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Does Hostgator allow "nulled" scripts?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Freestar100, May 12, 2010.

  1. Freestar100

    Freestar100 Registered Member

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    I am wondering if Hostgator is allowing its members to use "nulled" scripts/plugins/softwares most especially in autoblogging?

    In addition, what are the best hosts for autoblogging?
     
  2. RebelMaster

    RebelMaster Junior Member

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    Not sure how any host would know whether a script is nulled or not. A script is just a script to them. I doubt that they go around to every site and look at all the software to see if it's legit or not. As long as the software wasn't causing any issues to the server, I doubt they care.

    In the unlikely event some owner of the "nulled" software were to complain to the host that you were using an unauthorized version of their software on your site, then maybe the host would ask you to take it down.

    IMO, I doubt you have to worry. ;)

    RM
     
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  3. Freestar100

    Freestar100 Registered Member

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    I see. Actually I am just worried because it is really clearly written in the TOS. Who would want to have an account suspended, right?
     
  4. JF911

    JF911 Registered Member

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    Many, many auto-bloggers are using nulled scripts, with various hosts, including Hostgator.
     
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  5. essares1

    essares1 Junior Member

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    TOS will always be there for legal purposes. That doesn't mean they have the time and resources to spare and look for every nulled script on their hosting. Don't worry you are fine.
     
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    lord Junior Member

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    they don't allow it, but ... they'll never know right ?
     
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    They won't know unless they get complaints from the script creator, in which case they'll only take action if it's a reputable company complaining such as vBulletin, or if they have some evidence/threats to backup there claims.
     
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    azura Newbie

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    hostgator isn't an offshore hosting.
    so the consequence is too big if your sites goes popular.
     
  9. Deviance

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    If your site gets too big or popular you should purchase the regular script anyway.
     
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    You'll be fine as long as you just use your head, they can't keep track of what everyone has on their servers and like someone said above: if you don't give them a reason or do anything that will get you complaints, you'll be fine.
     
  11. RebelMaster

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    EVERY legit hosting service has a similar TOS. The reality is that is not likely the host will know anything about your scripts and most likely don't really care unless, as others mentioned, the software creator makes a complaint.

    IF the script is properly "nulled" in the first place, then you tell me how likely the creator will find out about it.

    You just have to weigh what you think are the real risks. If you're here on BHW, you're most likely taking risks all the time anyway by using many of the methods provided here.

    IF one is that paranoid then maybe one isn't cut out to do this stuff online.

    If it's gonna make you sleepless at night, then you really only have two choices:

    1 - Buy the software

    2 - DON'T use the "nulled" software

    Anyway ... IF you keep your sites backed up then even if the host, for whatever reason, shuts the site down, you just move to another host.

    My 3 centavos anyway! ;)


    RM