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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by billybatz9, Jul 18, 2013.

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  1. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Thinking about switching my hosting. Anyone have any good suggestions? For support and pricing...
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    How bigs your board, whats your budget?
  3. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Just going to get started soon. I just want to make sure I have the right hosting before my members start uploading all their images and more members join. I don't want it to be slow either.

    I just want to stick with one hosting provider and upgrade with them when the time comes. I had a problem of the site being slow and not enough disk space when my last forum was up. So I shut it down. Now looking to re-open it.

    Right now, I'm using hostgator. But I've been looking around and they are one of the most expensive. Godaddy seemed good considering their vps hosting is cheaper then hostgators.
  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can probably used shared hosting such as "a small orange" without issues as a starter board.
  5. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Have you tried @Mike Edge hosting. There's been a lot of people happy with him hosting them
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  6. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    Thank you @Shelley ! @billybatz9 I'll be happy to answer any questions you have.
  7. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    I see that people have been complaining about Mike Edge hosting. I just saw his profile and saw a complaint. However, I have heard good things.
  8. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    Any host is going to have some complaints at some point. Its part of business. If you look at some of the larger sites we host like www.Turbobuick.com and www.gotitans.com both been with us since Feb. Our service can't be too bad. Also one of the bad reviews about us from Dre really isn't fair as it was later learned he was using 110 addons and the issue was mods conflicting not our service.
  9. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    I see the one your talking about now on my profile. If you look at xfhost on twitter and compare time stamps you'll see it was the same time a planned maintsnce was happening. So of course I wasn't answering the phone as I was working on upgrading the servrer. So she blew things out of proportain in that comment. Sorry for typos as I'm on my phone typing this
  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I have not written a bad review about XFHosting and you probably host a site or two that has more than 110 addons.
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  11. tajhay

    tajhay Well-Known Member

    my pingdom report whilst being hosted with xfhost.

    Good luck, you will need it.

    After i cancelled my service i was sent another invoice for the next months payment, yet i have yet to receive my money back as part of the money back guarantee. Be careful, and good luck if you go via Mike. Whilst he tries hard...he is a one man shop. xfhost.jpg
  12. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    Again and for the last time we are not a "one man shop", we offer 24/7 support for over 2 months now and our staff members are in fact all members of this community.

    The pingdom downtime was due to you incorrectly doing your nameservers and they had to re-propergate. Both the ticket we sent you and our set up letter clearly stated ns1.xfhost.net and ns2.xfnost.net not .com like you used.We have no control over you using the wrong information at your domain register.

    Lastly, you been told every time you bring it up, you need to put in a ticket requesting a refund. You to this day still have not.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2013
  13. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    I think since March (from your report), Mike has switched as it is. Your point is moot, you have no dealings on his newer service.
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  14. tajhay

    tajhay Well-Known Member

    If you actually looked at the dates i had on my pingdom stats you will note that i grabbed the dates after propogation occurred, and before i transferred over to a new host. And you are confusing me with someone else, i never had issues with my ns propogation.

    I suggest you have a closer look at the pingdom stats over the 12 day period...with 57 outages. That is not acceptable. Hence why i moved.

    I asked why cPanel resource usage did not work, and you told me you didnt know how to figure it out and to simply use another analytics program. You were not able to figure out the permissions that xenforo needed, and a few addons such as the addon installer/sitemaps did not work, as well as core functionality such as attachments. You simply threw your hands up in the air and asked me to ask the community here. So much for a XF optimised host.

    Funnily enough my current host despite having limited knowledge of xenforo have had no issues at all.

    And as i have told you numerous times, how can i possibly put in a ticket request requesting a refund when my account no longer works on your site anymore? You have seen my post numerous times about this yet have never done anything about it.

    thats quite rich, seeing you told me the following on xfshowcase on March 16:
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  15. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    How about leaving the bashing at the door. It seems like every time I see someone mention @Mike Edge all of a sudden you appear out of no-where. How about giving it a break for a while. If you are having problems with him, take it to conversation to discuss it.
  16. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    Sure I have, I have told you the exact answer every time, which was the correct procedure on how to do it. This is not our official site or in fact has no ties to my company at all. You need to make requests though the proper channels, not just another site that I too happen to be a member of. If your billing account is not working, then you simply forgot your password as we don't delete ex-clients from our billing software. Use the request a new password function.
  17. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    And that was on his old service, which I did not like, and would not recommend to anyone.

    He is now on something different, one that you cannot comment on. I have been on both, I can comment on both. The service he offers now is much better, and I think his trials and all the turbulence have made him a much better host in the long run.

    Also, you might want to brush up on the rules.... you aren't supposed to be sharing Private Conversation in public, especially without my consent.
  18. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Are you comfortable setting up a VPS? If so, you may want to look at doing that.
    RamNode gave me good service until I broke down and upgraded to dedicated servers, and their prices are reasonable. They also usually have a life-time 30% discount code at WebHostingTalk.
  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Closed before it gets any worse.

    There are other sites more suited to discussing hosting solutions.
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