Well you can find out about them by looking at domaintools/whois, and whoishostingthis.com. The only post I see on WHT is here.
By looking at their "About Us" page, looks like they have a "single" server. I realize everyone has to start somewhere, but I personally wouldn't host with someone like this. They offer Master Resellers with unlimited space/bandwidth...so be careful.
I'd suggesting doing a search on the forums here and look for reviews about them. In case you couldn't find any review about a particular host, i'd recommend trying to find out if they're a registered business, on a reputalbe network/datacenter, email them and ask them pre-sales questions.
I cant find many reviews, but I dont like what I see. Their bottom tier plan is $1.50 for 50 GB of space. I would like to know where he buys his hard drives at so I can buy a few for my box.
When looking at a host, I normally start by looking at the prices. Are they fair and realistic. Of course I would never go with a host that charges $20.00 per month for 1 GB of Space, I also would never go with a host that charges $1.00 per month for 10 GB of Space.
Next I look at the site layout, does i have a nice overview and flow. In this case I would give it a 7/10, which is pretty good.
Next I look at that customer support features are avilable
Forums - It does appear that they have a semi-active forum with quite a few posts. This is good
Server Status Page - None found - I am sorry, I cant trust a host that wont let me look under the hood at what is running it.
Ticket System - Under the Support Tab, there is a link that takes you to a 404 error page. This is not a good sign if you need to report an issue.
DO NOT GO TO PARADEHOSTING DO NOT SIGN UP FOR HOSTING WITH THEM
it'll be one of the hugest mistakes you EVER make. That is my current host and it is awful. Uptime is like tossing a coin. Compound that with 500 errors 403 errors malicious code injections (all server side issues that the client can do nothign about but hope the owner will fix it). The owner is not a nice person and considers fussing about downtime and the like "complaints" and "bitching". There are no support tickets or help desk. Just a message board. Yup you heard me right. Where not only do you have to contend with the owner and his attitude, but his harpies (i mean mods). Say anything they don't like and your thread will be deleted, possibly banned from the forum. They also have no issues on stalking you on other forums and twitters and copy pasting whatever you say about PH to their forums to talk crap about you and/or replying to your tweet/thread elsewhere and talk crap. One time the server was down for about a day before the owner even realized it was down then he came back with all these excuses, angry that we were angry about all the downtime. It seems unreal. I know. I've never seen anything like it in all my 9 years of being hosted. The person who owns it now has owned it as of march 2009 i think, when it was handed to him. the previous owners weren't too bad, though they did us all a serious disservice by handing all our info to this new guy.
As so many people have filed paypal disputes, the new owner will be using google checkout, which you may or may not know, really only does mediation between seller and client. they cannot return your money like Paypal disputes can.
Just don't do it. If i could have a do ever, I wouldn't be hosted by them for free...
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