Host for Web review

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-anonymous- (thefakenet@g...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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Not bad, but not great
On the one hand, I seldom have problem with HostForWeb. Their uptime is good, their servers are generally reliable, and they seem to use quality hardware (at least in my case).

My only real issue with them, is with their support department. They frighten me. My experiences with them today have me looking at moving away from them.

Here are 4 issues that stand out while reading my ticket history with them over the last 4 years. (I have been with them longer, but it seems my ticket history only goes back that far)

1. It is a rare day when the actually read an entire support ticket before responding to it. I recently submitted a ticket where one of my SSD-VPS accounts was firing off low-disk space warning emails to me, as they had mis-allocated (or oversold) the amount of space available to it. Their response was to blame backups taking up space. The issue was not with the space used, but with the total space (I paid for 80GB, and I had nearly used up my allocated 40GB, [read more...]
Pavel Veleba (veleba.oceanbres@h...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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Hostforweb have a lightening quick connection!
I found Hostforweb to be very helpful and competent in answering any questions or making changed to my site. Admittedly I am only hosting html based site, but have a steady flow of visitors, who extremely rarely report downtime.
I use them for my web and email hosting and they have been very reliable with nearly no downtime since we've been using them.
This service allows for easy setup of websites and emails, modifications, and monitoring through their control panel user page. Online explanations of features and instructions are clearly written.

Very Good Uptime, Great Support, Good Features. No major problems. Very professional staff.
Gab Thomps (gab.thomps@y...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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I am extremely happy with Hostforweb services!
Can express the point that Hostforweb is awesome, the support is professional when they aren't being asked any newbie's questions. The price can't be beat, the Control Panel is really easy to use. The site has always powered my web site with ease, no matter how much burst in traffic i get, it still runs very fast.
Uptime since I moved has been 100% and the server is always fast and stable.
It may be $12.95/month for business pro plan, but for this kind of service, i will gladly pay it.
My site it ultra-fast these days and I'm a very happy customer.
Back to my experience with Hostforweb for last couple months - I would say you can rely on it.
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About Host for Web

HostForWeb, Inc is Chicago's premier hosting provider, providing reliable, scalable solutions for customers of all sizes and services. Located in the carrier-neutral Equinix Chicago Data Center, HostForWeb, Inc has access to all the major carriers in Chicago without the need for local loop circuits.

The Space
Our datacenter facilities are provided by Equinix (www.equinix.com) and SARA Computing (www.sara.nl), and represent the finest space available in each market worldwide. These datacenters have been designed and operated to satisfy even the most discriminating customers.

* N+1 UPS and generator redundancy at every site
* Biometric locks on all facility doors
* 24x7 security staff onsite
* Individually locking cabinets
* Several hundred cameras with long-term digital recording at each site


The Network
Connectivity is completely redundant, right up to the point of delivery to customers. Traffic is routed through Juniper edge routers and aggregated using Cisco core switches. We participate in extensive public and private peering using the Equinix Peering Exchange and the AMS-IX Internet Exchange. Our private optical IP backbone connects all of our network PoPs to ensure the most efficient routing of traffic between customer equipment and its destination.

The Servers
Every server we sell is professionally built using quality components and can be customized to meet every customer's unique requirements. We keep several entire systems on hand and earmarked as cold spares, and an extensive inventory of replacement parts to keep our servers up and available.

The People
Our Chicago-based staff is dedicated to the success of your business. With technicians onsite 24/7, HostForWeb is always available via telephone and email to handle customer inquiries and service requests. Some of the qualities we seek and promote in our technicians include:

* Customer-centric, positive attitude and work ethic
* Experience building and troubleshooting PC hardware
* Experience in a datacenter environment (structured cabling, rackmount hardware)
* Experience with Unix-based and Microsoft Windows Server Operating Systems
* Advanced understanding of IP networks ("how it works")

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Linux - Shared Keep mouse
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Smart Plan  $3.00/mo. unlimitedunmetered
HostForWeb Shared featuresServer Specs Provided:Dual Xeon4GB RAMOperating System:LinuxWeb Server Software Offered:ApacheDatabases Features:MySQLWeb Hosting Server Features:FTP AccountsCron JobsBackupFile ManagerPassword Protect DirectoriesServer Side IncludesFrontpage [...]$4.95/mo. 200 MB3 TB
BusinessPRO  $12.00/mo. unlimitedunmetered
HostForWeb HFW-0 featuresHostForWeb.COM MANAGED dedicated servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers.
Operating System:LinuxWeb Server Software Offered:ApacheDatabases Features:MySQLWeb Hosting Server [...]
$24.95/mo. 2 GB50 GB
HostForWeb HFW-1 featuresHostForWeb.COM MANAGED dedicated servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers.
Operating System:LinuxWeb Server Software Offered:ApacheDatabases Features:MySQLWeb Hosting Server [...]
$34.95/mo. 3 GB80 GB
HostForWeb HFWVPS-1 featuresHostForWeb.COM virtual private servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers.
Server Specs Provided:XeonRAID ControllerOperating System:LinuxWeb Server Software [...]
$39.95/mo. 15 GB400 GB
HostForWeb HFW-2 featuresHostForWeb.COM MANAGED dedicated servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers.
Operating System:LinuxWeb Server Software Offered:ApacheDatabases Features:MySQLWeb Hosting Server [...]
$49.95/mo. 4 GB100 GB
HostForWeb HFWVPS-2 featuresHostForWeb.COM virtual private servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers.
Operating System:LinuxWeb Server Software Offered:ApacheDatabases Features:MySQLWeb Hosting Server [...]
$59.95/mo. 8 GB100 GB
HostForWeb HFW-3 featuresHostForWeb.COM MANAGED dedicated servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers.
Operating System:LinuxWeb Server Software Offered:ApacheDatabases Features:MySQLWeb Hosting Server [...]
$69.95/mo. 6 GB150 GB
HostForWeb HFWVPS-3 featuresHostForWeb.COM virtual private servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers.
Operating System:LinuxWeb Server Software Offered:ApacheDatabases Features:MySQLWeb Hosting Server [...]
$79.95/mo. 15 GB150 GB
HostForWeb HFW-4 featuresHostForWeb.COM MANAGED dedicated servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers.
Operating System:LinuxWeb Server Software Offered:ApacheDatabases Features:MySQLWeb Hosting Server [...]
$89.95/mo. 10 GB200 GB
HostForWeb HFWVPS-4 featuresHostForWeb.COM virtual private servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers.
Operating System:LinuxWeb Server Software Offered:ApacheDatabases Features:MySQLWeb Hosting Server [...]
$99.95/mo. 20 GB200 GB
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Intel Quad Core Q6600  $129.00/mo. 500 GB10 TB
Server Plan HFWSRV-2 featuresHostForWeb.COM MANAGED dedicated servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers. Hosting services on a shared server are sometimes not enough to allow you the kind of control, [...]$129.95/mo. 80 GB2 TB
NEW Intel Xeon E3-1220 Managed  $144.00/mo. 500 GB10 TB
Server Plan HFWSRV-4 featuresHostForWeb.COM MANAGED dedicated servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers. Hosting services on a shared server are sometimes not enough to allow you the kind of control, [...]$149.95/mo. 80 GB2 TB
Server Plan HFWSRV-5 featuresHostForWeb.COM MANAGED dedicated servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers. Hosting services on a shared server are sometimes not enough to allow you the kind of control, [...]$199.95/mo. 80 GB2 TB
Server Plan HFWSRV-6 featuresHostForWeb.COM MANAGED dedicated servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers. Hosting services on a shared server are sometimes not enough to allow you the kind of control, [...]$249.95/mo. 80 GB2 TB
Server Plan HFWSRV-10-ISP featuresHostForWeb.COM MANAGED dedicated servers are a perfect solution for popular sites, a large company, an online mall, or reseller/presence providers. Hosting services on a shared server are sometimes not enough to allow you the kind of control, [...]$349.95/mo. 80 GB2 TB
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HFWVPS-0  $24.00/mo. 100 GB1 TB
HFWVPS-1  $34.00/mo. 150 GB1500 GB
HFWVPS-2  $49.00/mo. 200 GB2 TB
HFWVPS-3  $69.00/mo. 400 GB5 TB
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HFW-RESELLER - Start Own Host Easy  $24.00/mo. 100 GB1 TB
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HFWVPS-4  $83.00/mo. 60 GB2 TB
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COLO  $40.00/mo. 330 GB
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CloudSize-1  $20.00/mo. 20 GB1 TB
CloudSize-2  $40.00/mo. 40 GB2 TB
Managed Webmaster Cloud - Starter  $59.00/mo. 40 GB1 TB
Managed Business Cloud - Webmaster  $79.00/mo. 60 GB3 TB

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Bacteria Knight (knightbacteria@y...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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Hostforweb offers Nice Reliability and Quality!
After browsing all the hosts available on the net, Hostforweb seemed to have the best prices for the best services. So, I decided to give them a try. I'm so satisfied with this host, my business now has grown rapidly, I have a different hosting accounts with Hostforweb, and everything continues to be smooth. For any help or issues I have, I can count on their willingness to go the extra mile just to ensure I'm happy.

Site is extremely fast to load and has had almost perfect uptime.
The features they offer are nearly endless, and their customer support is simply outstanding.
9 out of 10 is my final rating of this web host.
Chuck23 (tpladyr@y...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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Hostforweb is my choice!
I've been with hostforweb for 3 months and a half - I would like to say that I am fully satisfied dealing with them.
Their support impressed me. When I talked to one of their experts from support team, I had no feeling from him of wanting to fix my problem as quickly as he could so he could move on the next customer; instead, he made sure he completely understood the issue I was having and did everything he could to fix it, which he did. He also explained what the issue was in a way I could understand. It was my mistake.

As for the speed connectivity, it is quite good. My pages upload very fast. Their script installer tool is useful.
They have normal pricing and their discounts passed on the savings to me.
Performance is great. Recommended.
Nickolas Hewit (nickolashewit@y...)
Time Hosted: 2 to 3 years
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Hostforweb service is fantastic
I began using Hostforweb in 2011, I have been going on and off with various domains throughout the years with them and have experienced good service. Sign-up was a snap and I immediately began transferring my Websites.
The customer service is fantastic. You can contact them about anything. It doesn't have to be a problem. Even general inquiries are happily and quickly addressed. I mean quick, too; often within minutes.
I was pleasantly surprised by the backup tools you provide which I did not expect at all.
They get an A+ for running their business with a good product and unmatched customer support.
Nancy C. Evers (nancyc.evers532@y...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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My experience with Hostforweb is great!
I have been with Hostforweb not so long but I would like to say that I am very satisfied running my site with them. I have no outages and downtime.
The set-up was fast - I was transferring my test sites within minutes of receiving their instant welcome emails. I can say that they are very helpful in transferring files.
They run specials and it is a great plus for them.

I've not had one minute of downtime so I am very pleased, and to top everything off their servers are not crowded and they don't oversell so their server speeds are second to none (very fast).

Overall, I would recommend Hostforweb to experienced and new users.
Trold Gunnar (troldg@y...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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I'm impressed using Hostforweb service!
Hey guys, I'd like to tell you about my experience using Hostforweb hosting service.
Well, my experience with them has been nothing but superb. I think they are very good and they monitor performance closely. I have open a few ticket and all of them as been solve the same day. In comparison with other hosts, i think Hostforweb is the most reliable and the cheapest host I've ever tried before.
Server uptime 99.99% and support I rarely use it since I'm a webmaster. There are full of extra features, moreover, their discount code saved a good sum of money for me. I have been generally very impressed with the quality of service and speed (both bandwidth and MySQL processing speed).
For me it's a very good solution. So far, a very happy customer. I'll update my comments in the near future.
Highly recommend their hosting service.
Andy Novak (admin@b...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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I've had nothing but success using Hostforweb!
I can express the point that Hostforweb is an excellent Host, they willing to help their customers, you can always rely on them. They have no setup and hidden fees. The activated my account in 10 minuted faster purchase. There have been some issues with server slowdowns however they where promptly resolved by their hence the perfect score.
What truly surprises is how honest their answers are. Where other companies will try to up-sell you more services, or a bigger package, Hostforweb will actually down-sell you a package at a lower rate than you are looking at, should they believe the extras unnecessary.
Great support, personalized service!
In conclusion, the services has been great, I will highly recommend them to anybody.
Ron W (Wombat) (webmaster@d...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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Have used hostforweb almost since they began 2001. Have also in that time used basic shared servers (2) and shared reseller. In the early year or two there were probs with the data centre used (then) and an unfortunate allocation of IP# blocks which was out of hostforweb's control. The many that stuck with them during that brief period were rewarded with exceptional support and possibly the best featured web hosting that only now other services are beginning to match. Obviously the sicko "Xavier L" has real attitude probs for posting such obvious crap; dare I say it, lies. Have a look at HFW before deciding on your next host.
Luis Pichardo (luispichardo@g...)
Time Hosted: 2 to 3 years
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I have been hosting with them for more than 2 years and their support is exceptional. They really offer 24 hour support. I have had a couple of outages, related with other accounts abusing the VPS or spamming issues, but everything has been solved quickly. Their support is polite and they are always willing to help.

I don't really know why someone would post a review like the one written by jalercay at hotmail.com, maybe he was spamming and got caught. These guys really have a zero tolerance policy towards spam.

I run a webhosting service using their service and I only have good things to say about them.
Xavier L (jalercay@h...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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NOTE: IF YOU SEE A GOOD REVIEW FOR HOSTFORWEB IS BECAUSE IS WRITTEN BY THEMSELF.
WARNING
AVOID THIS COMPANY BY ANY MEANS
HOSTFORWEB IS A SCAM. THEY DON`T RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY.
THEY ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT AND USE IT FOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.
IN MY ACCOUNT WWW.RAZZZA.COM THEY CREATE A E-MAILS ADDRESS AND USED THEN TO BUY STUFF ON THE INTERNET WITH STOLE CREDIT CARDS OF OTHERS CUSTOMERS.
WHEN I COMPLAINED THEY JUST CANCEL MY ACCOUNT
THEY SCAM CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS AND AFTER THEY BILL YOU TO REMOVE THE VIRUS THAT THEY INSERT AND THEIR OWN SERVER.
IF YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH HOSTFORWEB PLEASE CANCEL IT RIGHT AWAY.
HOSTFORWEB IS UNDER INVESTIGACTION AND THEIR SERVER GOING TO BE SHUTT DOWN SOON.
THE CHICAGO POLICE IS OPENING A CASE AGAINST HOSTFORWEB.
PLEASE AVOID THIS CRIMINALS...
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