SITE REVIEW: 2and2hosting

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Post 3+ Months Ago

hi all

just made a new hosting i have spent a little time on the design but more on getting out on the web i still have a few areas still to work on
so what do you guys think of it
thanks

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jjwarr: Thank you for effort in complying with the rules. While your reviews don't show a lot of care, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and release your thread. Please feel free to restore your title and your links.

Thanks again for your effort.

P.S. It would be a very nice thing if you were to re-examine your first 3 reviews and expand on the things you wrote there.
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I hate it, the noise is horrible... take it away

It looks like you've taken 2 or 3 different site templates, and just taken bits out of each and badly merged them into one.

And, as for the domain name... well, I'm just not going to comment on that :)
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what about the domain name
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You really have no idea?

You don't think people will just assume you're ripping off 1and1 hosting?

Seems a little unoriginal, and amateurish. Not professional at all, and would steer many people away from you.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi,

I like your site, but not for a web-hosting site.

There is a lot of redundant information that make the site look cluttered. For example, the popup in my opinion servers no purpose and I found it more convenient to close it.

Your logo shows your sense of adventure and your ability to code with flash, but it does nothing to promote your web hosting ability. When a potential client first comes to your site, I think they’ll be more distracted by the logo than focused on relevant information.

So from a design standpoint if you made your banner smaller and took the popup out it may be better. On the technical side, I’m not that good to give you any useful insight.

I hope this helps.
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I agree with axe...

Looks like you tried to put together 3 different templates and couldn't line them up correctly.

First off, get rid of the annoying flash at the top.

Second, take out "Can't sleep? Well this page should keep you interested!"

Third, your plan texts don't match up. You have "BASIC PLAN" in a white arial type font w/ a 1px stroke.... and then your other 3 types are in a different plain white font.

Fourth, Get rid of those "FREE TRAFFIC" banners at the bottom.

Fifth, you have random dead links throughout your site.

Sixth.... ummm i just visited http://www.2and2hosting.com/contact.htm
and umm.... not to be mean, but come on... If you are trying to sell web hosting services you have to clean up your page or don't expect to get any business.

Fix the site up and then update us :)

Goodnight.
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This has got to be a joke... Your prices are just way too much... The page looks like a mess... If there are suckers out there on the internet who would ever go for a hosting service like yours yours must be out of their minds :shock: First off too much stuff all over the place and the placement is all scattered.. broken links all over as stated before...
turn off that music omg or at least put a stop sounds button
Code: [ Select ]
on (release) {
    stopAllSounds();
}
  1. on (release) {
  2.     stopAllSounds();
  3. }
Do it i'm going crazy here!

2/10 just another bs hosting service Good start I'm sure you'll improve it! there... :P

Laterz
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Well, reading the other posts, I'm glad my speakers are always off until I need them, I don't wanna know what this noise is, especially if it matches up with the rest of the site.

So problems:
The banner section is disjointed. There is no consistancy with colour or size, you have random grey (only in mozilla - sort your browser consistancy) and blue boxes and a lot of empty space up there. The banner is too big, and fills up all the space above the 800x600 fold. Although your site is too big for 800x600 res anyway :roll:

On the about company page you have those two images in the content sections. Make them the same size, and don't leave so much empty smace below them - align or float so that the text wraps round them. Or remove them, as they seem to have no relevancy to the page.

On the contact page you have two email addresses. One is for the domain http://www.cwgsy.net/ which I assume is your ISP? And the other one links to a hotmail account for god sake! At least get your own email at your own domain!

Every page has different typography, which adds to the disjointed feel, but I guess at least you are consistant in your, uh, inconsistancy...

I'm no designer and my skills with aesthetic are far from good, but this site just looks as though you have not even tried. With so many hosting companies available, you are going to have to fight for those customers.

//edit, yeah and your site search doesn't work. Server errors don't look too good for potential customers.
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not only have I see this template before ( a tad altered)

1. Pixelated Images, Stretched Images

2. Strokes on your banners, covering old name, very easily pointable of its
streaks on the blue, etc.

3. Many grammatical error's through-out the site itself.

4. 24hr Service? I don't think your own 24/7, atleast, make it a not Hotmail address, and specifically jwworlf, makes it look like a 1 person operation Web Hoster.

5. I rather dislike your choice of Font, Boldness, size of many text's

6. Not only is your terms Messy, it contains grammatical errors, symbols misplaced, example "")" all around. Looks like you didnt put much effort, copied it probably and changed a few words, try to hide your hiding.

7. Get rid of your ugly free banners. Or learn to place them correctly
and choose good ads.

8.Intro's page links dont work, dont provide people with swf's like as listed there, FLA's you have to provide

In conclusion, I hate it, I agree with Axe, and, I would never Buy hosting from you as it looks "fishy" and distasteful.
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Foxy wrote:
Many grammatical error's

Too funny, was that one intentional Foxy? Lol.
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rtm223 wrote:
Foxy wrote:
Many grammatical error's

Too funny, was that one intentional Foxy? Lol.


Nope ;)
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Spell Check - Misspellings: 98


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Link Check - Broken links: 2

(not including the Flash intro page, since, it cant read flash well....) + 5

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HTML Check - HTML Errors: 8 (total 23), warnings: 76 (total site 506 Warnings)
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Like others have said above, the layout of the site looks like a mish-mash (is that a word? :lol: ) of several templates. It looks unbalanced and there is no flow to the page.

What is that pop-up all about? It's just a logo from what I can see. Put it on your main page if you intend to keep it. Otherwise its just annoying. Pop-ups should serve a purpose - this one doesn't.

The flashing text in the header area is a bit of an eye-sore, I'd change that. I think consistency shoud be the key here (and on any site) - regarding colors, fonts, page transitions, etc. And make your forum a similar layout to your main site. At least use the same colors (CSS?).

As for code etc, I'll not comment on that - I'll let some of the more experienced OZZU peeps take care of that for you. My review is simply user-based.

Re. the domain name - it has obviously been derived on the foundations of the 1and1.com hosting company. Quirky yes, unique no.

I hope you found my comments useful - best of luck with everything.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Well I agree with everyone,
and I think you should first of all
fix the thing on top left which says:
"Are servers Are Reliable"
It's Our*..
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Post 3+ Months Ago

heh. I see the site.
the lions may have scared off 2and2hosting...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

madmonk wrote:
heh. I see the site.
the lions may have scared off 2and2hosting...


:rofl:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

it's all like wanna-be :shock:

bad music, bad font, bad layout :o

there are some nice images but it does not look professional AT ALL.

needs work!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Well one are you trying to copy 1and1 :lol:

K and you have some stretched images. And you site is to cluttered try to tone it down a bit.
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I'm a new guy myself (here) but... um.... I'm.... not... even.... going to bother with this one. I have a hosting company myself (who doesn't!?) but - yea, I'm gonna go review something else.
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lineleeder wrote:
I'm a new guy myself (here) but... um.... I'm.... not... even.... going to bother with this one. I have a hosting company myself (who doesn't!?) but - yea, I'm gonna go review something else.


if you are trying to use that as a review think again.

ok now back to the site. (i would hate to be on dial up)(look at those stats)

Quote:
Url: http://www.2and2hosting.com/
Title: PHP Servers - 99% Uptime Guarantee
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 18:28:17 -0700
Analyzation time: 13.13 seconds
Server information: Apache/1.3.31 (Unix) mod_auth_passthrough/1.8 mod_log_bytes/1.2 mod_bwlimited/1.4 PHP/4.3.8 FrontPage/5.0.2.2634a mod_ssl/2.8.18 OpenSSL/0.9.7a
Content-type(s) Frequency
text/html 1
Image 32
application/x-shockwave-flash 5
Summary
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Estimated download times
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http://www.2and2hosting.com/
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http://www.2and2hosting.com/contact.htm (3)
http://www.google.com (1)
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I apologize - that might have seemed like a spam to you - it was intended as humor on my part. Please allow me to make ammends - if you check my other posts, I hope you'll find I'm participating in the forums... I'm going to go look at that site - I'll be back shortly with a review - I just don't have much positive to say is all *sigh*
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ok i was just wondering its ok. lol me neither(i just did a test on the site)
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Ok - I apparently need to be more thorough in my review of this site. Apologies....

The flash work is junk.
I counted 3 spelling mistakes on first glance - I'm not going to bother reading the whole thing.
I thought maybe it was Firefox making the layout of the site fall apart but it's just as screwy in IE.
One of the "about company" images on the front page is scaled "wrong"
The spacing on the plans is off...
There is no typographical consistency.
The subpages are far nicer than the front page - remove the loop and my eyes feel better, too.
Too bad there's no grammar check.
The link to services in the footer is broken.


Positive things.
The login to CPanel button looks nice - think I've seen it before though.
The annoying green arrow seems to move to the beat of the annoying, mis-timed loop.
The girl in the picture on the FAQ page is pretty - although it seems she wasn't the focus of the original picture, leading me to believe the designer of this page is male (like myself).
I really like the BG that the copyright is on at the bottom - the footer area looks real clean.


It's the thought that counts with this one. I can see where the designer was going. I think some work with the tables, trash-removal and some CSS on the fonts would clean this up real nice. Now, for a matter of opinion - the pictures, if purchased as stock, will do. If they were farmed from google image search or something - keep digging. This look is a bit overdone. But, if you customized the images to match the layout yourself, good job - they all seem to fit each other well, with the exception of the swirly blue frame on the about company section.

And, seriously - lose that loop on the main page. Heck, lose the Flash all together and you have a good start.


I apologize for my previously short review and my current harsh tongue. Had I posted this on another forum I frequent it may have been taken for humor - I understand that being new I need to be a bit more thorough. Apologies.
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ok

-First thing:
Spin off of 1and1...anyone whos heard of 1and1 will more than likely not want to get anything from you. You need to think of an original domain name but before you can do that take your site...look it over...then scrap it and redo it taking everyones reviews from this forum into consideration.

-Second thing:
The flash- not so great and the music on it is EXTREMELY annoying!!

-Third:
Site looks "choppy"

Personally i had already had a bad feeling about it the second i saw what the domain name was. unless you were with 1and1 (which you clearly arent) i am suggesting that you think of a new "more clever" domain name.
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//bump
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just to say i have redeisnged my site and iam going to change the name tell me what you think of the new site iam stilling adding things to it
thou
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changing the name of the site. Something unique, something people will remember...

3and3hosting.com maybe? Much better IMO.

Just an idea...

:rofl:
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ye what about reghosting.com or coustomplan.com do they sound alright
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ahomeforyour.com

hostrail.com

Thought I'd contribute... :)
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its still crappy, you didnt even try to change your download theme that much, it has many bad links, missing pages, and the no matter what you do, it still looks unprofressional

and to add to that.

I did your whois/domain search, I tried, YAHOO.COM
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Web Starter Kit

Step 2

See your domain search results below:

http://www.yahoo.com.com is Available
http://www.yahoo.com.net is Available
http://www.yahoo.com.org is Available
http://www.yahoo.com.ca is Not Available
http://www.yahoo.com.info is Available
aboutwww.yahoo.com.com is Available
http://www.yahoo.comonline.com is Available
ewww.yahoo.com.com is Available
mywww.yahoo.com.com is Available
allwww.yahoo.com.com is Available


my god.. Yahoo .com is avilable!! OMG, Im buying it /sarcasm


Still stand at, 1/10 Rating.

what also added was your "support" a small outve place forum.
No contact info, no address, no email, no phone, no chat...

also, when you made it, you didnt put much effort into it. Also, when you posted ON YOUR OWN FORUM, you posted as a guest, This shows consumer little security in their purchase.

Don't do things, your going to do half-assed, or put 25% effort into.
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