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Dirty trick of Lunarpages?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by adward, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. adward

    adward Power Member

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    I was running 5 WP blogs with Lunarpages for over one year. There is no problem when the traffic is low.
    Recently, the traffic increases slightly. I get 500UV/day in one blog. Traffic of other blogs is around 50-100UV/day.
    Then they complaint about CPU excess and tell me to upgrade to Dedicate. My budget is not enough for the upgrade. Finally they disable one of my site which has highest traffic.I know their dirty trick because the report of CPU excess is on another site.
    I guess the point is they trying to disable the high traffic website in order to force you to upgrade.
    If anyone has the same problem with this host, please share your experiences. Any advices for me? Thanks!
     
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    anic21 Junior Member

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    Most host do this trick to screw customers.
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  3. str8thustler

    str8thustler Power Member

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    if your getting 500UV a day you should be monetizing it to where upgrading would be no prob
     
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  4. adward

    adward Power Member

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    Well, the point is 500UV is not so high traffic. Why should they play this dirty trick to get money? If it's the fact that I need more CPU, of course I need the upgrade.
     
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    alot of host will do that
    to screw them back you should move all the slow domains to another host and keep just the high traffic one with them
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    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    get a vps
     
  7. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    i do not think that 500 UV is such a high traffic.if it had been 6000 or more,they could have asked to upgrade.so,its time to change the web host.
     
  8. BlackHatSoda

    BlackHatSoda Junior Member

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    You're the third person I've heard say bad things about Lunarpages in the last week alone. Sounds like a shitty host. I use Hostgator for my small sites, some of which get 3000 VUs a day and have never had any issues like this.

    If they think 500 UVs a day is high traffic then drop em. There are dozens of big companies offering cheap hosting options.
     
  9. businessbira

    businessbira Power Member

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    Change host...

    I had a site on a shared hosting that in a couple of days got about 150,000 UV (a bit more) and the site never got suspended because of excessive bandwidth consumed.

    I upgraded it because in 1 day I used 10 Gb off my monthly allowed usage of 30... but I'm still using the shared option (it was a spike of traffic due to a trend of searches)

    Steadfast.net is the company. I suggest you to check out the shared hosting plans, they are cheap and hell good (on the other hand, dedicated hosting may be a bit pricey)
     
  10. adward

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    Well, I already write an email for that site to talk directly their dirty trick. Still searching for an alternative reliable host. Thanks for all of your suggestions!