KB, 30th 2008f November, 2008
I’m having the same issues… files that were owned by my account became owned by httpd and all had virus injected into them.

I have a shell script that runs a ls -l every 6 hours and compared the results from the last run 6 hours previous and it caught a mountain of changes on the morning of Nov 27th at 8:20am (their server time).

Submitted a ticket and they said my site was internally hacked. Tried to reply to the ticket and the reply buttons aren’t even working.

Submitted a new ticket to reply to the old ticket to ask how file ownerships can change like that. Awaiting a reply.

empusa, 21st 2008f November, 2008
When I signed up two years ago, they seemed pretty good. However, over the last tow years their service has got worse and worse. In the last week before I transferred all of my sites and my clients sites to another host, all of my sites went down for over 24 hours on three separate occasions. Every time I entered a support ticket, it took them over 10 hours to reply, only to ask for ‘further information’. They claim to be in the USA, but every reply is from an Eastern European name. Their so called ‘live support’ is a joke, each reply takes over 15 minutes and they always end up saying that I should submit a support ticket.
My sites were hacked constantly. Other users on the same server could access my files and folders even despite being chmod 755.
You get what you pay for. I’ve just moved to A2hosting. I’ll have to pay twice as much but the service is infinitely better.
Yunus Member, 19th 2008f November, 2008
Shit Service. Dont ever use them had a lot of problem they are stupids and idots and bloody liars
de P, 14th 2008f November, 2008
Since May of 2008 24 of my sites ( 3 buisness Accounts) have been mass injected, 8 sites have had the .htaccess file injected thus redirecting the sites, and 5 sites have been used a Phishing sites for among others “Wells Fargo” and Washington Mutual”.
I am not going to advise anyone if they should or should not use IX webhosting, just google “IX webhosting Hacked” and make up your own mind.
There is not a single server that is 100% safe / secure, That IX was hacked, is no big deal, it can happen to anyone, but being hacked MORE than 7 time within a year, and having a support team that are COMPLETELY useless, and for months have TRIED to blame customers for 777 permissions, I had one account with ONLY 5 html sites , NO folders, NO scripts, NO permission, and they ALL got injected.
Christos , 12th 2008f November, 2008
I regret the time I signed with Ixwebhosting. The site is on a regular basis down… and most of the times the initial contact is VERY VERY slow… and you receive connection interruptions all the time….. I am looking for another provider ASAP. What a waste of time and money
sony, 01st 2008f November, 2008
They make me crazyyyyyyyyyyy, the server is more down as up, no matter what day time I check my sites, I see just the error network timed out,The operation timed out when attempting to contact ….
The requested site did not respond to a connection request and the browser has stopped waiting for a reply. The only positive on ixwebhosting is, they are cheap, low price = low quality, so definitely not recomended for commercial/business websites, your business will not grow with ixwebhosting.
Bob, 28th 2008f October, 2008
Wow – wish I’d read this first. I signed up and was soooo excited by their unlimited everything and their “DotNetNuke Expertise”. Wrong. They have no tools for DNN (can’t backup & restore your DB via SQL Server Mgr. as I was told when I called BEFORE signing up) and their techs are CLUELESS about DNN — actually worse, some seem to know it exists and others don’t. The biggest reason to avoid them is I had an open ‘ticket’ for over 12 hours. I’ve read where people say to use ‘chat’ and they’re right — you get a quick response from someone (some person who I’m sure is in Ohio or somewhere in the USA but whose name is achmed zahermche or some other “wanna buy a vowel” name)l but I would rather type an explanation of a problem clearly in an email or text box than try to type in real-time with someone to whom English is a 2nd or 3rd language. If you really want to know how bad ixwebhosting is, I came over from WebHost4Life — the gold standard for BAD hosting and support and these guys are as bad or worse (for my needs). Stay away.
David, 23rd 2008f October, 2008
I had trouble accessing my site at least twice a week with IX. The SPAM was a serious problem. I canceled my account 6 months into the 24 months I had paid for. They refunded less than 25% of my money claiming that that their terms required that because I canceled, even for poor service, I now must pay for set-up fees and domain name registration that are FREE when you sign up. Horrible, rude, employees. MANY complaints to the BBB.

The worst thing, though, was that they disabled my account and I had to get the Attorney General for the State of Kentucky to order them to return control of my domain name to me.

support, 21st 2008f October, 2008
try http://www.hostmysite.com
Shrink, 21st 2008f October, 2008
They re-activated my account. I am backing up files now. I’ve got one more strike. If I’m hacked again, I’m gone. I’m gone anyway. Looking for another host.
Shrink, 21st 2008f October, 2008
I have not had many problems with IXwebhosting until yesterday. I too was hit with TOS violations because someone hacked my site and uploaded phishing files. IX will blame you for the problem. Then, without warning, they suspend my account with no access to the files for the 8 domains that I have!
Enrique Gutierrez, 21st 2008f October, 2008

I was with IX Webhosting for 5 years+ and today they shut my account down due to phishing files that were placed on one of my domains; after they blamed me for the files, that I didn’t place, they proceeded to tell me that they can’t give me access to my files and data.

They’re about 20 hours away from being served legal papers for damages and theft, in addition to getting a boot crammed up their asses for being one of the worst web hosting experiences I’ve ever had to deal with in my 9 years of web dev.


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