The purpose of this blog is to warn people about the terrible scam this company is running under disguise of a legitimate web hosting service, so that somebody who may be considering subscribing to their "services" knows exactly what he is getting himself into and does not fall victim of their sweet talk and false advertisement and burned badly in the end the way it happened to me.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
(note the name of the host! they basically host a whole website, where they "review" their own service!)
Needless to say, my review was removed from their site within hours, ALONG with about 50 of other negative reviews, where people described their experience with these fraudsters. They also blocked my IP, which tells a lot about their intelligence as well - apparently, these people, pretending to run a "hosting service", have never heard about proxy servers :)
hosting24.com is run by the same company as 000webhost (this website). They are reviewing themselves here basically! :) See for yourself. Come back in a few hours, and this review will not be here. They will remove it, because, they don't like reviews showing honest information to show up. There were several pages of VERY negative reviews here on Saturday, and see what's left now? Just the fake praises they post here themselves. They even nuked all the neutral ones! So much for objectivity. This fact alone should tell you enough about what kind of business they are running.
They also blocked my IP, which tells a lot about their intelligence as well - apparently, these clowns, pretending to run a "hosting service", have never heard about proxy servers, dynamic IPs, AOL network etc. :) (if you subscribe to their service, none of your users who happen to use the same proxies I use, or simply uses AOL for ISP will be able to access your website :).
This is very indicative of the company in general. They will trick you into subscribing to their service promising all kinds of wonderful features they don't really, and then, when you start asking about all that stuff you were promised, they'll just ask for more money. And more money. And even more money.
And that's not even the worst of it. If they simply don't like you, they will not only close your account, and take down the site without any warning, but also DESTROY ALL YOUR DATA, so that you can't get anything back from your site. Backups do not work either. So, do not think, you'll just backup periodically and be all set.
If you sign up with this hosting, you should GIVE UP ANY HOPE OF EVER GETTING THE DATA YOUR WEBSITE COLLECTS back from them.
Here are some links to detailed accounts of people's experiences with this fraud. For your own sake, if you are considering subscribing to this service, be sure to read these first: