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#253314 Scam Alert :: Unlimited Hosting

Posted by TCH-Blog on 19 March 2014 - 10:23 AM

In the market for a new web hosting account? If so,chances are, you will not have a hard time finding a new host for your website. In fact, you will, most likely, end up facing a plethora of choices. The largest scam in our industry is the “unlimited hosting” plans. It is time we debunk them and expose the liars in the web hosting industry.

You do not need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that servers can not actually host anything unlimited.That would be like saying youriPod can store an unlimited amount of Justin Bieber songs. We all know that it simply is not possible. These web host that claim to offer unlimited bandwidth and disk space are hiding behind their Fair Use Policy and are out right liars. They are overselling. This is the act of sellinghosting plansto clients and banking on the fact that the clients will not use the space and bandwidth. Furthermore, if the client starts using to much then the host can use their Fair Use Policy and kick the client to the curb.

If you do your research, you will notice that each overselling web host claims to offer unlimited hosting, but only as per the terms of its ‘Fair Use Policy’ – which, by the way, is often different from the Terms of Use.

Unlimited-hosting

Before signing up for these unlimited plans, it is critical that you look into the terms thatapply to these accounts. I took some time to go out and look at some web hosts that offer unlimited plans. It is shocking to see the lies these hosts spew out to their customers. These are just a few limitations that can be found in their terms of service ;

  • Using a shared account as a backup/storage device is not permitted.
  • Any shared account using more than 20 gigs of disk space will be removed from our off site weekly backup.
  • Run cron entries with intervals of less than 15 minutes
  • The use of more than 25,000 inodes on any shared account may potentially result in a warning first, and if no action is taken future suspension. Every file (a webpage, image file, email, etc) on your account uses up 1 inode.
  • Use 25% or more of system resources for longer then 30 seconds is prohibited.
  • Broadcast or Streaming of Live Sporting Events is prohibited.
  • Commercial Audio Streaming prohibited.

Really? I thought this was unlimited everything. Unlimited disk space as long as I dont store to many files, or you will suspend me and stop taking backups? Due dilligence, walk lightly and choose a host that does not hide behind its false promises, lies and its Terms of Service or Fair Use Policy. Determine what you will be using and find a host that will give you your desired services for a reasonable price.

We have put together a video that we hope better explains this entire Unlimited Myth and hope you enjoy watching it.


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#255656 Site On Skywalker: Obsolete Version Of Php

Posted by TCH-Thomas on 08 July 2016 - 06:11 AM

If I understand your question correct, you should be able to fix this using the "Php select" option in your cpanel.


#255339 The Unlimited Game

Posted by TCH-Blog on 07 October 2015 - 05:05 PM

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Web Site running slow? Maybe your unlimited hosting is not really unlimited!

Choosing the right hosting company to host your business or personal web site can be a daunting task. So many Hosting companies in the market place are misrepresenting their services by offering unlimited hosting.

Truth of the matter is Unlimited Hosting does not exist. It is a sales gimmick to lure customers in by offering them everything for little or nothing. In reality, everything has a limit. These unscrupulous hosts bet on the fact that the vast majority of the clients that they trick into signing up with them will in fact never use very many resources. The clients that use a lot of resources are kicked to the curb and terminated without notice. This is done by citing the Terms of Service (TOS) which spells out in very fine terms what can be used. This is a highlight from a TOS from such a company:

10.2. Enforced resource limits for shared and reseller packages:
10% CPU Usage
5% Memory Usage (or 512 MB)
50 Running Processes
15 Minute Max Execution Time
100,000 Total Inodes
500 outgoing email messages per 60 minute period (all excess messages will be discarded and not delivered)

This is horrible considering the fact that when these poor clients signed up for service they were told everything was unlimited. At TotalChoice we do not place limits on our clients, because we do NOT oversell our servers. Unlimited hosts can stay in business because they depend on people not using the resources that they purchase. At TCH we want our clients to use the resources they bought and we leave it on the table for them to use at any time they need. This is why our hosting packages are very defined and the client knows what they are buying, it is their money after all.

Choose wisely my friends.

Happy Hosting

Bill Kish


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#255301 Wordpress - Uploading A New Website

Posted by TCH-Bruce on 17 September 2015 - 01:15 PM

Dump the SQL table, open a ticket with the help desk and ask them to import it for you. And yes, you should be able to work on the old website as long as it's not using the same database.




#255078 Network Outage

Posted by Mike McCoy on 28 June 2015 - 08:32 PM

TCH is on the case! Thanks Bala!


#254900 Firefox Will Only Support Https From Now On! What Can Total Choice

Posted by TCH-Thomas on 04 May 2015 - 06:16 AM

I don´t think this will be a problem for some time, since their FAQ says:

 

Does this mean my unencrypted site will stop working?
Not for a long time. Transitioning the web to HTTPS is going to take some time. The first
thing we’re going to do is require HTTPS for new features. So whatever your website does
today, it will still work for months or years.
In the long run, there is some discussion of removing or limiting features that are currently
available to unencrypted sites. Those changes will be announced well ahead of any change,
so you’ll have time to update your site either to not rely on those features or, we hope, to
move to HTTPS. And any such changes will be made only after consultation with the web
community, to make sure we’re striking an appropriate balance between functionality and
security.

 

Whole story: blog.mozilla.org/security/2015/04/30/deprecating-non-secure-http/

 

The faq I referred to can be found here: blog.mozilla.org/security/files/2015/05/HTTPS-FAQ.pdf




#254620 Wordpress 4.1.1 - Maintenance Release

Posted by TCH-Bruce on 19 February 2015 - 09:18 AM

I like that they auto update these maintenance releases. :yes:




#254242 Forbidden Pages?

Posted by TCH-Bryan on 26 November 2014 - 08:20 PM

Hi David,

The permission on the folder  /home/username/public_html/lx/  was insufficient. I have corrected it now and verified it is working fine. Please check it out




#254015 Outage

Posted by Head Guru on 04 October 2014 - 04:45 AM

Hello,

 

All services have been restored a few hours back.  We have one pending issue which is an emergency restoration of the server unni.

 

All other services, shared, reseller, dedicated, vps and colocation have all been restored.

 

I will be releasing a full disclosure once all the facts of this incident are compiled.

 

As Alex stated, we are all very sorry for this issue and we will continue to strive to do our best to handle any issues that arrise.

 

Thank you for your business.




#253477 Https For Phplist?

Posted by Head Guru on 29 April 2014 - 12:10 PM

You can use our shared ssl cert's and parse your username into them like this ::

https://almania.tchmachines.com/~username/phplist



#253420 Openssl - Heartbleed Vulnerability

Posted by Agrestis on 10 April 2014 - 03:08 AM

My local security expert sent me this in a message this morning:

 

Not only do affected servers need to be updated, they must have any secure
certificates re-generated under safe conditions, and all user accounts
reset. Reports over the past few days show that many organisations only
seem to be only doing the update - leaving their customers at risk.

 

Can you just confirm that TCH have done all parts of this and it is now safe to change our passwords.




#253326 Web Hosting Account Suspended

Posted by TCH-Blog on 21 March 2014 - 05:27 PM

You are sipping your morning coffee and enjoying your wonderful Tim Horton’s Donuts, life is wonderful. Your email client opens and you start progressing thru your emails and then you read it.

“TotalChoice Hosting Abuse Department :: Suspension Notice for mydomain.com”

Your life comes to a screeching halt. That donut no longer tastes so good and you fall into a fast state of shock. However, you calm down and read the email and follow the directions from the support team. Within a few moments your site is back on line and things in your stomach start to feel a little better.

The above scenario is one that all web hosting clientscouldface one day. Let us take a few moments to go over some of the reasons why your account could be suspended by our admin team.

  • Exceeding your storage and bandwidth limits.
  • Frequently using up lots of server resources (CPU , Disk I/O and memory).
  • Spam email messages being sent from your account.
  • Hosting or linking to material that violates your Host’s Terms of Services.
  • Attempting to gain unauthorized access to another customer’s account or files.
  • Using your account to send out denial of service attacks.
  • Hacking activities or hosting of material related to hacking.
  • Unpaid invoices for web hosting.

suspend

One of the most important things you can do as a web hosting customer is to keep your account up to date with the most recent releases of the software you have installed.Also, be sure to maintain your account with strong cPanel and Email Passwords. The vast majority of suspended accounts happen due to compromised 3rd party scripts, plugins and or weak passwords. A good majority of suspensions can be easily avoided if only the client would have taken the time to follow the above.

There are many reasons why a host will suspend your account. One of the best things to do is make sure you keep a good email address on file with your host. Almost every host will send an email to the account holder informing of the suspension. It is always a good idea to make sure you use an off domain email address, this way your host can contact you even if your site is suspended. Many clients point their contact email to their cell phone so that they receive instant alerts from their host. This is a great idea!

If your account is ever suspended, simply follow the instructions in the email you received from the support team and we will work with you to get your site back online as quickly as possible. While being suspended is dreadful it is not the end of the world.

We put together this short video that explains the suspension in a video format, I hope you enjoy.


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#253183 Deleting Files

Posted by shoes on 11 February 2014 - 10:18 PM

You can also submit a ticket and they will redo your entire account for you.  They did this for me and it was like being born again clean and sin free.




#252522 Looking For Web Form Script

Posted by abinidi on 12 August 2013 - 04:05 PM

Do you use a CMS like WordPress or Drupal for your site? If you do, its pretty easy to find plugins that do everything you need. (And a bunch of stuff you didn't know you needed!)




#252319 Noc Outage

Posted by TCH-Mike on 20 July 2013 - 03:40 PM

We are making great progress on repairing all issues caused by the lightening strike. Thanks again for your patience. 




#252161 Too Much Spam

Posted by rblunt on 09 June 2013 - 10:34 AM

Thanks for the welcome.  I've actually been on the forums intermittently for more than 10 years, way back before the new forum "style."  My spam problem seems to be fixed now.  Apparently it was not enabled on the server my domain is on.  But, it seems fixed now.

 

Thanks,

Rick




#251992 Need Modem Help

Posted by TCH-Mike on 02 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

Hello. I would call your ISP back and get a few more details. If you don't in fact need a modem I would ask what sort of hardware you do need, then we should be able to help you out :)




#237692 Domain Renew

Posted by Guest on 07 July 2009 - 01:30 AM

tell me the right place to renew my domain name


#172001 Hello My Name Is Bill Kish...

Posted by Head Guru on 28 March 2006 - 11:54 AM

and I am a recovering IE user.

I have been a full time IE user until this past saturday.

I am making the move to Firefox. Please be gentle with me, I am only human.

Thank you.


#251426 Happy Birthday Terri!

Posted by TCH-Thomas on 21 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

Happy Birthday Terri! :)