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NorthWestWebSolutions and TopHostingUK have merged. I was with TopHostingUK for 2 years and was very satisfied. However, since the merge, I am dealing primarily with NWWS, and their service is abysmal. The server suffered a multitude of problems, and I lost a lot of data with no explanations and no apologies.

Today I signed up with another host and they were transferring my accounts when NWWS found out and have taken my server offline. They refuse to allow me access to my sites until I pay them £40 for another month, even though my next payment isn't due until the 28th Jan. They begged me to stay after the merge and offered me this deal and setup a new account for me, now they are saying I haved stabbed them in the back by wanting to leave.

So, despite their 30 day money back guarantee, and the fact that these websites are my own property, they won't give me them until I pay them. What can I do about this?

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  • Jo
      30th of Jan, 2011

    I am having the same problem, I was with THUK and decided to leave as I wanted a alpha reseller account, after a while i chose to return but when I returned THUK was north west web solutions, I cancelled my service after 20 days as I did not get the free SSL certificate and Installatron and softaculous were not in my control panel as advertised and they were not willing to put them on or install ssl. I cancelled my account and opened a dispute with paypal to get my money back and now THUK/NWWS are telling me i owe them money when i dont and that they have got the baliffs to collect money from me and they have stole my site saying it is there property and that they are going to edit it and sell it. I would advise anyone and everyone to stay away from tophostinguk.com and northwestwebsolutions.co.uk they are only in it for the money. When I was with them i had problems with my whmcs billing system which i asked them to look in to but after i forgot to change the password. I am now hosting my site somewhere else and today THUK/NWWS hacked my billing system blocked my ip and sent a bill for £39.99 to all my clients. I know it was them because i traced the ip and it matched up to their email address. STAY AWAY FROM THESE THEY WILL DESTROY YOUR COMPANY AND YOUR SITE

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  • Jo
      30th of Jan, 2011

    John Leonard
    To [protected]@yahoo.com
    You try to act smart but your not, I have told you you can edit the site all you want but you will be infringing on copyright from templatemonster.com and i have already informed them of your intentions for the template. The template and design is owned by them and unless you are willing to pay them $2850 to buy the template outright then you have no right to edit or use it in any way.
    The first account I had with you I cancelled two weeks before the end of my billing cycle and selected the option for it to be shut down at the end of the billing cycle but you shut it down straight away and gave me the ### excuse of a hard drive failure on the server and lost all my data and did not offer any compensation towards that.
    The second account I had with you I cancelled because I was sick and tired of not being able to access my site or my control panel and all the features described on the site were not on my account.

    And again you try to act smart saying all 3 of my companies are in debt. Just tell me how the hell can you even know anything about my companies when they were only registered last year and the annual return is not due till august so no financial info i held anywhere about the companies. For your info the companies are not in debt and 2 of them are not even active.

    And again your going on about me owing you money, I don't know where you work out that I owe you money when you owe me money for service not provided. your wrong in the ###ing head and need to seek medical help.

    It seems like you are making a habit of stealing peoples websites as many of your previous clients have had the same problem with you

    Grow up and leave me alone because your really boring me now, I have got better things to do than play silly little childish games with you.

    00:37
    Reply ▼
    Northwest Websolutio​ns Add to contacts
    To John Leonard
    i have your website john it being edited as we speak ..
    we have for legal right to have it ... acting as bailiffs in possisson
    your accounts were suspended on you reclaiming the payment made
    by the way midlands yes right ...
    your company under 3 names all in debt ... unpaid bills
    refunds are for brand new customers you werew not ...
    if paypal give you your money back thats up to them ...
    but untill we get paid the website is ours and we can do what we want with it ...
    we can put it on as many domains as we like ...
    get our money back that way and any costs ... website with domain /hosting billing built in 200.00 sound fair price ...
    you thought you were smarter than us, , well got proved wrong have nt you ...
    you tryed crossing us after we help you and it didnt pay off ..
    enjoy your paypal refund ... dont think your be getting any hoster after i have finished
    with you ... i have taken it personnal ok


    --- On Sat, 29/1/11, John Leonard wrote:

    From: John Leonard
    Subject: RE: website doing well
    To: [protected]@yahoo.com
    Date: Saturday, 29 January, 2011, 23:48

    Are you ###ing wrong in the head I don't owe you any money what ###ing planet are you on.
    Credit check me all you want where is that going to get you. What I owe out and dont owe out has got ### all to do with you and for your info the company has no debt.
    When all said and done you still owe me money from the account hosted with easyhosty.com as you deleted my account and gave me some ### reason that the server had a hard drive failure and all accounts and details were lost.
    As for my site you feel free to copy it and sell it I have already informed templatemonster.com of your intentions as the template was bought from them http://www.templatemonster.com/website-templates/30839.html
    Any attempt to transfer or shut my domain down will end in failure as I have already informed heartinternet.co.uk that the domain is not to be transferred no matter what.

    You owe me money I don't get how i am supposed to owe you money I keep a detailed record of every transaction I make and I keep a printed record of all the receipts

    You did not provide the service advertised so stop being a little child playing the big hard man

    Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 23:08:48 +0000
    From: [protected]@yahoo.com
    Subject: RE: website doing well
    To: john.jay.[protected]@live.co.uk

    was not new customer . you were returning customer 30 day is for new customers
    by the way you own lot of money out dont you ... we ve credit checked you ...
    copy right is on your property
    the site became our property when you owned us money and not paid it
    or in your case paid it and claimed it back dirty drity trick
    so im doing the same .. fully legal what we doing ...
    unless you wish to canel the disbute and pay the money you own ...
    i ll search engine your domain next few days ok ...
    you dont have copy right anyway you stole it, , we found where its from
    i ll ad that to paypal disbrute you were hosting a stolen website that you stole and
    edited ... we ll contact the other people aswell ok
    you really want to mess with me
    david

    --- On Sat, 29/1/11, John Leonard wrote:

    From: John Leonard
    Subject: RE: website doing well
    To: [protected]@yahoo.com
    Date: Saturday, 29 January, 2011, 21:46

    How do you work out that I owe you money and if you use or sell any files even edited you will be liable for copyright infringement.


    Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 21:05:19 +0000
    From: [protected]@yahoo.com
    Subject: website doing well
    To: [protected]@easyhosty.co.uk

    hi
    how it going john
    scott doing very well editing your old website ...
    you own us money . the website was in our possission
    we have acted as bailiff being limited company ..
    your or our website template will be sold off to any one who wish to buy it ...
    have a nice day mate


    29/01/2011
    Reply ▼
    John Leonard
    To [protected]@yahoo.com
    Are you ###ing wrong in the head I don't owe you any money what ###ing planet are you on.
    Credit check me all you want where is that going to get you. What I owe out and dont owe out has got ### all to do with you and for your info the company has no debt.
    When all said and done you still owe me money from the account hosted with easyhosty.com as you deleted my account and gave me some ### reason that the server had a hard drive failure and all accounts and details were lost.
    As for my site you feel free to copy it and sell it I have already informed templatemonster.com of your intentions as the template was bought from them http://www.templatemonster.com/website-templates/30839.html
    Any attempt to transfer or shut my domain down will end in failure as I have already informed heartinternet.co.uk that the domain is not to be transferred no matter what.

    You owe me money I don't get how i am supposed to owe you money I keep a detailed record of every transaction I make and I keep a printed record of all the receipts

    You did not provide the service advertised so stop being a little child playing the big hard man

    Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 23:08:48 +0000
    From: [protected]@yahoo.com
    Subject: RE: website doing well
    To: john.jay.[protected]@live.co.uk

    was not new customer . you were returning customer 30 day is for new customers
    by the way you own lot of money out dont you ... we ve credit checked you ...
    copy right is on your property
    the site became our property when you owned us money and not paid it
    or in your case paid it and claimed it back dirty drity trick
    so im doing the same .. fully legal what we doing ...
    unless you wish to canel the disbute and pay the money you own ...
    i ll search engine your domain next few days ok ...
    you dont have copy right anyway you stole it, , we found where its from
    i ll ad that to paypal disbrute you were hosting a stolen website that you stole and
    edited ... we ll contact the other people aswell ok
    you really want to mess with me
    david

    --- On Sat, 29/1/11, John Leonard wrote:

    From: John Leonard
    Subject: RE: website doing well
    To: [protected]@yahoo.com
    Date: Saturday, 29 January, 2011, 21:46

    How do you work out that I owe you money and if you use or sell any files even edited you will be liable for copyright infringement.


    Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 21:05:19 +0000
    From: [protected]@yahoo.com
    Subject: website doing well
    To: [protected]@easyhosty.co.uk

    hi
    how it going john
    scott doing very well editing your old website ...
    you own us money . the website was in our possission
    we have acted as bailiff being limited company ..
    your or our website template will be sold off to any one who wish to buy it ...
    have a nice day mate


    29/01/2011
    Reply ▼
    Northwest Websolutio​ns Add to contacts
    To John Leonard
    was not new customer . you were returning customer 30 day is for new customers
    by the way you own lot of money out dont you ... we ve credit checked you ...
    copy right is on your property
    the site became our property when you owned us money and not paid it
    or in your case paid it and claimed it back dirty drity trick
    so im doing the same .. fully legal what we doing ...
    unless you wish to canel the disbute and pay the money you own ...
    i ll search engine your domain next few days ok ...
    you dont have copy right anyway you stole it, , we found where its from
    i ll ad that to paypal disbrute you were hosting a stolen website that you stole and
    edited ... we ll contact the other people aswell ok
    you really want to mess with me
    david

    --- On Sat, 29/1/11, John Leonard wrote:

    From: John Leonard
    Subject: RE: website doing well
    To: [protected]@yahoo.com
    Date: Saturday, 29 January, 2011, 21:46

    How do you work out that I owe you money and if you use or sell any files even edited you will be liable for copyright infringement.


    Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 21:05:19 +0000
    From: [protected]@yahoo.com
    Subject: website doing well
    To: [protected]@easyhosty.co.uk

    hi
    how it going john
    scott doing very well editing your old website ...
    you own us money . the website was in our possission
    we have acted as bailiff being limited company ..
    your or our website template will be sold off to any one who wish to buy it ...
    have a nice day mate


    29/01/2011
    Reply ▼
    John Leonard
    To [protected]@yahoo.com
    How do you work out that I owe you money and if you use or sell any files even edited you will be liable for copyright infringement.

    29/01/2011
    Reply ▼
    Northwest Websolutio​ns Add to contacts
    To [protected]@easyhosty.co.uk
    hi
    how it going john
    scott doing very well editing your old website ...
    you own us money . the website was in our possission
    we have acted as bailiff being limited company ..
    your or our website template will be sold off to any one who wish to buy it ...
    have a nice day mate

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  • La
      30th of Jan, 2011

    Anyone who has a grievance about this company and wants legal advice can follow this thread here:
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1015692

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  • Un
      10th of Feb, 2011

    I have had loads of problems with tophostinguk as well, but only after they merged with northwestwebsolutions. The new customer service representative "David", in my opinion, is a complete snot with no regard or respect for his customers. I've nearly finished with my ordeal with them, and ordeal which required that ICANN get involved. Good luck in your dealings with them... everyone else, stay well away from this host. Between the lack of accountability for server outages and the extremely hostile demeanour, it's worth paying a bit more for your hosting.

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  • No
      16th of Feb, 2011

    AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

    This was a good company until it was taken over. It is now part of North West Web Solutions.

    Between December 2010 and February 2011, there were big problems with server downtime. It was down for days at a time while they attempted to repair it. They then decided to get a new server - offering everyone a free month's trial on the new server. They then changed their mind and billed their customers for that month.

    When I complained, they sent me an unintelligible message about how much it has cost them to get this new server and how they were going to give every customer a free month in turn and how they were going to do a cash draw for their customers.

    I replied saying if they didn't want to uphold their promise of a trial I would move my hosting elsewhere.

    Their reply was:

    i dont take to black mail ... your choice goosd bye

    Regards,
    david

    They have suspended my account despite having two weeks paid-for hosting remaining. I cannot access any of my data and I cannot move my domain elsewhere.

    DO NOT USE THIS HOSTING COMPANY!!!

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  • La
      16th of Feb, 2011

    Look at this thread for shocking information about these people:
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1015692

    Open up your own thread on that site and tell people what they are doing.

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