Originally posted by bannonsc
I think if DetailHost's adding other additionals, like add-on domains and etc., it's an honest deal.
Here are the relevent portions of their aforementioned Silver plan, as listed on their services page:
500Mb disk space
Unlimited POP3 Accounts
1 Additional Domain
So they did
add two additional domains. And took off 5GB transfer per month. And they limited my POP accounts... and my subdomains.
And it costs $5.00 more per month... hey, wait a minute...
Perhaps DetailHosting is totally legit. Maybe
I would receive the "unlimited" features on email accounts and subdomains; they may have just been parroting my requirements to meet them exactly...
At the very least, everyone should learn the following lesson: take nothing at face value. Check the quotes you receive—from any host—against the standard plans on that host's site. If features mysteriously disappear or appear (I'm still not sure how POP3 email can "include" IMAP
), be sure to get a specific answer from the host.
And for all you hosters offering quotes, please quote exactly what your plan will offer
. If you say "20 of thus-and-such", I'm going to assume you mean exactly that, no more or less, regardless of what the comperable, standard plan offers.
As you see in cases like this, being specific is very important, lest we cause more confusion and distrust than the plan's actually worth.