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HostForWeb, Inc is Chicago's premier hosting provider, providing reliable, scalable solutions for customers of all sizes and services. Located in the carrier-neutral Equinix Chicago Data Center, HostForWeb, Inc has access to all the major carriers in Chicago without the need for local loop circuits.


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Andy Novak

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I can express the point that Hostforweb is an excellent Host, they willing to help their customers, you can always rely on them. They have no setup and hidden fees. The activated my account in 10 minuted faster purchase. There have been some issues with server slowdowns however they where promptly resolved by their hence the perfect score.

What truly surprises is how honest their answers are. Where other companies will try to up-sell you more services, or a bigger package, Hostforweb will actually down-sell you a package at a lower rate than you are looking at, should they believe the extras unnecessary.

Great support, personalized service!

In conclusion, the services has been great, I will highly recommend them to anybody.

Nickolas Hewit

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I began using Hostforweb in 2011, I have been going on and off with various domains throughout the years with them and have experienced good service. Sign-up was a snap and I immediately began transferring my Websites.

The customer service is fantastic. You can contact them about anything. It doesn't have to be a problem. Even general inquiries are happily and quickly addressed. I mean quick, too; often within minutes.

I was pleasantly surprised by the backup tools you provide which I did not expect at all.

They get an A+ for running their business with a good product and unmatched customer support.

Gab Thomps

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Can express the point that Hostforweb is awesome, the support is professional when they aren't being asked any newbie's questions. The price can't be beat, the Control Panel is really easy to use. The site has always powered my web site with ease, no matter how much burst in traffic i get, it still runs very fast.

Uptime since I moved has been 100% and the server is always fast and stable.

It may be $12.95/month for business pro plan, but for this kind of service, i will gladly pay it.

My site it ultra-fast these days and I'm a very happy customer.

Back to my experience with Hostforweb for last couple months - I would say you can rely on it.

Pavel Veleba

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I found Hostforweb to be very helpful and competent in answering any questions or making changed to my site. Admittedly I am only hosting html based site, but have a steady flow of visitors, who extremely rarely report downtime.

I use them for my web and email hosting and they have been very reliable with nearly no downtime since we've been using them.

This service allows for easy setup of websites and emails, modifications, and monitoring through their control panel user page. Online explanations of features and instructions are clearly written.

Very Good Uptime, Great Support, Good Features. No major problems. Very professional staff.

Andy Brocklehurst

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I was with hostforweb for over six years. They are a great host and on the whole fairly reliable. My only complaints were that they migrated servers a few times and left scripts not working but these were soon fixed.

They will install extra perl modules on request and at no charge as long as its a well documented module that can be found in cpan.

I only left because I no longer resell hosting and I had a reseller account which they could not migrate for me. I figured if I was going to have to reupload everything I may as well switch and save a little money.

Although I am not currently using them I would recommend them for reliability and good support.

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I use HostForWeb for many of my client web sites, and another well known hosting company for the rest of my sites.

If it wasn't too much hassle to change my other sites over to HostForWeb I would do so, as my other host has a long time email deliverability problem that they blame on anything other than their system!

Over the past two years I have enjoyed hassle free service, with only a couple of minor errors that were sorted out within minutes by support.

With full access to WHM and VZPP I am able to configure my system to work the way that I want it to without having to go back to the support staff everytime.

In my opinion they are way above average in just about everything that they offer, very pleased.

Trold Gunnar

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Hey guys, I'd like to tell you about my experience using Hostforweb hosting service.

Well, my experience with them has been nothing but superb. I think they are very good and they monitor performance closely. I have open a few ticket and all of them as been solve the same day. In comparison with other hosts, i think Hostforweb is the most reliable and the cheapest host I've ever tried before.

Server uptime 99.99% and support I rarely use it since I'm a webmaster. There are full of extra features, moreover, their discount code saved a good sum of money for me. I have been generally very impressed with the quality of service and speed (both bandwidth and MySQL processing speed).

For me it's a very good solution. So far, a very happy customer. I'll update my comments in the near future.

Highly recommend their hosting service.

Nancy C. Evers

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I have been with Hostforweb not so long but I would like to say that I am very satisfied running my site with them. I have no outages and downtime.

The set-up was fast - I was transferring my test sites within minutes of receiving their instant welcome emails. I can say that they are very helpful in transferring files.

They run specials and it is a great plus for them.

I've not had one minute of downtime so I am very pleased, and to top everything off their servers are not crowded and they don't oversell so their server speeds are second to none (very fast).

Overall, I would recommend Hostforweb to experienced and new users.


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I've been with hostforweb for 3 months and a half - I would like to say that I am fully satisfied dealing with them.

Their support impressed me. When I talked to one of their experts from support team, I had no feeling from him of wanting to fix my problem as quickly as he could so he could move on the next customer; instead, he made sure he completely understood the issue I was having and did everything he could to fix it, which he did. He also explained what the issue was in a way I could understand. It was my mistake.

As for the speed connectivity, it is quite good. My pages upload very fast. Their script installer tool is useful.

They have normal pricing and their discounts passed on the savings to me.

Performance is great. Recommended.


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System down everyweek.. incompetent support staff.. Today my VPS is down for 15 hrs.. still not up..

And VPS goes down even on a weekly backup. I am told everytime they back up the server will go down.. ! ! Does that happen with other hosts...?

And strange people manning the support give random answers to tickets.. Once a rogue script that got into one of my sites.. i was adviced not to keep any files with permission 777., as if the cpanels are open for the whole world to walk in and do what they want..

contrary to what I'm seeing around.. my sites are up hadly 90% of the week.. and my blood pressure and acidity is going up.. !!

John McCain

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Simply stay away from hostforweb.com

The worst hosting provider ever

I f you have an account with them, cancele it right now.

No hosting provider can be worst than hostforweb.com

All services from support to realibilty are the worst in the market.

do not use hostforweb.com. You will regret it..

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