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07-30-2011, 02:30 PM
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Technihost.com spammed our forum today.

In addition to being added to our Spammer Hall of Shame, I'm also issuing a warning to anybody that may be considering this host. This is a very shady operation, operated by a Mr. Carl "Eddie" Keyton and his accomplice/alias "Kirk Ladd". Throughout 2011, valid complaints have been written online by would-be customers that were defrauded by this person. Replies received from the support desk have also been proven as lies. He's been banned from virtually every web hosting community online.

Examples of his antics:
  • Spamming forums. Quality web hosts don't need to spam.
  • A customer was told he would receive a dedicated server in several hours. The server was never set up. In addition, excuses were given, including the absurd idea that UPS would be delivering RAM on a Sunday. Impossible, given how UPS does not deliver on Sundays. (#)
  • It was reported that he had been receiving free trial servers from Burst.net, and then selling them to clients. When the trials expired, Keyton didn't pay. Servers were shut off, and customers were left in the dark. This was outright fraud. Burst has confirmed this. (#)
  • Defending himself in a forum, and then what appears to be registering other usernames to give himself shill praise. Legitimate, honest, quality hosts don't need to have fake conversations with themselves, and create fake positive feedback. (#)
  • His online avatar is a photo of himself shirtless, taken by a webcam, used both at the technihost.com site and others. See attached screenshot, at the bottom of this post.
  • Prior to Techni Host, this same person ran a disgraced operation known as Host Parlor. (#)
In addition to those disturbing details, he exhibits all of the problems of a standard bad host:
  • Servers that are overloaded, resulting in downtime or horrible speeds. (#)
  • The grammatical skill level of a child, and a vulgar vocabulary and attitude to match it.
  • Pricing that is impossibly low, such as $15 dedicated servers.
  • Most so-called "positive user reviews" found online share the same bad grammar (not just any bad grammar, but the same grammar mistakes!) as the host's owner, leading one to believe it's all fake commentary.

Hopefully you're reading this post before signing up, and not after becoming another victim.

If you need a good host, see this list of quality companies: List of Best Web Hosts - Shared, reseller, VPS, cloud, dedicated

If you need help picking a host, or any other web tech/design needs, simply ask in the forum.


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Here's a striked-out copy of the spam, posted by rommel.escuadro@technihost.com

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Originally Posted by Rommel View Post
Free Domain, Free Whmcs, Free cPanel! Start Your Own WebHosting Company Today!
Start Your Own Web Hosting Company Today!10 Available
Have you ever wanted to start your own web hosting company? Here is your chance! Let us set everything you need up for you. What do you have to do? Nothing! Just advertise and support your clients. Techni Host will provide you with the follow package and components, as well as set them up for you so you can be on your way to becoming a successful web host today!
What do you get?
Virtual Private Server (VPS)
Whmcs Billing System (Free)
Your Own Domain Name (Free)
cPanel Control Panel (Free)
Free Setup Of The Above!
Act fast before this offer ends and we will even provide you with free web hosting templates to get your web site rockin' and rollin'!
You get $50.00 of free back-end equipment provided by Techni Host! We do not charge any setup fee's for your cPanel, Whmcs Billing System or your Domain name!
Act fast because this offer is only valid to the first 10 clients to use the coupon code "webhost"
Complete Package Details/Pricing!
Vps Details!
250 Gb Hard Drive Space
Unlimited Bandwidth
4096 Mb Ram (4GB)
Fully Managed
24/7 Support
SolusVM VPS Panel
Instant VPS Setup
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Free Addons!
Free cPanel
Free Whmcs
Free Domain Name
Free Setup Of Everything!
CLICK HERE TO BEING THE CHECKOUT PROCESS OF THIS PROMOTIONAL PACKAGE
READ BELOW TO GET OFFER!
In order to qualify for this promotion you must be one of the first 10 customers to signup for it. You must enter the promotion code "webhost" when checking out! Before checkout you must enter the following in the comments box before proceeding to checkout. "I would like to take advantage of the "webhost" package, which includes free cPanel, Free Whmcs and a Free Domain Name"
If you do not enter that into the comment box or fail to use the promotional code "webhost" you will not qualify for the offer. Once you hit the submit button the order is already processed and if them words are not entered or promotional code is not entered, you will therefor forfeit this promotion, as it is not offered to current clients, only new clients who have never had services with or from Techni Host or one of Techni Host's Resellers. Once you signup, you can cancel your account at anytime but no refunds will be provided for the services when you submit your payment. The reason we cannot offer a money back guarantee on this offer is because Techni Host has to pay for all of the scripts including but not limited to: Whmcs and cPanel. We are offering these items to you free of charge as a promotional offer that will end on 7/31/2011.
Technihost.com
Unlimited Shared Hosting - $10.00 / Month
Vps Hosting Starting At $10.99 / Month
I'd like to point out a pair of obvious flaws:

Quote:
Have you ever wanted to start your own web hosting company? Here is your chance! Let us set everything you need up for you. What do you have to do? Nothing! Just advertise and support your clients.
Any seasoned web hosting veteran (be it host or hosting customer) will be quick to point out that this is basically a lie. For example, supporting your customers as a reseller implies some cooperation on the part of the reselling hosts. If the actual host doesn't cooperate, you're going to lose your clients. In this scenario, it's Real Host > These Guys > You > Your Customers. Three people have to "play nice" in order to provide service to that end user. Odds of that happening smoothly? None.

I'm also amused that he defines "nothing" as "just advertise and support". Ridiculous.

Quote:
promotional offer that will end on 7/31/2011
Spamming a site on the afternoon of 7/30 when the promotion expires on 7/31 is silly.

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