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    Thumbs down Blazingswitch, shame on you

    i Have recently purchased a VPS from blazingswitch and spent money and resources migrating a few sites to the new vps and when finally i had it all setup and the intended goal from the migration was achieved and the sites started to rank well in search engines i received an Email from blazingswitch's support informing us that they will be Phasing out their vps's services and that we have to find another host for our sites.

    now i agree that every business needs to make money to survive and if a service isn't making enough money it should be modified or shut down however this isn't the case with this particular company as they have just advertised these vps's less than 3 weeks ago (here) to decide to shut them down yesterday.

    so i feel cheated by them as i can only explain what happened in two ways.
    1- they needed some quick funds and therefore they sold these vps's and now they are shutting them down.

    2- they are just a bunch of amateurs running a hosting business with no future planning and no idea what they are doing.

    so in both scenarios there was no consideration of the customers situations and the loss of earnings etc...

    BlazingSwitch shame on you.
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    I was going to post how surprised I was since VPS is the most profitable part of my business but no wonder if they're selling them for a $1. There's no point in selling something if you'll never make a profit on it.

    It's also still being advertised on their main site, which is weird to me if they're phasing it out.
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    I think it was only $1 for the first month but still thier VPS were pretty cheap so hard to have sustainability on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bihira View Post
    I think it was only $1 for the first month but still thier VPS were pretty cheap so hard to have sustainability on that.
    these were exactly my thoughts but i must admit i was lured in with the 3 free dedicated ip's and the free 100mb line upgrade.

    well that goes to show that if its too good to be true then it is probably too good to be true.
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    They still advertise VPS on their website: http://blazingswitch.com/vpshosting.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techno View Post
    They still advertise VPS on their website: http://blazingswitch.com/vpshosting.php
    yep i noticed that too.
    here's the email i received from them :

    Greetings,

    We are going to be phasing out our VPS offerings immediately. We have already modified the website not to take on any additional orders, and are phasing out the different VPS nodes. For us, this is a simple business decision as there is greater demand for dedicated servers and endless ip addresses then there is in the high bandwidth VPS offering that require more support and labor.

    We would recommend that you move your VPS files as soon as possible as we are down to the last couple of VPS nodes. If you have any questions, please feel free to open a support ticket. Thank you for your business and years of patronage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supadupa1 View Post
    1- they needed some quick funds and therefore they sold these vps's and now they are shutting them down.

    2- they are just a bunch of amateurs running a hosting business with no future planning and no idea what they are doing.

    so in both scenarios there was no consideration of the customers situations and the loss of earnings etc...

    BlazingSwitch shame on you.
    There are many amateurs running web hosting business. To get customers, they offer plans at cheaper price and soon they realize that their business is in loss and then they just shut down the company. It is a lot of trouble for customers as they have to go through migration and transfer process. Customers should avoid cheaper hosting plans and look for reliable hosting providers that has been in business for a longer time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TierNET-Sam View Post
    There are many amateurs running web hosting business. To get customers, they offer plans at cheaper price and soon they realize that their business is in loss and then they just shut down the company. It is a lot of trouble for customers as they have to go through migration and transfer process. Customers should avoid cheaper hosting plans and look for reliable hosting providers that has been in business for a longer time.
    Well if no one ever gives new companies a chance there would never be any new companies.

    We're technically a new company but have put enough capital back to run in the red for 10+ years if we have to. We don't have to but it's nice to know it's there as a safety net.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TierNET-Sam View Post
    There are many amateurs running web hosting business. To get customers, they offer plans at cheaper price and soon they realize that their business is in loss and then they just shut down the company. It is a lot of trouble for customers as they have to go through migration and transfer process. Customers should avoid cheaper hosting plans and look for reliable hosting providers that has been in business for a longer time.
    Thanks for your input but i'm afraid blazingswitch.com has been in the business for over 5 years so they are not exactly new.

    but then again what did i expect from a $5 vps with 3 free dedicated ip's.
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    Why would you choose them, their website's about page doesn't even work, so it looks like a half finished job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Licensecart-Mike View Post
    Why would you choose them, their website's about page doesn't even work, so it looks like a half finished job.
    i have just realized that and digging a little deeper they doesn't even have a TOS page.

    lesson learned
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    It may happen, next time I suggest you to check carefully the website (Pages, registration date etc.) and reviews about it as well.
    If you notice something wrong simply don't go with them
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    Quote Originally Posted by supadupa1 View Post
    i have just realized that and digging a little deeper they doesn't even have a TOS page.

    lesson learned
    Haha nice find, they was registered on: February 16, 2011, 4 years and still don't have any legal docs on their page: http://blazingswitch.com/legaldoc.php and no About us page, how long does it take to get them done lol.
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    You get what you pay for....
    Has anyone ever noticed that most of the horror stories like this posted on the forum have to do with the cheap $1 hosts?
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    Why would you even have a link to a TOS and About page if you don't have those pages there? I'm so confused on what they're thinking with this whole fiasco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO Servers View Post
    You get what you pay for....
    Has anyone ever noticed that most of the horror stories like this posted on the forum have to do with the cheap $1 hosts?
    Or with EIG brands, but yeah, I've noticed that; it's probably because many new howst are kiddie hosts who only want to cash in quick money, but have no idea how to run a proper service and bail out at the first signal of issue.
    Not all $1/mo are like that, of course, there are exceptions in everything; but it's indeed like that for the major part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asgard View Post
    Or with EIG brands, but yeah, I've noticed that; it's probably because many new howst are kiddie hosts who only want to cash in quick money, but have no idea how to run a proper service and bail out at the first signal of issue.
    Not all $1/mo are like that, of course, there are exceptions in everything; but it's indeed like that for the major part.
    Very true! We see a lot of horror stories about EIG owned companies as well.

    Cheap hosts, and fairly new hosts can provide excellent services and support, just take the time to research, ask questions, and make sure they at least Have a TOS! Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO Servers View Post
    Very true! We see a lot of horror stories about EIG owned companies as well.

    Cheap hosts, and fairly new hosts can provide excellent services and support, just take the time to research, ask questions, and make sure they at least Have a TOS! Lol
    Golden advice; agree with you 1000%.
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    it seems like blazingswitch support staff have found this thread as i received an email from them apologizing for my troubles LOL and explaining that it was just a business decision but avoiding to answer my question which is : why are the vps's being shut down just 3 weeks after being sold.

    they then shut down my vps.

    Blazingswitch is a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NuWebHosting View Post
    Well if no one ever gives new companies a chance there would never be any new companies.

    We're technically a new company but have put enough capital back to run in the red for 10+ years if we have to. We don't have to but it's nice to know it's there as a safety net.
    Am not sure @TierNET-Sam did say that every new host is a Amateur, He just meant that there are many kiddie hosts who would start a company during the vacations for some easy money. So you do your homework before going with any Host. Because your time is worth much more then the amount your spend on your hosting.
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