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Just bought Virtual Dedicated with HostGator

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Virus1, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    Just purchased virtual dedicated from hostgator.

    Lets see how it all goes.

    I searched this site and a bunch of other sites for recommendations
    and although i got mixed results...
    hostgator seems to get the upper vote.

    I was using shared hosting with godaddy...
    but after sending 20,000 visitors in a 3 hour period...
    for almost two weeks.... everyday...
    it broke their server... their database platform got damaged...
    Its been weeks and they could not fix it...

    They recommended i upgrade to virtual dedicated...
    funny thing was... they never told me anything about sending
    that much traffic.... they said... a spike like that the system should be able to handle it.....

    so i followed their advice... and got a virtual dedicated
    but not with them... if they cannot fix the shared system
    they might not be able to fix the virtual dedicated...
    I did not want to take any chances.....

    sooooooo.... host gator it is...

    I'll keep you updated on any problems...

    I did not know they were in texas....houston texas
    I live in dallas.... so they are 4 hours away...
    well... its not like i am going to drive there but it makes me feel better
    that they are based out of texas....

    Anyone need my affiliate link or a coupon...just ask.. :)
     
  2. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    Like i said... i purchased virtual dedicted hosting from hostgator.

    A little concerned because i had never had dedicated hosting.

    I bought the 3rd level because its the lowest rate that is fully manage by hostgator.

    It comes with PLESK... replacing c Panel...
    PLESK is the shit...
    setting up subdomains is so easy and structured.
    plesk lets you divide your virtual dedicated into smaller units.
    all independent of each other.
    you decide bandwidth etc.

    database set up is lighting fast with host gator..
    with go daddy.. you would set it up .... and godaddy would
    take 45 mins to actually set it up....
    hostgator... the datbase create/setup is instant.....

    If you have been thinking about migrating over from godaddy...
    don't wait anylonger.... hostgator really is a viable solid solution.
     
  3. locknload

    locknload Newbie

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    Go Daddy is there to take money from the people that don't know what quality hosting is, or where else to find it. It is a total pain in the ass to set up a website. Shared hosting anywhere is ok if you have one site that doesn't get any kind of traffic.

    Nice that you graduated. Host Gator is decent, you should be happy there for a while.
     
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    yes... you are right.

    there might be better than hostgator... but for the moment...
    its looking real good for me... :)

    I really should of done this sooner...
     
  5. darkdk

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    HostGator isn't bad...for the most part. I've only used their shared hosting though to be honest. They were having server issues yet wanted to place the blame on my website(s). In fact, while downtime was very rare, they were down ONLY during the most important moments! For instance -- they were down during a Google PR Update. When I was trying to leave them, they were down right before the end of my billing cycle (I had switched to a VPS at this point and was ending my service with them).

    Glad to hear you got a managed package. It certainly makes things easier! Good luck.