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    Question Anything about hosting-unlimited.net?

    Hi, I've just found

    http://www.hosting-unlimited.net

    and they seems to be providing the packages with reasonable prices. Does anybody know this company, or currently having an account with them? Then please let me know how they are.

    Cheers!

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    The website design looks good, cant say i have an account with them to comment on them though.

    I would say this though, why have they called them selfs "hosting-unlimited" or do people not know that there is no such thing as unlimited.

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    Thanks, Flumps

    I checked their support forum and there are many active users and there seems to be many happy customers. I would sign up with their service to see if it's a lucky find.

    I also sent email to them to see how quick they can reply to it, and also to know some crucial information like how many people is working, or how long they've been in business, how many servers they've got or something like that.

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    do tell us what they replied to your email and in what time?
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    Do tell us also why their site loads so slowly .... one thing comes to my mind "small pipe oversold" hmm

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    Hi, domainwala and NH-Benjamin

    I'll post when I get the reply from them.
    It's been past 4 hours, but still no reply yet!

    >small pipe oversold
    For me their website is loaded as normal. But it maybe on the different server from the one for customers.

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    There website seems to be down :\
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    There website seems to be down :\
    So it's not just me then. It's down (or times out) in Eastern Europe.

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    Originally posted by NH-Benjamin
    Do tell us also why their site loads so slowly .... one thing comes to my mind "small pipe oversold" hmm
    No site showing from here.
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    Yep, it seems to be down at the moment....
    Hmmm, it'd be taking ages to get a reply then. :-/

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    This is why I constantly urge consumers to do more research before clicking the order button! Ask lots of questions!

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    Site not working for me too.

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    Originally posted by NH-Benjamin
    Do tell us also why their site loads so slowly .... one thing comes to my mind "small pipe oversold" hmm
    might help if ur not on a 56k connection lmao jk.

    loads fine for me when i visited it that time when i made my comment. then again i do have a 1mbit connection all to myself

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    Hello,

    This is just typical isn't it! The first ever thread asking about us on WHT and our site is currently down.

    We don't host our own site ourselves, for the simple reason that if any of our servers go down then our clients can still contact us. The host we choose to host our main web site with is currently experiencing a DDOS attack.

    I'm receptive to any questions you may have via PM on these forums, but bear in mind you won't be able to order until our site comes back to life.

    The word "Unlimited" in our name is actually ironic - although nobody has ever picked up on it :'(

    Do a Google search, you'll find some decent independent reviews of our service.

    Quote Originally Posted by gvc
    I also sent email to them to see how quick they can reply to it, and also to know some crucial information like how many people is working, or how long they've been in business, how many servers they've got or something like that.
    4 people .:. December 2002 .:. 7

    Kevin
    Last edited by H-U.net; 06-11-2004 at 11:24 AM.

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    It appears to be down for me too, and I'm on a business ADSL line with 512k and 20:1 contention and very rarely have problems, so I guess the server or network is down.

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    Hi, Kevin

    Thank you for the reply! Sorry to hear you are having trouble of DDOS attack.
    um, on top of above some questions, I asked several other questions in my email. Don't worry, I'll be waiting for your reply by email. Then I should ignore how long it would take as it seems this isn't a case to measure the length of time for the reply :-)

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    ....can't wait to check HU's page again...

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    Yes, DDOS is never fun. It's one of these things that are out of any hosts' jurisdiction unfortunately. None of our clients are affected I should mention, only our own site.

    Our response time is good - but then I guess I'm not the best person to measure this

    Kevin

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    Kevin replied to my email shortly after their server was back.


    As he explained, they've been running hosting business since Dec 2002, and there are 4 people working for the company, they've got 7 servers currently located at EV1, aiming 99.8% uptime.

    For me as a person who is living in London, mentally it'd be better to have a server here in U.K. as they are based in U.K.. I think this is a lucky find.

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    Did you ask for the hostnames of each of the four servers?
    Patron: I'd like my free lunch please.
    Cafe Manager: Free lunch? Did you read the fine print stating it was an April Fool's joke.
    Patron: I read the same way I listen, I ignore the parts I don't agree with. I'm suing you for false advertising.
    Cafe Owner: Is our lawyer still working pro bono?

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    Uh, no I didn't. But I think Kevin would be able to answer to your question here.

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    Originally posted by pixel_fenix
    Did you ask for the hostnames of each of the four servers?
    Is the canonical hostname of a server a 'normal' question you get asked then? Goodness knows what that implies if you do.

    I smell scepticism - http://www.hosting-unlimited.net/status/

    Kevin

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    If a host says they own x servers I expect them to supply x hostnames.
    Patron: I'd like my free lunch please.
    Cafe Manager: Free lunch? Did you read the fine print stating it was an April Fool's joke.
    Patron: I read the same way I listen, I ignore the parts I don't agree with. I'm suing you for false advertising.
    Cafe Owner: Is our lawyer still working pro bono?

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    May I politely suggest you're barking mad?



    Kevin

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    Don't claim to have stuff if you aren't prepared to offer proof that's all I'm saying. Are you overloading the servers and afraid of a whois check or what?
    Patron: I'd like my free lunch please.
    Cafe Manager: Free lunch? Did you read the fine print stating it was an April Fool's joke.
    Patron: I read the same way I listen, I ignore the parts I don't agree with. I'm suing you for false advertising.
    Cafe Owner: Is our lawyer still working pro bono?

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    May I politely suggest you read my earlier reply.

    WHOIS all you like - it's no thing to me.

    www.hu-atlas.com
    www.hu-mimas.com
    www.hu-servers.com
    www.hu-hosting.com
    www.hu-tethys.com
    www.hu-telesto.com
    www.hu-helene.com
    www.hu-pan.com
    www.hu-hyperion.com

    (You could have derived this information by reading my earlier post).

    Kevin

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    That's all I wanted to see. No need to get all touchy over it.
    Patron: I'd like my free lunch please.
    Cafe Manager: Free lunch? Did you read the fine print stating it was an April Fool's joke.
    Patron: I read the same way I listen, I ignore the parts I don't agree with. I'm suing you for false advertising.
    Cafe Owner: Is our lawyer still working pro bono?

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    I wasn't getting touchy. It was you that mentioned hostname information, and you who mentioned WHOIS information.

    Happy WHOISing

    Kevin

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    Bravo you don't overload your servers. Now to the next unimportant topic to waste time.
    Patron: I'd like my free lunch please.
    Cafe Manager: Free lunch? Did you read the fine print stating it was an April Fool's joke.
    Patron: I read the same way I listen, I ignore the parts I don't agree with. I'm suing you for false advertising.
    Cafe Owner: Is our lawyer still working pro bono?

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    Finally I have signed up with http://www.hosting-unlimited.net/ and now am waiting for the completion of setting up. I hope everything will be fine. And hopefully I'll report how they are doing in the future.

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    I like the site. Not that that's mightily relevant, but I thought I'd mention it.

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    Exclamation

    It will likely pay to be sceptical.

    See the following thread on another forum (read the whole thing as it's a bit confusing as to who is replying to who):

    bbs.adslguide.org.uk/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=webdesign&Number=1242490&page=1&view=expanded&sb=5&o=0&fpart=

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    Originally posted by akaky
    It will likely pay to be sceptical.

    See the following thread on another forum (read the whole thing as it's a bit confusing as to who is replying to who):

    bbs.adslguide.org.uk/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=webdesign&Number=1242490&page=1&view=expanded&sb=5&o=0&fpart=
    Hmmm, can't see anything in there that reflects poorly on H-U. Quite the opposite in fact.

    Blacklists (of one form or another) are operated by most hosts and every so often one will get problems with genuine mail being blocked. It's a case of the lesser of two evils.

    And having the MTA delete files with '.exe' attachments is a good way to help reduce the spread of viruses.

    I would say that those are good, responsible actions from a host.


    Edit
    Thought I should add that I have nothing to do with H-U ... in fact I'd never heard of them until this thread. Just thought I'd better clear that up!

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    looks very similar to http://www.resellyourweb.com who had their site designed by ceonex

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    flush,
    You mean the design of their website? Now there are so many 'flashed' templates for the hosting companies. I guess it's one of them. Actually I found almost identical website (but different hosting company) elsewhere recently...
    Last edited by wayout; 06-14-2004 at 01:46 PM.

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    umm.. ceonex dont make their designs avaliable as templates as far as i am aware, but i know what you mean

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    Originally posted by akaky
    It will likely pay to be sceptical.

    See the following thread on another forum (read the whole thing as it's a
    bit confusing as to who is replying to who):

    bbs.adslguide.org.uk/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=webdesign&Number=1242490&pa
    ge=1&view=expanded&sb=5&o=0&fpart=
    I have just read the thread you mentioned and don't think this would cause massive problem for me unless I can't receive any emails through their pop server. Besides, everytime there are always two sides, inside and outside, front and back, so I'll see how the things go.

    My account is up (the domain will be transferred after all bits are setup) and it's ready to study their performance (both machine and human). I'm bit concerned about the downtimes, which is very important to me, so I'll find out it as well anyway.

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    Kevin's going to hate me now, but here goes .

    I'm a current HU customer.

    HU have excellent feature packed packages with prices to match.

    However, although I would never normally complain about HU support, recently it has slipped. It took almost a month for HU to respond to a support ticket i submitted. Extremely unlike HU, but it has happened again,and my current support ticket is currently unanswered.

    HU have just had some major problems with one of their servers (which is now dead), and i know we all have problems, but i felt i was / am not receiving the support i deserve.

    Other than that, HU are great. And Kevin is VERY helpful (when he responds).

    It sometimes seems he's running HU by himself .

    Brad.

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    Hosting-unlimited.net

    I have been a HU customer since May '04 and when I joined I really thought I'd found the right host for me. There were all the features I needed and support was excellent. In fact, my first experience of their support was when I needed them to run an SQL script for me which they did in a matter of minutes.

    But ...and there's always a but ...we've seen performance on their "Mimas" server degrade significantly over the past 2-3 months. We have experienced significant downtime and often the server status panel has been lit-up like a Christmas tree! The server is clearly overloaded.

    I have issued so many support tickets on this subject and never had any sort of reasonable explanation. I mean, I know hardware fails and things go wrong so, if they said "yeah sorry, disk went down" or something, I'd understand but, all I get is "The problem is now resolved" and no explanation. Very frustrating.

    Recently I have been asking to be moved to another server and all I get is "This has been escalated to another department". Guess what, the "other department" never get back to me!

    We are currently searching for a new host with physical servers in the UK and are prepared to pay a bit more for a better service. It a real shame as HU have some really good features.

    I have attached a screen shot of their "System status panel" at 13:21 02/14/2005 and you'll see what I mean!

    PS I have tried to join their "user forum" which you will see contains a lot of positive praise. Alas it's moderator activated and I've never received my activation email. If I were cynical, one might suspect that they are selective about their forum members?

    Nigel
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