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Web Hosts Taking A Break. Another Dead Pool

Wed, 27th July 2016, 15:02

Possibly it’s just a slow news day although I doubt it. More likely, the impetus for writing this post is an increasingly longer list of web hosts succumbing to evolutionary market forces and my desire to make the roster more manageable. Regardless the rationale, and barring any last minute miracles, these web hosting entities are not being resurrected any time soon in their present form! Onto the deadpool.

xcubehost

XCube is like the ex you wish you’d never met. They claimed to ‘use high speed connections to some of the finest networks in the world, ensuring your website will always be super fast’. So fast in fact that you won’t even be able to see it online. Cause it ain’t if you use XCube. And not unlike those possessions the ex pilfered away, the xcubehost domain is for sale.

Cerisehost

Cerisehost isn’t exactly dead although we’d be the the first to admit that we never seen this one coming. In fairness the Cerisehost profile on Hostjury did foretell it’s coming transition stating they “want to take you to the next level in the web hosting industry”.

 

Screenshot of the Cerisehost homepage

 

So if you feel the need to dress up your website you may want to consider a web host with fashion sense!

 

QuillHost

The compatriots behind QuillHost were obviously sticklers for sharing detail from the start. In their profile they stated that operations as a web hosting provider began on 21st of October 2008. Not 2008, or even the fall of 2008, but October 21st, 2008.

Now HostJury is all for transparency but some may argue that too much can backfire. Back to the profile.. “Since then, QuillHost has been committed to bringing the power of the Internet to QuillHost customers across the globe with innovative and easy-to-use products that are supported by unmatched customer service”.

Fast forward to mid 2009 and the dear john email sent to clients. What it lacks in optimism it makes up for with details:

As you may know, we have been offering VPS services since November 2008 and some of you have been with us ever since we started playing in this arena. It's been a great journey providing affordable services to all of the clients. You may agree to me here as the service is not the same as it was two months earlier. Due to lack of time, however, I have asked a total of 2 people to assist with support issues(which was just 1 earlier). Not to mention, they've not lived upto my expectations. I have been receiving a large number of complaints about slow responses/lack of support etc. As such I have decided to close all VPS operations based out of Kansas City(69.197.x.x and 209.x.x.x) and Chicago(38.x.x.x) from 1 August 2009.

While this may not be a good news for those who are being affected, however, we've been working to improve the infrastructure at St. Louis(206.225.x.x). Please do note that we are not closing the St. Louis operations as they're on a better infrastructure and will now be backed by a new support team of 3 people(and it's also because there are nominal people compared to other facilities).

We advise you to take backup of all your data and transfer the VPS within next 7 days as servers may be taken offline on date above. I can have them online until 3 August, but not more.

Use of terminology such as consolidating services, upgrading and optimizing operations, or addressing technical support concerns all laud the efforts to rectify prior shortcomings while extolling confidence in the reader.

Conversely, hanging your dirty laundry anywhere on the web can become a gift that just keeps giving!

ZeHosting

Talking about the gift that just keeps giving. ZeHosting, a Quebec Canada web host proudly displayed some clients names on their homepage, which in of itself is quite normal in the industry. Really, how many web host could resist bragging rights when one of those clients is the webcomic and animated series Ctrl+Alt+Del (abbreviated CAD), which at its height was getting 1.8 million monthly unique visitors!

Except, when there’s some controversy surrounding the founder of CAD that had at least one American individual with some honed SEO skills calling for a complete boycott of ZeHosting for their association with the webcomic. I have no clue on the effectiveness of this campaign but the adage ‘the only bad news is no news’ really depends on the content of the news.

Keolo Hosting

Keolo Hosting's last tweet… well actually it was their only tweet: Lots of new things happening at KeoloHosting, stay tuned!

I for one won’t be holding my breath!

Servers500

The Servers500 profile page stated that they "offered superior customer service, 99.9% uptime, and unique features that you won’t find anywhere".

Not sure if that last reference is to the AWOL Server500 website.

"Our customers are the most important part of our business, and we will never lose sight of that fact. We are not perfect, but we will always be working towards perfection and will always listen and help our customers with whatever they need. With Servers500 you can sell unlimited plans to your customers and we also enable overselling!"

With fully managed dedicated servers for $49.99 per month including 5 ip addresses, what could ever go wrong with that business plan.

Plutomic Hosting

Plutomic Hosting offered a range of web hosting, cloud hosting and colocation services to customers in the Philadelphia metro region and was founded in 2005 by Andrew Westfall and Ben Chiappetta who had the idea that web-hosting companies should have a closer working relationship with their customers than the many of the mass-market hosting companies demonstrated. Westfall even earned second place in the 2012 New Jersey Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year Competition. Guess they were destined for bigger and better things!

InfiniteTechnologies

Infinite Technologies is one of those classic examples of how convoluted the English language becomes when considered through the lens of the infinite variables that could be conceived from two simple words using variants of Top-Level Domains (TLDs) and generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). What’s in a name. Copious amounts of SEO if the name is rooted with infinite and tech

Bits of Cream. Also known as BOC Servers.

Designed by web hosting veterans, BOC Servers has had a singular goal to provide the most powerful, secure Web hosting environment in the world at an affordable price. The work ethic and integrity that established our business has paid off with many industry awards and happy customers.

That is until the homepage showed the account as suspended and now taking any offers on a couple of domains going cheap!

AlienPowered

Founded on October 25, 2010 AlienPowered is working to sharpen the future of the alien race as we provide humans with the premium webhosting and service they need. Our workforce is unparalleled to any being in this universe; our servers reflect the same identity. Look to the aliens, power your future.

Wonder if the dude at AlienPowered ever meets up with the dude and his superhero from Herolocity

Need a domain for a new webhosting venture. Here’s some more possibilities.

CloudFyre

CloudFyre's premium web hosting is world-renowned for being here to serve you.

HOST GS

Good Price, Quality, Fast Response and Lite Speed In ONE!

Maybe Gelhost.

Gelhost offers Shared, Reseller, and Managed VPS packages on high end Linux servers giving you desired choice of relaxing about your website.

If you’re looking for web hosting then it may be best to consider none of the above. Choose wisely and check the reviews!

Lightning Base. Reliable Managed Wordpress Hosting