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Stuck in the Past and Weird Policies

I have never had up time issues with these people, but I have never enjoyed their interface... or the way you have to use randomly generated usernames for *everything* except the control panel... and I hate the way they still insist on using PHP4 and support PHP3!!!! MOVE ON PEOPLE!!! (I am currently in the process of switching, but don't plan on renewing. My 6 month billing ends in Feb. 2008)

Biggest Pro: Price, Reliability, Feature Set
Biggest Con: Quirks

This is a very unfriendly company

The management site is very unfriendly. You can eventually figure out how to do things but I would say it is suitable for experts only. Adding a product is relatively easy but cancelling one is well nigh impossible. A year and a half ago I turned on the web site builder for a trial. I didn't like it so I attempted to turn it off. Could not. After three requests of customer service, I was told I had to go to a completely different web site to cancel products. I have cancelled that feature every quarter for a year and a half and I am still being billed for it.

I am looking for a new Host.

Biggest Pro: None
Biggest Con: Very difficult to use. Cannot correct billing problems.

The worst web hosting company in the world!

This is the worst company I have ever had the displeasure to work with. Their customer support people lack any knowledge, They are rude and they will steal from your credit card. They refuse to cancel services in a timely manner. My web site was down the whole thankgiving weekend after I contacted them the tuesday prior to thanksgiving. It cost me in exceess of $15,000.00 If this was the last hosting company in the world I would form my own company and learn how to host web sites just so I would not have to deal with them. If I could give them a minus rating I would. Avoid this company at all costs!

Worst Tech Support Ever

I relied on tech support to help me set up my e-shop. This process was very frustrating as I was put on hold repeatedly for long periods while the person I spoke with relayed my questions to someone else and then relayed the answers to me. I followed there instructions exactly and today I got my first sale payed for with a credit card outside of pay pal. The order shows as paid on my order page and my customer says they have payment conformation but I don't have the money! I called tech support and asked where the payment went and no one knows the just keep telling me to add pay pal as a payment method, I already have pay pal as a payment method. Dealing with 1 and 1 is the worst experiance I have ever had online.

Biggest Pro: None
Biggest Con: Overseas tech support

Avoid 1&1 like the Plague

I registered a domain name with them on Monday. I get an email from them right away telling me the name will be available in 24 hours. 48 hours later, my domain name is still "waiting for approval" in their control panel and impossible for me to configure DNS settings(I plan to host domain name with another company). I contacted them twice and both times their response time was great, except they route you to a CSR in India that means well but is absolutely no help at all. I just got off the phone with them and they asked for 12 more hours to sit and wait to see what happens. I have NEVER in my career heard of a domain registration taking 60 hours to propagate! They suck, stay away from them and go with someone else instead. Really, save yourself the frustration from dealing with total incompetence.

Biggest Con: They Lie

HORRIBLE. Downtime King is all I can say.

Downtime King. My business package goes down every other week, I already have these guy's phone number on speed dial because I have to call so often regarding down time. Absolutely horrible customer service and its unacceptable.

Biggest Pro: NONE
Biggest Con: Downtime every other week.

A Quadriplegic Company

24/7 Tech support is only able to make changes as long as the 9-5 department is open. Our account was locked because we sent out an email blast to our company subscribers, something very common to companies today. It was locked for email abuse. We called tech support to have it unlocked and were referred to the abuse department which was closed. They say to respond to the email notifications they sent us, but WOW! ... we can't get to our emails because OUR ACCOUNT WAS LOCKED! So now our website is down until tomorrow and we can't sell tickets to the event that we're hosting. Thanks 1and1, for being there when we need you most!

Biggest Con: Tech Support

Just horrible

This is the worst hosting service. I had an account with them and it is the worst customer service, the platform is slow, lack of support, etc. I also have an account with other host service and I can appreciate the difference. This is the last time in my life that I will use 1and1. They also charge you without notices and their personnel are rude and unprofessional. They went down to often and it is simple horrible.

Avoid them.

Biggest Pro: None
Biggest Con: Customer service

Terrible Security, Admin response extremely slow.

Start off to say that for a few years I used 1and1 with no problems at all. I had a few mickey mouse sites, nothing big. Not until I started actually building some sites did I notice that there was a HUGE security hole in their system. Safe_mode is off by default, you can see the entire shared server root with the upload of a single .php file uploaded to any directory anywhere. Regardless the chmod permissions on the folder, as long as the .php file is there you can see everything.. and I mean EVERYTHING! You can upload anywhere to that particular shared servers folder. Not only that but a we other holes. I emailed the admin but they have not gotten back to me in days. Even left it up for them to see. Hackers uploaded a linux trojan to their server, the webadmin.php file I was referring to, plus a canadian bank phishing page to my site!! My sites have basically been down a week while I have been switching. Now it even gets better! My 5 domains I had hosted and registered with them I transferred to another place and now they are locked!! Still waiting for them to get this resolved while I lose money everyday. Long story short if you are just doing some little site and you want a pretty good deal, look somewhere else :) If you have a good site then dont even think about it!

Biggest Pro: Decent hosting company for average websites.
Biggest Con: safe_mode is off, you are able to view the directory list of the other shared servers. Highly UNSAFE! I WAS HACKED SEVERAL TI

Keep your 'Cancel Service' confirmations

I signed up for the service enjoyed the features and low cost.

However, I no longer needed the website and so I cancelled it. i chose the option for keeping the website on until my contract expired.

After that period, 1and1 tried to bill me again, claiming that I did not unsubsribe for their service. They did not acknowledge my confirmation of cancellation number and sent me to collections (which I fought and won)

I do not recommend their service to anyone, unless you like dealing with bill collectors for fraudualent claims.


Biggest Pro: Good features // good uptime
Biggest Con: Lack of respect. Lack of intergrity when cancelling services

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