Looking for reliable host outside Hostgator family

by EvcRo
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I finally decided that Hostgator is a shit host and prepared to relocate my websites.

I would like to hear about good hosts that offer VPS's with minimum downtime and no maintenance on thursday-friday like the brainless monkeys from hostgator do.

And no Endurance International Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , it's same poor thing.

thanks
#family #host #hostgator #reliable
  • Profile picture of the author blueclcl
    I use digital ocean, it's cheap and has been quite reliable for me so far.

    You can also use server pilot with this if your not to clued up on running your own vps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Pratt
    I use digital ocean its cheap, but an even cheaper route is Amazon ec2

    Amazon is the only place I know that you pay for what you use. This helps those first few months when you have very little traffic on your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author feral
    I use Hawkhost. Never had a problem with them and been with them for a good while now. Had difficulties with a couple of hosts before them but these guys are good. BTW I'm with you re Hostgator, they are one of the hosts I tried and dropped like a hot potato. I have no idea why they're so popular.
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    • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
      Originally Posted by feral View Post

      I use Hawkhost. Never had a problem with them and been with them for a good while now. Had difficulties with a couple of hosts before them but these guys are good. BTW I'm with you re Hostgator, they are one of the hosts I tried and dropped like a hot potato. I have no idea why they're so popular.
      I will add another vote for HawkHost. Been using their hosting since 2011 with no problems whatsoever.
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  • Profile picture of the author v7web
    I have been using Crocweb for a few years now. Never had a problem and the support is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by feral View Post

    I'm with you re Hostgator, they are one of the hosts I tried and dropped like a hot potato. I have no idea why they're so popular.
    They used to be a good host, at one time. Past tense.

    Unfortunately, EIG's business model appears to be to take over as many hosting companies as possible and gradually turn them all into unreliable customer service nightmares.

    Originally Posted by EvcRo View Post

    I finally decided that Hostgator is a shit host and prepared to relocate my websites.
    Yup. Same here.

    Thanks for starting the thread, and good luck!

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    • Profile picture of the author Ravikanth
      @Alexa,
      You should really give digital ocean or ramnode a shot. They offer cloud VPS at really economical prices.

      I know that it is a little bit of learning but it may well be worth it. You can use the duplicator plugin to transfer your wordpress sites. There are guides which show that.

      From what I see from your previous posts you should really be able to pick up whatever you need to know.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Thank you, Ravikanth!

        Originally Posted by Ravikanth View Post

        From what I see from your previous posts you should really be able to pick up whatever you need to know.
        Noooooooo, far from it! I'm technophobic and incompetent. I'm very willing to pay inflated/premium prices for inflated/premium customer service and support, because I'm always the person who's going to need it. I can find ways of screwing up techie things that other people wouldn't even dream of.

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      • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
        Originally Posted by Ravikanth View Post

        @Alexa,
        You should really give digital ocean or ramnode a shot.
        I can tell you from first-hand experience that she and most people around here (including me) won't benefit from it. I have a friend who recommended DigitalOcean to me and I signed-up for a plan before I did any research. It turns out they only provide you with access to the server and then ... "you can do whatever you want from there." They don't offer support for installing WordPress or for maintaining it. They only offer support regarding the server you're using to host whatever you host.

        DigitalOcean is meant for developers, not for people who know little-to-nothing about coding or server commands or whatever that activity is called.
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        • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
          Originally Posted by Lucian Lada View Post

          DigitalOcean is meant for developers,.
          Yet most developers won't get anywhere near that company.

          Why? Because they lie about it being a "cloud". It's not. It's a normal VPS, and does NOT use cloud infrastructure. To them, it's just a buzzword, where "cloud" is a synonym for "online". The term has been raped.

          DO is also degrading in performance as their customer base grows. It appears their pulling an EIG, and overstuffed servers rather than allocating new ones for new customers. Cram 'em in!

          There are better servers for devs.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    You can go with Photonvps. Digital ocean is also a good and economical option.
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  • Profile picture of the author ulianov
    I prefer Bluehost. I host 4-5 site there, 2 Amazon Niche Sites and 3 Clickbank review sites without any problems
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    • Profile picture of the author Delario
      Bluehost is like hostgator! Forget it, they have cancelled one of my accounts over night!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    What is Digital Ocean?

    I heard Namecheap is pretty darn legit when it comes to hosting.

    (One of my friends recently said they rock. Perhaps will give them a try).

    That being said, I'm waaaaay too lazy to move all my hosted properties without doing a lot of homework first.
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    • Profile picture of the author vdubinin
      I use Bluehost and I know many great internet marketers use BlueHost. Never had any problems with them and their support is awesome.

      Another one is WP Engine, it's more geared specifically for WP blogs, heard great things about them.

      Hope it helps...
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Guys, Bluehost is part of EIG!

        The OP is (wisely) asking about hosting companies outside "the Hostgator family".

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        • Profile picture of the author Sangfroid
          Liquid Web is very good. Not super cheap, tho'.

          I am thinking of checking out Namecheap. I bought some
          SSL Certs from them. I am new with SSL Certs and they
          provided excellent support.

          The question is whether you can get unique IP addresses
          at your host. And if they offer unique B, C, or D IP addresses.
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      • Profile picture of the author Delario
        Originally Posted by vdubinin View Post

        I use Bluehost and I know many great internet marketers use BlueHost. Never had any problems with them and their support is awesome.

        Another one is WP Engine, it's more geared specifically for WP blogs, heard great things about them.

        Hope it helps...
        Here is one! Bluehost terminated all of my domains because they was saying it was against their TOS. After 1 Week discusion they gave my data back and I could move to an other hoster. (AmeriNOC) If you like your Data forget Bluehost!
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      • Profile picture of the author crunchor
        Originally Posted by vdubinin View Post

        I use Bluehost and I know many great internet marketers use BlueHost. Never had any problems with them and their support is awesome.

        Another one is WP Engine, it's more geared specifically for WP blogs, heard great things about them.

        Hope it helps...
        Bluehost is also belonged to that group now so stop talking about it in this thread, many people recently saying it is so bad after that group bought it, it is in my trash list.
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        • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
          Could you tell us more about these charts? It looks like they're snapshots of very narrow and different timeframes. Do you have anything that shows a larger sample? Also, it would be important to know something about the platform where these tests are run and what kind of connectivity they have. Also, are these testing the same application on both servers?

          Charts and graphs say a lot, but it's good to know what exactly they are saying.

          Originally Posted by Michael Bely View Post

          If your website is important to you, IMO it totally makes sense to pay a couple of bucks more than cheap everage hosting price.

          At the same time, not all 'a bit more expensive' hosts are equal.

          As a part of my research and case-study, I reviewed one of EIG hosting. So you may compare the two charts below. Keep in mind that both companies are from the same price range (10-15 USD/mo).

          A bad performarnce (slow site, downtimes), an EIG hosting:


          And a good performance (stable good speed). EuroVPS hosting that I use:


          Server response time differs in tens of times!

          P.S. Bluehost also belongs to Hostgator family (because they both belong to one parent comapny EIG), so be prepared for a known pattern of oversold and overloaded servers.

          P.P.S.: more about horrors of EIG hosting you may find in the web and especially on webhostingtalk.com. And the full case-study on FatCow, if you are interested, is here.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I have been using Host4Profit for years now and am always happy with them.
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    Best host: Dreamhost.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      I've also heard very good things about LiquidWeb, and they're on my shortlist.

      (Namecheap isn't an option for me as a host, however good, because they happen to hold all my domain registrations and I don't want to move them).

      I'm also considering hosting all my sites in the UK, because I have a good and trusted UK host. I say this only because I don't care about Google rankings at all: I wouldn't for a moment suggest it to anyone who does. (I may well decide not to do this, but it's little a bit tempting, given that I have very happy experience of it with my one UK niche site.)

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      • Profile picture of the author iconoclast
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post


        (Namecheap isn't an option for me as a host, however good, because they happen to hold all my domain registrations and I don't want to move them).

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        Why is it a bad idea to have your domains registered at the same place as your hosting?
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        • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
          Originally Posted by iconoclast View Post

          Why is it a bad idea to have your domains registered at the same place as your hosting?
          If you have problems with the host and you domain is registered elsewhere, you can simply change the DNS to point to a new host. Some hosting companies hold domains "hostage". Some fail to renew them, etc. Best practice, keep them separate.
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  • Profile picture of the author RevenueGal
    I used Stable Host for a few of my sites and they've been very reliable and super affordable.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenW3
    Useful 3-part article on HostGator and EIG (from August 2013)

    HostGator Alternatives
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  • Profile picture of the author rahmat
    You can use Digital Ocean. It provides more flexibility (unlike shared hosting) and with the reasonable price.

    If you use wordpress, there is an easy server setup in the digital ocean's main panel. You don't need to configure the server.
    But if later you want to configure your server, you can always outsource the process.

    You can get a free $10 credit when 1) you use affiliate link and 2) deposit $5. Go find the link in Google. Alternatively, you can follow digital ocean's twitter account, they regularly announce promo code.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Brinkster is not cheap, but they have super consumer service. Also, they got both ASP and PHP if you need it, but the problem is price. I have had a good ride so far, but that could change soon. For example, look at host gator which was a great company. Sadly, they got bought up. Still remember HG back when they were in cypress creek many years ago. Oh, all those warm memories. Do hope the best for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    When you ask a legal question on the WF, most people caution you
    not to take legal advice from an internet marketing forum. Well, I take
    the same advice when it comes to hosting as well. Go where the experts
    hang out. So when I wanted to choose a host I went to a webhosting forum
    and asked a question and most people recommended wiredtree.com.

    I have been happy with them for three years now.

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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I can only vouch for Yahoo Webhosting. I've been using them for the longest. But make sure you don't settle for the hosting provider that has the lowest price. They have a low price for a reason - along with free webhosting services. When i was in college, our professor had us set up a project with 1&1 domains and freehostia. Was *sketchy* at times, but got me an "A+". But hurry up and pick one... dont waste a week trying to figure this out. It's time to get out there and start marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author emigre
    I would suggest going to webhostingtalk.com for the latest updates on web hosts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    I will try to use namecheap in some of my sites and see how reliable they are. Namecheap support never failed me with my domains.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by sid2014 View Post

      you can use fatcow.com
      That's another one that's now owned by EIG.

      The OP is (wisely) looking for a hosting company that isn't part of EIG.

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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
    Hi there,

    Just been through horrendous week with all my client sites hosted at Hostgator going down several times....

    I see that HG support has deteriorated quite badly over recent months and they are certainly not delivering the kind of service I need for my clients...

    Ok so please provide recommendations of which hosting companies are considered to be the best out there....

    I am currently using a reseller/shared program at Hostgator - hosting html, Wordpress and .mobi websites.

    Reliability/redundancy, speed and IMMEDIATE support is vital to me....

    Appreciate your input...

    Regards
    Greg

    Admin closed down my thread so I posted same question here....desperate to find a great alternative asap!
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    • Profile picture of the author artgirl
      Originally Posted by Greg Cooksley View Post

      Hi there,

      Just been through horrendous week with all my client sites hosted at Hostgator going down several times....

      I see that HG support has deteriorated quite badly over recent months and they are certainly not delivering the kind of service I need for my clients...

      Ok so please provide recommendations of which hosting companies are considered to be the best out there....

      I am currently using a reseller/shared program at Hostgator - hosting html, Wordpress and .mobi websites.

      Reliability/redundancy, speed and IMMEDIATE support is vital to me....

      Appreciate your input...

      Regards
      Greg

      Admin closed down my thread so I posted same question here....desperate to find a great alternative asap!
      Hi Greg,

      I know exactly the frustrations you're going through. Been there...done that!

      Your first step is to get your sites off of HostGator today...not tomorrow but today.

      My top 5 providers are:

      1. Liquid Web
      2. NameCheap (Yes, NameCheap ROCKS and their hosting and support is amazing)
      3. Site5
      4. Crocweb
      5. DreamHost

      You can read more at http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...companies.html
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    Again, for those that need know...

    Don't use:
    - Godaddy
    - Yahoo
    - 1&1
    - Dreamhost
    - the 50+ EIG brands, including Hostgator, Bluehost, Justhost, iPage, Fatcow, and a crapload of others

    @OP -- The "Hostgator family" is EIG. Hostgator ceased to exist more than 2 years ago, and is just a shell of its former self, existent in name only. The old HG company is gone, and has been gone for a long while.

    There are MANY better hosts out there that are not these 5 crappy ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author Red Eagle
    A reliable host is a secure host. If your host is unsecure, it won't be reliable for very long.

    I tested several hosting providers recommended. Some scored an A for security, others get an F!


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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I moved from HG to GD to Arvixe.

    Arvixe is where I will stay, unless something drastic happens.

    Their customer service is some of the best I've ever experienced and they are very affordable.
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    • Profile picture of the author artgirl
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      I moved from HG to GD to Arvixe.

      Arvixe is where I will stay, unless something drastic happens.

      Their customer service is some of the best I've ever experienced and they are very affordable.

      Brent, I've had several bad experiences with Arvixe's servers and their support.

      Hopefully, things will be better for you. I wish you the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      well I use siteground so far so good

      support is instantly via live chat 24 hours every day .

      Just that price is quite steep....well I feel is their service provided especially on the support...any time any day they will be available for help

      for me seriously is noob on hosting stuffs etc ....
      some host need to wait for their e mail ...and due to different time zone is hard to communicate...
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  • Profile picture of the author elcidofaguy
    Wow I didn't realize how many hosting companies are owned by EIG - looking at the wiki link provided by the OP... With that in mind my vote goes for Inmotion Hosting! Very reliable, can scale up easily and with great 24/7 support....

    In addition I personally hate hosting providers whom have their own proprietary backend systems with hidden costs which are counter intuitive and impossible to use (thinking godaddy here lol)... So for me another important factor is provision of cpanel...
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  • Profile picture of the author bluewell
    I had several years with Bluehost which is OK, now I use linode which is good too!
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  • Profile picture of the author JNano
    Liquidweb is probably the best I've ever used, along with linode for some stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author anynewsbd
    You can try with BlueHost , this is another good hosting company like HostGator.
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    • Profile picture of the author a2hosting
      Originally Posted by anynewsbd View Post

      You can try with BlueHost , this is another good hosting company like HostGator.
      He has specifically mentioned that he does not want to use HostGator, and BlueHost is in the family of EIG hosts along with HostGator.
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    I recommend inmotion hosting
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  • Profile picture of the author carlo_sim
    Use liquid web! fast reliable service with 24 hourive chat
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  • Profile picture of the author SEMaster
    I'd recommend you SiteGround and Arvixe. Both works well for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author PhilCarson
      I'm curious as to why nobody has mention web.com - Are they unreliable? I'm also using HostGator, and was looking into alternatives today. Also, once I switch to another host, will I still be able to access my older email messages from my HostGator account? Right now I have about 20 domains hosted there with numerous email addresses...
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    I recommend WebHostingBuzz. Very good support.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProductReviewGuy
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    I use Siteground for my hosting and I have never received 1 downtime for the whole time I used them which is just over a year. The sites are speeding fast and the support is amazing. I highly recommend them.
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    I only use WebHostingHub . Love them, great hosting packages and fantastic 24/7 online chat support! can't go wrong with them! they have good affiliate program too!
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  • Profile picture of the author ProServices
    Digital Ocean is becoming popular. I've heard so many people recommending it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kulwantnagi
    HostGator has really started creating shit by giving too much down time. I had few sites hosted there, but all are low traffic websites.

    Last month I shifted my site on ASmallOrange hosting. Till now it's working perfect for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by kulwantnagi View Post

      HostGator has really started creating shit by giving too much down time. I had few sites hosted there, but all are low traffic websites.

      Last month I shifted my site on ASmallOrange hosting. Till now it's working perfect for me.
      Also another EIG/HostGator "family" brand...
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  • Profile picture of the author talking
    Quality hosting services are available from a2hosting.com and keenweb.co.uk.
    These hosts have no downtime and servers work with no glitches.
    Prices are affordable.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrwayne85
    I had the same problem with my hosting provider intersever.net. I had a vps and paying $35 per month. slow server response time. ans slow site speed especially in wordpress admin area. After many days of research I found Managed WordPress Hosting - AskForHost Affordable Web Hosting Services.

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      • Profile picture of the author GlenH
        Try HostDime.

        Amazing support, and they've been in business for 12 plus years
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        • Profile picture of the author Slade556
          Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

          Try HostDime.

          Amazing support, and they've been in business for 12 plus years
          Same with HostGator. They've been in business even longer, the company was founded in 2002. Yet they managed to scare clients away lately.
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          • Profile picture of the author niles
            After having problems with Host Gator, I went with MDDHosting. Them seem good to me. The cost is about $7 per month.

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            • Profile picture of the author PhilCarson
              Okay, I'm about to become "Mr. Unpopular"...

              I've been with HostGator for about a year now. I've never had a problem with them. Today I had to use their support (live chat) for the first time. The support guy was extremely helpful, and gave me the solution that I needed. See my post here for the problems I was having.

              I am not an affiliate for HostGator, but am seriously considering adding them to my "repertoire".

              Hey, I gotta give credit where credit is due...
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              • Profile picture of the author iconoclast
                Originally Posted by PhilCarson View Post

                Okay, I'm about to become "Mr. Unpopular"...

                I've been with HostGator for about a year now. I've never had a problem with them. Today I had to use their support (live chat) for the first time. The support guy was extremely helpful, and gave me the solution that I needed. See my post here for the problems I was having.

                I am not an affiliate for HostGator, but am seriously considering adding them to my "repertoire".

                Hey, I gotta give credit where credit is due...
                I've been with HostGator for like 6 years and I haven't had a problem with them. I haven't used their customer support in a long time but when I did, they were quite helpful. Even so, I'm taking note of what everyone is saying in this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raymond T
    Do yourself two favors:

    1. Stay far away from Dreamhost and InMotion Hosting.
    2. Sign-up for WP Engine immediately.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert02011
    Yes i can suggest AIOP i use them for all my Websites and have never had a problem and the price is reasonable
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  • Do you consider VPS or dedicated server?
    If you know nothing about setting up server, Wordpress and all this stuff you can outsource it, but in long perspective it will be much more cost-effective and flexible than any hosting. You can also ask to install zPanel for you. I've never used it myself, but as far as I know it's similar to cPanel.

    My recommendations are DigitalOcean or Amazon for VPS, and Kimsufi for dedicated server.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by AlexandrZolotukhin View Post

      Do you consider VPS or dedicated server?
      If you know nothing about setting up server, Wordpress and all this stuff you can outsource it, but in long perspective it will be much more cost-effective and flexible than any hosting. You can also ask to install zPanel for you. I've never used it myself, but as far as I know it's similar to cPanel.

      My recommendations are DigitalOcean or Amazon for VPS, and Kimsufi for dedicated server.
      I'd HIGHLY recommend against using zPanel - it's been exploited countless times and appears the project has been abandoned. If your websites mean anything to you in terms of security, stay far away from zPanel.
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  • Profile picture of the author creztor
    I know that feeling. I left hostgator because I received an email about signing up for hosting and was eligible to receive a discount, so I emailed and asked since I was already a customer could I get discount applied? Answer was no, I said OK, cya, and they tried to keep me by saying I could have the discount but already made up my mind to leave.
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    Hostbig is work great and it is only $12.00 per year
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny33
    I can recommend a variety of different web hosts that will make you wonder why you didn't leave HostGator and the other EIG hosts long ago.

    VPS - Check out WiredTree or Future Hosting
    Shared Hosting, WordPress, Magento - Nexcess
    Cloud VPS - DigitalOcean, Cartika, Atlantic.net
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  • Profile picture of the author fulfilledlife
    I'm hosted with Hostgator too, unfortunately still have like 9-10 months with them, but will be moving once this time runs out.

    Planning to move to BigScoots, seems like lots of positive reviews and not a single bad one.
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  • Profile picture of the author drschool
    I've tried tons of different hosting and I left both hostgator and bluehost. Bluehost's customer support was terrible. Sometimes I had to wait 3 weeks for a reply.

    I'm currently using namecheap and so far I'm happy with it. I'm also currently testing out another new, less-known and very cheap hosting company and I'll let everyone know in the end if its good or not.

    And to answer the question why hostgator is still so big even though they suck...a lot of it is that their affiliate program is better than the others (or at least more well known).

    I stopped using my Hostgator affiliate link though, because I won't promote or endorse a product or service that I know sucks.

    So, my 2 cents = if you have to chose between hostgator, namecheap and bluehost....namecheap is the best option.
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  • Profile picture of the author HostZealot
    I cannot help but to recommend our company services. 6 POPs worldwide, top-notch hardware (our own Supermicro enterprise level systems with SSD caching for 5x file throughput speed), and REALLY 24/7 support. Response time for ticket is almost instant and issues are solved in hours, not weeks.

    What else can I say? We do treat our customers well, as we value each customer, they are not just numbers. We run regular promotions and provide decent discounts, up to 50% in certain cases. Long-term customers can ask for even more discounts, which are usually provided.
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  • Profile picture of the author sciguy40
    Stay away from HostNurse. They're the reason I'm reading this thread

    This is the second time in a couple of months that ALL my sites have been down for 5 hours or more.
    The last time it took almost a day to get service back.

    Yet their website boasts a 99.9% uptime record ... someone needs to send their asses to MATH CLASS
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by sciguy40 View Post

      Stay away from HostNurse. They're the reason I'm reading this thread

      This is the second time in a couple of months that ALL my sites have been down for 5 hours or more.
      The last time it took almost a day to get service back.

      Yet their website boasts a 99.9% uptime record ... someone needs to send their asses to MATH CLASS
      This doesn't guarantee you will always have that. It basically means if they fail to provide it, you will be compensated per their SLA terms for the difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    I did a lot of research and ended up signing up for MDD hosting. Didn't find one bad review about them. So far so good.

    Sumit.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by Sumit Menon View Post

      I did a lot of research and ended up signing up for MDD hosting. Didn't find one bad review about them. So far so good.

      Sumit.
      MDD Hosting is a reputable company. Good choice.
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      • Profile picture of the author iconoclast
        Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

        MDD Hosting is a reputable company. Good choice.
        I like the MDD website and I like their hosting packages. I might give them a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
    Originally Posted by EvcRo View Post

    I finally decided that Hostgator is a shit host and prepared to relocate my websites.

    I would like to hear about good hosts that offer VPS's with minimum downtime and no maintenance on thursday-friday like the brainless monkeys from hostgator do.

    And no Endurance International Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , it's same poor thing.

    thanks
    Amen to that. We switched over as well. Hostgator used to be good, but wow have they gone downhill fast.

    We use liquidweb.com and have been nothing but happy with them.
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    • Profile picture of the author PhilCarson
      Has anyone worked with web.com? They're obviously quite big, but not part of the EI Group. Like I said above, I've had no problems with HostGator personally, but would like to keep my options open.
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  • Profile picture of the author Erick Griffin
    I am sure someone has said this before but cast my vote for Namecheap. I have been with them for a few years now and my site has only burped once for about a minute.

    I heard HostGator was bought out a few years back and now their servers are in a crowded co-located facility. Which means the sites compete with everyone else for bandwidth. I don't know this for a fact.
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  • Profile picture of the author rr1455
    HI,
    I agree with you.... I am using buzy bee in Colorado. Ask to talk to Kevin, they are going to expend to LA also. I think you will be happy. contact sales@bzybhosting.com
    Phone 719.924.3222
    I have a vps with them and have been very happy. I get lots of traffic.
    Roger
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    • Profile picture of the author prafulla
      Originally Posted by rr1455 View Post

      HI,
      I agree with you.... I am using buzy bee in Colorado. Ask to talk to Kevin, they are going to expend to LA also. I think you will be happy. contact sales@bzybhosting.com
      Phone 719.924.3222
      I have a vps with them and have been very happy. I get lots of traffic.
      Roger
      Well my experience with BzYBHosting has been horrible. Too arrogant and unapologetic for their own goof-ups

      We had VPS plan with bzybhosting with R1Soft backup subscribed.

      Accidently we got 2 Gb data deleted for one of the domain on 5th July , which we reported on 7th.

      We were told that they restored it on 8th.

      We noticed after we days that bzybhosting restored of 6th / 7th - so effectively we lost our data

      as they say now that they don't have our data.

      Interestingly when we raised this issue with them - bzybhosting say we don't have data any more

      and started accusing us for the abuse.

      After realizing that they have goofed -up - then started threatening us to terminate our services arbitrarily.

      I made huge mistake by believing their marketing claims.

      regards
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  • Profile picture of the author crunchor
    Originally Posted by EvcRo View Post

    I finally decided that Hostgator is a shit host and prepared to relocate my websites.

    I would like to hear about good hosts that offer VPS's with minimum downtime and no maintenance on thursday-friday like the brainless monkeys from hostgator do.

    And no Endurance International Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , it's same poor thing.

    thanks
    The group is horrivble, it even found a way to remove the list from wiki so people cannot easily tell which hostage comany is under it.

    Originally Posted by feral View Post

    I use Hawkhost. Never had a problem with them and been with them for a good while now. Had difficulties with a couple of hosts before them but these guys are good. BTW I'm with you re Hostgator, they are one of the hosts I tried and dropped like a hot potato. I have no idea why they're so popular.
    Because it was ok before the group bought it, then the group spent so much on marketing but decrease the hardware, service, support cost a lot to maximum its profit.
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