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The Dead of Summer Deadpool

Mon, 14th July 2014, 11:52

It’s a fair midsummer’s day, and the heat is sweltering. Really makes you wish for a nice pool to hop into. But you should probably stay away from this one, especially if you need reliable hosting. June’s deadpool is fairly light, all things considered! This one goes out to the summer hosts that keep on keepin’ on through the summer heat: see you guys in the fall!

 

HostOnce

As in, once, they were a host. Not anymore! A whois lookup revealed an interesting detail- there’s a connection to xibig.com. Possibly the same company? Or maybe just the same lawyer. Alas, this mystery will probably never be solved.

 

DeluxeWebs

Since opening in 2011, brags their service description, DeluxeWebs has not stopped growing. Yeah, about that… Shame, considering the buzz around them was fairly positive! Perhaps it’s better to burn out than to fade away?

 

HostRazor

The cutting edge of hosting (see what I did there?) has a nick in the blade. Coming on the heels of an acquisition by Sago Networks, it’s pretty safe to assume that the staff of the former host have been diverted elsewhere. Hopefully their clients were forewarned!

 

ForzaHost

This brand unfortunately folded despite a stellar run, likely because its controls were a bit too complex and the market just wasn’t looking very bullish on realistic driving simulators. Wait, no, that’s the Forza videogame series. Our apologies, a HostJury research intern will be punished for this mistake.

 

ChallengeHost

Has the hosting game ever become so brutal that you just had to throw in the towel and become a fantasy football website? Well, you’re in good company. ChallengeHost is now just that. Which reminds us, HostJury is actually thinking about becoming a fansite for the German national football team. Deutschland vor! Noch ein tor!

 

DJAB Hosting

No one could have predicted that a service named after the noise you make when you accidentally touch a hot stove would’ve gone under. Absolutely no one. Thus, all they leave behind is a slew of bad press.

 

Effex Hosting

Okay, so read this description of Effex Hosting from their HJ profile page.

Effex Hosting have many years of leading experience with global businesses of all sizes and have built up an affluence of web hosting expertise that put down us a scratch above other web hosting companies in this time.
Isn’t it crazy when you can pinpoint the exact moment in a sentence when someone had a stroke? It would be irresponsible for us to assert that this is the exact reason Effex Hosting closed down, so we’ll just quietly imply it.

 

Invio Hosting

Chicago-based Invio Hosting disappeared without a peep last month, with nothing on the internet to memorialize them other than their non-rating from the BBB and their CEO’s tumblr account. So, reblog him enough and maybe you can find out where your hosting went.

 

HostApolis

When you google HostApolis, the search engine pauses to ask if you’ve lost your damned mind. “Did you mean Hostropolis?” it asks. “That’s a host that still exists.” Well, sure, but their website looks like it predates Web 2.0. “Perhaps you meant Ghostopolis? A graphic novel about a supernatural, ghost-wrangling police force?” Actually, wow. Yeah, that’s what we meant. Show us Ghostopolis.

 

HostsVault

Well, HostsVault is not quite dead, as in Monty Python parrot dead, but they’re on life support at best. It’s generally not a good sign when your webhost’s front page redirects to an empty index. Get your websites hosted somewhere else, people!

 

KESER HOSTING

KESER HOSTING is a leading provider in ALL-CAPS HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES for LOUD people of IMPORTANCE. KESER HOSTING’s UNFORTUNATE CLIENTS’ WEBSITES are also NOT GOING to SURVIVE the SUMMER. OH YEAH, BROTHER.

 

Jiffy Domains

Shortest lived of our current deadpool, Jiffy Domains has only been around for a year, setting them up perfectly for some kind of snarky comment about how they only lasted a jiffy. Seriously though, one year? Come on, show some heart.

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