Shared Hosting Scam Model - Request Number for Sustainable cPanel Hosting
Maybe I am just really slow, but I think I've identified a shared hosting scam that seems quite popular, probably because it works so well. Because of all the domains I own for SEO purposes, I am always looking for shared hosting accounts. I like to have one domain per account, not 20 domains in one reseller package. I prefer to buy cPanel accounts, but will purchase DA if the price is right.
I've been burned quite a few times with new hosts on WHT that offer yearly pricing and then disappear around the 7 month mark so you can't file a claim with PP. I beginning to suspect that there is one two operators (unknown) who just repeat this model continually. One hallmark of this scam model is cheap prices. $6 a year is just too low for a sustainable cPanel operation after the cPanel price increase.
I do recall from my time here all the talk around "summer hosts" and "kiddie hosts" meaning high school kids starting hosting companies during the summer, and how a lot of these fail at the end of the summer etc. But, those efforts don't seem deliberate scams, just people without experience making mistakes.
Also, I am not talking about the systemic scams for brands advertised on LEB owned by a single scammer featuring CC servers. I've lost a few dollars to those, but learned my lesson quickly.
Providers here, what is a reasonable, sustainable price of small accounts, 1GB of space, one domain? I see a lot of offerings in the $12 to $18 a year range that seem to work. Of course I see loads of offers for $24 to $36 a year, but I don't usually buy these ones.
I'd like to incorporate provider wisdom into my purchases going forward where I would not purchase accounts below a certain price.