1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How to lose a 400 strong pbn (hostnine = asshats)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by domdata, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. domdata

    domdata Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    So I had the misfortune of accidentally using retardo-asshat's hostnine for 1 of my networks.

    My yearly sub cam up and I went to log in and pay, my password does not work, the reset password is not working and hostnine are c***s.

    So now I have lost a whole network I was aging, the master control site for another network was hosted on there and one of my re-directors which tracked about 2m clicks in the last 8 months.

    I am not looking for anything, no refund no apology as none could fix there absolute incompetence and lack of service.

    Fuck you hostnine.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  2. emerica1184

    emerica1184 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    86
    I was about to start a new PBN and use hostnine...good thing i saw this...
     
  3. domdata

    domdata Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    I have to admit I have totally lost my shit, they ruined my work and have cost us, well 1 large cluster of our network and all the time and money of that build.

    No idea who to recommend now, solidseo look good.
     
  4. RuthSam

    RuthSam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,814
    Likes Received:
    979
    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    Feel sorry for you, thanks for the information, will defiantly not use them now!!
     
  5. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    4,961
    Likes Received:
    3,185
    Damn, thats a nice chunk of money.
     
  6. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Messages:
    5,478
    Likes Received:
    3,456
    Location:
    Hell
    Home Page:
    What ? there is no way to recover ? Call them.
     
  7. gussieboi

    gussieboi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2016
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    35
    You should try easyblognetworks. Ive been using them and had no problems. Even when i missed a payment the hosting stayed up.
     
  8. Zevoltai

    Zevoltai Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    855
    Likes Received:
    270
    I have a 93 domain PBN with them....makes me worry lol
     
  9. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    17,165
    Likes Received:
    31,535
    Occupation:
    Selling CPA Sites
    Location:
    Not England
    Home Page:
    I use hostnine for some sites and, although they are not the best as there is some downtime periodically, they do work well for the sites I have there.

    I also back my stuff up so, should what happened to the OP happen to me, I'll be annoyed but not up the river.

    Sorry about your deal, @domdata, as I know losing that volume is expensive to say the least.
     
  10. MisterF

    MisterF Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    7,543
    Likes Received:
    6,024
    Occupation:
    Conference Organiser, Business Advisor.,
    Location:
    JADIP
    Home Page:
    I know a few guys who use EBN, they seem happy there.
     
  11. gsy159

    gsy159 Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages:
    684
    Likes Received:
    162
    you hosted all you PBN sites on the same hoster?
     
  12. Zevoltai

    Zevoltai Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    855
    Likes Received:
    270
    Reseller hosting packages like the ones at HostNine give you unique IPs and a selection of regions to choose from
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  13. andrewabd

    andrewabd Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    10
    Give them more time and they will get back to you .. I have opened a second account with them more than a month ago but I did not get my access credentials in the first week, I contacted them but no response .. I filed a dispute with Paypal and still no response then escalated the dispute to a claim and won the claim (all that almost took 3 weeks) then almost a month later after I opened the account I got a response form them asking me if I need any help but I did not bother to respond
     
  14. graham25s

    graham25s Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    35
    Occupation:
    Programmer
    Location:
    Scotland
    Home Page:
    I have used them for years, they were bought over in August and they have slid downhill since then, no ticket replies, if you get them on live chat i have always found them pretty helpful. it seems to be getting better.
     
  15. starki

    starki Power Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    233
    That's really bad luck, sorry to hear. Go get a cloud based "fire and forget" backup solution, doesn't cost a fortune and will save you serious headaches if a hosts fucks up.
     
  16. sfidirectory

    sfidirectory Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Messages:
    916
    Likes Received:
    488
    Occupation:
    Web developer/BTC enthusiast
    Location:
    php artisan make:migration
    Home Page:
    I run full back-ups of all my sites every day, have them encrypted and stored on two different cloud-based providers. Periodically, I download them to a H.D and store them in a secure place. Overkill I know, but some preparedness can make a major inconvenience like yours somewhat less trivial.

    I learned all this the hard way years ago... I hope they at least get in touch with you and restore services, or at least provide you with full back-ups. Depending on the sites' ages in your PBN, you could use WayBackMachine or something else to scrape content back (before another BHW user finds out).
     
  17. altec

    altec Regular Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    55
    It sucks to hear that... The very least they can do is to at least let you have a backup copy of all of your sites man..
     
  18. alexnobmmo

    alexnobmmo Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2014
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Internet Marketer
    Home Page:
    Yes hostnine is dumb, I lost over 50 PBns in the past because of it.