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Fasthosts PHP 'End of Life' Scam

Discussion in 'Website Design' started by JMI, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. JMI

    JMI Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Might be helpful for anyone using FH..cheeky one this.., I've noticed Fasthosts charging me for legacy PHP versions on sites so I essentially pay a fine for a site at PHP 5.2, 5.4, 5.6 or 7.0! But its gets worse I even pay a penalty if the site is on a windows server and not even using PHP where I haven't needed upgraded!
     
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  3. lazarus

    lazarus Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Wow times must be getting hard for them.. Every host I know has legacy support in the way of a PHP version selector. With no charge!
     
  4. aZooZa

    aZooZa Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Python 2 will be next - cheeky beggars.
     
  5. GradeZero

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    What's the charge in comparison to the hosting costs?
     
  6. JMI

    JMI Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    it's just a reseller account used for hosting some tinpot WP sites the cost is about £25pm, then add on 4 X £6.24 per legacy PHP support etc now = £50pm - a bit naughty really... ohh and top of that some of the hosting accounts are totally dead - not in use since 2009 - they don't even have a domain associated with them but still getting charged.
     
  7. lazarus

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    Time to switch to a decent hosting company..
     
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  8. JMI

    JMI Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    So who would people recommend for a decent UK based reseller today - just want basic WP with SSL and email services.
     
  9. lazarus

    lazarus Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Guru
    Their servers have litespeed installed for wordpress.
     
  10. Aaron Clifford

    Aaron Clifford Well-Known Member

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    I use Krystal, EZPZ Hosting, or if you are competent with server stuff have a look at Digital Ocean, or if you are looking for better infrastructure for your sites and have the experience check out the services Amazon AWS offer.
     
  11. 3gmedia United Kingdom

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    I use crazydomains.co.uk
     
  12. Sirbigman United Kingdom

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    Go to Krystal, you won't regret it.
     
  13. Aaron Clifford

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  14. inteldigital

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    I am my own host and provide hosting, I can host you if you tell me your requirements. Otherwise, I would wholeheartedly agree with the recommendations for Krystal. They are superior to every host I've ever used and they are independent from all the naughty boys.
     
  15. Siusaidh United Kingdom

    Siusaidh Active Member

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    Yes, I use Krystal. I find them really good for my needs, and responsive.