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Posts Tagged ‘Web Hosting’

10 Things I Hate About Web Hosts

By Mohnish On March 3, 2009 7 Comments


1 – Over Selling
I hate over selling host that sell ‘unmetered’ hosting for the price of cheese burger! There is nothing unlimited in these world. If a host says, “Sir, You need our Mega World Class Deluxe Enterprise plan with UNLIMITED Disk Space and Bandwidth which costs only $4.95 a month” it won’t last for longer than a few months or their service is probably a dud!

2 – No Cpanel
If a web host doesn’t offer Cpanel – Its not a web host!

3 – Long Term Contracts
This is my personal opinion; I do not like hosts that charge yearly or semi yearly. I would like to try their hosting by paying monthly for a month or two and then decide if I would like to go ahead and pay for a year!

4 – Slow/Bad Support
A good web host will always reply to your ticket within 2 hours, A better one within 30 minutes and the best one ASAP! The web host must have a support staff which has basic knowledge of PHP/SQL so that they can help the customer better :)

5 – False Claims
This includes claims like 100% uptime, 1000 mbit speed, 27/7 support etc. Many web hosts do what they claim to (like TmzHosting), but many are just BSing!

6 – Sick Policies
I don’t like policies which restrict a client from transferring their domain to another registrar/web host only after 6 months of service. Some of their policies are really sick! So read their policies before you sign up. (This is the case with many web hosts these days)

7 – No Refund
The client has the right to have a refund if he has used the service for less than 7 days and is unhappy. Web Hosts should offer a refund if the client is not happy.

8 – Not offering an affiliate program
My personal opinion; Web hosts which offer an affiliate program are better than the ones which don’t. Reason: They allow their clients to make money with them 😉

9 – Ordinary Promotions
An ordinary promotion benefits you, an extra ordinary promotion benefits your pocket! A host charging $100/year for 10 GB Space/100 GB Bandwidth and giving a free domain/$50 Ad words/$50 Yahoo Credits blah blah would be an ordinary promotion; A web host giving you a 50% recurring discount with quality service – Priceless! 😉

10 – If its not…
To be honest, I couldn’t think of another one.. So my last one would be: A web host that doesn’t have “TmzHosting” in their name 😉

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Hostgator $25 Off!

By Mohnish On January 23, 2009 5 Comments

Our friends at Hostgator have given Sensonize.com readers an exclusive offer. $25 off your total bill! 😀 However, this offer is valid for Shared and Reseller webhosting. Make good use of it since you can get upto 40% OFF for the 6 months pack or get the 1st month Reseller account 100% FREE!

Steps to follow:
Step 1) Visit Hostgator.com
Step 2) Select your package
Step 3) Coupon – websitemag
Step 4) Complete your payment
Step 5) Host your website!

5 easy steps to get $25 off on your bill or your first month! Make good use of it and leave your reviews on Hostgator in the comments. Cheers! 😀

Searching for a host?

By Mohnish On January 5, 2009 7 Comments

I am proud to announce a new website in my network! 😀 Today, I have 4 websites running including Sensonize.com 😉 Before I introduce you guys to my new website, I would talk a little bit about web hosting and how to choose a web host.

There are several types of web hosts
1) Shared
2) Reseller
3) VPS
4) Dedicated
5) Etc Etc..

I know there are many more, but today I would like to talk only about the above 4… which are known as POPULAR HOSTING PRODUCTS or HOT HOSTING PRODUCTS. This is the 21st century and we have everything unlimited and unmetered here. But do you really know the catch behind ‘unmetered’ and ‘unlimited’? My 1st question to you all is, have you ever seen anything UNLIMITED? There is NOTHING unlimited in this world except love and friendship. So how do these ‘big hosting guys’ offer ‘Unmetered’ Space and Bandwidth? The catch is the CPU/Resource Limit. You can use as much as you like for legal purpose but as soon as you cross the 20% CPU/RAM Limit your suspended automatically. Let me put some light on the 20% CPU/RAM limit. Hosts that provide Shared Hosting usually have a limit of 20% on the RAM/CPU so that you don’t over load the server. Normally Webhosts have the latest servers with 3 Ghz and 8 GB RAM. So 20% of 3Ghz = 0.6 Ghz and 20% of 8 GB RAM = 1.6 GB. This is just an example, some hosts have smaller servers. They also have a process limit. Usually the process limit is set to 20 in popular hosts like Hostgator, LunarPages etc. So this is the ‘unmetered’ catch. Shared Hosting is the best for 1-5k hits/day. Now lets step forward to Resellers.

Resellers are pathetic! They have a CPU limit of 12% even though they offer ‘unmetered’ space and bandwidth. So why do people go for resellers? Well.. Resellers are cheap and you can buy them for your friends and your other websites, or just offer them in some contest/scheme(paid to host). So each of your website gets 12% limit where as in shared hosting all your websites have 20% Limit. A Reseller is good for 2-10k hits/day. Lets move on to VPS…

VPS are ‘Hot cakes’ if they are ‘Unmetered’ and cheap! People really don’t care about the specs if they are unmetered.. Thats all they see! But the catch in a VPS is that it takes about 128 MB RAM for your operating system and + more RAM for your panel. So if your using Cpanel 11 on your 512 MB VPS, it is likely to get hanged. A VPS is more preferred than a Dedicated server since it comes with support and free control panel. A VPS might look cheaper but it is usually over sold. Just be careful with the burst ram catch. A host providing 256 MB RAM and 1024 MB Burst RAM is a hardcore over seller. So just beware when your buying a VPS, if you don’t know how to handle it, its a waste. A VPS is like a Semi Dedicated Server and great for 10-20k hits/day. Lets move on to Dedicated Servers..

Dedicated servers are used by small to big sites. Even if people don’t know what a dedicated server is or how to manage it, they still go ahead and buy it! So what are they basically? Dedicated Servers are located in a datacenter and are big daddys of your small shared hosting accounts. A dedicated server is not as popular as shared hosting since its expensive. Dedicated Servers are almost 10 times the price of your shared hosting usually but sometimes more depending on the specs. A dedicated server is the best for huge websites or websites with a good traffic. Just be careful while buying a Dedicated Server since most of them are unmanaged.A Dedicated Server is  great for 10-200k hits/day.

I guess I got really involved into this article and I forgot to introduce you guys to my new website. This website is the best example anyone could give for affiliate marketing 😉 My new website deals with Web Hosting and gives visitors a brief introduction to web hosts + their schemes and if they are worth the price or not. It also allows users to post their good/bad experiences with a web host. You can visit my website at WebHostingOffers.org. Do visit it if your searching for a webhost or have a postive/negative review for your current host. Do leave your comments and suggestions.. I guess I covered up most of the points on hosting 🙂 So next time before asking your host why were you suspended, ask yourself the same question, you will get the answer befor they answer your ticket 😛 !

Santrex.net Hosting Review

By Mohnish On August 12, 2008 39 Comments

Santrex.net Hosting – They have EVERYTHING!

I mean it! – VPS, VDS, IrC, Shared, Shoutcast, Dedicated, Proxy, TorrentFlux – You just name the type of hosting you want and they have it! This is one of the BEST Hosting I have ever used!

My Ratings:
Signing Up: 9/10 (Had a bit problems with getting their email since I use Yahoo)
Uptime: 10/10 – Never been down.. Not even a second!
Support: 9.5/10 – Fast and Helpful! (Answered my ticket in 1 hour)
Space: 10/10 – 10 GB Space for $3 – Worth the buck man ! 😉
Speeds: 10/10 – Speechless! Was getting about 5,000 kb/s with 100 MBPS Shared Line! (I used Rapidleech to test it)
Overall: 9.8/10 (Never the less.. They are a perfect host!) 🙂

It comes with regular cPanel 11 and Fantastico. What I like the most about this host that it allows you to host UNLIMITED domains with 10 GB Space and U/L Bandwidth just for $3!! That was just AMAZING!
I’m hosted with them for almost 6 months now and I will continue, It has been a FANTASTIC experience with Santrex Hosting 🙂

This was an honest review and nothing has been taken in exchange for this ! 🙂

They don’t have many reviews yet, But you can surely trust them after this one! 😉

Santrex.net Web Hosting has been Sensonized as TRUSTED!

IwhiC.com Review

By Mohnish On August 5, 2008 1 Comment

IWhiC.com – Master Reseller,Shared,Proxy or a VPS! They have them for affordable prices!
I have never been hosted on IWhiC before but their services are amazing(as per testimonials).
They have a rock solid uptime of 99% and use the latest Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5130 @ 2.00GHz Processors.
Instant Setup,Cpanel 11,Fantastico and many other features come along with their packages.

Their basic package starts at $1.99 with 1GB Space and 10 GB Bandwidth(Perfect for a Blog).
Their basic proxy plan starts at $ 6.99 with 3 GB Space and 70 GB Bandwidth(Perfect for a new proxy).
Resellers starting at $5.99 ,Master Resellers starting at $11.99 and VPS Servers from as low as $8!!
They allow Warez Linking and Proxies(On Specific Servers)
I got a chance to test their server speeds and they were Super Fast! – I’m sure they can hold upto 500 Users Online! 🙂 If you want quality with affordable pricing – Try iWhiC!

Special Coupon:
Free50% – Use at check out for 50% off first Month on any Hosting /Reseller / Master reseller / Proxy hosting.

Speed Test(Tested with 10 MBPS Line):

Check Uptime and More Reviews Here

iWhic.com has been sensonized has TRUSTED