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Anyone here use HostGator?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by frankcow, Apr 16, 2006.

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    I'm thinking of switching hosts to HostGator. Does anyone here have any feedback on this host, either positive or negative?
     
    frankcow, Apr 16, 2006 IP
  2. TheHoff

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    Tech support answers the phone and is generally knowledgable. I had one account removed from their shared hosting because of resource usage so they do watch for that. The price is right.. no setup fee and you only have to pay monthly. They get a thumbs up from me (coupon code in sig as well).
     
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    I use them for a couple of clients. They have great uptime and use the same data centre as my dedicated server so I know it is good. No complaints from me. I highly recommend them.
     
    nicknick, Apr 16, 2006 IP
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    EGS Notable Member

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    I use HostGator. Have been using them since January. Great host with excellent support, and a price you can't refuse.

    You can't go wrong with Host Gator IMO. I host over 50 domains with them. They are just simply great.

    Downtime is minimal...maybe an hour per month at the MOST ever. That was once.
     
    EGS, Apr 16, 2006 IP
  5. mystikmedia

    mystikmedia Jedi Master

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    I use them for a few sites. Very good as others have said.
     
    mystikmedia, Apr 16, 2006 IP
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    ferret77 Heretic

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    they're good you just have to watch your cpu and mysql usage
     
    ferret77, Apr 16, 2006 IP
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    I've used them for one site for about two months now. I haven't had any problems, so no complaints.
     
    jackburton2006, Apr 16, 2006 IP
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    RectangleMan Well-Known Member

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    Expensive plans with low bandwidth for shared hosting.
     
    RectangleMan, Apr 16, 2006 IP
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    ferret77 Heretic

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    are you kidding?

    hostgator is not perfect but can please state why you say that

    $7.00 a month for 50 gig BW for single domain hosting seems pretty reasonable
     
    ferret77, Apr 16, 2006 IP
  10. aaron_nimocks

    aaron_nimocks Im kind of a big deal Staff

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    My only experience is negative.

    I signed up for a dedicated server (a good one) and it said it would be setup in 3 days. After those three days past I called them up to find out they never did start setting it up and it would take another 3 days (which I didnt have) so I cancelled the order.

    But they were very sorry and promised me if I wanted to keep the order they would have it up in 24 hours but I couldnt wait that long.

    So its negative and somewhat positive. :)
     
    aaron_nimocks, Apr 16, 2006 IP
  11. frankcow

    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    I'm concerned about the CPU/mySQL usage comment.

    My sites run all kinds of applications (Joomla, WordPress, etc) that rely on mySQL. Should I be worried? Or are we talking about site that receive thousands of hits per day?
     
    frankcow, Apr 16, 2006 IP
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    I have to hand it to HostGator when I did get the boot for overuse of resources; they did something I did not expect. They sent an email notifying me of the overuse and then they moved the site to a temporary VPS account. They said I had a VPS account for one week, no extra charge, while deciding what I wanted to do with the site. The site in question does about 7500 page views/day (as well as serving external data to other sites-- probably the reason) and is mySQL driven however not optimized at all. I've had other hosts (*cough ASO cough*) who simply suspend the account and wait for you to respond. That got me mad enough not to use ASO again.
     
    TheHoff, Apr 16, 2006 IP
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    ferret77 Heretic

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    well there might be isuses then

    Cache everything you can, i use the pear cache module for most db sites, or sites that get lots of xml data

    And to be really safe, get a reseller account, in general if something happens to an add on domain ususally just that account is suspended, but if you get a reseller account if one of your domains is problem you know that definelty only that account would be suspended.

    Hostgator sells tons of hosting, if you go shared then you will be on sever with a lot of other people, so if one of scripts is messed up and it starts effecting everyone they will suspend that domain. But you can call thier support, you can im them or file a ticket and get response pretty fast.
     
    ferret77, Apr 16, 2006 IP
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    ferret77 Heretic

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    The only real compliant I have had about hostgator. I did get one bad tech who suspended a shared account with like 20 addon domains, because of comprimised script on one of the addon domains, but that seems to be the exception. I have had problems on other shared accounts and no one else did that.
     
    ferret77, Apr 16, 2006 IP
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    Have been using over 4 months and they have excelent service. I transfered all my domains to them from registerfly (which really sucks).

    Hostgator is recommended!!!
     
    Kalev, Apr 16, 2006 IP
  16. frankcow

    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone here had any experience transferring a database driven app from another host?

    I currently host 10 domains with a host that provides cPanel access. I'm hoping I can just perform a full backup, and do a restore to HostGator.

    Any thoughts?
     
    frankcow, Apr 17, 2006 IP
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    Good question frankcow. Im in a very similar position to you.
     
    Notting, Apr 17, 2006 IP
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    hostgator is good. I have been using them for almost 5 months. No downtime experienced though. REcommended!!!
     
    psyberweb, Apr 17, 2006 IP
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    resellerzoom has also been pretty good
     
    ferret77, Apr 17, 2006 IP
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    onedollar SEO Consultant for Hire

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    have been using hostgator for more than 18 months now. no problems here :)
     
    onedollar, Apr 18, 2006 IP