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Playboyhost review

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by xixilee, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. xixilee

    xixilee Newbie

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    Hello guys, time has come to review my host.

    I'm with PlayboyHost.com for 1 month. Before that I never registered a domain and never hosted websites out of my PC, I just installed apache+tomcat at home and an university a few times to develop Java web applications. So, consider me as a noob user entering on this world and they having to deal with that.


    I decided to register a domain and pay a host, firstly because I was pissed with Yahoo's SMTP restriction and its POP3 blocking legitimate email at the same time I keep receiving tons of spam everyday. I wanted freedom to choose my email provider and my own domain with as many emails as I wanted.

    Since I was not going to use lots of storage (I don't need thousand of GB for each email either) nor bandwidth, I wanted a service as cheap as possible, with small storange and bandwidth, and still with unlimited email accounts, subdomains and addon domains: since the quantity of subdomains and addon domains doesn't increase host bugget, I don't see why to limit them.

    As a total noob and without looking for reviews, I found PlayboyHost on Google offering what I wanted, with good price(only $9.9/yeah) and still lot more storage/bandwith than I needed, and chose them for my domain and email house.


    Since then, I had great support, everything I couldn't do with cPanel (like DNS configs) they have been helping me, and sometimes when I was lost they did all they could to solve my problems. I can assure their support is very good and they are patient with noobs

    Their speed is the same of other websites I access and of yahoo when it comes to email download, I don't feel any difference. Nobody that accessed my site complained about speed. I also noticed their DNS servers are geographically separated from each other and from host, which is damn good.


    Everything was so easy and fast that I started to like it, and from a simple site I had with my PC configuration (which I used to host on geocities and transfered to my host to not let my domain empty), I created a blog first on blogspot and then transfered it to wordpress, added a few AdSense to it (which is still on US$0,00 and I may remove soon ) and I even was able to create other 2 subdomains with wordpress installed to test stuff. Everything easy and smart.

    I also registered a few other domains, one of them being a .br domain. Its registrar is very poor and require DNS server configured BEFORE releasing the domain to me, cPanel was not letting me add this domain and they helped me too.

    Another cool thing they helped me to do was let me redirect a subdomain to DNSExit.com, so that I can use my domain to point to my home dynamic IP.


    Well for me and my requirements PlayboyHost.com is almost perfect and Tony is really trying to help on support. I always talked only to him, on online chat and email.
    Good:
    1. support
    2. unlimited subdomains and addon domains
    3. geographically separated DNS servers
    4. speed
    5. SMTP and POP3 over SSL
    6. price

    Bad:
    • I need to contact support every time I need to do any DNS config
    • Live chat is not 24/7
    • I cant redirect all unused subdomains to root domain, to not let a wrong access return an error

    I will review it again with 6 months and when I renew contract.
     
  2. snakemebite

    snakemebite Registered Member

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    thanks for your review xixilee, but is there any downtime experiences in this host?
     
  3. xixilee

    xixilee Newbie

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    Eh...It seems 100% uptime.:D
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2010
  4. beatlesincor

    beatlesincor Junior Member

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    This review is totally wrong, I signed up with them, the top plan, promised unlimited domains, I login into the CP and try to add a domain, gives me an error "0 domains allowed!"

    Then I go to the client area to add a ticket, asks me to select the dept to submit ticket to and there are no options for dept to be selected!

    Total waste.
     
  5. xixilee

    xixilee Newbie

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