Hostgator and Solo Ads

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I received an email from Hostgator support regarding solo ad's (I'm still a newbie) and apparently they don't allow solo ads anymore. I think Safe Swaps shut off Hostgator and moved somewhere new as well in January.

Anyways... Do you all still use HostGator for solo's?

Main Question : Who do you use for hosting that allows all the programs like funnelKit and Epic Squeeze Plugin and other big time plugins for solo ads... OTHER THAN hostgator.

- Preferably less than $30 a month, I'm only going to be sending 1000-3000 clicks this month anyways.

Thanks for all guidance.
#ads #hostgator #solo
  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Hmmm wasn't aware of that being a solo seller myself.

    Anyway I highly recommend Bluehost, they rock and so does their customer service!
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  • Profile picture of the author Reda Lagrana
    Originally Posted by jamescanz View Post

    Hmmm wasn't aware of that being a solo seller myself.

    Anyway I highly recommend Bluehost, they rock and so does their customer service!
    If you count on creating a small website bluehost is the way to go. But if you want to create multiple website on a single shared account then Hostgator is more appropriate.

    I had a bad experience with bluehost, I saw all the advertisement for "all unlimited" but after creating a couple of websites I received a warning saying that my account will be suspended if I don't delete one of my databases because it was containing a lot of tables.

    Everything is not unlimited after all... I got my full refund and moved to Hostgator and it's much better!
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by Reda Lagrana View Post

      If you count on creating a small website bluehost is the way to go. But if you want to create multiple website on a single shared account then Hostgator is more appropriate.
      Hostgator and Bluehost are the same host (EIG). And it's not at all suggested.

      They're a shared host only.
      Anything else they offer is a "me too" service, and they have zero expertise in that area.
      Basically, you'd be pissing away money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You could try GoDaddy. I think Yahoo Web Hosting is really good too.
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    What do you mean host gator doesn't allow solo ads? I have a few sites that are hosted with hostgator and just had a major solo ad run through that site with no problems.

    Maybe you can post the email that hostgator sent you?
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I would not think hostgator would ban plugins. I mean yeah they may not allow mailing out on there servers for solo ads. I use them for self hosting at port 587 but my mails go through mandrill not hostgator.

    I have epic squeeze page, lead rocket pro all the software and never got an email from hostgator. Even when I open new accounts that was just the other day I sent the same email. Please open port 587 for my double opt in list to receive there newsletter.

    Thats the only rule I'm aware of is that it needs to be double optin list.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Are you saying that if I hosted a domain on Host Gators servers that I couldn't use that domain to send bulk email?
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  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    This is who I use and they rock...

    KnownHost.com - Your high quality managed VPS hosting provider

    I used to spend over $120 a month for a HostGator VPS but after they got bought out they kinda went to crap... Now I have a much faster VPS for 1/2 the price.

    Cheers,
    Coby
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  • Profile picture of the author dhruven
    You should go with Dreamhost hosting service.
    which is provide good web hosting service with affordable price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian John
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    • Profile picture of the author brentb
      1. Don't email off a shared hosting. Please.

      2. You can put whatever you want on a shared host. I think you are misreading their email.

      3. Try Hivelocity.net $99/mo for a dedicated server all to yourself that you could email off of if you want. OR SparkNode cloud (part of hivelocity.net) that costs $29/mo and is way more powerful than shared hosting or VPS and you can upgrade with the click of a button to more processing or ram if needed.
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      • Profile picture of the author Brando95
        Originally Posted by brentb View Post

        1. Don't email off a shared hosting. Please.

        2. You can put whatever you want on a shared host. I think you are misreading their email.

        3. Try Hivelocity.net $99/mo for a dedicated server all to yourself that you could email off of if you want. OR SparkNode cloud (part of hivelocity.net) that costs $29/mo and is way more powerful than shared hosting or VPS and you can upgrade with the click of a button to more processing or ram if needed.
        Why shouldnt you email off shared hosting?
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        • Profile picture of the author brentb
          Originally Posted by Brando95 View Post

          Why shouldnt you email off shared hosting?
          Well a few emails here and there never hurt anyone but don't even think about it if you are a serious emailer.

          1. They will drop you in a second if you don't like how much you are sending.

          2. IP is usually shot anyways so you may not even be getting in anyones inbox. Everyone and their uncle has tried emailing on the same IP, shared hosting often will throw hundreds of people on a box. They all tried emailing too and some of them probably violated can spam and mailed out viagra or something. It's ridiculous. I guarantee you are sharing your IP with porn and other shady things... here check for yourself! Network Tools by YouGetSignal.com just type your domain in. This isn't even going to pick up half the sites on your IP too FYI.
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  • Profile picture of the author OfficerIM
    If i were you, i would go to hosting companies that are MMO targeted like Go GVO
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    I'm currently with GVO but I am testing out other solutions. The one I will be testing at the middle of next month is https://www.crocweb.com/reseller-hosting.html and will be using their Reseller Hosting for $50 a month.

    Plus they move your sites for free. (That's a real bonus if you ask me)
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  • Profile picture of the author NK
    Originally Posted by marketforus1 View Post

    I received an email from Hostgator support regarding solo ad's (I'm still a newbie) and apparently they don't allow solo ads anymore.
    Could you share the actual email? Or at least the part about them not allowing solo ads anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    I don't have any involvement with Solo Ads but I'm with the poster who said HG has gone downhill.

    My website has been down for extended period 3-4 times in the past 2 weeks. I've just had to switch to a new host because they are destroying my website.
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    • Profile picture of the author CrocWeb
      Originally Posted by Stuart Walker View Post

      I don't have any involvement with Solo Ads but I'm with the poster who said HG has gone downhill.

      My website has been down for extended period 3-4 times in the past 2 weeks. I've just had to switch to a new host because they are destroying my website.
      Their service is becoming poor because EIG took over, they also own many other hosts such as BlueHost.
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  • Profile picture of the author avowzone
    Banned
    I am using Godaddy you also can try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    I have been with HostGator when I get started. But after they get bought over, their seevice went from bad to worst. Now I hosted at wired tree at a cheaper price and the loading speed is cut by half.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    I have several HG accounts and have for the past 10 years. I've never had any issues as far as hosting my websites, except with the occasional downtime, which has never been for more than 10 or 15 minutes at a time. Honestly, I don't know of any shared hosting companies that don't experience occasional short periods of downtime.

    As far as using a shared hosting account to send email, it's futile.

    Most shared hosting accounts have limits like 200-500 emails per hour. So, if you have a list of 10,000 subscribers and they only allow you to send 500 emails per hour, it's going to take you 20 hours to send a single email.

    As if that's not bad enough, the IPs are likely shot and your chances of inboxing any of those emails is slim to none.

    As for using hosting accounts to send solo ads, most of them don't allow it. Even outside SMTP services like Sendgrid and Mailgun have strict policies when it comes to solo ads. Many of them don't allow it, or if they do, they have very strict standards for complaints and bounces.

    Third party ARs don't like them, either. Most serious solo ad sellers have their own servers. I don't really know much about what is required to set these up, but I know it takes quite a bit of technical expertise and upwards of $2000 to set it up.

    I buy a ton of solo ads and I know hundreds of sellers and the top ones don't use shared or even VPS hosting. They have their own autoresponder software like ArpReach and they have their own servers.

    Again, I don't know what's involved in setting this up, just that I have no idea how to do it and it's costly and then you constantly have to worry about not getting your IPs blacklisted.

    As far as hosting squeeze pages on HostGator, as far as I know they have no issue with you buying solo ad traffic to send to your lead capture pages.

    Their problem lies with those who are selling solo ads and using their hosting to send them.

    You really can't blame them, as most solo ads are in the "make money online" niche, and there are a lot of people in that niche who do shady things like buying lists and other types of spamming. There is also a lot of fraud in the solo industry, with scammers using bots and other types of software to scam buyers. Unfortunately, I can see why lots of hosting and AR companies don't trust solo sellers.
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