Zyma Hosting Review – Find Out the Reason I Created This Site!
Were you too lured by the many giveaways that were suddenly started on all the leading and the popular blogs you followed? Were you too in such a need of a web host that you entered in the giveaway?
Did you win it? Well I did win the giveaway once and my very first WordPress blog was hosted on their own servers. I was more than happy to have my very own WordPress site as I wanted to become a blogger, I wanted to do something great in the online world and I wanted to become an Internet personality.
But my happy days didn’t last very long as the Zyma Hosting company started giving me some serious troubles but that happened when I had started 2 more blogs and they too were hosted with Zyma. Bad Luck always catches you!
How all the bad things started with me? What were the exact things happened? And why I think that they are the most unprofessional company on the Internet?
There were many mistakes that I did and I regret them to this day. I trusted them once again but only thing I got was another unprofessional attitude and behavior from the Zyma hosting company.
What Exactly Happened?
Zyma company started just like any other company would, with a lot of promotions to gain recognition and clients and building relationships with some leaders in the market. They got in touch with some highly popular blogs and conducted giveaways and offered free accounts to the winners.
Many bloggers won the free accounts and like this they got what they wanted. They started getting new clients and their promotional strategy was a big HIT!
As I said, I too won an account in one such giveaway and got my first site hosted on WordPress. I was a lot happy with the way my site was performing. People who visited my site were praising my site a lot as it was loading at really super fast speed.
Load time was less than 3 seconds! WOAH …..
They asked me what web host was I using and what other things was I doing to make it load at this speed. I wasn’t a technical person and still don’t understand this PHP thing and how the plugins work. So I only said that I am using Zyma hosting to host my blog and maybe that’s the only reason that my blog’s loading time is much better than others.
I was so happy with my host that I decided to get another account on ZYMA and start a new blog. I managed to get some money and bought the another hosting account as the free hosting account didn’t allowed me to add other domains.
All was well for the coming 2-3 months but that was just the good times and as you know good times don’t last long, neither does bad days. But what’s really BAD about those bad days is that they last really long and even when they are gone, they leave a really bad memory.
It All Started With Zyma Hosting Here …….
My blog got hacked. Not one, but both!
Both of my blogs were hacked. And when you don’t even have any idea how to get them back, you will be shattered? I was so disturbed the whole day that I only was searching for ways to get back my blogs in the state they were, with all the contents and all the rankings.
I got them back but man that was a really bad day!
But when I thought that it was just a normal attack of hackers on my blog, I got a call from one of my friend whose blog was also hosted on Zyma hosting servers. His blog was hacked too! And a quick search on the Internet and social networking sites made me realize that it was a massive attack by hackers and many blogs were hacked that day.
The best part (or worst part) was that each and every blog was hosted on the servers of Zyma. However I was happy that I had got both of my blogs back in the state they were but I wanted to secure them from any future attacks.
As I had already conducted some serious search on the Internet on ways to protect my blogs from future attacks, I knew one thing that plugins are not going to help me and I needed some codes that I could add to the .htaccess file and limit the permissions.
I contacted their live chat support system and asked the representative for some ways with which I could secure my blog. I specially mentioned that I don’t want any plugin recommendations, I wanted to know how to secure my blog via adding lines of codes. But what he replied with was a big list of so called WordPress security plugins.
I again asked him for a way to secure my blog without installing any plugin and the reply was the same, install this plugin and then install this plugin and that plugin and blah blah blah!
They told me that WordPress security plugins are the only thing that can secure my blogs. Bulls***!!!!
I forgot everything and was back to blogging and thought that the bad days have gone and now I should look forward to the bright possibilities that might lie ahead of me. But ……….
It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over!
Your account has been suspended!
One of my blog was suspended and the reason that they give me for this was literally a foolish one. They said that my blog was using a lot of resources and the reason for suspending the account was heavy CPU usage.
Now I want to ask you guys one thing, do you think that a blog that gets not more than 50 visitors a day, contains just 20 articles and only 6-7 plugins installed can use a lot of bandwidth and can cause heavy CPU usage? Do You think that there will be a big load over their servers with a blog that gets traffic next to zero!
However I did one good thing that I moved my other blog to another host and saved it from this crappy things.
I was getting a lot of brute force attacks and failed login emails again and again. I got so frustrated with Zyma hosting that I had now decided to move my all properties to other hosting services and say bye to the great Zyma.
I was much frustrated that I thought of writing a review about the Zyma hosting and let others too know that why it is a really good thought to stay away from them and get some other host to host your WordPress sites.
I posted a review on my blog and it even got ranked on Google and people were really thanking me to bring this matter to the public. There were many reviews about Zyma hosting coming up on many blogs and most of them, or I would say that all of them were negative reviews which came from bloggers that faced really bad experience with them.
I too was happy to have done some thing to save other bloggers from getting ruined before they could even start blogging seriously.
But The Unprofessionalism of Zyma Hosting Lies Here
My review post got live and was live for around 1-2 months on my blog. But one day, I received a mail from Zyma’s marketing team, from the Marketing Director who wanted me to remove the review from my site and they were willing to do whatever they can from their side.
I wanted to see how far they would go to get the negative content removed from my site so I started talking with them and man, they really got me there!
They offered me a BIG 3-figure sum (it was much for me at that time) to remove the post completely from the Internet, including the search result from Google. I was literally tempted and I accepted their proposal.
They paid me instantly and I was very happy to have got this unaccepted gift. I removed all the negative content from the blog and even the search result from Google. I was happy to have got this great unexpected surprise and my first big payment.
But that too lasted for only a month.
One day I logged in to my PayPal account and I found out that my balance was in NEGATIVE. Zyma hosting company has filed a dispute against me that I didn’t remove the content from my site.
Even after providing all the details to PayPal about the deal that was done, each and every email that we exchanged and the complete story inside-out, I lost the dispute and my balance went in to negative. (At the time of writing this post, the balance is still in negative as I don’t have much money to bring it to 0).
A Modus Operandi of ZYMA hosting!
This was not the case with just me. There were many bloggers who were paid by Zyma to remove the negative content from their websites but later a dispute was filed against them as well.
Most of the bloggers lost the case, and only some lucky ones were able to win it and get their balance back to 0. I was not one of them and that was the worst part.
They even were not replying to my emails and I was left with nothing to compensate the loss that I had in my PayPal account – the NEGATIVE balance, the RED fonts.
But Why THIS Site?
I didn’t wanted to post it again on my blog. I don’t have any particular reasons to give why I didn’t post it back on my blog, so I registered this domain name and thought this is the best way to get back at them.
At least my mind would be satisfied after doing this! I will feel better! At least I hope it works out that way!
So that was the complete story of me and Zyma hosting company – the worst hosting company. I hope that you surely would think twice, thrice before you spend money on buying hosting from them.
*** Don’t go even if you are getting it for free ***
*** And don’t spend a single dollar on them and go with a better web host ***
That was the true face of ZYMA hosting, their unprofessionalism and the BIG mistake I did of removing the review from my blog. Don’t go with them! NEVER!!!!