings is close to a year out of date! They currently are offering 1 GB of storage, 65 GB of transfer, 650 email accounts, PHP4, MySQL, SSL, and much more is built into the deal! Yes, that $7.77 per month is for real and during the last year I can only think of two times when attempting to access my site failed and that lasted less than an hour.

I am a Webmaster and I need reliability and performance and POWWEB has delivered the goods for me in first-class fashion. I constntly recommend them to anyone looking for hosting and I will continue to do so. Please concider giving them an up to date review and the better rating that they deserve.

Kevin Walter


 

Name of Web Hosting Company: PowWeb

Address of Company: http://www.powweb.com

Internet Address of Company: http://www.powweb.com

Pricing Plan Purchased: $99, One Year In Advance

Comment about web hosting company: PowWeb is a poor hosting company with an abysmal track-record, and should be avoided. It's possible (though unlikely) that Powweb was a good host at one time but, even if this was ever true, it has definitely changed.

1. PowWeb close support calls without checking whether the problem is actually fixed or not, thus maintaining their record of resolving calls quickly (because you need to open a brand new log, with a new guaranteed response time of 24 hours).

2. PowWeb's claim of 99.97% up-time is simply wrong. It's lies. HTTP up-time is nowhere near 99.97%, and even if it was - which it definitely isn't - other services such as MySQL are down much more frequently than that; so even if your web site is available, your database is often not.

3. Their staff monitor the forums and tell you that they are not staff but simply customers who just happen to LOVE Powweb so much that they spend all their free time monitoring forums, or waiting more than 24 hours for a response to an e-mail. (even if your site is completely unavailable)

4. Phone support, as advertised, does not exist at the times claimed. On Saturdays - both 1 hour, and 2 hours after the claimed opening times - the phone message simply said that their offices were closed, and to call back the next day.

5. If something goes wrong with your server or anything on your account THEY DO NOT email you. The only place to get this information is in there announcements section of their forum. Be prepared to spend many days logging into their foums.

6. If you experience a legitimate problem with Powweb, the moderaters on the forum will first tell you to waste time doing trace routes, pings and other useless things. They spend countless time trying to convince people that the problem must be on some anonymous router somewhere between you and Powweb.

7. If you email tech support about your server going up and down for a night you will get a auto-reply saying there is nothing wrong with their server and it must be something you are doing.

8. Despite what they claim as maximum bandwidth, if your site is constantly "too busy" (even if you're not using your permitted bandwidth), they have been known to take your site offline.

9. If you think your safe having a file forum instead of a mysql based, be also forwarned. They have consistant problems with file count and I see numerous people begging to have their websites turned back on because powweb has shut down their website for exceeding the file limit. Example 1, On October 3rd, 2003, a email sent from a hacker originating from billing@powweb showed users partial credit card information and asked the user to log in and update their credit card information. I immediatelly emailed billing@powweb asking what this was all about. I forgot all about it. 3 days later I go to powweb announcements. It turned out a hacker had hacked powweb accounts and had peoples credit card information. I immediatelly emailed billing@powweb and support@powweb. The forum was filled with furious people. 2 days later (5 total since this started) I recieve a email back from billing. The day before I recieve my email back from powweb a forum moderator closes a thread about the credit card problem and tells us that the forums are not the place to discuss this and we should contact billing. The next day they deleted every thread about the entire incident. Many powweb customers who don't use the forums have no idea the entire incident ever happened. Or that a hacker could have their credit card information. The only trace of the entire incident is a short little post in the announements section of the forum with almost no information. A person soon after started a thread asking powweb to email customers in the future about such things. The thread was deleted. Example 2, Almost all of powwebs websites went down for 12 hours. Customers were furious and again flooded the message board with posts. After the servers came back up a short message in the announcements section said they were having problems with http. About a half-hour later they posted another message saying all problems were fixed. They then promptly deleted every message in the forums even remotely related to this. When I asked, a moderator told m!

e that the threads were merged and that NOTHING was deleted. I asked for her to give me a link to even 1 thread about the incident. She didn't reply and my thread was deleted a little later on. Once again, many users who weren't online that day have no idea about the 12 hour outtage and from reading the announcements think it only lasted a half hour.

10. Don't even bother trying to tell them that they don't know anything about setting up DNS properly. They obviously don't know how to make simple changes, but it's simply not worth your breath to tell them something else that you'll get a rude response for.

11. As per previous point, don't trust your credit card information to PowWeb - it's considered unsafe by many people, not just me.

12. Staff are poorly trained, and often rude. Even so, it's generally considered by numerous PowWeb customers that they are sadly lacking in basic technical ability.

13. PowWeb forums. Guess what, they delete or "modify downwards" any and all posts with complaints or upset customers.

14. If you ask them if they deleted posts they will deny it and make pathetic excuses.

15. Your files are on a http server, your ftp on a ftp server, your mysql on a mysql server, email on a smtp server. At various times, sql servers are the worst, these servers continually go down. Any link in the chain will ruin your website. Be fore-warned, if you want your site to depend on mysql, such as a phpnuke portal or have phpbb forums.

16. One client (at least) had a site with PowWeb promoting various Web hosting companies, which included many others besides PowWeb. Guess what? The site got deleted!! (by PowWeb).

17. CGI problems: ha ha!! Forget it. It will always be your fault your script is not working - even if their server is down, it'll still be your fault. Even if professors at MIT had produced the script - it'll still be your fault.

... I have many more PowWeb complaints and observations, but I think I've said enough for now.

Is this written by PowWeb competition? No. It's written by yet another dissatisfied ex-PowWeb customer, wishing to inform potential PowWeb customers what they're letting themselves in for. In any event, the truth is even an old Atari with no disk-drive would be competition for PowWeb

 
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