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GreenGeeks Hosting / beware

1 Santa Monica, CA, United States Review updated:
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I used GreenGeeks for 2 months with my new website and they suspended me because of excessive use of my website (200 hits a day) I paid for a year in advance for unlimited Space, Unlimited Bandwidth. They refuse to talk with me on the phone and said they will only email about this. They turned me off with no warning, no chance to get a backup of my site so I could move it or anything.
I am out my 1 year in advance I paid them and not service. DO NOT TRUSDT GREENGEEKS HOSTING

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  • Al
      24th of Feb, 2017
    0 Votes

    I have canceled the plan before actually using the hosting because I saw this thread. It's been already 1 month since I canceled. I have sent numerous emails and called the support team also but they just keep saying I will see the refund soon. This company is a complete fraud you should avoid at all costs.

  • Te
      6th of Oct, 2016
    0 Votes

    There are two sides with the Green Geeks that I can comment:
    The first is amazing and that is customer support including a live chat which is always helpful. Their customer service is very helpful and they definitely know what they are doing!

    The second side is HORRIBLE and that is their hosting itself, more specifically their VPS plans. As of today, their VPS plans are more expensive than the competition and in comparison their processor is much slower, with less RAM and less bandwidth. The only pro is the use of SSD versus regular HDD and the use of renewable energy which is to be applauded.

    For the rest, the server keeps crashing over and over on a daily basis which has never happened with another hosting company I used, same plugins, same setup and same size, # of visitors, nothing out of the ordinary. I cannot count on them. They have potential but for now, thumbs down!!!

  • Ca
      26th of Jul, 2016
    +1 Votes

    This review is way too nice. Greengeek's constant issues with technical problems, dingbat tech support, and other failures, has cost my company $3000 to date. Down time of domains and email is frequent. And since Greengeeks has inferior techs, it takes a day to more to get it back up. And Greengeeks likes to NOT give money back even when its their fault. Now we have to find a new host service and spend more money migrating.

    Greengeeks is toxic.

  • Ni
      14th of Apr, 2016
    -1 Votes

    #JCH-871-16444 - Created on 6th April 2016
    #ERP-779-52966 - Created on 3rd April 2016
    Really very very bad support from billing team. NO RESPONSE since 11days now. They have debited my Credit card & I don't even have any account with them. I had purchased one account but I cancelled it because the price HIGHLIGHTED on website is NOT ACTUALLY GIVEN. ALSO, they have deducted some amount while refund. The Service is pathetic. Hoping to get response after reading this on blog. Attached is the print screen of chat & still now response.

  • Is
      13th of Feb, 2016
    +1 Votes

    I've been with greengeeks for several years. The upsides outweigh the negatives. The support at level 1 is relatively technically astute (compared to godaddy, bluehost or networksolutions as a few examples, who know nothing except how their own website works usually). They are pretty patient too. I have had problems over the years, some of them our fault, and still the help ranged from "saved our butts" to decent (sometimes the level 2 techs need a little extra push; some are a little resistant to review in depth until you have exhausted your own research I think, even when they know it might be their server issues), but I don't think any service is flawless. I like greengeeks overall. I guess that is better than neutral.

  •   8th of Jan, 2016
    +1 Votes

    Scam web hosting. I paid 3 years in advance some hours and I wanted a refund. I was the only one who used the site and the limits got high!!! The limited the site's resources they lied about everything they said they're really mean liars. After more than 7 days of contacting many times per day they partially refunded me, they claimed a setup fee of like 15$ and a 14$ for the domain name that was allegedly FREE!! damn it greengeeks.
    I fell into their trap I lost my money in vain. I failed the project I wanted to build.. I hated the web because of them...i can't trust any web host anymore

  • Ka
      5th of Jul, 2015
    +1 Votes

    Green Geeks is the worst company I have ever dealt with. Their service is abominable, the staff is rude and condescending, and it is next to impossible to cancel an account. I have been trying since December 2013 to cancel my account. All my attempts go nowhere -I just keep receiving automated emails stating that they are unable to fulfill my request because of inaccurate information. What??? So, I fill out the cancellation form again and again. Same automated email comes back. I have been trying to do as they ask, thinking it is probably me doing something wrong. However, after countless emails and endless frustration, I really believe they are messing with me, simply because I want to cancel. As of this writing, I am still unable to cancel my account, having received yet another automated email today stating that they cannot fulfill my request because of inaccurate information. As a small business owner, I am appalled by this, and truly perplexed. Why would a company resort to such tactics? It is disheartening.
    So, consider yourself warned.

  • Te
      27th of Jun, 2015
    0 Votes

    Problems after problems. Been with them for 3 years and I've had enough. Last week we were left with 13 customers without email for a full day, the reason: Opps, we changed DNS by mistake. This is only but ONE issue I've had over the years. Countless times I've asked management to call or even email. Did they? Nop.. STAY AWAY you are warned.

  • Ir
      24th of Feb, 2015
    0 Votes

    In fact GreenGeeks makes "30-day NO Money Back Guarantee, Hidden Fees" very well.
    many cheatings made by GreenGeeks.
    in GreenGeeks, they post "30-day Money Back Guarantee, No Hidden Fees", in fact it is "30-day NO Money Back Guarantee, Hidden Fees" I provide all details about how GreenGeeks makes "30-day NO Money Back Guarantee, Hidden Fees" very well.
    Nov 8 2014 ---I paid $239.52 for one year reseller plan.
    Nov 22 2014 ---write ticket to asked refund, wanted my money back.
    Dec 1 2014 ----I made cancellation ticket, and ask when I can get my money back, then nobody answer me any more
    Dec 10, 2014 ---I have to chat room ask Nick V in GreenGeeks, told to me "Your ticket is being worked on, you are requested to please wait for our billing team to get back to you."
    but their billing team didn't come back to me untill feb 18 2015 after I came to their chat room to ask this cancellation, then got email to me "I am sorry but refund is not applicable now." English is not my native language, I work so hard to make effort . but I really don't believe I can get money back here.
    right now, my effort for customer know what is going on in GreenGeeks. this company really can't be put your trust on it right now . but how could I do with this so bad thing . I don't know. by communicating with them many times, many unreasonable thing are created by GreenGeeks. I have got many terminates in chat room by Nick V, other repesantatives, unreasonable things means it is full of evil. I can judge Greengeeks is evil. nick v is evil
    I answer them two times "please let money back", operator in GreenGeeks chat room told me this "please let money back" is not clear confirmation, I should answer them "yes, i want to cancel" is clear confirmation. they play me, also play other customer. then I ask them the reason, they all became cheating creator, or kick me out of chat room. GreenGeeks is hatch of cheators.

  • Dl
      13th of Nov, 2014
    0 Votes

    Completely fraudulent and completely unwilling to refund money back. Real crooks and using the name "green" to just get people to sign up, find out they do not provide what is needed, then refuse to pay back money.

    It took me a few emails to get my first year refunded back in full which I decided within 2-3 days of registering. They told me they could not refund me in full because they registered a domain for me - this was impossible since my domain name was not the proper extension (which was also the reason they stated for not being able to have it transferred). Now fighting to get improper charges of a services upon when I received the invoice and I told them I did not want and responded - also sent in a cancellation on the spot (I have all email and timestamps to prove this) but they still went ahead a few hours later and charged my credit card. You cannot charge people without letting them know the full amount of a service and you cannot charge people's credit cards after they tell you they do not WANT the service. And then refuse to refund it! The only email I received when asking for this was that they will not respond to this matter anymore and will not refund my money.

    So running away with my money and responding no more customer service for you. Thanks. Worst decision ever! Filed charges with my credit card company and willing and going to expose this deceptive practice.

  • No
      23rd of Oct, 2014
    0 Votes

    GG support is really very poor. Haven't really had trouble with website hosting, however we have a lot of down time concerning our email accounts. We try the Live Chat option, get a robotic response giving some apparent "solutions" that never work. Have to open a ticket. It's hours before you get your email back again. Made a complaint about it to Customer Service. No response. I certainly wouldn't recommend going for this service, it simply isn't up to par with business needs.

  • Ro
      8th of Oct, 2014
    0 Votes

    I have had problems with three sites I built there. Never had problems anywhere else. I'm not going to build any more sites there.

  • Gr
      28th of Aug, 2014
    +1 Votes

    Credit Card Companies make life easy for the crook. Tray Gardner is the name of a convicted sex offender (young boys). I don't think there is such a person as CEO Tray Gardner.

  • Gr
      28th of Aug, 2014
    0 Votes

    Credit cards companies make life easy for the crook. Try Gardner is the name of a convicted sex offender (young boys). Is that his real name? Is anything on the site real--aside from your name and credit card number.

  • Cr
      28th of Aug, 2014
    0 Votes

    I was looking for the contact info to the CEO of because they keep shutting down my website. The support SUCKS!!!

    I am pretty sure they are just scamming me! They have shut down my site 8 times now and they send me some computer jargon as the reason... WOW - I messed up coming to

  • Gr
      19th of Jun, 2014
    0 Votes

    Green Geeks claims to be a Canadian company, (see You get the same domain name theft, bizarre antics with no legal protection. They even put the double jeopardy in writing ...

    Terms of Service - Legal - Green Hosting that's 300 ... -
    This Agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the
    State of California ...
    and a dedicated IP which we may setup for a client for a
    charge is not refundable.

  • Lz
      12th of Mar, 2014
    0 Votes

    I had been hosting with greengeeks for about a year, when suddenly my site started to slow down and get choked off and was shut down for hours at a time.
    This went on for 6 weeks and they never gave a reason why they were interrupting my service even when I could clearly see the CPU and bandwidth usage was below normal. They kept on pushing me to sign up for a more expensive plan and when I expressed my concerns about getting the same poor service in the future and told then no, they suspended my account.
    Extortion and unprofessional service from
    Where does this Trey come off garnering business promoting himself as a 'green' on innocent naive people, and promote fraud in his dealings?
    Stay away from this horrible company.

  • Te
      5th of Feb, 2014
    0 Votes

    I paid for 3 years hosting with the green geeks based on their extensive advertising and promotions. After my money was taken I got a notification from green geeks that they had to verify my account etc. that is downright dishonest if not fraudulent. An ehtical company should not take money from someone they claim they have to verify they should do the verification on the application and refuse to accept the money until the verification process is complete. Based on what I have read here I will request that paypal refunds my money.

  • Mi
      21st of Aug, 2013
    0 Votes

    I have had two hosting accounts with GG for several years and never had much issue until now. I recently added Owncloud to my site which they offer. I attempted to transfer 12GB of files and they disabled my access stating that I exceeded my CPU limit. Now as I said I have had an account with them for several years and have NEVER been informed of any policy regarding CPU usage limits on the UNLIMITED BANDWITH, FILE TRANSFER hosting package. Furthermore, they were never able to provide me with a copy of this policy.

    What really bothers me is that once this initial 12GB transfer is complete, from then on I will probably max out at a few hundred MB of data transfrer daily, if that. What I was asking from them is to remove the block until this transfer is complete and then they can reinstate it afterwords as I don't foresee this being a continued issue. They did remove the block once and of course it immediately occurred again because they did not listen to what I was asking them to do. Instead their position has been either it is an issue with owncloud and they don't offer tech support for OC or that I have to find a way to not violate the CPU usage policy. This is basically what they keep repeating despite my requests to assist me with finding a solution. They have made no offer to provide details as to CPU limits. policies etc., nor have they offered to remove the CPU limit until I can get my bulk upload completed.

    I then asked to have a support manager or Trey contact me, which they never responded to. It is not so much that they impose limits as this helps prevent abuse, it is their refusal to work to resolve the problem that is not abuse and their dismissive and unprofessional behavior and lack of regard for their customers.

  • Da
      24th of Jul, 2013
    0 Votes

    Greengeeks are biggest cheats
    They cheat ppl in name of terms and conditions . i wonder y do ppl sit quite . Y dont you go ahead and lodge dispute with your cre4dit card company, send them all links . make there gateway shutdown . These cheats earlier operated with name top . i suggest no matter what greengeeks says about there Terms and conditions, file a complain, force your bank to take up details of frauds with there merchant bank . This will hit them hard . its always good to post as much as you can to make ppl aware, but at same time fight for your money .

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