In general, when and if you are a small site, hostgator still is a good hosting, but when you are driving more traffic to your site, hostgator is a nightmare...
I have a couple of sites and they were so called suspended due to causing server load all of a sudden.
None of my websites are running those auto blogging scripts and all are authority niche websites.
And without any warning or give us time to solve the issues, hostgator just shut us off.
This is a very disgusting and frustrating action for the customer. My websites are able to drive me hundreds of dollars of sales each day.. to tear our site down without warning means losing these amount of sales a day.
I'm sure hostgator don't understand how terrible is it but if hostgator itself is down during cyber monday due to some hackers, I'm sure it'll understand how the customers felt.
I know hostgator's policies are if the sites are overload, it will bring down the whole network of sites. But is it the only way to shut down a client's account immediately without giving some few hours notice?
Look, if we are paying for traffic and our website is down, we are going to lose a lot of $$ and if hostgator suspends the websites down, we'll just be losing money.
Seriously, if hostgator doesn't care about their client's businesses, we got to look for a hosting account that does.