Complaint Review: AdvanDate
AdvanDate AdvanDate is a scam, Rick Jacobson is a scammer Wyoming Internet
*Consumer Comment: Fake 20000 "clients" websites
*Consumer Comment: AdvanDate fake positive reviews practices
*General Comment: AdvanDate is a scam, I agree
Advandate has a very buggy script, and they are dishonest. I say this having fallen to them as a customer. I purchased the script to have on my own hosting and had Advandate install it. They stated they needed to have Shell Access for the install.
What they needed shell access for was to sabatoge the normal settings of the independent hosting company I was using over theirs, so it would appear that their script did not work on that host, and I would be forced to enter a monthly contract for hosting with them.
I say this with knowledge as I later moved to another host on my own, and simply uploaded the zip myself, without any shell access, and guess what? It worked!
Fortunately, I had a very good hosting company that alerted me to the sabatoge right after the install, as all of my sites went whacky--I hosted several sites on one account, and when Advandate screwed with the Shell settings, they through off ALL of my sites.
Maybe if I had one site I would not have been tripped to this dirty trick of theirs, but it backfired on them. My USA host fixed the sabatoge, and guess what? The Advandate script worked fine. If that wasn't enough, the handful of support items I submitted to Advandate on my paid support tickets, were incompetently handled.
They always seemed not to know how to figure it out, it must have had something to do with egads, my independent hosting company, but of course it would all be fixed if I paid Advandate to host me! Fortunately I was able to search online on my own, and figure out and solve the mysterious problems they said they couldn't figure out, and I am no techie! They did solve a couple of little things, but the major support item I needed and wanted---guess what? They tried to find a way to make me pay more money for this item to be fixed. And that has been their tactic---try to milk you for all kinds of money once they have you as a customer.
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