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Petar D.P.

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Petar D.P.,
5.0
Okay, first of all, I want to say that I am not the type of person who writes on forums and/or any platforms about "how satisfied I am or not". In short, it's not something I do. Simply, I stay or go ...Read Morefar away.

But right now I really have the feeling to write a short review for MDDHosting and their support. Why? Because I am literally thrilled with their support. They are very professional and before all they know-how. I will give you a real scenario that I had with them a few days ago, below

My entire site was down from the backend, I had fatal issues after tons of updates and obfuscation of the codebase. I was about to contact them immediately and I placed my ticket as a 'High' priority. Believe it or not, they responded after a few seconds, with a constructive solution and a guide to the procedure for which I asked. To make me more excited, they didn't look at my internal problem superficially, like 'your issues in the backend are your problem, we are hosting service', instead of they helped me with super constructive solutions. Such as what can cause my problem, where I should take a look and what I should possibly do, etc. For all that time, they were 'live' with their support, it didn't take them more than a minute to answer my question. Btw, which were technical and very sensitive in nature. After all, when they saved my ass, here I am with a review of 10 stars for them!

And lastly, their hosting simply flies. One of the better decisions I made was migration with my sites to their servers.
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Reviews

Hank Castello
Moved from A2 Hosting

BEWARE of MDD Hosting!

2.8
VPS
After noticing strange things happening with clients' accounts, I studied logs and discovered an IP from rural South Dakota had been messing around with cPanel, etc. in my accounts. I was kicked off their servers & had my acco...Read Moreunt cancelled after posting this in a support ticket -

1] Please verify whether or not 68.69.74.202 is your agent's I.P.
2] Was his access known to his manager and considered proper?
3] What, exactly, was the purpose of this access (I have not requested support in a long time)
4] How many of your "agents" have back door access to my clients' domains?
5] Is there any reporting/accounting of these actions? If so, how do I go about getting a copy?

Your actions, and your dismissal response have made necessary a complete audit of our hosted domains, which is likely to cost me as much or more than a full year's hosting with your company.

Your sub-par response is even more head-scratching since companies like DigitalOcean offer more than twice the space and features at less than half the cost. And I can attest that their service is much more customer-friendly and thorough. You guys have changed a lot since we first began hosting here. It may be time to pull your head out of your a.. oops, almost forgot those tender ears .. out of your hat and reevaluate your marketing and support as well as your security procedures.
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Hank Castello
Hank Castello,
I forgot to mention that MDD had indicated that this was their agent in the post immediately preceeding.
Hank Castello
Hank Castello,
Incredibly, even after moving to better hosting, my logs show that MDD is still hassling me. Huge chunks of data are being consumed by an IP address that shows to be owned by MDD: 162.244.253.199

These people must be crazy! Stay away from MDD Hosting!
Jim De Loite
Jim De Loite,
That's quite concerning. Did you ever find out what was causing the data leak?
Michael Denney
Michael Denney,
There was no 'data leak' although Mr. Castello opened a ticket threatening to go to law enforcement for 'attacking' his site and for us 'retaliating by hacking' him.

We actually had set up some internal monitoring to watch his ...Read Moresite as he had reported some uptime issues that we couldn't correlate with our own monitoring. In short - we wanted to be able to catch when his site reported offline so we could look into it immediately as our network wide monitoring on the network and the individual host were not showing any issues.

He moved out, sure, and we did forget to remove the monitoring. We did so as soon as he reached out to us - but simply requesting a page from his site once per minute [normal for monitoring] isn't attacking him nor is it any sort of hack. That said - this is the sort of attitude we were dealing with and one of the reasons we chose not to continue his service.

He could have asked us why he was seeing requests on his site from our IP range and we'd have apologized for leaving the monitoring enabled and disabled it and that'd have been the end of it but instead it was a load of threats lobbed our way.
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Michael Denney
Michael Denney,
You were _not_ on a VPS, but a shared hosting plan.

You opened a ticket cursing and asked about an IP address in South Dakota. We asked you politely not to curse in support tickets with us and we let you know that if you open ...Read Moreany support tickets we would potentially access the cPanel to investigate. We also informed you that one of our support agents was in South Dakota.

We refunded your most recent payment and told you that your service would not renew which gave you a full month [for free] to find a new provider. We let you know that it was clear that we were not the best provider for your needs going forward, apologized that we did not meet your expectations, and wished you the best of luck.

At the end of the day there are a myriad of reasons that we may access the server level control panel or account level control panels during routine operation as well as maintenance.

I hope you are happy with your new provider and I do still wish you the best of luck. I'm sorry that we were not the right provider for you.
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Petar D.P.
Petar D.P. from Serbia,

Amazing support

5.0
Okay, first of all, I want to say that I am not the type of person who writes on forums and/or any platforms about "how satisfied I am or not". In short, it's not something I do. Simply, I stay or go far away.

But right now I r...Read Moreeally have the feeling to write a short review for MDDHosting and their support. Why? Because I am literally thrilled with their support. They are very professional and before all they know-how. I will give you a real scenario that I had with them a few days ago, below

My entire site was down from the backend, I had fatal issues after tons of updates and obfuscation of the codebase. I was about to contact them immediately and I placed my ticket as a 'High' priority. Believe it or not, they responded after a few seconds, with a constructive solution and a guide to the procedure for which I asked. To make me more excited, they didn't look at my internal problem superficially, like 'your issues in the backend are your problem, we are hosting service', instead of they helped me with super constructive solutions. Such as what can cause my problem, where I should take a look and what I should possibly do, etc. For all that time, they were 'live' with their support, it didn't take them more than a minute to answer my question. Btw, which were technical and very sensitive in nature. After all, when they saved my ass, here I am with a review of 10 stars for them!

And lastly, their hosting simply flies. One of the better decisions I made was migration with my sites to their servers.
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Sue Davis
Sue Davis from Czech Republic,

Not a Fan

2.0
VPS
Owner is a Prima-Donna that does most of the support. If Michael Denney, the owner of (MDDHosting) doesn't like what your are saying..he'll cancel your account accusing you of abuse.. I challenged him on our VPS uptime. We have mx...Read Moretoolbox emails that say different. He said he doesn't care what 3rd party tool say. Then, I was told our account was terminated. We went with a larger company that uses SSD. We have interacted with 7 support people, very, very good support. Servers are much faster...very happy with liquidweb.Less
Sue Davis
Sue Davis,
Why am I being published as Czech Republic? Liable.
Sue Davis
Sue Davis,
As you can see this website 'host advice' does not check credentials.. We are clearly an American company and they post us a s Czeck. They need to be held accountable for their actions. When I posted this, I saw no box or any...Read Morething about country. This company needs to be more careful and not post lies.Less
Michael Denney
Michael Denney,
I am not 'hostadvice.com' but I can tell you that IP Databases are by nature not 100% accurate. It does, for example, show that MDDHosting.com is based out of Melbourne based upon the IP although we are most certainly not. That ...Read Moresaid we do use CloudFlare and Melbourne is the closest CloudFlare POP to HostAdvice.com most likely and that's why it shows that.

Either way - nobody is being malicious towards you - not us nor HostAdvice.com.
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Michael Denney
Michael Denney,
Sue,

I am sorry that you feel the need to start out a review of our services with a personal attack on me. I did ultimately decide to discontinue your services due to your abusive communication with our staff as well as myself...Read More. Once you realized that we were not going to renew your service you apologized and essentially begged us not to end your service.

That said - we ended your service because it was clear to us that we were not the right provider for you and that you are not the right client for us. We are sorry that this is the case - but it is what it is. As you are clearly happy with your new provider I think that us not renewing your service was good for you [in that you got with a provider you like more] and us [in that we no longer have to deal with an abusive client].

With a VPS we have a Network Availability Guarantee which will give a pro-rated credit for the time that the network is down and we had no network outages that you would have received credit for. It is entirely possible, due to the nature of a VPS, that you could have downtime that was not related to the service we provide itself [for example - if you stop Apache or LiteSpeed - your site will be 'down' even though there is nothing wrong with the service we're providing you].

We do have thousands of happy customers but we do understand that we cannot make everybody happy and that we are not the perfect solution for every need and every client. We do our best to be the best we can be but nobody is perfect.

You were given a full month to find a new service as we simply did not renew you - we didn't cancel your service and kick you out immediately. I even reached out to remind you a few times before the end of your service to make sure that you had backups / had your data downloaded. I didn't tell you this but I even made sure that our backup system would hold onto a copy of your data for a little while after you were gone just in case you missed or forgot anything and needed a copy [it happens].

I really have no malice or ill will towards you and I am glad that you are happy with your new provider.

I wish you the best of luck.
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Sue Davis
Sue Davis,
You are the abusive person. You don't like anyone who challenges you. Our servers were down and I can prove it with MX toolbox. You are just a little boy who can't stand criticism, even justified.
Michael Denney
Michael Denney,
I don't dispute that you had issues or that you believe you had downtime. If the VPS had been offline or the network down we'd have credited you accordingly.

The only one being abusive or derogatory here is you. I really do wish you the best of luck.
Sue
Sue ,
Yes, you did dispute it. And you called it abuse. However, we are so much happier with liquid web...there servers are much, much faster (due to SSD's) and everyone is knowledgeable, not just the owner. Very satisfied you booted us out for the truth. There are alot better hosting then MDD.
Michael Denney
Michael Denney,
Your attitude and language was abusive, not your claim of downtime however founded or unfounded.

As I said prior I’m glad you found a host that meets your needs that you are happy with. That was the goal behind ending our relat...Read Moreionship with you. We knew we weren’t the right provider for you.

Best of luck!
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Sue Davis
Sue Davis,
No, you weren't the right hosting provider for us and wasted our time. It cost us time and money to move our VPS, at a difficult time. We paid about $75 per month for a VPS with MDD. The reason I am responding again, is so ot...Read Morehers will know what my experience was with MDD Hosting and with you, the owner. Our account was terminated, because I complained about our VPS uptime through a chat. If I had known, a complaint through a chat would result in termination, I probably never would have begun using MDD Hosting. Chatting just like texting can be misinterpreted You chose to judge the chat as abusive. Then choose to terminate our account. Then you choose to not pay for the referrals, saying we didn't get to the level of payment needed. Why would you think I would ever refer another client? A measly $20, how cheap. Then said you wished me the best. What? Sorry, it left a bad and bitter impression of you and MDD hosting.Less
Michael Denney
Michael Denney,
I am glad we can agree on something - that we weren't the right fit for you.

I am sorry that moving to a new provider was difficult for you - we do understand it can take time and effort which is why we left your service online...Read More for a full month after we told you that we were letting you go - to give you time to find and migrate to a new provider.

Your service was not terminated because you reported downtime - we've never terminated an account for that reason. We have let go of a few customers over the last decade for being abusive and you are one of those few.

Our Affiliate Terms of Service does state that you must obtain a referral balance of $100 before we pay out commissions. This isn't something specific to you.

I understand you have a bitter impression - and I'm not trying to change your impression at all. If you're going to post something misleading about myself or the company I will correct you. If you post your opinion - it's your opinion and you're entitled to it.

When I say I wish you the best of luck - I really do - it's not sarcasm. I really am happy that you are happy with your new provider. Just imagine had we not let you go - you wouldn't be with them now - and more than likely you wouldn't be any happier with us now than you were when we let you go.

Us terminating your service _and allowing you time to migrate to a new provider_ was beneficial for you as well as us.

I hope you have a wonderful day :).
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Sue Davis
Sue Davis,
Wow. You just like arguing, don't you? I'm glad others can see what they are dealing with.
Cle Nadja
Cle Nadja from Netherlands,
Moved from SiteGround

Very satisfied

5.0
I moved away from Siteground, not because of their services, but because of their ongoing increase of price. I did not find anything I can not do at MDD that I could with my old host. The fee I pay now is significantly lower then ...Read Moremy old host. I did not experience any downtime in the year that I am with them. I opened 2 support tickets and the response time was super fast. The response itself was very clear and helped me further in no time.
I found their interface user friendly, their support very adequate, their features more than I can handle. They proved to be very reliable and all that for a super friendly price.
All and all I am very satisfied
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Mike Cummins
Mike Cummins from United Kingdom,
Moved from HostGator

Simply excellent

5.0
I was recommended by a friend to MDD Hosting. These guys were simply the best and so glad I was recommended.

They assisted me in a professional business manner and always came back quickly to any requests I had during the migra...Read Moretion from my old host to MDD Hosting. I expect like all migrations there are going to be some issues but all their staff members were knowledgeable and didn't give problems, they always gave me the solution.

Cannot speak highly enough of the team, and if you are looking for a good, reliable and friendly provider, choose these guys, I am absolutely delighted with this company and will be recommending them at any future opportunity to do so. 5* service, thanks MDD.
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Kenny Moore
Kenny Moore from United States,
Moved from SiteGround

Top Shelf

4.8
Micheal and his team at MDD Hosting are awesome. Speed - boosted by LiteSpeed cache - is lightning fast. Support is always quick, courteous, and knowledgeable (provided I'm not ridiculously abusive like maybe cursing at them in Cz...Read Moreech or something). Uptime is very good. Price is exceptionally reasonable. Overall, the best value in webhosting that I have found in 20 years of web work. Highly recommended. (SiteGround rocks too, by the way, just more expensive. And for extreme budget hosting, check out BuyShared.net)Less
Javier Morejon
Moved from GoDaddy

Error establishing a database connection

5.0
Time and Time again any issues that are out of my comprehension have been handled, explained and taken care of by the Experts at MDD Hosting, Whether it's Tim, Eric or anyone in the support team, they have always been extremly sup...Read Moreport, patient and found a solution. Thank you MDD Hosting for being awesome and providing incredible service.Less
David Henderson

Dedication to reliable hosting, superb support

4.8
When it comes to fast, robust shared web hosting, MDDHosting remains among the best. Yes, MDDHosting suffered a first-ever catastrophic failure for a few days in September 2018, self-inflicted unfortunately because a tech inadvert...Read Moreently entered code that erased … deleted … every site. It was a human mistake. For MDDHosting clients, it was an aggravating and shocking experience after enjoying years of flawless service.

When it happened, MDDHosting’s owner Michael Denney immediately explained what had happened and accepted responsibility. He further detailed the recovery plan, and his team got things back to normal as soon as possible. Ever since, MDDHosting has scrutinized all systems and procedures.

Today, I find MDDHosting shared hosting among the most powerful available, and, yes, I looked around. There are some good shared hosting available but in too many cases, resources are governed and limited in an effort to up-sell customers into more expensive and unnecessary VPS and dedicated hosting.

Web hosting industry-wide unfortunately remains akin to old-time used car selling in too many instances, rife with intentionally hidden critical details, price/feature shell games and murky pricing schemes. Buyer beware … except when it comes to MDDHosting. I signed up with them about six years ago, attracted by their professionalism, candor and integrity together with a devotion to a superb web hosting experience. And outstanding web hosting together with prompt support is what they deliver.
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Expert Review

Angela Olaru
Angela Olaru
Hosting Expert

Expert Overview

Privately Owned Hosting Since 2007

MDDHosting is a privately-owned hosting company that is based in Mooresville, Indiana, USA. The data center from which they operate out of is located in Denver, CO. While they don’t appear to own the data center that their equipment is in, they do provide a lot of information about it so that users can get a good understanding of exactly how this company’s hosting works.

This hosting provider has a lot to offer entry level users, as well as those who need mid-level hosting solutions. Large sites won’t likely be able to work with this host since they don’t offer dedicated servers. One of the biggest benefits of hosting with MDDHosting is that you are working with a smaller company that is responsive and ready to help.

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7.6
Good
Rated by Angela Olaru
  • User Friendly
    8
  • Support
    7
  • Features
    7
  • Reliability
    8
  • Pricing
    8

Uptime & Reliability

Very Stable Hosting

Your hosting environment is going to be very stable thanks to the high-end data center where everything is kept. They even offer pictures and specs from the data center so you can see exactly what you are getting. On top of that, the servers that are used by MDDHosting are quite impressive with top of the line hardware to keep things running smoothly.

Features

Customizable Hosting

The list of hosting features with this company doesn’t look like what you would get from most other providers. This is because they allow you to customize your package to meet your specific needs. This includes customizing your shared hosting solutions. You can start with as low as ½ CPU cores, host 1-15 domains, get 1-50 gigs of solid-state drive disk space, and 10-500 gigs of bandwidth. Customizable hosting isn’t usually available at shared server levels, so this is nice to see.

When looking at the VPS hosting packages, you’ll also be able to customize your hosting based on your needs. They have normal VPS level options as well as premium cloud hosting that will be powerful enough to handle all but the largest sites. Setting things up is also made easy with slider bars and clear information that will let you configure your server just how you want it.

Support

Good Support - Limited Hours

The support team is friendly and able to work with you on most any issues you may be having. While the data center is monitored 24/7, MDDHosting staff is only available from 8AM-4PM Eastern Time so that may limit when you are able to get the assistance you need in some cases. They have provided some good documentation to help you with common issues or to avoid them entirely.

Pricing

Good Pricing for All Hosting

The pricing for their hosting is going to be based on the level of service that you choose. As you add more features to your hosting package, the price will go up. Having the ability to customize your hosting does make it so you’re not going to be paying for extra features that you don’t need, which is a good way of doing things that really benefits the customers. Most of their shared hosting prices are listed at annual rates, so make sure to keep that in mind when evaluating what you need.

Speed

Fast Hosting

When looking through the features and data center information from this company, it is clear that speed won’t be an issue. The data center has circuits coming in from multiple different providers, all of which have very high-speed connections to the Internet backbone. It seems that MDDHosting is also careful not to oversell their shared hosting solutions, and the servers that the hosting is on are all top of the line and able to handle most types of sites.

Summary

Great Hosting for Most People’s Needs

While there are some issues that people need to be aware of, this company provides a good overall hosting experience for small to mid-sized sites. They can even handle some larger tasks depending on exactly what is needed. Those who want to work with a smaller hosting company in the US can definitely benefit from considering MDDHosting.

Pros:

  • Customizable Hosting Options
  • Reasonable Prices
  • Solid-State Drive Options

Cons:

  • No Dedicated Servers
  • Limited Staff Hours

MDDHosting Prices, Plans & Features - 2022

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
VZ 2G 100 GB 1 x 2.00GHz 2 GB $63.71 10 Details
VZ 4G 200 GB 2 x 2.00GHz 4 GB $112.46 8.9 Details
VZ 6G 300 GB 4 x 2.00GHz 6 GB $157.46 8.9 Details

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