It's been a while since I posted about hosting here.
Last time I did it was to leave a BAD review for Hosting Cove, a company I signed up for a reseller with, and when after two years of having it only as a backup decided to use it... I couldn't. I contacted support. They never got back to me. Later they closed down.
I'm no longer a customer there since they no longer exist... or do they? Not sure. Not looking.
I signed up for a new backup reseller a while back though, this time at just about twice the price, plotting to finally get serious with my side-hustle hosting endeavors, and unfortunately I chose badly. The company I signed up with was KayHosting, which have now been down since December last year. They offered a pretty good plan...
Master Reseller Specials - Master Reseller, 600GB
First Payment Amount: $39.00 USD
I actually didn't notice they were down until I was supposed to receive an invoice to renew my plan this year, but it never came, and when I check the site it's no longer there. Fortunately I only paid for one year, at a lifetime rebate price of course, but that's still one year at twice the price I had on the previous, which I had for half the time.
Seems history keeps repeating itself.
Apparently though this particular host isn't just one that up and disappeared for unknown reasons, but probably an intentional scam.
Along with the above ArkaHosting, Bigfoot Servers, DCNHost, HostBRZ, HostedSimply, Hosting73, KudoHosting, LQHosting, MegaZoneHosting, MyHostingSrv, n3Servers, ServerStrong, SnowVPS, SolvedByData, SparkVPS, StrongHosting, SuperbVPS, SupremeVPS, TCNHosting, UpbeatHosting, UMaxHosting, VPSFortune, WelcomeHosting and X4Servers disappeared in the same swoop. All had the same analytics code.
It seems they were all part of the same thing, yet I didn't even get a notice. Some more info here.
I should probably choose my hosts a bit more carefully. Props at least to WHB for sticking around all this time, my first and foremost. Time to keep an eye out for some alternative sweet deals again; hopefully on hosts that'll stick around too...