So you are looking for cheap hosting, well you should avoid Saadhost as if it were the Ebola virus!
So just a quick heads up, I have many websites and even more domains. In fact I probably have around 100 domains at any given time just in my GoDaddy Account. Normally I use these different named domains to give people something easy to remember, easy to type, or as a method to track my traffic.
So back to Saadhost. I bought another domain name through GoDaddy last month. I use them for the majority of my hosting. However, I use outside hosts for my blogs and actual website content. So it goes something like this: I buy a domain from GoDaddy, get some outside hosting – usually from hostgator, pop up a blog in 5-10 minutes, and start adding some content.
This Time I had this list of cheap hosting companies from someone I know. So I clicked a link and got me some hostin from Saadhost. I took, like I always do, and went into GoDaddy and forwarded my nameservers over to this saad (no wonder their name is sad). About a week later I went and uploaded wordpress to the site… It only takes like 3 minutes.
It was a work in progress and I was really in no rush to get my content up. In fact, I hadn’t made a single post or even chosen my blog theme. It still had that “hello world this is just another wordpress blog” quote on the front.
The next thing I know I get an email telling me my hosting is suspended for phishing. Phishing? What the #@!$%. I didn’t even put a site up or create an email. I go to my blog and here is what I see…
So I go to contact them and see what the issue is. Keep in mind I paid the full year of hosting in advance. They say they cannot tell me what was done in violation of their terms of service. So, I have my account closed, they won’t provide any proof, I haven’t even set up the site yet, and to top it off they won’t refund. Any ways, we go back and forth for a half dozen emails.
Now mind you, It really was a waste of my time over a measly $17.94 but it is the principle of the thing. Or rather the lack of principles for this Saadhosting company. They basically kept the money and didn’t leave me any recourse, rhyme or reason as to how I was supposedly phishing, and no solution to their B.S. What kind of company is that?
They also have No Phone contact (hostgator does). They do have a chat window but every time I have ever gone on for support chat their has been no support available, EVER! So basically you’ve got to go through email. Top it all off they are in Malaysia and pretty much untouchable.
Now, just to clarify, I am not a Phisherman, pun intended. I am not worried about $18 either. I just think a company that sucks this bad should be exposed before you go and throw away your money, no matter if it was hard earned or easily gotten.
On the other hand, I have used Hostgator for many sites throughout the years. They DO have a customer service line. They DO have chat support. They do have email support. Any time I have had any minor issues with anything they have always bent over backwards to help and have been great service providers. All that good stuff applies to godaddy as well. If you want to do your thang on Hostgator check it here:
In conclusion, on this Saadhost review and my unfortunate experience here are my tips: Godaddy is good. Hostgator is awesome.