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Long live Hostgator, down with Ipage

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by gingerbuzz, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. gingerbuzz

    gingerbuzz Junior Member

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    For any newbies out there wondering should they go with Hostgator, ipage or godaddy, i strongly recommend Hostgator.
    Hostgator have by far the best customer support - essential if like me you dont have a great deal of internet knowledge. I found they were always supportive, always fixed my problems and i was always happy with their service. The control panel was easy to navigate and everything is easy to learn/practice on.
    Godaddy - too difficult to get hold of any support and a bit more complicated plus too many annoying buy now offers etc.
    ipage - havent got a single good thing to say about them. i quite foolishly switched to them because they had a cheaper package and good reviews. Such a big mistake. Even though they have just given me loads of free add ons i seriously wouldnt recommend them to newbies.
    Hostgator gets my vote and yes i will be promoting them once i get my sites up and running again.
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  2. kedawarchief

    kedawarchief Newbie

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    I bought hosting with Ipages 2 days ago and I just asked for a refund, so complicated for no reason, and I ll still have to see if they ll refund as promised
     
  3. gingerbuzz

    gingerbuzz Junior Member

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    good luck on that. :D
     
  4. Alkanphel

    Alkanphel Junior Member

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    Yup Hostgator Trips over themselves to work with you. One of the best Customer Services Companies I have ever dealt with..
     
  5. Tony_Stark

    Tony_Stark Junior Member

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    HostGator is awesome!
     
  6. hameem

    hameem Elite Member

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    Don't know about Godaddy but if you run the same WP site both on Ipage/fatcow and Hostgator you'll see the difference in loading speed. Hostgator loads faster. So yea, HG over iPage/Fatcow.
     
  7. -ReX-

    -ReX- Power Member

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    I have the godaddy ultimate package and I love it. I have had a couple of issues and l have called their support number, I have never been on hold for more than 1 minute and their support is based in America and not a bunch of Indians (no offense intended, the offense is aimed at the companies). You can understand them and they are very helpful (know their stuff). I have had hostgator and after buying their hosting I was given an Id check. After they replied to that 2 days later I uploaded my files and ran a mybb forum. About a week later some came on skype and said that my site was suspended. I found out later it was because I used to much resources. After switching to go-daddy I have never had any downtime at all.
    Thanks for reading my rant :p
     
  8. blackhatgalaxy

    blackhatgalaxy BANNED BANNED

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    east or west...HOSTGATOR Is the best........:):)
     
  9. dbyrn

    dbyrn Power Member

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    Godaddy is soooo pathetic in hosting. It was my first hosting account. I was really amazed when I left godaddy and found a decent hosting. Godaddy is ok for domaining, hosting is a bad joke.

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  10. Inquisitive

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    The ipage cpanel is actually so weird and complicated but yes Hostgator is by far one of the best in this business.
     
  11. codo3500

    codo3500 Regular Member

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    Hostgator is the only one I've had experience with. Watch out with high volumes of sporadic traffic. I done a product launch on one of their highest grade VPS's, got around 20k hits in 2 minutes. They shut me down. I even cleared it with them before the launch, they told me it would be fine. I lost thousands. We live and we learn, I was just a newbie and didn't know any better.