was founded in 2004 and is now 14 years in business.
x10hosting.com contains very nice layout, and whole website is easy to navigate... except signup form. After clicking registration link we were asked to choose between available packages - without ads, and with forced ads (ads-sponsored package includes more space and bandwidth). Trying to register for ads-free package didn't work - we were redirected to same page again and again. But after choosing package with ads, registration form was working just perfect. As soon as required fields were filled out, we got confirmation email and cPanel account was created within next few minutes. After doing some more tests we found x10hosting.com user area is hard to understand (while main website should be easy to navigate even for newbies), but their service is good enough - no major slowdowns or timeouts. Another thing we like about x10hosting.com - if standard PHP configuration on server is not suitable for you, you may ask their team to upgrade PHP (good reason to do so will be required, of course). Basically, we have no more complaints about x10hosting.com, and it's really worth to consider. And this is a copy of their activation email: Congratulations, your x10Hosting Ad-Enhanced hosting account has been successfully created. Your account details are as follows: Username: xxx Password: xxx
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Review of x10hosting.com by DefecTalisman on 2008/07/17 at 05:31If you where interested in paid hosting then you should have signed up for it. Our free hosting is exactly that. If you had opted to upgrade your free hosting account to a paid hosting account, then we would have done so happily. But you decided to go against what you agreed to when you signed up for a FREE account. You only got a 4 day suspension of which you decided to dispute. The staff member who assisted you was more than willing to unsuspend your account if he found the ads where placed as you claimed they where. When he didn't find them you decided to get verbal. Funny how if the staff member had found that we where wrong and the ads where there, he would have apologised nicely and moved on.
Then lets not mention the nice post you left on our support forums, that was professional to the tea.
Review of x10hosting.com by CULERO on 2008/07/17 at 01:45I was TERMINATED by one administrator named Russ
Support Chat System Admin From Jacksonville, FL.
How i am going to pay you if you teminated my account before 15 days? lets be sincere a good webhosting service will offer you like hostgator or any other (this is just an example)
Plans Hatchling Baby Swamp
350,000mb 350gb 600,000mb 600gb 1,000,000mb 1,000gb
Domains Allowed 1 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED
Pricing $4.95 $7.95 $12.95
IF you considerate your own service only as a FREE hosting service u got the problem there. Offer a real competitive paid hosting service to start.
I comeback here because im a good citizen im worry about this bad practices that doesn't match with your good "FREE hosting services " a good free hosting will get "Good PAID CUSTOMERS" now i am 1 less.... Good Space & bandwith but wrong TOS, politics and terrible banners.
Good luck in the future!
Review of x10hosting.com by Glen Fletcher on 2008/07/03 at 07:26I used to use x10hosting, when I started it was really good, but then they made several changes to the system, it started crashing often, you had to keep logining into the forum to keep your site active, which is ok because you can solve that with a simple program to do in as part of windows background procress, however my account also got completel stuffedup I loss a whole pile of data as a result.
Review of x10hosting.com by Brandon on 2008/06/24 at 04:05To Address "concerned citizen with common sense,"
I am a Jr. Admin over at x10Hosting, and you need to login once every 14 days not every 7 days. I would just like to make that clear.
If you have any problems please do post on our forums or feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of x10hosting.com by Myatt88 on 2008/06/01 at 17:52I've tried so many "free" hosting companys that i've lost count, but since joining x10hosting, i've never been happier.
The service is AMAZING! They offer things that no other hosting companys offer.
If i need help, there is near enough always some1 online who can help me which means no long waiting.
For any1 who wants to join an amazing, reliable hosting company... x10hosting is for you! Trust me! Im on the NO ADD Package and it worked fine for me :)
Review of x10hosting.com by Brambilla on 2008/05/15 at 16:22Unconscious people. They behave like spoiled bored kids. Their language is offending. You can't complain. They'll answer to your question with an moron question. A pretty reactionary puber environment I say.
Review of x10hosting.com by sti on 2008/03/15 at 21:06plus:
there's plan with no ads.
admins seem to constantly hang out in the forum and quickly address problems.
1. have to visit the forum every 14 days. The attitude of the forum is well represented by the responses to aldo right here. After 14 days with no forum visit, account is suspended, however to unsuspend all you have to do is click a link on their webpage.
2. there are unannounced times when the site is going down because they suddenly decide to upgrade their servers, or things are suddenly reconfigured which results in site becoming unavailable for one or another reason. There's apparently no redundancy in any form.
bottom line: ok if you tend to hang out on your site all the time; set and forget - no: the site will suddenly go down, and nobody will notice.
Review of x10hosting.com by concerned citizen with common sense on 2008/02/09 at 10:15hey idiot! what are you saying your account is suspended for inactivity? of course it will be suspended because its actually in their TOS that your account will be suspended if you'll not login in their forum within seven days. But inorder to avoid this, you just need to login even AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK!!!! in their forums. EVEN the admin/staffs/ or even members are willing to help you if you ask for help in their forums. I think saying that x10hosting is a BAD host is too much!!!!!
for me x10hosting is the best FREE HOST I've tried!
IF IM TO RATE THIS HOST, IT WILL BE 100000000000000000000000000000000++++
Review of x10hosting.com by disappointed on 2008/01/20 at 14:01X10 Hosting have a great idea! The problem is you can not get help when there is a problem with them!!!
They have a "blame the customer, SUSPEND them all!!!" I have six free website and x10hosting is just unusable!! down more the up!!!!!!!!
Review of x10hosting.com by shadowolf on 2008/01/13 at 01:31Actually, your account is suspended after 14 days for inactivity. The service is currently under some stress as MySQL, PHPMyAdmin, servers, and others are being fixed and reconfigured.
I find their service excellent. Rarely do you get cPanel on free hosting, and even rarer do you get the option to choose between ad-free and ad-supported. The staff is hard at work, quick to reply to requests and questions. If not for the circumstances of the moment, I would say that they deserve at least 9 out of 10.