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Just switched from Hostwinds to Arvixe and so far.....

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Bostoncab, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. ch8878

    ch8878 Elite Member

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    Both of those companies suck.

    Hostwinds spams my email to upgrade to VPS with little bit of traffic 24/7

    Arvixe is always down

    I need a better solution myself.
     
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  2. No.RuleZ

    No.RuleZ BANNED BANNED

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    at least say sorry, can u do that?
     
  3. zoewarrior

    zoewarrior Regular Member

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    I renewed hosting with Hostwinds for the second year. I only have a few issues and the support dept resolved them quickly. Downtimes are very rare. Only a few incidents in the first year which only lasts a few minutes.
     
  4. websitesareus

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    I switched to Hostwinds on Black Friday. Great very responsive and superfast customer service. Very happy so far!
     
  5. smartalex

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    So, this is all what your company has to say after this big mess you've caused? What a big disgrace!
     
  6. rowebil

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    You guys need InMotion Hosting. It's not good for blackhat or such, I don't think. But on CNET, they had this coupon. It was half off a year, so I was talking to this sales tech and we had a great conversation. He gave me the order link, in-case the coupon expires. I found a better coupon, which was $20 a year... I asked him about it, and he said nice find. He gave me a link which will never expire, and I have tested it. Although, it is linked to my domain so I can't share it. But it is a link for the order, a set price of $20... no coupon linked to it. So I can always re-use it.
    InMotion Hosting is fabulous. If you look up reviews, it is the only site without a negative review! Of course, if you're hosting porn or PPD, you might have issues. But if you use it to create blogs and monetize it within their TOS, you will never have an issue. Support is great. I even talked to the guy through his personal email (they email you) and he talked about the job, and now I'm looking into their Linux System Administrator position. Anything I need, he will personally do it for me. Again, he gave me an order link for $20 a year that will never expire...
    I took the $20 deal and the sites will never load as fast as they do with another host.


    Arvixe is not so good :/

    There support is terrible... the support tech emailed me and I said "Yes, I do need your help. Can you move me to a new host?"
    The one host dingo, has 24 cores which is a lot... the CPU is a $2,000 processor - 12 cores hyperthreading.

    However, they are utilizing close to all cores every minute. I haven't looked at the load average once and saw it was utilizing less than 22, and I've monitored their load averages all day for three days straight... has not once been under 22. Highest I believe was 31 or 32... no way.

    This is terrible and any Linux System Administrator knows this. 0.70 per core is good, meaning that there is a good amount of traffic per core. 1.00 is getting close to maximizing the traffic on the 'road'. ALL cores are locked. :/ Sites seemed so slow.

    Thankfully it was only $5. :)

    GreenGeeks has the same issue as well, but it's only 8 cores utilizing 9 load average. Also, with any blog or forum hosted on their site, the CPU will reach 100% and your CPU 'allowance' will cut in half, which means your website will load very slow. Click another page within your blog or forum, you've done it again -- cut in half again.

    Install their ClientExec software, and load it once, you now limited your CPU, memory, and processes to half of allocated.

    InMotion Hosting is the only web hosting company standing, from what I see on reviews. It seems like most other hosts have a few negative issues. Hostwinds is good for me right now as well. Those two I've had success with -- others, Arvixe and GreenGeeks, oversell resources. :(
    So you say Hostwinds sucks due to a lot of emails? lol. So far, I have not seen one negative review for Hostwinds, except of this. :(
     
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  7. ch8878

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    You must have not looked around then because there is plenty negative reviews.
     
  8. lavce469

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    Arvixe maybe is the cheapest hosting but it`s a shitty hosting, i`ve change it after two weeks of use.
     
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  9. Bostoncab

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    I have read a bunch of reviews for hostwinds myself that were negative but when the staff responds to them 99% of the time I wind up siding with hostwinds. They have been loyal to me as you can see from this thread.
     
  10. HaiiroNeko

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    Edited for privacy reasons.

    Summary: Arvixe suspended me for violating their hosting TOS even though the support said my sites and content are welcome at Arvixe before setting up the account.
     
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  11. Bostoncab

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    Wanna know how totally retarded I am? I forgot to cancel my paypal subscription and now I am going to have to speak to Arvixe the WORST hosting company in America, again in order to get my money back. [redacted] unreal.
     
  12. Bostoncab

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    At least they sent me back the $40 really quickly
     
  13. goodgrief999

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    I have been known to use one or two "pen names" when doing business on the web but Arvixe are uptight, butt clenching fascists -avoid them mate.
     
  14. goodgrief999

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    There are a whole series of servers coming into play now, but the web co-op is short of staff. I don't know if I am allowed to post links. ??????????????
    anyone?
    (14.95/yr unlimited reseller - seriously unlimited and backed up to a second server/ adult allowed)
     
  15. zigato

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    Arvixe - you get what you pay for. But glad to see they came onto this forum to say that they've refunded!

    For those who are seriously tight with their budget, I like HawkHost... cheap and cheerful. The only thing though is that they don't have phone support... which I guess keeps their prices down. I will be moving away from them though, as I have started using a local Australian cloud hosting service for my clients here. But they have served me generally quite well since ~2006.
     
  16. BlackhatBigfoot

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    I should have read this thread before buying Arvixe. It's completely worthless. Lucky for me I only paid for one month to try it. am asking for my money back immediately.