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“you may come to know what a brain seizure is really like after you’ve experienced the comical and incredibly maddening world of IX Web Hosting Customer Support.”

Ix web hosting worst host ever

Posted by **** *****  Dec.26, 2009 

With one of the best pricing plans, and seemingly unlimited capability, ixwebhosting.com fails to live up to any claim of service dependability. Uptime? In the past 30 days, the server hosting my websites [not associated with thedealis.com] has been down 4 times. This downtime typically lasts 3-6 hours.

Typical response from ixwebhosting tech support: Sorry!

This is the first time I have encountered this in the approx. 5 years I have used the service. I switched to different servers last month. Tech support says upgrades [blade servers] are coming in January and that ixwebhosting will “redeem themselves” with this update. I hope so!

I can’t recommend this service to anyone. Had you asked me a couple months ago, I would have raved about the service. I have not had an issue with billing or tech support previously. Is tech support located in India? Possibly. Seems lately, I reach Jahuud Hussein each time I call the 800#.

These are the issues I have encountered. What other issues are lurking within ixwebhosting? If you have had issues with ixwebhosting services, or can recommend a better hosting service – let me know!

I did find this quote from one [former] ixwebhosting customer on the web “you may come to know what a brain seizure is really like after you’ve experienced the comical and incredibly maddening world of IX Web Hosting Customer Support.”.

Original artical can be found HERE

First of all, lets break this down for the wise folks at ix web hosting that follow these rantings..

100% ….. 30 day(s) …. Money Back ….. Guarantee 

Sounds good, but is this really true??.. or are the small letters hidden in some dark corner.. Well we found someone that gave it a try, and here is the story…..

PACKAGE :  Business package incl. 2 FREE domain names

PRICE PAID: With their end-of-year special, I even got a special price ($17.27 for three months, with a year agreement)  and paid $95.40 via credit card for a year’s worth of service.

CANCELLED : on day 30 ( the last day)

( needed for 100% refund) REASON OF CANCELLATION :  I was blindly suckered in by your outrageous claims regarding the quality of your service. In the last two weeks I have experienced no less than *THREE* outages due to database issues. I’m going back — no, *RUNNING* back — to a former provider. They  provide better service, and at a better price to boot. Please terminate this account immediately. Monetarily, rape me for whatever your contract allows — I don’t care. At this point, I’d just about pay you to be done with you. Good riddance. [name witheld]

So, they refunded you the full $95.40??

hahahahahaahaa!!!

As mentioned above, IX Web Hosting’s package came with two “FREE” domains, which I promptly registered. They were stupid domain names that I’ll probably never use, but hey, they were “FREE”, right? Uh, no. Of the $95.40 I paid to IX Web Hosting, they credited me :

  • $57.45 “for unused but prepaid period of Business Plus”
  • charged me $18.21 for the first domain
  • charged me $18.21 for the second domain
  • refunded me a grand total of $21.03

WHAT!!!!  $21.03!! … but that is just 22% of $95.40

Now that is what we call DECEIVING YOUR CUSTOMERS!!!

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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
HORRIBLE!

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.

Today I recieved a new wave of unhappy IX Web Hosting Customers, sending me details on how the pathetic support treats them… I can tell within hours of IX Web Hosting being yet again injected, just by the the ammount of search queries I am tracking.
3 days ago I tracked 78  ” ixwebhosting hacked” ( or similer ) this morning it peaked over 820, and sure enough  ns5.ixwebhosting.com and ns6.ixwebhosting.com was injected.  These are the ones I am certain about, because I (we) have sites on those, but probably it was more than just ns5 & 6.

Customers are still being blamed by IX web hosting.  One person was even told to shut up, pack up or find a competent  web master to host his / her site properly..   I had to laugh, not because it was funny, but it was just unbelievable.. these pathetic, thick  bunch of IX retards, that don’t know how to restart a pc, let alone run a buisness, tells a paying customer  to shut up, pack up or find a competent  web master to host his / her site properly…

So, it’s all about the person who hosts / looks after / runs your web site… ???

Let me tell you about an issue I had with one of IX’s Managers… LAUREN 
3 days before talking to Lauren I had already spoken to DREW, KENNY and JAMES, all three of these managers explained the situation to me in plain english, I even have it in writing from Kenny, that they had an issue with certain ( or a certain) outdated Php modules, that was allowing the injected script to infect whole servers, and they were working on a solution.. When I mentioned that customers were still being blamed for this problem they told me that it was a communication glitch, and ALL the Support, both USA and Eastern Block would be briefed about the situation.

So, 3 days later, I phone and ask for a manager, because I had info about the server being injected for the 3 time in 4 weeks. Immediately she turned hostile, and started blaming me for having a 777 permission, when I explained that, not only did I have no 777 permissions, I had NO folders, No scripts, just 5 web sites that were 100% html.. she still continued to blame me, untill I told her that I had spoken to the other managers, and that I was told that it was a php module on their server.. Then , and only then did she lose her attitude..

So these support baffoons and managers are still blaming customers, for not knowing how to secure a website, so maybe we should follow their example….

Let’s take a look a 2 web sites… and who do these web sites belong to?… You got it!…  LAUREN  IX Web Host Manager .  And YES, they are both injected, and have been now for over 2 weeks

( for those who are lucky enough not to have a site hosted at IX, and don’t know where to look, click on the link, view the source code, and at the footer you will see the injected script ) 

 http://atlastmylove.com 

 http://runholy.com

But  Manager and Webmaster LAUREN’s sites are injected!!..  Does this  mean the Managers are REALLY as thick and retard as they sound??… I guess so..  maybe jewelry is her forte

Ooohh, she also has another website, but that is hosted elsewhere, NOT IX, and that site is CLEAN

Here is just one example (more to follow) how IX Web Hosting cheats, lies and deceives customers.

If you follow this link :  http://www-thehostingchart.com/   No suprise IX  Web Hosting is listed as THE BEST, and damn, after reading the review I was almost tempted to purchase another account…

By now we all know that IX Web Hosting is without doubt the worst and most incompetant web host out there.
So which twat would vote them the BEST??…  The answer  to that is … THEMSELVES!!

Now follow this link http://www.betterwhois.com/bwhois.cgi?domain=thehostingchart.com&x=75&y=14 

and 3 guesses who owns thehostingchart.CON   ??

Domain name: THEHOSTINGCHART.COM

 Administrative Contact:
    Said, Samir  info@thehostingchart.com
    8409 Pickwick Ln #101
    Dallas, TX 75225
    US
    +1.8663539836
Technical Contact:
    Said, Samir  info@thehostingchart.com
    8409 Pickwick Ln #101
    Dallas, TX 75225
    US
    +1.8663539836

 Registration Service Provider:
    Ecommerce, Inc., info@ecommerce.com
    1-800-861-9394
    http://www.ecommerce.com

And we all know that this knobber Samir Said is the CFO of Ecommerce Corporation. the parent company of IX WEB HOSTING.

OOOHHH, and three guesses who owns the # 2 spot “Host Excellence” as BEST Web Host at thehostingchart.CON   ??…  Yep you got it, Samir Said

This is the kind of DIRTY methods IX WEB HOSTING uses to lure customers

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