Sandeep Bhalla's Blog

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Hostgator hosting refund policy.

Cheating in the name of hosting.

All hosting have found a new way to cheat people. I have been cheated twice.
First was webland.in. They make tall promises but after the refund dead line they squeeze the bandwidth and demand more payment. Similar thing is happening with Goddady, whose details are here. Hosting is like a ponzi scheme. Pay a sum for one year or more and everything works fine till you are entitled to claim refund which is about 45 days or less. Once that threshold is crossed, you lose everything. The money gone forever and website will be down 100 times in a day. Even when trying to log in, the page will not load.

On a look out for new host I stumbled upon hostgator.in, another reputed name or so I believed. But the chat with their representative, yesterday was rather deceptive.┬áThis is the chat with hostgator ‘s representative:

12:40:1431348009 Your Question: There is no mention of refund of invoice amount in your agreements
12:40:1431348009 Please wait and one of our operators will be with you shortly.
12:40:1431348039 You are now chatting with Reshmi V – HG – Sales
12:40:1431348042 Reshmi V: Welcome to HostGator Sales. My name is Reshmi, How may i assist you?
12:40:1431348053 Sandeep Bhalla: There is no mention of refund of invoice amount in your agreements
12:41:1431348070 Sandeep Bhalla: I have read the Master agreement and Hosting agreement
12:41:1431348103 Sandeep Bhalla: Master agreement says there shall be no refund of the amount already debited to a customer.
12:42:1431348140 Sandeep Bhalla: It is at the end of master agreement.
12:45:1431348354 Sandeep Bhalla: Hello?
12:46:1431348362 Sandeep Bhalla: Are you there?
12:46:1431348373 Reshmi V: in shared the complete amount would be refunded within 45 days
12:47:1431348458 Sandeep Bhalla: after 45 days?
12:48:1431348521 Reshmi V: after 45 days we would calculate pro-rata basis
12:49:1431348582 Sandeep Bhalla: But your agreement do not mention that. On the contrary it expressly forbid refund.
12:50:1431348625 Sandeep Bhalla: You expect me to rely upon your word in this chat only contrary to express terms of contract?
12:52:1431348770 Sandeep Bhalla: Hello? Are your there?
12:52:1431348774 Reshmi V: normally its only 45 days money back we provide , but since we do not believe in keeping the amount without giving any service our billing team provide a Pro Rated refund to all the customers in shared
12:54:1431348866 Sandeep Bhalla: You are saying that you refund out of goodness of your heart but do not promise it writing in terms of conditions of hosting.
12:54:1431348879 Reshmi V: yes
12:54:1431348884 Sandeep Bhalla: *in writing
12:55:1431348908 Sandeep Bhalla: Wonderful. Thanks for enlightenment.
12:55:1431348921 Reshmi V: You’re welcome!
12:55:1431348921 Sandeep Bhalla: Good bye.
12:55:1431348927 Reshmi V: Is there anything else as of now ?

12:55:1431348933 Reshmi V: Thank you for using Hostgator Live Chat. Would appreciate if you could take a moment and rate your experience on this chat. It will take you no more than few seconds. The link will appear right after you leave this chat. Appreciate your time. Have a great day ahead.
12:55:1431348941 Sandeep Bhalla: Thanks.

Do you think I should go for this host?

I don’t. Relying upon goodness of heart is not my best suit any more especially when I have been cheated twice because I took there word for granted.

GoDaddy has to go!

Terrible services rendered by GoDaddy:

GoDaddy has serious issues and no customer support. In fact I am not able to find customer support email on there website. When I last reported the hosting problem with GoDaddy, somebody did make comment under that post claiming to be from GoDaddy but after making a standard reply, she failed to answer my query that as to why I was not able to login when there own cPanel was showing everything as normal.

After that, I was not able to log into my account for several occasions. I changed password yet there was same reply incorrect name or password. There are some serious issue with there servers. When I tweeted about the problem, GoDaddy promptly admitted that some people had problem logging into their account. Continue reading

Procedure is handmaid to justice but only for few.

Was Salman Khan given special treatment?

‘Procedure is hand maid to justice’ is a famous quote from a judgment delivered by Justice Krishna Iyyer, a former Supreme Court Judge. More so, it was observed in a case arising from the scope of discretion to grant bail to an accused. With the above quoted sentence Justice Iyyer was reminding that procedure must not obstruct the justice rather it must serve justice like a maid. That observation was made decades ago but little has changed except for the worse.
I received a joke by texting which referred to grant of bail to Salman Khan, by mentioning his application in High Court without impugned order. Joke is: Continue reading

Dignity in life and Facebook

Dignity is the space we presume impenetrable. We decide not only our dignity but also that of people surrounded by us. For example here a person doing manual labour is not treated as dignified. Until few years or decade they would not be offered chair to sit on. It would be same at many places. But my mother has grown out of it. Similarly at places colour of skin determines the dignity. Ancestorship is another factor to judge dignity. Method of worship. Our fellow worshipper is equal rest are Kafirs. Dignity also comes into play as regards our expectation of others. ‘This is beneath your dignity.’ Is the usual response which indicate the s/he did not meet the expectation. Continue reading

Individualism and free society

“Despite romantic rhetoric, freedom cannot be absolute. To argue for total choice (a meaningless concept) or total individuality is to argue against any for of community or society altogether. If each person, busily doing this thing, were to be wholly different from every other, no two humans would have any basis for communication. Continue reading

Rupees 20000000000000 revenue!

Government of India has earned the aforesaid ludicrous looking but massive revenue of Rupees 20000000000000/- from auction of two resources namely coal excavation rights and spectrum for mobile phones.
It would be interesting to know that the amount earned in these two heads by previous Government was not only ridiculously low but was also struck down by courts as arbitrary and illegal. This auction is second attempt but the revenue earned is unprecedented.
The Congress party which formed previous Government is silent.
Does it owe no duty to explain why this money was not raised earlier?
The bigger question is if this amount was not raised and only a minuscule amount was raised: Who was going to pocket the difference?

Pogo paradox

The silence of Sonia Gandhi ‘owner’ of Congress Party, to the first question answers the second question.
And the answer to second question leads to answer of first question. Which is that no body would self incriminate to answer the question. The deafening silence over the whole matter is too conspicuous an answer.
This is the classic example of pogo paradox in which an event aimed to curtail another event in fact triggers the first event.
Is that right conclusion? Time may tell or may be not.

April fools day 2015.

April fool or 1st April is a day to glorify silly moments in life. The moments when we took a knee jerk reaction as a life changing thought. This day today I dusted up some old Mr. Beans movies and reminded myself of the fact how Mr. Beans is in everyone, at least at some moment, especially when we think we are sure to be intelligent and logical.
Mr. Beans is as logical as one can be. Continue reading

Budget 2015 and unanswered questions.

Budget 2015 misses the important questions:

Budget of India for 2015 passed by Parliament of India with usual rhetoric and careful negligence to important aspects. Opposition which was in power till yesterday is as bereft of constructive criticism as it was out of ideas when in power.

Recovering economy:

Finance Minister called the economy as recovering economy in his budget 2015 speech. That sums up. Like recovering patient, the economy is in hospital and can not do much for others. Therefore it has to be nursed before it can do anything for others. So what the finance minister did? Raise the tax rate for all citizens and reduce the corporate taxes. His logic is that corporations are needed to invest and to revive economy.
Thus except for small matters, this budget is a status quo.

Economic problem of India:

The worst problem for economy is the Government Expenses and Interest payout on borrowings. 98% of revenue goes into these two heads. Continue reading

Godaddy.com: you too Brutus!

This website is hosted on godaddy.com for past few months. It was fine until yesterday but since than I am told that it is down every hour. Jet pack is sending emails about it several times, every hour.
I had thought Godaddy. Com was a serious host. Alas it is not. Like many before, it promised something, that it can not deliver. Only 8 people could land in past 18 hours.
Shame on you godaddy. You too Brutus!

Godaddy is khushbu-e-tashrif:

Today (March 15) I received a warning email that website is consuming resources. I logged in Cpanel and found that yesterday there was IO error by consuming the allocated all the memory of 1024 MB. Today there was no problem but the website is loading slow. Unable to to update plugins and so on.

I have taken a screen shot that there is no resource issue today but yet it took me two hours to edit this page. Does that means that I have bben cheated by Godaddy?

Liars, liars and webhosting providers and there replies/comments (below). This is the screen shot:

godaddy.com hosting resources

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