I accidentally deleted my entire website (my fault), and my backups weren't working properly, but they managed to provide a b...展開
ackup and support within record time. Saved me from a panic attack. Truly appreciate that! Some cons: a bit slower than my previous BlueHost, but definitely far less expensive. Also uses the latest MySQL on VPS only, not shared hosting.
Since I've been using this hosting I've had a lot of problems with resource allocation to my site, a lot of errors regarding ...展開
caching and connection to database even in moments when user count is at it's lowest, it seems like those errors are in the moments when their US based company has the highest user connections. After one such crash I wasn't able to get my backup because they do not make full backups and afterwards suggested me to pay for it extra or do it manually. It seems that business shared plan is as overloaded as they basic shared plans.
And now they just terminated my websites and asked for me to join cloudflare, to point my DNS there so i can reduce the load of my page because they are saying that my page has made a big impact on their servers even though they can't provide me logs with data that could prove that and I haven't received any warnings regarding high load. My website is now offline for 3 days. I have to wait for CloudFlare support because I cannot change DNS myself there. So I have no clue for how long time my sites will be offline. Support doesn't respond to my questions regarding refunds of lost time and they just force me to register at CloudFlare and say that if I don't do that my site will be removed. I think that since Arvixe is a partner of CloudFlare this is just a scam to get more customers to CloudFlare. Because I've been running my script for 8 years on multiple hostings and never had a such problem with high loads.
Firstly, when I signed up, I had trouble with the domain - flag number one - and I had to get one of your support agents to h...展開
elp me. She helped me, but she signed me up for the wrong package - which I let go, cause I just needed hosting asap to move all my sites and leave the problematic host behind. Then, after migrating 2 of my bigger sites late that evening, I went to bed happy that I got those two sites moved and I could now rest - only to wake up with all 4 sites I uploaded broken. I'm talking files missing broken. While asking support for support, I also jumped in trying to fix my sites, and I managed to get the most important one fixed. The answers I got from support was "support" I guess, but still, no one answered the question WHY this happened. I got a follow-up email, and luckily there was still one site broken, and I replied with the broken site details, and just got a response that it seems like the theme might be broken - which I knew, but I needed to know WHY this happened - If I download all my files from one server, upload it to a new server, TEST IT AND IT WORKS, and the next morning it's broken, surely something had to happen? Moving on - all things considered, I didn't have the time to fight over things I got fixed myself. Today I got working again, and whap - in the middle of my work, the site stopped working. Started chatting with support, and after sending me screenshots of the site "working his side", I raised Dean's screenshot game with about 6 screenshots of sites not responding "on my end". He sent me a message I didn't understand, and then he disappeared. I was still asking about a customer care department and WHY this happened and HOW I can prevent this from happening again, but Dean felt he did his part. The following day - today - I saw my tickets were closed - without it being resolved, or even an answer on any of my questions. Still no word from any form of customer relations/support. I tried live chat again but was left hanging. I called in and asked if they could call me back - which never happened. I called in again and was informed that management was in a meeting. About 10mins later, I got a call and was informed that I exceeded my file limit, and this was the reason my sites were broken - if you are not keeping track, this was now the THIRD reason. I asked to speak to management, again and was told he went on lunch. I emailed the management email address I was given, and that bounced. I'm busy deleting 3 of my sites, cause, to access anything, I need more space on the server. Still no word from anyone at HostKing.
UPDATE: I emailed, phoned, live chatted, and tried contacting them on Facebook - still waiting a response