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    Hawk Host Down, Down and Down,...

    Two weeks before I am looking for new hosting, I read this topic

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    after more investigation I finally choose and try Hawk Host / Basic hosting for few simple almost static page.

    In 5 years I never saw such poor hosting as Hawk Host, even FreeHostia which is for free where I host some simple static
    page have better uptime then Hawk Host, which is nearly each day few time down,

    I use monitor uptime.com

    nearly each day the server dal006.hawkhost.com is down for few time

    Uptime

    91.63% (last 24 hours)
    98.58% (last 7 days)
    99.3% (last 30 days)

    Latest Events (up, down, start, pause)
    Event Date-Time Reason Duration
    Up 31-10-2013 03:49:58 OK 3 hrs, 22 mins
    Down 31-10-2013 01:55:31 --- 1 hrs, 54 mins
    Up 31-10-2013 01:40:22 OK 0 hrs, 15 mins
    Down 31-10-2013 01:34:19 --- 0 hrs, 6 mins
    Up 29-10-2013 18:36:31 OK 30 hrs, 57 mins
    Down 29-10-2013 18:32:30 --- 0 hrs, 4 mins
    Up 29-10-2013 09:40:59 OK 8 hrs, 51 mins
    Down 29-10-2013 09:36:50 --- 0 hrs, 4 mins
    Up 29-10-2013 02:30:17 OK 7 hrs, 6 mins
    Down 29-10-2013 02:20:25 --- 0 hrs, 9 mins
    Up 28-10-2013 19:58:54 OK 6 hrs, 21 mins
    Down 28-10-2013 19:54:48 --- 0 hrs, 4 mins
    Up 20-10-2013 12:45:09 OK 199 hrs, 9 mins
    Down 20-10-2013 12:42:10 --- 0 hrs, 2 mins
    Up 20-10-2013 08:12:54 OK 4 hrs, 29 mins
    Down 20-10-2013 08:08:53 --- 0 hrs, 4 mins
    Up 17-10-2013 12:09:40 OK 67 hrs, 59 mins
    Down 17-10-2013 11:57:37 --- 0 hrs, 12 mins
    Up 15-10-2013 06:25:29 OK 53 hrs, 32 mins
    Started 15-10-2013 06:25:13 OK 0 hrs, 0 mins


    I use / used / try : hostgator, bigbytes, ipxcore, thewebhosters, bezazz, ninjalion, freehostia, hostingcove, webhostporta, web3k, limenex, zappedhost, wedos, hybrid-host, velocitycentral, citohost, ironcladservers, odihost, midpulse

    such poor hosting as Hawk Host I never meet before....please don't call this as an "Reliable Shared Hosting Company" for free it's high cost....

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    I do not use their services, have you tried to contact them with the condition that the hosting down?

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    Looks like they're under DDOS attack and had to null route the main IP for the server.

    http://www.hawkhoststatus.com/services/dal006

    I don't think that your comments on the company being poor is very fair IMHO.
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    Yep, the first thing to do in such situations is to check your hosting provider status page.

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    All hosts... cheap ones, expensive ones, "good" ones and "bad" ones go through difficult situations from time to time. The issue I see whats written on their website regarding the issue is:

    "Due to a large DDoS attack on this system a shared IP was nullrouted. We are moving effected sites to a new IP now"

    Typically the DDoS will begin to affect the new IP because the target is likely a website that's being hosted on the shared IP. A more effective course of action is spreading 100 different IPs on the shared server, this way only 1 percent of the websites on the server will eventually be affected and it will be easier to discover the targeted website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FluidHosting Andrew View Post
    Looks like they're under DDOS attack and had to null route the main IP for the server.

    http://www.hawkhoststatus.com/services/dal006

    I don't think that your comments on the company being poor is very fair IMHO.
    This is likely what the OP was seeing. There was some packet loss prior to the null route which would cause the flapping.

    We sent a e-mail to all users who were affected when their IP was changed - if you didn't receive one please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heli458 View Post
    Two weeks before I am looking for new hosting, I read this topic

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    after more investigation I finally choose and try Hawk Host / Basic hosting for few simple almost static page.

    In 5 years I never saw such poor hosting as Hawk Host, even FreeHostia which is for free where I host some simple static
    page have better uptime then Hawk Host, which is nearly each day few time down,

    I use monitor uptime.com

    nearly each day the server dal006.hawkhost.com is down for few time

    Uptime

    91.63% (last 24 hours)
    98.58% (last 7 days)
    99.3% (last 30 days)

    Latest Events (up, down, start, pause)
    Event Date-Time Reason Duration
    Up 31-10-2013 03:49:58 OK 3 hrs, 22 mins
    Down 31-10-2013 01:55:31 --- 1 hrs, 54 mins
    Up 31-10-2013 01:40:22 OK 0 hrs, 15 mins
    Down 31-10-2013 01:34:19 --- 0 hrs, 6 mins
    Up 29-10-2013 18:36:31 OK 30 hrs, 57 mins
    Down 29-10-2013 18:32:30 --- 0 hrs, 4 mins
    Up 29-10-2013 09:40:59 OK 8 hrs, 51 mins
    Down 29-10-2013 09:36:50 --- 0 hrs, 4 mins
    Up 29-10-2013 02:30:17 OK 7 hrs, 6 mins
    Down 29-10-2013 02:20:25 --- 0 hrs, 9 mins
    Up 28-10-2013 19:58:54 OK 6 hrs, 21 mins
    Down 28-10-2013 19:54:48 --- 0 hrs, 4 mins
    Up 20-10-2013 12:45:09 OK 199 hrs, 9 mins
    Down 20-10-2013 12:42:10 --- 0 hrs, 2 mins
    Up 20-10-2013 08:12:54 OK 4 hrs, 29 mins
    Down 20-10-2013 08:08:53 --- 0 hrs, 4 mins
    Up 17-10-2013 12:09:40 OK 67 hrs, 59 mins
    Down 17-10-2013 11:57:37 --- 0 hrs, 12 mins
    Up 15-10-2013 06:25:29 OK 53 hrs, 32 mins
    Started 15-10-2013 06:25:13 OK 0 hrs, 0 mins


    I use / used / try : hostgator, bigbytes, ipxcore, thewebhosters, bezazz, ninjalion, freehostia, hostingcove, webhostporta, web3k, limenex, zappedhost, wedos, hybrid-host, velocitycentral, citohost, ironcladservers, odihost, midpulse

    such poor hosting as Hawk Host I never meet before....please don't call this as an "Reliable Shared Hosting Company" for free it's high cost....

    I am their 2-3 years user on server "sea006" ,hawkhost no bad:
    http://www.hawkhoststatus.com/services/sea006

    as the status said this six months is stable. I use a monitor also that show me sometimes(months) their uptime was 100%,that's pretty good ,but sometimes may failure to 98.9% ,I am not sure the monitors 100% reliabled ,just used some(different sites) free plans test every 10-30 mins.some of them like garbage useless --- Pingdom --- never alert.

    however I didn't use it nearly a whole year(my plan till year 2014) because for small business based online a basic shared plan i can't trust it now.their semi-dedi and vps may good but no cheap. their shared plan great for a low traffic blog and html site. the price fair enough.

    I think managed cloud server/hosting is better for a custom who cared of uptimes. or choosing a full managed vps . anyway we should keep focus on business self instead of talking too much with the hosting .

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    Bad timing. DDoS attacks happen [unfortunately] -> http://www.digitalattackmap.com/

    You could have been with them for 5 years prior and never had an issue until today and you'd brush it off. You sign up yesterday and have issues today and you're throwing a fit.

    Point is - it happens - it could happen the day after you sign up or not once in 5 years. It's not HawkHost that is launching or soliciting such attacks so they're not to blame. They've obviously done their best to keep people online and to mitigate the attack.

    Anybody that puts HawkHost down because one of their servers came under a DDoS attack has probably never dealt with a DDoS attack from the server side of things... It's not fun and trust me - HawkHost is not in the business of having sites offline.

    If you think it bothers you that your one account with them was offline - how do you think they feel about a whole slew of accounts being affected? You think your day was bad? Theirs was worse [I guarantee it].
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