Very good experience. No downtime in last 3 months.
I signed up with A Small Orange despite seeing many bitter reviews on the internet. I've been using ASO shared (small) plan for 3 months. Never experi...
enced any issue with their service. I've monitored my website uptime with Jetpack plugin of wordpress and tested speed, server response time regularly. Never experienced any downtime in last 3 months. Pingdom shows my website is faster than the 98% website. Actually, so far I'm very happy with their service.
It is true that their support ticket is very slow and they took almost two weeks to reply my ticket about registering a new domain. But I never had to wait more than 3 minutes to get live chat support. My ticket was solved instantly via live chat.
Another good thing about ASO is their server name and user area interface is very unique and user friendly.
Hope ASO will remain consistent with their good service. Best wishes for ASO team!
After trying few hosting providers, I feel that Hostforlife.eu is my best choice here. What I love about their services are their customer support and...
their server performance. The server is really fast and response time of website improved a lot when I hosted it on Hostforlife.eu. The support team is pretty quick and reply almost instantly to my queries which I found very useful when my website down due to SSL error. Another great thing is they have competitive pricing, they have many plans that you can choose according to your needs and your budget.
They will STEAL YOUR MONEY overcharging your card with increased renewal fees NO MATTER IF YOU CANCELED OR TRANSFERED AWAY!
If you complain they wo...
n't give the money back - they only refund as credit to reuse their crap service longer. There are so many reviews about the same scam. AKA. RUN AWAY!
Do not trust anything they say. If you have ever registered with them, contact your bank or Paypal to remove ANY LINK before they STEAL your money! I never got my money back even they promise refund on customer support and later change their mind. Don't trust them.
The hosting packages for HostForLife Windows hosting contain quite a bit of false and/or misleading advertising:
1.Database Space: The advertised to...
tal database space may be accurate, but in reality they divide the total space by the number of databases available on the plan and do not allow a single database to exceed this number. So, a plan with 4gb of MySQL space for 10 MySQL databases actually means that any single MySQL database may not exceed 400mb. The same applies to MSSQL databases.
2.Whilst they advertise “MySQL” database hosting, they actually use MariaDB, which may have compatibility issues with MySQL in the latest releases.
3.Whilst you may be able to receive emails perfectly fine most of the time, good luck with successful delivery of your emails sent. Out if the 4 different cloud and shared servers that I have used, only one was not blacklisted by Spamhaus or Microsoft. The answer from HostForLife support is simply “Sign up to our Business Email Plan”, which costs more than the hosting plan at best.
4.“Unlimited SSD Disk Space” is actually 5gb.
5.“Unlimited Bandwidth” is actually 10gb per month.
6.Whilst they advertise the latest versions of MSSQL, MySQL and .NET, in reality you may have to transfer to a different server to actually be on that version at your own cost, so beware to check before doing too much work on your site.
7.They advertise rates for a 3 month subscription, but if you actually sign up/renew, the minimum term offered is 6 months.
In addition, these are issues which are a downside to hosting with HostForLife:
1.Email storage is extremely limited (200mb for all accounts on the cheapest plan to 1000mb on the most expensive plan).
2.Watch out for hidden fees for signing up or changing plans.
3.Support staff are not able to help with anything but the simplest of issues (like the inability to answer the question on the correct connection string for the MariaDB database when your database is actually MySQL).
4.The cost of Website Domain Names and Privacy protection is extremely high.
5.There is no option for a month-to-month hosting plan, so you have to commit to 6 months or more from the outset.
6.When cancelling, you have to give a minimum of 10 days notice before your plan renews and they will terminate your hosting as soon as they process your request as per the terms of the agreement, leaving you out of pocket for up to 10 days of hosting.
On the plus side:
1.HostForLife prices are somewhat reasonable if you commit to a 3 year contract.
2.The use of cPanel makes managing your website simple.
3.HostForLife offers hosting on European based servers.
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