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    Smile $0.99 for 3 years website hosting

    Hostable.com [hostable.com] is offering their 3 year website hosting service for free -- with a $0.99 cents service fee of some type. I signed up for webhosting a few days ago and have my wordpress blog up and running.

    Looks like cpanel under the covers. PHP, mysql, and everything else that comes with cpanel. Seems like a steal to me and at 99 cents why would I pay for web hosting somewhere else?
    y8 and pog

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    I will never go with such type of host.

    Have you asked them how many simultaneous visitor can visit you website, How many connectivity providers they have, downtime in last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxsteel View Post
    I will never go with such type of host.

    Have you asked them how many simultaneous visitor can visit you website, How many connectivity providers they have, downtime in last year
    Why reject them ? Why is it Free? Get our Unlimited Hosting Plan free for 3 years.

    They were in this business for 10+ years. Nowadays every hosting company churns out such red hot deals.

    As per the TOS - The signup is for an auto-renewal for 3yrs at $250ish

    Also, the TOS states no storage for files unrelated to your website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SledgeHammer View Post
    Why reject them ? Why is it Free? Get our Unlimited Hosting Plan free for 3 years.

    They were in this business for 10+ years. Nowadays every hosting company churns out such red hot deals.

    As per the TOS - The signup is for an auto-renewal for 3yrs at $250ish

    Also, the TOS states no storage for files unrelated to your website.
    The companies from they are comparing dont allow more than 100 simultaneous connections to website.

    And if you are storing 50 GB data for your site and using 1tb of bandwidth in their plan i dont think they will continue to provide free hosting for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by SledgeHammer View Post

    As per the TOS - The signup is for an auto-renewal for 3yrs at $250ish

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    This tells everything about them...
    job takes the child away.

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    It is like buy now pay later

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxsteel View Post
    It is like buy now pay later
    well, had a chat with their CC, they told that auto-renewal will be cancelled after you cancel your account, so cancel your account after 2 1/2 year and you are good to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    This tells everything about them...
    So cancel your account after 2 1/2 years. Now what's the problem ?

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    0.99 is cheap rate.will they give us own domain name?

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    Just got news that, now instead of renewing for 3 years, now its auto-renew for 6 months.

    Quote Originally Posted by playersjohn View Post
    0.99 is cheap rate.will they give us own domain name?
    No, they don't give own domain, you have to buy domain on your own.

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    Stay away ... !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumargupta9 View Post
    Stay away ... !
    dude, its not any scam site, they are having promotion time and their site speeds and uptime are good

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    this is only the marketing strategy to get new customer to "test" their hosting service. In this such a low price, why don't give it a try? I believe the hosting company has strong technical support to back them up if they dare to throw this low hosting price.

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    If you are aware of their present situation than those people would had never spend a single dollar on that company.

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    i have tried it and even my friends are using it.

    Its slightly slow compared to other sites, database download provides max speed of like 20 kbps and really irritating if u have like 300-400 MB DB.

    Its kinda ok but not up to the mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vorazeal View Post
    i have tried it and even my friends are using it.
    Its slightly slow compared to other sites, database download provides max speed of like 20 kbps and really irritating if u have like 300-400 MB DB.
    Its kinda ok but not up to the mark.
    very very slow
    job takes the child away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    very very slow
    No, it's faster than a Hostgator shared hosting. I compared it.

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    but 20kbps is too low isnt it??
    job takes the child away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SledgeHammer View Post
    No, it's faster than a Hostgator shared hosting. I compared it.
    uh.!! no way, hostgator is much more faster than Hostable.

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    how much space its giving??

    indian reseller hosting giving unlimited at 155/mo

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    Exclamation take backup regularly

    Just in case anyone decides to go with this host despite all the negative replies, take a backup of your files regularly, you will never know when you will have to regret hosting your site with them.

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    Why you should not buy them?

    1. They are resellers from hosting Brinkster.com
    2. They got registered on 18-FEB-02 so they are not 10+ in this business

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedAlerT View Post
    Why you should not buy them?

    1. They are resellers from hosting Brinkster.com
    2. They got registered on 18-FEB-02 so they are not 10+ in this business
    What's the problem being a reseller ? Even Hostgator uses the infrastructure of others.

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    I will not prefer such type of free hosting sites. Because if you want to start a website, you should invest something. So that in future further problems may not arise. These types of host offer promotions like this to attract customers. However, keep in mind no matter how good is the promotion, always check the hosting specification before buying.

    If they are offering 1GB Space and a few GB of bandwidth per month What you will do with such type of hosting? Therefore doesn't waste your time in such hosts and try other hosting provider like Godaddy, Namecheap, and Hostgator.

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    Wow, I thought the deal was a recent one @rizwanramzan, o_o you're a good digger.

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    The main question is how reliable they are? What kind of reputation they have in the market. If they have been in the business since a long they and have numerous satisfied customers I don't think there is any harm in using their service. I will check the company website.

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    I would not recommend that. That is very very cheap and they are no popular. GoDaddy, Bluehost, Namecheap, Name.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mihailo View Post
    I would not recommend that. That is very very cheap and they are no popular. GoDaddy, Bluehost, Namecheap, Name.com.
    I agree with you, they are providing services at a very cheap rate. No matter how much we are short in funds, we should try choose a popular web hosting provider. These hosts can't make their online business active for a long time. Some goes down in just an year and even some in a few months. Our site will go down and we will have to face lot of difficulties in that case. Therefore it's better to start off with a good host and relief from all tensions in future.

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