HostGator Servers Down For Over 1 Hour Now

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Anybody else notice this? This seems to be fairly poor service, that's money down the drain for a lot of people... I used to be with godaddy hosting, as much as i hated godaddy, the servers never went down...
#hostgator #hour #servers
  • Profile picture of the author ravenx
    VPS up and running for us.
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    • Profile picture of the author chestmary
      I'm out too. This is what I got in response to my helpdesk ticket:

      Hello,

      Thank you for contacting HostGator. We are currently experiencing an emergency network outage at our Provo Datacenter. Unfortunately, we do not have any additional information on the situation at this time. Please refer to http://forums.hostgator.com/network-outage-t302250.html for further updates. If you have any questions, please let us know.

      Best Regards,

      Britt H.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Luck
    I've got a handful of dedicated servers at Hostgator, and they are (all) down.

    I'm a bit furious, because I'm in the middle of doing a soft-launch for my Internet Entrepreneurs Club. Damn the luck!

    Here's where you can see the status:

    http://forums.hostgator.com/network-outage-t302250.html
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  • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
    Apparently its an issue at the Provo Data Center... http://forums.hostgator.com/network-outage-t302250.html
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  • Profile picture of the author cuie
    I recommend that you change to more reliable hosting. VeeroTech has been praised here on the WF and I'm using it myself. I switched from Hostgator and Godaddy, and haven't looked back
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    • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
      Originally Posted by cuie View Post

      I recommend that you change to more reliable hosting. VeeroTech has been praised here on the WF and I'm using it myself. I switched from Hostgator and Godaddy, and haven't looked back
      I had originally switched from godaddy and it was a nightmare i hate changing hosting... It would be nice to have something reliable for once
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  • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
    WOW, bad timing for servers down around the holiday season.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Luck
    I'll be switching to Rackspace Cloud next month.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyisonline
      Originally Posted by Chris Luck View Post

      I'll be switching to Rackspace Cloud next month.
      mmmm, ya might wanna shop around a bit, first.
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      • Profile picture of the author Karry
        Originally Posted by garyisonline View Post

        mmmm, ya might wanna shop around a bit, first.
        Out of curiosity, Gary, have you had any negative experiences with Rackspace? Just wondering.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Yes, it's very annoying but this is not the first time, It has happened before so many times.
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  • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
    Its a very long down time, im sure it will affect SEO, no?
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    My VPS is down, hope it can be up again ASAP.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMarketingLord
    Mine is down, hope they bring it back online ASAP

    Jan
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Luck
    Hello,

    At 11:37AM set, we became aware of an issue in one of our data centers. Our operations team responded immediately, isolated the issue, and affected servers are currently being restored. Some customers may still be experiencing issues. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve the situation. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexnob
    I CAN"T BELIEVE! No email (prior of after the problems occuring)! No previous announcement! No safety B plan prepared!!! Damn Hostgator, who do you think you are? I lost hundreds of dollar this time buying solo and receive NOTHING! GREAT!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bellerine
    I'm also very tired of losing money due to their inferior facilities and zero redundancy. I don't know where else to go though, as it seems every resource is paid affiliate crap. Any suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sweersz
    Still down for me. I've been extremely happy with HostGator so far though. I just hope this stays a very rare occurrence.
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  • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
    This is unreal... mine is all still down
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankieTP2
    This is their latest update on the forum thread:
    Hello Again,

    Servers are still coming up at this time. It is taking a little more time then we'd like, however we are working as quickly as possible to get services restored and your sites back online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
    Just after 10 am PST here, all of my sites are still down.

    Can't believe this! RRRRRRR!!!!!

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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      I looked around to change when i had HG before for some of my niche sites. And I finally settled on KnownHost. I moved my clients onto my vps, and I host all my own sites there too.

      Their tech support is awesome, they transferred all my sites and my clients' too and they give Christmas bonuses.
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      • Profile picture of the author tapont71
        Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post

        I looked around to change when i had HG before for some of my niche sites. And I finally settled on KnownHost. I moved my clients onto my vps, and I host all my own sites there too.

        Their tech support is awesome, they transferred all my sites and my clients' too and they give Christmas bonuses.
        I will look at them to see what they offer. Thanks for the suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Get used to it...this is going to be a recurring theme jsut like it has been since EIG acquired them. Many of us tried to tell people that, but no one wanted to hear it.
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    • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
      Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

      Get used to it...this is going to be a recurring theme jsut like it has been since EIG acquired them. Many of us tried to tell people that, but no one wanted to hear it.
      Says the guys with the webhosting signatures lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by webmonopoly View Post

        Says the guys with the webhosting signatures lol
        There - disabled my signature. Search my posts from over a year ago and you'll see.
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      • Profile picture of the author heavysm
        Originally Posted by webmonopoly View Post

        Says the guys with the webhosting signatures lol
        Of anyone in the hosting world I would recommend Brent's hosting. I know you are just poking fun at the signature stuff, but I'm looking to Veerotech to host my sites next lol and that's no joke
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        • Profile picture of the author remodeler
          Originally Posted by heavysm View Post

          Of anyone in the hosting world I would recommend Brent's hosting. I know you are just poking fun at the signature stuff, but I'm looking to Veerotech to host my sites next lol and that's no joke
          I'd second that. I moved all my sites over to Brent last weekend and can't say enough about how good the service and support is. HG is now in the rear view mirror, which is where I should have put them long before now.
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  • Profile picture of the author tapont71
    My sites are up now but I have been having load time issues ever since they have switched. I have contacted them several times questioning the load speed and their response has always been, "its loading fast on our end." HG used to be a great reliable hosting solution but its obvious they have abandoned that "reliability" model. I will have to start shopping..such a PITA...so many sites to move.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrice_Walker
    Well, how about this? I just signed up for new hosting the other day-- I switched from Hostgator... Anyhow, my new hosting company just sent me an email to let me know that they have backed up my files successfully, and said "it seems that the hosting server (Hostgator) is down" and then continue to say, "we'll check back in 20 minutes or so to complete the migration". LOL!

    Basically, I am in the middle of switching to my new hosting company and since Hostgator is down, it is slowing my actual process of moving to my brand new server! Ha! Oh the luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
      Originally Posted by Patrice_Walker View Post

      Well, how about this? I just signed up for new hosting the other day-- I switched from Hostgator... Anyhow, my new hosting company just sent me an email to let me know that they have backed up my files successfully, and said "it seems that the hosting server (Hostgator) is down" and then continue to say, "we'll check back in 20 minutes or so to complete the migration". LOL!

      Basically, I am in the middle of switching to my new hosting company and since Hostgator is down, it is slowing my actual process of moving to my brand new server! Ha! Oh the luck!
      That must be extra annoying. I cant believe the servers are still down, I had a lot planned for today.
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      • Profile picture of the author Patrice_Walker
        Originally Posted by webmonopoly View Post

        That must be extra annoying. I cant believe the servers are still down, I had a lot planned for today.
        Yes, it sure is. At the same time, this is just a reminder of why I made a good decision to switch hosting companies. I've been with Hostgator since 2007. This is absolutely terrible. Cannot wait to be over and done with it altogether.

        I know what you mean about having a lot planned for today. It certainly doesn't feel good knowing that my website visitors are going to be frustrated-- my customers who have memberships.... Oh my gosh, not good.

        Hostgator needs to get the show back on the road so I can split! LOL!
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        • Profile picture of the author ronr
          sheesh still down
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  • Profile picture of the author Greenville
    I was unable to send and receive emails this morning then when this has been resolved, my sites don't loaded for about 1 hour. Everything is working fine now. Hopefully, I also have a VPS with another company where my better sites are hosted.

    Here is the answer from HG to my ticket: "Unfortunately at this time there is indeed an issue with our Provo, UT. Datacenter that is affecting some of our customers.
    I can assure you that our admins are working as diligently as possible to address the issues.
    We have created a forum post to follow this issue and it will be updated as information becomes available.

    We apologize greatly for the present circumstance and look forward to seeing this issue resolved soon.
    Please continue to follow this issue at the following forum post: http://forums.hostgator.com/network-outage-t302250.html".
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      My sites weren't effected at all. Hmm...

      Terra
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      • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        My sites weren't effected at all. Hmm...

        Terra
        Terra,

        Only you! :p

        All of mine are still down. I had a ton of work to get done today. I actually got up early to start!

        I'm so angry! Now how the heck am I going to teach people how to make money on line and watch porn at the same time?

        SORRY MODS, I'M JUST "BLOWIN'" OFF STEAM! HAHHAHAHAAA... Ok, sorry sorry sorry sorry.

        I just checked, two of my sites are back, but the rest are still MIA.

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    • Profile picture of the author ronr
      The sites I'm trying to get to are still down.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Seems like we get these threads weekly (Which is a shame since they were a Houston based company).
    It's no secret that since they were bought out Hostgator has been a shadow of their former self. If the problems are really that bad why not move on instead of complaining about these constant problems?
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  • Profile picture of the author nrupen
    My websites are down for more than 6 hours now. Still there seems no progress, nor live chat is working properly. HostGator is no longer a web hosting service it used to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I just got an email from HG today and it said that they had just finished upgrading their servers. Hey, I do not know whether to laugh or cry. Things keep on getting max worse. What is going on?
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    • Profile picture of the author tinkleondabeach
      Yeah their servers are still down, gave me both suspended and maintenance errors.. Emails are not being delivered. Been down for 3-4 hours already.

      I didn't even know HG got bought out, but that would explain the latest downtime and heavy usage suspensions..
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  • Profile picture of the author KabirC
    I just switched from my reseller, they had my sites down for well over 15 hours a few days ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author ViralMediaBoost
    Its due to the server move, they got sold a few months back and are still migrating servers to otah i believe it is, but the new company are doing poorly - a lot of downtime.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    None of this surprises me. Not even a little.

    Hostgator is garbage:
    - http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-my-sites.html
    - http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...s-traffic.html
    - http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-all-down.html
    - http://www.warriorforum.com/internet...hostgator.html
    - http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-want-out.html

    I have no idea why people still suggest that in 2013. It's terrible. It's not even the same "Hostgator" anymore, not since summer 2012, and is nothing more than an EIG brand now. Anybody still using it should leave ASAP. I've been warning people on this forum for months and months and months. This is EIG, and this is how they operate. It's crap.

    There are better hosts. Use one!

    Also don't use:
    - Godaddy
    - Yahoo
    - 1&1
    - Dreamhost
    - the 50+ EIG brands, including Hostgator, Bluehost, Justhost, iPage, Fatcow, etc
    - amateur/"kiddie" hosts

    You'll just have the same issues there.
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  • Profile picture of the author tinkleondabeach
    Anyone else besides me that's still down? Domains routes to 404/suspended pages
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by tinkleondabeach View Post

      Anyone else besides me that's still down? Domains routes to 404/suspended pages
      sounds like the cpanel express migration, it suspends the accounts on the old server.
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        • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
          Originally Posted by RonAlps View Post

          Hostgator eats up competition. :confused:
          I think it's supposed to go "EIG eats up the competition - and then shits them out."
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    • Profile picture of the author bhemusic
      Still down also, now getting a database error... Second time in 4 months this has happened.

      RIP HostGator
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  • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
    I'm really losing My mind.... My sites came back but now there all down again with a database error. This is ***ing unbelievable.
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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      This is pretty crazy. I am on some lists of some 7 figure personal development guys and they send out apology emails because their HG servers went down meaning that all of their sites must have been down for some period today.

      It's not crazy that HG servers went down and affected so many people (it's to be expected with all of HG's crap lately), it's that these millionaire marketers are still relying on HG for their business. I'm curious how much $$ they lost during their down time...couple grand at least. Dude was in the middle of a product launch as well >_< so that has to hurt
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      • Profile picture of the author Bob A
        All my sites are down also. Will be definitely be moving off of HG.

        Bob A
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      • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
        Originally Posted by heavysm View Post

        it's that these millionaire marketers are still relying on HG for their business. I'm curious how much $$ they lost during their down time..
        You should also wonder if they're lying, and completely full of $hit too. Around here, it's very common. Lots of BSers and con artists just suckering money from others that are gullible enough to believe them. You have to watch yourself! Be a skeptic.

        Something like this should be a warning sign that your "guru" is a faker.
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        • Profile picture of the author heavysm
          Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

          You should also wonder if they're lying, and completely full of too. Around here, it's very common. Lots of BSers and con artists just suckering money from others that are gullible enough to believe them. You have to watch yourself! Be a skeptic.

          Something like this should be a warning sign that your "guru" is a faker.
          That's true, but thankfully i verified the whois information prior to posting. I'm pretty sure since the guy is pretty genuine he got suckered in to having his site hosted (likely through an affiliate business partner since he's good in personal development - but not so much in IM) so i don't blame him for having hosted with HG, I blame him for not knowing better than to have his entire business hosted with HG.

          For most things online I am already in doubt until evidence comes around to prove otherwise
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          • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
            Originally Posted by heavysm View Post

            I'm pretty sure since the guy is pretty genuine
            Based on what?

            If true, I'd question the competence of somebody that made thousands or more from a $10 "unlimited" account at a crappy budget host.

            But I often doubt it's true at all. It betrays them, and shows them to be a fraud.

            In the hands of many, "IM" is not really marketing. Most of these folks are not even educated in what marketing really is. To these people, it's all about cheating Google, writing schlock "articles", etc. They lie and have a severe ego issue.

            When guys refer to each other by name, it's almost like a fraternity atmosphere around here. "Wow, Johnny Rotten slept with 25 women! He's the man! The guru! All hail Johnny!" But the truth is, you really don't know how successful they are. Its often ego stroking ... that the person himself started via fake names! (The "sales funnel letter" is often complete BS.)

            As they say, "those that can, do". And "those that can't, teach".
            But in "IM" it's often "those that fail (and thus lie about success), teach".

            It's always hilarious when somebody cries about losing $XYZ because of downtime at a cheesy little Walmart-grade host like Hostgator. And it's pretty much always an exaggeration to make others want to feel sorry for them, or to try and drum up bandwagon anger.

            This place does, of course, have some great and genuine people. But they're harder to find. And they're not using budget "unlimited" hosting, "SEO" hosting, etc, all while bragging about making $XXXX money per month day, week, month, blue moon, or whatever, using a method that you too can learn for only $49.95! ("Act now! Limited slots available!")

            To be honest, some of this should be common sense stuff.

            But whatever. People believe what they want, waste money as they want.

            Again, this should be a warning sign.
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            • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
              Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post


              To be honest, some of this should be common sense stuff.

              But whatever. People believe what they want, waste money as they want.

              Again, this should be a warning sign.
              For the record, I noticed after EIG took over the support became very slow, I was wanting to change for other reasons but I transferred all my sites to Wired Tree and I'm very happy about it.

              Many thanks for the advice, your site was very informative.
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            • Profile picture of the author heavysm
              Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post


              Based on what?
              For the record he has a few dedicated servers for his sites with HG.

              I've met the guy in person and spoken to him. He's not great at marketing, which is why he has to hire consultants to help him arrange his products and promote them, but his products are strong so I like him.

              This is all a tad bit off topic so I'll leave it here regarding his "trustworthiness" or whatever. But there is definitely little trustworthiness regarding HG's performance. For this thread at least that is certain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt59000
    Same for me, and they suspended 2 of my websites
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    I went to sleep, wake up and found my site come back again.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by heavysm View Post

      Of anyone in the hosting world I would recommend Brent's hosting. I know you are just poking fun at the signature stuff, but I'm looking to Veerotech to host my sites next lol and that's no joke
      Originally Posted by remodeler View Post

      I'd second that. I moved all my sites over to Brent last weekend and can't say enough about how good the service and support is. HG is now in the rear view mirror, which is where I should have put them long before now.
      Thanks for the recommendations and mentions here guys. Glad to hear the kind words.

      @heavysm - if you're interested in a trial account, let me know and we can get something set up for you to test.

      When care is taken for migrations, they go smoothly.

      Thanks,
      Brent
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  • Profile picture of the author azgold
    My site was down for a while this morning/afternoon but then was suddenly back and working again. I only just signed up with HG about a month ago because I had heard that they were better than GD. I was hoping it was true but from reading this thread, sounds like this has happened more than once.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I was with Hostgator for about 8 years. I recently left them because of all the never-ending problems. I haven't looked back.

    For those interested I moved over to LiquidWeb. Much better.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I use HG for all my sites and have noticed anything. No traffic drops, nothing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zen Warrior
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      I use HG for all my sites and have noticed anything. No traffic drops, nothing.
      Same here. Nothing out of the ordinary. Sometimes this stuff gets blown way out of proportion,. esp a huge company like HG....just like all the pr that said they didn't pay their affiliates.....I've gotten some nice checks, and very timely, and all seems up and up...

      BUT, not being taken lightly, all this by me ( Yoda speak)
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      • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
        Originally Posted by Zen Warrior View Post

        Same here. Nothing out of the ordinary. Sometimes this stuff gets blown way out of proportion,. esp a huge company like HG...
        You've probably not been migrated yet. Just wait for it. You'll eat crow soon enough.
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        • Profile picture of the author SallyJo
          I got migrated... yeah... wait for it. I'm moving outta there at the end of this billing cycle. Sure is funny how they can go down for the good part of a day, but their site works and they also manage to run their payments.
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          • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
            Originally Posted by SallyJo View Post

            I got migrated... yeah... wait for it. I'm moving outta there at the end of this billing cycle. Sure is funny how they can go down for the good part of a day, but their site works and they also manage to run their payments.
            It's really not a bad idea for them to have their own site on a different server or in a different data center than their clients sites. At times like this, when a hosting company has client sites down, their own site on a different server/network/dc allows them to have a means to communicate with clients and provide support.
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        • Profile picture of the author Zen Warrior
          Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

          You've probably not been migrated yet. Just wait for it. You'll eat crow soon enough.
          Actually, yeah I was....didn't notice anything, no down time for me...maybe I was lucky, who knows.

          I've used HG for almost 8 years, and it's my nature to loyal--I guess I'm old-school, don't just get a "divorce" at the drop of the hat....and yes, I make a decent commission from HG too.......but that doesn't mean I blindly support them.

          So I am not just saying good things about them cuz I make $$ from promoting them, just from my experiences....

          Many of the HG detractors on this and other threads have an interest in promoting other web hosts (you included it seems), similar to what I've seen in many other topics on WF, so you can't believe everything on here....but I don't like to "go down with the ship" either, as I ain't the captain......

          So, I'll be contemplating this deeply and waiting for the right path to be shown....

          (and, well, I've already got a "test" account at Inmotion, as I've heard some good things about them)
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          • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
            Originally Posted by Zen Warrior View Post

            Many of the HG detractors on this and other threads have an interest in promoting other web hosts (you included it seems), similar to what I've seen in many other topics on WF, so you can't believe everything on here....
            Everything that's been said has been true. I recall specifically pointing out when EIG first acquired them that it was their history to have issues like this. I was told I was "self promoting" and didn't know what I was talking about.

            HostGator isn't the first acquired host that they've pretty much destroyed and most likely won't be the last.

            It's kind of one of those "I told ya so" moments...

            Mark my words, the problems will continue, and will only get worse.

            I'll need to spend some time and dig up those old posts in my post history...as long as the mods didn't delete them.

            I've never heard of so many "raid" failures in my 10+ years in this industry as there have been since EIG acquired HostGator. That's their "lies" on covering up moving datacenters until KPmedia brought it up over at WHT. THEN the whole issue came out about their "dedicated" servers actually being VPS's...but that's a whole other subject.

            One instance before the move came out was that IP's were turning up in different locations "After" the so called raid array was fixed. It was never failed hardware, it was a lie to cover up moving.

            I was shocked when I migrated a customer using a HostGator dedicated server & found a vnet interface. For those who don't know, vnet is a "virtual" adapter, IE VPS.
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            • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
              Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

              specifically pointing out when EIG first acquired them that it was their history to have issues
              I'll need to spend some time and dig up those old posts in my post history
              I blew the whistle on Hostgator almost immediately.
              Before that it was Netfirms.
              Before that Bluehost.
              Before that...

              Note the date of one of my earliest posts at WHT:
              Web Hosting Talk - View Single Post - Anyone leaving HostGator because of the EIG takeover?

              But I was posting about it the month before. This site, that site, many sites.

              EIG screwed me 3 times from 2002 to 2007 (or thereabouts), so I now follow their activity. If they are about to buy hosts I'm using, I flee immediately to avoid the fallout. And then I warn others. This Hostgator mess is the first time it's taken this long to go tits up, but it was inevitable.

              Smart folks listen. But some refuse to believe, and have to experience for themselves. Sucks for those that do. I know. I was there. Lost databases, lost emails, days of downtime, etc. Not fun at all.

              They are like the Borg on Star Trek.
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              • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
                Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

                I blew the whistle on Hostgator almost immediately.
                Before that it was Netfirms.
                Before that Bluehost.
                Before that...

                Note the date of one of my earliest posts at WHT:
                Web Hosting Talk - View Single Post - Anyone leaving HostGator because of the EIG takeover?

                But I was posting about it the month before. This site, that site, many sites.

                EIG screwed me 3 times from 2002 to 2007 (or thereabouts), so I now follow their activity. If they are about to buy hosts I'm using, I flee immediately to avoid the fallout. And then I warn others. This Hostgator mess is the first time it's taken this long to go tits up, but it was inevitable.

                Smart folks listen. But some refuse to believe, and have to experience for themselves. Sucks for those that do. I know. I was there. Lost databases, lost emails, days of downtime, etc. Not fun at all.

                They are like the Borg on Star Trek.
                Speaking of, check your post history here; the majority of mine in hosting related threads have been deleted it appears. So much for providing "Actual" advice since it gets treated as self promotion and deleted.
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              • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
                Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

                I blew the whistle on Hostgator almost immediately.
                Before that it was Netfirms.
                Before that Bluehost.
                Before that...

                Note the date of one of my earliest posts at WHT:
                Web Hosting Talk - View Single Post - Anyone leaving HostGator because of the EIG takeover?

                But I was posting about it the month before. This site, that site, many sites.

                EIG screwed me 3 times from 2002 to 2007 (or thereabouts), so I now follow their activity. If they are about to buy hosts I'm using, I flee immediately to avoid the fallout. And then I warn others. This Hostgator mess is the first time it's taken this long to go tits up, but it was inevitable.

                Smart folks listen. But some refuse to believe, and have to experience for themselves. Sucks for those that do. I know. I was there. Lost databases, lost emails, days of downtime, etc. Not fun at all.

                They are like the Borg on Star Trek.
                I wanted to say thank for you excellent writeup about EIG in your sig. It was your article that inspired me to move my remaining sites on Hostgator to WiredTree. Needless to say, I'm grateful considering the circumstances.

                If you're still on Hostgator, now's the time to move.

                Log into Cpanel and download your backups. Then start moving sites one by one until you're done.
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          • Profile picture of the author M@tt
            Originally Posted by Zen Warrior View Post

            Actually, yeah I was....didn't notice anything, no down time for me...maybe I was lucky, who knows.

            I've used HG for almost 8 years, and it's my nature to loyal--I guess I'm old-school, don't just get a "divorce" at the drop of the hat....and yes, I make a decent commission from HG too.......but that doesn't mean I blindly support them.

            So I am not just saying good things about them cuz I make $$ from promoting them, just from my experiences....

            Many of the HG detractors on this and other threads have an interest in promoting other web hosts (you included it seems), similar to what I've seen in many other topics on WF, so you can't believe everything on here....but I don't like to "go down with the ship" either, as I ain't the captain......

            So, I'll be contemplating this deeply and waiting for the right path to be shown....

            (and, well, I've already got a "test" account at Inmotion, as I've heard some good things about them)
            This is burying your head in the sand syndrome. Myself, KP, KingFish are giving you advice in advance because it will happen to you.

            Yes, I have another hosting interest. Yes, I'll happily recommend good competitors that I respect (that was HG when owned by Brent). But yes, I'm offering this advice so you don't get caught out.

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  • Profile picture of the author M@tt
    Was this yet another power issue? For those of you with dedicated servers, did your servers get rebooted?

    Anyone still over there should leave now before the entire house crumbles.

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    • Profile picture of the author papeter
      I am going to try Namecheap for a few sites to see how they perform. Anybody here use them as a hosting provider?

      Namecheap have a very good reputation for domain reg, I have a few with them and have never had an issue and better to deal with than GD!
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  • Profile picture of the author petkanov
    my sites are still down.
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    • Profile picture of the author SallyJo
      Originally Posted by petkanov View Post

      my sites are still down.

      Not a chance you missed the email about them migrating your site(s), is there? That was my bad... I missed the emails warning me my sites would croak if I didn't change the name servers IP #s.

      Just so happens they have bad outages the same time I was supposed to update those pesky little IP#s.
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  • Profile picture of the author cuie
    I recommend VeeroTech. Just run from Hostgator to their service. They did 100% of the migration, which took about 30 minutes.

    Now I can sleep at nights
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  • Profile picture of the author artflair
    Bad luck!
    I just registered a domain and ordered hosting with them for my new niche site...
    It's 'Pending' for over 24h now...
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  • Profile picture of the author kylecrax
    It has happened before so many times.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    My site was working fine, but I could not use the Control Panel

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    The Flu? Not worthy of a mention here???
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  • Profile picture of the author petkanov
    I signed up with liquidweb today. Now will move my sites in the next few days and close my HG account.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElijahM
    I use HostGator and haven't had any problems with them. :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLB
    I even had to move my small sites, usually testing sites, off of hostgator because of their terrible speeds.
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  • Profile picture of the author veroniquef
    Since the ownership changes their support went downhill, they used to be a great host.
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  • Profile picture of the author serprider
    Move somewhere else, I have never had good luck with HG.
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  • Profile picture of the author dreamtoreality
    You guys think Hostgator is bad? Try Big Brain Global. My site has been down for 9 hours and counting. Sadly this isn't the first time I've noticed significant downtime. I've just opened a scathing ticket. The funny thing is that my site has received more traffic today than any other day despite the downtime, which is why I didn't notice it until now. Who knows how much money the site would have generated today if it was still up.

    AVOID BIG BRAIN GLOBAL
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by dreamtoreality View Post

      You guys think Hostgator is bad? Try Big Brain Global. My site has been down for 9 hours and counting. Sadly this isn't the first time I've noticed significant downtime. I've just opened a scathing ticket. The funny thing is that my site has received more traffic today than any other day despite the downtime, which is why I didn't notice it until now. Who knows how much money the site would have generated today if it was still up.

      AVOID BIG BRAIN GLOBAL
      Have you tried contacting them? I knnow Brian is active over on webhostingtalk.com - have you tried accessing the site(s) from a different location? Perhaps your IP had become blocked in the firewall, 9 hours is a long time but have not heard of any outages there...
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      • Profile picture of the author dreamtoreality
        Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

        Have you tried contacting them? I knnow Brian is active over on webhostingtalk.com - have you tried accessing the site(s) from a different location? Perhaps your IP had become blocked in the firewall, 9 hours is a long time but have not heard of any outages there...
        17 hours and counting now, and of course traffic is at zero. The worse thing is that I just signed up with another host, but can't transfer my site because everything is down. I just hope that I can do something before the site loses rankings due to downtime, which is a very real possibility now.

        I've contacted them, and had to contact them 8 hours after their first message 9 hours ago saying they were "working quickly to resolve it." I can understand if this was the first time it happened, but it's been bad experience after bad experience with Big Brain Global.
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