kiwiwebhost.co.nz review

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rob stowell (rob.stowell@c...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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I have a small, non commercial website. I really liked the informal helpfulness of the early kiwiwebhost. Got me up and running. Cheap and reliable.
My use has changed over the years, and the 10 Mb limit now seems miserly. I have bought more, but will shortly move. because since iserve and then orcon took over, the informal friendliness and super-prompt responses have gone.
What I get now are repeated 'account suspended' notices, where the site is suspended, presumably because I haven't paid a bill. But a/ I am simply not getting the bills- possibly due to excesses of spam. I have always paid up any bills I do get. And b/ I'd expect a warning, or a friendly reminder, or at least a prompt response when I have been closed down. This no longer feels like a good service. It seems overpriced, and it's causing me grief!
Time to move on, I think.
Aaron (-no email-)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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I am a Certified PHP engineer, hosting sites primarily with another host whom I am very happy with. This host will rename nameless to keep my review legit.

I have had one ecommerce client on Kiwi Web host since 2006 now, and we have constantly been discussing moving the site to a more reliable and supported platform. However when things stabilize, the client tends to put the move on the back burner until the next problem.

I like to think I have alot of experience with various hosts in the 10 years I have been building websites, and the one word I would use to describe Kiwi Web Host is "amatuer". This word could be applied to both their technical infrastructure, and their customer support.

Here are a few issues experienced over the years to justify this:
1. Shared secure certificate FQD was changed one day without notifying customers. This caused all secure (checkout) pages to display 404 errors until we frantically adjusted the domain in site code.
2. We requested setting [read more...]
Tim (-no email-)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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I am currently looking for another web host.

Been with these guys for a number of years with my website going down a few times but today their whole server crashed with no back up to keep me online. Over 16 hours later and it is still not functioning.

Lost a lot of customers and money as a result of this and do not trust them anymore to host my site. I have no email access and cannot respond to customers. Very very very frustrating.

These guys used to be helpful and offer a great service but they were bought out by iServe and things got worse then they were bought out by Orcon and now their service is abysmal.

Their prices are cheap but don't go with them if you want reliability.
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The Kiwi Web Hosting Company is a 100% New Zealand owned and operated company. The Kiwi Web Hosting Company initially operated under Genamics™,which was formed in January 1999 by Dr. Marcel Dinger as a scientific software development and information services firm. In response to an increasingly large part of the business being devoted to web design and hosting, The Kiwi Web Hosting Company was set up as an independent company to cater more specifically and effectively to this emerging market.

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Web Site Title: The Kiwi Web Hosting Company
Website Description: The Kiwi Web Hosting Company ™, New Zealand. Professional, affordable, reliable and honest web hosting and ecommerce solutions for New Zealand.
Email/Contact: soa(at)iserve(dot)co(dot)nz
Country: New Zealand
Targeting: New Zealand
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Website DNS: ns2.iserve.net.nz - 202.191.32.85 ( Wellington )
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ns1.iserve.net.nz - 202.191.33.129 ( Wellington )
Server Software: Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu)|PHP/5.3.10-1ubuntu3.25
Website IP: 202.191.32.4
IP Location Country/State/City: New zealand / Wellington / Wellington - see top providers in Aotearoa
ISP Name / ISP URL: iSERVE Limited / iserve.net.nz
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Gail Eder (secretary@a...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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I have always found their service helpful and prompt. Our site is a simple one but we have had no problems except when they updated cpanel recently. These were subsequently resolved.
For a not for profit organisation their pricing is good.
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Time Hosted: 2 to 3 years
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we have been customers for over 3 years with this company with unsatisfactory results. A customer of ours joined Kiwiwebhosting last year and had a full Database driven site using MySQL after investing $1000;s of dolars into the website and having it published online for several months. The Datagase was corrupted through the server somehow, we contacted Kiwiwebhosting who attempted to restore a backup copy from their archives which did not fix the problem.Shortly afterwards our client attempted to redo the website and again the services went down due to an automated process which was again detrimental to the business... if you have content that you wish to remain in contact and a service that is Reliable... I would not recommend this outfit. They are only there for the money and their services are some-what Medocre

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