Almost 2 and a half days ago, my (soon to be former) host company 1and1.com took down my highly trafficked website at www.EastsideBusinessJournal.com without warning. I was actually adding content to it and had just tweeted that I was hoping it would get to half a million page views for the month. Instead, they canceled the database – without even letting me know. Apparently it was getting too much traffic for them …. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen – any attorneys want to take it on?
I have been a 1and1.com customer for over 6 years and have over 66 domains there – most of them with smaller simple sites, but a couple (like Eastside Business Journal) that are the main focus of my business. It is not fair that 1and1 decided to abuse their long time loyal customer like this – and they won’t even respond to inquiries or tell me over the phone.
If you are looking for a web hosting company, you will avoid 1and1 if you are smart. If you have the misfortune of already having them, you should definitely consider changing hosting companies. It’s only a matter of time before 1and1 will screw you too …
This was the tweet that I mentioned: