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The Business package is so awful.
I have up to 1000-2000 vistors a day and mostly from the states, it seems the bisness package cannot handle more than 32 visitors at one time before it is suspended by hostgator.
I have been with Hostgator for nearly 4 years, my business has grown, but Hostgator cant handle the pressure.
Host gator IS the best i luv their support unlimited band width unlimited space it worth buying
They provide good service, but the price will increase when you renew. My price increased over $20/year for a 3 year renewal. At that price, I will look elsewhere.
It is one of the best hosting service, dedicated server and reseller hosting service. Thanks for sharing with us this important information here.
Hostgator is the best hosting company there is, hostmonster can not compete with the reliability uptime an all around great service.
I wish I found them earlier!
I’ve been hosting with HostGator for about 3 years now, and have been very satisfied with their service. Never had any downtime that I’m aware of. I’m very pleased with the unlimited disk space, bandwidth, and mysql databases. Their tech support is perhaps the best I’ve experienced yet (and I’ve been with BlueHost and 1And1 in the past, and while they offer more features, they also cost more too, and their customer support wasn’t as good as HostGator’s).
Now on to the problems/ cons:
I wish they would support Java applications. They can support Java applets that run from a web page, but that’s about it. I want to be able to launch a Java Application from the server when a page is loaded (if this is possible).
Second, I wish you could seperate your domains into their own folders, instead of creating add-on domains as subfolders/subdomains of the primary domain (this is one thing 1and1 handled nicely that I have difficulty with HostGator).
Third, i wish they offered a “reset” function where you can reset your hosting account (delete all files ,emails, etc) from within the cPanel, rather than having to contact support for this (but this isn’t something people do too often).
I have had my website hosted on Hostgator for almost two years now. It has always been up and I haven’t had any problems. I just upgraded to a reseller account to try my hand at that. I am still setting it up but I have been super pleased with the free ebook to help set it up. I think they are great.
I have used Hostgator for more than 1 year, multiple hosting.
Actually they are the best ever.
They always give me a perfect support, and solve my problems inside my vbulletin, really the support team is quit cool & perfect.
but I have a small problem with Inodes limits, it is too little.
anyway, I’m in love with Hostgator.
I have used Hostgator in the past for my dedicated servers.
I had the elite server, and fully recommend it for speed,security,price
There support is excellent. with instant live chat support you can not go wrong.
The tecs know exactly what they are doing and solve any issue very fast.
I only moved from HostGator due to i needed servers closer to me.
But i would recomend them to anyone
I have registered www.fulladupublishers.com with Hostgator since about 1 year and so far it was really excellent. For any problem I had I could solve it through the live online help or was sent answers by email. Always competent people on their side. No need for expensive calls - would technically not be possible for me anyway. I love the fantastico although it does not have the latest versions, but it is easy and safe. I am currently working on some online-magazine sites www.gamtam.com and did some experiments which all worked well. The email is also safe and fast. I am still hosting my blogs www.gambiatravel.aprox-online.de and www.tropicaldeli.aprox-online.de with strato.de but this is a hell of a problem, nobody to reach and expensive too. Looking forward to transfer all to Hostgator now. They are excellent. A big hand, thumbs up and keep it up.
A follow up:
I’ve been working with hostgator for awhile now to resolve a problem of addon domains being added in as subdomains of the primary domain, so I have addon.primarydomain.com.
This is fine for most uses, but I need an addon domain to be seperate from my primary domain. So far the solution has been to open another account. This is on about round 8.
The support guy, one of their major admins, is up with me at 10 PM at night and we’re in the same time zone. I think that’s awesome, but I’m also paying 7.95 a month for their services and don’t use much bandwidth.
For domestic stuff, hostgator.com is awesome. But they are not very flexible in what they’ll do. Fantastico rocks, their CP is awesome, and their prices are decent. On a student budget though, an additional 6.95 a month is the difference between clean sheets or not.
These guys are just awesome. I serve 200GB a month on my $8 plan and the uptime and performance are remarkable. Their support staff is professional and their response time is great. Don’t be fooled by the budget price, Hostgator is the real deal and they’re in a separate class from most of their competitors.
I am satisfied with hostgator because of very good help and clear layout web. I hope the speed of access can be greater than now.
I’ve opened at least 5 tickets and the support is FAST and complete, and any follow up questions come within minutes. I could not be any happier, especially since I also run my own servers elsewhere and have to do all the admin myself. HostGator is a great deal and I will be staying as long as they can provide the service I need.
I own a website that provides a social networking aspect. We currently have roughly 5,000 members. We are redesigning our site and will be transferring to URL www.JiveWired.com. We have hired a publicist and we are paying a substantial amount for the redesign to compete with MySpace & Facebook. Of course we are going to consider all hosting solutions but it will be difficult for someone to sway me from HostGator. I wish that the cPanel was a little more user-friendly but it is by no means a pain. The service is platinum-standard and the price is very competetive. We use a dedicated server.
I am not a “power” user. My main concern is that my site works. I have been with HG for several years now and the value to me is the stability. I had the worst nightmares with previous providers that was so bad, I still have my main company’s home page my opening Web page to be sure it’s working. However, HG has proven that is not necessary. I have had occasion to deal with tech support and I have no complaints. We got it fixed. Sometimes it was me, sometimes it was them but it got fixed. Quickly and politely.
I have approximately 12 sites that I host with hostgator and can say that I have had no problems with them at all. The support is fantastic and the price is great. I get unlimited domains etc for about $10 / month. Very good option for your hosting needs and I recommend hostgator.
Overall my experience with hostgator was and STILL great. Their support is amazing they even helped me with website coding (they fixed so many scripts for me)I would highly recommend them. They offer the best plans available.
I just signed up with them 2 days ago.
My experience with HG by far is the best.
Brent Oxley, thank you for your HostGator company.
Hostgator are absolutly fantastic, I have been with them 6 months, perfect support. Cpanel is brilliant. Very cheap prices for what you get.
They are also hosting one of the most popular runescape websites:
That is being hosted on the cheapest dedicated server. with over 1million hits per day.
Decent company, but many features you have to request to be enabled. This is mainly so people don’t do stupid stuff.
Their support is decent, not perfect, but the pre-made packages are awesome.
To the user talking about the 404 pages, such as the mail.yourdomain.com, they’re modifiable. You don’t have to use their built in 404.
They’re above average for a webhost, but I don’t put them through their paces enough to say if they’re ‘excellent’ or not.
Sign up was the easiest I’ve experienced. I"d not used CP for about 10 years, but was quickly able to get setup and running. I’d switched because performance of my CMS on my old server moved out of ridiculously slow to embarrassing. I was worried about moving, but the free month up front allowed me to test my site out first and it runs fine! I’ve been a customer 30 days now and the one time I used customer service, I immediately connected to them and the person I chatted with was knowledgeable. I find there prices very competitive and have decided to maintain my account with them.
MP…. English man, we speak english…LOL
Host Gator’s customer service is probably the best I have recieved to date. But there is still some room for improvment. I am trying despratly to open my own store on the internet. Unfortunatly Hostgator has not been much help. Before I signed up I asked one of their sales people (via chat…which I love) about hosting a internet store. They reassured me it would be not problem. So I signed up… my package had no site builder so I was flying blind. After several chat sessions and Once inside site builder I realize that I do not have the eshop option inside the site builder. I call support again, to be told that the eshop option is no longer in site builder and that I would have to request it if I wanted it. “Are you serious"? I asked… It is a week later and a second request to cancel because I cannot afford all these stumbling blocks to be put in my way by my own host provider. So I am not looking for a new host provider. I just wish HostGator would have listened to me from the start when I said that I wanted to sell products ont he internet…. and made sure I had the right package.
I have the same problem as dFlint. Hostgator changed all the cpanel and ftp passwords, and set up a system to issue new passwords. But that didn’t work for me & now I am locked out. To make matters worse, support won’t help me unless I can supply billing information, but I won’t have access to this information for at least a week. That means I’m locked out, and there’s nothing HG will do.
This is absolutely terrible customer service, and a complete waste of my time. I’m looking for hosting elsewhere.
Host gator is a pain in where you are sitting. THey just changed my passwords and now I am locked out. I think I will get it fixed but I have spent almost 2 hours on the phone and there chat trying to fix. I am sure they will post with an excuse about how this was to help customers but it was done it the wrong way and wasted my time. They don’t credit for the wasted time and their excuse should be kept internal because I don’t care. I would recommend this server if you have lost of time to waste.
I’ll sign up for a plan soon , I have used live help once and had no issues.
I’ll be back here for sure with feed back for all of you…!!
Are you aware that if you type mail.yourdomain.com a screen comes up using your domain name for sales purposes? That turns me off and support tells me that screen is there by design.
I have been playing around trying to get Plesk with ModernBill5 and PHP5 set up with another company for over a month. I just wasted lots of time and money.
I finally bit the bullet and went with a small account on HostGator as a test. EVERYTHING I needed was right there.
I made the site fully functional with complete invoicing and automation in an evening.
I am certainly pleased beyond words!
There websites states:
“FREE Website Templates
- 4,500 Templates
- Flash Templates
- Absolutely FREE!
- View Templates
We spent a fortune on these templates so you dont have to. You can use these templates on all of your domains hosted with us.”
BUT THEY LIMIT A CUSTOMER TO 15 A DAY. That information is not provided until you contact customer support, and it is misleading.
El servicio es “EXCELENTE” alojo varias webs en hostgator desde hace unos días y el servicio me ha impresionado, es realmente bueno. Después de haber estado en otros servidores, que por el momento no nombrare, ya que aún no termino de mudar todas los sitios, y no quiero llevarme sorpresas. Felicitaciones!
First, HostGator has the cheapest and most comprehensive plans available from anywhere I did research on.
Not only do they give you insane amounts of bandwidth and storage, they also give you so many free add-ons it would be impossible to install them all. I have never been with a host who has such a large variety of server apps available to their basic hosting customers.
I started as a shared plan, but now I moved onto the reseller plan and I’m currently hosting 6 sites of clients whom I manage their IT infrastructures.
Hostgator support is the best support I’ve received from any company, ever. They are fast and courtious and always side with you, so if you screw up badly, like I did at first, they will fix your issues and WONT CHARGE! Their transfers dept. is a little slow, and by slow I mean it took 2 days to get my account transfered to another server.. but that is nothing compared to other companies.
The speeds coming off my shared and reseller servers is FAST.. I haven’t reached the limit yet, but I assume its around 2MB/s.. thats right.. 15Mb/s download speeds.
Overall my experience with HostGator has been nothing but enjoyable… eventually I will be buying several reseller accounts to host my clients on and will stick with them in the future.
The only thing I don’t use HostGator for is Domain Registration, which I don’t recommend anyone using anything but a dedicated company for that.
We have a test site for HostGator where you can check their server speed on an application using a database.
I just recently signed up with HostGator. I have used live help once and had no issues. I will return to post my experiences once I have had a full opportunity to use their resources.
i m here to find a good hosting company for my site i ll need a 1T plan so i found hostgator haven t purchase yet but hope i do! i don t think that the 2 gb limit is a problem but i want to be sure that the 1t of disk that is provited is true!
I will take the resseler hosting plan now,about the support online and the chat information is professional and good.
The above problem was fixed. I’m impressed. Hostgator support is the best worldwide. Excellent attention! (Something I don’t find in big hosting providers)
Hostgator=THE hosting provider. :D
My experience… (I’m a new Hostgator customer)
My partner bought a .info domain, in order to test Hostgator. Everything was fine. So I’ve decided to buy a domain and a reseller account for a .com domain. (And maybe I’ll buy a dedicated server in the future, if the Hostgator service continues OK)
Nevertheless, there was a problem that couldn’t be fixed yet.
My partner has an account (a dot info) (shared hosting)
I have another account, (a dot com) (plan: reseller + dedicated IP)
PRB 1- the e-mail containing my welcome (order info) was inaccurate (there was no IP address on it to log on, The IP was replaced with “…")
Nevertheless, the problem was quickly solved by one online assistant. Btw, It seems that a problem with my user name trigged that bug/prb. (User names can’t have a “-” on it)
Problem 1 was fixed, but…
PRB2- This problem couldn’t be fixed:
My reseller account was (because of a typo) linked to my partner’s account. My .com is linked to my partners’ .info account.
And my unique IP address is linked to the wrong Hostgator account (again, my partners’ .info shared hosting).
I hope they can fix this soon, I can’t fix it. (I’ve tried)…
The 2gig limit you are talking about is the same limit almost every host in the world has. A good site that talks about it is http://linuxmafia.com/faq/VALinux-kb/2gb-filesize-limit.html
If you wish to purchase a dedicated server we would be more then happy to make this happen, but in a shared environment it just can’t be done.
I am actually here to find a site to switch away from hostgator. They may have the largest amount of transfer for the price, but they did not tell me that there was a 2GB cap on the file size being transfered. I am making a 4.3GB file available for download. They wouldn’t work with me so off I go to find somebody who will. In addition to that there was whole disorganized debacle when they had server issues and support was like calling the IRS. You sit on hold forever to have some grumpy dude not know how to solve the problem. Overall, my experience sucked.
I’m satisfied with hostgator except for the fantastico installer which is always not the most recent version of software.
I’m the owner of hostgator and am more then happy to personally help anyone that joins us. To reach me just open a ticket and ask that it be assigned to “brent”