IX Web Hosting Complaint - IX Web Hosting Very Accessible to Hacking
COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Anyone looking for web hosting should stay far away from IX if they want to save their site from being hacked into. On the surface IX Web Hosting looks like a very reputable company. That is until you do some Internet research on them or have the unfortunate luck of actually hosting with them and getting your website hacked.
It seems that IX Web Hosting has a very large probability of having their hosted sites hacked into. My site was recently hacked into, totally trashed with hundreds of spam links. A friend of mine had a totally separate IX Web Hosting account. His account was hacked into numerous times. He had a number of sites on the IX Web Hosting account and each and every one got hacked into and was trashed. He should have ran away the first time but he thought it was a passing incident. He put all the effort to clean up his sites only to have them hacked into again and again.
We both had very strong passwords with a combination of numbers, letters and symbols. My friend even changed his password between each hack and it did not help. A little research on the web shows that hundreds of IX Web Hosting members have had their sites hacked into. It seems from the available information that the hackers do not break into each account separately but rather have found a way into the backbone system management of IX Web Hosting allowing them to manipulate any of their hosting packages at will.
Sometimes the hacks are obvious but at other times they are very subtle and can take months until they are discovered.
The staff at IX Web Hosting are a bunch of liars. They get on the phone and pretend that your incident is a rare isolated incident and blame it on your supposed faulty password. They say they will run their automated software to see what the problem is. The IX Web Hosting automated software does nothing. After this they just tell you to clean up your own files and kind of let the issue drop as if nothing has happened.
This is my warning to all my fellow Lifemates. Stay far away from IX Web Hosting. If you sign up with IX Web Hosting it is very likely that your site will get hacked into. Learn from my personal experience. Learn from my friends personal experience. Learn from the experience of hundreds of IX Web Hosting that had their websites hacked into.
Save yourself time, money and trouble. Do not sign up with IX Web Hosting. There are many other good hosting companies out there. Be smart.