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Warning - Stay away from Hostmetro

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by akinbimattew, May 5, 2017.

  1. akinbimattew

    akinbimattew Newbie

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    I am here to let members aware.all that is cheap aren't glitters and no good for business.I lost alexa rank from 158k to 1.6m since I joined this host.

    bad servers failure each day, having spent money to redesign my mobile site , I was shocked when hostmetro wipe all data and claim they have disk failure. restored back almost a year backup.I am doomed.my site is forum.I lost members details updated post and topics which k have already ranked some on google page.this is sad.support is so useless.each day their is server failure, and data loss.

    I am in process of taking legal action and want to start afresh with a reliable hosting.
     
  2. HudsonWebServices

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    makerain Registered Member Premium Member

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    surely this is partly your fault for not backing things up yourself ?
     
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    I always recommend backing up your own data. Most host list it in TOS that they backups are a curtesy. But then again you would think they would have a production server with raid 10 or something and not a single drive so a singly disk failure would not wipe customers data out.

    Now granted if you are with a better host they will have more often backups than from a year out which seems odd.

    Always make your own backup each month only way to know for sure your protected.
     
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    ziplack Supreme Member

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    a forum admin makes daily REMOTE backups
    thats how we play
     
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    Not wanna be rude but you hoping some one shall keep your backups was foolish. It is your site, your money and your responsibility. Even if a host stated they back up my site all day in 3 different datacenters I'd still have my database copy on my HDD not older than a week.
     
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    1. golden rule when spending money - you get what you paid for. Or as my grammy said for something cheap we're too poor (I guess that saying translates bad from german)
     
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    Web hosting is RENTING space, when you have an appartment is its the appartment complex's responsibility to cover your stuff in case of a fire? You are responsible for backing and maintaining your own backups.
     
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    Dare I ask what legal action ?
    Presume you did read through the small print, the smaller print and the tiny / impossible to decipher print before signing the contract ?

    They'll have a get out re backing up, data loss etc all buried in there, no doubt.

    Live and learn my friend.