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Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by MasterMind313, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. MasterMind313

    MasterMind313 Registered Member

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    hey bhw is it safe to use hostgator and wordpress? I mean google says that 89% of people using these are likely to get hacked! what do you guys think?
     
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    Hmm, I don't think that Google say's that .. anyway you mean that you saw some sites in google saying that ..

    HostGator is well secured provider. However there is always a risk to get hacked if other account in the same server is under hack attack.. Then the hacker could have access to the whole HDD partition.

    Your main question should be " Would my website rank well in google if I host it with overselling company" . Remember that on shared account there could be more than 500 sites running on same IP :D
     
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    Hostgator is a great hosting company, with very friendly tech support.. but with any major/popular hosting company, you run a risk of losing your site if you are doing blackhat niches or illegal activity, warez etc.. if you're going to do that, it's best to go with an offshore host. And I wouldn't say "more wordpress websites get hacked using hostgator", I don't know where you heard that from.. but it's not true at all. Wordpress websites get hacked due to poor wordpress security, it doesn't have anything to do with your host.
     
  4. coitza

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    I doubt you will get hacked due to the hosting. because they have so many clients a lot of effort is put into security, a lot more than you can put yourself on your own hosting. Also there are backups and if anything happens you can just contact support and they will help.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Never seen Google say that.

    Hostgator is fine if it is your first site, but as soon as you start getting any decent traffic then move off of shared hosting.
     
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    Not sure about the hacking part, but you might end up with an 89% uptime or less.
     
  7. MasterMind313

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    wait wait wait just a minute, your saying if I use hostgator bc its so popular then my site has a less chance of being number one on google bc of all the competition out there?
     
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    No, nobody said that.

    EDIT: Looks like somebody did say that but I think they actually are referring to the shared hosting problem.
     
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    Go with site5 and wordpress and leave hostgator alone. It's been declining for years.
     
  10. fatboy

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    First off, yes, if you use Wordpress you will be a target for hackers, crackers and general no good doers. However, if you don't use nulled themes or plugins, keep everything updated as soon as updates are available and use some general security plugins (Wordfence being just one of the better ones) then you should stand up against them.

    However, with these hosting companies that cram as many accounts as humanely possible and then some to make more money from a server then you can guarantee that somewhere on that server is someone who doesn't give two shits about security. Perhaps they set WP up on their account to test something and then left it to rot. That account could, depending on the access they get from a hack, then compromise your account on the same server.

    For hosting, anything EIG related I advise people to run away from. They may be a huge money making machine but that doesn't mean they do things right. In fact the evidence shows that they buy different hosting companies, Hostgator included, and then cram all the users onto their own servers. That then cuts down on costs and ups the revenue.

    However, support goes out the window - they have the minimum support needed and the majority of the time its outsourced to some company that gets paid by the ticket. They need volume of tickets to make money so you won't get personalised support. YOu will be another cash cow on the hosting merry-go-round.

    Now, from your own side of things you have to weigh up whether you want to pay a few extra bucks and get a decent provider or penny pinch and go with one of the so called 'big names'. Back in the days when I had a couple of hosting businesses my prices were about 4 times (at least) that of Hostgator, GoDaddy etc and you know what, I still had more customers than I could deal with if things went tits up. However, I did the support, they got to know me and I got to know them. It was still business but had the personal touch. That helped when datacentres had outages, people were more understanding but believe me, they got their money worth out of me.

    There you go, a mini rant of a pet peeve of mine - base your hosting not on the price you pay, but the price you would pay when it all goes tits-up. So you say you make $xxxxx a month on your new super money making method, so why are you hosting with a $x plan? Just because they are 'popular'? Think long and hard, thats all I am saying.

    Sermon over :)
     
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    Expect the same to happen to Site5 as they have also been bought out by EIG, the same company that has ruined Hostgator ;)
    Think it happened a week or two ago - if you are on there, backup and run away!
     
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    robertomhuta Newbie

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    Well, Hostgator USED to be a great company. It no longer have the badge for 'great customer service'. If you try to send them a ticket it would take hours if not days to get a response. Used to love Hostgator, but not anymore.
     
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    so what hosting company do you suggest thatll work with wordpress. thanks for the sermon btw :)
     
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  14. fatboy

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    Look at your target audience, get a location near them - if a site is slow (either by location or overcrowded server or crappy transit) people will go elsewhere.

    Its horses for courses - target I have mentioned, you probably have a budget in mind, managed or unmanaged, disk space, bandwidth........I could go on :)

    My old bones normally grind if you ask for unlimited bandwidth and diskspace. If people can buy hard drives with unlimited space I need one for my desktop at home :)

    I can bore the bollocks off anyone if they want to talk hosting so feel free to grab me on skype if you want a natter, I don't mind helping most people :)
     
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  15. bermanHost

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    If you are using wordpress, my advice will be that you should go for managed wordpress