The subject says it all. It’s fine to buy domains from them, but if you want to host your site or app, don’t do it. Everything that is more complex than a “Hello, world!” plain text page will be a trouble sooner or later. Even simple Wordpress with custom permalinks is almost impossible to configure. And if you are lucky, they will Upgrade your account to break it.

To make it worse, the moment it happens, you won’t be able to fix it because a simple change to disable their ugly File Not Found page is reported to take from 30 minutes to 24 hours, but really takes more than 3 days (it is still in progress, so I can’t give you the correct time). Maybe it’s because they are using Microsoft IIS? Probably.

Now check this cute “Page Not Found” message. What a style, don’t you find?

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To reiterate, DON’T DO IT. Save your time and nerve cells.

Comments from the past

R00KIE Says: September 15th, 2008 at 23:20

Haaaa so nice :p at least they got that right lol or did they? Number 3 is the killer, how can one contact someone if the page that was expected isn’t that one? They were better off with a plain “404 Not Found” better yet no page at all, let the browser handle it. Oh well it’s running on M$ software, figures this would happen lol.

Aleksey Gureiev Says: September 15th, 2008 at 23:27

:) It would be funny, if it wasn’t so sad. They still are Processing my change. I think there’s some loopback, or it really takes several days to MS IIS to process the change of the 404 page path option.