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Do NOT go with Hostgator.com

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by ilook, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. BeauRepairsWebDesign

    BeauRepairsWebDesign Active Member

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    #61
    Seriously it will take you less then 1 minute to go in and remove the link get over it. For the price you pay its nothing and as people have said the Fantastico applications are not updated so its quicker to just install them your self.

    And as for speeds there hosting runs fast for me and the support is 100% every hosting company makes mistakes they have made there's.
    SEMrush
     
    BeauRepairsWebDesign, Jul 9, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. real_skinner

    real_skinner Notable Member

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    #62
    lol, first time I saw this post I really find it so funny. I was laughing out loud for Gator. And that was yesterday and today I really look for this thread coz I really wanted to saying something about this.

    The way I see it, Gator is coming cheaper and cheaper everyday, their promos looks so desperate and their site design looks like they could not hire any good web designer lol. And now this... lol...

    Now I am guessing that they might have change management or owner. :p

    anyway goodluck to those people under host gator.

    How about those reseller accounts?
     
    real_skinner, Jul 9, 2010 IP
  3. edy4desya

    edy4desya Peon

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    #63
    Oh, it's so useful information.
    Many times i wanna to host my web, but i get a new offer in hostmonster for good service.
    I have join hostgator affiliate, i'm blinded coz of the commission.
    This information make me open my eyes to careful to choose web hosting
     
    edy4desya, Jul 10, 2010 IP
  4. jamiesbeck

    jamiesbeck Peon

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    #64
    this has to happen only under special circumstances. i have DOZENS of sites with them and have none of this.
    They have been the best hosting company i have ever used.

    and their customer service is the best out there.
    if you are wondering about HG, id go to their site and click the chat box and ask them if this is the case
    and if so, then when does it apply or why.
    because i have no experience with this, even while using templates supplied by them.
     
    jamiesbeck, Jul 10, 2010 IP
  5. ilook

    ilook Well-Known Member

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    #65
    You should stop posting fake reviews with 87 posts.
    You might be an Hostgator employee and REAL customer reviews speak for themselves.

    Note for all users that say that they don't have the backlink on their blogs, please READ my first post.

    It happen on NEW blogs installed with FANTASTICO.
    So if you already had blogs installed, of course you did not see any change!
     
    ilook, Jul 17, 2010 IP
  6. EvanP

    EvanP Banned

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    #66
    A few sites i visit host with HostGator, as far as i know they're a good host with good up-time.
     
    EvanP, Jul 17, 2010 IP
  7. mentos

    mentos Prominent Member

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    #67
    I do very much agree with you as I open ticket with HG but they still no reply me and it already been 3 week.
     
    mentos, Jul 17, 2010 IP
  8. jamiesbeck

    jamiesbeck Peon

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    #68
    Give me a break. you think i am a HG employee hanging out at DP just waiting for you to comment??
    READ MY COMMENTS. NONE of them are about HG except this one.
    i dont work for hostgator morons.

    THIS IS A FAKE REVIEW.
    Host gator does NOT infact put on their sites.
    I have used a dozen hosts and they are simply the best.
    They have LIVE customer support that goes out of their way to help.
    Trust me, once you use HG you want go back to your old host.

    But if you are running anything shady, i wouldnt use them.
    They are a legit straight forward company.
    Im taking a complete stab here and guessing that these couple a'please
    are either using free hosting or are out of the U.S.
    because i GUARANTEE their US paying customers do NOT have to deal with this
    if they are on one of the 3 normal plans.

    GUARANTEED.
    Again, their customer support is untouchable and unbelievable.
    are they perfect, no, but they are head over toes better than anything else out there!

    DONE.
     
    jamiesbeck, Jul 18, 2010 IP
  9. ilook

    ilook Well-Known Member

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    #69
    Do i run anything "shady"? LOL
    Did you actually read my first post?
    Seems not...

    As mentioned i install a new fresh Wordpress installation on some of my domains, via Fantastico.
    When succeeding this installation that sneaky link plugin is installed and activated without any notification and agreement.

    So who's "shady" here?!

    Whispering the answer: HOSTGATOR
     
    ilook, Jul 18, 2010 IP
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    ~Monty~ Active Member

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    #70
    This is terrible. Very cheap trick played by Hostgator to get customers. Even after charging their fees they can play such cheap tricks, really sad to read this. Hope it is fixed soon.
     
    ~Monty~, Jul 27, 2010 IP
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    lcwadminbj Peon

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    #71
    There is a BIG difference between visiting a site and owning it and having it hosted with host gator - I know I WAS (note past tence) a reseller many years ago for them.
    I left because we were treated like shit. No Support , if we did get it the support morons never read the history to see at what stage a problem was at. We never got the same support person twice in a row on any ticket, so everything had to start from zero again and again and again and again and again..............
    Enough I think you get the message.
     
    lcwadminbj, Jul 28, 2010 IP
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    Ox2009 Peon

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    #72
    I got reply from Hostgator directly & happy with the explanation.

    They promised this thing will not happen again
     
    Ox2009, Sep 15, 2010 IP
  13. ilook

    ilook Well-Known Member

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    #73
    It's already happened...
    First 404 page hijacking, now this joke... both blackhat tactics.
    What's next?
     
    ilook, Oct 25, 2010 IP
  14. Adnan Firdous

    Adnan Firdous Greenhorn

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    #74
    TRUE.It's really hard to believe :(
     
    Adnan Firdous, Nov 10, 2010 IP
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    pradimani Active Member

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    #75
    that was very funny mentos with WHT !!!!!!
    cant even imagine , always lies.
    forget about these things.
    i have used hostgator, installed many cms and blogs and never found such an issue. But if you say, its like that I will never choose hostgator anymore.
    that will be a goodbye from many too.
     
    pradimani, Nov 10, 2010 IP
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    Karen Cruz Peon

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    #76
    I have had HostGator for 3 months now and I don't see this link you speak of on any of my blogs. I did use Fantastico to install it too. Oh well.
     
    Karen Cruz, Nov 14, 2010 IP
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    Allison Bricker Peon

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    #77
    As someone who recently switched from GoDaddy to Host Gator (3 months) my experience with them thus far has been utterly superb.

    Whereas GoDaddy always blamed the users for the notorious slow speed of WordPress blogs, the evidence is quite contrary and numerous as to it being GoDaddy's issue from their overcrowded servers.

    Further, as it relates to the nefarious "footer plug-in" it only appears if you use Host gator's script to install a WordPress blog, which is the same footer inclusion that GoDaddy uses when you use their magical-one-touch-slow-as-heck install.

    If you manually install WordPress by uploading the .ZIP package via FTP, extract, create a MySQL database - poof no evil Footer plug-in.

    Their "Hosted By" inclusion is no worse in my opinion than when a theme coder leaves their signature in the footer.

    Thus, in review, the speed of which my website now loads coupled with the excellent tech support 24/7 phone or chat and NOT outsourced all leave me very satisfied with Host Gator.
     
    Allison Bricker, Feb 14, 2011 IP
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    lcwadminbj Peon

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    #78


    Host gator have no right to add anything to their auto installers without notifying you of this prior to your using it. I strongly suspect it will be well hidden in the small print.
    The truth is Host gator and Brent's morals and ethics are very questionable.


    He tried to buy me off and pay me to remove my honest comment about them.
    How many more has he approached that have accepted the hush money???
     
    lcwadminbj, Feb 21, 2011 IP
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    soulspirit Greenhorn

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    #79
    Hostgator hosting has become very slow these days though this wasn't the case few months back for my website. I often see errors from hostgator on my website and its increasing day by day. I am waiting for my hosting period to complete so I can swtich to another better host.
     
    soulspirit, Jul 26, 2013 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #80
    You put up with crap hosting rather than "waste" a few bucks?
    Cut your losses and go now if it's that bad.
     
    sarahk, Jul 26, 2013 IP