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My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by Atk1nson(m): 3:54am On Jan 16
Late last year, I made a decision to have a personal blog and made a decision to use a local web hosting service against some advice online. I chose WhoGoHost because my preliminary research suggested it was the best local player. It has less than 2 months using WhoGoHost, but honestly its even been worse than I expected.

I cannot count the number of times my site has been unavailable over this two months period. Twice I made an AdSense application, twice it was denied because the "URL was unavailable" and that is before this complete recent complete black-out which is currently in its third day!!!

I have reported this issue severally to their technical guys and following its continued persistence, its safe to conclude they will not or cannot resolve it.

It has not been a nice experience and I will not be recommending this service to anyone.

On the other hand, I will appreciate suggestions on a good web hosting company to use from experienced webmasters.
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by BonkoINC: 4:38am On Jan 16
Use namecheap bro .

It’s one of the best.

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Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by HostMane: 4:56am On Jan 16
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Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by fastseo: 7:22am On Jan 16
Why wi u go for local host that aren't ready for business... Namecheap is there for 10k, there are at times they do promo of 5k for a hosting account.

If it's too expensive for you, go over to godady with 4600 and you get a free domain plus. Although they have poor customer support
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by Atk1nson(m): 8:12am On Jan 16
fastseo:
Why wi u go for local host that aren't ready for business... Namecheap is there for 10k, there are at times they do promo of 5k for a hosting account.

If it's too expensive for you, go over to godady with 4600 and you get a free domain plus. Although they have poor customer support

Wanted to consider Nigerian providers first as a good citizen, but was a very wrong decision. How can server be down for three days? Not even counting the routine intermittent outages. Before deciding to purchase the hosting services, I read online that they power GTBank's online banking. It's either that is a lie or they sell differentiated services to big and small customers.

Once I can log in, will do the transfer thing.
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by fastseo: 8:32am On Jan 16
Atk1nson:


Wanted to consider Nigerian providers first as a good citizen, but was a very wrong decision. How can server be down for three days? Not even counting the routine intermittent outages. Before deciding to purchase the hosting services, I read online that they power GTBank's online banking. It's either that is a lie or they sell differentiated services to big and small customers.

Once I can log in, will do the transfer thing.
GOOD CITIZEN? where the light.. Can anywhere in Nigeria boast of 24/7 electricity. Most of this local serves fails cos of that. They don't have the necessary infrastructure to carry on
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by tuhamworld: 9:32am On Jan 16
If you want to be patriotic and tey Nigerian hosting, then you can give Garanntor Webhosting a try

Their uptime is fair enough
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by fastseo: 10:16am On Jan 16
tuhamworld:
If you want to be patriotic and tey Nigerian hosting, then you can give Garanntor Webhosting a try

Their uptime is fair enough

cry Generator hosting.
Opp try this
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by Nobody: 12:42pm On Jan 16
Atk1nson:


Wanted to consider Nigerian providers first as a good citizen, but was a very wrong decision. How can server be down for three days? Not even counting the routine intermittent outages. Before deciding to purchase the hosting services, I read online that they power GTBank's online banking. It's either that is a lie or they sell differentiated services to big and small customers.

Once I can log in, will do the transfer thing.

yea, their shared hosting goes down once in a while but I have a cloud hosting with them and haven't experienced such yet.

you can contact their support or as advice above move over to namecheap
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by Betaflip: 12:54pm On Jan 16
you are not alone, am moving to namecheap as we speak
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by Atk1nson(m): 1:20pm On Jan 16
bladeshakers:


yea, their shared hosting goes down once in a while but I have a cloud hosting with them and haven't experienced such yet.

you can contact their support or as advice above move over to namecheap

Somehow that has been my experience. I couldn't even get pass the 1st step of adsense registration because I have been severally told that my URL was nt accessible. I honestly think they have some good and bad servers and if you are placed on the bad servers, you'll regret ever using them because GT website (which I heard is powered by WGH) is always up.

I even noticed from the status report that another server has been down for almost 6 days now. How can a server be offline for 6 days?

Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by etoluw: 4:32pm On Jan 16
Atk1nson:
Late last year, I made a decision to have a personal blog and made a decision to use a local web hosting service against some advice online. I chose WhoGoHost because my preliminary research suggested it was the best local player. It has less than 2 months using WhoGoHost, but honestly its even been worse than I expected.

I cannot count the number of times my site has been unavailable over this two months period. Twice I made an AdSense application, twice it was denied because the "URL was unavailable" and that is before this complete recent complete black-out which is currently in its third day!!!

I have reported this issue severally to their technical guys and following its continued persistence, its safe to conclude they will not or cannot resolve it.

It has not been a nice experience and I will not be recommending this service to anyone.

On the other hand, I will appreciate suggestions on a good web hosting company to use from experienced webmasters.

you can try globalhosting247.com or qservers net
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by riseshost(m): 4:36pm On Jan 16
Atk1nson:
Late last year, I made a decision to have a personal blog and made a decision to use a local web hosting service against some advice online. I chose WhoGoHost because my preliminary research suggested it was the best local player. It has less than 2 months using WhoGoHost, but honestly its even been worse than I expected.

I cannot count the number of times my site has been unavailable over this two months period. Twice I made an AdSense application, twice it was denied because the "URL was unavailable" and that is before this complete recent complete black-out which is currently in its third day!!!

I have reported this issue severally to their technical guys and following its continued persistence, its safe to conclude they will not or cannot resolve it.

It has not been a nice experience and I will not be recommending this service to anyone.

On the other hand, I will appreciate suggestions on a good web hosting company to use from experienced webmasters.



It too sad to hear that your website has been offline for many times with whogohost, but if you need a reliable and affordable hosting then use www.riseshost.com hosting starts from $1.99/m, free SSL certificates, lots of resources and more...visit www.riseshost.com nice time....
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by tuhamworld: 5:26pm On Jan 16
fastseo:


cry Generator hosting.
Opp try this

Lol grin
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by Atk1nson(m): 7:47am On Jan 18
Betaflip:
you are not alone, am moving to namecheap as we speak

How far with your migration? please send me an email (rakintade@gmail.com), I am having some challenges with my own
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by fastseo: 10:56am On Jan 18
Atk1nson:


How far with your migration? please send me an email (rakintade@gmail.com), I am having some challenges with my own
You are on WordPress abi? Download the xml file from your blog that contains all ur post, comments, media, etc and go over to your new host, install a fresh WordPress blog and import the xml file there.

Note : get the import and export tool under settings on your WordPress dashboard.

Please before you change your name servers make sure you have downloaded the xml files.

There is another way to go about the above which is to use a plugin to migrate your WordPress installation from the old host to the new one, I find this one too heavy. I did it 2017 from domainking to namecheap... Not too easy but the first option is very easy because you won't have to create a new database etc.
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by Atk1nson(m): 12:10pm On Jan 18
fastseo:

You are on WordPress abi? Download the xml file from your blog that contains all ur post, comments, media, etc and go over to your new host, install a fresh WordPress blog and import the xml file there.

Note : get the import and export tool under settings on your WordPress dashboard.

Please before you change your name servers make sure you have downloaded the xml files.

There is another way to go about the above which is to use a plugin to migrate your WordPress installation from the old host to the new one, I find this one too heavy. I did it 2017 from domainking to namecheap... Not too easy but the first option is very easy because you won't have to create a new database etc.

Yes, I use WP. The thing is they restored the site to a much earlier period so I lost a lot of my data. However, before this outage, I used a plugin called updraftplus to backup a fairly recent file. However, this plugin was I lost this plugin during the outage.

I intend to move to a new host, reinstall the plugin and restore the backup I made using the plugin back then.

The challenge now is I can't find the nameserver settings on WGH and they haven't responded to my request for it.

How can I locate the name server settings on whogohost?
Re: My Very Poor Experience With Whogohost by hostkobo(m): 2:27pm On Jan 22
Atk1nson:
Late last year, I made a decision to have a personal blog and made a decision to use a local web hosting service against some advice online. I chose WhoGoHost because my preliminary research suggested it was the best local player. It has less than 2 months using WhoGoHost, but honestly its even been worse than I expected.

I cannot count the number of times my site has been unavailable over this two months period. Twice I made an AdSense application, twice it was denied because the "URL was unavailable" and that is before this complete recent complete black-out which is currently in its third day!!!

I have reported this issue severally to their technical guys and following its continued persistence, its safe to conclude they will not or cannot resolve it.

It has not been a nice experience and I will not be recommending this service to anyone.

On the other hand, I will appreciate suggestions on a good web hosting company to use from experienced webmasters.

Feeling you bro,

Msg me, I can help recover your files.

I provide more reliable hosting than WhoGoHost or its circle of friends.

regards
HK

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