Looks like HostGator maybe about to be acquired

by GMT
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It appears Hostgator may about to be acquired for 225 million by EIG, which if you're a customer like me with various sites, this could be very bad.

The proceeds from the transaction will back the company s acquisition of Houston-based Hostgator...

sorry this is behind a paywall, is the only source on it I could find thus far, and no I have no idea what the article says beyond the wall, so if anyone is already on that site maybe you can shed some more details?
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  • Profile picture of the author jonj31070
    Hi GMT,

    I haven't found anymore info on this, but I do know that EIG is acquiring Bluehost. I was reading in a different forum that Hostgator's corporate response was that they were looking for buyers at one point, but have decided against selling right now. Not sure how accurate that is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    Sure hope nothing changes with Hostgator. I've never had any problems with them, and they host virtually all of my websites. Lots of big-time acquisitions can make the product go down the drain... or not. Time will tell - but hopefully it's a hoax.
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  • Profile picture of the author rontheitguy
    I too am a heavy Hostgator user so I certainly hope nothing bad is in the works! I tried searching for more on this but didn't even notice anything with a 2012 date attached, so hopefully all is still well!
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    • Profile picture of the author andrealhendrick
      Same here Rontheitguy Im happy the way things are setup now, lets hope nothing drastic will come of this.
      Originally Posted by rontheitguy View Post

      I too am a heavy Hostgator user so I certainly hope nothing bad is in the works! I tried searching for more on this but didn't even notice anything with a 2012 date attached, so hopefully all is still well!
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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    I just asked HostGator's Live Chat if this is true and their response was "Unfortunately I do not have any information on this issue" Is Endurance International Group (EIG) Buying HostGator? | Cast-Iron Hosting Review | Web Hosting
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    Many here know that I have some connections with HG. All I can tell you is that the source is widely accepted to be very credible on issues of this nature.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

      Many here know that I have some connections with HG. All I can tell you is that the source is widely accepted to be very credible on issues of this nature.
      You're the source, arent you ?
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      • Profile picture of the author RyanLeonard
        Dude, new avatar again?? You're like a female picking an outfit!
        The avatar is very condescending too, btw

        Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

        You're the source, arent you ?
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        • Profile picture of the author whland
          Originally Posted by RyanLeonard View Post

          Dude, new avatar again?? You're like a female picking an outfit!
          The avatar is very condescending too, btw
          HAHA. My sister always has to change clothes almost every 2 hours.

          As to the topic. I sure hope things continue to go smoothly with the customers of hostgator. And you don't run into any problems.

          Hope they run it the same or better than is has been.

          PS. I'll never sell my company to them. I plan to keep it a family owned business.

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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

        You're the source, arent you ?
        lol ... so many avatars ... so little time.



        Anyway ... I hope it isn't true.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingdynasty
    Interesting....I did not hear anything about this, but there are always companies buying out each other. I am with Hostgator and need to keep an eye on this.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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    Instagram is bought for 1 billion, and Host Gator is worth a quarter of that? lol
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    • Profile picture of the author tropicool
      Yeah - and Hostgator actually has paying customers - Instagram...nada
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    • Originally Posted by lovboa View Post

      Instagram is bought for 1 billion, and Host Gator is worth a quarter of that? lol
      Hostgator isn't a hipster playground
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Here's the info I got from this link.

    "Indeed, EIG also wants to acquire HostGator, but HostGator CEO has refused with their generous quoted price, so if you’d like to move your website to HostGator, you don’t need to feel worry about with the acquisition any more and you can use the coupon code “25Promotion” to save 25% cost with HostGator immediately for the first billing order."
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    • Profile picture of the author David Keith
      Originally Posted by contentwriting360 View Post

      Here's the info I got from this link.

      "Indeed, EIG also wants to acquire HostGator, but HostGator CEO has refused with their generous quoted price, so if you’d like to move your website to HostGator, you don’t need to feel worry about with the acquisition any more and you can use the coupon code “25Promotion” to save 25% cost with HostGator immediately for the first billing order."
      that happened in march of last year i think it was. Brent did have discussions with EIG long before that acquisition, but decided not to sell.

      you will also notice that while the coupon code still works, its not the 25% off in that article...it has changed since then to be the 9.94 off.

      This is new.
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  • Profile picture of the author prem khaira
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    I really hope that all this is just a rumor!

    I love hostgator the way they are right now...
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  • Profile picture of the author jivens
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    It's time to go back to site5. I don't know why I left anyway. They're pretty much amazing.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLeonard
    Gosh, I've never used anything but hostgator, and I love it. If there are a bunch of changes, I won't be happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    And If so?

    Why a new owner would change a winning business model, or is HG in the red?

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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Yes. You don't make money by purchasing a company that is running successfully and changing everything around. Do you really think they would achieve anything by pissing off or alienating the current customers?

    Plenty of companies change management and things continue running as they previously did. Sometimes things change but not always.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    Well they wouldn't try to mess things up purposely. Just a lot of the time I suppose "big shots" purchase a company, think they know how to do everything right, make a big change because "it's the right thing to do", and FLOP. Right?
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by Ross Cohen View Post

      Well they wouldn't try to mess things up purposely. Just a lot of the time I suppose "big shots" purchase a company, think they know how to do everything right, make a big change because "it's the right thing to do", and FLOP. Right?
      Agreed but I do think they are the minority of cases. Most changes would be things to help improve the company and customer satisfaction.

      All we can do is wait and see.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    If this is true, hopefully nothing will change with Hostgator. If they do go downhill, it's time to get in the hosting business and become the new Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author GMT
    "Endurance, a provider of website hosting, is preparing to launch a $225 million credit facility backing its acquisition of Hostgator, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

    Lead bank Credit Suisse will hold a lender conference call Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. EST.

    The facility comprises a $100 million first-lien term loan B priced at Libor plus 625 bps, with a 1.5% Libor floor and an offer price of 98 cents on the dollar; and a $125 million second lien priced at Libor plus 950 bps, with a 1.5% Libor floor and a 98-cent offer price.

    The terms of the transaction also include 101 soft-call protection until April 2013 on the first lien, meaning that if the loan is refinanced before that date, investors will receive a premium of 1% of face value. Soft-call protection on the second lien extends four years at 103 in the first year, 102 in the second year, 101 in the third year, and par in year four.

    The Burlington, Mass.-based company currently holds a B1 rating from Moody’s Investor Services and a B rating from Standard & Poor’s.

    A provider of online solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, Endurance serves close to 1.8 million customers through more than 30 distinct hosting brands, according to its website.

    Houston-based Hostgator provides shared, reseller, virtual private server and dedicated web hosting, according to its website. It was founded in 2002 by Brent Oxley, now the company’s chairman, who started Hostgator from his dorm room at Florida Atlantic University."



    This is bad, almost guaranteed EGI is going to increase prices if they acquire HostGator.
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  • Profile picture of the author GMT
    If EGI are the ones who acquired Netfirms then that may explain the domain prices being jacked, also EGI apparently has a history of making services *worse* google them.
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  • Profile picture of the author kanchua
    They have not came up with any official announcement, so hope its just a rummer .
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    • Profile picture of the author fizyusuf
      Originally Posted by gauthamnekk View Post

      Now we should start to backup our sites..
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        Originally Posted by fizyusuf View Post

        Now we should start to backup our sites..
        you should do that at least once a week, anyway!

        don't wait

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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Pardon my innocence. We own some sites hosted in HostGator. How will we be affected once it's acquired by somebody else?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dinospider
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      Originally Posted by contentwriting360 View Post

      Pardon my innocence. We own some sites hosted in HostGator. How will we be affected once it's acquired by somebody else?
      I doubt anything will be effected, they'll just take over the ownership and hostgator will probably ran the exact same way it was before. Unless radical changes are to happen, which businesses don't want to change a winning formula.
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      • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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        Originally Posted by Seadragon View Post

        I doubt anything will be effected, they'll just take over the ownership and hostgator will probably ran the exact same way it was before. Unless radical changes are to happen, which businesses don't want to change a winning formula.
        We asked that because it appears that everybody else's reaction seems like something so scary is about to happen. We just want to make sure that we're not left behind on the things that we should already be doing by now. Thank you for clarifying that.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Tees
    This is the first I have heard of this and it isn’t great news as I host all of my sites with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Given EIG's history, I can see nothing good coming from this as far as HG's current customers go if it goes through.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    currently I can only say that the unofficial word from Brent is...

    That he is working on a response and should have something out in a few days.

    That is the update I got just before 1 am central time very early this morning.
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  • Profile picture of the author AppsFromHome
    This is not the thread I was hoping to stumble
    across on my 15 minute break.

    I've always been Host Gator customer and have
    nothing but good things to say about their
    service and support.....I've got all of my
    eggs in one basket for sure.

    It's sad really, because ultimately I see this change
    of power being nothing but negative for customers
    and EIG.
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    • Profile picture of the author Leadzguy
      I was one of the first customers with HG almost 10 years ago, now i have 300+ sites with them. While going through extraordinary growth they have always maintained the highest standards in customer service at the best price around.
      Brent is a class guy and he will ensure any deal would continue to maintain those high standards.
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    I am crossing my fingers that this would not really happen. All of our "money sites" are hosted at hostgator and only our feeder sites which are hosted at hostmonster and bluehost.

    However, we should be ready to any change that will happen in the future. Well, it's the only constant, isn't it?
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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    Just found this email from Brent Oxley CEO: Hostgator EIG Endurance email - Pastebin.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Tork
    Really hope Hostgator doesn't change for the worse. One of the few companies that has been great to work with long term.
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      Yep! Time to consign HG to the ole' IM Graveyard - the place where Google, Facebook, Youtube, Article Marketing, and SEO rest in peace....

      Seriously - Not only do none of us know what changes would happen were HG to be bought out by EIG, nobody in this world even knows for sure if HG will be bought out, until they have already been bought out. Until then it's all speculation, even for the people making the deals. Everything could change in a heartbeat - that's business.

      Companies often make decisions that defy logic, and I never presume that company execs are going to make sane decisions. But to get worried now is a little premature IMHO...

      Besides, there's lots of other good hosts out there - just ask around
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  • Profile picture of the author hd-sam
    When it comes to the customers, getting acquired is always a scary prospect. Not only for the customers, but also the employees. EIG has bought out a number of other large hosting providers in the past, i.e. BlueHost, NetFirms, IPOWER, JustHost. After the acquisition of BlueHost, I know they let a number of the BlueHost employees go.
    Like any business though, EIG has had their fair share of issues. In particular, the transition process has been a major problem for them. I'm not sure what their plans are in terms of the HostGator servers. If the sale closes, I sincerely hope EIG keeps all the servers at SoftLayer. Because the way HostGator uses it's nameservers and servers for it's clients setup, a migration of this magnitude to another facility (or servers) is bound to create issues.

    I can imagine each new acquisition for them is an adventure, let's just hope it's not a bumpy ride.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by hd-sam View Post

      When it comes to the customers, getting acquired is always a scary prospect. Not only for the customers, but also the employees. EIG has bought out a number of other large hosting providers in the past, i.e. BlueHost, NetFirms, IPOWER, JustHost. After the acquisition of BlueHost, I know they let a number of the BlueHost employees go.
      Like any business though, EIG has had their fair share of issues. In particular, the transition process has been a major problem for them. I'm not sure what their plans are in terms of the HostGator servers. If the sale closes, I sincerely hope EIG keeps all the servers at SoftLayer. Because the way HostGator uses it's nameservers and servers for it's clients setup, a migration of this magnitude to another facility (or servers) is bound to create issues.

      I can imagine each new acquisition for them is an adventure, let's just hope it's not a bumpy ride.
      Keep in mind, that every single company EIG has acquired, had, if it wasn't already, become poor performing.

      If EIG acquires HostGator, you can kiss those Softlayer servers goodbye. They will do the same as they've done with every other company - pile every single account onto their already overloaded servers that they own.

      I don't understand what you mean by "the way HostGator uses their nameservers & servers".....it would be just like any other migration.


      EDIT: They're also known for dropping cPanel support as well. They have in the past, and I'd assume they'd do it with this one.
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      • Profile picture of the author hd-sam
        Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

        Keep in mind, that every single company EIG has acquired, had, if it wasn't already, become poor performing.

        If EIG acquires HostGator, you can kiss those Softlayer servers goodbye. They will do the same as they've done with every other company - pile every single account onto their already overloaded servers that they own.
        Agreed.

        I don't understand what you mean by "the way HostGator uses their nameservers & servers".....it would be just like any other migration.
        From what I understand HostGator uses a set of nameservers for each of their shared servers... (that's tens of thousands of nameservers). It's not clustered and their IPs belong to SoftLayer. Migrating each nameserver to new IPs is a nightmare waiting to happen, especially for the clients. Even if EIG updates each nameserver IP to point to the IPs at the new datacenter, many foreign tld's do not autoupdate their nameserver host records. Once a nameserver is on an IP, it won't change on those tld's until the client goes and updates their records again at the registrar with the new IPs. Not to mention anyone on VPS/Dedicated, or those using custom nameservers.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    Way to go, just what we need, so company to come in and screw up a good thing. I hope it doesn't happen, but I don't feel good about this.
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  • Profile picture of the author kencalhn
    thanks for the heads-up (another reason why I like the WF, is this kind of news)....I'm extending my HG accounts to 3 years each and prepaying, in case there's a rate increase after the buyout; I've been extremely happy with HG
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Agreed but I do think they are the minority of cases. Most changes would be things to help improve the company and customer satisfaction.
      Actually, most changes would likely be related to cutting costs and increasing profits, especially after a buyout. Also, any changes related to "customer satisfaction" will probably lead to "customer revolt". Look at the response to AWeber's recent changes, for example.

      Originally Posted by kencalhn View Post

      thanks for the heads-up (another reason why I like the WF, is this kind of news)....I'm extending my HG accounts to 3 years each and prepaying, in case there's a rate increase after the buyout; I've been extremely happy with HG
      This could be a bad idea. What if they get rid of cPanel, have unreliable hosting, and poor customer service? Then you're stuck with having paid for 3 years in advance, and you may decide to switch hosting companies. If that happens, you haven't saved a penny, but have rather wasted a lot of dollars. Just a thought.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jay F
    I don't track this part of the industry very closely. But, I use both Bluehost and Hostgator. Since my sites are simple wordpress sites, I don't have any issues. My largest site has been active on bluehost for 6 months with no issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Tees
    I am a bit concerned as I own a network of WP blogs many of which are performing rather well. All are hosted with Hostgator. I can’t even think of any other hosting provider that I could move them to as I have been completely satisfied with Hostgator since day one and it's the only provider I have used in nearly eight years in IM. Hopefully things will be left as is assuming this deal goes through at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author kencalhn
    good point, Michael... I'm hoping they continue the same level of great service and uptime I've seen this last couple of years though... I just wish I'd used them back in the early/mid 2000s instead of waiting so long to move to them, which i did a couple years ago. hg rocks.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Ash
    I host sites with HG but my main concern is from an affiliate's standpoint. HG has an amazing aff. program that really rewards affiliates - I really hope that the affiliate agreement and terms remain untouched if the company is sold.
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  • Profile picture of the author sammib01
    This could get interesing but it would be hignly illogical to make big changes after buying a working system, however we have seen stupid moves by large companies before. I could not imagine they will make major changes, if they are looking to buy it the reason is because they like the system that is in place. We will see what happens and noone can predict the future and the moves of corporate intellegence or the lack of it.

    We will just have to wait and see.
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  • I hope this is just an old notice without credibility.
    But everyone in the world when see money signs anything.
    Hostgator is perfect now, I have 2 accounts with them (one for flipping and one for my own websites) and they work very well, like no other hosting could make.

    Consider I've tried many other hosting, but no one is great like Hostgator.
    And then it's incredible they sell their huge business for a quarter of what Instagram made with the sale to FB.

    I hope it willl be a fake or old notice as something here said.
    Otherwise I will suppress my account and I will move my hosting somewhere.

    See you soon,
    Alessandro
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  • Profile picture of the author daddykool
    Credit Suisse > Erh... just lost its credit rating, putting it on par with Greece for lending out $10 let alone £100 million

    Brett > Is not really a money type of guy, he could have sold out 6 years ago, he did not + he still owes me a few beers

    ROI > Hostgator have 2,250,000+/- domains held on RECURRING payments not including any RECURRING hosting fees... would you sell on 22% profit of that a year?

    BS > Most of the "above news" is from a recent HG h4ck, which will be bigger news on Monday!!!

    SLEEPEASY > Business as usual warriors, we just signed up another 250+ subscribers to HG, are we worried we will not get our % if EIG take over... Erh no!
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  • Profile picture of the author WebUs
    I can only hope this is a bunch of hyped up hooplah. It seems that when there's a company doing well some rich snot nosed busy body decides they want to take over. IF this truly is something that happens I truly wish hostgator the best but I will move my business elsewhere if fees increase or service changes.
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    • Profile picture of the author SergioFelix
      Every single site I own is on HostGator and honestly HG is one of those very select companies I'm 100% happy with.

      I just hope this change is for the best so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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  • Profile picture of the author Power Solutions
    Well I don't know if this is the start of the slide but I just had my entire account shut down without warning. They gave me logs that say 4 of my websites had too much DB activity but my whole account is gone, 18 websites. Bizarre as how do they expect me to access the websites to attempt to fix them while the DB are shutdown?
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  • Profile picture of the author Trev81
    Corporate bull. I hate the way so few companies in the world own so much.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Alan
    I have had probably 20 or more hosts over the years I love Host Gator it has been the best of the bunch. Blue Host is fine, but there just way too many unsells anytime you do anything with your account.
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  • Profile picture of the author jwvogt
    I have all my Domains with Hostgator , but i stumbled upon someting five minutes ago,it seems the aquisition has happened the sale of Hostgator has happened ,
    go to shoutmeloud . com /hostgator-sold-endurance-endurance-group.html



    Lets hope for the best

    sorry for broken up link , but have not posted lately on here, but Hostgator is important to me
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  • Profile picture of the author Huy Phan
    Hostgator has always been a safe and reliable source for my hosting needs... I've tried plenty others... I also like their affiliate program they have set up and hope the new owners don't make any dramatic changes to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Power Solutions
    They enabled the websites after I tweeted up a storm about it. I see just the normal activity on the websites. Was that just a scare tactic to do an upsell?
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  • Profile picture of the author mitchmelkonian
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    I have all of my sites with Hostgator and I really hope this doesnt spell doom and gloom!
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  • Profile picture of the author Beverley Boorer
    Since I'm with hostgator I'm concerned. Has anyone had trouble with their cpanel over the last week or two?
    Twice I've had a problem but the second one - my pages show up with a 404 error - was caused by the first, where all my files disappeared from the hostgator legacy file manager. The guy on live chat said it was a c panel problem, hard to tace but easy to fix. Seems he didn't fix something properly and caused the 404 error. I hope it is all fixed now and I have no more problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Tees
    I’ve had some issues with connecting to sites hosted with Hostgator even if I was just on the page. Not sure if this is connected to any sales or mergers or not. It’s usually a temporary problem and I’m able to access the sites shortly thereafter.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    I really hope they keep it the way it is right now and everything turns to be just some bluff. Because i love it just the way it is right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author rankingconsult
    Well, I know of several people who have just left them.
    Maybe not enough to cause real issues but something to keep an eye out for.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I wonder if they can actually get worse. This will be interesting to see. Like the S-L-O-W-L-Y loading web pages. Perhaps they can slow them down some more. Already I am getting time out errors. Hope who ever takes over understands the value of consumer service. Maybe they could add a few more servers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      I wonder if they can actually get worse. This will be interesting to see. Like the S-L-O-W-L-Y loading web pages. Perhaps they can slow them down some more. Already I am getting time out errors. Hope who ever takes over understands the value of consumer service. Maybe they could add a few more servers.
      Classic overloaded servers. EIG has taken over, so I think you can forget "value of customer service". EIG is about maximizing profits & cutting costs.
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  • Profile picture of the author imchillin
    so its official and done?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by imchillin View Post

      so its official and done?
      It's been official for while now. EIG has a habbit of trying to "not" make things public, that's why they operate under what, 40 some different brands. When one customer gets fed up at FatCow, they move to say IPower, they technically never left since the parent company of EIG owns both brands. It's a smart "business" move, but 90% of the customers have no idea that when they move from one crappy unlimited service, they're moving to another crappy unlimited service run by the same company.
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  • Profile picture of the author Surminga
    I've been with Hostgator for some years now, I don't think the prices would alter much or the service will change. Why would they change much at risk of people leaving.
    They will add a little extra to the prices and add more features hopefully.
    I'll wait in hope that my sites remain safe with them and the price is not altered
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    • Profile picture of the author rankingconsult
      Originally Posted by Surminga View Post

      I've been with Hostgator for some years now, I don't think the prices would alter much or the service will change. Why would they change much at risk of people leaving.
      They will add a little extra to the prices and add more features hopefully.
      I'll wait in hope that my sites remain safe with them and the price is not altered
      I know what you are saying but when a company is bought out there is an element of ill-feeling, angst and paranoia amongst the staff.
      Add this all up and the staff are not happy and may leave.
      Already, several staff have left. THAT is where it affects the rest of us.
      If they are chasing costs then these people will not be replaces which inevitably leads to a lesser service.
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      • Profile picture of the author WebPen
        Originally Posted by rankingconsult View Post

        I know what you are saying but when a company is bought out there is an element of ill-feeling, angst and paranoia amongst the staff.
        Add this all up and the staff are not happy and may leave.
        Already, several staff have left. THAT is where it affects the rest of us.
        If they are chasing costs then these people will not be replaces which inevitably leads to a lesser service.
        ^This.

        This is why so many acquisitions and mergers don't go so well.

        The new boss tries to make everyone play by their rules, the best employees give 'em the bird and start their own company, and customers are left screwed over.

        Welp, hopefully HostGator can keep it's quality anyways...
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Carlson
    I tried to Google but nothing came out on this topic.Hope it is just a rumor.Hostgator has been my host of choice since I started and I wish they continue doing business as they have been doing for so many years.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by Matt Carlson View Post

      I tried to Google but nothing came out on this topic.Hope it is just a rumor.Hostgator has been my host of choice since I started and I wish they continue doing business as they have been doing for so many years.
      HostGator has already been purchased. It's not a "rumor"...
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  • Profile picture of the author sjukun
    I am ready to move my websites to HG. Fortunately I read this thread. Is EIG really bad for HG?
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  • Profile picture of the author provitall
    When companies are acquired there are usually two reasons, they either want to quickly get as much money out of it and either sell it or go bust, that's the Bain model, or they invest more money into it and make it a better, more profitable company
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  • Profile picture of the author Pcity
    I really hope that is not the case, they are the best hosting company, in my opinion and if anything changes i would be disappointed.
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  • Profile picture of the author alanjai
    I do all my hosting via a reseller account but not with Hostgator..!!
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    Dude! Thanks for looking out. I really hope this does not happen..
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  • Profile picture of the author CurtisSWN
    If all the tech support voices start to sound like they're from the other side of the world, I may have misgivings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roslyn Agosta
    Just stumbled across this thread, and not one I wanted to.

    I use Hostgator to host multiple sites, and there support is the best. If this new company takes over HG then this could possibly be very bad news, depending on if they are planning on radical changes, or increasing the price..
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