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    * AddAction.net - wow, is this real?

    www.addaction.net -

    Cpanel hosting plan with:

    500MB space
    20GB bandwith
    can use up to 5 domains!

    6.95$ a month, but thats not all.
    They are having a special with 6 months free... or if I decide to pay annualy its 50$.

    Let me say it again, for 50$ a year I get 500MB/20GB/5domains?



    I usually laugh my *** of at prices like that and move on. however, look at the site design, nice ain't it? by marengo, a user from here.
    now, I have seen her work its great. so is this site... I'm sure that the owner(s) of AddAction had to spend some money on it.

    so, on one hand they seem to be for real.

    A search on google finds nothing about them, nothing on a search here...

    I do apologize if I seem a bit suspicious here, but those prices are very low, I'm just wondering if they are too low.


    can somebody who is hosted with them post please? just for my peace of mind.

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    It would only be a guess, but that style of page is very similiar to a lot of the templatemonster.com layouts.
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    Originally posted by borisbaloney
    It would only be a guess, but that style of page is very similiar to a lot of the templatemonster.com layouts.


    no, thats a 100% custom great design by marengo. (who I highly respect)

    thats one of the reasons that made me pause, and wonder if they are actually for real.

    they also offer a lot of flash tutorials fron www.demodemo.com - that costs some money as well.

    so they seem to have invested a lot of money in their site, they probably wouldnt do that unless they are serious about their biz.

    but the prices are just funny... so I dont know what to think.


    so again, can some people who are hosted by them post please?

    thanks
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    They certainly seem to be investing some money, but overselling is overselling.
    They are with servint who definately are not cheap, so I can't see how they would make any profit if their clients were using their full alotments.
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    Thanks blue, I thought as much... its a shame really, I would have gotten a plan or two with them if they werent so darn cheap.

    you'd think that if they are putting in so much money, they'd want to make profit in a smarter way...

    *sigh*
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    Don't get me wrong Eugene, I'm not saying they don't offer good hosting, I don't have any experience with them.
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    Yes, I understand that blue.
    However I dont want a host that oversells, no matter how good they seem to be.

    even if I'll get 50 people that are hosted by them to post here saying how great they are I wont go with them. (because little do those 50 people know that they are being all cramped togther on one server...)

    the prices are just unreal for those kinds of plans, if they succeed in getting a lot of customers it will backfire on them, and they will either go away or drasticly raise their prices to be able to afford more servers.

    I just dont want to be a part of that mess.


    I'd rather pay 4$ a month more somewhere.
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    even sultanhost.com is offering similar kind of prices.. and I have hosted with them without any problem for more than 6 months..
    Wholesale Domain Prices for Retail Customers - Rushtoweb.com
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    They are quite possibly overselling
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    But then again, who doesn't up to a certain point. And how will you know they are overselling, gonna ask them?

    Ask for a months free trial, see how it goes.
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    Well I have had my site hosted with them for the past year and there has been no problems or downtime. Nor have I had any problems with load times.

    I have a site with both AddAction and 1&1. I have had a much easier time with AddAction. Even when I hosted a site for a friend who's son was missing. The traffic went from very little (about 40meg a month) to the Gig range (yes I know..still small compaired to others here) with no downtime, nor any concern from AddAction on the bandwith used (for a period of 3 months).

    I have only had a couple of problems and they replied to my support request within 3hrs and had the site fixed within an hour after that. Even when I asked a couple of questions from support BEFORE I was hosting with them, I recieved the reply within 3hrs (on a Sunday in the wee hours of the morning).

    As far as I can tell they are doing the job they have said they would do and their support has been fairly quick to get back to me.
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    The Datacenter and site would indicate they are pretty serious about the quality of the hosting they provide. They also have a $9.95 set up fee for that yearly plan, it always pays to look at the fine print.

    As a Special, I could see them selling some of those without having to oversell their servers, depending on the set up fee to help offset the low pricing. They may be gambling on future upgrades from the Special.

    Bottom line is they are the only ones that know the bottom line...
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    how is 6.95 for only 500mb cheap??
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!
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    It is cheap, just with the amount of disk space the price should be doubled and then I'm not even including the 20 GB bandwidth
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    I never really had many problems with addaction when I was using them. In fact, they were one of the better hosts I had for that price. I just simply outgrew what they were offering.
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    sorry, what i meant was that with ppl giving away 2 gig and 100 gigs for 3.00 ....

    the site and overall business looked ok to me
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!
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    I started out with Addaction, and took advantage of their 6 month free plan. They had good customer service. I started to outgrow them and every once in a while I would have serverload problems in the range of 7-10. In my opinion they were a great host for free 6 months with $9.95 setup fee.

    Last I knew if you pay for a year 6 months free, 6 months paid, there is not setup fee.

    I think I was with them for a total of 9 months. I have a mostly dynamic site and a forum, I think near the end I might have been taking up a good share of load in mysql.
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    I dont know about this, they seem legit, yet they definatly oversell, and not in a small way.

    If they can succesfully juggle it however... who knows, they might pull it off.

    I guess its my dute as a WHTer to invest 50$ for everybodys sake and see if they are to good to be true.

    I'll get a plan in a few weeks, and will write them up in a few months.


    cheers

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    Back in my shared hosting days, these were the guys that hosted me.

    I highly recommend them.

    and Yes that plan is real.
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    Hey websterworld....I see the prices pretty ok and would make money without massive overselling.

    The 50% offer works out to $60/yr so that's $5/mo for 500mb, 20 Gb Bandwidth. If there are ~100 accounts per server....the diskspace is NOT even being oversold (500 x 100 = 50gb)

    Bandwidth will be 2000Gb....but that's also doable in one of those $200 servermatrix servers.

    So, if everyone uses the full amount...the company walks with $300 margin per server.... yes, there are lots of other bills, but they are not losing money per server.

    And of course with a bit of overselling thrown in...say 50%...they increase net margin per server to $550. So, the maths is all ok.

    They would need outsourced support from developing countries to keep that part low. The HW, BW part is well taken care of in those prices.
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    Originally posted by nipl
    Hey websterworld....I see the prices pretty ok and would make money without massive overselling.

    The 50% offer works out to $60/yr so that's $5/mo for 500mb, 20 Gb Bandwidth. If there are ~100 accounts per server....the diskspace is NOT even being oversold (500 x 100 = 50gb)

    Bandwidth will be 2000Gb....but that's also doable in one of those $200 servermatrix servers.

    So, if everyone uses the full amount...the company walks with $300 margin per server.... yes, there are lots of other bills, but they are not losing money per server.

    And of course with a bit of overselling thrown in...say 50%...they increase net margin per server to $550. So, the maths is all ok.

    They would need outsourced support from developing countries to keep that part low. The HW, BW part is well taken care of in those prices.
    Where exactly does servermatrix offer 2000 GB bandwidth servers?
    http://servermatrix.com/servers.html
    Am I missing something?
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    Oh, I use SM and theplanet interchangably. See the totalcontrol range on theplanet.com.... its $249 though....but I remember seeing the same for $199 also...dono where I saw those. Check with BVS (bestvalueservers.com)...they are theplanet/SM resellers and its possible I saw that 2000gb BW in one of their offers.
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    Addaction has been around for quite some time, and they were one of the first host's that I ever used. When I was with them they had excellent support, and I have nothing but good to say about them, as most people who have used them also praise their support and service. How do they offer such low prices, they are probably counting on the fact that most people will never use all of the alloted bandwidth, and they have been in business long enough to know how much the average person uses.

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    Thanks websterworld!

    For starting this thread.

    I took a look at AddAction.net, JaguarPC.com, and Spenix. Those were my choices after having problems with Dot5 as posted in this thread http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...hreadid=252015.

    AddAction was my ultimate choice for the amount of space and bandwidth which is equivalent to my Dot2 package, loads of features (especially Fantastico!), and most important, the price. I was pleasantly surprised to have received an acceptance e-mail the same day as I signed up -- I was fully expecting the stated 24 hour turnaround.

    Anyway, I'm hoping the next year will be just as pleasant and trouble-free hosting with them.
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    looks good

    Wow, that really looks good! Nice work.
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    Re: Thanks websterworld!

    Originally posted by madj
    For starting this thread.

    I took a look at AddAction.net, JaguarPC.com, and Spenix. Those were my choices after having problems with Dot5 as posted in this thread http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...hreadid=252015.

    AddAction was my ultimate choice for the amount of space and bandwidth which is equivalent to my Dot2 package, loads of features (especially Fantastico!), and most important, the price. I was pleasantly surprised to have received an acceptance e-mail the same day as I signed up -- I was fully expecting the stated 24 hour turnaround.

    Anyway, I'm hoping the next year will be just as pleasant and trouble-free hosting with them.
    Sure thing.
    I have just signed up myself, I have decided to try them out.

    I will write a complete review in a few months, right now I'm waiting for that activation email.

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    I'v had nothing but good with addaction.

    had their 6 month THEPLAN and had no problems but then switched to another company after that...

    my roommate however signed up with them as well and has upgraded his plan and stayed with them.

    his site easily chews up 30gigs+ of transfer in a month and has a forum that drains the server... 448 users online was the record. now the great thing is that with other company's often you get attitude when you actually use the space and bandwidth you pay for. addaction actually moved his site to another server... they gave there reason. they gave the steps needed(change dns servers on domain.) and they asked when we would be able to do this. it was nice to see them considering performance/reliabilty and it was great how they were not angry that we used resources... and gave steps that novices like us could understand.

    some company's have cpu usage restrictions, etc... but addaction has never given us any complaint, and our site is a hog.

    anyway, my roommate will be continuing to update his package, and i think i am going to switch back... their reseller packages may not be the cheapest but i have no problem paying for great service.
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    another good company to keep on my list. you go guys!
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    I am with addaction.net 2 months.

    I've tried before avidnewmedia and my site was down too often It was terrible.

    Addaction works fine: 99.9% uptime is a real; support is just quick and great. Plus this promo " 6 months free " ... I'll recommend Addaction to all my clients and I'll use them for all my sites in the future.

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