Web Hosts are sneaky buggers

I just noticed I haven’t posted anything in exactly a year…I really need to stop not posting. So, I’m going to endeavour to post here more often, but I’m quite aware that I’ve said that before…

Anyway, until yesterday, the site had been down for about a fortnight. I hadn’t been notified per say, because my contact details were stored in somewhere on their site that didn’t exist 3 years ago when I signed up. That’s fixed now though.

But yeah, they’d sent a few emails to my other email, the one that inundated with spam from everything under the sun, and thus I rarely check it. But I went onto dezonus.com, noticed it was down with a HostPapa message, and then thought to check it. Lo and behold, yeah, there it was.

Anyway, went to renew, and the charge was almost twice as much. I rang them up to find out what the hell was going on, and the rate I paid first was their “Introductory Rate”. Turns out, there’s a page on their site, that you can’t find unless you’re linked to it, that lists the renewal costs, and that’s how they can get away with it. It’s the same story as my previous host.

I was pissed off, and decided to look around to find better deals…but it seems that even at the higher cost, I’m still doing well.

Still, I think it’s really dodgy that they do that, and that most of them seem to do that. It’d be much better if they were honest upfront, and said “Hey, just be aware that when you renew, it’ll cost this amount”. I probably would have looked that amount up, gone yeah that’s good, and been fine with it. Honesty is the best Policy.

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