100 websites with Hostgator I WANT OUT!!!!

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Guys what do I do when I have over 100 websites with hostgator and I cant stand the downtime and slow servers any longer. I pay $700 a year for a reseller program and I swear I am on their slowest server !!!

What to do? I dont mind going with a VPN or equivalent but i dont think I want to do it with them. Any ideas???
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Originally Posted by mhdeaton View Post

    Guys what do I do when I have over 100 websites with hostgator and I cant stand the downtime and slow servers any longer. I pay $700 a year for a reseller program and I swear I am on their slowest server !!!

    What to do? I dont mind going with a VPN or equivalent but i dont think I want to do it with them. Any ideas???
    I'd suggest contacting a few companies that could assist in migrating that many sites. How much storage space are you currently using?
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  • Profile picture of the author Donimo
    Originally Posted by mhdeaton View Post

    Guys what do I do when I have over 100 websites with hostgator and I cant stand the downtime and slow servers any longer. I pay $700 a year for a reseller program and I swear I am on their slowest server !!!

    What to do? I dont mind going with a VPN or equivalent but i dont think I want to do it with them. Any ideas???
    The fact that you are paying $700 a year for 'shared' hosting is shocking in the first place.

    I suggest you upgrade to a VPS server, or even a dedicated server.

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    No matter what, you should NEVER be paying more than $15 per month for shared hosting unless you are sharing with a very low amount of users.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by Donimo View Post

      The fact that you are paying $700 a year for 'shared' hosting is shocking in the first place.

      I suggest you upgrade to a VPS server, or even a dedicated server.

      No matter what, you should NEVER be paying more than $15 per month for shared hosting unless you are sharing with a very low amount of users.
      Based on what? Chances are a decent host that doesn't overload their servers will have better performance, commercial software, backups etc etc as opposed to a VPS. The number of sites DOES NOT warrant a VPS or dedicated server.
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    • Profile picture of the author daftdog
      [QUOTE=Donimo;8260943]The fact that you are paying $700 a year for 'shared' hosting is shocking in the first place.

      Can only say wow to that....i like HG besides when they changed all their servers recently....100 sites...you must be doing well mate!!
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  • Profile picture of the author jimojeda
    I've been using knownhost for a long time and I'm very happy with their service. Maybe they can help you transfer the sites over to them quickly and easily. Contact them and ask them.

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  • Profile picture of the author hck1
    I think you are doing a great business as you stated you have 100 websites. So it is very necessary to have a strong web host to manage your online reputation.
    If you are still looking for the new web hosting company, I like to refer the Gogetspace. Check the website www.gogetspace.com for getting more info. Hope it will work.
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  • Profile picture of the author zacsmith
    Run, don't walk, with your sites over to Veerotech (Kingfish85). I have 10 or so sites I moved there about 18 months ago on a reseller account, so it's not a large account, by any means. But I get exemplary service, they're always adding value to their services, and tech support and response time is the best I've ever received from a host (in more than 10 years online). They have a variety of plans for large numbers of sites. (No, I don't get paid for this; just a very happy customer.)
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by zacsmith View Post

      Run, don't walk, with your sites over to Veerotech (Kingfish85). I have 10 or so sites I moved there about 18 months ago on a reseller account, so it's not a large account, by any means. But I get exemplary service, they're always adding value to their services, and tech support and response time is the best I've ever received from a host (in more than 10 years online). They have a variety of plans for large numbers of sites. (No, I don't get paid for this; just a very happy customer.)
      Thanks for the mention here Gary. Greatly appreciated & certainly glad to see you're happy with our service.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    Have you tried emailing feedback@hostgator.com about the downtime?
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    • Profile picture of the author Rageki
      Originally Posted by Chase Watts View Post

      Have you tried emailing feedback@hostgator.com about the downtime?
      I agree , hostgator got some good customer service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Humbee360
    Im sick of hostgator too, I have been hosting websites with them for 5 years plus, I have not noticed a lot of down time recently but it is slow, very slow, seems like these days you either get a fast server then down time, or a slow server with uptime, LOL.

    I know this site is not too bad, Web Hosting Talk - The largest, most influential web hosting community on the Internet

    Just be sure you go with a company that has been in business for a while there are some really cheap deals, but you tend to get what you pay for at least most of the time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by Hopwood04 View Post

      Try weebly.com
      Seriously? First, almost certain all of the OP's sites are using cPanel & second, Webbly is NOT a web hosting company nor do they specialize in it.


      OP - I would recommend creating as many backups of your sites as you can right now and speaking with some potentially new companies to see about getting your sites migrated.
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      • Profile picture of the author mhdeaton
        Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

        Seriously? First, almost certain all of the OP's sites are using cPanel & second, Webbly is NOT a web hosting company nor do they specialize in it.


        OP - I would recommend creating as many backups of your sites as you can right now and speaking with some potentially new companies to see about getting your sites migrated.
        Ya really !!! I was crackin up!!
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    • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
      Originally Posted by Hopwood04 View Post

      Try weebly.com
      This 1 made me laugh out loud.

      Weebly is great for what it is. Mainly to create free sites. But not for what the OP needs.

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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    You probably need a dedicated server.
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  • Profile picture of the author mhdeaton
    I think a VPN or dedicated is right for me Im just afraid of migrating and I dont know who to go with. I loved hotgator fro years but now every time I need support its a 30 min. wait on phone or chat. Its crazy, and Im always slowing to a crawl. I have no idea how much business Ive lost from their dead slow servers, but its getting outa hand.
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  • Profile picture of the author FreeMeal
    I've noticed my Hostgator is slow lately. I thought I was just imagining it tho. They supposedly upgrade the servers on my account the other week but it's became even slower.
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  • Profile picture of the author BeechHill
    There are many fine hosting services, like Kingfish's for example, that can service a smaller group of clients with better then average features and support. Some of these have been going and doing well for years.

    In business you have to be decisive and cut your losses as quickly as possible. All too often I see a tendency among marketers to follow the crowd rather then the trend.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I think Hostgator do tend to overload their shared servers a little. The other issue is every person nowadays is running more resource heavy websites than they used to. Back in the day most websites were coded in pure html and css. Now everyone is using CMS systems such as Wordpress and loading them up with poorly coded plugins and themes. This has an effect on everyone else on your server.

    I am with Hostgator and have a dedicated server. No issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Honestly, I don't think this HostGator issue.

    100 website on a reseller account is a bad idea, you are over loading your account.

    Contact their customer support and upgrade to a dedicated server.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Thompson
      Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

      Honestly, I don't think this HostGator issue.

      100 website on a reseller account is a bad idea, you are over loading your account.

      Contact their customer support and upgrade to a dedicated server.

      What are you basing that on? There is no fixed number of accounts that you should/shouldn't have on a reseller account. The OP is paying around $60 per month for his reseller account so should have plenty of disk space and bandwidth to run 100 domains without any issue, it's not abnormal to see that many domains hosted on a reseller account.
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      • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
        Originally Posted by Dan Thompson View Post

        What are you basing that on? There is no fixed number of accounts that you should/shouldn't have on a reseller account. The OP is paying around $60 per month for his reseller account so should have plenty of disk space and bandwidth to run 100 domains without any issue, it's not abnormal to see that many domains hosted on a reseller account.
        I base that on my experience and knowledge (if you would like to question them please let me know, and I will be more than glad to send you list of my qualifications).

        I didn't say there is a limitation on number of sites can be on a reseller account, sure you can put a thousand website each with one page, and being visited by the guy next door.

        By the way, the hosting company also claims there is no limit on bandwidth and storage when it comes to shared plans, I hope you are not taking their words for granted.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Thompson
          Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

          I didn't say there is a limitation on number of sites can be on a reseller account, sure you can put a thousand website each with one page, and being visited by the guy next door.
          You told the OP that putting 100 websites on a reseller account is a bad idea, implying there is a limit.

          The 100 sites could well be static HTML pages with little traffic, but we don't know.

          To blindly advise him that his account(s) are overloading the server and to upgrade to Dedicated based on the tiny amount of info we have been given is wrong.

          To the OP, have you contacted HostGator about this, have they given you any indication as to why the server your accounts reside on is running slow? Has it been an ongoing issue or stemmed from the recent HG datacenter migration?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

      I base that on my experience and knowledge (if you would like to question them please let me know, and I will be more than glad to send you list of my qualifications).

      I didn't say there is a limitation on number of sites can be on a reseller account, sure you can put a thousand website each with one page, and being visited by the guy next door.

      By the way, the hosting company also claims there is no limit on bandwidth and storage when it comes to shared plans, I hope you are not taking their words for granted.
      Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

      Honestly, I don't think this HostGator issue.

      100 website on a reseller account is a bad idea, you are over loading your account.

      Contact their customer support and upgrade to a dedicated server.
      That's the most ridiculous thing I've even heard in 10+ years in the industry. It's simply not true.

      Mark my words - when the OP migrates away, I bet you the issues disappear. And of course "YOU" wouldn't think it's a HG issue, that'd look bad for the affiliate site you're promoting. :rolleyes:

      At the end of the day, it's directly related to what's going on with the migration & EIG classic tactics. Warrior Forum is not the only place people are reporting issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Saha
    I think you should shift to dedicated server or move the sites to different accounts.
    As Will mentioned, resource heavy sites are the main cause these days of slow speed.
    Clear coding of sites is very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allan Leadbetter
    Our sites are with hostgator as well and I havent noticed them going down much but they have certainly been getting slower which is very frustrating! Maybe time to look elsewhere
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  • Profile picture of the author Victor Edson
    Dedicated server time. Liquidweb gets lots of good reviews... check em out.
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Wow. A hundred 'websites.' They must be good
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Davis
    I wonder, what are you doing with those "100 sites"?
    Are they actually earning money for you?

    If your servers are crashing, then I expect that you should be getting a decent amount of traffic.

    If each site earns you just $1 per day, that is:
    $1 x 365 X 100 = $36,500 / year

    Or even if each site earns you 10 cents per day:
    $0.10 x 365 X 100 = $3650 / year

    Either way, you should be able to cover a $700/year server cost easily.


    Did you try buying shared servers?
    You should be able to run 25-40 Small Websites/Domains efficiently per Shared HG server.

    So if you buy 4 of these:
    4 x $10 x 12 = $480

    I think it can cost you $360 - $480 per year, running 100 Small Websites on 3-4 shared HG servers. (I never attempted this myself)

    In any case, $700/year should not be a costly expense for someone who has 100 websites.

    If a website is not earning you at least $0.10 per day (I would say $1/day) you should discontinue it.

    You may find yourself remaining with 10 decent websites, which the server can function well with.
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    • Profile picture of the author angelx
      Originally Posted by Andrew Davis View Post

      I wonder, what are you doing with those "100 sites"?
      Are they actually earning money for you?

      If your servers are crashing, then I expect that you should be getting a decent amount of traffic.

      If each site earns you just $1 per day, that is:
      $1 x 365 X 100 = $36,500 / year

      Or even if each site earns you 10 cents per day:
      $0.10 x 365 X 100 = $3650 / year

      Either way, you should be able to cover a $700/year server cost easily.


      Did you try buying shared servers?
      You should be able to run 25-40 Small Websites/Domains efficiently per Shared HG server.

      So if you buy 4 of these:
      4 x $10 x 12 = $480

      I think it can cost you $360 - $480 per year, running 100 Small Websites on 3-4 shared HG servers. (I never attempted this myself)

      In any case, $700/year should not be a costly expense for someone who has 100 websites.

      If a website is not earning you at least $0.10 per day (I would say $1/day) you should discontinue it.

      You may find yourself remaining with 10 decent websites, which the server can function well with.
      I have well over a hundred sites with HG, mostare abandoned projects that don't make any money but I don't want to let go of.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hrkjds
    Having 100 websites in a reseller account is not a good idea. You should go for dedicated server. Contact their (Hostgator's) customer care. They are very responsive.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by Hrkjds View Post

      Having 100 websites in a reseller account is not a good idea. You should go for dedicated server. Contact their (Hostgator's) customer care. They are very responsive.
      Why? Why? Why? Why does everyone keep insisting on a VPS or dedicated server?!? It seems to be a theme here on Warrior Forum.

      Oh, your site is loading slow? You need a dedicated server.

      Oh, you have 1,000 visitors a day? You need a dedicated server.
      Unless you're going to provide relevant information & actually post useful tips, why even bother responding?
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      • Profile picture of the author Thriftypreneur
        Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

        Why? Why? Why? Why does everyone keep insisting on a VPS or dedicated server?!? It seems to be a theme here on Warrior Forum.
        People like to repeat what they've heard, regardless if they have any experience or not. Not a new trend among Warrior Forum or the internet in general.

        For example, I know of a webmaster forum in which the majority of the SEO group over there runs around telling each other that every solution to a drop in rankings is found by throwing your entire backlink profile into the Google disavow tool. They keep seeing it repeated, so they keep repeating it. :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author Blas
          I have a blank wordpress website with the default theme on one of my hostgator account and it is very slow. I don't need a VPS just to get hostgator to host my blank webpage. It doesn't really make sense to be honest.

          & no, I don't have any other sites on my hostgator account at the moment since I usually move my very popular sites from hg to a dedicated server so atm I have 1 fresh site on hostgater that takes 5-40 seconds to load. Yeah It's time to look for another hosting company for now.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
            Originally Posted by Blas View Post

            I have a blank wordpress website with the default theme on one of my hostgator account and it is very slow. I don't need a VPS just to get hostgator to host my blank webpage. It doesn't really make sense to be honest.

            & no, I don't have any other sites on my hostgator account at the moment since I usually move my very popular sites from hg to a dedicated server so atm I have 1 fresh site on hostgater that takes 5-40 seconds to load. Yeah It's time to look for another hosting company for now.
            It is directly related to the HosGator to BlueHost migration. What are your requirements & budget?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rashell
    I had just a couple of sites over at Hostgator. Just before and after the site migration I started noticing the page load times would take between 30-80sec. Most often at the 80sec mark.

    Asked HG about it and they suggested I get a cache plugin and do some performance optimization. The best I could get it to was 6secs. It would stay there for about a day and go back to the 30+ secs.

    Moved over to Arvixe and now my page speeds load at 2.04secs to 5secs.

    Cancelled my HG account and they offered me 3 mths free. uhhh, no thanks. If I were to stick with them I'd probably spend that much time waiting on customer service. Which went from under a minute hold time to a 20+ minute wait.

    Never mind when they made the migration they added files all over the stinkin' place. Have you ever done a site migration? There's absolutely no reason for the mess they created.

    Anyway, I'd recommend finding a different host.

    Rashell
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    dreamhost is great, especially if you code in php
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  • Profile picture of the author sminozzi
    Hello,
    You need a dedicated server.
    Try softlayer. Hostgator use to rent servers from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    You don't need to run a dedicated server to run 100 junk websites. All you need is a decent account on a real host. Find one.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I believe in my whm I have a button that will transfer the sites for me, I know I've seen it, although I usually get a va to do it for me.

    I think the most sites I've moved off was 50 with most being basic, no databases ect and it cost me about 50 bucks.

    I don't know if any of that helped you but its what I have known lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by hustlinsmoke View Post

      I believe in my whm I have a button that will transfer the sites for me, I know I've seen it, although I usually get a va to do it for me.

      I think the most sites I've moved off was 50 with most being basic, no databases ect and it cost me about 50 bucks.

      I don't know if any of that helped you but its what I have known lol.
      Unless you have root access, resellers do not have access to the transfer options.

      Most new hosts will migrate the accounts for you however, in the case of the OP, I doubt many would transfer 100+ sites for free. Since it's a reseller account, each cPanel account would need to have the backup utility run manually, wget or curl the backup over to the new server, then restore it. Restoring on the new server is fairly easy with root access. The manual backups & checking the sites for errors etc is the time consuming part.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Yeah it was a vps, sorry about that. I just never mess with it and pay someone to do it. I hate going through config files and working with databases.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by hustlinsmoke View Post

      Yeah it was a vps, sorry about that. I just never mess with it and pay someone to do it. I hate going through config files and working with databases.
      Yes, it can be quite tedious. Having just finished a few hundred sites from Plesk to cPanel, the migration tool we have makes it somewhat easy however, plesk tends to create longer database names/usernames which jacks up cPanel. Most accounts have to be rebuilt manually. Not a big fan of Plesk!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
    You have 100 sites on a shared server and wonder why it has issues...

    it's already been said, but I think that;s where your problem lies. Not with hostgator in itself
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by Rbtmarshall View Post

      You have 100 sites on a shared server and wonder why it has issues...

      it's already been said, but I think that;s where your problem lies. Not with hostgator in itself
      Could you go into more detail on why you believe this? How many websites do you think enterprise grade, servers are able to handle?
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      • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
        Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

        Could you go into more detail on why you believe this? How many websites do you think enterprise grade, servers are able to handle?
        No, I can't. neither can you. for all we know hes on the aluminum plan and is maxing out his usage.


        I see your intent though... looks at kingfish's signature.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
          Originally Posted by Rbtmarshall View Post

          No, I can't. neither can you. for all we know hes on the aluminum plan and is maxing out his usage.


          I see your intent though... looks at kingfish's signature.
          There's no intent here. Chances are, even with 100+ sites on that server, the problem is the sheer amount of sites being run on the server in "addition" to his.

          1 website could max out a dual quad Xeon

          5,000 websites could max out a dual quad Xeon.

          Static sites, hell, they could probably run a few thousand Wordpress installs along with another few thousand static sites and have no problems. It comes down to how the environment is managed.

          There's a lot of factors that play into the equation here and given my few thousand migrations of experience with sites "off" of unlimited everything web hosts, the problems lie with the outdated hardware, no server side optimization, etc etc. I've logged into servers before that have had almost 10,000 accounts on them, not to mention each of those accounts then has addon domain, subdomains, sub directories etc.

          Believe me, with the normal procedures at these companies, if the OP's sites were the problem he'd either have been forced to host elsewhere or throttled and forced to upgrade. Typically, the large, corporate web hosts tend to run at 80/90%+ capacity, which leaves NO room for resource spikes. Get a bit of traffic? BOOM, you're shut down because the server(s) are at their peak.

          EDIT: 9 times out of 10 because everyone tries to pile tons of Wordpress sites onto a shared account that runs under the same user, MySQL is what gets choked first. The infamous Wordpress "continuous/slow loading dashboard" is a tell tale sign of MySQL problems. And by "ton" I don't mean 10 or 20, I mean 70,80,90,100+ addon domains. I've seen cPanel accounts with over 100's of addon domains over the years which spells disaster.
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          • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
            Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

            ... Chances are, even with 100+ sites on that server, the problem is the sheer amount of sites being run on the server in "addition" to his...

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            thats exactly why I made the comment I did. If he talked to hostgator support he would be able to get help on where his problems lie. Jumping ship seems like a silly reaction at this point.

            there are so many variables in play.


            heck.. he can even find out some information himself using hostgators support portal.
            http://support.hostgator.com/article...mparison-chart

            here is just one relevant example:
            Why don't you allow overselling ?

            Overselling means offering more resources than possible to allocate. A common example of this is selling hosting with Unlimited diskspace and Unlimited bandwidth.

            Almost all reseller's offering overselling start out the same. Clients have great uptime, servers are fast etc. As more time goes by the server becomes more and more filled from resellers using what they purchased and downtime gradually gets worse. People who purchase reseller plans with overselling enabled are going to use all of their disk space and bandwidth given enough time. The host has no control over future growth.

            If you want to enable overselling, you need a VPS or dedicated server, but remember you can only fill the server with so many sites before the CPU and RAM become overloaded
            OP have you went to their forums to seek help? At least you won't be coerced by other hosting resellers there.
            HostGator Peer Support Forums
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            • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
              Originally Posted by Rbtmarshall View Post

              thats exactly why I made the comment I did. If he talked to hostgator support he would be able to get help on where his problems lie. Jumping ship seems like a silly reaction at this point.

              there are so many variables in play. their


              heck.. he can even find out some information himself using hostgators support portal. At least you won't be coerced by other hosting resellers there.

              OP have you went to their forums to seek help?
              HostGator Peer Support Forums
              There's a major migration going on right now & everything from HG is being moved to BlueHost (EIG). The handfull of members on WF are not the only ones having these identical problems. HG has conveniently described it as an "upgrade / RAID failures etc etc". Almost every report of recent problems are due to this migration unfortunately. OP has already mentioned contacting support with not much help.

              Also, regarding "overselling" HostGator skews that a little bit. Enabling overselling on reseller accounts allows your account to be limited by resource usage, not resources allocated.

              On a 50GB plan, if you create 10 accounts, with 5GB limits, you'll either need to upgrade your account or lower the plan sizes. Even if each of those accounts is using 5MB of storage space. A closeley monitored environment certainly has no problems. Limiting resources like this also allows for TONS of accounts to be piled on at the root level because those customers will likely NEVER be able to use the resources they're paying for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
    Originally Posted by mhdeaton View Post

    Guys what do I do when I have over 100 websites with hostgator and I cant stand the downtime and slow servers any longer. I pay $700 a year for a reseller program and I swear I am on their slowest server !!!

    What to do? I dont mind going with a VPN or equivalent but i dont think I want to do it with them. Any ideas???
    I'll help you migrate if you want. I work with a few ISPs and run a few dedicated servers and VPSes.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    Get a host that will bulk transfer them.
    I did this just yesterday for somebody with 30 sites. With cPanel, it's not hard.
    How big (total file size) are the sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Dawn
    I highly recommend Fully Managed Dedicated Servers | Managed VPS Web Hosting | WiredTree I had bad experiences with my previous host and moved to them after advice from the 'Web Hosting Talk' forum.

    They will move all of your sites over for you (for free) they offer Hybrid VPS's which give you the speed of an SSD server but with a lower cost. Whoever you choose I highly recommend you go for a VPS, they are much better than resellers accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebNet Host
    Hostgator has been problematic for many users including downtime and long wait to get good support.

    The best idea for you to be to migrate to another Host. Migration is easy and almost all host offer migration support
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    Has HG been having problems with dedicated servers too? or just shared?
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by NewParadigm View Post

      Has HG been having problems with dedicated servers too? or just shared?
      The "dedicated" servers do too, yes.

      The reason I say "dedicated" is because they run VPS software, supposedly on dedicated hardware. But the I/O is worse than a cheap VPS. I'm doing tests on that this week, and publishing the results. It's 79MB/s whereas good dedi is ~300MB/s and a VPS is from 100 on the low end to 200 on the higher end.

      Something stinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert T Jillie
      Originally Posted by NewParadigm View Post

      Has HG been having problems with dedicated servers too? or just shared?
      I haven't had a single problem wit my Hostgator dedicated server so it must be just their shared hosting and VPS hosting having problems.
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    The WF includes multiple talents so you can ask about
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    When I wanted to find out about the best host to use I
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Ya speak to support of companies you're thinking about switching to and see who can accommodate your needs the most.
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  • Profile picture of the author o3man
    I am not the only one. Host gator was once a super company. Sadly, they are now up and down like a ping pong game. My sites have seen a loss of traffic that is massive. Also, my rankings got crushed on Google, but that is my fault for not finding another web hosting service. HG sux! Wish they told us before they started migrating our sites to new servers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert T Jillie
    Originally Posted by mhdeaton View Post

    Guys what do I do when I have over 100 websites with hostgator and I cant stand the downtime and slow servers any longer. I pay $700 a year for a reseller program and I swear I am on their slowest server !!!

    What to do? I dont mind going with a VPN or equivalent but i dont think I want to do it with them. Any ideas???
    mhdeaton,
    Hostgator does tend to overload their shared servers but with 100 sites you should upgrade to a VPS server, or even a dedicated server. I upgraded to a dedicated server because my resellers server was waaaaaaayyyyyy to slow with hostgator.

    I have just over 200 sites on my Hostgator dedicated server and it's fast and reliable. If you go the dedicated server rout it will cost you about 2x what your paying now but you can set up a resellers account on your dedicated server and host sites for others to offset the costs, That's what I did so my server is only costing me $50.00 out of pocket each month.

    Keep in mind that if you decide to move to a Hostgator dedicated server Hostgator will transfer your sites free of charge in most cases but you will certainly want to "Harden" it because Hostgator dedicated servers, Like most out of the box servers, are not optimized ("Hardened") and leave you seriously open to hackers. You can get someone to Harden your server for less that $50 bucks.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you need a good tech to harden your server as I have a guy that does excellent work.
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by Robert T Jillie View Post

      I upgraded to a dedicated server because my resellers server was waaaaaaayyyyyy to slow with hostgator.
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      Yes, the HG reseller servers are vastly overloaded, and have been for several years. (Worse now that EIG took control.)

      But the dedicated are pitiful too. The hardware is slow, and the network is congested. You're paying $150+ for outdated hardware and subpar network that's barely worth half of that. I'd tested the heavily in past months, and HG dedicated servers were worse than even budget VPS providers. Even BurstNet was better!

      HG is a shared "unlimited" host. Period. Everything else is a "me too" offering. They do not specialize in that type of hosting and it shows.

      If you want an excellent dedicated server, look at Namecheap. Most people know them as a registrar, but it's a serious host too. In EU, look at EuroVPS or Baltic Servers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt59000
    I have been scammed by hostgator too, hostgator is the biggest scam ever, try underhost it's one of the best webhost i found
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Been in this game for 15 years. No web host is any good, there is always downtime. Best thing to do is to spread your sites amongst different hosting companies.

    BlueHost look good - somebody in the sites for review section was using them and their site loaded incredibly quickly, even from here in Thailand.
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    • Profile picture of the author mhdeaton
      Actually angelx I earn much more than that. Its not about the money you moron its about the right solution. You dont just jump from one solution to the other. WOW I can even believe you said that lol
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  • Profile picture of the author asaolo
    I wouldn't host a ton of sites on one hostgator account..
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I use Brinkster a lot now. They have a $34.95/ mo plan that gives you 500 gigs of storage space. There is also 6,000 gigs of transfer and that is probably all you need.

    Host gator diamond costs you $99 per month and that is approx $1200 per year. That top of the line plan only gives you 200 gigs storage space. Also, you have 1,400 gig of transfer which is a pain.
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