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Despite the hard times Dayana Host keeps it classy

Mon, 5th May 2014, 12:10

Canadian webhoster Dayana Host’s company profile claimed that ‘they have always strived to be the best and the most cost efficient at providing the internet community with premium web hosting and outstanding customer care’. Dayana Host offered budget web hosting as well as premium plans.

Screenshot of the Dayana Host website 

The reason for the past tense in the prior paragraph is that as of May 30, 2014, Dayana Host will close the doors.. and unplug the servers! The notice displayed on the company website homepage shares some of the reasons

For the past 11 years, we served hosting services to our loyal clients and did our best to keep the service going, up to date and supported. However, due to financial situations we are unable to continue the service. Production of all hosting services of Dayana Host has already stopped. We keep all the accounts active and working until Friday, May 30th, 2014 11:59 PM PDT and then all hosting services will be shut down, that includes Reseller Accounts, Business Accounts, Personal Accounts and all Say5 and Unlimited Plans.

In past 6 month, we tried very hard to find a new home for all the accounts, although some companies/individuals offered us some beyond expectation deals, but we decided to not take them simply because we do not want to jeopardize billing information and priceless site contents of thousands of clients who trusted us for the past decade. We do not have affiliation or experience with any provider; therefore we cannot recommend any of them.

The notice reassures clients that even though the company itself will cease operation, domain registration will remain active for at least 3 years so clients can renew or transfer the domain to another registrar. Although Dayana Host is not able to provide refunds on paid service, they are offering full refunds to any client making a payment in the last 30 days. 

The people at Dayana Host offer clients one last piece of advice that’s hard to argue with:
 
Please take your time to research new hosting providers and select the one who can meet your technical and financial requirements. 

Finding and migrating to a new webhost does have its potential pitfalls. Call us bias but we like to think HostJury is a good place to start!

When any company closes it is easy to overlook the emotional effects on the compatriots who have more often than not, poured their lives into building and running the entity. It is well documented the numerous times webhost just close the doors with no notice to clients, often with no way to retrieve their data let alone domains. In a dark moment Dayana Host has kept it both classy and professional. Hats off to that!

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