We pay $175 each month for Snappy 8000 VPS server - hostgator. They really sucks every time we have problems. They don't even answer the tickets or sometimes reply after 48 - 72 hours. I don't know they are going bankrupt or something.
We use HostGator, Hostdime, WPEngine hosting providers at the moment, but the worst one it clearly HostGator. They deserve the worst hosting provider prize.
If you want to build a big website, simply do not use their service. Because they will let you down as soon as a bitty problem occurs on your hosting or website.
I'm sure the net will be better and safer place without hostgator.
I hope you don't purchase their suck service and mess up your life.