Marc Hughes


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1&1 Internet woes

25 Sep 2007

I've been a 1&1 (www.1and1.com) customer for a few years now on their shared hosting plan.

On Saturday I ordered an upgrade of my website hosting package because I'll be showing off one of my projects to a largish group of people next Monday and want to make sure the performance is there.

They said it'd take 6 hours to complete.

6 hours later I emailed to find out the status and was told 24-48 hours. Ouch. But no problem, that gives me plenty of time to set things up.

Now, it's Tuesday and no upgrade. Every time I inquire to an update I get a response of "It's in process and we'll let you know when it's ready". Apparently, they can't even give me an estimate anymore.

If my site isn't migrated by tomorrow I'm going to have to find a new webhost in order to get things set up and let DNS propogate in time for Monday. Any favorites for a cheap ($100 a month ish) dedicated hosting solution with decent bandwidth and uptime ratings?