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Contabo.com are cheap and scam!

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by eXd77, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. eXd77

    eXd77 Registered Member

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    Do not buy anything from www.contabo.com, they are cheap with reason - they do not deliver what they promise in offer. And if something go wrong you need to pay extra 25? for 15 minutes of work to solve some problem on sever.
     
  2. ritesh

    ritesh Senior Member

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    Well i had one server from them.It was working very well but lately it has been a terrible experience. Stay away.
     
  3. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    the previous name was Giga-International and the reputation was the same , probably that was the reason for the rebranding
     
  4. TheSavior

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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. sameer5762

    sameer5762 Elite Member

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    OP usually cheap hostings are scams..

    Thanks.
     
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    BackY Senior Member

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    me too, they seemed good.
     
  8. delta_force

    delta_force Newbie

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    There are a lot of negative reviews for them in WHT, their services are unmanaged (VPS and dedicated hosting) but I thought that they somehow improved lately after the rebranding and stuff.. sorry to hear such bad news.
     
  9. haoNhack44

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    Yeah thanks for the heads up and verifying. I have heard from very close friends to stay away and now it seems that's definitely the right move. I almost went with them too! :O
     
  10. darkw1sh

    darkw1sh Newbie

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    same experience with contabo... at first they were good now :-(
     
  11. AwesomeHatter

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    Yeah I even got scam by them, what fooled me was their epic design. You can't trust a company with epic design nowadays.
     
  12. philduv

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    Like I read it on virtdeal_._com:
    Contabo is one of the worst hosting providers on the market!
    Support bad. They don't offer any kind of refunds, and charge setup fee which is ridiculous.
    Should be avoided in any way!
    They are thieves.
     
  13. ewok101

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    Hi. I just wanted to add to this and say that it's a real pitty I didn't see this before signing up with CONTABO!!

    We only had problems with CONTABO!

    1. Apparently our account was "hacked" and everything was deleted! BUT Contabo did not have any backup of our account nor could they provide me with an IP address that supposedly hacked the account!


    2. They said we would need to pay 3EUR extra per month to have automated backups done! All other hosting companies run a weekly or monthly backup at least. FOR FREE!


    3. Telephone support is a scam as it's more sales related then actual technical support! And support is only avail during office hours!


    4. Had some email MX exchange queries and I was told they don't support email queries but for an additional 25 EUR per month they would offer this kind of support!


    We were looking for a hosting provider in EUROPE and assumed that because they are in Germany it would be fantastic! But it was far from that.


    I would NOT recommend this company to anyone who wants to host a professional companies website or emails! Rather go with someone bigger and more well known!
     
  14. calebmann

    calebmann Power Member Premium Member

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    thats why it's easier to stick with the more popular providers.
     
  15. karasu1995

    karasu1995 Registered Member

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    Recently i got scammed by contabo as well.

    I paid the vps 4 days go and they have suspended my vps without a reason. They refuse to pay my money for this month back and not only that. But they want me to pay another 30 euro for reactivation XDDDDDDDDDDD haha

    I would have open dispute for all the months i paid but it's not worth it, 20$ is nothing to me. Stay away from these thieves!
     
  16. HudsonWebServices

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    No offense but this post is over 3 years old. Maybe they are better than they were? If they were so horrible how could they still be around?
     
  17. CenTex Hosting

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    Why not create a new thread instead of opening one up from way back in 2013.

    20 bucks is 20 bucks and its always worth it if you did not get what you should have.
     
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