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    Question You opinion for Activa host; any new hearsay for Hostpacket?

    Hello!

    I did a search on Activa (http://www.activahost.biz/hosting.html) and there was nothing. Has anyone had any dealings with them? I'm looking at their Activa2 plan.

    I was planning to move to hostpacket.com a few months ago when aletia choked for a bit, but then hostpacket choked too. But I haven't heard anything bad about hostpacket recently, maybe tey got their act together, ala Aletia?

    Opinions, warnings, what-nots?

    THANKS

    Chap

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    Hostpacket, that was an amusing set of complaints and replies by the owner there for a while. That wasn't too long ago too.

    Plenty of pretty recent info, just do a quick search to see what I am talking about.

    I thought it was funny, but then again I am not a HP customer.

    -WC-

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    For the moment, I would avoid Hostpacket (or HostRacket as I've heard
    it called). As an ex-customer who is STILL waiting for a refund (HINT HINT) I check their forums regularly and they are
    still having problems. Maybe they'll get their act together eventually...Kevin seemed like a decent person.

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    Stay away from Hostpacket, period.

    I was a customer with them and I am still waiting for my refund. Kevin "seemed" like a nice person, but in my opinion that was just to draw customers in.

    I began to think that he was really a kid. One day my site was down for 3 hours (first 3 days of signup), I contact him and ask what was going on.

    He responds:

    "Sorry, was sleeping. server is back up now :-)"

    I'm like , that's the response I get. It's a time and a place for smilies, that was neither one of them. And that's the best explainaion I can get. I could've told myself the server was down, that's not too much to assume when you get "Cannot Find Server" for 3 hours. My total downtime with them was 100+ hours, I wasn't even with them a month

    I wouldn't reccommend them to anyone

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    When I access http://HostPacket.com, I get another site of http://urlbaron.com. Did they pull the plug?

    Oops - http://www.urlbaron.com/Details%20TL...stPacket%2Ecom
    AussieHost.com Aussie Bob, host since 2001
    Host Multiple Domains on Fast Australian Servers!!

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    Same thing, they'll be gone soon anyway

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    Originally posted by RackNine
    Bob,

    Their domain is: http://www.hostpacket.NET. I made the same mistake once

    -Matt
    Ok, make me look like a blinking idiot then.
    AussieHost.com Aussie Bob, host since 2001
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    Angry Hostpacket = bad

    I am still waiting for a refund from Hostpacket as well. I would stay away from them if I were you. Not only did they yank the plug on my site, but they never gave warning. Bad Hostpacket, bad.

    Anyhoo, I am back at square one - looking for a new reliable host. When you find one, will you post it?

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    One you may consider is www.gearhost.com, one of my sites being hosted with them since February and they are pretty good.

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    chap,
    try asking for a webhosting quote in the webhosting requests section of this website, im sure you'll find something suitable there.
    good luck
    - Ross
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    SuzieQ, try Dynamitehost.com. I've been sending PMs back and forth with the guy there. Their plans are great, they fit right into my budget and have almost all the feature I need. I'm going to pass on Dynamite because they don't ahve the instant "download backup/ restore backup" feature.

    I've already made a post at the request forum, nothing is appealing to me. I'll probably go with Activa. But I'm still a bit weary since nobody seems to have any previous experience with them.

    Chap

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    Funny thing, I just stumbled upon two posts by Activa's guy here at WHT:

    http://webhostingtalk.com/showthread...activahost.biz
    and
    http://webhostingtalk.com/showthread...activahost.biz

    Both posts have a 99, 5% guarantee (yes, a comma ). There's the same typo on their web site (http://www.activahost.biz/hosting.html). Could it be a simple cut and poste typo?

    And yes, the aliens are out to get me...

    Chap

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    I'm using activahost's activa2 plan, i'm happy so far, no downtime or problems
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    Originally posted by chap
    Both posts have a 99, 5% guarantee (yes, a comma ). There's the same typo on their web site (http://www.activahost.biz/hosting.html). Could it be a simple cut and poste typo?
    No, I don't think so. Since the company seems to be based in Italy, it would explain the use of a decimal comma (,) instead of a decimal point (.) in the number.

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    Hello
    We are working hard at the moment, making sure everything is perfect, to put HostPackets.com online, we have also registered HostPacket.com. We aim to provide a great hosting service and would like to point out that we have NOTHING to do with HostPacket.net.
    Mick Finnerty
    The UrlBaron.com Team

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