[Chugalug] Client burned by previous hosting provider

Dr.D don at coastlandtech.com
Sat Aug 31 20:23:51 UTC 2013

As a hosting provider, I hear of all types of messes.. from not allowing a
customer have access to the site. 
Keeping a customers Domain Name, (I always tell everyone them keep control
of your own name.)  
The worst one was I know of was SEO company made a copy of the customers
site with their own keywords and "Phone Number" 
that was forward to the customers business.. (So they could track how well
they were doing) at the tune of $200 a month.  After a few of months, 
when the customer didn't see any thing from the ' scam ' they stopped
paying..  Then the SEO company keep the 2nd site up and running and would
not take it down. ..
It pays to know who you are dealing with.. 


From: chugalug-bounces at chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces at chugalug.org]
On Behalf Of David White
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 3:03 PM
Subject: [Chugalug] Client burned by previous hosting provider

How can a potential new client be so burned by a web hosting company in the
past that they absolutely refuse to let anyone manage a VPS or other type of
server for them, and they insist on purchasing their own hardware or
unmanaged VPS, even though they don't have anyone technical on their team,
much less anyone who knows anything about server administration? 

This contract I'm working on will mean more money for me in the long run
(more expensive for them because of setup costs, an on-going maintenance
contract, and 24/7 monitoring fees), but good grief - I've tried everything
I know how to steer them away from this option because they simply don't
have the expertise.

I feel bad for the client, but I'm pretty furious that they feel so jaded by
their previous hosting provider that they've lost all trust for all hosting


David White
Founder & CEO

Develop CENTS 

Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting 
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide
http://developcents.com <http://developcents.com/> 
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