Which Hosting Companies Do You HATE?

Profile picture of the author Terry Kyle by Terry Kyle Posted: 02/21/2013
We use a bunch of hosting companies around the world - some are appalling, some are OK, most are mediocre.

As we're about to get a lot more new hosting for various projects, which ones have you personally used and had terrible experiences with (so that we can avoid them)?

Thanks in advance.
#companies #hate #hosting

  • Profile picture of the author nik0
    nik0
    Justhost, total lack of support when having a virus or anything of that kind.
  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    micksss
    Originally Posted by Terry Kyle View Post
    which ones have you personally used and had terrible experiences with (so that we can avoid them)?
    Avoid: Host The Name, Web Hosting Pad, Go Daddy, 1&1,
  • Profile picture of the author nik0
    nik0
    +1 for Namecheap indeed,

    About Hostgator, maybe it's cause it's the host where my personal seo website is hosted, and I don't browse that site every day but in the times I did it has been 5 times offline already due to temporarily bugs or maintenance. Maybe I'm just unlucky.
  • Profile picture of the author Terry Kyle
    Terry Kyle
    Do namecheap still have that manual approval process for a site that can take up to 12 hours?

    HG's performance in 2013 hasn't been great.
  • Profile picture of the author Surminga
    Surminga
    I've never had an issue with GoDaddy for domain purchasing - and yes another +1 for HostGator for their response and support.

    HG are very quick to respond to me when I have an issue with a domain.
  • Profile picture of the author HassanAjmal
    HassanAjmal
    hostgator & bluehost rocks, godaddy sucks and is super slow
  • Profile picture of the author FakeItTilYouMakeIt
    FakeItTilYouMakeIt
    I've always liked bluehost but this last month they have been phenomenally terrible. I've had about enough
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Mike Anthony
    My Worst host of all time goes to Ninja Lion.

    servers went off line for days at a time SEVERAL TIMES and so did all ticket responses (in fact don't think they EVER answered a ticket) but the bill kept still coming. They are a sister site to Downtownhost which I would avoid like a plague also

    Best all time host ever now only offers VPS but if you need a high performance service its Knownhost.
  • Profile picture of the author IM Ash
    IM Ash
    I use alot of cheap shared hosting for my network and I was quite surprised at the high quality of many of these hosts.

    The worst I have used and will NEVER recommend anyone to use is Turnkey Internet! Servers are down for hours at least once a week, sometimes up to 5x a week (no exaggeration). Strange things happened to one of my sites where everything was rolled back about a month... I thought my site was hacked. I went in an started updating things then the next day things were back to normal (this happened a few times and they did not even alert me).

    There is also no warnings from them when they engage in any sort of server maintenance.

    They the worst I have come across to date!
  • Profile picture of the author patco
    patco
    I don't like bluehost. For me, HostGator is the best!
  • Profile picture of the author lennyk1313
    lennyk1313
    Dreamhost used to be good but lately they have been having way too many issues. I have been thinking of moving to Hostgator.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Michael Ten
    I will never do business with Bluehost again. I suggest that no one does business with them.
  • Profile picture of the author innozemec
    innozemec
    Gigaservers.net, that disappeared 10 days after i signed up with them for a VPS..
  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    gearmonkey
    I hate HostGator, they constantly sent me "High CPU" complaints and would shut down my site without notice. I think they were trying to scam me into buying a bigger package.

    I moved my website to KnownHost, am SAVING TONS of money, and never had an issue. KnownHost have better support. They will do anything you ask them to do...

    HostGator wouldn't do the "extra" stuff outside of their specifics.
  • Profile picture of the author ffranks01
    ffranks01
    Web Hosting Pad and Justhost are the worst!!!
  • Profile picture of the author KingRoyal
    KingRoyal
    Originally Posted by Terry Kyle View Post
    Do namecheap still have that manual approval process for a site that can take up to 12 hours?

    HG's performance in 2013 hasn't been great.
    Whats been up with the G?
  • Profile picture of the author IM Ash
    IM Ash
    Originally Posted by Terry Kyle View Post
    HG's performance in 2013 hasn't been great.
    I really like HG but they are the most glorified resellers on the planet (now known as Softlayer).

    With HG, one is paying for great customer service and Softlayers servers are also top-notch!
  • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
    Sillysoft
    I highly suggest Warrior Forum create a new forum for web hosting reviews, I think a lot of people ask about what host is good and bad and there is a lot of great information and would be nice to have that available in its own section. Just a thought.
  • Profile picture of the author ExpertSEOServices
    ExpertSEOServices
    Originally Posted by JackSarlo View Post
    godaddy neither for domain registrar nor for hosting..
    Agreed! I HATE godaddy hosting!

    Also hate some of the local ones in Netherlands. They limit EVERYTHING for the clients. Sometimes I log into a cpanel with almost NOTHING on it!


    On the flip side I LOVE hostgator lol!
  • Profile picture of the author Rideem3
    Rideem3
    I personally like GoDaddy for domain hosting, and iPage for web hosting.

    It's pretty hard to hit iPage's limit.

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