Cedant Web Hosting

Cedant Web Hosting

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  • Avoid at all costs, horrible host!

    Aug 3, 2007 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Used to offer good service, like a year ago!
    Cons: None at all! Go elsewhere!

    Summary: Worked with Cedant for over 5 years. They used to offer good service at a reasonable price. I don't know what happened to them but they have become extremely horrible! I went out of my way to try to get them to address the poor service but was just ... read more

  • To Cedant, the customer is always wrong!

    Sep 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of space for very little money
    Cons: Everything else

    Summary: The service is unreliable, it's always going out. The billing is confusing, and they're always making mistakes, but they never admit they're wrong. They make the smallest tasks, like adding a new domain to your account, extremely complicated. Their ... read more

  • pretty good -- mostly happy

    Jan 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: solid performer, responsive, reasonable value
    Cons: some small weirdnesses (detailed in body of review)

    Summary: I have been with Cedant as webhost from 2001 until present (2005). This includes going through the platform changeover in mid 2002 which was not so bad for me. No biggie since then. I am mostly happy with them. Things I like: ssh, ssi, cgi, ... read more

  • There'll Be Some Changes Made

    Feb 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: front page extensions, decent value for money at time I signed up
    Cons: reliability, technical support, features no longer competitive

    Summary: I've used Cedant Hosting Solutions for several years, both for my current web site, www.jazzobsession.com, and for another web site that I sold. I thought that they had an acceptable "value proposition" - in other words how much bandwidth and storage ... read more

  • So-so hosting company I recently left

    Mar 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick/responsive tech support, PHP4 MySQL, image resizer, SquirrelMail webmail client,
    Cons: Frequent outages, poor admin console

    Summary: If you're looking for a very solid hosting company, especially one that supports PHP and MySQL, look somewhere else. After 2 years with Cedant, I finally managed to switch off. My reasons for leaving were mainly: - constant email outages - poorly ... read more

  • Don't give them your money

    Dec 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Every other company you deal with will seem pleasant and competent by comparison.
    Cons: Everything: A collapsing ISP dying under the weight of its own ineptitude.

    Summary: I originally signed up for Cedant due to their high reviews here on Epinions. For the first 15 months, everything was great - customer service was good, the technical tools were nice and the service was flawless. Then the dark times began in June 2002. ... read more

  • Avoid Cedant

    Nov 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None.
    Cons: Mail servers are down for days each week. Their email service are utterly unreliable.

    Summary: I chose Cedant because they were priced right and they had good reviews on Epinions. What a mistake. Although they were quick to get me going and helpful getting my site live, the warm and fuzzy feelings ended almost immediately. I have been ... read more

  • A Good Web Host Gone Bad

    Nov 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, reliable Web hosting, responsive customer service
    Cons: HORRIBLE email hosting

    Summary: Like many of the other disgruntled reviewers of Cedant, I signed up based on the positive eopinions reviews posted earlier. Unfortunately, very soon after I became a Cedant customer, the dreaded "upgrade" other reviewers have mentioned occurred. While ... read more

  • I love Cedant Web Hosting!

    Nov 18, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Customer Service! Very user friendly. No down time!
    Cons: No complaints!

    Summary: I have been with Cedant for over a year and have had NO problems with them. Their customer support is excellent via the web and my site has had no down time! The customer support works with me on many issues, some that are not even their problems, such ... read more

  • Going downhill fast

    Oct 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: Email is ALWAYS down and they have a habit of switching things around without warning

    Summary: I've been with Cedant for three or four years now. They're support was never the best, but I thought hey, I'm saving a bit of money and things hardly ever go wrong, so I can stand the fact that it's a bit difficult to get someone on the phone ... read more

  • Thumbs down

    Aug 23, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice control panel. Pretty responsive support.
    Cons: Switched servers from Linux to Solaris without notice.

    Summary: Cedant switched from Linux to Solaris without any notification whatsoever (well, they said they were switching servers, but failed to mention the OS). This is a cardinal sin IMHO. It broke my scripts (which I had to discover the hard way), and cost me ... read more

  • very bad experience

    Aug 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: not recommended
    Cons: Avoid

    Summary: This company has a lot a problems. They bill you twice for the same time taking money from my credit card on different dates or billing for three months in advance without my knowledge and my permission. Problems one after another started on May ... read more

  • HELLO GOODBYE. I'm out of here!!!!!!!!!!

    Aug 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: CHEAP..... You get what you pay for
    Cons: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

    Summary: Cedant was once rated as one of the best buys in the web hosting category. "They have fallen and they can't get up." I have found that my site always has a snag somewhere along the line and I may need advice on how to FIX the problem. A little ... read more

  • Cedant Web Hosting quality is going down

    Jul 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable. Good support via email.
    Cons: Human beings do not answer the telephone.

    Summary: I had a hosting reseller account with Cedant for about two years and had few problems until "upgrades" took place approximately June, 2002. Without any notice or warning, they changed the IP addresses and directory (folder) structure for all my re-sold ... read more

  • It started good but went really bad

    Jul 18, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fast setup, SSL directory
    Cons: they are blocking incoming emails

    Summary: In january 2002 I have switched my webpage for the Tropics Hotel to Cedant. I was happy about the easy and fast setup. I was also happy that my webpage was almost never down until they decided to make dramatic changes to their service. They have switched ... read more

  • I want out

    Jul 15, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I do not have to do anything to find another host
    Cons: The service since June 2002 has been abysmal

    Summary: Since June 2002 Cedant webhosting has offered a very poor service, with frequent outages, almost daily failures of the mailserver - leading to mail being returned as undeliverable. I am a journalist and simply cannot afford to have people told that my ... read more

  • The Nightmare Continues

    Jul 8, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Used to be reliable
    Cons: Major problems since restructuring

    Summary: As of today, July 8, 2002, the problems with Cedant have become even stranger. Again, this morning for several hours I had no access to my email (this has been happening a lot lately), and tonight after a while with no email access, suddenly Banner ... read more

  • Used to be great, but not anymore

    Jun 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast set up. Can park domains.
    Cons: Huge decline in service. Switched server types without notification. Hard to get answers from.

    Summary: Cedant used to be fantastic, then they made some changes. I'll outline what happened to me. I was on their standard Apache/Linux server and I created my PHP/MySQL pages for that kind of server. Without warning, they moved servers and a week later, they ... read more

  • What a terrible hosting service!

    Jun 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to setup. Helpful control panel.
    Cons: Terrible follow ups, slow transfer rate, losing customer data, ignoring customers

    Summary: Okay, I sign up with Cedant because of these positive reviews on Epinion. Now, I wonder who wrote them. I have been their customer nearly a year. Two months ago, my customer called me and said the website is "not working". I check my site, not only ... read more

  • All good things come to those who wait.

    Jun 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent 24/7 support and great pricing
    Cons: Data Center change over

    Summary: It's true Cedant is currently battling data center change over. However, every email I've sent, every phone call I've made has been returned. Every single one of them. Granted it may have been a few hours, but I did not go unanswered. I've been with ... read more

  • Downfall of a great service

    Jun 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None anymore
    Cons: Um, everything!

    Summary: Cedant used to be great. As two others have stated, they are going through a rough time right now...but at the expense of their customers. Fortunately I didn't loose any information like the other reviewer did, but changing servers with little or no ... read more

  • Stay Away!

    Jun 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Seemed great at first
    Cons: Rushed an 'upgrade' and lost two days of our corporate mail.

    Summary: Great price, services and reviews. Everything was wonderful until they announced an 'upgrade'. We later learned this was necessitated by a legal action against Cedant. Well, the upgrade broke our corporate email (MX record), and Cedant has ... read more

  • Cedant is stumbling...

    Jun 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Usually high quality service
    Cons: They're going through a rough transition

    Summary: Cedant was great - excellent 24/7 support, helpful, great pricing and functionality... all of that is gone, at least for the moment. What could have been a technical hiccup has become a full-blown aneurysm. As of June 6 they had to ... read more

  • The website its up but Cedant is losing my mail

    Jun 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Has been good/decent in the past.
    Cons: As of July 2002 email has started going missing

    Summary: At the end of May 2002 Cedant may extensive changes to their hosting systems. As a result I have lost important email, mailing lists have been rendered unoperable, and one email address (for my sales person) has been completely shut down. For ... read more

  • Typical Hosting NO-Customer Support

    Jun 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Offers good hosting features at a good price but. . .
    Cons: their Support STINKS!

    Summary: Read Update (07/09/02) at the Bottom of this page . . . It the same old story with hosting companies. As long as there was no problems they were fine but there has been a mystery server problem about which they will not answer their phone or ... read more

  • Cedant Goes Down the Tubes! - HAIL ALABANZA.COM!!!

    Jun 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None anymore - Run For you Life!!
    Cons: Can't get through - Poor resolution to problems

    Summary: UPDATE BELOW Well, I thought I had found the Holy Grail of Web Hosting, and for about 4 month I had. Great speed, Quick phone support, Honest Answers to questions, and then CEDANT BLEW UP. In a transition move to another facility, Cedant has blown ... read more

  • Im a newbie, and I figured it out.

    Dec 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, reliable, quick setup.
    Cons: Uploading files issue (see review, easy to circumvent problem)

    Summary: As a hobby, I have started my own website (http://www.matthewdanner.com/). I am trying to write articles about five times per week about whatever I feel like. After shopping around for a web host, I chose to go with Cedant. I think their ... read more

  • I like Cedant

    Dec 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: easy, inexpensive, no long term contract
    Cons: none

    Summary: I wanted to let everyone know how pleased I was in a recent transaction with Cedant Web Hosting. A friend needed to have short term web hosting available for a class project and we chose Cedant for the hosting. Her class requirements asked for very ... read more

  • I've Switched From Addr.com to Cedant.com for My Web Hosting Needs!!

    Aug 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use Administrative Menus. Inexpensive. Easy uploading.
    Cons: Went down "once"

    Summary: After using addr.com for a year, I finally gave up. I had to get a new host for my sites. So, after a month of research on Epinions, talking with other web masters, and searching the Web, I finally found a web host that I wanted to be ... read more

  • Excellent host! Highly satisfied

    Aug 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast connectivity, infrequent downtime, fast support, great pricing
    Cons: SSH access a pain to configure

    Summary: After fleeing from my previous abhorrent host, I spent quite a while carefully picking out my new host. With five-host experience behind the belt, I was scrupulously checking out all the features, user agreements, support documents, reviews, FAQs, ... read more

  • Good Commercial Server

    Jul 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good customer service, reliable network, excellent prices
    Cons: no shell access

    Summary: I'm hosting a couple of sites at Cedant, and I have to say that it's been quite a pleasurable experience using them. They handled my domain transfers quite quickly and with out hassle, I haven't experienced any network problems, and their ... read more

  • Cedant is a great deal that is rarely found

    Jun 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great prices, quick and knowledgeable customer service, dedicated IP address
    Cons: high latency

    Summary: I have been using Cedant web hosting (the basic plan) since June 1, and I have to say that I'm impressed! They have excellent customer service, and have always replied to my e-mails within just a couple of hours. And their responses are by humans, not ... read more

  • Very Good Service

    Jun 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: low price, very good tech support
    Cons: no .jsp support or SQL server

    Summary: I'm normally not one to give much praise since I am skeptical by nature but I felt I should let others know about this web hosting company. I signed up for their service through a recommendation of a friend and I have been very happy with ... read more

  • The Secret of Cedant

    Jun 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Reliability; Ease of management
    Cons: Cedant is just an 'automated web-host'

    Summary: Though Cedant offers acceptable and reliable hosting services, it is thanks in no part to Cedant itself. Cedant is one of hundreds of other entrepreneurial start-ups lured into the 'automated web-hosting' business by a company called Alabanza ... read more

  • Cedant a RARE find in quality everything!

    May 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, tech support, friendliness, speed, everything!
    Cons: none!

    Summary: I was searching the web approximately one year ago looking for a low cost web host. At the time, I didn't care how bad the service was, I just wanted to get my web site online. I came across Cedant.com and signed up really quickly when I found that ... read more

  • Online and happy so far!

    May 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Instant account setup, lots of features, quick & helpful tech support
    Cons: Low data transfer limits

    Summary: After my experiences with TerraDelta (see epinion), I was very wary of signing up with another webhost. After reading the good reviews for Cedant, I did a little research and concluded that they were legit. Here's how my account setup has gone so far: ... read more

  • Good Product, Fair Price

    May 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple enough, inexpensive, many features
    Cons: Control panel doesn't allow multiple-file uploading (so use WS-FTP)

    Summary: After using Geocities for years, I finally decided to step up and use "real" hosting; after doing plenty of research (including Epinions), I chose Cedant. Signing up couldn't have been easier - I was up & running in less than 2 hours. Control panel & ... read more

  • Couldn't ask for anything more...

    Mar 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Extremely fast replies to emails, very friendly phone support, good rates
    Cons: Once in a while their server is either slow or down

    Summary: I love Cedant. I love them so much, I sent them an email telling them so. I was really furious with my previous hosting service because I had nothing but problems from day one. I quickly canceled my account and tried Cedant because of its #1 ... read more

  • Cedant is doing a good job at hosting.

    Mar 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very reasonable rates/amount of disk space. Easy to use interface, 25 email addresses
    Cons: None that I've found.

    Summary: Update - May 3, 2003 I'm sitting here reading everyone who is slamming Cedant and I'm not sure how much of it is accurate. I have 2 sites with them (www.lookmom.net -> with a parked www.lookmomvideos.com pointer ..::.. ... read more

  • Speed and value

    Mar 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, fast, fast.
    Cons: None so far.

    Summary: First, correction to the Epinions listing. Cedant uses Unix servers, not NT servers. That said, Cedant is an outstanding host. Why? *The servers are very fast, and I've never had any trouble with downtime. *It's cheap. ... read more

  • Serious quality without paying through the nostrils

    Feb 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast download times, excellent control panel, responsive customer service
    Cons: None

    Summary: As a small-time web designer who needs to be able recommend web hosts with confidence, I am very happy to have found Cedant. I had been recommending WebStream, a very good host but twice as expensive as Cedant. There were a great many cheaper options, ... read more

  • Unacceptable email service and vengeful business practices

    Jan 26, 2001 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: They are great at sending 2 emails every month to collect your money.
    Cons: No matter what else, a good host must provide reliable email. Cedant does not.

    Summary: We had trouble getting email from the first day. For anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, their pop server would time out or have the request refused. Their answer - use their less than adequate web based email. Traded several messages with support ... read more

  • Cedant: Excellent Service And Tech Support.

    Jan 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Tech-Support and easy to set up web site.
    Cons: Can't think of any.

    Summary: A year ago, I was asked to build a web site for a family member's business. I was familiar with building web pages, but when it came to actually getting the web server and setting it up, I had a lot of questions. I spent 2 weeks researching different ... read more

  • Excellent Web Host

    Dec 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fast activation, great support
    Cons: none yet

    Summary: I spent over 2 months searching for a dependable web host and i finally think I have found one that I can recommend. Cedant provided a very fast account activation and any questions I sent to their tech support were answered within a few hours. Their ... read more

  • You want me to be the band "web mistress"?!?!

    Nov 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable. Update at anytime. Web based control panel. Very user friendly. Account info easy to access. Plenty of space.
    Cons: None in over a year!

    Summary: My husband is in a band. Aside from being The Dutiful And Supportive Wife, I try not to do too much with that. I end up being the person who would make copies of flyers, gather names for mailing lists and so on. But once we got a computer and hubby ... read more

  • Cedant makes owning/maintaining your own website so easy...

    Oct 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: User friendly, extensive help guides, reasonable prices, many features, even with the basic account
    Cons: none that I've encountered thus far

    Summary: A few months ago I got the bright idea to purchase and create my own dot com after reading an Epinions review of Dotster, a company that sells domains at an extremely reasonable price. I purchased a site name and, due to time restraints I didn't have ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Stay away!

    Feb 19, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy to set up, for what it's worth
    Cons: Bad support, services not as advertised

    Summary: I've been terribly frustrated with cedant, and am chalking it up as a lesson learned. I signed up on recommendation from another site and have regretted my lack of homework. Their highly flaunted support is terrible. None of my emails have received a ... read more

  • Slow servers and tech support.

    Jan 5, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Inexpensive. A back end control panel.
    Cons: Support. Slow servers.

    Summary: I plan to move to a company with better support and less commercialized services. While setting up the account, they secretly billed an extra $15 to take over our domain name registration. Cedant offers the typical features required for a dynamic ... read more

  • Better think twice about Cedant Web Hosting

    Dec 4, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great sales team and quick new account setup.
    Cons: Lousy technical support and server reliability.

    Summary: My experience with Cedant web hosting has been extremely negative when it comes to the responsiveness provided by their technical support group. After our server went down 10 days in a row, I finally received a response to my emails asking what is being ... read more

  • Overcharging, sneaky ways

    Nov 19, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good tech support.
    Cons: Overpriced. Automatically switched me to an expensive auto-payment plan.

    Summary: I friend recommended them because of their good tech support, and Cedant does indeed answer questions quickly. Last March I renewed for one year, thinking I was renewing for the same $44/year plan as before. But now, it turns out that they switched ... read more

  • Not Recommended

    Jun 7, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good control panel.
    Cons: Slow and, sometimes, unresponsive technical support. Multiple hard bounced emails.

    Summary: I have been with Cedant for several years. I have put up with the upgrades, downtime, loss of email data without complaint. But I was never able, in good conscience, to recommend them as a host. The final straw, for me, was the lack of help I received ... read more

  • Beware!

    Apr 13, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: slow server. Been shut down a numerous times
    Cons: slower server. server shut down at times

    Summary: They registered my domain name and when the domain name is about to be expired. They did not give me any noticed at all that it is time to renewed. They sold the name to someone and I've lost it. They would not give me information at all. They have lied ... read more

  • Warning - Domain Registration!

    Mar 9, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Responsive tech support when you don't mention the word, "reimbursement"
    Cons: Third party domain registrationcCharge to much for domain registration!

    Summary: Warning! Cedant.com & Aplus.net (Names4ever) Do not take the risk of registering your domain name through Cedant.com or directly through Names4ever.com (Aplus.net). 2 1/2 months, 3 dozen emails, 6 contacts, several phone calls, & 19.90 worth of ... read more

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