There are so many web hosting providers out there, it can be very hard to decide which one to choose. Many of them have the same offerings for similar prices, so the best way to choose is to find reviews of the providers to see what other customers say. This is a list of the Web hosting providers you should avoid according to About.com Web Design / HTML customers. These have not been reviewed by About.com and if you disagree, please consider submitting your own review. Last updated March 23, 2011.
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3. OnSmartOnSmart is another hosting provider that consistently gets 1 star reviews, so far from 3 people. They say things like "Under no circumstances should anyone be doing business with these folks, They seem to have disappeared" and "Our email is now down again for the 4th time, with absolutely NO RESPONSE from onsmart.net". Response to problems is a very important part of most hosting company reviews. In fact, in my own experience, I'm much more willing to forgive the company if they respond quickly - even if the problems happen somewhat frequently. If you've had a different experience, why not let us know.
4. PowWebPowWeb got an average of 1.5 stars from 3 customer reviews. They aren't the best hosting provider out there, and they may have somewhat deceptive licenses that make it hard to cancel if you dislike their services. If you've had a different experience with PowWeb, why not submit your own review.
5. IPowerOut of 9 reviews, IPower has received a 1.6 star rating, which is low for the number of reviews. In fact, I would have ranked it the worst, because so many people dislike it, but then I got a 5 star review, which brought it's overall ranking up slightly. This is not a good Web hosting choice, as the readers attest: "If you want to hate your host, and want HORRIBLE customer service, go with Ipower.com" and "Need assistance from iPower?? Grab a book and some valium. Its going to be a long trip to the abyss." The biggest problem seems to be their customer support. But then again it may be because things are breaking a lot, so people need to contact the unresponsive support. If you've had a different experience, why not let us know.
6. StartLogicStartLogic gets an average of 1.8 stars from 4 reviews. Customers report: "erratic page load times; web server and email server down for over 6 hours" and "The service that they provide is very bad. I signed up one day and left the next" and "Server security is flawed, P/W was compromised. Porn/virus placed on the server." Security on a Web hosting provider is very important. Except for colocation hosting, if a hosting provider has a security breach you should avoid them (colocation security may be handled by the individual clients and so may not reflect the security of the hosting service). If you've had a different experience, why not let us know.
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