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HostGator suspended my site

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by shiloskitty, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. shiloskitty

    shiloskitty Newbie

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    I have five sites hosted with HostGator. Four of them get ok traffic. One of them is getting about 900+ hits a day. HostGator suspended that site because it was causing a high load on the server, and due to this affecting all of the other accounts on the system. Can anyone recommend a good, not real expensive, web host that's not going to pull chicken shit stunts like this. Excuse the language, but I don't pay them to suspend my sites.
     
  2. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    Were u running autoblogs?

    If so next time use a plugin called w3 total cache to keep server load down.
     
  3. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    900 hits is nothing....

    sounds like your SQL database was
    corrupt...

    I had that with godaddy...
    was hitting a shared
    hosting system with 10,000+ hits in less than 2 hours..
    it did well for about 2 weeks...
    then it just sucked all resources
    down...
    if I just send 300 visitors.. it would bring all the sites down..
    everyone that was hosted on my ip...

    it was a corrupt SQL database....
     
  4. zj09ff

    zj09ff Newbie

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    I think you will always have this risk with shared hosting (which I assume you are using). The situation is similar among different hosts, although some shared hosting withstand moderate traffic more successfully than others.

    Another factor is the app and DB that you are running, not just the amount of traffic.

    Perhaps you should consider higher category hosting such as VPS or private server. My logic being that a decent VPS anywhere else should be better than a shared hosting at HostGator. Not biased though, I myself using HostGator's shared hosting.
     
  5. supervortex

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    Same shit with Hostgator has happened to me several times. Most recent is a shutdown several weeks ago. After tweaking the site multiple times and removing plugin after plugin, I still cant get the server load down enough for them to unblock the site. I keep hearing more ppl say they have had the same trouble with Hostgator. My most recent problem was an autoblog with about 5000 or so posts.
     
  6. supervortex

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    I tried installing w3 total cache to solve my problem as well. The plugin reduced the server load somewhat, but still not enough to get the site unblocked :(
     
  7. ScrapeBoss

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    The general rule is to use VPS, reseller or dedicated for autoblogs.
     
  8. vortexcube

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    Super lame. Guess that's the risk you take with shared hosting though.
     
  9. Mac UG

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    Call their tech support as suggested already and see if they can help sort out the problem.
     
  10. CoyoteAssassin

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    I had mine suspended for mailing. I had it for over one year and cranked out over 1M from a shared account. Not a bad run.

    I've never heard of a shared hosting account shutting you down for traffic. That REALLY stinks.

    I send a lot of traffic to my HostMonster site. Maybe try them...
     
  11. RAYRAY7

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    Reseller acct is probably the best way to go or just get a nice vps. This is the foundation of your business, so do not go with the lowest priced option!

    I presently use hostgator reseller accts and no problem, but always having to upgrade because the sites are growing!
     
  12. londonscouse

    londonscouse Newbie

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    Problem isn't traffic but something internal - as someone said corrupt d/b or a plugin gone mad, etc.

    Same happened to me last year. Quit shared hosting and get a VPS - host gator will proabbaly help you move you sites if you upgrade with them. I pay $50 for a scalable vps deal - it's well worth the money.