dollarseohosting.com Are they any good?

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I struggle finding good hosting and am very hesitant to trust a site like this as even the name stinks of cheapness. Anyone ever used dollarseohosting.com and if so, are they good? Here is what I would consider a good hosting company:

1. At least 99% uptime. This needs to be an honest uptime not just another hosting company saying they are.
2. Customer service. Things happen, but are they accessible, easy to work with, etc....?
3. Are they fast enough? I don't need them to be the fastest host out there, but my sites need to load that's for sure!


Thanks in advance for all the help Warrior members!
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  • Profile picture of the author Monkey Jones
    dollarseohosting.com is BY FAR the worst host I've dealt with. There was downtime EVERY SINGLE DAY. When the sites were up they were extremely slow.

    They didn't (maybe still don't) have any form of live support. Sometimes, I would receive replies to support tickets within a day (never fixed the problems), but other times they would NEVER respond. When they did respond there were times their replies were very rude. Avoid them at all costs!

    I would give Bluehost or Hostmonster a shot (same company). There are some decent discounts floating around. I've had several shared plans with them throughout the years, and they were decent. I did have one incident with Bluehost around 6 months ago with a server that was really slow. They refused to migrate my account, but the server did speed up around 1 month later!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jayson L
    Thanks for the detailed response. I would love to hear from others as well. I've used Hawkhost and have been very happy with them. They are a fair price, but I couldn't resist asking with the low price. Sometimes cheap really just costs us money in the long run though
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    Don't use
    - Godaddy
    - Yahoo
    - 1&1
    - Dreamhost
    - the 50+ EIG brands, including Hostgator, Bluehost, Justhost, iPage, Fatcow, and a crapload others.

    Stablehost, Arvixe and Hawkhost are three of the best budget hosts for under $5/monthly.

    Many of my past posts at WF have gone into more detail. Search for them. After reading those, if you have more questions, ask.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Originally Posted by Jayson L View Post

    I struggle finding good hosting and am very hesitant to trust a site like this as even the name stinks of cheapness. Anyone ever used dollarseohosting.com and if so, are they good? Here is what I would consider a good hosting company:
    Those two sentences contradict each other...:confused:

    very hesitant to trust a site like this as even the name stinks of cheapness.
    Classful routing hasn't existed since the early 90's, 1992 I believe. Therefor, ANY company selling you "classed IP's" is selling you a bunch of B/S. Aside from that, IP's have absolutely ZERO to do with SEO - yes, yes, I know the SEO experts will tell you otherwise however, when IPV6 is standard, it'll sound even more ridiculous. If you're trying to "hide/mask" your sites from the search engines, IP addresses should hardly be your first concern.

    What is it that you're looking for? Are looking for a good quality web host that you can rely on or are you looking for magical hosting that claims to be SEO specific? Pretty much, the only relation web hosting has to SEO is in the form of uptime & performance.

    Choose your web host wisely, your website viewers or customers will thank you in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author Grazina
    I can't say anything about the mentioned company but I'd advise you to use a time-tested companies like a2hosting, godaddy and rivalhost.
    They know their work very well and prices are competitive.
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  • Profile picture of the author webhosting
    Originally Posted by Jayson L View Post

    1. At least 99% uptime. This needs to be an honest uptime not just another hosting company saying they are.
    99% uptime means that your website is down in average 14 minutes every day. I believe almost every web hosting company has better uptime. Most web hosting companies promise 99.9% or 99.99% uptime which is solid. Another thing is the promise vs. the reality.

    Fortunately, there are some third party services which make independent uptime monitoring and the data are publicly accessible. So you can simply google for "company name + uptime" and you should to find some stats.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
    I have never heard of them, but then who can tell? They may be the best or the worst. So many of these hosting firms springing up, hard to know which is good and which is bad – definitely can’t trust the reviews online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Weblin
    Hawkhost and Stablehost are highly recommended for shared hosting. BuyVM is good if you are looking for cheap vps hosting. You can do all your research on WebHostingTalk.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThunderC
    My Honest Dollarseohosting Review

    Support is pretty much non existent, taking days to get even simple things done, hours between replies like "are you still experiencing problems" and when i reply, it takes a whole day to get another 1 liner reply. so i had no choice but to vent it out here.

    Pros:
    price - 1$ per c class ip

    Cons:
    1. Slow server - been tested from UK vps, French vps and German VPS , all showing slow sever speed (keep in mind that dollarseohosting.com itself is hosted at a diffrent sever, so speed test of that domain will show diffrent speed results)

    2. Sites got hacked twice, they were proctected with Better wordpress security, 100 strength passwords (unique on each site). other clients got hacked as well, which means poor server security, the owner even stated that they now got a new server mangment company to "harden the security of the servers" which means before it wasn't secured.

    3. Slick pre sales talk, not backed up by truth.
    pre sales line example:
    "We are sincerely trying to provide high quality SEO hosting for just $1/c class IP. We are in no way shortchanging you in either security or service."
    Truth:
    "You sound like an American, you want to service and quality, but don't want to pay much for it"

    Bottom line:

    if you don't mind slow support, and restoring (you must have backups on your local machine) your sites at least once a month. then you can go ahead and use dollarseohosting.com

    but if you want to set it up all once, and then move to work on other things, then i would think twice before trying to save a 1$ and pay for it with your valuable time.

    Disclaimer:
    This review is based on my personal experience and i got screen caps to backup everything that i have wrote in this dollar seo hosting review
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by ThunderC View Post

      2. Sites got hacked twice, they were proctected with Better wordpress security, 100 strength passwords (unique on each site). other clients got hacked as well, which means poor server security, the owner even stated that they now got a new server mangment company to "harden the security of the servers" which means before it wasn't secured.
      That's not a great hosts, no.

      But this item probably isn't their fault. That plugin is crap, and jsut does a few puny things to htaccess. It's not even close to securing a site. Even a harden server has to let port 80 traffic pass, and a vulnerable script simply can't be protected. The server admin can do what he can, yes --- and this host probably has crappy admin, yes -- but the site owner is almost always the weak link here.

      That'll happen at pretty much any host.
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by ThunderC View Post

      2. Sites got hacked twice, they were proctected with Better wordpress security, 100 strength passwords (unique on each site). other clients got hacked as well, which means poor server security, the owner even stated that they now got a new server mangment company to "harden the security of the servers" which means before it wasn't secured.
      That's not a great host, no.

      But this item probably isn't their fault. That plugin is crap, and just does a few puny things to htaccess. It's not even close to securing a site. Passwords don't mean anything is script has holes -- password not neeed. Even a hardened server has to let port 80 traffic pass, and a vulnerable script simply can't be protected. The server admin can do what he can, yes (mod_sec, etc) --- and this host probably has crappy admin, yes -- but the site owner is almost always the weak link here.

      That'll happen at pretty much any host.

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      • Profile picture of the author ThunderC
        Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

        That's not a great host, no.

        But this item probably isn't their fault. That plugin is crap, and just does a few puny things to htaccess. It's not even close to securing a site. Passwords don't mean anything is script has holes -- password not neeed. Even a hardened server has to let port 80 traffic pass, and a vulnerable script simply can't be protected. The server admin can do what he can, yes (mod_sec, etc) --- and this host probably has crappy admin, yes -- but the site owner is almost always the weak link here.

        That'll happen at pretty much any host.
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        I disagree, i have lots of sites spread over a few hosts, 90% run wordpress, and it's was the first (hacked twice on the same server) time any of my sites ever got hacked, everything starts with server security, then when the server is fully secured, it goes to the site owner, if it was that easy to hack wordpress (with no bad/outdated/nulled plugins or themes) on secured servers then most of the wordpress sites around would have been hacked.

        i have around 50 wordpress "money" sites at another host for the last 2 years, no security plugins at all, didn't do anything to "secure" wordpress, and i have yet to be hacked.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
          Originally Posted by ThunderC View Post

          I disagree, i have lots of sites spread over a few hosts, 90% run wordpress, and it's was the first (hacked twice on the same server) time any of my sites ever got hacked, everything starts with server security, then when the server is fully secured, it goes to the site owner, if it was that easy to hack wordpress (with no bad/outdated/nulled plugins or themes) on secured servers then most of the wordpress sites around would have been hacked.

          i have around 50 wordpress "money" sites at another host for the last 2 years, no security plugins at all, didn't do anything to "secure" wordpress, and i have yet to be hacked.
          99% of the time a plugin or theme is the culprit for Wordpress sites being compromised.

          You'd be surprised at the amount of compromised sites that don't show signs of being compromised, even on properly hardened servers.

          Most "security" plugins are mere band-aids attempting to mask security holes..
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        • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
          Originally Posted by ThunderC View Post

          I disagree, i have lots of sites spread over a few hosts, 90% run wordpress, and it's was the first (hacked twice on the same server) time any of my sites ever got hacked, everything starts with server security, then when the server is fully secured, it goes to the site owner, if it was that easy to hack wordpress (with no bad/outdated/nulled plugins or themes) on secured servers then most of the wordpress sites around would have been hacked. i have around 50 wordpress "money" sites at another host for the last 2 years, no security plugins at all, didn't do anything to "secure" wordpress, and i have yet to be hacked.
          I'm sorry, but you're just wrong.

          Saying "it happened at X and not Y means X = bad" is logical fallacy. You're essentially guessing hastily, and placing blame wrongfully. That was likely coincidence. If it was another host, I'm sure you say they sucked too.

          Security has NOTHING to do with how updated things are. Most updates are for features, not security. Most security MUST be done on the account. WP couldn't do it if they wanted, anymore than the server admin (host). This is why WordPress is not an install-(and update)-and-forget code base. It needs hardening on the server.

          Server security has little to nothing to do with WordPress security. That's for the server -- not the site. At best, a server can run mod_sec to thwart common attacks. But a gaping WP hole isn't something the server admin can stop.

          No security isn't something to brag about.

          Not hacked "yet" -- keyword = yet.

          Do what you want, but I'm warning you that it will happen again, unless you either (A) hire a dev, (B) use a host that does this, (C) or learn to do it yourself.

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          • Profile picture of the author ThunderC
            Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

            I'm sorry, but you're just wrong.

            Do what you want, but I'm warning you that it will happen again, unless you either (A) hire a dev, (B) use a host that does this, (C) or learn to do it yourself.
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            i won't argue with you

            but i guess all my other hosts are option B

            thank you for the input
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    • Profile picture of the author multiplecloud
      Originally Posted by ThunderC View Post

      My Honest Dollarseohosting Review

      Support is pretty much non existent, taking days to get even simple things done, hours between replies like "are you still experiencing problems" and when i reply, it takes a whole day to get another 1 liner reply. so i had no choice but to vent it out here.

      Pros:
      price - 1$ per c class ip

      Cons:
      1. Slow server - been tested from UK vps, French vps and German VPS , all showing slow sever speed (keep in mind that dollarseohosting.com itself is hosted at a diffrent sever, so speed test of that domain will show diffrent speed results)

      2. Sites got hacked twice, they were proctected with Better wordpress security, 100 strength passwords (unique on each site). other clients got hacked as well, which means poor server security, the owner even stated that they now got a new server mangment company to "harden the security of the servers" which means before it wasn't secured.

      3. Slick pre sales talk, not backed up by truth.
      pre sales line example:
      "We are sincerely trying to provide high quality SEO hosting for just $1/c class IP. We are in no way shortchanging you in either security or service."
      Truth:
      "You sound like an American, you want to service and quality, but don't want to pay much for it"

      Bottom line:

      if you don't mind slow support, and restoring (you must have backups on your local machine) your sites at least once a month. then you can go ahead and use dollarseohosting.com

      but if you want to set it up all once, and then move to work on other things, then i would think twice before trying to save a 1$ and pay for it with your valuable time.

      Disclaimer:
      This review is based on my personal experience and i got screen caps to backup everything that i have wrote in this dollar seo hosting review
      Time to find the better one
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  • Profile picture of the author Monkey Jones
    Oh ya, I forgot to mention the whole "ALL OF MY SITES GOT HACKED", on dollarseohosting. Once I saw what ThunderC wrote it came back clear as day. As ThunderC mentioned, the only sites that got hacked were on dollarseohosting.com, and it happend within one day. I know that if you are using addon domains in a shared hosting environment if one site gets compromised the hacker can usually get to the other sites on your account, but why were all the sites on dallarseohosting (with separate C-Panels) compromised within one day?

    I too have MANY other sites on MANY different hosts, and none of them were hacked. I transferred backups of my hacked sites to new hosts, and they didn't get hacked, so obviously something is not right with dollarseohosting.
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    • Profile picture of the author M@tt
      I've said before, I'll say it again. So called "SEO hosting" will do more damage than good.

      I wrote about it in a blog article here.
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      • Profile picture of the author joetheseo
        Hi, you probably want to do more testing bub. Your article is not true, nor was it true in Feb. 2013. I've been building networks for 4 years - SEO hosting works fine you're just scared of Google and matt cutts going to come destroy you bahahaha. Goodbye.

        Originally Posted by M@tt View Post

        I've said before, I'll say it again. So called "SEO hosting" will do more damage than good.

        I wrote about it in a blog article here.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
          Originally Posted by joetheseo View Post

          Hi, you probably want to do more testing bub. Your article is not true, nor was it true in Feb. 2013. I've been building networks for 4 years - SEO hosting works fine you're just scared of Google and matt cutts going to come destroy you bahahaha. Goodbye.
          Many of us in the industry have watched this trend and it's B/S over the past decade when it comes to "seo hosting"..... 99% of the internet is based on shared "name based" hosting.
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        • Profile picture of the author M@tt
          Originally Posted by joetheseo View Post

          Hi, you probably want to do more testing bub. Your article is not true, nor was it true in Feb. 2013. I've been building networks for 4 years - SEO hosting works fine you're just scared of Google and matt cutts going to come destroy you bahahaha. Goodbye.
          I've been in SEO for 8 years and hosting 12 years. Some of the biggest black hats in the industry are friends. You're living on borrowed time. Good luck.

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          • Profile picture of the author joetheseo
            Funny, some of the biggest blackhats in the industry are my pals as well! And they'd laugh at you for saying SEO hosting is dead! Sure if you have 1 SEO host and you're putting all your links on the same A-B class - you're dumb. But if you're spreading across 10+ SEO hosts, it is still working fine!

            Originally Posted by M@tt View Post

            I've been in SEO for 8 years and hosting 12 years. Some of the biggest black hats in the industry are friends. You're living on borrowed time. Good luck.

            Matt
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            • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
              Originally Posted by joetheseo View Post

              Funny, some of the biggest blackhats in the industry are my pals as well! And they'd laugh at you for saying SEO hosting is dead! Sure if you have 1 SEO host and you're putting all your links on the same A-B class - you're dumb. But if you're spreading across 10+ SEO hosts, it is still working fine!
              I can't wait until IPV6 is standard...then all this "class" bs will sound even more ridiculous.
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            • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
              Originally Posted by joetheseo View Post

              Funny, some of the biggest blackhats in the industry are my pals as well! And they'd laugh at you for saying SEO hosting is dead! Sure if you have 1 SEO host and you're putting all your links on the same A-B class - you're dumb. But if you're spreading across 10+ SEO hosts, it is still working fine!
              There's nothing "SEO" about hosting or IP addresses.

              People don't understand what the "techie mumbo jumbo" does, so they invent things in their head. SEO is SEO, IP addresses are just IP addresses. Nary do they meet!

              Google was saying this back in 2002.

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            • Profile picture of the author M@tt
              Originally Posted by joetheseo View Post

              Funny, some of the biggest blackhats in the industry are my pals as well! And they'd laugh at you for saying SEO hosting is dead! Sure if you have 1 SEO host and you're putting all your links on the same A-B class - you're dumb. But if you're spreading across 10+ SEO hosts, it is still working fine!
              Two words. IP Reputation.
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        • Profile picture of the author multiplecloud
          Originally Posted by joetheseo View Post

          Hi, you probably want to do more testing bub. Your article is not true, nor was it true in Feb. 2013. I've been building networks for 4 years - SEO hosting works fine you're just scared of Google and matt cutts going to come destroy you bahahaha. Goodbye.
          I agree but it work with more diverse. Same server with multiple ip is not good in my study case. So I try to diverse location/server
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    • Profile picture of the author CClassHosting
      This poster is just plain nonsense.

      We offer 24/7 support. Absolutely no way anyone can be down for 7 days.

      With server uptime of 99.5+%

      Attached thumbnail show 0 support tickets awaiting reply.



      Originally Posted by tapit69 View Post

      They just plain suck.. I have been down now for a week and still no response. Plain Bad.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by CClassHosting View Post

        This poster is just plain nonsense.

        We offer 24/7 support. Absolutely no way anyone can be down for 7 days.

        With server uptime of 99.5+%

        Attached thumbnail show 0 support tickets awaiting reply.
        Lol, a thumbnail...really?
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      • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
        Originally Posted by CClassHosting View Post

        Absolutely no way anyone can be down for 7 days.

        With server uptime of 99.5+%
        Umm... that works out to almost four hours per month.
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        • Profile picture of the author CClassHosting
          Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

          Umm... that (99.5%+ uptime) works out to almost four hours per month.
          720 hours in a month... do the math.
          thats 3.6 hrs down in the worst case scenario.

          or 7.2 minutes per day.

          Nightly reboot takes about 3 to 5 minutes. So its not so bad as you make it sound.
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          • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
            That's an identical amount of time. Why would you need to reboot every server nightly, anyway? I've had servers that would go for months or even years without rebooting.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
            Originally Posted by CClassHosting View Post

            720 hours in a month... do the math.
            thats 3.6 hrs down in the worst case scenario.

            or 7.2 minutes per day.

            Nightly reboot takes about 3 to 5 minutes. So its not so bad as you make it sound.
            "Nightly reboot" - if you're having to reboot servers every night, you're doing something wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author Magicalidea
    I have never heard of this hosting. I usually use host from : Godaddy, Hostgator and I-host only
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  • Profile picture of the author talking
    Why don;t you look at hosting services which a2hosting.com and leapwebhosting.com provide.
    These companies have plans which contain many useful resources which are necessary to run an IT business in a quality manner.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by mrPinky View Post

      yes these seo tools vps plans from bulletproofvps are good you'll like it. I sign up and so far so good and the uptime is good, no complaints and all the seo tools are already pre- installed with 80% captcha solving rate with their own system. I think so far the service is great.
      Quit spamming. The domain wasn't even registered a month ago.
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