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Host Gator and Godaddy? Opinions?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by GORKA, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. GORKA

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    I'm bought 3 years of hosting with host gator, and registered a domain with godaddy for 3 years.
    But after this purchase I made 4 months ago, I'm kinda regretting it, because of the shit im hearing about them.

    I'm started to hear to some really bad things.
    I'm thinking about canceling and refunding my stuff.

    What do ya'll think
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I've used HostGator for about 2 years for one site and I have clients who have used GoDaddy for 7 or more years.

    GoDaddy is fine for domains, but don't ever use them for hosting. I have a client who wanted to keep their site on GoDaddy and their site speed is terrible (3-5 seconds; 90% of that being caused by the server response time). A couple of other clients I have saw the same slow site speed, and in one case a client complained about their e-mail system being equally as slow, before I moved them to a different host that is.

    HostGator is okay for hosting. I can't say I've had too many issues with their servers and their server response time is certainly a lot better than GoDaddy's by a long shot (>1 second). However, my main issue with them is their support. I've contacted their support several times, and on a couple of occasions it seemed like some of their support staff was under-trained. What this means is that unless you're knowledgeable about diagnosing issues on your site that can only be resolved from their end, don't expect their support to provide you with the answers you're looking for.
     
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    They are both OK to get started with, once your sites start getting some real traffic you may want to upgrade then.
     
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  4. GORKA

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    Ight, lol Im refunding my host gator acc right now
    They said I couldn't get a refund, its all good.

    Ill just hang on to it for 3 years, see where it will take me.
     
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    I'm afraid of my credit card getting charged after 3 years lol.
     
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    Go to the billing section of your customer portal and cancel any billing agreements you have with them.
     
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    I have a Hostgator reseller account. It's good. Though customer support is a bit slow, they were able to solve all my problems and issues.

    Every host has bad reviews, especially one that's a big company. Ultimately, it's your own experience with the company that matters. If you're no longer happy, then move elsewhere.
     
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    Both companies are doing fine for me. I have my domain registered in GoDaddy and my hosting is with HostGator, also both have great after sales service.

    That's my experience for both of them :)
     
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    The majority of people recommending HostGator and GoDaddy are affiliates cashing in on the naivety of the common person.

    So I suggest not using them, but recommending them to others using your affiliate link.

    /jk
     
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    lol though these 4 months I've been with them, I had no issues.
    yea I guess I can agree with that, every company has negative reviews making them look bad.
     
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    Odds are your CC will expire before the 3 years and they won't be able to auto-charge you. Check the "Good Thru" or "Valid Thru" date on your card and I'm sure it will not be as long as 3 years.
     
  12. GoDesain

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    don't know about godaddy hosting.. but for hostgator,
    try shared hosting and install wordpress + add template in it without content
    speed to slow, server response above 5sec.. ask customer, she said this because my theme..
    ask theme developer he show me on demo.. wow.. Y##$#JHGJ ( can't say anything )
    he recommend me DigitalOcean to build my own vps hosting.. ( nginx, mariadb, hhvm with php7 fallback and wordpress = 1sec respond server)
     
  13. GORKA

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    lol true