Bring out your dead! It’s time yet again for an installment of HostJury’s deadpool, in which we mark the tragic passing of some web hosting icons (editor's note.. maybe icons is stretching it a little). They lived long, they died fast, and they will be mourned, especially by their out-of-luck end users. Goodnight, sweet princes, and may flights of angels ping thee to thy obsolescence.
Incredible! A hosting service that’s been around since 1997 kicked the bucket just recently. To survive the dot-com bubble and then fall tragically like this- how sad.
Since 1997 BravoHosting has been a premier web hosting provider specializing in Managed Dedicated Servers, Dedicated Server Hosting, VPS Servers, and Reseller Web Hosting. At its heart, behind the servers and the switches and lines of code, BravoHosting is people.
*was people. Of course, the domain for bravohost.net was created in 2010, so perhaps this illustrious history is hokum. Why don’t we check with the registrant to see what the truth is…
Whois Agent (email@example.com)
Oh. I guess maybe that’s not going to happen. Well, according to their LinkedIn profile, BravoHosting was founded in 2006. The truth may never come out. I just hope the Harrisburg economy can handle the layoffs of BravoHosting’s purported ‘501-1000’ employees.
Wait, what? We just did this one. Oops. That was BravoHost, not BravoHosting!
Guess that makes this almost an encore. It’s important to point out that BravoHosting.net is not quite dead, rather, they seem to be having some serious root-level problems, with a registrant also privacy protected. Never a good idea to trust sites like this, people! Anyway, crackers! I wonder if they were partisans from BravoHost.
URGENT ACTION required by all our clients
Published August 24, 2013 | By bhnadmin
This notice affects all customers hosted on www.bravohosting.net. As you must be aware of, we had been an unfortunate victim of a root level compromise caused due to a proxy server intrusion with cPanel incorporation.
The attack caused several altered RPMs rendering them unrecoverable and impacting the INNODB MySQL engine. At this point we have successfully managed to setup a new server and migrated all accounts on to our new server.
Here’s to you, BravoHosting.net. Don’t die just yet! Your closest competition has already kicked the bucket! Make like a tiger shark and grow strong from the bones of your fallen brother!
Welcome to Bravo Hosting
Published May 20, 2013 | By bhnadmin
We offer world class hosting from a totally secure server environment
Nevermind, you guys are probably screwed.
It would seem this web hosting company has collapsed under its own weight. Which is stunning to me, because look at this description blurb.
Fat Network Internet Solutions is a privately owned, profitable Web services company. We help small and mid-sized web design houses and hosting companies offer a professionally managed hosting solution to provide to their clients. We are revolutionizing the Web hosting industry by offering multiple domain ("Reseller") packages that remain unbeatable today!
Don’t worry, Fat Network. Some revolutionaries are simply before their time. Although, really. Fat? Why not Phat Network, yo? The domain is now up for sale so now’s your chance!
Registered by Namecheap.com, and created less than two years ago, we may have some real insight into EggYak’s untimely demise. Writes a frustrated customer on HostJury’s EggYak review page:
Eggyak was excellent when we signed up with them and then they were sold in May, 2012. Since then they have gone to hell in the proverbial hand basket. Service gradually got worse and uptime became less than dependable. 4 days ago our site went down. That's when I found out that they had disabled their chat, disconnected their phone, closed the forums, and stopped responding to tickets. It's as if they disappeared into thin air. I am not sure what the deal is with these new owners, but they seem to be complete scam artists. We have secured new hosting and will be demanding our money back for at least this month. I doubt we will ever see it, though. If you are considering them, DON'T. If you are already with them, get out as fast as you can, before what happened to us happens to you.
Our hearts go out to the aggrieved parties. Regardless, the domain is registered but the site is nowhere to be found: more importantly, as the ex-customer says, this Yak don’t talk back.
Seriously, with a name like DripHost, are you really surprised they fell through the cracks? Especially considering this highly literate description.
Drip Host offer web hosting for all sorts of sites from small to very large sites. Drip Host work hard to provide the best services out there!
DripHost maybe not site you trust. DripHost having also privacy protection on DripHost registrant. HostJury think DripHost set off all of red flag at once. Goodbye, DripHost!
In the annals of odd hosting demises, Axigy has to rank pretty high up there. In 2011, it looked like the real deal: an actual provider with a serious product.
In 2012, that changed. Instead we’ve got this nice placeholder page promising a new and updated Axigy: coming soon!
In 2013, we’re redirected, bafflingly, to what seems like some kind of Russian industrial firm. Well, comrade? Do you know what your host does in his spare time?
One of the last tweets from HostBro:
Our migration is almost complete! btw our servers have doubled in performance. You can soon enjoy faster hosting from Host Bro.
HostBro today is gone, and their domain is free to be registered. We can only hope that their demise was, like, totally sick/tight, brah.
Yet another privacy protected registrant! There’s a pattern here, I can just feel it.
Kloudserve Technologies started as a very small webhosting company with the aim of providing an affordable but secure and reliable web hosting and domain services for the web and wap industry.After years of challenges,we can now boast as one of the best webhosting companies around with the best of modern technologies.
Perhaps they meant to say “After years of challenges, we will boast as one of the best.” Kloudserve Technologies for hosting provider of the year 2023!
Okay, seriously? Lifelesspeople? Are you guys just going to write the jokes for me? Come on.
Lifelesspeople has strived to provide the most innovative services in the industry. By continually watching their competition and challenging themselves to become better than they are now they have improved by leaps and bounds with every passing day.
Their attitude and motto, "The best has yet to come" says it all.
Registered, and now redirecting to the Against Silence Forum, I guess we have to assume the best just wasn’t in webhosting. Maybe they should get into Russian boat sales with whoever was behind Axigy.
This hosting service doesn’t appear to be doing so hot.
Magmahost are focused to provide the best possible hosting experience to Magmahost clients, unlike other web hosts Magmahost are dedicated to providing 24/7 support for all of your hosting needs…
That’s right, 24/7 support. Can you believe that even now, with MagmaHost defunct and its servers down, you can call them directly and get up-to-the-minute support for all of your hosting needs?
I hope you can’t believe that. Because that’s totally not true at all. Mourning your web host's demise is not fun. Need Web Hosting... Choose wisely!