Datapacket.net is run by a person who is very unhonest. Unlimited domains, unmitered disk space and bandwidth, whatever claimed unlimited or unmetered... all are lies.
The purpose of the reseller hosting plan he has designed is to force you purchase his very expensive dedicated server. How? When you get a few ten resold accounts, he'll cancel your account for sure. If you have charged your customer annual fee and receive cancellation, what's your choices? 1) Run out of business in just a few months and refund all money back to your customers; 2) order his server - $750 setup fee and $650 monthly fee.
Here is the email we received on Oct. 5, 2001: "Due to a recent company re-structure and account review we regret to inform
you that at the end of your billing cycle approximately Oct 30, 2001 your
account is scheduled for cancellation. Your subscription for payment has
already been canceled.
We urge you to take the proper steps to move your web sites away from our
network during this time frame."
Here is his offer to solve our problem: "We currently offer managed servers that are at least 950MHZ, 384Mb of ram,
30Gb hard drive. You receive our control panel free with the administration
options which will allow you to offer reseller options like the plan you are
currently under to your customers as well as the regular hosting options
like what you offer to your users.
Basically everything is the same as what you currently have except for the
master control panel server controls and of course you have the server all
to yourself. There are no limitations on the amount of domains you can host
on it as it would be your server so you can do as you wish.
The price is $650 per month with 100GB of bandwidth. One time setup fee of
$750. The server is setup to cater to clients that are web hosts which is a
We chose to colo our own servers with another datacenter and planed to move all customers to them before the end of October, 2001. You know what? Read on...
We received his email on Oct. 16, 2001: "Your user "moncredo" has been removed from our network for violating our
acceptable usage policy. All network users are bound to our acceptable usage
policy which can be found here. http://www.datapacket.net/wterms.htm.
Continued abuse of our network may result in full account termination."
Did moncredo.com violate the policy? No! DPN could not give out any fact when we requested evidence. Brain Brinet then removed all accounts (around 50 accounts and less than 80 domains and subdomains hosted, total disk space less than 300 MB) on Oct. 18, 2001.
Here is how we were charged:
July 15, 2001 signup, $49.95
July 18, 2001, we received account activation email from DPN
Aug. 8, 2001, our credit card was charged $49.95
Sept. 1, 2001, DPN charged us $49.95
Sept. 24, 2001, we were forced to pay DPN $49.95 through
Oct. 5, 2001, DPN refunded $24.95 through PayPal
So when we were removed off the server on Oct.18, DPN over charged us some money.
If you don't want to be burned like us, you'd better stay away from DPN.
If you have been burned by DPN, please report your complaints against DPN to PayPal, because PayPal continuously supports this lier and allows him to stay and to keep cheating people, and also refuses to give us any refund. You need to do something to help PayPal know his real face.
We feel sorry we used to give DPN one positive comment on this forum, misleading some readers to order DPN's " service". Soon or later they'll ge burned for sure.