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Hosting Review Summary – Webhostingstuff.com April 2011 top 25 list in review

April is the last month I will be doing a hosting review summary on webhostingstuff.com’s top 25.  Partly because some where towards the end of the month the top 25 was done away with and a new system was put into place.  The system pretty much depended on how much credits each provider has left and how much they want to bid for each spot.

but more about that in another post.

For April 2011 there were three new hosts, and one host that had 2 of its negative reviews removed.

Hosting review summary for April 2011

When I first wrote up my hosting review summary I found 2 hosts that on the surface looked like they had downtime issues.  Another host did not have much on the surface.  Frankly if they did not send some unnamed rep the post would have been a pretty dry and stale one.  I do appreciate that hosting companies take the time to read my hosting review. I hope that they can take something from it, and that it will discourage them from using fake review sites, and engage in honest marketing.  Even still if they don’t agree with me, it often enhances a post.  I am willing to let Michael Low comment as well, his counter argument has always been welcome.   Because unlike him, I am not going to block him from visiting my site, and commenting on my review of his hosting review site.

Summary Hosting Review for Premiumwebdesign.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/premiumwebdesign-com-hostgator-com-customer.html

This is one of those hosts that I feel will never get beyond being anything more then a small host.  There are too many quirky things that will keep it from being a mid level host.  For one the allowing comments all over the site, lacks a degree of professionalism.  Ordering an account seems to be a confusing process as it is not exactly not up front clear where to go to order, which makes me wonder how anyone can order an account.  I suppose you could argue that it cuts down fraud, but not every one likes to contact someone to order, especially legitimate people.  The terms of service are buried deep in the ordering process, and not linked on the bottom of every page like most hosts will do.  But the hidden terms of service get worse when you find that its broke up in to several parts on other pages, I can only guess this was done to increase search engine ranking as a privacy policy is clearly visible, from what I understand Google is supposed to like those when spidering your site.   Every hosting review I see seems a bit forced, not to mention repeated over time.

As I stated before I feel that the reason I found this host on the top 25 had to deal with up time as webhostingstuff.com indicated.

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I also get the feeling based on the owner being the only one to respond to comments through various parts of the site that this is a single person operation.

Summary Hosting Review for Winhost.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/winhost-com.html


I have to say that this was not a host that I found interesting while I did  a review on them, for that matter it seemed pretty dry.   The funny thing is the same day, right after I got my screen shots they got a second review.  Which is a good thing considering the first one was over a year old, and the domain was expired.  But while there was only one positive review on webhostingstuff.com at the time, there were 17 reviews on web-hosting-top.com where 7 good, 9 bad, and one neutral.    Though in my opinion its 10 negative as the neutral reviewer migrated to another host because of the issues they had.

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This is another of those hosts that use webhostdir.com, and they feel there is no need for you to see numbers, or data of any other kind to prove they are a top host.

I think the most interesting thing about this post was not the post itself but that I got a comment from some unnamed rep from winhost.com.  As he/she was not willing to point me to where this ppc / advertising was taking place at.  Also that webhostingstuff.com does not claim to be a review site, without an individual customer hosting review webhostingstuff.com would have far less pages.  Just guessing but I suspect over 90% of the content is customer reviews alone.  As for dealing with clients, I have to wonder how long a defensive measure with customer complaints will serve them.  But this was the host that had me going back to webhostingstuff.com to find out what happen to the top 25, and for one page only I got to see from my home location that the top 25 was gone, after going to a friends house I found that there were definite changes that I will cover in my next post.

Summary Hosting Review for Jixhost.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/jixhost-com-home-of-the-very-limited-guarantee.html

This is a host where its pretty clear that webhostingstuff.com rounds up on its hosting review(s),  despite 2 negative reviews and one positive review this company gets a 3 out of 5 star rating.   9 out of the 10 reviews are negative, and 7 out of the 10 are in regards to down time.  Though it may very well be 10 as I did not want to trigger another block by trying to look at each review in detail.

What bothered me with this host was the claim of :

No risk 30 day Money Back Guarantee!

But the terms of service which could easily be found, and in my opinion lacking detail state:

Our 30 day refund policy excludes reseller plans, vps, servers, domains, SSL certificates and plans paid for longer then 1 month and accounts that are suspended or terminated for abuse. We can not refund unused portions of your plan;

Which clearly meant that only on a certain plan, and as long as you did not pay more then a month you got this guarantee.  If you found the service not to your liking during the 30 days and you purchased more then a month or a plan not covered by the guarantee (which appears to be only their business plan), your labeled a host jumper.  This was explained to me by the a chat operator.  Frankly people who I consider host jumpers were more likely to purchase monthly plans then they were to purchase longer terms.

It has been fun debunking the top 25 hosting review(s) of webhostingstuff.

Jixhost.com – Home of the very limited Guarantee

Jixhost.com is my 3rd host review of 3 hosts for April 2011 webhostingstuff.com’s top 25.  This may very well be the last host I review on webhostingstuff.com’s top 25.  Because Webhostingstuff.com removed the top 25, as you can see if you read the exchange between me and the unknown agent of winhost.com.

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/winhost-com.html

More about that in another post.  Off the top of my head I suppose I should be reading the positive reviews, but there is only one, and it appears that they changed their dns the same day as the review.

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Jixhost.com has down time

Like the first host this host had signs of downtime.  Which does not show up on the webhostingstuff.com tracked down time. But its in the reviews.  I think its safe to assume that this host keeps its main site separate from its customers, unless of coarse the downtime some how happen in between the gaps of when webhostingstuff.com pings.  From March 2010 to Febuary 2011 there are 10 reviews, and only one of them have anything nice to say.  Since Webhostingstuff.com triggers a block if too many inquiries are done I can only see 7 out of 9  of the negative reviews complain about down time.

I figured I would go to web-hosting-top.com to see if the same is true.  Between January 2010 to present there are three complaints in regards to downtime and I find 6 complaints.  But I find myself questioning the legitimacy of the negative reviews.   Not because of another host with a Generic Rep that too often states “The above is not a valid review due to the domain and name never being a client of JixHost. — jixhost.com representative“.   That just points out there lack of being able to deal with customers on a public forum.  Its the broken English, and no not the broken English that happens with many of my posts where I do things in a hurry and not like I did when I was in college and feared bad grades from my professors.   Maybe I am wrong and these are non-English Customers.  After all I had a lot of customers that went to Google to translate, while Google is great at translating a lot is lost in translation.

But there are two things the reviews tell me to do

  • See what I find when I search for results on Google – “Search and read about Jixhost.com over the internet just to see how bad is the service
  • Try out the chat system because “Live chat = live silence! You

Chat with Jixhost.com

Chat sessions for me have been a point where I am not sure how to proceed.  At some point I hope to have a formula set up when I do chats.  But its not always so simple, especially with this host.  This is the first chat where I see:

If you have general questions and would like to chat with our representatives, feel free to do so below.

But the site did give me a a question to ask.

Benjamin:Am I correct in reading if I purchase more then a monthly plan I will not be eligible for a refund?

Welcome Benjamin! Your request has been directed to the Pre-Sales Questions department. Please wait for our operator to answer your call.
Call accepted by operator JixHost. Currently in room: Benjamin, JixHost.

JixHost:Which plan were you interested in?
Benjamin:I am looking at your terms of service
Benjamin:which clearly state: 7. Our 30 day refund policy excludes reseller plans, vps, servers, domains, SSL certificates and plans paid for longer then 1 month and accounts that are suspended or terminated for abuse. We can not refund unused portions of your plan;
JixHost:correct
Benjamin:so if I purchase a year, there is no refund possible
JixHost:Correct
Benjamin:thats not a very good selling point
JixHost:tHERE ARE REASONS FOR THAT
JixHost:sorry
JixHost:for caps
Benjamin:and those reasons are?
JixHost:In the hosting industry there are whats commonly known as “host hoppers”
JixHost:We prefer to spend our time and resources with serious clients
JixHost:this is why we have the policy in place.
JixHost:It deters
Benjamin:well there are people like me that generally stay with a host until things go wrong, and usually I pay annually or better.  But I can’t say this part of the terms of service encourages me that nothing will go wrong
Benjamin:and a host hopper is just as likely to jump on smaller terms
JixHost:One can choose to go monthly
JixHost:We do not require any duration
Benjamin:Well thank you for your time, but your reasoning does not convince me to try your program.
JixHost:ok, have a good night.
JixHost:”try”
JixHost: case and point
Benjamin:pardon?
JixHost:Its works
JixHost:
JixHost:Is there anything else?
Benjamin:No, have a good day.
JixHost:You too. Good bye

The chat with Jixhost went a little funky if you ask me

I have been bothered by their guarantee system because on the main page they say:

Just a few of the many reasons why you should choose JixHost as your hosting provider!

  • Over 5 years in business!
  • FREE private name servers!
  • FREE billing system (phpcoin)!
  • Powerful CloudLinux 4 CPU core servers!
  • No risk 30 day Money Back Guarantee!
  • Over 99% uptime track record!
  • FREE Templates, Softaculous, Fantastico, RV Site Builder PRO and more!
  • 24/7/365 Email, Ticketing & Live Support!
  • SSL Secure environement!
  • Complete backups of your data on a seperate drive!
  • FREE instant setup on all accounts!
  • FREE domain reseller account with it’s website!

Which is not honest, its only to non-reseller plans and only if you purchase under monthly terms as I clearly showed on what I think is a really weak terms of service.  If you pay more then a year and find their service is bad then there is no recoarse.  I have to wonder how many charge backs they have incurred because of their anti-host jumper philpospy.

Do they have over 5 years in business?

Well the domain is just shy a few months from 3 years.  I would love to hear the story behind that, not to mention why there is a video on Jixhost for Softlayer.

Search engine results bring me to:

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=718377

http://www.ecotarget.com/technology/internet-technology/web-development/never-host-with-jixhost-com

There are other things I have found but I am not sure I would rather repost the links,  I looked by just jixhost.com and jixhost.com sucks.  I think its safe to say that I have not seen the same results on any other host.  Jixhost is on my watch list.

Winhost.com – Will a single review convince you?

Winhost.com is my Second host review of 3 hosts for April 2011 webhostingstuff.com’s top 25.  Looking at webhostingstuff.com I can’t say I could see a whole lot wrong with this site.  The affiliate commissions are reasonable.  Unlike the last host terms of service link are located on every page.  The design is fairly simple, not an eye sore, and while I admit to not migrating to every page seems straight forward on where to go to get hosting, support, and other services. I can’t speak much on the subject of widows hosting.  After all I sold Plesk, cPanel, and bare bones Linux.  Plesk of coarse my preferred choice.  My review will be based off of webhostingstuff.com, winhost.com, web-hosting-top.com, and webhostdir.com

Winhost.com has one and only one review

Well they only have one review with webhostingstuff.com, but that review was over a year ago.  Also the domain is expired.   Clearly the only reason that they are on the top 25 has nothing to do with being a top host as the reviews are slim.

Winhost.com has 17 reviews with web-hosting-top.com

According to web-hosting-top.com:

There are 17 total Win Host reviews and this company is listed on web-hosting-top.com since 2009. 7 customers found winhost.com a good provider and 9 as bad (1 were neutral).

So 9 out of those 17 reviews are negative.   The one review that counts as a neutral review, really does not seem to be neutral as it made the reviewer choose another host.   Though I suggest checking those positive reviews, because they have 2.5 stars in some areas like support making me wonder why there was no questions to people that posted the low rating on what could be done to improve things.  One review in particular sticks out to me.

http://www.web-hosting-top.com/reviews/winhost.com/14295

For some reason the rep of winhost.com is under the impression that the downtime that was complained about happened the day before the complaint or only a short time.  If anything this is a rep I would not have doing damage control as too much time is spent in trying to make it look like its the customer.  Though I am sure with the details in the email and the first name of the customer should be some clues to who the customer might be.

And the webhostdir.com award goes to winhost.com

Web hosting directory seems like a scam, after all the one thing they do not provide is numbers, details, or anything that validates why someone got an award.  While winhost.com is willing to post the awards on their site, they don’t link directly to this link:

http://www.webhostdir.com/search/profile.aspx?spid=16999

Where you find they have won the “Most Popular” August 2009 – March 2011.  You would think that would be something to brag about.

But if you look below you see this option to vote now where you give a name, email, and comments.  I have to wonder if this is one of those things where you can pay someone to create fake votes.  You can do with YouTube videos.  For that matter I know a company that sales you people to like your company on Facebook, I think it was something like $35 to get 500 people to like your company.  There are even ways to fake your twitter followers.  Which is far cheaper then trying to do it the right way.

Now while I do not know that the reviews were faked on winhost, I don’t see anything such as dates when posted and domains hosted to prove they are real.

Premiumwebdesign.com – Hostgator.com customer

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-setupMany 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

hosting review 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, [email protected] 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.

Hosting Review sites – Webhostingstuff.com – April 2011 top 25 list

Unlike last month where there were no hosts to write a hosting review on,  webhostingstuff.com offers me 3 new hosts  for April 2011 to write a hosting review on.  Not to mention a point where they deleted negative feed back for one of their so called “advertising” customers.  Webhostingstuff.com is still blocking me from reading their hosting review site, but  that does not mean I don’t get screenshots.  Some of the most interesting shots (asides for proof they remove feed back) have me wondering if they bought advertising from webhostingstuff.com because they recently had down time.  Another host I have not even looked at and will get more insight when I write up this surface report, or perhaps when I write up its indvidual post.  So in sum 1 host had its negative feed back deleted, 2 hosts had a recent sting of downtime, and 1 host that I see nothing on the surface.

Webhostingstuff.com’s Hosting Review for hosts in the 1 – 10 spots for April 2011

Off the first 1 – 10 hosts I have 2 hosts to write a hosting review on.  If I I could get away with it I would have someone get me all the screen shots of all the reviews for Hostgator, at this time they only have one negative review, but I tend to doubt that when you average the reviews that they have a 5 star review.  Iweb.com on the other hand for some bizarre reason is still on the top 25 list despite our previous discussion.  The problem with him purchasing advertising is that it outlines his customers complaints.  What is the point in having a hosting review site show case your site, when its only averaging 3 out of 5 stars?

The pre-hosting review for Premiumwebdesign.com number 4 out of 25 on Webhostinstuff.com’s top host list

There are many parts to this host that I can say I don’t like, most of which from the main page of that site that I will cover in my post.   The network whois tells me that they are hosted on theplanet, though I suspect they are a Hostgator.com reseller.  But here is the first host that makes me wonder if down time may have been a cause for buying the so called “advertising” with webhostingstuff.com.

Now to be upfront I have only taken a snap shot of January 2010 to this month (April 2011).  The worst of the down time actually starts In January 2010, where they had almost a day of down time.  October 2010 there was almost 6 hours of down time, and January 2011 not that far away there was 4 minutes short of 11 hours of down time.

Though if you understand how Webhostingstufff.com tracks uptime it may very well have been more then what was listed.  Supposedly the system they use pings a site every 6 hours or so hours.  If it pings a site that is no online it amps up the frequency of pings till the site comes back online.   I have heard some people say that system will logically track any down time.   But here is where the logic comes apart, what if a cron job crashes a server and the server is brought back up between the pings.   I had a few dedicated customers that had this problem, where they had purchased a third party back up script, and when 3 am came around for some bizarre reason 5 dedicated servers crashed in sync.  After three days and 4 hours of down time a day, we had angry customers that demanded we fix the issue, I also had a ulcer developing from fear of defective equipment.  Further investigation proved it was not hardware, but a software issue.    But down time can mean nothing, after all I never hosted my clients on the same server as the hosting companies site.  In some cases a hosting company may have been on more then one server.  Still I had a lot of reasons for not housing my customers on the same server as my site.  I suspect that Premiumwebdesign.com is a hostgator.com reseller, so their Premiumwebdesign.com’s down time is their customers down time.

The pre-hosting review for winhost.com number 10 out of 25 on Webhostinstuff.com’s top host list

What sticks out to me is that there is only one review, but the whois says this domain is 10 plus years old.   Webhostingstuff.com says that uptime has been tracked since September 2009.   If you look at the waybackmachine for July 2007 you will see that this domain had one of those pay per click place holders.   It also shows a graphic that says the domain may have been for sale. http://classic-web.archive.org/web/*/winhost.com

Since this is a host on webhostingstuff.com, lets see what the reviews……….. I mean review has to say.

So its been more then a year since they received a review, and the who is information says this domain does not exist.

Webhostingstuff.com’s Hosting Review for hosts in the 11 – 20 spots for April 2011

Here comes the proof that Webhostingstuff.com deletes negative feed back for paying customers.  If you look at Infinite Networks You see they have a three star out of five from 4 reviews.  Problem was when I found them in October 2010 they had 4 stars and 6 reviews.

infinitie

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/infinitie-net.html

The pre-hosting review for Jixhost.com number 18 out of 25 on Webhostinstuff.com’s top host list

On the surface you would not think anything is wrong, though that 3 out of 5 star uptime review is troubling.  Which is also their average rating for the last 6 months.  Looking at the reviews on webhostingstuff.com it confirms that webhostingstuff.com does like to round up on reviews.   I am betting I will find more when I do the full review, as there is a lot on just webhostingstuff.com.  But from the reviews its clear that this host does not share the same server as its clients or webhostingstuff.com is pings are missing the down time.

Webhostingstuff.com’s Hosting Review for hosts in the 21 – 25 spots for April 2011

So far not much new with the 21 – 25 spots.

While webhostingstuff.com wants you to trust them I am going to show they don’t know how to  make a reliable hosting review site

Webhostingstuff.com – A Rigged Contest

I been meaning to for sometime now write up a post to high light why I write reviews about hosts that appear on webhostingstuff.com’s top 25 list.  Mostly because I have hosts that contact me after I do a post and tell me I had no right to do a review on them because I did not use their services.  For some reason they either don’t know that I know, or they don’t know themselves that the “advertising” they paid for actually is a bidding contest between other hosts.  The proof of why a host is a top host is not there.  Data that breaks down the numbers is absent, there are no facts to tell you why one host was better then another.   Some of the sites that are on there don’t have any reviews from customers.  A few don’t even have a 80% approval from their customers.   Webhostingstuff.com wants the consumer  to take their word for it.   I want the consumer to kick the tires so to speak, as a little doubt is a good thing and protects you from a bad deal. While I have lost my original screen shots and email from when I first started the video that gave my site its initial boost of traffic, almost a year of looking at every host that appears on this so called top 25 list gives me the data to prove that the system was rigged.  Which at this time is 61 going to 64 hosts this month that appeared on webhostingstuff.com at one point or another in my monthly reviews.  So if you are reading this, here is where my right to review any host that appears on webhostingstuff.com  top 25.

How effective is your “advertising”, if webhostingstuff.com is blocking people from coming to your site?

The point of advertising is to get as much exposure as possible right? If you had the choice of a billboard ad on a small town in the middle of no where or a 1 minute ad on some hugely popular reality show which do you choose?  It does not take any business guru to tell you which you want.    A few months after I started taking snap shots and doing a monthly posts on webhostingstuff.com they started blocking my location.  Perhaps in part because I let them know what my provider was.   But it not just my location, its been other friends around the world and their communities because they started taking screen shots.  It seems to be triggered after as little as one inquiry.    Its also been people that have no connection to me at all.  Despite their blocking me more people are volunteering to take screen shots for me.  So even though they may block someone, someone else is getting through and getting me the screen shots I ask for.

But the real question is if they have nothing to hide, then why would they block anyone?  The answer to that is their own data shows why you should not choose many of the hosts that appear on their top 25 list.

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/webhostingstuff-is-blocking-me.html

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Can you afford to pay a site that blocks people that may be looking for hosting?

I7net, the one host on webhostingstuff.com’s top 25 that was not even online

I first found i7net on webhostingstuff.com in June 2010, the problem was it was not even online.  Between June to November of 2010 the site appeared between the 21 – 25 spots.

June 2010 – http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/webhostingstuff-com-top-25-best-hosts-for-june-2010.html

September 2010 – http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/webhostingstuff-september-2010-top-25-list.html

October 2010 – http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/webhostingstuff-october-2010-top-25-list.html

November 2010 – http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/webhostingstuff-november-2010-top-25-list.html

Granted those are not the only posts I did on i7net.  But if you search webhostingstuff.com you will find nothing.

By December 2010, Webhostingstuff.com’s Michel Low must have finale paid attention to my blog because I7net is missing from his data base, well more like deleted from the directory.  It seems almost like an attempt to sweep this mistake under the rug and hope that many people did not notice this mistake.  It may very well be over looked.  Its not like I have huge amounts of traffic coming in (though it increases with time), and truth be told I may be the only one that finds I7net fascinating.  Traffic is not that great for the topic i7net,  but this is my best argument for not using webhostingstuff.com.  I can not help but say that I7net was the dead canary no one bothered to look at while browsing for a host.  Though while i7net may no longer be in the data base I have screen shots showing that they were indeed there in the top 21 – 25, and that webhostingstuff.com even knew about the down time.

Ioxhost.co.uk – the first host to admit the system is rigged

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/hosts-that-use-exposed-reviews/ioxhost-co-uk.html

This year I made a host mad because I posted the owner’s emails stating  “I agree with you the webhostingstuff website is missleading where itsays “top 10..” when its not based on anything apart from there bid.”  I did this because even though he knew it was rigged he choose to go back to using it.

Later on I would have other hosts such as Corn husker tech that admitted to buying the advertising.  I also have another host that while not admitting on my blog he was paying for advertising has admitted to me privately in email while disclosing another review site that operates on “the pay to play concept”.   Granted my non-disclosure depends on the fact that I never find that host on another so called review site.  But if you choose to contact me via email I reserve the right to post your comments on my blog.

How about a host that wrote their own review? Like Webinternethosting.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/webinternethosting.html

Asides for being a customer of Hostgator.com this host broke one of the rules:

http://reviews.webhostingstuff.com/

If “positive” reviews have been removed from your company profile, here are some common reasons:

  • The original reviewer asked us to remove their review in writing.
  • Review was found to be inappropriate.
  • You posted your own fake positive reviews!

Also “WebHostingStuff takes a firm stance against web hosts that attempt to post fake positive reviews. Enforcement actions include termination of listing and blacklisting on our site.“.

WebInternetHosting

Since September 1, 2010 I contacted Michael Low and he of coarse blocked me.  This review is still up.

Perhaps if this host had been smart enough to not include that site on their BBB record, I would never have found it.

WebInternetHosting

You will find hosts out there that have had their positive reviews deleted, hosts that do not pay for the so called “advertising”.

Then there are companies that I have found online for three months or less on the top 25 list: hostinglocker.com, 10looniehost.ca, hosthttp.net, and spacenets.com come to mind

Before I go off into ramble here, I want to make it clear that I have no problem with new hosts.  Every company had to start some where.  There is also the chance that a new host could take the industry by storm, in this market thats always a possibility.  One company that comes to mind is justhost.com which did just that, but unfortunately that was one host that got a false start and was even at one point on webhostingstuff.com.  Strangely enough they left the webhostingstuff.com top 25 host list after I started the blog with other hosts that are owned by Endurance International Group (Fatcow.com and iPage.com).   This is about new hosts that were/are paying for “advertising” with webhostingstuff.com.  New hosts which at the time had zero reviews when they first appeared on webhostingstuff.com.  Would you not think customers would have some say in rather a host is good or not?  Also would you not think a host would have some time under its belt before being a top host?  Considering I recommend no less then 30 days guarantee (you will find me repeating that often).

Hostinglocker.com is the first time I found a host that is online less then a month

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/hostinglocker.html

This was a host I found on the top 25 for November 17, 2010, if you look at their whois record you can see the site was up less then 30 days before getting the number 11th spot out of 25.

hostinglocker

10looniehost.ca

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/10looniehost-ca.html

Its a host that offers a 7 day guarantee, which I will never recommend.   If a host offers less then 30 days, I suggest avoiding that host.

10looniehost

While their whois info says the domain was created July 2010, but webhostingstuff.com indicates that they started keeping track of uptime 12/15/2010.

Spacenets.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/spacenets-com.html

Despite having purchased the domain October 2010, the site does not appear to have gone live till February 2011

Spacenets

Hosthttp.net

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/hosthttp-net.html

Another host that had been online less then 30 days, for that matter 16 days by the time I did my review on them.   Somehow they managed to beat out Siteground who was in the 20th spot, by being in the 13th spot.  Worst yet they don’t have a valid phone number.

hosthttp

Is that that all that is wrong with webhostingstuff.com?

The answer to that is no, there are so many more hosts that serve as an example to not trust this top 25 list.  But if you want proof  here are a  few more:

Firedragonhosting.com:  http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/firedragonhosting.html

First I have to ask if this host was on the top 25, why was Godaddy.com not on the top 25 list?  After all this is a Wild West Domains reseller which is owned by godaddy.com.  Worst yet it appears this host is putting his customers domains in his name.

Mochahost.comhttp://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/hosting-reviews/mochahost-com-is-the-worst-host-check-this-review-out-before-you-buy.html

All I can say is read the reviews from customers on my post, and other review sites.

Avahost.com and Siteground.com: Its not hard to be on top, when you own your own fake hosting review site.

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/avahost.html

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/siteground.html

Both of which own their own so called review site where amazingly they are always the top host with their top 10 sites.

Avahost.com owns cheap-web-hosting-review.com

Siteground.com owns  besthostdirectory.com

Ampheon.co.uk

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/ampheon-co-uk.html

The first thing I found was that 5 out of the 9 reviews they show cased on their site were not even hosted with ampheon.co.uk.  Which can be explained by the fact that only a small area of the main page of the site is dedicated to hosting.  There is no direct link to a secure support area on the main page, you have to navigate around the site to find it.  This is a company that treats hosting as a secondary operation if even that, which can find out when you read what “out of hours” means.

customers using this service without the appropriate support agreement will be charged £125 per hour, pro-rata to a minimum billing period of 15 minutes if an urgent response is required before the beginning of the next working day.

While I may not know how much the pound is compared to the dollar at this time (though I know one pound is more then one dollar) 125 pounds that sound like a lot of money compared to what other hosts would charge, when most do not for 24 / 7 service.

……………. and the list goes on of hosts that at one time or another appeared on Webhostingstuff.com’s top 25 list

The webhostingstuff.com / hostaz.com connection

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/hostaz.html

But this is a site that claims to be against the top 10 list methodolgy:

Unlike some dubious “top 10 hosting sites”  that promote web hosts based on affiliate commissions, our fair and honest ranking system helps visitors find the real top web hosting companies.

So in short trust this site of mine not my other site?  Hostaz.com is one of those sites driven by affiliate commissions. Both Webhostingstuff.com and Hostaz.com are owned by Michael Low.

Does webhostingstuff.com delete negative feed back?

The answer to that is yes, and I will be pointing the proof in my April 2011 review of which host of the 25 had 2 negative reviews deleted driving its two out of five star rating to a three out of five star rating.  Which means I need to start copying feed back of customers which you will see starting this month with my monthly reviews of WHS.

Ask yourself, do you really want to do business with a site that fakes your rank?  Better yet do you want your company associated with the hosts that I have listed?  Webhostingstuff.com is only the first of hosting review sites I plan, and I am already in the works of new methods of digging up the truth.

Do you still have to ask why I wrote a review about your hosting company because you appeared on webhostingstuff still?

Hosting Reviews Exposed – Webhostingstuff.com March 2011 top 25 list

For March 2011 there will not be any new hosting reviews there are no hosts that I have not reviewed on webhostingstuff.com’s top 25 for this month.  Which works to my advantage as I have had issues with Dell and Eset that have delayed me from posting this month, not to mention several other projects in the works (2 of which are just for hosting-reviews-exposed.com .  But that does not mean there is nothing to look at with this top 25 hosting reviews list.  Unlike last month, there are actually 25 hosts.   For this months post while it will only be one post, its more of a re-review of hosts that have contacted me or have had frequent updates on my previous posts.

Webhostingstuff.com is blocking me from looking at their hosting reviews

Its gotten really hard finding a friend some where around the world that is not being blocked after only one or two page clicks.  Still that does not mean that I am not able to look at webhostingstuff.com’s hosting reviews.   While I do enjoy encouraging paranoia with this company I am no longer going to mention where people are doing screen shots for me.  But if they are blocking me and many others, those that paid for so called advertising fees are not getting what they paid for.   But lets face it, if webhostingstuff.com was honest about their hosting reviews there would be no reason to block me or anyone.  They would not be afraid to let me and anyone else put their system to the test.

Hosting reviews for March 2011 on webhostingstuff.com 1 – 10

Arivixe.com number one host for March 2011 with webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/hosting-reviews/review-arvixe-is-arvixe-com-bad-host%C2%A0arvixe-sucks-complaints.html

When I first did a review about this company I did a short review because I found a disturbing trend where they were trolling any place that had negative hosting reviews from customers.  I tend to believe they were trolling my blog because of the person who wrote: “I’m not Arvand, and I’m not a fan of Arvixe”, despite the criticism of Arvand, there seemed to be alot of harsh critisim of the client complaint I highlighted.  I love how people that claim they are no way associated with this company, go on the attack of whatever negatively effects the company they are not part of.   Perhaps they would be willing to buy my Ocean front property here in Arizona.

One comment I missed with web-hosting-top.com hosting reviews:

Hello,

I’m sorry that you feel we are a scam. Your site was attacked through a DDoS by your own visitors. We suggested that you identify the cause of this and remedy it through proper website management and you refused to work with us and blamed our systems for the fact that your site was getting attacked.

Our job is to protect our systems and make sure that all users on the server have a positive experience.

Therefore, your account was suspended and a full refund was sent back. … — arvixe.com representative

Here are my thought on that:

1. How do they know it was the Visitors?
2. If it was the customers fault, why did they issue a refund?

It seems like they have discontinued their responses to negative feedback on hosting reviews after my first post.  But amazingly webhostingstuff.com is the only place to not have any negative hosting reviews.

Hostgator.com number two host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/unlimited-hosting/hostgator-bad-web-host-read-honest-hostgator-review.html

For some bizzare reason I have been accused of aiding this host for “google bombing with fake websites and prolifically self-aggrandizing” (http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2010/Oct/466 )with my first post on this company.  The author  does not respond to my emails, nor apparently did they bother to read my post.  I did not give Hostgator any positive hosting reviews.  If there ever was a host that I would not like, it would be this host.

Amazingly this month they have a negative hosting review to go with the rest of the hosting reviews on webhostingstuff.com this month.

Granted it only took a little more then a year to get a review on webhostingstuff.com.  But alot seems to be changing with webhostingstuff.com since I started doing monthly my own  hosting reviews.

Myhosting.com number three host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/myhosting.html

This site is back on the so called top 25 hosting reviews list.  Despite this its still averaging 3 out of 5 star approval on Webhostingstuff.com.

At this time I have received no responses on this host.

Site5.com number four host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/site5-sucks.html

At this time I have no feed back from anyone on this site, unlike Hostgator.com this site appears to get regular hosting reviews.

Lfchosting.com number five host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/lfc-hosting.html

This is a bit of an oddity.  The choose to contact me in regards to my review, and for some reason wordpress marked their comment as spam.  They later contacted me via email and I posted their comment as well as my response.  I made it clear that the reason that I only reviewed their company because they were dealing with one of many hosting reviews sites, webhostingstuff.com in particular whom I have a vested interest in exposing. The strange part is that for some time they had not been on the top 25 list, and when they had contacted me they were not on the list.  But a month after their comment and my response clearly indicating I only reviewed them because they bought advertising by webhostingstuff.com.  I have to wonder why they are back on this fake hosting reviews site.

Kvchosting.com number six host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/kvchosting.html

At this time I have no feed back from anyone on this site, unlike Hostgator.com this site appears to get regular hosting reviews.

Mochahost.com number seven host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/hosting-reviews/mochahost-com-is-the-worst-host-check-this-review-out-before-you-buy.html

When I first reviewed this host I have to say I was filled with a bit of disgust when I read one customer review that was later countered by someone at Mochahost.com decided to attack the customer by using their relgion against them.  At this point I have seen not postive feed back on my site.  But for that matter even though the negative feed back is strangly absent unlike other review sites like http://www.hostingsthatsuck.com/mochahost-sucks/

Where there is a disclaimer hidden far enough to still get affilate commisions:

Updated: Due to the more recent negative comments and feedbacks from our visitors, we are now also recommending an alternative hosting plan byMyHosting.com. See below for their custom-fit packages priced from only $4.84 monthly! You pay for what you need and all packages come with cPanel and eCommerce-ready support. Our MyHosting review is as good, if not better than about the above webhost. If you have any doubt at all about the above web hosting service, get MyHosting instead. If you are asking for another webhost recommendation, MyHosting.com is your answer.

Iweb.com number eight host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/hosting-reviews/iweb-technologies-inc-iwebs-com.html

I think the exchange on that post explains their philosophy on hosting reviews.  My satisfaction is that they remove the “since 1996” because of that post.

Omnis.com number nine host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/omnis-review-does-omnis-com-suck-omnis-web-hosting-review.html

At this time I have no feed back from anyone on this site, unlike Hostgator.com this site appears to get regular hosting reviews.

Scalahosting.com number ten host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/uncategorized/scalahosting-is-there-dirt-on-scalahosting-com.html

There have been no comments up this month.  Though I am not sure how “the claim of a website being deleted that might just have been a bad luck.” helps their case.

Hosting reviews for March 2011 on webhostingstuff.com 11 – 20

Hosthttp.net number eleven host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/hosthttp-net.html

2 months online yet no reviews anywhere.  You would think a host that has been deemed a top host would have some validity to its ranking.

Spacenets.com number twelve host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/spacenets-com.html

Another host that amazingly has been online for just a few months.  While they do not have alot of hosting reviews……. well they actually just had one review this month.

Hostek.com number thirteen host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/hostek.html

Ok there are reviews on my site, but the problem is the pro hostek.com hosting reviews did not leave valid contact emails or websites.  sites behind them don’t exist.

Condorhosting.com number fourteen host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/condorhosting.html

While there is one comment, it had not postive or negative feed back for this host.

Serversanddomains.com number fifteen host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/serversanddomains.html

No comments at this time.

Wooservers.com number sixteen host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/wooservers.html

This burstnet reseller was not too happy with me as you can read in the comments.  For some strange reason they expected me to delete, change, or not allow them to post comments.  But the one thing they did not do was explain the advertising fees that allows them to be at the top of a fake hosting reviews website.

Infiniti.net number seventeen host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/infinitie-net.html

Here is a host that thinks I have no right to write a review about them just because I never used them.  I doubt that webhostingstuff.com has used them.  Even with that said the reviews at webhostingstuff.com clearly do not back this host being a top 25 host when it has a 2 out of 5 star rating.   Honestly if I was Infiniti.net, I would stop paying for advertising atleast until I got the 2 star rating up to atleast 4 or 5.

Gigapros.com number eighteen host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/gigapros.html

No comments at this time, other in relation to their use of ratepoint.com

Yaspe.com number nineteen host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/yaspe.html

No comments at this time.

Siteground.com number twenty host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/siteground.html

Unfortunatly at this point just a question on how to cancel their account.  I had hoped to get more comments then I have right now.

Hosting reviews for March 2011 on webhostingstuff.com 11 – 20

10looniehost.ca number twenty one host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/10looniehost-ca.html

Another host that does not have alot of hosting reviews, for that matter they only have one.  Interestingly enough it comes from a site thats 4 days younger then the review.

The host contacted me the same day I was working on their review.  But they never responded to my email to clarify any part of my review.

Layersevenhosting.com number twenty two host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/layersevenhosting.html

While I have no comments I thought it might be intresting if they have improved on their seo score since I did my review.  Its some what up it went from 3,871,793 to 1,538,214.  While brash.im there supposed seo expert site was at 1,936,294 and now its at 1,289,075.  You would think after 2.5 months with a claim of “rash is all about the white hat SEO and we’re pretty damn good at getting web presence for businesses. With 16 billion online searches every month, you need a bit of Brash about you.” they would have made some drastic climbs in their search engine ranking.  Not to mention not to buy advertising to get ranking in a fake hosting reviews website.  Still no reviews with webhostingstuff.com

Phastnet.com number twenty three host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/phastnet.html

No comments at this time, and only one hosting review on a fake hosting reviews site.

Ampheon.co.uk number twenty four host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/ampheon-co-uk.html

No comments at this time, and only one hosting review on a fake hosting reviews site.

Bounceweb.com number twenty five host for March 2011 webhostingstuff.com

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/bounceweb-com.html

No comments at this time, and only one hosting review on a fake hosting reviews site.

There may not be any new hosts this month, but there is still little reasoning to why many of these hosts are in the top 25 based on their hosting reviews alone.

Webhostingstuff.com – February 2011 top 25 list in review

webhostingstuff.com added 4 hosts I have not reviewed before February 2011.  This has been a bit of a strange month since there has been at one point 19 hosts, and at most 24 hosts.  I have to wonder if this odd oversight may be a sign that they are losing out on people that pay for advertising.  This time around 1 high end host, one mid / maybe small host, and one new host, and one new host that appears to be on an aged domain.

A sum of the 4 new hosts I found on webhostingstuff.com

Webhostingpad.com – Number 3 of Webhostingstuff.com’s top 25

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/webhostingpad-com.html

Webhostingpad.com – When 3 out 5 star Customer Service will do

I am not sure the point the point of covering this host, there is a lot of negative feed back for this site.  Even Alreadyhosting.com one of many affiliates has stated they don’t like this company (though this was affiliate commissions related).

Comforthost.net – Number 10 and 11 of Webhostingstuff.com’s top 25

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/comforthost-net.html

Comforthost.net – responsible citizen of the Internet?

The answer to that is no, they are not a responsible citizen.  For that matter they offer no guarantee.  Instead:

Important Notice: *All Payments To ComfortHost.NET Are Non-Refundable* ComfortHost.NET is a brand of Foroquimica SL.(“The Company”) who agrees to furnish services to the Customer, under ComfortHost.NET brand, subject to the following TOS (Terms of Service). Use of ComfortHost.NET Service constitutes acceptance and agreement to ComfortHost.NET’s AUP as well as ComfortHost.NET’s TOS (Terms of Service).

Spacenets.com – Number 12 of Webhostingstuff.com’s top 25

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/spacenets-com.html

Spacenets.com – 30 days or less to top host

They claim to have been under hostm2.com, but decided to go with spacenets.com ( a domain they registered Oct, 24, 2010) for better name recognition.  Frankly I think hostm2.com is a better domain.  But the funny thing is hostm2.com does not appear on webhostingstuff.com.

If you choose to go with this company you should pay special attention to their terms of service:

Cancellations

Shared Web-Hosting Accounts: If you wish to cancel your services, you must write to sales or request a Cancellation from your clientarea.

If you cancel your account and your payments still continue for any reasons such as

1) by fault of Spacenets staff

2) by fault of the payment processor

3) by fault of any other payment collection company

we are not responsible for any overdraft fees that are issued by your financial institution.

webhostingstuff

Hosthttp.net – Number 13 of Webhostingstuff.com’s top 25

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/hosthttp-net.html

Hosthttp.net – Severing the online community since 2004 or 2011?

What can I say about this site other then I believe its a aged domain.  Honestly when I did this review I strayed from the point of actually looking at the site.  My disinterest into looking at this site stems from the fact that many sites I use to look at traffic history have nothing for this site.  It copies spacenets.com in many ways.  An over the top affiliate system like most of the hosts.  After that I ended up exploring the possibility that webhostingstuff.com is basing their traffic popularity of of Alexa.

webhostingstuff

Webhostingstuff.com’s Traffic Popularity versus Alexa traffic Rank

For a while now I thought that maybe the traffic “popularity score, was a rip off of Alexa.  So far it does not look to far from the truth.  Clearly traffic popularity still plays no part in if a host is in the top 25.

1. Hostgator.com – Alexa Rank: 239WHS traffic Popularity: 3 of 15,718
2. Arivxe.com Alexa Rank: 5,670 – WHS traffic Popularity: 73 of 15,718
3. Webhostingpad.com Alexa Rank: 5,816WHS traffic popularity: 74 of 15,718
4. Mochahost.com Alexa Rank: 11,494 – WHS traffic popularity: 112 of 15,718
5. Site5.comAlexa Rank: 4,544WHS traffic popularity: 64 of 15,718
6. Iweb .com – Alexa Rank: 5,976 – WHS traffic popularity: 75 of 15,718
7. Kvcwebsitehosting.com – Alexa Rank216,548WHS traffic popularity – 2,011 of 15,718
8. Omnis.com –  Alexa Rank40,686 – WHS traffic popularity – 323 of 15,718
9. Scalahosting.com –  Alexa Rank144,199 – WHS traffic popularity – 900 of 15,718
10 & 11. Comforthost.net – Alexa Rank: 402,328WHS traffic popularity: 2,249 of 15,718
12. Spacenets.com – Alexa Rank: 1,259,171 – WHS traffic popularity: 3,725 of 15,718
13. Hosthttp.netAlexa Rank: 1,004,442 – WHS traffic popularity: 4,207 of 15,718
14. Everity.com – Alexa Rank: 1,820,845 – WHS traffic popularity: 4,072 of 15,718
15. Condorhosting.com – Alexa Rank: 6,602,089 – WHS traffic popularity: 8,510 of 15,718
16. Wooservers.com – Alexa Rank: 65,669 – WHS traffic popularity: 497 of 15,718
17. Infinitie.net – Alexa Rank: 343,448 – WHS traffic popularity: 1,899of 15,718
18. Yaspe.com – Alexa Rank: 2,979,977 – WHS traffic popularity: 4,380 of 15,718
19. Gigapros.com – Alexa Rank: 102,929 – WHS traffic popularity: 640 of 15,718
20. Siteground.comAlexa Rank: 1,464WHS traffic Popularity: 18 of 15,718
21. Layersevenhosting.com – Alexa Rank: 1,810,951 – WHS traffic Popularity: 5,675 of 15,718
22. Phastnet.com – Alexa Rank: 2,984,426 – WHS traffic Popularity: 5,776 of 15,718
23. Ampheon.co.uk – Alexa Rank:–  2,984,426 – WHS traffic Popularity: 5,776 of 15,718
24. Avahost.net – Alexa Rank:–  76,918 – WHS traffic Popularity: 566 of 15,718
25. Bounceweb.com  – Alexa Rank:–  63,628– WHS traffic Popularity: 499 of 15,718

This month with my re-review of ioxhost.co.uk I have been told that I should go after bigger fish.  The reason I do not leave webhostingstuff.com alone is because they were a king maker, and now they are fish out of water gasping for breath.  I am not stopping till Webhostingstuff reforms or is out of business.

Hosthttp.net – Severing the online community since 2004 or 2011?

Hosthttp.net is my Forth and Last host review of 4 hosts for February 2011 webhostingstuff.com’s top 25.  This is pretty much a repeat of the last review.  In regards to a website that appears to have just come online.  So I guess I will follow the same formula.  The one big difference between these two hosts is this host’s domain was purchased back in 2004.   I think this is a aged domain, because it does not appear by any of the sources I check to see the traffic of a site that this site has been active until last month.  Webhostingstuff.com only started keeping track of the uptime as of January 30, 2011.  Sure I mentioned this was not really a domain that I think was a wise choice.  Sometimes I think people choose a domain just because its short rather it has any meaning at all or not.  Several of the host I have reviewed fall in that category.

So what does webhostingstuff.com have to say about Hosthttp.net?

From the about page I get a few things.

1. There not quite aware of what SEO and search engine submission is.   One merely submits your site to search engines, but that does not guarantee traffic.  The other depends on several key factors about the site that make it liked by search engines.  Granted my SEO expertise is limited to the help I get from people I pay and the advice I have been getting.  But I know enough to know that they are using SEO merely to draw people in like myself that may not know better.

2. That phone number is not valid, I tried to call it myself and I got an invalid number.

3.  The rank of 4,207 out of 15,718 (it was 15,722 but it seems Webhostingstuff.com is in the middle of cleaning house) sites seems a strech, though I have to wonder if webhostingstuff.com is basing traffic popularity off of Alexa Rank.  Remember the lower the number the better.

webhostingpad.com Alexa Rank 5,816 WHS traffic popularity 74 of 15,718
Comforthost.net Alexa Rank 402,328 WHS traffic popularity2,249 of 15,718
Spacenets.com Alexa Rank 1,259,171WHS traffic popularity 3,725 of 15,718
Hosthttp.net Alexa Rank 1,004,442 WHS traffic popularity 4,207 of 15,718

Its pretty close.  Just in case you think that the popularity some how computes into validating this top 25 list you should see the first post I did that looked into webhostingstuff traffic popularity.

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/webhostingstuff-com/michael-low.html

Also lets look at siteground.com since they are on this top 25 list with hosthttp.net.

Siteground.com Alexa Rank 1,464 WHS traffic Popularity: 18 of 15,718

Turns out that Siteground has a phenomenally lower rank then Hosthttp.net, for that matter is lower then webhostingpad.com.

Just for kicks lets look at Hostgator

Hostgator.com Alexa Rank 239 WHS traffic Popularity: 3 of 15,718

And for more kicks how about two hosts that do not appear on the top 25

Godaddy.com Alexa Rank 67 WHS traffic Popularity: 2 of 15,718

Yahoo.com Alexa Rank 4 WHS traffic Popularity: 1 of 15,718

So far there is only two sites out of all of those I listed that do not tell me that webhostingstuff.com is not basing their own traffic popularity off Alexa.

Hosthttp.net uptime

By the time I found this host it had not even been online for a month.    For some reason none of my friends have been able to get me a screen shot of the webhostingstuff.com uptime for hosthttp.net, so I am going to just post what I can get from Google’s cache.  This site just started being monitored within days of me finding it on webhostingstuff.com.   That “advertising” really must pay off.

I have to ask how did Hosthttp end up on webhostingstuff top 25 (like I really need to ask)?