Hostso review

This review cover a general impression of hostso.com product features like reliability, support, data center, price & more. Brand #14043, listed since .

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-anonymous- (rodrigues.arnold@g...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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Worst ever Hosting provider. Hosted by bunch of unprofessional, unable to resolve issues & will delete your data as per their wish. Only chat support available & will close chat if unable to resolve issues. DO NOT HOST ON HOSTSO.COM Big time cheaters.
-anonymous- (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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I know of nothing more pathetic and evil as hostso customer service and professionalism. They lie regularly, deceive naturally and pretend to the high heavens. Anyone who believes the promises/information given on their chats would believe anything. Hostso is the cyanide pill of small businesses, it is guaranteed to kill without fail. my business is theior casuality, I encourage any prospect to run!
-anonymous- (-hidden-)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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The quality of HostSo goes pair to the price: THE LOWEST. Horrible loading times, horrible technical service, whenever they fix something (you can never do it yourself no matter you master cPanel, it NEVER works), they break something else.
EXTREMELY DISCOURAGED. I have lost health and years of my life battling with these people.
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About Hostso

HostSo servers are built using latest hardware with Intel Processors, each server is connected to a high speed 10MBps connection in our Data Center. Our fully redundant, well connected network offers real 99.9% uptime. The experienced HostSo Technicians are on-site 24x7 monitoring the servers and take immediate action to deal with any server issues before you even know about them.

At HostSo we do what we say, NO setup fees, NO hidden costs, nothing more to pay. Computers can be confusing, so we use plain English as much as possible. Our Service Level, Privacy and Acceptable Usage policies are fair and clear, HostSo are commited to working in an ethical and honest way.

Source: http://www.hostso.com/about_hostso.php

Our data center is among the best-connected hosting facilities in the world. There has been heavy investment in both network equipment and backbone connections to ensure that our clients get the fastest access possible to their content and applications. With multiple network connections to 8 (eight) different Internet backbones this means that we are network is not dependent upon any single provider, ensuring the maximum possible network uptime.

The Data Center has complete redundancy in power, HVAC, fire suppression, network connectivity, and security. The facility sits atop multiple power grids driven by TXU electric, with PowerWare UPS battery backup power and dual power generators onsite. The HVAC systems are a combination of glycol, chilled water, and condenser units by Data Aire to provide redundancy in cooling coupled with ten managed backbone providers. Fire suppression includes a pre-action dry pipe system including VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) with over 1200 smoke detectors between the three facilities.

Source: http://www.hostso.com/data_center_and_network.php

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Hosted domains : 1
Free domains : 0
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Hosted domains : 5
Free domains : 0
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Control Panel : CPanel
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Hosted domains : 20
Free domains : 1
Dedicated IP's : 0

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Category : Website Builder
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free, Live Chat, Online via Skype, YM, ICQ..., Available 24/7
Hosted domains : Unlimited
Free domains : 1
Dedicated IP's : 0

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RapidSSL is a fully compatible, widely recognised single root certificate ideal for many levels of e-commerce. The most affordable solution available today!

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Control Panel : CPanel
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GeoTrust® are a world leader in SSL certification, they provide everything you need at an affordable price.. Fast Issuance, Unrivalled Compatibility, Dynamic Seal and $100,000 warranty.

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TestimonialsCustomer testimonials

"I signed up with hostso the first problem I had was using a form feedback I was not allowed to use any form email, then I wanted to save the feedback to a file I was not allowed to write any documents to the server, hostso is fine if you just want an html website and do nothing else with it, I ended up moving my website to opay-hosting.com and I got everything working in one day with a free full email control all for £9.99 per year fantastic with over 50 free software Bundles, full logs, unlimited bandwidth I could chose between windows or Linux so many extras I cannot believe it. help me build my website."
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Jonita (jonita.lemark@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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i am trying to contact the page for customer support regardiing a domain..but it dose not entartain at all without a id n password..what if i hv forgotten my id..?? moreover thr is no option to search anything on this site.
Worst customer support.
buildmatt (matt@b...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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HostSo is crap. Fraud, avoid them
Guys, do not buy their service !!
I was over 4 years with them. Over that period I have had lots of problems and they never ever were guilty !!!
I lost all my emails from all mailboxes. They couldn't back it up. I lost money.
Every day, from a year, I have had a problems to connect to all my emailboxes. The connections were refused. Every time I have had to connect using complicated panel to their service to unblock my home IP address !!!!!!
And now, from 5 days the service does not work at all. All my websites disapeared !!! I just paid for upgrade to Elite plan, and they took money from my account and the service hasn't been upgraded.
Customer service doesn't reply from 5 days on livechat and emails.
The Customer Service number given on their website 0800 is connecting you to automatic information - please call to 08441010101. This number is charging you over £6 /minute. I found it 5 months ago. I did claim. They said sorry, but till today the 0844 is not their but it is [read more...]
Joao Robalo (robalo72@g...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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One of the worst
I've been with Hostso for a few months. Having timeouts 3 and 4 times a day and now my site has been down for 2 days. I'm losing users from my forum so i'm providing a new hosting somewhere else.

It's cheap? For the service provided i would say it's still too expensive
Ali Maleki (info@s...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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Not recommending for serous businesses.
I'm happy with their service. only and the big problem with this company is about their customer service, no answer when you need them. Hosting is done for about 10 hours. emails are not going and coming in... 24/7 live chat dose not work!!!!

If you are going to put a personal website on their server and dont you mind facing this problems, they are good. but if your business goes down for a day, no communication, please find a more reliable company, this is what i'm doing now.
T Jacobs (-no email-)
Time Hosted: under 1 month.
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Save yourself a major headache - avoid
I have been a developer for over 20 years and have utilized dozens of hosting companies for various projects over the years. I have never experienced the lack of professionalism, dishonesty and complete failure on so many levels as what I have experienced with HostSo in less than a month. I realize their hosting is cheap and I understand you get what you pay for, however, I didn't need much disk space or bandwidth so I signed up for HostSo along with 14 other low cost hosting companies. HostSo is by far the worst of the bunch. The server my data was on has now been down for over 2 days. Tech support (via chat) appears to be routed to some far away land where nobody has a clue until you pressure them, then the standard response is that service will be restored within a few hours. There has been no communication at all by HostSo, no e-mail of apologies, no refunds or credits, nothing. Unethical, extremely poor communication and dishonest.
-anonymous- (-no email-)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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Totally retard service , its been 3 years today when i switch to hostgator i found what fulka service hostso providing. Its only good for testers. Not for real webmastrs.
-anonymous- (-no email-)
Time Hosted: under 1 month.
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hostso sucks
hostso too many timeouts, erratic server, errors in mysql using cpanel, files permissions suddenly changed, deleted folders undelete by themselves
jose (jose@v...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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hostso was good but of late it's service has deteriorated
For the past 48 hours the server where my hosting is done is down. The HOSTSO people are telling that there is some problem with the server and the details are getting restored. I have no idea when their server will be okay.

Though the cost of hosting is cheap I think that of late HOSTSO is not reliable
fdw (fabian@f...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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hostso.com is worst!
This host is very insecured! The hackers take control of my website and damage my databases and websites because very low security control by hostso.com Need to change server and lost my money.

Avoid it!
-anonymous- (apache1@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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Hostso is terrible and totally unreliable
been with hosto for over 12 mnths and all i can say is that their claim of 99.9% is way way over exaggerated, my website has been down at least 4 times per week and thats the times i have noticed i dread to think about the times i havent checked, my website attendance has dropped by at least 60% since i have been with them, everytime i have complained they say that their 'experts' are dealing with a server issue "We are sorry for this " or "Our admins are trying there best to fix this issue" , just today i had same messages and to add insult to inury they tell me "It may take next 5 to 6 hours to complete the process" then wheni asked if this was a planned outage and if so why was i not informed, their reply is silence, or the usual " In future you will not face any problem"
iam sure that the replies are simply copied and pasted

i have asked for a refund, no reply, i asked for their C.E.O email to complain directly and it was not given and my requestes ignored, just like anyone [read more...]
Andy (-no email-)
Time Hosted: under 1 month.
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1. Online-HELP ... awfull...
2. TimeZone cannot be adjustable to your website
3. Standart .htaccess not works
4. A lot of restriction of PHP, for example fopen

If you don't like earn money, just use www.hostsho.com
John (admin@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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I have been with HostSo over a year hosting my website www.pumpkinfm.com and in the main I have been very happy. As I use Wordpress for my site it can be a bit sluggish sometimes, I think it is more the MySql database connection than the site itself that slows things. There has been some downtime, but nothing major and then again the database connection was at fault.

Their technical guys can be a little slow and difficult, but all the issues I have ever had have been addressed in an acceptable time frame and successfully. I have just upgraded to the Achieve plan as I wanted to host 5 domains.... for $33 per year, it is a very cheap deal.

Not sure about the unlimited bandwidth and 600GB of space, I think they would probably have a heart attack if you tried to make use of those allowances!!
Alexis (alexdsfdf@y...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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True SCAM company. I had a domain hosted with them because i saw the economic price in their plans but when my webpage will start to usage 10gb / day of bandwidth they suspended me the account and said me "DCMA infringement" It was ridiculous i hadn't any illegal file in their server.
Ali (ali.maleki@l...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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for the first year they were doing well, but they are going bad and worst each time. During the last 3 months I have had problem with their email service. all the out going emails did not go thru. in both outlook and webmail, I was wasting about one each time with Tech. service to solve the problem. finally I gave up and changed my service to Godady, pay a little bit more but get a professional service from a big company.
evilfox (centrale.natus@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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96% http Uptime, 50% ftp uptime and bad cronjob system.

A support that can only refresh system service and can't solve your issues.

With an experience of 7 provider I say: Stay away from HostSo.

Is perfect only for hosting one html webpage, but wen you have a normal php script that uses database is impossible to continue.
Business User (business@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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Getting worse and worse - for the first year only had a couple of issues, all sorted really quickly, no fuss.

Now in the second year, everyday (and i mean every day in Feb 2011) i have to contact them about failing services, emails just do not work, send or receive - cpanel crashes all the time - when they "Reset the servers" - it is painfully slow.

I have now moved to a better solution, offering 99.9% uptime - hostso.com really offer 70% uptime, with lots of problems.

Cheap hosting, Cheap Service, Cheap Servers ... i need say no more ... STAY AWAY FROM HOSTSO.COM.
Alex (alexdurden@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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Stay away from this hosting service. In 30 days i had my websites down for 10 times. FTP don't work, cpanel it's too slow, my email accounts are always down and they always says it's "permission issues"!

STAY AWAY FROM HOSTSO !
sneakily1 (sneakily1@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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After a year, I would NEVER recommend someone to hostso! Constant server down time (average of a minimum 20 minutes down multiple times a day for the past 3 weeks). Server loads are horrible so FTP constantly crashes. Customer service is a scripted bot and it's impossible to talk with a human. Just like all of the other reviews, if you complain they offer a partial refund and destroy your site. BACK UP YOUR ENTIRE SITE DAILY!. All in all, you get exactly what you pay for. CHEAP CRAP! I'm switching to Host Gator. AVOID Hostso at ALL costs!
Bret (admin@a...)
Time Hosted: 2 to 3 years
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99.9 Downtime... Even their own website is down
Steven (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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The site was constantly down and they could give no reasons why. The email server went offline 2 times a day and emails were lost. They say there were permission issues and always had to reset them. cpanel was extremely slow and constantly had ajax errors/timeouts. I would not go near them ever again. Not worth the $7/yr. As they say you get what you pay for!
-anonymous- (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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Idiotic support. Every day server is overloaded (Unix load is ~35), MySQL and FTP services goes down. Support is telling about "permissions problems" and other tales.

They ban for active FTP usage, ever in 1 stream. They ban for email usage. Just can't use them, they are fraudsters.

NO REFUND after 3 months of "usage".

Fraudsters. dixi.
Gigy Sam (gigy.sam@g...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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Its really slow. I somehow dont get any bandwidth. There are times when I get Live chat with them. Immediately after the chat, the site is fast, but then it gradually starts going down. I am constantly in touch with their customer service agents to get this resolved, but no avail.
AnotherHostSoCustomer (another@h...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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Our experience was good just for six months until our domain were offline more than 24 hours, the company refund us part of the money we paid. Could not recommend them.
Erotikes Istories (info@e...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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Very poor hosting , suspending accounts with out reason , never respond to tickets , avoid! I recomend you to look for another hosting since their service is poor poor poor!
-anonymous- (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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I am using Hostso about 1 year, and excluding some slowing down periods, that occur about 5-6 hours in a month, I am satisfied with services provided by hostso. Considering its low prices, I would say that it is worth to work with hostso
Phil (anotherflyingpig@h...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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I had 20+ domains on hostso, which 1 day all went down together without explanation. If you have a problem with 1 domain then they switch off your master account and don't bother telling you, so all your clients websites go down too and the first you hear about it is when your clients are going ape on the phone. What was the problem? 'too much cpu usage on 1 domain'. which domain? 'we don't know'. can you send me a server log? 'we don't have any' at the moment' J.H.C!
Having sorted that one out and got them to promise to notifiy me if there was a problem again, exactly the same thing happened 2 weeks later.

Their mail server is a joke, and their IP gets banned more often than not for spam. Server response time is sluggish to say the least, and I can't trust these goons to reliably host my client's businesses.

They have cost me time, money, and reputation. I want to 'destroy all their crops and kill all their animals'.
greg (grega.st@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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Stay away from Hostso. Servers keep crashing, accounts seem to get temporarily deleted from time to time, customer service is useless. They tell you the srever will be up shortly and to check in a few hours, in fact it takes days for everything to start working again! As I said - stay away from them!
Ankit (ankit.k1911@g...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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My opinion about hostso is not very different than already posted reviews. Their services and customer support is pathetic and you never know when your website will get deleted.
The tech support people are not able to resolve any issue.
A way must be found to stop this company.
Laisvydas (slaisvis@y...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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Very good and cheap hosting. Im very happy :) I can recomend to all, who lookink cheap and good servise... My trafic very big. 50gb every day, and running very good :D
Alex (info@d...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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Latest - Google servers has blocked HOSTSO & as result no mail is gets delivered to any gmail ids and anyone hosting their mail ids with google doesnt get your mails!

This people are aware of this and has not done anything for last 1 week. Loosing reputation with our clients due to their ridiculously pathetic services.
ashley (platinumzone1@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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HostSo Web Hosting are nothing but a fraudalent company who abuse its customers by stealing there affiliate commission and offering a 3rd world service! Not only this, As soon as you have a problem you will be BANNED from the live sale, billing & technical support departments. You will not be offered a refund nor recieve a refund. INFACT they will also lock you out of the control panel and steal any domains you have bought from them.
nirmalya (nirmalya@d...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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its been 4th consecutive day the mail servers are not working and we are only able to check mails intermittently once or twice a day. Rest of the time their servers are down. Support guys horrible as they do not have any clue to what is going on with their dead servers. Can anyone tell me who is the owner of this fraudulent org ?
Luca (luca.gammelli@g...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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the wrost hosting company i have ever seen.

6 Months now the webservices are incredibly slow.
the ftp server most of the times doesn't work and when it work it's very very slow.
The supports ? They always negate the evidence, and if you insist they answer "Please wait 3/4 hours and we will solve the problem".

don't go with hostso.com you'll trash your money.
Alex (info@d...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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Lousy services, dead servers, mails doesn't work their outage & downtime is more than their uptime. Horrible & shameless services. Beware! Pls do not even think of going for their services. Need any proof just write to us. We shall mail you the daily chat we were forced to have with their technical team for making the mails work. Our clients are furious and business reputation is ate jeopardy due this mail service not working.
Nikolas Tryfonos (tryfonos@g...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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Very poor service, they suspend accounts when they have much traffic, they don't even notify owner of site about the suspension , they don't do anything to help their customer. Very bad service , i advice to choose another webhosting company
gab (disident.alive@h...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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is a shit hotso!!! dont buy this shit, never works! the databases disapears! they dont respond! is a big shit!
Dan Marinescu (dan.marinescu79@g...)
Time Hosted: under 1 month.
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in 2 weeks i had my websites down for 6 times , each time their support promise me that this will never happend again , i do have a website with over 2,500 members and they said that my database create high load on their server .. loool ... after 2 days when i changed my hosting their server was still in load but not from me as i was deleted my database :))

they are imcompetent and i was having the elite plan on their servers , also their support is moving very slow .. i wait for them to reply on livechat usually between 10 and 20 mins , and on support tickets for around 2 hrs
Justin (justin289@h...)
Time Hosted: under 1 month.
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This Hostso is a piece of shit, down all the time. They are robber, taking my domain money and it isn't a real domain, it's a fake ~domain with naming fixup.

Any way they are fraud. Denied everything wrong with their server, taking people money for free. No address to trace them.
Bob (Bobmorehead3@y...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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Hostso,

You are being so unreasonable for the following reasons:

You suspended my website several times even when there was no complaint about spam, down-time: 7+ times.

The number of afflictions you caused me: 15 times.

You ran false Advertisements, high-reliability etc.: 365 days

You make a living off your customers: 365 days
(that's stealing, taking people money without giving full product)

You make a living off people's little complaint: $0

You downgrade customer's speed: 5 times.

Your FTP connection problems: 36 times.

You denied having no problem: 36 times.

You revenged because you wanted more moneys: 1 time

(I cannot upgrade for a number of reasons)

It is unbalanced, you failed to enforce "Customer's Satisfaction" you advertised.

You disappeared when it comes to customer's support. Mails bounced back.

You wanted me to upgrade my business with you when I cannot, because I am being scammed by Paypal, and was erronously blocked by [read more...]
yy (yyeeyyuu@g...)
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1hrs ago, when i was purchased, everything is smooth. But after that all my hosting and domain GONE! shit!

Because I'm malaysian, our payment money will lag 1working days(MAL-US) to transfer.
but my visa already listed i'm paid!

how should i do?

if i see my a/c money deduct, and my domain & hosting still have NOTHING.

will inquiry!!
Alex (alek40uk@y...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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HostSo are the worst hosting company I have come across in my 15 years of hosting sites using different providers. They are cheaper than many other companies but you might as well throw your money in the bin.

I have been with them for over 3-6 months now, and the level of support you receive from them is beyond belief. A problem could take days of email exchange and still no joy! They can be rude too, and ask you not to contact them again.

File transfers are very slow using FTP Clients, and many times your website may take as many as 3 minutes before it load up in a browser.

I was fool to pay 2 years in advance. what a bad idea! Despite that, I am thinking of finding another good provider and assume the money I paid to HostSo was as if I had been mugged on the street!

Spend a little more and have piece of mind!!!
Shreyas Vinod (Shreyasvinod1997@G...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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Really Great. I Use The Achieve Plan And Am Thinking To Upgrade. I've Never Seen Such Great Support And So Much Of Space And Unlimited Bandwidth At Such A Low Price.
-anonymous- (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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Hostso terminated my account without any valid reason and notice. I believe the technical people at tech support are the culprit.
Stefano (staff@l...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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my account was the basic plan and I put on my webspace (200 gb) the video that I produce.
Without any information, the CLOSE my account and DELETE my files!!!!
Live chat sucks, they just tell you 'please read our documentation' or 'sorry understand our policy'.
Nobody explain me what happened, just CLOSE and DELETE, NO BACKUP.

I'm very disappointed about this company, they promote big space and low price but basically if you use the big space they just delete you account.
DON'T USE THIS PROVIDER
Aaron Bennett (ajsbennett@g...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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These guys are TERRIBLE. Every support person is called Mark, their english is atrocious and they are very rude.

Have just found out they have suspended my email for no reason, and then begin to argue with me when I ask what I have done wrong to get my account suspended. Whilst not being able to give me an answer.

I have used the aspire account, but requlary find my email and websites have stopped working.

Am looking at changing asap as they couldn't organise a piss up ion a brewery!
Giacomo (sottilegiacomo@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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www.hostso.com - bad bad treatment
Good evening,
are a serious disservice to complain that we were causing no warning.
We insulated all the services that claim to offer yesterday at 2 PM
We are in serious trouble because of you.
We're testing your server to bring prospective customers but the service is really poor.
Yesterday your technical service via livechat we had guaranteed the restoration of services after 24 hours.
30 hours have passed and we always stop.
We just chose you because you say as suppliers to offer a service without limits.
Instead I seem to have many limitations Venus.

I'm desperate can not block it this way is shameful.

I ask you to solve the problem immediately.
Marco (themarper@g...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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Please DONT BUY from hostso.com they suspended my accout, without any reason. I not able to make any backup or take back my files.

This is shit hosting

HOSTSO.com SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!!!!!
ian davey (ian@p...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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I feel sorry for 4 u all that have opened an account with hostso. I opened a achieve plain with hostso in November 2009, it took me about 5 weeks to upload 150 gig 36,000 in pictures, in February all was okay, but in March when I went to download some of the pictures to find that all of them had gone, I phone hostso and they slimed to have recognized that the folder have gone and said that they could recover the folder from their backup, so I check after they restored the files to find that only 6,000 pictures where there, so I phoned them back and the only thing they said I could do is up load them again, I have never lost information before this and they lost my information in less than 4 months. So I have closed the account. They cannot be trusted as an achieve.
Rahul (admin@g...)
Time Hosted: under 1 month.
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I have hosted my Giveaway365.com Forum on Hostso.com and I am very happy about the speeds and price. I had earlier hosted with go dad and hostso.com is better that that in terms of price and speed.
Alex (onoredone@s...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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AVOID AT ALL COSTS! this host CHEATS!!!
I have used them for about a year now and I know what they do quite well!

First of all
- In one of their package it gives 10 sql databases, However in reality they will give ONLY 2 sql databases!!! It's their method to cheat on n00b Customers.
- Live Support is completely RETARDED.

I'm not someone who will write a review. But somehow I had to write a review about HostSo because I don't want ANY CUSTOMERS TO SIGN UP FOR HOSTSO. YEAH IT'S THAT BAD!

THEY CHEAT!!! BEWARE!!! AND THIS IS THE WORST LIVE SUPPORT I HAD EVER COME ACROSS OF MY 7 YEARS OF WEB EXPERIENCE!
MyADSPost.com - John (webmaster@m...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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Have been using Hostso web hosting for nearly 6 months. Got my account suspended a few days ago. When contacting hostso customer service for a reason, this is what i received " We have found that , your hosting account is using more mysql resources on server and creating problem for other services on server . So we have suspended hosting your account for next 24 hours . I have provided with logs below for activity"

Guess I have to look for other more reliable web hosting company for my Articles Directory website.

MyADSPost.com is powered by article dashboard
Cam Sidney (Cams@h...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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The guys came back to put my site online, they finally fixed the 2 months problem. It's very easy for both sides to get upset quickly at each other, communication is important. They have feelings like every one of us. So be patient with them, and they could help you better, because it's not easy for them to be in business neither. I understand why you need instant fix/solution... I can't complain for the price they're giving.
Cam Sidney (Cams18@h...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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Unreliable, down every week, super slow, not enough bandwith to support their Email and FTP server. They shut my site down twice just because I sent them failed screen pages of their server, these guys appear to deny wrong doing consistently. I am surprised that many people went thru the same thing!

I know it's not easy for them to be in business, that's why I have been more patient with them more than they know it.

I will give them positive feedback only if they are man enough to refund my money in full to my given address.

It's nothing but trouble with Hostso....
bnas-ru (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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As the previos reviewer, had same problem. They terminate account without warning. Support is like robotic, answer stupid phrases. Low price = low support and services. Never use this hosting if you don't want to see someday your site deleted.
adevaratu (salvari1000@g...)
Time Hosted: under 1 month.
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They terminate my account without any warning of any kind. I lost an entire blog that I dont have a backup for.
No explanation for deleting all my data.
The support is retarded.
Dont use them. Pay a little more and take some real hosting.
nakoto (nakotolg@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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this so bad hosting, to eve1 do not go becose of price. this cheat. for expelme they turn off my mysql and ofert to use txt file . server was overload so tunr off mysql for 24h .
Robin Zypher (robin.zypher@g...)
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I wasn't expecting much from hostso but I thought services not that good but I wasn't expecting they s*ck that bad.

I've just created my account now. I've tried to upload joomla files in my newly created account and ftp upload always stop half way. I've contacted their support twice. It always give me same answer "Pls try again" and yet tried again and again it works for few minutes then it stop again. Finally my last conversation with their support it answer me very RUDE when I ask what exactly the issue. For guys planning or looking for host don't even dare to try you will regret the day you've sign up to their cheap host plus cheap services.. Poorly maintained!
Adrian (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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I have 2 months since i'm using their services and i'm satisfied only about the price. They have low prices for the hosting packages they are offering, but the quality it's also to a low level. My website it's down very often... using a 30 minutes check my website is recording outages almost daily. One of the positive thing it's that the live chat it was a true 24/7 available for me (i have contact them 4-5 times using live support at a different hours like 2pm, 4am, etc), but unfortunately they don't have a professional support team. Anyway, i'm not sure if i will use the hosting package i have bought from them until it will expire, but i'm sure i will not prolong my contract if they are not revisiting the provided services.
moe (moemontreal@h...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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I had my lil sports Blog website on hostso.com running there for 1-2 month my site went down 4 to 5 times per month.

Its so nasty even customer service are rude 50% of the time sometimes they feel good and they help.

They deleted my site because it was getting popular and they didn't send me any backup and they refused to send me my backup lol

So if you get more then 1000 clicks per day they will shut you down
and delete your site. They don't even warn you b4.

I guess its my fault i went for a Cheap price hosting company.
NEVER AGAIN
mike kilmer (michaelscottkilmer@h...)
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These guys suck. The worst support and rudest customer service I've ever seen. Tried for over a month to transfer my domain registration and hosting service to them and could never get it accomplished. Their customer service is a joke and never offered any real help to get it done. In the end one of their livechat people was so rude that they told me they were not going to help me and to just request a refund, then locked me out of the livechat system.

Finally, while requesting the refund, they billed me $1 for the month of service that I never received.

This company sucks. I guess you get what you pay for.
peter baker (peterbaker@t...)
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Set-up was straight forward, everything worked fine...UNTIL!
It seem stored procedure are far to advanced for them.
I had a permissions problem when call any stored procedure, 5 emails from there support saying fixed... Fixed my bum:-
3x times they had do nothing that I could see
1x they just gone back to any earlier version with the wrong call on it
1x (this is the best) they said we have fixed the problem please check, what they had do was amend my script by removing the error trap and error message that way no error message showed up....
Tech support you can get more support from a bunch of monkey's.
How thick do they think people ?

One step father that straight forward html and you have got no chance.
Carlton Fletcher (carlton@c...)
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I was almost put off from signing up with HostSo because of these reviews. I was going to buy the Elite and move all of my domains over, but instead, chose a 1 year Aspire plan with them - was expecting slow page loads, problems with access etc, and thought that £8 was worth the risk.
I have to say I am mightily impressed right now. New account email sent within seconds of payment (they accept Paypal too, which I liked). It had all of the settings contained. I got right on through FTP (I use ws-ftp) and uploaded a sample page. Using the supplied IP address, it worked instantly, so I uploaded the rest of the site.
The c-panel is great, and I used it to create and populate the database. After changing the connection settings on my site, I had one issue, which I debugged to uncover the user I was using didn't have access to the DB - doh! Schoolboy error. Corrected it, and everything is working perfectly.
Pages load fine and quick. Amended nameservers on my existing domain [read more...]
Tom (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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Hosto customer service is very poor. It's all automated and they don't answer your questions. For instance, I asked how much bandwidth do you allow and they give a link showing an acceptable usage policy.

This does not show anything to do with bandwidth, no numbers or anything.

Useless company, stay clear.
Andrew Inns (redsky@r...)
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My other host got hacked so I decided to try Hostso and bought their Elite package.
The support team were very helpful but couldn't restore my backup. In the end, I did it myself.

The problem I found was their servers are over subscribed and under resourced. Over the first 2-3 days you could hardly ever connect to the website, Wordpress admin or the control panel. The email takes ages to interrogate the server and usually times out.

For the techies amongst you, Linux server load should be less than 1.00 for 1 CPU. Hostso's King server boasts 4 CPUs so the server load should be less than 4.00 however it runs at at least 5.5 on average and I even saw it running at 69.20!

It's been less than a week and I've asked them for a domain transfer code. There's not much point in me having a site there when the only visible evidence of it is the invoice!

Conclusion: Nice support people, service absolute rubbish.
Jason Mailley (jason@b...)
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I did not expect much from Hostso due to the price compared to the storage and bandwith offered. So far, it's ok, but I am not impressed either. All my sites have been down for hours yesterday, so don't trust their 99.9% up-time guarantee. It is good for a small company portal, but besides that, I don't think its that reliable for anything more serious.
K Gerebesi (engem@f...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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AVOID AT ALL COSTS! They have just deleted my whole account with 2 sites and 4000 users, without providing any backup of the site or the database. NO NOTIFICATION GIVEN just deletion, instantly! They say, I generated too much traffic. Unlimited plan... too much traffic? Is 1gb of bandwith too much traffic for a day with 2 domains and 10.000 unique visitors daily?!

Site is very slow, but hey, you get what you paied for... I personally payed for loosing about 2 months of work and 4000 users data as they are not providing me with a backup after they deleted my whole site... AVOID!!!
Gabor (europebux@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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HostSo is a big fat SCAM! I did signed up with them for their price and offered services. Now my account has been terminated because I did created huge traffic on their server. However they don't comment why the deletion was occured.

Also sometimes the databases are dissapeared. I needed to contact the support, which was all the time with the name of Mark. Which is strange. Anyhow it was all fixed, but having a database dissapear suddenly is not healthy.

So what is lost: two sites with about 100$ revenue each day, very valuable databases with user datas, 300 mb of self produced web site and PHP script. NO BACKUP PROVIDED!!!

FAKE AS HELL!!! DON'T BUY!!!
waltg (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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Hi, I have been a HostSo customer, for over a month now and am really satisfied with the whole setup. I'm based in the UK and I'm paying around £40 a year ( 2 6 monthly payments) for 900GB of server space and got a free domain name into the bargain. I've not seen cheaper anywhere on the web. The control pane is fairly standard and allows you to easily add/remove frontpage extensions, password protect directories, and there are applications that can be easily installed e.g Coppermine photo gallery.

I had a small issue when my IP address was blocked for some bad logins (my mistakes) and I had to use their support to get it sorted. The free phone number didn't work and neither did the online chat facility, however, I did get pretty good response using email.

Uploading files to hostso is simplicity itself (I use FileZilla). Other than file storage and basic website hosting, I don't really have any great demands from the service provided by HostSo and overall I think they provide [read more...]
Wade (jstoners@h...)
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After looking for web hosters HostSo caught my eye with the 'Professional Customer Support', and all the Endorsements provided by false people i take it, the setup looked good, so i further asked sales (Live Chat) if they had SSH2 Module for PHP installed and if i was able to bind to any UDP ports regarding Game Server Querys. After a long run around of completely useless information such as ' we have over 60,000 customers .. ' which was completely off topic anyhow, I kept directly asking them if they supported SSH2/and UDP socket binding, until i was redirected to 'Tech Live Chat', after a few moments of speaking to a technical support staff member for HostSo, i was told Yes they do(Have the livechat emailed to me) I instantly purchased, only to find none of the two options were supported, So i submitted a ticket, had my first response 10 hours and 12 minutes from when i made the ticket, stating that allow_url_fopen was the issue and i needed to use cURL (HTTP CLIENT) to do UDP ... [read more...]
Mike (-no email-)
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I signed up with Hostso.com on their "Elite" plan earlier today after checking ahead of time that SSH was supported for both their Elite and Ultra plans.

When I was having trouble getting their SSH login to work, I contacted their "Live Help" department. The technician was extremely curt and rude, first giving me an alternate port number, then telling me that SSH wasn't covered under my plan, then telling me I had to open a ticket for support and upload a scan of my driver's license. If this had been in the TOS, AUP or on their knowledge base I would've known before signing up - as it was I wasted over an hour on their "Live Chat" - mostly waiting for one word responses to my lengthy questions.

The only positive is that they responded to my refund request within a few minutes - I haven't received it yet but it hasn't even been a day since I signed up.

Lesson learned: Contact their "Live Help" department with a technical question before signing up. Several other hosts [read more...]
Jeff Jackson (jeffjackson33@h...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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Hostso has been okay, signed up two domain names both had issues but they were solved within a day or two. Still worth if for only $1.50cnd per month. Once the problems were fixed its been good. Only down twice in 3 months. Not too bad.
John (webmaster1@s...)
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I am currently using Hostso hosting (less than 1 month). So far I am very pleased with the service provided and I am glad I switched to this new hosting service.

If you want cheap, affordable & reliable hosting, I would recommend Hostso. Their customer service is excellent. I had some Technical Issues with email setting at the begining and they responded and solved my problems. TQ.

Best Regards,
John
MyADSPost.com is hosted by HostSo
Simplemoney1.com is hosted by HostSo
Chris (pharao22@y...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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I use hostso for nearly 3 months now, their hosting plans are great. Client support is good, though not the best. Speed is good, of course you don't get you own IP, it's shared hosting but hey, let's face it, hosting 5 websites for only 3 $/month with 400 gb of space and ulimited traffic is simply unbeatable. And having a free com domain included is even better! So, for those wo complain, I simply ask them to give me another hosting provider that offers for the same money better services. You have my e-mail, please use it!
al (arash.yahoo@g...)
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Stay Away From HostSo.com.
i just bought a hosting plan from them and ther server wouldnt let me make any database because there server were overloaded.
i contacted there techni.. and they said its not there problem i just have to wait....
they cuted me off and never answered me back and i asked for money back and they said i cant get it back and they wont answer me no more.
faquhar (faquhar@h...)
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My comment is Hostso borrible and scam. I only can login into client area for a few times.. Their price was cool, but their promise and support sucks. They made me feel like an idiot, no sarcasm i swear.
I hope that they will return my money back. i don't know, either they want to paid me or not.. it's just hope.

Faquhar Malaysia
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