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    Angry Hostgator, 1AND1 and GoDaddy {awful}!

    I have had problems with all three hosting providers and the support and such seems good at first. However as time goes you will see more problems and they will be slower and slower to respond to your questions.

    I have now found better ways of hosting and learned more, It's also saving me a bunch of money.

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    Why don't you tell us your findings, may be we could also save some money.

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    well honestly i just decided to start my own hosting business and transfer all my sites to it. This means i can pretty much choose and more easily monitor how much bandwidth and disk space i use. I also decided to offer cheaper hosting to my customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigideaguy View Post
    well honestly i just decided to start my own hosting business and transfer all my sites to it. This means i can pretty much choose and more easily monitor how much bandwidth and disk space i use. I also decided to offer cheaper hosting to my customers.
    So are you actually paying millions of dollars a year for your own data center or are you just purchasing co-location space from someone else. If the latter then which provider is it you are using to provide the space in their data center for your servers?
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    Hello,

    If some Hosting provider is the best for you, it could be not for somebody else...so it's good that you have found your best hosting solution.

    Regards

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    I like Godaddy, I haven't had an problems with them
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    They are the biggest one and that is normal if they can't suit everyone.
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    Hosting companies do not aim to fit the needs of every single person. That would be impossible! However, they can aim to suit the needs of the majority and then work one-on-one with their clients.

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    I have no problems with Hostgator. Been with them for a couple years and I'm happy so far. Haven't seen any rise in issues or deterioration in support. So far the best value for money I have experienced. Note: I'm on their reseller account so it could be the diff.

    Godaddy hosting panel is very slow. Takes too long to do even the simplest things.

    Anyone have thoughts on Spry?

    If I was to start a hosting business, I'd start with Rackspace and grow from there.

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    For me hostgator is good. I know they are overselling.

    Last edited by r937; Jan 5, 2009 at 21:44.

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    Been with them for a couple years and I'm happy so far. Haven't seen any rise in issues or deterioration in support.
    Indeed, my experience in similar, and I must be on one of their oldest servers.

    Looks to me like the OP's site is still hosted on a Hostgator reseller account as well.
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    I use host gator. There are some minor problems from time to time, but overall, they are way better than other companies I have used.

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    Gator's support is a bit harsh,not always but sometimes.
    however they do get the Job done on majority of occasions.

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    I have heard good things about hostgator..Sad to know your experience with them was bad .

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    Thats weird. I have Hostgator and they seem really good. Although I just joined about 3 months ago. I have been on Powweb (sucks), Bluehost, Dreamhost (great), and Hostgator and find Hostgator supports a lot of things and gets the job done. It took a while to get everything up and running but after that pretty happy with it so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigideaguy View Post
    I have had problems with all three hosting providers and the support and such seems good at first. However as time goes you will see more problems and they will be slower and slower to respond to your questions.

    I have now found better ways of hosting and learned more, It's also saving me a bunch of money.
    I am with several hostings hostgator is among them. They're not the best as for support. For example I would like wordpress mu to work for the last version, they can't solve that so I had to look for another webhost. But I am a bit high profile user so I won't bash them for that, I find them still good.

    As for your offers, they seem to be very good, hope they will keep up with your promise and sustainable with time. That's what I like with Hostgator, they promise a lot and can sustain it.

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    Hostgator was good to me while I was with them, I can't say I have any real complaints.
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    hostgator is pretty small and godaddy is ok for web hosting but not for clusters etc.

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    anyone tried one.com?

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    hostgator is pretty small
    As a shared hosting provider they're not small by any means, hosting hundreds of thousands of websites, having thousands of servers etc.

    Godaddy is a much more visible brand though. They do spend a lot on that, don't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tampa_man_33 View Post
    I like Godaddy, I haven't had an problems with them
    me too, i like Godaddy, Godaddy is the BEST

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigideaguy View Post
    I have had problems with all three hosting providers and the support and such seems good at first. However as time goes you will see more problems and they will be slower and slower to respond to your questions.

    I have now found better ways of hosting and learned more, It's also saving me a bunch of money.
    Are you mean RESELLER?


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