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    Thumbs down stay away from meinhosting.com

    this is a big warning against meinhosting.com. here is my story about them:
    i choosed a reseller pack from them from ebay,
    they respond quick and the acount was set up quite quick, and then the problem starts.
    the server starts going down several times a day, and i contacted them every time and often got answer in one word like , done , fixed and like that, or they blame on a spammer. uptime on 97% is not good enough and i start complaining to them about this, and what happen, oh yeah on evening they suspend my reseller account and my 80 customers on it,and i sendt them a mail and ask why and they answerd:
    Dear Customer,

    we where in the process of locating a hacker on the server. therefore
    some suspected accounts were suspsended temporarily. your accounts have
    been unsuspended again. we are sorry for any inconveniences.

    Regards,
    MH Support

    okay i thinked. i wasent home at that time so i think it now was okay but when i got home it was still suspended so again i sendt them a mail and asked why .
    Dear Customer,

    hubnett has not been unsuspended because there is a problem with one of
    your clients.
    there is a servicefee of 20GBP for us to check your clients:

    was the answer i got then so i paid that servicefee and ask why when they said its was unsuspended in the last mail, that one they didnt answer,
    after 12 hours they answer on the check:
    Dear Customer,

    we have found that several of your clients host exploits, illegal data
    and TOS-breaking data. Further some tried to access shell with their
    username illegally.
    and they said 3 of my domains and said they will close it down but i could get backups for 2 each domain backuped.
    byt the thing was thoose domain he mention i was cehcking the day before and there where nothing wrong there. so i asked that i want a list over waht thoose domains have done and all the other rulebraking and exploit and so one ,some evidence so i could charge then for the costs , here are the answer
    Dear Customer,

    exploits have been deleted by a trojan-scanner and manually. we do not
    have a list.

    Regards,
    MH Support

    HELLO?? they will delete a account because of illegal activities but doesnt have a list to the one resposible, and i ask about thoose domain he was telling about in the first place but he didnt know what it was. i asked if i could get acces to get some backup my selfe, but no way man, only way was to pay 2 eac domain backed up.
    now ater i changed host 8with 99,99% uptime) meinhost still have a terrible uptime, we monitor their site bacaue of this.
    my old account is still on their server and i told them to get me som evidence or i will charge them for then cost + a servicefee of 200. i have contacted their DC and waiting answers from them.

    i think they close my site because i was starting to get to big for their service and complaining to much about the uptime so they only find a way to get some more money from me before they close it down.
    STAY AWAY from them
    several people have same kind of story about them,

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    Moral of the story? Don't buy hosting on ebay.
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    i bought once too, for GBP$2 i think. NS5 and NS6 of MeinHosting sux. (their NS1 and NS2 are good thou). anyway, then they wanted me to pay a fine for GBP$5, i didnt even bother to pay and juz let them suspended my account. ran away quickly. and yeh, dun buy fr ebay~

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    My friend also bought a "UNLIMITED" reseller package from meinhosting, who claimed to manage more than servers

    uptime is horrible, almost 7x% (I'm not kidding ) server is restarting every 4-5 hours. No virus scanner is installed on the server (yeah 200+ servers )

    Immediately after the 2nd paypal payment, meinhosting just suspended the account, saying that she violated the TOS and threathened for approximately $200 to unsuspended the account But the truth is they just modified the TOS after my friend has signup the package.

    How much money my friend lost in total? Less than $10. So not a big deal
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    No, not all ebay hosting are bad. Just avoid those super cheap/unlimited bandwidth hosting

    Originally posted by NexDog
    Moral of the story? Don't buy hosting on ebay.
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    Don't buy from Ebay and in most cases you generally get what you pay for!

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    They attract you with the low prices, but then charge for every little thing to get the real cost from you. You end up paying the same price (if not more) for a crappy service.
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    Originally posted by josh3r
    i bought once too, for GBP$2 i think. NS5 and NS6 of MeinHosting sux. (their NS1 and NS2 are good thou). anyway, then they wanted me to pay a fine for GBP$5, i didnt even bother to pay and juz let them suspended my account. ran away quickly. and yeh, dun buy fr ebay~
    thats not correct. ns1 and ns2 sux!! i had thoose and they there where out a lot
    my uptime was 96% when i was lucky.
    they are experts to find anything they can charge you for and if you dont pay so bye bye.
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    Moral of the story? Don't buy hosting on ebay.
    It's not the advertising venue that's bad. It's the actual offer, the business model of the specific host that matter.

    Some say WHT is filled with unreliable kiddie hosts. Is WHT responsible for the level of service they provide? Does it mean that all hosts that participate or advertise here are bad? Definitely not.

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    Originally posted by ldcdc
    It's not the advertising venue that's bad, it's the actual offer, the business model of the specific host that matter. Some say WHT is filled with unreliable kiddie hosts. Is WHT responsible for the level of service they provide? Does it mean that all hosts that participate or advertise here are bad? Definitely not.
    most of host in here look quite good.
    but there is always some few who are the same you can read about in all forum , like meinhosting, their service sux
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    I have to say I had hosting with them responces were slow and downtime was trible.

    Its clear if buying hosting on ebay be careful and never buy unlimited because there is no way they can provide it.

    I think what they do is get a dedicated server. Sell loads of unlimited reseller plans on ebay untill they make money off that server then get another one.
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    and if you start using the server they discoennct you , stay away from them
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  13. #13
    Originally posted by josh3r
    i bought once too, for GBP$2 i think. NS5 and NS6 of MeinHosting sux. (their NS1 and NS2 are good thou). anyway, then they wanted me to pay a fine for GBP$5, i didnt even bother to pay and juz let them suspended my account. ran away quickly. and yeh, dun buy fr ebay~
    their ns1 and ns2 sux as well.
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  14. #14
    Originally posted by Raptors
    My friend also bought a "UNLIMITED" reseller package from meinhosting, who claimed to manage more than servers

    uptime is horrible, almost 7x% (I'm not kidding ) server is restarting every 4-5 hours. No virus scanner is installed on the server (yeah 200+ servers )

    Immediately after the 2nd paypal payment, meinhosting just suspended the account, saying that she violated the TOS and threathened for approximately $200 to unsuspended the account But the truth is they just modified the TOS after my friend has signup the package.

    How much money my friend lost in total? Less than $10. So not a big deal
    but if you have some customers you need backup and they charge GBP2 for each account backup. with 50 customer for example that is almost $200 .
    they charge you just to check what the tos breaking is and so on
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    Reminds me of that sayong - You get what you pay for.

    Won't be a bad idea to get a decent quality reseller package and spend a bit more to sleep easy, rather than pay later for flimsy reasons.


    Thanks

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    Originally posted by premium20
    Reminds me of that sayong - You get what you pay for.

    Won't be a bad idea to get a decent quality reseller package and spend a bit more to sleep easy, rather than pay later for flimsy reasons.
    Very true.

    Thats what I did I stayed with them for just over a month before I left and now have a quality reseller account that never gose down. And dose not have any service charges for everything.
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    To be honest, you pay £2 a month for unlimited reseller hosting what do you expect? It a complete fairy tale to think that nothing will go wrong.

    STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY (MEINHOSTING.COM) LIKE THE PLAGUE.

    I gave this company a try and to be honest they are the worst reseller / hosting company I have ever encountered. Server reboots every 6 hours (wtf ?) and a terrible downtime history.

    ON one occasion the server was down for three days, and no response from their so called "Customer Support", eventually the server came back up after 40 hours of continual downtime but still no reply from their support department. I log in to their ticketing system where I had lodged the support call to find that my ticket had been deleted without so much as an acknowlegement.

    Furious I send a letter of complaint to Meinhosting to every email address I can find for them. No reply, not even a "Sorry" .... nothing.

    Then a week later it goes down again, APACHE (http) fails and reboot doesnt solve the problem. FTP and mail is working but customers websites will not display.

    This time fortunately CPanel is accessible so I can emergency evacuate my client accounts to another server. I contact Meinhosting again through the support ticketing system, now porn popups have started appearing when I use the Ticketing system. I complain about this and the fact that the server is down AGAIN.

    NO response, and two days later still no reply. Logging in to the Ticketing system at this time reveals once again the support ticket has simply disappeared from the system.

    I have now a DDS server with Rackforce.com and to be honest its the best purchase I ever make, full control over my server with root access, and excellent uninterrupted uptime. What more could a web host provider need

    Meinhosting are out and out crooks. They will take your money then ignore you completely when things start going wrong. They are your worst nightmare.

    AVOID MEINHOSTING.COM AT ALL COSTS !!!!!!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martuk1111
    To be honest, you pay 2 a month for unlimited reseller hosting what do you expect? It a complete fairy tale to think that nothing will go wrong.

    STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY (MEINHOSTING.COM) LIKE THE PLAGUE.

    i paid more than 2 a month. they demand 2 for each account to backup.
    they i had several things. even that they could provide a single spesific reason of what i had that break their TOS. and compainting of illegal tried to accedd server, they couldt provide which user did this. exploits they said without they could which user had that because the have deleted that info.
    yes they are crocks
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    Hi everyone!
    I wish I read this before I was a meinhosting customer. I have a 2.95$ unlimited hosting plan with them. Yesterday, they suspended my account and told me I was sending spam emails using my accounts and that I have to pay 10gbp for unsuspending it... I just bought a hosting plan somewhere else.

    I hate meinhosting!

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    I have a 2.95$ unlimited hosting plan with them. Yesterday, they suspended my account and told me I was sending spam emails using my accounts and that I have to pay 10gbp for unsuspending it...
    Maybe you had a script that was being exploited?

    Oh, may we know a website that you host/have hosted with them?

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    its typical for meinhosting to suspend and demand money to unsuspend
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    Unlimited is for the lose.

    Oh and the guy's webpage is terribly designed and coded, not to mention it looks like they off-shored the place, since when is 8,000 = 8.000?
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    My friend bought an unlimited reseller from them using eBay and he has had no problems. I host my site on there and havent had any trouble with it (been hosting since September). I have only had downtimes about once a month (about an hour) and another time for a day - but that's it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NexDog
    Moral of the story? Don't buy hosting on ebay.
    Haha, exactly I cannot even begin to count the number of eBay hosts that have had bad reviews on them here.
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    Some of the meinhosting servers have problems, others e.g. their main server is good. I think meinhosting.com has an up time >99% , but many other servers are not so impressive. I guess this is because of they offer "Unlimited" bandwidth etc., so attracting abusers.

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    Yeah they attract with there prices.

    I would deffinetly stay away from eBay Hosting companies. There usually only there to make a quick buck .

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    There seem to be many good reasons to stay away from meinhosting, not the least of which is that they are a bunch of thieves.

    http://www.meinhosting.com/mhdemos/

    They have stolen $280 worth of Flash files from my site.

    I hate having to chase scum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vito
    There seem to be many good reasons to stay away from meinhosting, not the least of which is that they are a bunch of thieves.

    http://www.meinhosting.com/mhdemos/

    They have stolen $280 worth of Flash files from my site.

    I hate having to chase scum...

    Vito

    Thats low. It doesnt even look like they are trying to hide the fact that they stole them.

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    Do you know offhand which datacenter houses their servers? I suspect my C&D will fall on deaf ears and I'll have to escalate my actions higher up.

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    They appear to be in Layeredtech.

    http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/tracer...einhosting.com

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    Thank you.

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    I go through all the trouble registering to this forum just to say this
    MEINHOSTING suck so damn much.

    I bought their hosting from ebay, paid, got all info etc, the support was very prompt . Alright everything was OK. Then, the next day, the server becomes unresponsive almost the whole day. I send them a request for a refund. ( since they have a 7-day refund policy) , they contacted me asking for Paypal subsription ID, I sent them together with all the related information, my domain name, server ip, login etc.

    Never heard from them ever since. EVER. NO Refund whatsoever. What a bunch of jackasses. I hope their house get bulldozed. And oh yeah, the address appeared on meinhosting.com whois database is fake.



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    And oh yeah, the address appeared on meinhosting.com whois database is fake.
    If you're sure about that, you can report it to ICANN.org

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    meinhosting.com just scammed me...

    suspended me, charged me money, I paid, they charged me more money, I paid...

    They email all my clients requesting money from them to get their files...

    now, no response...I just saw an ebay auction for their reseller package end with a winner...I feel sorry for the winner of that auction.

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    it seemed like the only way to pay was thru paypal?

    do you think that paypal will refund the money that I set to meinhosting to un-suspend me?

    I also called layeredtech and they do not know who meinhosting was.

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    Where did you hear of this company at? Sounds odd when only accepting paypals. Maybe I am wrong but my opinion.

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    Sorry I see Ebay. In general still strange.
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    Extremely horrific... good luck in the future.

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    its a shame to see these so called companies getting away with this sort of thing.
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    I have moved about 3 clients away from Meinhosting in the past, they are one of the worst hosting companies about. I suspect their server reboots every few hours are done to keep their server load down and fit more people on.

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