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    Default Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    I am officially moving my site to a new host. I am sick and tired of Hostgator. It's seems like some new issue with them every other day.




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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Hostgator was good 2 years ago and now lots of people have problems mainly with their DNS server.

    I decided to leave hostgator, when they decided to move my shared web server without telling me. So i lost 24 hours of website update.

    Also sometimes there are very long web server responses (checked by using monitor.us)

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Pack your bags and move to another host. I am going to do this tomorrow. Those gators destroying my sites.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    hmm they are having fucking issue with there server for only 2-5 users online the process runinng and the cpu usage is too high beyond expected
    After concluding everything,I have come to the point to show them something to fix

    1. Check the hdd path of your data i.e scroll below the cpanel and check the Home Directory:- /home/
    2. Goto server status ,there you will see the path /home/ find the status is it bad or good and contact the hostgator pointing them that something is wrong for which there is silly issue with your hosting

    My problem solved

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    I really can't understand people whinning about a host provider.

    I mean, doesn't work for you? Just change it! Don't whine/b*tch about man!

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    From my experience its best to have a few providers - all hosts have their problems after all.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    I think I'm allowed to wine. Consider it a review. Their service has been great since 2013. Everything has been downhill from there. I don't want to contact support every time my site has problems. I'm also tired of solving the issue myself. I've promoted hostgator when I was happy with their service now I think I'm can wine a little.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Yeah, hostgator was sold at the beginning of the year, it's no coincidence they suck now. Or rather, they're just "average" now.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    I've been having downtime and really slow loading times for the past 2 weeks too. Can anyone recommend a better hosting service that has a better track record for this year? Hostgator were fine for me for around 8 months but have gotten worse

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Only thing I dislike is their prices. I run a few dedicated boxes and a few shared accounts. The shared account prices I think are great. But the dedicated are:

    375x2
    175

    Paying $500 in dedicated fees and $50 in shared. BUT, I hardly ever have downtime. Except for that cluster fuck last month. I do get shutdown sometimes on a shared box but it is usually my end as you can only stretch so far with traffic. I will move eventually because I am burning money

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Here's a golden tip:

    Avoid any hosting company in this list, you will be amazed (recent purchase by EIG was hostgator and again proved to be catastrophic): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enduran...national_Group

    Another tip? Search for hosts with their own datacenter (check about company section, etc) and some good years of clean history.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    i have also facing same problem. but i move my websites to geniushost.in they are good & cheap. they provide canada webhosting with lite speed server. no downtime till today.
    This member has been permanently banned from BHW.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Before 2-3 weeks ago or maybe more alot people have troubles with them for about 3-4 days(me too) now everything is working good so far for me...

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    No problems since ever, but recently much slower loadings times.. considering switching... but where to??

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Ive taken a beating by the gator the last year as well. I try to diversify my hosts and sticking with gator has been bad for business lately. DNS probs etc...

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Not to mention Hostgator likes to self-advertise themselves.

    They even go to the extend to create accounts in forums or even comment on people's blog to argue that hostgator is good, .etc.
    Can't believe they go to the extend to pay for positive reviews, create dummy accounts to post positive experience/review, .etc.

    Anyone remember this thread?
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackha...ator-down.html

    I pointed out that the 2 posters joined the same date and, strangely, immediately post to that thread saying good stuffs about hostgator.

    I brought up the coincidence and one of the guy (JohnnyEnglish) created a thread afterwards insulting me indirectly and claiming he is innocent and isn't affiliate with hostgator.

    But what's ironic is that both of them has never logged in since 18 August, the day when I exposed them.
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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    I have bought hostgator hosting and very happy with it. I am not facing any problem in their service and in my website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Jackson View Post
    I have bought hostgator hosting and very happy with it. I am not facing any problem in their service and in my website.
    you were lucky enough to be on a different node or maybe your sites weren't migrated yet

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Using hostgator and didn't face any problems yet.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by nihalsad View Post
    Using hostgator and didn't face any problems yet.
    You were luckier, maybe no server migration for you. Two of my old shared accounts were moved and then hell released, after weeks of getting tired of daily downtime I finally made the switch to other hosts.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Totally agree. I will not recommend Hostgator any more. Slow load speeds and migration resulting in down time. Also, you can add Bluehost to the list too. Avoid EIG owned hosting brands.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    I use hostgator for a few clients and I don't have any issues.

    I'm not recommending it. Nor demoting it - just saying I'm not having any issues. Like others said, there are a shitton of hosts, don't waste any time complaining about it.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Let's wait if it gets worst or doing great with the new management.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    My sites got migrated but were back up within an acceptable amount of time 8-16 hours I think.

    No other issues really.

    I just hope they were upgrading the hardware.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    If you overuse their CPU , they `ll suspend your account without notice

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    I never register to the same webhost twice, maybe have 20-30 sites on 1, then move and find another. You should always try and select a host that gives you cloudflare CDN so if they go down your sites still up.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panther28 View Post
    I never register to the same webhost twice, maybe have 20-30 sites on 1, then move and find another. You should always try and select a host that gives you cloudflare CDN so if they go down your sites still up.
    It doesn't matter what host you use, you can use Cloudflare regardless

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    I had some issues tonight with HostGator and my sites were down for about 15 min. Since the EIG takeover, they have sucked and probably will never get any better.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    I am using hostgator as well and apart from that downtime last month, I haven't face any downtime. But the server response time is slow. More often than not, I find my sites loading slower. May be this is the beginning of the end.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    what kind of issue can you please elaborate

    Quote Originally Posted by kimosogi View Post
    I am officially moving my site to a new host. I am sick and tired of Hostgator. It's seems like some new issue with them every other day.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    I've used Ipage for a while and I wasn't thrilled but wasn't disappointed either, just unsatisfied with their cpanel... decided to try out hostgator for a new site and its been nothing but a big headache. I'm gonna attempt to cancel and get my 45-day money back guarantee. waste of time

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    So far so good, I think their servers are sluggish but then again so was FatCow. I think it's more a matter of WordPress themes not running efficiently along with the plugins.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    HostGator is no longer the original Hostgator, they have been acquired by EIG? and they just kept the name the same, there service is definitely not what it once was and that's for sure, if your going to get a new host make sure that you find out if EIG is the real owner of the company or you will just be buying the same thing.

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    For how long have you used them?

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    Default Re: Hostgator Blows! Anyone else having problems?

    Hostgator offers nice services about hosting and they are old. Few weeks ago I had read a thread like another company bought hostgator. Maybe they did some new changes



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