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Hostgator Shared Hosting Sucks Big Time

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by wooph, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. wooph

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    Just wanted to put out a friendly warning to any newer folks here who wouldn't know any better... Hostgator's shared hosting is just awful. I can't stress it enough honestly. My sites score at 96 to 100 for pagespeed and yslow on gtmetrix and I still have without exaggeration 10 to 12 second load times with this particular host. I have no idea who I will replace them with but for damn sure I am going replace them and soon. But you know, honestly it's okay that their servers are terrible but what pissed me off enough to make this thread was when I asked their support for help they basically just kept repeating that everything was fine in one of the most condescending customer service interactions I have ever had the displeasure of being on the receiving end of.

    Rant Over.

    -wooph
     
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    And so are all their related hosting companies like blue host and just host
     
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    it sucks since it was sold to another company
    change your host
     
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  5. Fiendop

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    Try and avoid mainstream websites that sell website / vps hosting. Newer and upcoming websites need to keep their prices competitive to afford to keep their website up and to keep sales up. there should be a few threads on here selling reseller web hosting that are fast and cheap. I wouldn't pay more than $3 a month for reseller hosting
     
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    Clearly they are overselling. Lucky they don't get to kick people out like United does.
     
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  8. littlewebdragon

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    Just avoid at least EIG companies and you should be fine :)
     
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    EIG companies are the worst companies to pick hosting for. Isnt hostgator a rule on here that you cant talk about them? *Yea they are that bad. lol
     
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  10. littlewebdragon

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    I'll just leave this list here and slowly walk away....

    2slick.com[22]
    AccountSupport[22][23]
    Arvixe LLC[24]
    A Small Orange[25][better source needed]
    ApolloHosting[22]
    AppMachine[26]
    Berry Information Systems L.L.C.[22]
    BigRock[27]
    BizLand[1][2][22][23]
    BlueBoxInternet[28]
    BlueDomino[22][23]
    Bluehost[11][29][30][31]
    BuyDomains[11][24][32]
    CirtexHosting
    Constant Contact[17]
    Directi[33]
    Dollar2Host[22]
    Domain.com[11][23]
    DomainHost[22][23]
    Dot5Hosting[22][23]
    Dotster[1][23]
    easyCGI[22][23]
    eHost[22][23]
    EmailBrain[34]
    EntryHost[22][23]
    Escalate Internet[22][23]
    FastDomain[29]
    FatCow[2][22][23]
    FreeYellow[2][22][23]
    Garin IT Solutions Co.[22][23]
    Garin Technologies
    [email protected][22][23]
    Homestead[35]
    HostCentric[22][23]
    HostClear[36]
    HostGator[1][30][37]
    HostNine[38]
    HostMonster[39]
    HostV VPS
    hostwithmenow.com[22]
    HostYourSite.com[22][23]
    HyperMart[2][22][23]
    IMOutdoors[22][23]
    Intuit Websites[35][40]
    iPage[22][23][40]
    IPOWER/iPowerWeb[2][22][23]
    IX Web Hosting[18]
    JustHost[41]
    LogicBoxes[42]
    MojoMarketplace[43]
    MyDomain[23]
    MyResellerHome[22]
    MySocialSuite[23]
    NetFirms[23][44]
    Networks Web Hosting[22][23]
    Nexx[45]
    PowWeb[2][22][23]
    PureHost[2][22][23]
    ReadyHosting.com[22][23]
    ResellerClub[46]
    Saba-Pro[22]
    SEO Gears[47]
    SEO Hosting[48][49]
    SEO Web Hosting
    Site5[47]
    Southeast Web[22]
    SpeedHost[22]
    Spertly[22][23]
    StartLogic[22][23]
    SuperGreen Hosting[50]
    Typepad[25]
    Unified Layer[47]
    USANetHosting[22][23]
    vDeck[51]
    Verio[52]
    VirtualAvenue[2][22][23]
    VPSLink[22][23]
    Webzai Ltd.[11]
    WebHost4Life[22][23]
    webhosting.info[53]
    Webstrike Solutions[22][23]
    Xeran[23]
    YourWebHosting[22]
     
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  11. littlewebdragon

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    I had no idea about that... It's starting to be really ridiculous...
     
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    dude, you can try siteground. even their cheapest plan can get you to <1 sec page load time with caching
     
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    Hostgator is beyond bad. And honestly, most of them as listed above. I worked on a client's Hostgator site a few months ago and it took almost 24 hours for their server caches to clear. It was like working in 1998.

    Also, I wouldn't go with Network Solutions or 1&1 either: equally bad.
     
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  16. littlewebdragon

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    And as I said recently in one related thread, head over to BHW marketplace and check out for yourself, there are for sure about half a dozen solid shared hosting providers and you can pick one that suites your needs best.
     
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    Alternately you can check Low end box, the website. They always have excellent hosting plans for super cheap. I snapped up a few myself.

    I have a hosting account with a seller in the marketplace. I pay $5 a month for reseller hosting. Never had one problem out of them. Excellent customer service.
     
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  19. littlewebdragon

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    This made me laugh really loud. :D Thank you.
     
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    The warning at the top of this section could have been your first clue.