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FAKE SSL

Jun 27, 2019 5:15AM PDT

Is anyone aware of FAKE SSL sold by WEBHOST4LIFE.COM?

We have purchased SSL from webhost4life.com more than a month ago and since then our site is regularly down as the SSL is FAKE.

I tried to contact Webhost4life team, and every time they blame their colleague only for incorrect settings and improper bindings.

Till date they have not resolved the issue and neither ready to refund the money for fake certificates.

We need to take strict action against such fraudulent service providers who are making money by damaging the clients business and goodwill

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It appears this is just one of the companies owned by....
Jun 27, 2019 9:32AM PDT

"Here is a list of companies owned by EIG:

2slick.com
AccountSupport
A Small Orange
ApolloHosting
AptHost
Arvixe
Berry Information Systems
BigRock
BizLand
BlueDomino
BlueFur
BlueHost
BuyDomains
Constant Contact
Directi
Dollar2Host
Domain.com
DomainHost
Dot5Hosting
Dotster
easyCGI
eHost
EntryHost
Escalate Internet
FastDomain
FatCow
FreeYellow
Glob@t
Homestead
HostCentric
HostClear
HostGator
HostMonster
HostNine
hostwithmenow.com gone now
HostYourSite.com
HyperMart
IdeaHost
IMOutdoors
Intuit Websites
iPage
IPOWER/iPowerWeb
JustCloud
JustHost
LogicBoxes
MojoMarketplace
MyDomain
MyResellerHome
NetFirms
Networks Web Hosting
Nexx
PowWeb
PureHost
ReadyHosting
ResellerClub
Saba-Pro
SEOGears
SEO Hosting
Site5
SiteBuilder.com
Southeast Web
Spry
StartLogic
SuperGreen Hosting
TypePad
USANetHosting
vDeck
Verio
VirtualAvenue
VPSLink
WebHost4Life
WebHosting.info
WebsiteBuilder.com
Webstrike Solutions
Webzai
Xeran
YourWebHosting "
From https://www.warriorforum.com/internet-marketing-product-reviews-ratings/1150117-hostgator-horrible-what-recommended.html?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=discussion-list&utm_campaign=feed&utm_term=title

This is so you know who to avoid since they are all the same company.

As to the SSL issue, I could not find any talk about that issue. Here it's always been a configuration issue. But there are now folk that run web sites without a web master so they have to lean on the hosting company tech support. That usually doesn't end well as there is always something (like your issue) and since the web site's owner is not technical they may flame out and jump from host to host.

In your case all I can offer is to avoid the above since they are owned by the same company.

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eig has been busy
Jun 28, 2019 2:14PM PDT

that list is a whole lot longer than the last time I looked. look like they are trying to monopolize web hosting for small businesses and individuals.

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I don't see anything wrong with branding.
Jun 28, 2019 2:18PM PDT

They likely have a whole bunch of hosting offerings so they expand their offerings by building new brands.

It's like the General Mills company. They must have a dozen cereals that use OATS and Sugar. And I bet they make packages for the stores as well. It's the same oats and sugar but different shapes and package sizes then packaging.

No monopoly there or at EIG. Just building out their product lines.

-> Back to your issue. I wish I could find others with this complaint. That I didn't find but (again) it sounds more like the usual than the unusual.

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Looked at this again
Jun 28, 2019 12:32PM PDT

And I'm not finding reports of the certs being fake. My take on this is it's some configuration, settings or such issues that your webmaster needs to work.

But then again I'm running into site owners that don't have a webmaster and those folk lean on and depend on the host support staff. That doesn't always work out.

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