We've started small hosting brand, AltusHost helped us with almost everything.
From really good deal on Dedicated Servers, up...展開
to end user support.
We've moved to AltusHost from one popular NL hosting company, and support is simply non comparable.
Pricing isn't like with some other EU providers (wish it is :) ), but still we got really quality service, so I'm ok.
We're EN-COMT LTD located in UAE - Dubai.
We proceeded our domain transfer to Altushost.
We paid for our domain transfer.
t day we noticed the following notification on our Altushost account dashboard:
Domain is pending transfer. Once we will receive payment for order it will be processed automatically - you will be notified about domain registration progress by email.
We immediately contacted Altushost to clarify the reason of our pending domain till they receive our payment, where we actually paid the full amount in the day before.
Anyway, Altushost confirmed our payment and we asked them to correct their notification to make it sound right when their customers actually paid them.
After that, we shared with them another error related to their customers dashboard and shared with them some pictures to show them exactly where's the error.
Immediately, someone named David join our online chat support:
we're leaving you now to have a look at what he wrote to us (From our memory of course as David deleted our chat and kicked us outside the chartroom) -
1. We don't accept clients like you to join us (Altushost).
2. You insulted our team.
3. You've been annoying during the last few days.
4. We're refunding the money you paid for your domain transfer.
Our professional opinion can be described through the following points-
1. Altushost team members are crying babies and not professionals at all.
2. Altuhost support they're team members against their customers even if it's the fault of their team members.
3. Altushost team members are not friendly to talk to at all, whenever you talk to them you'll have the feeling of they're willing to shout you and kick you if they have to.
4. Altushot doesn’t accept any customers criticism.
5. Altushost domain prices are above other company prices with clear reason why.
6. Finally, Altushost is definitely not the right choice for professionals.
EN-COMT LTD, UAE - DUBAI
I was a site5 customer since 2006. In 2017, a few months before my plan was scheduled to auto-renew for another two-year term...展開
, I switched my site to a cheaper plan. Site5 refunded the unused portion of my old plan; however, I did not realize until recently that they had never cancelled the billing for the old plan, and it renewed in 2018 for another two-year term even while my new plan for the same domain name was still active. My new plan also auto-renewed in 2019 for two more years. So for my last two two-year terms, I have been double-billed for the same website.
I was told via a site5 chat window that my old account could not be refunded while it is still active and was advised to place a cancellation request for my duplicate account, after which point a credit would be applied to my billing account. So that's what I did. When that request was processed, they cancelled BOTH plans and my web site ceased to function.
The following Monday morning I reopened a ticket and waited for a response. And waited. And waited. Finally, 66 HOURS later, I got a response. I was told that I had cancelled the wrong plan, that I should have cancelled the new plan instead, the one I had just renewed months earlier. Any mention of a refund is quickly met with a link to their refund policy, which essentially states NO refunds beyond the first 45 days for ANY reason. I can attest based on personal experience that "customer satisfaction" and "doing the right thing" aren't valid reasons.
So like many other site5 reviewers, I have noticed a decline in customer service the past few years. Their only support options are a ticket system or via chat window. It once was possible to call site5 and speak to someone local if an issue arose. Now, in their exact words: "As an Inbound Support Center, we do not provide a callback to our customers. I am sorry for it. We have discontinued the phone support."
One thing positive I will say about site5, their uptime is legitimately very good. Unfortunately, that alone isn't worth the slow and underwhelming support. There are too many other options. I switched to Complete Internet Solutions, which is not only cheaper with a price lock guarantee but provides quality customer service as well; my one issue was resolved via phone in less than an hour. I should have switched from site5 years ago.