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What hosting do you guys use? I am thinking of switching from Centex hosting...

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by BlueBuzzy, Mar 8, 2019.

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  1. Getrektmate

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    I will say again, do you really want to see if is a bad hosting of BHW or Hostgator? DDoS Attacks happen, not because you want or you deceived or because your own enemies. DDoS Attacks happen with frequently. You just have luck.

    When your website got target with DDoS Attack, you will see Hostgator sending an email to you saying to searching a new home.

    Or in worst case, you will be null-routed or your website will go down for days.

    It's funny, do you think Hostgator is good? For you is good, but their network isn't good. Isn't prepaired for attacks, it goes down easily and to go back online is not easy like I said, the probability of their kick you from their network is huge.

    Let me be honest with you, who uses hostgator is websites that doesn't have credibility. A good website or blog always will choose a good hosting provider with DDoS Protection, Firewall and a decent speed and support.

    Hostgator is part of EIG, just because you say you are with them 9 years that isn't a argument. There are a lot of FAKE REVIEWS or AFFILIATES websites and blog talking good of Hostgator to earn money or paid posts to promote the "illusion that hostgator is good"

    I didn't see this today, I see this a lot of time. In forums, blogs, and many other plataforms.

    Hostgator is a joke, when you receive a attack you will certainly cry and go out with them, but if you don't received nothing in 9 years, that's because your project isn't famous, when something is famous always will have people trying to takedown, hack, steal etc.

    If you don't believe me, pay a stresser / booter and DDoS your own website and you will see if they will suspend you or kick you from their network. Why? Because they don't have DDoS Protection, in 2019 that is shameful.

    Blazingfast.io have a nice support, of course always will have people saying bad from something, that's normal. But Hostgator have more. Do you think is only hostgator? See the complete list of hosting providers of EIG Company and go check all reviews you will see a lot of reviews.

    If very funny to see in 2019 Hostgator doesn't have DDoS Protection, if they have is very simple. How, but how do they demonstrate to like customers so much! Ahhhh..

    The bad way is you will waste to much time to do that. Recommending Hostgator with affiliate link on your profile / signature is a good way to start thinking you work with affiliate of hostgator and you are defending them because you earn money just because of that.

    I don't will talk anymore about this, but when I see someone like you using Hostgator the first thing I do, I laugh. Seriously.

    If you are a seriously guy, search for Hosting that is serious and worry about your experience, your security and privacy. And not with the empire of money of EIG.
     
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    You keep telling me Hostgator isn't good and I should search for a better company, but again, I have almost 10 years of experience using them. Never had any issues in almost 10 years. So, where is the problem for me? Lots of others have the same experience.

    Here is a good website that gives reviews for hosts and talks about all the GOOD and BAD and has hundreds of reviews from users on different hosts:

    https://hostingfacts.com/

    You can see that EVERY host has users who have had bad experiences and good experiences.
     
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  4. supervitallica

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    I use hostwinds. Used their support a few times and was happy with the outcome. Got my site to load in 300ms. That's fair enough for me. They have more down time than my other host though.
     
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    Understand the fact that Shared hosting is a compartment of VPS which itself is a compartment in dedicated server. If the neighbor site in shared hosting is overloaded obviously you will be affected with your site behaving abnormal.
    Question: So then what is the solution ?
    Honestly, if you are tech geek, go for AWS hosting, its free for initial year and their hosting is known world wide with having largest user acquisation in the year 2018. But if you are not, then go for the managed cloud hosting. I would recommend cloudways because i am having a great experience with my clients site hosted on AWS. So far i am just chilling in my business marketing while they are looking after server pain in exchange for a small fees.
     
  6. Getrektmate

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    Stop please, are you trying to trolling me? If yes, please stop. I'm laughing hard.

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    Seriously, are you sending a blog that the first best "TOP" hosting is from EIG? With affiliate? Without a decent homepage? The first you see on homepage is a TOP Web Hosting with affiliate links. Are you kidding right? It's suppose to recognize that they are good?

    Read, seriously read is better before recommending to see a blog promoting a lot of EIG companies lol: https://www.reviewhell.com/blog/endurance-international-group-eig-hosting/

    Hahahaha, Is this what you send people to prove they are the best? With affiliate links? Please, no one will take it serious. Only deluded people, fall into this. Smart people laugh.

    Take some time and check this out: https://researchasahobby.com/full-list-eig-hosting-companies-brands/

    I will stop here, I never said Hostgator isn't good for you. I never said that you will have problems. What I say is for most of people Hostgator isn't good.

    And yes you have reason, I'm losing time here. After see you recommeding such blog, my best to do is go away and stop replying.
     
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    Just as a general rule, my advice is to never blindly trust a recommendation from anyone who would profit from the deal.

    Reviews with affiliate links are not meant to be honest, they're meant to be ads. And I have no doubt that at least some of these "review" pages are run by other BHW members who would never touch these companies for their own projects.
     
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    Under the laws of the United States of America and many other countries, affiliate referrals must be generally honest. A lot of people only promote things they use themselves or have had positive experiences with personally. Again, your comment is really ignorant, because it can be proven that I was recommending Hostgator before I ever had an affiliate account with them. You can find thousands of positive reviews online where people are not profiting from giving that review.

    What's funny to me, is that the guy above you quoted some blog as a source for truthful information about EIG brands, but guess what, THAT PERSON IS ALSO USING AFFILIATE LINKS to refer people to other hosting. So, you don't trust anyone online? Hmm.

    So, the source I post to are lies, because they use affiliate links, but the sources he posts to are honest, but they also use affiliate links.

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    Really intelligent arguments taking place in this thread...
     
  9. BassTrackerBoats

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    EIG sucks.

    Hostgator sucks.

    So do the majority of the other hosting services owned by them.

    I cannot even remember all the hosting services I have used but HG was one and they suck.
     
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    In your opinion. In the opinion of many people, BHW sponsor Hostwinds sucks. But funny nobody is attacking them. I've only used 1 host: Hostgator. Works perfectly for what I need. Never had a need to use anything else. I have literally never experienced downtime with my sites hosted with them. If it ever happened, I didn't see it. I have literally never had a complaint from them. I have access to 24/7 customer support with responses in minutes. If it's slow loading, I don't notice it personally, all of my sites seem fast and whenever I do tests with 3rd party tools, I get good ratings on load times. I see a lot of people saying they suck, but very few people giving objective arguments for WHY they suck and WHY other hosts are better. The only things I can see from my research is that Hostgator shared hosting is "slower" than many other hosts.
     
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    You have not been touting Hostwinds here - you have been adamant about Hostgator not sucking.

    Not an opinion, it is experience, Chief, I've used them as well as a bunch of other EIG services.

    I've also used Hostwinds for sites since you brought them up. Peter from @Hostwinds can share my experience with them if he chooses to do so.

    As to HG details here you go:

    1) Shared hosting with them is slow.
    2) Service from customer support is lacking.
    3) Problem with your site and needing a backup restored - too effing bad.
    4) You're insignificant to them as they don't care if you come or go.
     
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    Using WPX Hosting and was using Siteground previously for sure
     
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    using WPX hosting since last month and its absolutely amazing with support. I can vouch for them and also comes with free SSL.

    Never ever go with A Small Orange - pathetic support with no security.
     
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    Right, I haven't been talking about Hostwinds, but literally every page in this section is advertising Hostwinds, as part of a deal between BlackHatWorld and Hostwinds. I am just saying, I find it interesting that everyone is so ready to actively attack me, and my opinion about Hostgator, but not mention Hostwinds or other hosts in the same light. Someone else on the very first page of this thread did recommend Hostwinds. Surely Hostgator/EIG companies are not the only hosts people have had bad experiences with, and I just think it's interesting how much people seem to HATE these companies.

    Experience doesn't change something from being an opinion or not. If it's not an opinion, that means you don't believe it to be that way, but rather it's objectively that way as proven through irrefutable evidence, also known as, a fact. But I do appreciate the condescending use of "Chief." Your experience differs from my experience, which causes us to have different opinions.

    Sure, Hostgator shared hosting is considered below average in terms of speed. However, that will also likely not matter to the average user. That's objective feedback that can be proven. I have no problem with that. I personally have never experienced that as an issue for me. It may negatively effect my search engine results or website visitors experience, but it's not been enough of an issue for me to change hosts, as everything else has been very good with Hostgator.

    I personally have always received top notch customer support from Hostgator. This is an opinion. Your experience obviously differs from mine. The support agents I reach have always gone above and beyond for me, been knowledgeable and polite, and they do have 24/7 live chat and phone support. That is my opinion. I have never experienced anything where I would say support was below my expectations or lacking.

    I am not sure why you say Hostgator will not help with restoring backups. They definitely do. They have talked me through it doing it myself on Live Chat before, and my understanding is they will do it for you for $25.

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    We are all insignificant to basically every webhost that is commercially available. Nobody can expect a single webhost to bend over backwards for them, because at the end of the day, they are a business who cares about making profit. If it is profitable for them to assist us, we can expect them to. If it is not, we should not expect them to. This is definitely not something that is exclusive to Hostgator. I don't deal with Hostgator as a company or their owners, I deal with employees of Hostgator, and the employees have always treated me as a valued customer. Again, you might prefer a more personal touch of a small company, that's a personal thing that isn't going to change the user experience of most people.
     
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    I'm not attacking you nor your opinion.

    I'm sharing my experience.

    In fact you actually called me out stating my response was an opinion and I stated it was not opinion but rather experience.

    Hostgator sucks.

    Plain and simple.

    And I'll not deviate from that commentary as I've done business with them on several levels and was past disappointed.

    Heck, let them sue me in a court of law for libel and I'll be fine with that as well. Neither one of us will like the experience but I'm sure I'll come out smelling like a rose with the documentation we have on one of our hard drives.
     
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    Please re-read the first few words of my comment. "AS A GENERAL RULE".

    I was not speaking to you or about you, I was speaking about all recommendations, across all industries.

    Not everything on this forum is about you, the rest of us are allowed to have our own opinions too. You've reviewed the company NINE TIMES so far in this thread alone, don't you think that's enough to make your point?

    The op asked for reviews, not a threadjacking argument about every negative HostGator review being fake. Now will you please let the discussion continue peacefully, or are you going to resort to more name-calling and threadjacking?
     
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    I was with Hostgator for 6 years, hosted over 50 sites with them, never had a single moment of downtime that I noticed. Don't have much to say about their support, mainly because I only had to use them once (and they responded on live chat very quickly).

    Don't have any personal experience with their DDOS protection (or lack of according to some people here), but if you're really concerned about that just use Cloudflare as well.

    I'm sure people have had bad experiences with them, but several million (including myself) have had no issues with them at all. Sure, they're owned by a scummy parent company, but they offer cheap and cheerful hosting, so thats the big issue?
     
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    1- Namecheap
    2-Hostgator

    by the way i don't like any hosting absolutely. they all have pros and cons but i recommend this two variants.
     
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    I have migrated several clients away from EIG, and here are my experiences so far.

    1. For anything more than a static HTML page, loading times are typically 8-10 seconds. After the migration, with zero updates to the code or site configuration, the loading speed is typically under one second.
    2. When a site does go down, ticket response times are almost always in days, compared to my usual hosting companies that will answer in under ten minutes. (I personally avoid any company that takes more than 30 minutes for their first response.)
    3. Although the issue is relatively rare, some of my clients have reported double and triple billing, as well as continuing to charge their card after the service has been canceled. Since EIG policy is to only offer credit toward future bills, the only way to get a refund is through chargebacks.
    4. One client (against my advice) moved from HostGator, to BlueHost, to iPage, and let their staff handle all the transfers (at a cost of $25 each). Throughout the entire process, the issues remained, and THE IP NEVER CHANGED. In short, they charged $50 in transfer fees, but the site never actually switched servers.
    5. I had one client whose account and domain were suspended for "high resource usage" due to having 75 visitors in one day. They only relinquished the domain after I threatened a UDRP claim, but they would not allow a download of the site or emails, and they refused to refund the remaining hosting credit.

    Personally, I liken EIG to be the Ikea of hosting. If all you need is something cheap and disposable, with minimal load, it's great. But if you're looking for something that will withstand moderate to heavy usage over a longer period of time, you may want to go with someone else.
     
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