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Hosting with Attitude
This free hosting company allows other websites to hotlink to images on my website. When I emailed Kevin he said "hotlinking" ok. I couldn't believe he's allowing hotlinking and doesn't the mind people stealing Color Hosts bandwidth.
I had an .htaccess file that worked on other servers but didn't work on Color Host servers because the servers are configured incorrectly. I also blocked certain referrers using an .htaccess file and again it didn't work on Color Host servers.
When I first contacted Kevin he stated "I know what I'm doing" and the servers are setup correctly. This was his reply everytime I contacted him. He doesn't have much to say because he's too intelligent and a Ceo.
On the subject of hotlinking I setup a test page on my other website to prove anyone can hotlink to my website hosted by Color Host. That's when he emailed back and said "hotlinking ok". Most webhosting companies don't like anybody stealing bandwidth but at Colorhost it's ok.
I finally had enough of his ego and found another webhosting company and everything works on this hosting companies servers. But after I proved he doesn't know what he's doing he still sticks to this "I know what I'm doing". All I can say is the end results say otherwise. After I had removed my files he stated he'll fix the issue for other clients.
Kevin(Ceo) said something about a proxy on the server was causing these issues but never mentioned that when I emailed him. All he said with the latest issue(hotlinking) he'll look into it. Three days went by and I heard nothing from him like I said above I found another hosting company. He also said "Please do not go saying i do not know stuff cause clearly i fixed the issue caused". The bottom line he didn't fix the issue that's why I left!
If he had actually fixed the issues the proxy caused he didn't offer that info until I moved my files to another webhosting company. This guy doesn't know what he's doing and evidently nobody at Color Host could fix the issues either. Let me say I wouldn't have left this hosting company if these issues were resolved.
Biggest Pro: Free Hosting
Biggest Con: Bad Tech Support