Hostinglocker.com is my first host review of 4 hosts for November 2010 webhostingstuff.com’s top 25. At first look I saw there was no reviews for this site. Unlike usual when I was doing the initial write up for the hosts to be reviewed for November I decided to look at whois information. I was a little surprised to see that a host that ranked number 11 out of 25 hosts was actually created the very month it won (sorry I mean acquired “advertising” from webhostingstuff). Then again i7net has not been online and they are in the 21 spot, so I suppose this host is a step up from i7net. The design is not bad compared to many of the companies I have reviewed, it may be a bit on the clunky side. But its not overwhelming with detail.
Then there are the hosting plans, three total. But no mention of unlimited space. With that I can say I am not focusing on the plans at this time. I think the true focus is when this company was formed.
So when was Hostinglocker.com formed?
This might be a bit of a confusing statement:
HostingLocker – established in 2001 as parent company, iNetdog. HostingLocker’s plans are simple – every hosting package contains all of the great features available. The only differences between hosting plans are the disk space and bandwidth allocations. HostingLocker does not oversell either disk space or bandwidth, so your site is protected and guaranteed the best performance possible.
Now to be clear this is when the domain was created October 22, 2010:
The parent company appears to be inetdog.com which was formed August 26, 2001:
Combined with the whois information and a look at inetdog, I can tell you that inetdog is a reseller for Godaddy’s Wild West Domains. After all you clearly see:
Registrar: WILD WEST DOMAINS, INC.
In both domains whois. Then you can go to inetdog and see a Wild West Domains template. A template that obviously not been modified since they first signed up with this Godaddy reseller program.
While inetdog.com is a Godaddy reseller, hostinglocker is a customer of CLOUDFLARE.COM. Which is new company to me, though I have to wonder if cloudflare.com allows reselling.
I find this part of cloudflare’s terms of service intresting:
SECTION 9: RECORDS OF YOUR VISITORS
So its been 2 months and Hostinglocker.com has testimonials
I am not familar with Martin-Group or The RedStone Group, but I doubt that Sony America is hosted with them.
Then there is this statement from Hostinglocker.com
Why don’t you offer unlimited disk space or bandwidth?
Actually it is not possible for any hosting company to offer unlimited disk space or bandwidth. This is typically an advertising gimmick that is cleared up when you read their Terms of Service. All of them will have a clause where they can terminate your account for excessive disk or bandwidth usage, usually without defining those terms. HostingLocker actually reserves the bandwidth and disk space you pay for to keep your site performing well and insulated from other users who may be abusing server assets.
Which is true, but I tend to wonder how anyone can trust hostinglocker when they use webhostingstuff for “advertising” and have testimonials that are questionable.
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