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Feyliya
post Mar 3 2005, 11:58 PM
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I'm going insane with curiosity. What happened? Why were the boards down?


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post Mar 4 2005, 12:14 AM
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As you've probably noticed, the forums have been very unreliable for the past month. This was because I was using a new host provider for the website.

Unfortunately the provider was rubbish. Their name is http://www.webhostingboy.com and they were really appalling. I'm typing that in full because I want it to turn up if anyone does a Google for them. So, to repeat, http://www.webhostingboy.com are terrible hosts. I'm not a malicious man, but after spending a month chasing the company, being told 'it's fixed now, it will be stable from this point onwards' and then having the same problem a day later I've had enough experience to judge that they are incompetant when it comes to running a server that can support anything other than a very basic HTML site.

So...

I've moved the site to a new server. Mr Fuzzy helped out on some of the finer points, but this time I did the majority myself, and frankly I'm really pleased with myself for managing to get it all working.

Of course, this does mean that I've had to pay for hosting twice in the last five weeks, but I'm hoping that I'll get a refund from the terrible hosting providers that are webhostingboy.com .


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post Mar 4 2005, 12:24 AM
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post Mar 4 2005, 12:36 AM
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so this is worst host provider in the world?


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post Mar 4 2005, 12:38 AM
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I've moved the site to a new server. Mr Fuzzy helped out on some of the finer points, but this time I did the majority myself, and frankly I'm really pleased with myself for managing to get it all working.


Go you!! *does a Mata dance*

On the whole, naming and shaming is good - you paid for a service, you did not get that service - therefore you are fully within your rights to slag said service.

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post Mar 4 2005, 01:22 AM
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So, just so I can get this clear you're saying that http://www.webhostingboy.com provided a crap service? And that as a result of http://www.webhostingboy.com 's very bad hosting, your site and the forums were down for so long? That is truly alarming to hear, you must have been very disappointed.

On a happier note, well done you. I knew the lint'd come in handy wink.gif


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post Mar 4 2005, 03:37 AM
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That's where they got you. It wasn't a guarantee, it was a gaurantee. Sneaky little people.

Glad everything is working now. smile.gif


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post Mar 4 2005, 04:06 AM
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I'll just need to keep in mind that http://www.webhostingboy.com is a bad service, so if I ever have my own forums, I won't use http://www.webhostingboy.com , in fact, I'll use a service that is better than http://www.webhostingboy.com.


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post Mar 4 2005, 08:46 AM
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Little is it known, but http://www.webhostingboy.com (which I hear I quite crap) is actually run by just what it says; a little boy. He pretends to know lots and lots about complicated hosting solutions, but in fact knows very little.

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post Mar 4 2005, 03:27 PM
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*scratches head* you have to buy the best "package" for 24/7 tech support?


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Quoth(The Raven)
post Mar 5 2005, 05:36 AM
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perhaps this thread should be re-named http://www.webhostingboy.com


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post Mar 5 2005, 10:44 AM
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Good move, Mata. I mean, http://www.webhostingboy.com is clearly an absolutely crappy site, so to continue hosting with http://www.webhostingboy.com would be nonsensical. Let's just hope that no-one is stupid enough ever to use http://www.webhostingboy.com again, or God have mercy on their souls.

http://www.webhostingboy.com is crap. http://www.webhostingboy.com is crap.
http://www.webhostingboy.com is crap. http://www.webhostingboy.com is crap.
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Don't use http://www.webhostingboy.com. Don't use http://www.webhostingboy.com. Don't use http://www.webhostingboy.com. Don't use http://www.webhostingboy.com. Don't use http://www.webhostingboy.com. Don't use http://www.webhostingboy.com. Don't use http://www.webhostingboy.com. Don't use http://www.webhostingboy.com.
webhostingboy is crap. webhostingboy is crap.

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post Mar 5 2005, 11:36 PM
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^ The fact that you took the time to write all of that is awe-inspiring happy.gif

And yes, now I think we all know that www.webhostingboy.com is crap.


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post Mar 5 2005, 11:47 PM
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Aw, all I did was cut-and-paste. I wasn't _that_ keen!
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post Mar 5 2005, 11:51 PM
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But it all helped us to see how www.webhostingboy.com was crap much more easily happy.gif


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Feyliya
post Mar 6 2005, 12:04 AM
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So the provider www.webhostingboy.com is really awful then? I wouldn't use www.webhostingboy.com, then. Maybe www.webhostingboy.com will fold after enough search engine bots get a hold of this thread.


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post Mar 6 2005, 12:37 AM
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Actually, this may be pretty tight. I mean, how guilty would we feel if they actually folded.


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post Mar 6 2005, 12:40 AM
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QUOTE (little_bear @ Mar 5 2005, 04:37 PM)
Actually, this may be pretty tight.  I mean, how guilty would we feel if they actually folded.
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Me? Not in the least. If they're going to offer something, they'd better come up with it. Otherwise they shouldn't be advertising.


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post Mar 6 2005, 05:47 AM
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Not to put a damper on anyone's enthusiasm, but has it occured to anyone else, that, if this gets back to the affore mentioned Server company, they might decide on legal action? I mean, in light of recent events, I doubt they have a case, but they could drag this thing through the courts interminably, and rack up legal fees, to boot...

Americans are a very letigious people (only ancient Babylonians were worse, methinks...). I should know, I'm one of 'em (American, not Letigeous...).

(Me, being worrywart...)


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post Mar 6 2005, 10:58 AM
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They could give it a try, but I doubt most lawyers would be willing to take an international case. Besides the fact that Mata hasn't asked us to do any of this and isn't responsible for our actions.


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post Mar 6 2005, 06:11 PM
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would they have to sue every single one of us, then?

in that case, is it leagal to sue anyone under 18? I mean, they wouldn't want it on their reputtation for sueing a 12 year old?

http://www.webhostingboy.com/ is horrible!


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post Mar 6 2005, 06:49 PM
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It's legal to sue a minor, it's just a really, really bad idea. I imagine most judges kick lawsuits against minors out of court. Unless it deals with an actual physical action against personal property (like some kid throwing rocks and breaking windows, or something like that), I can't see a lawsuit against someone under the age of 15 or so actually going through.


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post Mar 6 2005, 07:43 PM
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So what? If http://www.webhostingboy.com gave Mata poor service, and that poor service affected us negatively, I think that we have every right to complain about http://www.webhostingboy.com and their awful business practices. If this sort of thing were illegal than all those consumer reports websites would be illegal too. Besides, I think that it's perfectly legal to harm a company's reputation when they've been terrible hosts like http://www.webhostingboy.com. What would be illegal is if we sat around and were talking about the service providers themselves and called them names, because that's defamation of character or something. Simply complaining about http://www.webhostingboy.com and linking them to ensure that other consumers don't fall into their trap of poor service should be entirely within our rights.
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Yes, think of this as the free market in operation. A company has provided a poor service, so it should not be allowed to survive. We have the moral upper hand!

And that crappy, incompetent company is http://www.webhostingboy.com.
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post Mar 7 2005, 03:19 AM
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Bearing in mind some of the things that this forum turns up on for searches, I think it's safe to say that Google will get the message now!

The service they provided did not in any respect compare favourably with the services that they described on their own website. After many promises to rectify this they failed to do so. I have now found out that emails to my main address were intermittently bouncing during the month too, so it is possible (although unlikely in the last month) that I could have missed a contact from a high-paying client. Considering the promise of 99.9% uptime they singly failed to provide a stable platform for my website even when it was operating well within the parameters of the hosting package, and that I feel can be accurately described as 'rubbish'.

The new hosting company have so far been excellent. Brillant support during the site set-up, easy to use control panel, and the site remained alive when linked to by two major sites simultaneously, which is really quite an impressive feat!


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