Premiumwebdesign.com is my First host review of 3 hosts for April 2011 webhostingstuff.com’s top 25. Another host that choose to try webhostingstuff.com’s advertising, perhaps they are not aware that makes them a top 25 host. Depending on how much they pay determines where in the top 25 they are. So if they choose to contact me like 1/4 the hosts have they can read http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/webhostingstuff-com-a-rigged-contest.html. Frankly anyone that tells me they did not know at this point have no excuses. Just by searching for webhostingstuff.com this site comes up on the first page of Google search engine results. This has been the case for at least 8 months.
The Premiumwebdesign.com / Hostgator.com connection
If you read my initial thoughts I thought that this host may very well be a reseller for hostgator.com.
To be honest I am not 100 percent sure they are a hostgator.com client, but the network whois tells me a bit of information that makes me think its hostgator.com, which is websitewelcome. There not the first host to have that in their network whois. Webinternethosting.com, has the same network whois and they are a hostgator.com customer. If you visit Hostgator.com you find they made a claim to websitewelcome: http://support.hostgator.com/articles/private-name-servers-setup “Many resellers choose to have their own name servers for appearance reasons. Using our anonymous name servers of ns1.websitewelcome.com and ns2.websitewelcome.com can be less professional looking for a hosting company.” I am not sure that by definition that websitewelcome.com is anonymous, as a simple search via Google.com I found that link. That and I really do not think that most people look at the dns of most sites unless they are a host. While I am not sure if Premiumwebdesign.com is on a dedicated account, I am certain of what they are not on because they have their own private dns. “If you have reseller, SEO, VPS, or Dedicated, you should have those IP’s listed in your welcome email. If not, simply contact HostGator so we can provide you with the correct IP’s.”
Here is why I think Premiumwebdesign.com is on webhostingstuff.com
As I stated in my initial write up, the down time webhostingstuff.com may be greater then what is actually listed because they ping only once every 6 hours or greater.
Premiumwebdesign.com has all 5 star review from all 14 reviews
Clearly on webhostingstuff.com, which seems to be the only place that has reviews for this hosting company are all 5 star reviews. The last host to do a review with them is still with them. But the last review was May 14, 2008. Worse yet That site is not active.
“Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error. More information about this error may be available in the server error log. Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.”
Google cache shows a site under construction page. The other sites that are on webhostingstuff.com have me wondering the legitimacy of the reviews. Because some of the same people have posted a review, granted it may be years later. Then in February 3rd and 4th of 2007 they got 6 reviews. But thats not all that makes me wonder.
But my biggest gripe with Premiumwebdsign.com – No up front terms of service
From the main page clicking on the “Services” tab and picking “Web Hosting” it took me 7 pages to find, but it turns out I could have found it on the first page I came from the tab. Most companies that don’t have the terms of service on the main page tend to have it on the same page you enter your credit car at. http://www.premiumwebdesign.com/wordpress/services/web-hosting/web-hosting-terms/ Where you find that the terms of service has been cut up and placed into several pages. This is the amount of text that they have before sending you off to navigate to pages that have no links to the other terms of service: “Premium Web Development, L.L.C. has a responsibility to protect each of our clients and provide the best service possible. The customer is expected to have a basic knowledge of how the Internet functions, the types of use which are generally acceptable on the Internet, and the types of use which are to be avoided. Common sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use. Also, common sense is the rule when uploading files during high traffic usage times on the Internet. Premium Web Design and Hosting offers space for your site on our servers and has nothing to do whatsoever with your access to reach our servers or the time it takes to upload, etc. The following guidelines were designed to ensure these services” Most hosts have the bulk of their terms of service, they don’t piece meal it through the site to make multiple pages. But I think I know why it was made in to separate pieces.
My personal take on Premiumwebdesign.com
The design and the domain are defiantly not choices I would have made. Regardless of it being a wordpress site, the design seems out of date. I don’t like turning a hosting site into a blog, where comments can be posted anywhere. A blog can defiantly enhance a site, it defiantly does that for hostgator.com. I am not sure I would want to make the main page of any site the place for anyone to post their comments. Esspecially with a comment such as: “Hi Glennette, I notice that from your greeting on this page (Dear Christian Business Owner,) you assume that everybody is a Christian. I have nothing against any religion. However, do you require all your clients to be Christians? Regards, Jim” While it appears the greeting has been removed, the comment is still there. Which leads into my whole separation of religion, politics, and business. Seldom do the three mix well together. Here you have Religion and politics on the main page. Clearly allowing the comments is for the sake of increasing search engine rankings. The hosting packages are not even up front. I can’t imagine many people can find out where to order a package on this site. Clearly they need to look at the competition to see how to actually sell hosting, as opposed to purchasing fake advertising from a so called top host review site. The terms of service is in my opinion a big problem, its not upfront its spread out to too many places when it should be linked to every page and the content for the terms of service should only be on one page. Its not easy to access as the “About Us” tab that takes you to a page that is just about one person. Which tends to make me wonder if Premiumwebdesign is a one person operation.