Friday, May 15, 2009

Blazewebhosting.com is a SCAM!

A few months ago I bought the 4 year hosting package from bazewebhosting.com. Recently, I was informed that my hosting account was suspended, along with many (or all) of the users of blazewebhosting. This caused one of my other websites, a forum, and a blog to go offline and essentially loose visitors and not allow anyone to access the information it provided. After recieving no response from the support at blazewebhosting.com, I checked the domain name servers and found that blazewebhosting was using a reseller program from another hosting company, Hostrocket.com. Hostrocket was quick to respond to my support questions, including temporarily allowing me to access my website to backup my data (my previous backups were about a week old). Hostrocket seems to be a legitamate web hosting company and even offered to transfer everything for me if I were to buy hosting from them. If this is not resolved soon, I will do exactly that. In addition, the owner of blazewebhosting has just recently sold it (after the suspension incident) on SitePoint. Aparently, tons of negative feedback on the forums was not enough to stop someone from buying it.

In the end, don't buy from blazewebhosting.com or blazewebhosting.net. They WILL screw you over. If you have been scammed by this, please comment here.

9 comments:

  1. Ugh..thanks for letting us know

    Glad that Hostrocket actually helped you out even though it's not really their fault directly

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  2. I felt pitty on you after readin this post. I suggest you to go for godaddy.com hosting service. They give the best hosting facility.

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  3. @Michael
    Yea, I probably will be purchasing hosting from them. Not only did they help me when they didnt need to, responses from tech support were no longer than 3 minutes (by email).

    @Free CSS Templates
    I have heard alot of horror stories about godaddy's hosting services, so I am not sure.

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  4. This is so sad. Hope you get right back on track. Also, i believe it is possible that blazewebhosting.com is run by the same ownership with a different name. That may be the reason why someone bought it.

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  5. BlazeWebhosting.com has scamed me i was promised 4 years of webhosting i did not recieve it.

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  6. You should always google search companies before you buy from them. There are a couple of good, community-based sites out there where people can review different companies.

    I think that for a blog like yours, you don't really need to buy hosting. You don't need the resources or extra features that a paid host has. I am on x10Hosting right now and it is free. The support is wonderful (responses in less than 24hrs) and they have a pretty generous free package without ads. If you need help moving just shoot me a message.

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  7. @Chungyen, you are right. I really would not need to buy hosting for this blog, but I did have quite a few other things hosted with my paid plans.

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