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[WARNING] Stay away from Hostinger

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Tanckom, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Tanckom

    Tanckom Power Member

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    Hello dear friends,

    so as the title says, stay away from hostinger.de or hostinger.co.uk ... I used one of their free-plans, and my website got "blocked" after one day usage with the redirect to their homepage: CPU LIMIT Exceeded.

    First of all, i know you should never use free host services, however even tough, you should get some minimum "service" for free hosting.

    After that, i contacted the support what this was about. They replied to me and said, you had to many visitors etc. ... However i only had 15 visitors after that one day. So they are completely "bullshitting" you.
    After i told them my view, and that they should remove that CPU limit, however to compensate that, they could also lower the bandwith from 100GB (who needs that much anyway) to 10GB Bandwith. By this they could gain "trust" in beeing a more reliable Host service, and via this they could get more customer to pay. I also explained them in some messages before that I WAS happy with their service, but that's past now, since after my suggestion, they simply closed my account.

    AGAIN: I know free host services do whatever they want. Still, I used bPlaced (free plan) for years, worked with support etc. and they we're friendly and professional(after 3 years, no accounts were closed or personal data were shared and still the same good service as you could see from a paid hosting plan, only disadvantage, which why i chosed hostinger for a short period, was php and curL). However by a suggestion deleting an account, that is simply some guy looking for fast money.
    So even with a paid plan, i wouldn't recommend to use their service, but one of the services from the Marketplaces here, or a more reliable "free" service.
     
  2. ddesigns

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    I use hosting for testing purpose for my web development projects and have face same problems couple of times, so now i have switched over to freehostia, they are good and support is awesome, you can try it if you want.
     
  3. newuser9999

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    Thanks for the heads up
     
  4. opahopa

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    Wow..sounds very bad. What kind of site you have been placed on it? With CMS or not?
    I have a few light sites on hostinger without cms. The only problem I had with them is lagging sometimes(Especially ftp lags)
     
  5. MangoBite

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    I use one WordPress site on hostinger.in it works fine. Free hosting don't offer much.
    But should work for website which don't get much visitor.
    Although I won't put my primary websites on a free hosting.
     
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    I had premium hosting on it. It was a disaster, crash and much more. Even with no limits on premium i had overdosed CPU Usage with site that had about 300 UU...
     
  7. Stitches and Burns

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    Thanks for the warning. Their site looks good but their services are not so good.
     
  8. TomBran

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    Their free hosting plan has 2000 MB of space and 100 GB of Bandwidth. How a new website's one day usage can exceed 100 GB of bandwidth with just 15 visitors. It means they are not providing what they are promising on their website. This is not good. They have lost many customers just by doing this.
     
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  10. Tanckom

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    WP site, without adsense or any monetizations plugins. Simply a website with a blog about some technical news.
     
  11. IceHD

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    I too wanted to use them at some point, but when I tried to update WordPress or any plugin guess what happened. Fucking 500 error each time, not to mention that I could get way better speed on a Rasberry Pi!
    Don't use them, get a digital ocean vps for 5$!
     
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    Good job. Thanks for keeping use away from this danger.
    Keep us update with this types of warning. These warning helps everyone to find a good way rather than using a dull way.
     
  13. shirish

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    What hostinger want is money, they are offering only 20% of the cpu power, and once they detect ur website is doing well they start putting their arm "cpu usage limit exceeded upgrade" u r not even allowed to logg in ur website and back it up, so poor
     
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    Don't dig the grave mate.. this post form March 2016
     
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    yep , i had some bad experience with them in the past , just dont go with them guys..
     
  16. artomka

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    I do my tests and stuff on 000webhost.

    Never had such problems, but they had some troubles with 1/5 of free users getting 404 error when accessing their websites few months ago...
     
  17. BlackSubliminal

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    Yes, free hosting resources with Histinger is very limited. However, I did have an excellent service when I upgraded to their paid hosting service.
     
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    Please guys, don't bump a 1-year old thread.
     
  19. Saief Mahmud

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    Free hosting can can only be used just for simple static sites. But working with CMS or dynamic something, it's never recommended.