Leaving HostGator for...?

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I have some sites on HostGator and a few on WP Engine. HostGator is great on price, but I recently got a post that went viral and my servers went caboom. WP Engine is great but their limits on traffic are ridiculously low.

I would love to get a VPS but I have no time or interest in learning on how to manage that stuff. What do you guys think would be the next best step after HostGator? I'm thinking maybe managed VPS where I don't need to do anything, but how expensive will that be?

Any advice is very much appreciated. I want to move by February 1st. Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal B
    I have been with Hostgator for a long time and I have to say their service has really gone south.

    First of all, my sites had reagular downtimes so as you can imagine I was not happy...

    I said okay fair enough, it's time to upgrade my hosting package and for something real fancy! But nowadays you cannot talk to a human being at Hostgator, I mean live chat, unless you are preparred to wait at least 30 minutes. And I have experienced this with Hostgator several times.

    So some of my peers mentioned Site5's cloudhosting solutions. I was reluctant to leave Hostgator, I thought I give them another try... But things were kept going pearshaped so I started chating with site5.

    To my surprise their live chat is pretty much instant, and their support ticket turnaround time is fraction of Hostgator's.

    So I have signed up with them, as I said I went for cloudhosting which is just below VPS but better than the basic shared hosting. That's enough for me and if you want to read the fancy language abaout their hosting package I suggest you check out their site.

    So all in all, I am very happy that I have left Hostgator
    (just about to close down my hosting).

    If you are looking for a Hostgator alternative, I strongly encourage you to check out site5. You will be surprised how much better service they provide than Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author zcrafts
    Originally Posted by TLondon View Post

    I have some sites on HostGator and a few on WP Engine. HostGator is great on price, but I recently got a post that went viral and my servers went caboom. WP Engine is great but their limits on traffic are ridiculously low.

    I would love to get a VPS but I have no time or interest in learning on how to manage that stuff. What do you guys think would be the next best step after HostGator? I'm thinking maybe managed VPS where I don't need to do anything, but how expensive will that be?

    Any advice is very much appreciated. I want to move by February 1st. Thank you!

    If you are looking for managed VPS will suggest you to take a look at :

    VPS UK


    Or

    Rshosting

    Both have got reliable support and some good vps Servers as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Archer
      I have heard good reports of Traffic Planet Hosting recently - I left Hostgator and went to Hostnine about 6 months ago and it has been ok. No complaints at all
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      • Profile picture of the author TLondon
        Damn, everybody recommends different stuff.

        Site5 looks decent, and I guess I can afford their Fully Managed package for 72/month.

        Can anybody please chime in: will managed VPS be better and faster than hosting on WP Engine? I'm guessing on both of them I don't have to worry about anything as they're both managed, it's just that WP Engine is WP-specific but I'm not sure how big of a factor that is.

        Thanks!
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  • WP Engine is crazy expensive.

    The problem with ALL shared hosting is if the odd chance something goes viral and you get a lot of traffic, no shared hosting provider account can handle it. There are strict limits on them all and they can't handle many concurrent hits.

    Just about anything is better then hostgator though. I find my web hosts on webhostingtalk.com
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  • Profile picture of the author BeechHill
    Site5 looks a little expensive for what you get.

    Comparing them with what I use for a fully manged VPS service. I've been with WiredTree since 2009 and they have been rock solid. You could start out with their SSD-Accelerated VPS - VPS 1500 with cPanel/WHM/Softaculous, 100GB SSD-Accelerated RAID-10, 4TB of bandwidth for $50/mo. They also offer pure SSD for about another $5.

    Support, the few times that I needed them, generally answered my tickets in about 5 minutes. They advertise an average of 15 minutes. I get full explanations as well, not a run around with a bunch of canned answers. They can also help you configure your service there for optimal use of WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author rr1455
    HI,
    I have been there. I have tried a lot of hosting company and this is the one I currently use Dedicated Hosting and Web Hosting in Colorado . Our site: Apibestinclass.com | My WordPress Blog get over 300,000 hits per day and Kevin the manager at bzyhosting makes sure it is up. Take a look at the speed, sometimes over 150 people on at same time. You might not need this much, but Kevin can find you what you need.
    If you have any more questions send me PM.
    Roger
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    http://www.apibestinclass.com

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  • Profile picture of the author TLondon
    Damn it guys. Thanks, but not a single person has repeated a service twice. It seems like everybody is advertising their own providers.

    WiredTree sounds good, BeechHill. Anybody else used it, heard of it, etc? It does sound like a good deal for a 100% managed VPS for such a price.

    EDIT: Damn, WiredTree seems to have pretty poor reviews from multiple people - http://www.webhostingstuff.com/review/WiredTree.html I guess that explains their low price.

    Honestly, I have no experience in transferring multiple sites onto a managed VPS. I'm going to call them tomorrow, but do you think I need to hire a developer to do this and setup the server? Or will they do everything for me given that it's a "fully managed" VPS?

    Also, how much traffic should I expect this type of power and bandwidth to handle for a regular blog (a few pics, Wordpress, mostly written conten and not heavy themes)?

    Thanks guys! Help is much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrwayne85
    Well i just leave interserver.net vps of $35.00 per month for wordpress hosting from askforhost.com of $24.99 per month. Guess what? My site website is blazing fast! 1.2 seconds for a 70 page blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrwayne85
    oh I forgot to mention i also use rapidranker plugin from matt garet for site speed. askforhost wordpress hosting is actually optimized for wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author srizer
    hi

    i am using hostgort form last 4 yr and now decided to leave it, In India their support and service is horrible

    They are simply using service of ResellerClub, so no matter to be with them we can directly use ResellerClub account
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  • Profile picture of the author TrafficMystic
    I swapped from hostgator to knownhost vps and not regretted it one bit
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