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Quite a few web hosts are run by unethical persons using questionable business practices.

- Instead of paying for software on the server (example: WHMCS), they use hacked ("nulled") copies.
- Instead of properly advertising on sites, they spam email inboxes, forums and blogs..
- Instead of requesting legitimate reviews, they write fake ones (shill) or pay others to write fake ones.

In fact, most who implore such techniques are not web hosts at all, but instead "web hosts". In other words, not actual businesses. Very often it's amateurs or teenagers "playing host". Setting up your own "web hosting company" takes only $20 between the domain name and a reseller account. But it's no different than buying a bottle of Aspirin at the pharmacy, then setting up shop in a strip mall, and claiming to be a doctor. They lack both formal experience and formal education, and are 100% unqualified.

You need to be very careful when buying hosting online!

Legitimate hosting services don't need to write fake reviews, using cracked/hacked billing software, or spam forums.

Therefore this is a list of hosts that probably should NOT be used:
  • 00hoster.tk
  • 123-serve.com
  • 2sl.us
  • 38cloud.com
  • aekpani.net
  • altushost.com
  • alvotech.de
  • amusedapricot.info
  • apc.sg
  • applehost.us
  • arazhost.com
  • avengerhosting.com
  • az-network.com
  • az-streamingserver.com
  • bagful.net
  • bighost.lv
  • bithosting.info
  • breezi.com
  • bstack.net
  • bulletproofvps.com
  • buypappa.com
  • canohost.net
  • cheapdomainnamesdot.com
  • chmuranet.com
  • cloudlibs.com
  • clubvps.com
  • collaborahmc.com
  • cloudc.me
  • clubvps.com
  • datacove.net
  • datzen.com
  • dehost.org (powerchaos.com)
  • elasticdot.com
  • euservr.com
  • extrohosting.com
  • ezzytech.com
  • fiberhost.us
  • firstheberg.com
  • flappyhost.com
  • gigabit.net.au
  • go4hosting.in
  • googiehost.com
  • gridvirt.com
  • hirewordpressdevelopers.com
  • hitme.pl
  • hioxindia.com
  • host321.ru
  • hostamus.com
  • hostbybitcoin.com
  • hostfanda.com
  • hosthexa.com
  • hostingbubble.com
  • hostingdens.com
  • hostingnservers.com
  • hosting-site.com
  • hostonclick.com
  • hostripples.com
  • hostsailor.com
  • hostseo.org
  • hostwebsolution.com
  • htiservers.net
  • ihsystem.com
  • impactintegration.com
  • innahost.com
  • intelixahosting.com
  • internetstyles.org
  • inxy.hosting
  • ixwebhosting.com
  • javaprovider.net
  • jesthost.co
  • joes-cloud.com
  • juluhost.com
  • k2media.ca
  • keralawebhosting.tk
  • kingsizevps.com
  • leasededi.com
  • letithost.com
  • letusfree.com
  • linkroutehosting.com
  • lomasbuscado.net
  • luckyhosting.asia
  • makeanysite.com
  • marketerhosting.com
  • marshostings.com
  • mezohosting.com
  • ndottech.com
  • netbaran.com
  • nextpointhost.com
  • nibshost.com
  • outtherehosting.eu
  • plusreseller.com
  • pressracks.net
  • prettypumba.com
  • prewebhost.com
  • prohoster.info
  • relatehost.com
  • rhost6.com
  • qhoster.com
  • rhost.eu
  • sathyainfo.com
  • scopehosts.com
  • serverorbits.com
  • skyhost.pk
  • solidshellsecurity.com
  • supremebytes.com
  • syslint.com
  • t35.com
  • technihost.com
  • truxgoservers.com
  • tucktail.com
  • upwebhosting.com
  • vpb.com
  • vpshosting.com.hk
  • vpsnet.com
  • warazad.com
  • waxspace.com
  • web-link-hosting.com
  • webdirectaccess.com
  • webhostingplex.com
  • websmalaysia.com
  • websterz.net
  • wolfa-hosting.eu
  • yjhosting.com
  • youstable.com
  • zomro.net

I hope this list helps others avoid potentially bad hosts.



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Added several more.

Note that most spammy/slimy hosts are run by one of four typical groups:
  1. Teenagers and college students on holiday (summer/winter) breaks.
  2. Would-be scammers, or failed scammers trying again under a new "business" name.
  3. Run from corrupt/undeveloped countries like Pakistan, Egypt, Nigeria, China, etc. Non-USA/Canada, non-Europe.
  4. Operating as affiliate-style resellers, meaning you're dealing with a middleman instead of the actual company. (This may be good, or may be completely lousy. For example, Godaddy resellers are paid like affiliates, and are not real hosts.)
Generally speaking, these people view hosting as a way to make money, not as a service where they have responsibilities to their customers, having taken on the role as your digital data caretaker. Most of these people are unqualified, and have taken ill-advised shortcuts to opening their hosting "business". You may (as John Q. Customer) have more knowledge on hosting than some of the craptastic "hosts" found on this list!!

--- Again ---

Legitimate hosting services don't need to write fake reviews or spam forums.

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Subject: abuse!!!

Message: Hi, i one of the admin of rhost.eu and some how i in list on this article
before i goona sue, that your site give me bad name of my company and the user only say lies on my computer
i give you warning to remove this post or at least remove my name from the post.
if you will not do it you will have prove that your right? and it cant be possible
good day to you

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Proof of spam:






Here's the thing with Google: Results often cache for days or weeks, and it takes a while for spam results to fall off once indexed. (Most spammers already know this, so it's not a secret.) But it also serves as proof of spam after the fact, after it's been removed! At some point in time, after a re-index, the spam comments will disappear from SERPs.

Notice that the spam was removed: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/archiv...t-1187721.html
And from: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1187978

Again --- "hosts caught spamming". Don't like being on a list of spammers? Then maybe don't spam sites. Legitimate businesses don't need to shill and spam user-generated content sites. The whole "I'm gonna sue you" mentality is really just icing on the cake here. Had this been an accidental listing, an initial contact would have gone down entirely different.

I would also point out that the spam had the same grammar skills of the threat. Hence, again, proof of spam.

Furthermore, the hosting servers and its operators appear to be in Israel, but are using a .eu domain -- which is against the terms of the EURid registry. The .eu domains are reserved for residents and business entities operating inside the European Union (i.e., the EU). It's been hidden behind an anonymizer service in UK (Safenames House). So it doesn't appear that following the rules -- of anything, anywhere -- is a top consideration for you.



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