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Old 08-05-2008, 02:44 PM
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FatCow, Dot5, PowWeb, iPower: One In The Same!


I found out today that FatCow, Dot5 Hosting, PowWeb, and iPower Hosting are all part of the smae hosting conglomerate. The parent company is called Endurance International Group. It seems that the companies have gone out of their way to make their connections unpublished, which is very misleading to their customers. However, I recognized some similarities of their websites, and spoke with a representative over the phone who admitted that they were all connected. There are probably other companies too, but they wouldn't give out any more info.



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Old 08-05-2008, 03:11 PM
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The thing is that Average Joe doesn't care about this stuff, so it's all good.

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Old 08-05-2008, 03:19 PM
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I found out today that FatCow, Dot5 Hosting, PowWeb, and iPower Hosting are all part of the smae hosting conglomerate. The parent company is called Endurance International Group. It seems that the companies have gone out of their way to make their connections unpublished, which is very misleading to their customers. However, I recognized some similarities of their websites, and spoke with a representative over the phone who admitted that they were all connected. There are probably other companies too, but they wouldn't give out any more info.
And?

Companies operating under various brands is a practice dating back over 100 years.

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Old 08-05-2008, 03:37 PM
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The thing is that Average Joe doesn't care about this stuff, so it's all good.
The Joe that changes hosts would definitely like to know how to stay away from the company he's leaving and not end up with just another brand, that is run the same as the one he's leaving.

That being said, tjthayer's right. There's no foul play.

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Old 08-05-2008, 07:46 PM
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The Joe that changes hosts would definitely like to know how to stay away from the company he's leaving and not end up with just another brand, that is run the same as the one he's leaving.

That being said, tjthayer's right. There's no foul play.
Exactly! And, it doesn't bother anyone that there are countless numbers of "independent review sites" all over the internet which fill the "top ten" host slots with Endurance Group brands? It seems "fishy". Oh yea, by the way, StartLogic is another brand which is part of the group.

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Old 08-05-2008, 08:45 PM
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It seems "fishy".
It is nevertheless largely a by-product of their high paying affiliate programs, not a conspiracy.


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Old 08-05-2008, 08:49 PM
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Personally I don't like it, but I suppose its just to appeal to different people.

Another thing like this in the electronics world in the UK, Dixons-Currys-PcWorld are all owned by the same company, all the same products are there .

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Old 08-06-2008, 07:37 AM
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And do they share the same data centers?

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Old 08-06-2008, 08:52 AM
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I imagine its just a marketing thing, most people won't really mind and it is not as if they tried to hide it, they are all listed as being part of the same group.

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Old 08-06-2008, 01:39 PM
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And do they share the same data centers?
Of course. That's the whole point of Endurance--buy a company and move all the customers to their own architecture.

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:05 PM
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but none of them is reliable i have been with powweb and virtualave.net (same group)

and i have been disapointed as they see that u are using litle more bandwith than usual they suspend you

so if u plan to host than go away from these companies

because u will get sad after some time

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Old 08-07-2008, 12:38 AM
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but none of them is reliable i have been with powweb and virtualave.net (same group)

and i have been disapointed as they see that u are using litle more bandwith than usual they suspend you

so if u plan to host than go away from these companies

because u will get sad after some time
johnnycash.com is hosted on their shared architecture. Somehow I doubt you're pushing more bandwidth. Their mysql servers have been sketchy though.

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Old 08-07-2008, 02:54 AM
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Look at the biggest one of them all.

BlueHost and HostMonster are one in the same.

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Old 08-08-2008, 04:52 AM
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I think bluehost it has its own datacenter

and hostmonster its sister company of bluehost or maybe they are just using bluehost servers



but i dont know for sure it looks so

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:42 AM
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In the states, Taco Bell KFC Pizza Hut and Long John Silvers are all owned by the same people.

It happens in every industry. Economies of scale.

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