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Posted by FluxTransitionHost, 05-02-2013, 01:29 PM
Hi guys, Just wondering, would you guys recommend buying a hosting that offers a one time payment for a lifetime? <> Last edited by foobic; 05-02-2013 at 09:00 PM.

Posted by Atlanical-Mike, 05-02-2013, 02:30 PM
One word "No", how can that provider afford bills for licenses etc, more HDD and RAM?

Posted by Brendan Diaz, 05-02-2013, 02:41 PM
Generally speaking, no. However, there are exceptions to every rule. http://joyent.com/ has its foundation in offering lifetime plans over at TextDrive .

Posted by FluxTransitionHost, 05-02-2013, 03:24 PM
Awesome, thanks for the replies guys. Really needed to know. <> Last edited by foobic; 05-02-2013 at 09:00 PM.

Posted by LankapartnerHost, 05-02-2013, 04:10 PM
Lifetime hosting providers are like this...lol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakvithi_Ranasinghe

Posted by HostUS - Alexander, 05-02-2013, 04:54 PM
Most. 'Lifetime' providers have a short life span of a few months.

Posted by cwillmoth, 05-02-2013, 05:01 PM
The only way I would do it is if your buying a business from the hosting company. In my case I purchased a reseller hosting business and the owner was the hosting company. In the contract it was written out that I would be provided hosting and domain blah blah blah. So I simply fund money into advertising and that is about it..It is working so far so no complaints from me.

Posted by nonameinternet, 05-02-2013, 05:41 PM
Maybe if it was a short promotion or give away contest. But if that was their normal business, then no.

Posted by arelink, 05-02-2013, 08:31 PM
If you saw such promotion on ebay, I suggest you stay away. You will most likely discover one day that your site along with the host are gone.

Posted by FRH Lisa, 05-02-2013, 08:35 PM
We're approaching summer, so expect a lot of unlimited lifetime free everything plans from new hosts.

Posted by PremiumHost, 05-02-2013, 09:26 PM
The host may disappear in a few months or you may abandon the reseller account in a few months because of bad quality. Paying monthly will ensure commitment from host to provide good service and support.

Posted by Leo $£, 05-03-2013, 02:15 AM
Its better to go with a monthly or yearly plan unless the Lifetime plans comes at a very cheap price and you are going to host your personal blog/site.

Posted by Webhostpython, 05-03-2013, 03:29 AM
Yes, please don't go for a plan like that. You're better off making a yearlypayment with a company. Many of them offer a discounted rate for a yearly payment made. Even in that case, I would suggest giving it at least a month, and if you're happy, then making the yearly commitment. Hope this helps

Posted by FluxTransitionHost, 05-06-2013, 01:24 AM
Thanks for the information guys. I was just really wondering, cause I do see quite a few hosting companies that's selling lifetime hosting, & it's really really cheap. But well, after hearing what you guys gotta say, I guess I should stay clear!

Posted by [mywebsitehost], 05-06-2013, 06:40 PM
No it is probably a scam and could disappear at any moment

Posted by Atlanical-Mike, 05-06-2013, 09:19 PM
The joys of summer with kiddie one month money making webhosts haha.

Posted by Faris Aziz, 05-06-2013, 09:45 PM
Gosh I really miss those days that I was so tempted to get those deals. That was years back though - times that I didn't even know how to change cPanel password

Posted by DWS2006, 05-06-2013, 09:52 PM
I think large providers like EIG & GoDaddy have missed the boat on this one. Why pay for servers when a $15 Lifetime Unlimited reseller account from Ebay would do the trick, think of the savings.

Posted by Cltcam, 05-06-2013, 10:20 PM
Summer... lots of companies will start... but not last.

Posted by Kajol, 08-22-2013, 07:46 PM
Yep...I was one of those naive folks who signed up for a lifetime hosting plan with TopHostingCenter.com. Their service was quite good while it lasted (approx. 3-4 years). I wish they could have graciously informed their customers of their web hosting demise, but it was not so. Oh well. Lesson learned. And life goes on!

Posted by kpmedia, 08-22-2013, 08:25 PM
3-4 months is longer that usual. Most fold in 6-13 months. They're ALL scams run by kids/amateurs.

Posted by Kajol, 08-22-2013, 08:34 PM
They were in business for 3-4 years. Service was good while it lasted.

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