Hosting company Pear Hosting said it had paid nearly $2.8 million in late fees and late fees to customers over the past year, and it’s taking a big hit.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday, the company said that customers who have paid the company for their web hosting have been receiving “negative feedback.”
The company said it has also been “forced to increase our hosting fees” and pay more for its software, which it says is “not up to par.”
“This is the result of many years of bad behavior from our customers, who have continued to use our services without upgrading or even paying for upgrades,” Pear Host, a division of CloudFlare, said in the filing.
The company says that since the filing was filed, customers who had paid Pear Host for their hosting have had their hosting fees increased by about 15%.
But that doesn’t make Pear Host happy.
“It’s time to say enough is enough,” said CEO John Jansen in a statement.
“Pear Hosting will continue to be transparent and open with our customers and our customers will continue their complaints to the appropriate authorities.”
Pear Host is a part of a growing list of online hosting companies that have been paying to keep sites running, according to The Information.
For instance, GoDaddy, HostGator, and DigitalOcean, are among the most prominent examples.
The Information says the complaints are coming from customers who use the services of these companies.
“They want their money back, and the only way they can get it is through arbitration,” said Michael Fagan, director of the Center for Digital Democracy at the Brennan Center for Justice.
Hosting giant HostGators and CloudFlares are two companies that host some of the most popular websites on the internet, including Twitter, Instagram, and Netflix.
But hosting companies aren’t the only ones getting in on the web hosting game.
Companies like GoDaddy and HostGiant also sell web hosting services to other companies that are making money.
“The business model for these companies is to give away their servers and to make money,” said Fagan.
HostGigi is a provider of hosting services for a variety of websites, including Netflix, Spotify, and Facebook.
But GoDaddy is also the largest hosting company in the United States.
“We’re getting hammered for the most part,” said GoDaddy’s chief financial officer.
“But we have a big advantage over the others.”
GoDaddy recently announced a major change to its business model, which will let it charge more to the web host it hosts.
That change will allow it to offer more generous terms for hosting, which in turn will attract more customers to its service.
But for now, Hostgigi says that it’s not able to make a profit, as it is forced to increase its hosting fees.
“In the long term, we’re going to be forced to raise our hosting prices,” GoDaddy CEO Paul W. Davis said in a company blog post.
“There are a lot of reasons why we’re doing this.
The first and most obvious is because our competitors have taken a big bite out of the business.
But it’s also because we’re the only provider who has access to the huge amount of data we have.”
HostGigging has long been a popular way for web hosting companies to make extra money.
Companies have been charging hosting companies based on how much customers have used their sites, or how many new customers have signed up.
Hostgigging, on the other hand, allows companies to charge more than they are actually paying.
Host Gigi says it is now making more than $1 million a month.
But that number isn’t sustainable, and some customers are saying they’ve decided to stop using Host Gigigi.
“Hosting companies that can’t make any money off of our customers are being punished by law enforcement for the very behavior that they were trying to protect them from,” said Jansen.
“I don’t know how anyone can make a living off of this.”
And, as many people have noticed, Host GIGI has been taking a beating lately.
The FBI has arrested a host for his role in an attack on Twitter last year, which caused a huge outage for many people.
But other companies like HostGIGI have been facing more problems, including issues with their websites being hacked.
“This was a huge wake-up call for Host Giga, and we were just trying to catch up on all of the work we’d done,” said Davis.
The Federal Trade Commission has also begun looking into Host Giganics alleged deceptive practices.
The FTC said it will begin a “whistleblower investigation” into HostGiga, which is also currently embroiled in a lawsuit with a former HostGini client.