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Planethosting the worst on the planet

first started with planethosting in 2002 as a new webmaster. I found their service at the time to be great and uptime to be great. As my site catered to the needs of adults looking to meet others I was told I had to pay an extra 5 dollars a month in order to remain with them as it entered the "Gray" area of their Terms of Service. I didn't mind so long as the support and up time remained unchanged and up to standards. After approximately 5 years I was informed that I would have to find another place for my site as it conflicted with the religious beliefs of their sales executive "Paul". It was a friendly and mutually respectable parting of the ways. I was able to access my site files and transfer them to my new location without issue. However after the site was moved came my mistake. That was, when I purchased the domain, I purchased it with their "Free registration" option as it was included. Little did I know they would register the domain in [read more...]
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About Planet Hosting

Planethosting.com Inc. is a privately held profitable company formed early in 2001. Ever since, Planethosting has made extraordinary gains in market share and name recognition. Our data center is located in the North Eastern portion of the United States known as the 'Mid West' (in an industrial center of Cleveland Ohio). Web hosting is our sole focus.

Planethosting was established to cater to an under served market in the hosting industry; web hosting for customers who want excellent service . This is why Planethosting continues to prosper throughout the web hosting industry's maturation process.

Our number one goal is constant uptime . Our data center uses cutting edge technology, processes, and equipment. We have one of the best up time reputations in the industry.

Our second goal is providing satisfying customer service . Our technical management structure is headed by professionals who have been in the industry since it's inception. We have customers from around the globe, spread across every continent. We serve the hosting needs of the business and professional, government and nonprofit, entertainment and personal use market segments.

Data center:

* Power: 1200 Amp AC dedicated service, 8 hour battery
* Generator: 700kW diesel generator
* HVAC: 50 tons
* Security: 24x7 security guard, key card access, video camera surveillance

Network:

* Interconnection points: Route diversity to two loop tandems and numerous end offices (diverse paths from Telco circuits, SONET-equivalent)
* Local Transport: 4 separate fiber connections (multi-homed Tier 1 networks, OC12 fiberoptic)
* Server example: Intel Quad Core, 2GB RAM, mirrored hard drives, hardware/software firewalls, NAS backup

Planethosting.com's main area of expertise is shared MS SQL hosting, dedicated MS SQL server hosting, and Windows ASP and .NET web hosting. Since we've opened our doors we've been a Windows specialty host. We have years of experience with ASP and ASP.NET web hosting and MS SQL database server hosting. Most of our new clients come to us because of our ASP hosting and MS SQL server hosting experience. And the overwhelming majority stay with us for the long haul due to our excellent service and knowledgeable and fast tech support. NO setup fees !

For ASP, ASP.NET, and MS SQL hosting we also cater heavily to the Dedicated MS SQL Server market. Many clients with mission critical dedicated MS SQL server hosting and ASP applications choose Planethosting.com for their MS SQL Dedicated IIS 2003 server hosting. And again, they stay with us for the long run because our infrastructure and servers are rock solid to a degree of incomparability. Our reputation speaks for itself. We offer top of the line servers with best in class infrastructure availability then we throw in loads of included services...and oh yeah...NO setup fees !

We offer Very reliable Windows hosting. We have what you need from ASP.NET to MS SQL to Front Page to dedicated Windows servers. Our staff is MCSE certified. Find out why our Windows hosting customers are so loyal. 30 day Free Trial!

We specialize in Dedicated Servers with an emphasis on Dedicated MS SQL Server. MS SQL data base hosting has a very high availability requirement - constant uptime is needed. Many of our customers are business programmers requiring the best service for MS SQL Dedicated Server. We have a certified tech staff who are excellent in Windows, SQL 2000 dedicated server, and MS SQL 2005. Great Dedicated Servers, NO setup fees !

Planethosting.com also serves many clients with Dedicated Windows Server. Clients who want Dedicated Windows also require 99.99% uptime with Managed Dedicated Services. Most of our tech staff is MCSE Windows certified, and all of our staff is very experienced in Windows 2003 Dedicated Server. We consider Planethosting.com the best IIS host in the market place today.

Our Linux hosting is rock solid. We are experts in PHP and MySQL, combined with super fast servers provide great performance. Experience our super responsive tech support. Sign up for hassle free Linux hosting now. 30 day Free Trial!

For every Dedicated Windows Server and Dedicated MS SQL 2000 we provide brand new servers preconfigured for the user. All our Dedicated Servers come with RAID mirrored hard drives, managed backups and a preconfigured managed firewall. We offer the best Managed Dedicated Servers for Windows business hosting customers.

We also provide 1000's with a variety of Windows and Linux shared hosting service. One of our most popular is Shared MS SQL hosting. We are experts in Microsoft Front Page server extensions, ASP (Active Server Pages) and ASP.NET. For Linux shared hosting we are specialists in MySQL data base hosting and PHP. We consider ourselves to be the best shared hosting company available today.

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Dave (support@s...)
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I first started with planethosting in 2002 as a new webmaster. I found their service at the time to be great and uptime to be great. As my site catered to the needs of adults looking to meet others I was told I had to pay an extra 5 dollars a month in order to remain with them as it entered the "Gray" area of their Terms of Service. I didn't mind so long as the support and up time remained unchanged and up to standards. After approximately 5 years I was informed that I would have to find another place for my site as it conflicted with the religious beliefs of their sales executive "Paul". It was a friendly and mutually respectable parting of the ways. I was able to access my site files and transfer them to my new location without issue. However after the site was moved came my mistake. That was, when I purchased the domain, I purchased it with their "Free registration" option as it was included. Little did I know they would register the domain in their name. When it came time to move, [read more...]
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