Update Jan 2008: You should look at my most post about why Hostmonster is the best hosting company.
Today was the last straw for me.
I have had hosting accounts and still have hosting accounts with 8-10 different hosting companies.
I used bluehost for a long time. They were my favorite.
Now my favorite is Hostmonster. Incidentally, they’re both owned by the same company.
But my blog had been hosted with penguinhost.net (no link for you!). They were the first hosting account I ever had.
However, I can’t handle them anymore. They’re nazis about hosting.
Plus, today on the phone the dude talked to me like I was a total idiot and lied to me. He tried telling me that anyone who wants to can easily hack drupal 4.6.3 and gain access to your hosting account. That’s just blatantly not true. They want me to upgrade every piece of software I have on the account, which just isn’t going to happen.
So, I cancelled the account. Today I moved my blog and my family site (I know…I know…it’s not much of a family site) to one of my hostmonster accounts.
I’m done with the penguinhost guys.
Just so everyone knows, Stephen is the dude I talked with at penguinhost. If you decide to go with them, this is how you can expect to be treated.
If he knew anything, he wouldn’t talk about “insecure scripts” and group all software into that category.
Thanks for the info – have been with one host for nearly 5 years – they have been excellent until recently – unfortunately they are no longer priced competitively, and lately I’ve been getting short but frequent patches of downtime, and they have not replied to a ticket about it for 3 days (which is unusual for them).. was looking at Dot5hosting or HostMonster, but I think I’ll go for hostmonster now, thanks for the heads-up. Cheers.