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    Smile Help Me Decide: HostGator or HostRocket?

    Hi Guys,

    Was actually wondering what you guys recommend as far HostGator Reselling opportunity vs HostRocket re-selling opportunity. I came prepared for this questions, so here are my goals:

    Goals:
    Long Term - I've biz established already and would like to add hosting as unlimited bonuses and even start a hosting business slowly as my own forums start to pick intensity

    The 24-month option of HostRocket seems irresistable with unlimited bandwidth and 1tb of space (as their chat), kind of skeptical as it isn't in writing, but it seems they have a better offter at first then Hostgator, but they don't provide a billing system like: whmautopilot. PL nameservers are also $2/month with HostRocket, but Hostgator reseller options has them included.

    Am I missing something guys? Tried my best to describe this, let's see!

    Thank you all...

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    LA,

    Basically, you get what you pay for. Moreover, what any one host provides (services, quality, features, etc.) can change over time and 'the best for you' does, too.

    I don't know about HostRocket but other members seem to like HostGator.

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    use the "freemonth" coupon for hostgator, first month for $0.01 for the baby plan.

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    I never tried hostrocket but I can tell you that hostgator is really good

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    Normally people will choose Hostgator over HostRocket for obvious reason. But if your website need strong DOS or DDOS attack protection, HostRocket is a better choice Because they have less users sharing each server. It means more stable and less vulnerable to hack.

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    I have friends who use hostgator and it works pretty well , no idea about Hostrocket .

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    But if your website need strong DOS or DDOS attack protection, HostRocket is a better choice Because they have less users sharing each server
    How do you know how many accounts each of these hosts puts per server? Are they using similar hardware for that comparison to be so straight off?
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    I have 3 sites hosted by Host Gator for about 6 months now and all have been going smooth with no major issues. No experience with Host Rocket yet.
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    i've used hostgator, godaddy and apollo hosting. hostgator's 's not bad. there tech support is not bad.

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    I personally use Dreamhost and have not had a problem. You can use their promo codes to get a huge discount, {snip}.

    Host Gator has have some great reviews. I strongly suggest it as well as Dreamhost.
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    Hostgator is an established player in the hosting business. You can try that. I haven't heard much about hostrocket...

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    I got freinds who host with hostgator and have heared good comments

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    I haven't used hostrocket,but HostGator is just soso

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    I guess if the choices are host rocket or hostgator... people will prefer hostgator
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    We all recommend hostgator, I now use is hostgator reseller, you can try the speed. hostgator host on TP, good stability
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    I strongly recommend if you are even considering starting your own host or anything near that to not use either. Sorry but hosts who just resell resellers are very slow and very unprofessional in my opinion. Show quality and determination and thats how you get clients. I would never use a host who is just a reseller from a server they don't even own.
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    I would never use a host who is just a reseller from a server they don't even own.
    That's a bit like not using a taxi because the car isn't owned, but leased. Plenty of hosts, even reasonably sized ones, rent equipment rather than buying it. What really defines the service (for hosting is a service) is usually people and management, not ownership status.
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    We worked with HostGator for a few years as a reseller. Always paid on time and nice interface for resellers. I don't have any info on the other one though.

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    I do not have experience with HostRocket, but I can tell you that Hostgator simply rocks!!! Amazing support, reliable service, cool prices!!

    Been with them 4+ years! Highly recommended!

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    I thing the HostRocket is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcdc View Post
    That's a bit like not using a taxi because the car isn't owned, but leased. Plenty of hosts, even reasonably sized ones, rent equipment rather than buying it. What really defines the service (for hosting is a service) is usually people and management, not ownership status.
    No i never said the host must BUY the actual server, there are servers for rent and co-locating, I personally would only use one that uses there own. If you get what i mean, i wouldnt want to be buying hosting from a package thats just a reseller on a server owned by someone else.
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    I never tried hostgator but I can tell you that hostrocket is really good i like 2 site 9.5/10

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    Probably give Host Monster a think as well. I have come across good reviews on them.
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    Thank you all for the interesting responses.

    I ended up staying with my previous host. I think that when you sum up all the cost if comparing both offers (HostGator vs HostRocket), you might get to deduce that this is just another case of an apple vs orange case.

    Furthermore, $120.00 vs $480.00 for a 2-year contract if adding 20% discount in both years for hostgator. But, whmcs isn't free as long as you stay with Hostgator. Meaning that if you want the best from the very beginning, do things correctly according to your experience and save money, you'll have to buy a license for $324.95 with whmcs if your opinion happens to be - it's the best billing management system for hosting. That adds up around $445.00 if you were to host your site with HostRocket.

    Guess it would all depend on your motive of use. Do to customer service and the 24hrs without fail in many years I've been with my host, let alone its reliability, apple to oranges might be an ending deduction. I kept my loyal relationship with my host, din't found a reason to change at the end of the research, plus I got to learn autopilot system before starting with whmcs, so great so far.

    Thanks you all.

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    Yeap. It seems sometimes you need to do new research for the new web host to make sure that your current web host is the best what you can have. Good luck with your current web host
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