Infuseweb.com – So what is wrong with this host?

Infuseweb.com is my Second host review of 4 hosts for December 2010 webhostingstuff.com’s top 25.  Off the top of my head I am going to say that I have a feeling that this may be a hosting company thats not aware that the “advertising” they are paying for is placing them at number 21 postion of 25 so called “top hosts”, on webhostingstuff’s so called hosting review site.   The design of this site is not terrible, but its not great either.  They have a link to the Better Business Bureua where they have no negative complaints.  However they have only been an a credited business with the BBB since March 2010.  I don’t deny that this is a 10 year old host.  Despite the sparse reviews (all of which are good) I can find some as far back as 2006.  I can only guess that last year Infuseweb.com decided that they no longer wanted to be an obscure webhost.

Infuseweb.com has a really long terms of service

The definition section of the site does not in the very least encourage me to read through the terms of service for this site. For a simple hosting solution the terms of service are really way too long. If you don’t beleive me just take the section on “Definitions” which is section 1 – 1.20.

The definitions section alone is almost 3 pages long, has 820 words / 5020 characters.

In all honesty I think that section alone is not necessary in the a terms of service.  Terms such as bandwidth, content, customer service, fee, fee schedule, and so many other terms can be found in a faq section as opposed to the terms of service.  That section alone would deter me from signing up, as it seems like more of an attempt to make a longer then necessary terms of service to get the average person not to read it the whole way through.

Infuseweb.com reviews

On webhostingstuff.com there is a only one review by jthack.com, back in January 13, 2008 which was more then three years ago.  However this site redirects to a site that belongs to:

Domain name: nebible.net

Administrative Contact:
   Infuseweb LLC
   Anthony Wilko ([email protected])
   +1.2107872595
   Fax: +1.2105682649
   9901 IH10 West, Suite 800
   San Antonio, TX 78230
   US

I am going to give Infuseweb.com the benefit of the doubt on this one.  As the domain belongs to someone else.   In three years especially with a bad economy circumstances can change.  I can’t tell you how many old accounts were shut down on my companies just because people had to choose between trying to get something online going and keeping a roof of their head.

Towards the bottom of the main page you can find three testimonials from customers of infuseweb.com.  I can tell you now that those sites on the testimonials are indeed active websites that are under infuseweb.com’s dns.

Infuseweb.com domain registration fees

The domain registration involves 2.2 (2.2.1 – 2.2.6) of the terms of service which is 746 words  / 4472 characters.

The domain fees are not exactly expensive but they are not cheap.   Then again I have alot of domains and I consider anything over $7 too expensive,   but I own my own register.  While my register acts as a income source to me, I have to say that the transfer fee seem to high.  I try to make transfers the cheapest, even cheaper then registering a new domain.  Its my own opinion that paying $13.95 is pretty high for domain registration when there are many places that charge far less.  Frankly there is little service required when it comes to domains.  Unless you get into some highly technical stuff like where name servers are versus email locations.   You would think with the cost of the domain name they would refrain from using your domain for their own uses.

2.2.2.

You acknowledge and agree that Infuseweb or its agents, assignees or licensees may associate any data of any kind, in Infuseweb’s sole discretion, with the domain name registered in association with Your Web Site or any URL incorporating said Domain Name until you replace such data with Your Web Site, at such times as Your Web Site is no longer available, and upon termination for any reason, for as long as Infuseweb or Infuseweb’s agent, assignee or licensee continue to be listed as the hosting entity with the domain name registry used to register such Domain Name. This paragraph shall apply to any and all web pages generated by Infuseweb or its affiliates, including but not limited to 404 error pages.

This may be the case with hthack.com which while not pointing to a domain redirects to nebible.net which seems to belong to the owner of infuseweb.com.  However nebible.net does not seem to be a commercial site but a religious site.

In the end Infuseweb may not be a bad host, but I have to wonder why they used webhostingstuff.