So there are two things to notice about Herolocity, formerly Inerol Solutions, and its new website. The first is they are really enamored with their superhero. One assumes he is Herolocity Man, with the power of affordable reseller hosting, and not at all a freakishly muscled The Flash© copyright violation.
Secondly, the service has more awards bling than the best film at Cannes. Just look at this gorgeous banner.
Of course… is any of it true? We can’t seem to find Inerol Solutions or Herolocity (or Herolocity Man, even!) on WebHostingCat, or TenHostingReviews, which is a pay-to-play site in the first place. We sure as hell don’t know what 2013 Best Website Builder is an award from, but Herolocity clearly earned it, we suppose. They are technically one of the Hottest Hosts of 2014 according to WHIR, but that’s in the Vendor section, so Arvixe these guys ain't. The effect of the website’s front page is just a bit unsettling, altogether, mainly because it’s the only information you can find on the damn site on the entire internet. Seriously, there’s not a review to be found. It’s like they’re the world’s most exclusive club. Does anyone actually have an account with them?
They certainly have a lot of fans on Facebook! 4,500+, to be exact… over four thousand hip young 18-24 year olds… none of whom seem visible, or are interacting with the nearly empty page in any way. It’s almost sad. Half of the posts have a single like, and it’s from Herolocity itself. So between the astroturfed award cabinet, the utter dearth of reviews and the nonexistent Facebook following, is there anyone who actually knows something about Herolocity?
Well, we have a couple clues. The website is registered to Superhero Scramble LLC, which has a mess of connections to other corporations, but the founder and president of ‘Inerol Solutions’ is a man by the name of Robert Nikic. Funnily enough, Herolocity might not have any reviews on the internet, but Mr. Nikic sure does! A sampling...
“He starts by making multiple false claims. He's been reported before for fake hosting services and listing.
He's also keen now on paying classified spammers to list him in areas he isn't and spoof unsuspecting web clients into purchasing his services. Instead of getting the site they order, he leaves them with a crap site they have already paid for and some. Since it is a "service" paypal is unable to refund their payments. Since it is across state borders, they are unable to get a solid judgement. In short, he dupes people into giving him money for crap with no way of recovering.
We made multiple attempts with this spammer to have him stop spamming our local market. Instead of obliging, he simply upped his spam to 4-5 spam ads a day. At this point, we have no choice but to share with the world what a scam artist and fake he is.”
Now, this is a pretty harsh perspective, but the pieces certainly all fit together. It would certainly behoove no one to sign up for hosting with a website with absolutely internet presence, and wannabe hosts- the kind of guys who do pull this stuff, spamming the hell out of entire markets, selling unfinished ‘services’ and generally just wasting your time and money- do exist.
And that’s when the real value of webhosting reviews can come in. The system isn't perfect (even with us removing numerous astroturfed reviews), and customers can be finicky- slight changes can seriously impact a host’s reputation, more out of the frustration of its users than a legitimate failure on its part, but it’s the presence that is so vital. At least if somebody is claiming the support is slow, they’re acknowledging that the service is giving them something real in the first place.
We’re not sure if Herolocity is truly the Number One Host of 2017, or if they’re just a front for obnoxious scammers and spammers looking to make a quick buck. Just remember to look before you leap. Herolocity Man won’t always be there to save you.