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Posted by dahal, 04-26-2004, 09:19 AM
Hello - DataPacket (datapacket.net) seems to be down yet again -can anyone tell from this whether the problem is at their end or somewhere else? traceroute to SERVER-BLUE.DATAPACKET.NET (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets 1 fe0-0r0.ffm1.de.carpe.net ( 0.998 ms 0.885 ms 0.886 ms 2 w1-0r0.ffm0.de.carpe.net ( 2.858 ms 3.003 ms 2.802 ms 3 ffm-s2-rou-1071.DE.eurorings.net ( 22.789 ms 48.122 ms 2.825 ms 4 ffm-s1-rou-1001.DE.eurorings.net ( 3.853 ms 3.892 ms 3.795 ms 5 ledn-rou-1001.NL.eurorings.net ( 8.537 ms 8.541 ms 8.545 ms 6 ewr-brdr-02.inet.qwest.net ( 87.321 ms 87.057 ms 90.282 ms 7 ewr-core-01.inet.qwest.net ( 87.286 ms 94.986 ms 87.15 ms 8 tpa-core-01.inet.qwest.net ( 121.08 ms 132.555 ms 139.618 ms 9 tpa-edge-10.inet.qwest.net ( 131.511 ms 126.196 ms 124.437 ms 10 r17-1-qwest.mdc.mpinet.com ( 123.106 ms 122.448 ms 133.816 ms 11 * * * 12 * * * 13 * * * 14 * * * 15 * * * 16 * * * 17 * * * 18 * * * 19 * * * 20 * * * 21 * * * 22 * * * 23 * * * 24 * * * 25 * * * 26 * * * 27 * * * 28 * * * 29 * * * 30 * * *

Posted by hostwhere, 04-26-2004, 08:34 PM
the worse hoster.. never use it again....i quit.

Posted by calla, 04-27-2004, 08:54 PM
that's what I did... Datapacket really sucks big time!

Posted by dahal, 05-02-2004, 05:51 AM
fyi for anyone who cares- got a message that they have fixed all the problems and have bumped up my quota's and reduced me fee to compensate for the problems over the last few months. The availability the last few months has been abysmal, but this latest response does look like a positive sign that perhaps the customer service is getting better! Anyway, probably won't be using them much anymore as I have just signed up for a dedicated server so that I can 'play' a bit more.. Dave

Posted by xJadex, 05-02-2004, 07:50 PM
no they still haven't fixed yet, my domain still down since last week...this is a worst company on the world ..avoid this company

Posted by benoitb, 05-03-2004, 01:03 PM
DataPacket is not Affiliated with DataProvider LLC.

Posted by xJadex, 05-03-2004, 04:40 PM
lol...are you working for datapacket ? and you are the first one give datapacket a positive feedback in WHT...i am so supprise....Look over the forums by searching datapacket you will see how much negative feedback for datapacket...Good luck to anyone using datapacket hosting...peace

Posted by Vortech, 05-03-2004, 04:58 PM
datapacket, datapacket.net, DPN what ever you want to call them look to use the MPInet DC here in Orlando. That place has passed so many hands with owners and names I can't even under stand how they are still around. They are about the biggest dial-up ISP here in Orlando but there service and COLO sucks..

Posted by kaliman, 05-04-2004, 01:03 PM
datapacket is the worst experience you migth have... You are right!!!

Posted by JohnWT, 07-29-2004, 08:57 AM
OK support (reply to an email for example) can take upto 60 days!!!!!!! yes that is 60!!!! and they call themself "Mission Critical Hosting" and 99.993% uptime... ARE YOU JOKING ME??? my problems started when some data started being deleted from my site (perfectly legal MP3s I own them as in I am the authour of them), also some backup files (backup as in data, information backup not as in piracy backup), they were just deleted without warning, explanation or anything no email before of after.... then my website went down, I was already used to their terrible uptime, so I though it might be back again... a week passed by and nothing I check my emails nothing.... I send an email and.. yes you are right nothing... then I manage to find someone online, I explained the situation... answer:email someemail@host.com .... ok so I did another week later I haven't received reply (please remember again that they call themself "Mission Critical Hosting") I managed to find another guy online (you have to be checking the website all the time and be very lucky to find somebody online is not like they are there 24-7 or 9-5). do you want to know what his answer was... it can take up to 60 days!!!! conclusion: not worth it even for free terrible support ever!! terrible uptime (after all the problems) DO NOT GO THERE, TRUST ME, IT IS REALLY REALLY REALLY BAD!!!!!!!! IT MIGHT BE CHEAPish BUT IT IS JUST A TRAP!!!! THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT CUSTOMERS BECAUSE THEY WILL JUST GET NEW ONES!!! well I think I put my message across and hopefully by now you got the message Cheers

Posted by flagrantfoul, 08-23-2004, 10:40 PM
BOY AM I GLAD TO FIND YOU GUYS! i was begining to think i was the only one having problems with datapacket.net! the service is horrible. it is some of the worst stuff i've seen on the net! they just refuse to help people who have problems. granted they are going through server changes or whatever they claim to be doing, but things as major as not being able to log into the control panel or mail servers not working must be fixed right away! i don't care if you have to hire someone just to answer these high priority issues! they must be fixed! anyone have any luck in getting their money back? i know they offer a money back guarantee but when i tried asking for a refund, they totally ignored me. ANYONE WHO IS READING THIS AND ARE CONSIDERING USING DATAPACKET.NET, TREAD CAREFULLY! IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS, YOU WILL NOT BE HELPED BY THEM!

Posted by dahal, 08-24-2004, 07:36 AM
Unfortunately I think it's a bit of a case of "If it looks too good to be true, it probably is" With the prices they charge, there is no way they could support what they "offer" properly. When I was (trying) to use them they were almost always have server issues or moving servers or rebuilding servers, or whatever - end result being my web pages were down for days or weeks and half the time when they came "back" all the stuff I'd uploaded had been deleted and I had to start again.. BUYER BEWARE!

Posted by johnyb1, 08-31-2004, 11:50 PM
Stay away from datapacket.net. Check the BBB of Florida and maybe even Texas. The company changes hands, names and re-invents itself all the time. Service sucks and uptime is a joke. Sure they will be cool to you for the first week and get the sale done to get your money. After that, good luck. Its like handing a credit card to a stranger. View the legal agreement too, you are resposible for anything and everything, not datapacket. Run Run Run as fast as you can from datapacket.net. They would not even answer emails about the status of my cancellation (after only 5 months of my 1 year service) paid. It was better to take a loss than do business with them. Don't let all the bogus features fool you, they aren't available half the time anyway and when they are, it changes every week.

Posted by trillionth, 09-10-2004, 08:56 PM
I sure wish I would've checked WHT before I spent the last week with these goofballs... Do not waste your time with DataPacket.net Now... anyone on the board want to recommend a good place to go for reselling? Wherever datapacket is hosted seems a good DC for me. From my location (Pacific NW, USA) the response times are about twice as good as data393 center in Denver, CO where I'm currently at. Speed, RESPONSIVE support, and large packages are what appeals to me.

Posted by gmoney3, 09-13-2004, 06:41 PM
datapacket.net is bad?? they have a nice website though.

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