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Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

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  • Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

    Would anyone care to share their experiences with Zebra Hosting? I have contacted them with several questions and have not received a reply. Are they the only ones out there hosting AA? If you have dealt with someone else, I would appreciate hearing their name/web address. Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

    I use Zebra for 3 different machines at 3 different data centers. Nothing but great service and reasonable pricing.
    Shocked if Clive doesn't return your calls or emails.
    Chad Brown


    • #3
      Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

      Same with us: great hosting and support. Essential for us to render the service level we want to provide to our customers.
      No way that we look somewhere else to save a few dollars....
      Ger Kurvers
      Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
      Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2012 R2


      • #4
        Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

        Same here. I've used them for a number of years and have no complaints. I've had few problems but when I did I always got a quick response.

        John walsh


        • #5
          Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

          Rackspace for us all the way.
          Reed Brown
          ITOT Solutions, Inc.
          Alpha v12


          • #6
            Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

            I have had nothing but excellent service from Zebrahost


            • #7
              Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

              Excellent service from Zebrahost. I am surprise that you have not received a reply...must be a good explanation for that.
              I would advise you to give them a chance.


              • #8
                Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

                Totally agree with all the positive complements about ZebraHost. They are absolutely committed to providing great support.

                I recommend them most highly and without reservation.
                Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


                • #9
                  Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

                  Have use Zebra for 2-3 years now and they are first class, great backup & support.

                  Don't consider anyone else for your Alpha hosting...



                  • #10
                    Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

                    Mike, I might be exploring the idea of using Zebra Host before long. How did you try to contact them? email? phone? Have you heard from them yet?
                    Carol King
                    Developer of Custom Homebuilders' Solutions (CHS)


                    • #11
                      Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

                      I too have had a tremendous experience with Zebra Host. Clive has always been responsive, even during off hours. I will not go elsewhere.
                      Jay Talbott
                      Lexington, KY


                      • #12
                        I used the contact page on their website. Still no reply.


                        • #13
                          Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

                          Hi MRTankle,
                          I am sorry if we have not responded to your inquires I have not seen any of your messages come through as of yet but I am not sure what name you would be using in the contact form. Please feel free to contact us at or 844-469-3272 option #2.

                          I will be on the lookout for your message.

                          Thanks everyone for your positive feedback I always appreciate hearing good reviews of our service.

                          Best Regards,

                          Jason Chance
                          Manager of Web hosting and Support
                          ZebraHost L.L.C.

                          Affordable, Reliable Alpha Five, Alpha Anywhere, PHP, MySQL Web Hosting Serving Webmasters Since 2000

                          3850 Merle Hay Road, Ste 215
                          Des Moines, IA 50310
                          Toll Free 844-469-3272 Ext 2
                          International 1-515-418-9339 Ext 2


                          • #14
                            Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

                            Early this am I had a problem with my ZEBRAHOST site and literally before I finished posting my need for help. I received a reply from ZEBRAHOST that the problem had been rectified. ...Now that's service!
                            Thanks, Zebrahost! Again! Walt


                            • #15
                              Re: Thoughts on Zebra Hosting

                              ZebraHost is terrific. These guys are the most responsive I have ever experienced and I have been doing websites since it became possible to do websites.