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The Reason For My Website’s Shutdown

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What a week I’ve had. The last thing I expected to happen was my entire site going down for who knows how long. Here’s what happened and my thoughts on my host A2 Hosting. 

A2 Hosting has been the host of drakulus.com for a little over a year now. I made the switch to here from WordPress.com because I wanted more freedom and for the most part, I don’t regret that decision at all. There was a huge theft problem going on at WordPress.com because they don’t protect the hard-working bloggers that release content on that platform. So I packed my virtual bags and left. A2 Hosting has never been a good host. Their staff is incompetent at best and I’ve had it with them. This last case was the last straw for me. My website went down because malware somehow made it into their system. They never used the words “I was hacked”, but we all know that they were. To make things worse, they’re not even offering any form of compensation for the downtime that all of their Windows users experienced. 

I’m paying these people every month to host me and if I can’t log in to my own website whenever I want and provide more content for all you to read, watch, and listen to then I think I should be compensated for my lost time. This isn’t my fault, but this company not only handled this situation wrong they’re refusing to acknowledge any wrongdoing. It took them days to get me back online, but some people are still offline. Business owners can’t make any money or provide support to their customers because of what’s happening. I’m actively looking for a new host. It won’t affect anything I decide to do here though. It’s back to business as usual here. I just wanted to let you all know what was going on and why you haven’t been able to visit me here this week. A2 Hosting is a terrible host and if you’re looking into starting your own business or blogging platform go somewhere else. These guys have terrible customer support and security. Your information will not be safe with them. 

So… I’m back and hopefully I stay up this time. Yesterday my website came online for ONE minute and then shut down again. 

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    The Night Owl
    Apr 26, 2019 9:32 pm

    Sorry to hear the troubles you’re having but I think you’re taking the right approach. If they’re not willing to make up for their mistakes then they’ll lose your business. Hope the switch is quick and easy!

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      Apr 27, 2019 6:46 pm

      Thanks dude. The good news I have a new host. I’m with Hugoton Hosting now and so far I love them. My blog loads faster than it ever did with A2 Hosting. I’m looking forward to getting back to a regular schedule :).

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    Dave Mitchell
    May 09, 2019 5:39 am

    Yes… Time to go after wait for 2 weeks without no response. I’m using asphostportal now.

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    The Shameful Narcissist
    May 24, 2019 7:10 pm

    I thought there was a problem. I tried to reply to something last week and I had some trouble. That sucks. I haven’t run into the theft thing with WP (yet ugh), but I know fellow bloggers have.

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      Jun 04, 2019 4:06 pm

      My last host was TERRIBLE. The customer service was fine. They answered me very quickly, but they just didn’t know what the hell they were doing and after going through what I went through with them I changed host. A2 Hosting is not a good host and has very limited experience dealing with Windows users since they’re primarily a Linux company. The entire year I spent with them was rocky from the start. I had to move my own website to where it is now and I had no idea how to do that. They were NO help at all because they didn’t even know how to do it. I ended up losing close to 400 posts that I had worked on over the years and some of them I was really proud of. Hugoton Hosting is the opposite. I love these guys and they moved my website in less than an hour with ALL of my content. I didn’t lose anything and my website is super fast now.

      The theft thing just sucks. Plain and simple and I hope you never have to go through anything like that because it’s hard to prove that something is yours if you don’t have copyright protection.

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