What do you hate most about a web hosting company?

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Curious to hear everyones opinion on this:

What do you hate most about a web hosting company? How would you order those things from 1 to 5 .
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1. I hate downtime, PERIOD
2. I hate when any part of the network is lagging
3. I hate when I call and I have to explain to the tech how to fix the problem because they have no clue what they are doing.
4. I hate when you need a manual reboot (like if a server crashed), and it takes them an hour to do so.
5. I hate when the server bill comes each month :twisted:
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1.) I hate downtime
2.) I hate it when my tech support replys to help threads with one-word answers, and I have to sit there and (no, no they don't have phone support) type in what I'm trying to acheive.
3.) I hate switch advertising. - - - free domain? HA!
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I hate artificial limitations on certain offers the most --- bandwidth I can understand, but why restrict the number of email accounts you can setup, or the number of subdomains? Those are already limited by the amount of server space you decide on, so that annoys me...
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downtime!
crappy support service!
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i really have no major complaints with my host, except that they have a very small index of perl modules - i have to use a forum script that uses text files because they don't even have DB Flat File
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rjstephens wrote:
i really have no major complaints with my host, except that they have a very small index of perl modules - i have to use a forum script that uses text files because they don't even have DB Flat File


Hahahaha... Have you asked them to install it? If they own the server, it shouldn't be a problem. Even if they don't own the server, they should be able to ask for it to be installed.
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nah i've asked them but they said "sorry but we can't help you install your own scripts"
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rjstephens wrote:
nah i've asked them but they said "sorry but we can't help you install your own scripts"

No, I meant have them install the perl module... Let them know you've been looking over quite a few scripts to use on your site, and they all require the DB Flat File module. They also state that this module is typically available on all web host providers.

That should do it... Sure, the scripts may not say that... but come on, its a major perl module and I've never run across a webhost provider that didn't have it installed ~ unless they don't know how to install it (kiddie host?).
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i asked them to install the perl module, and that was the response the gave me
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rjstephens wrote:
i asked them to install the perl module, and that was the response the gave me

Umm, it's not a script, it's part of the OS... Argh... I don't know, I have a feeling they don't run the server themselves. Especially if they do not know what a perl module is. All I can say is, best of luck, and backup frequently. :)

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