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    Host recommendation

    Which webhost do you recommend? Narrowed my search into 2 hosts: HostGator and GoDaddy. - Gina Grafilo

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    I think those are both fine choices. We have customers that use our script on both of those hosts, and we find them both easy to work with.

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    Search tool in our forum can be also helpful if you want to find some reviews.

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    What are your requirements and budget?
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    You really ought to start with what your requirements are and work from there.

    If you really have worked the list down to HostGator and GoDaddy then one thing to consider is that GoDaddy is in the domain registrrar business and hosting is only an add-on to their domain service and is therefore fairly basic compared to that provided by web hosting companies.
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    I've had my sites with Hostgator for 5.5 years now. Stable, growing company, improving all the time as far as I can see (e.g. support used to be outsourced, not anymore).

    I've started to use Godaddy recently. Scripts (Joomla, wordpress, phpbb) seem to run twice faster on Hostgator. Now, of course, server performance may vary across the many servers a host has, so this is just a 2 servers comparison.
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    I'd recommend hostgator in this case. Godaddy can be a good domain registrar. I've seen bad reviews all over the web about how little useful support godaddy provide. You would be better off going with hostgator, a company that focuses on hosting as their primary business structure.
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    Since you've narrowed down to GODADDY & HostGator, Godaddy will be a very good choice. They are not only very good domain registrar but they offers most other internet services related to hosting, seo & marketing of your website.

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    I have heard nothing but complaints about GoDaddy's hosting packages, It is always better to go with a firm which is established primarily as a host (for hosting) rather than to end up with a business which offers hosting as one of its many outreaches as you know (in the case of GoDaddy) they are going to be focusing the majority of their attention on their main services rather than their other attempts to get into every market.

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    Well, I will suggest you to go with Hostgator !
    Its simply the best and I never got any problem with them...

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    Another vote for HostGator. Very reliable and inexpensive.

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    These few weeks showed very variable performance at Godaddy. Server load would reach 100 and scripts took a lot longer to run when it happened. Sometimes they just hang or take too long for the monitoring script to load them (5 minutes checks).
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    I'd go for HostGator, although I heard many good reviews for GoDaddy as well..

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    Hostgator is web hosting company first of all instead of godaddy which started as domain name registrars
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina Grafilo View Post
    Which webhost do you recommend? Narrowed my search into 2 hosts: HostGator and GoDaddy. - Gina Grafilo
    I would definitely choose HostGator over GoDaddy.
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    Hi,

    I've used HG and use GoDaddy often for clients. I think they are both very good hosts and I haven't had super large sites to tell much of a difference. You have to ask yourself, Would you rather log into GoDaddy's bulky, slow loading site to get to your control panel, or login to HostGator by one page to CPanel.

    HostGator is better I think, but GoDaddy is good too. It's just a difference of opinion on how much you want to control with ease in my opinion.

    If it matters GoDaddy is one of the few hosts that support InnoDB MySQL, but most applications dont require that. I dont think HG Did. Thats a small thing anyways.

    Just go with hostgator its easier to set everything up :P

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    If you chose between those 2 web hosting providers I would recommend you stay with HG. IMO there are a lot of good reviews about them
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    I will also go with hostgator over godaddy, though hostgator tends to oversell and there are many cheaper hosts out there if you're not doing anything major.
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    Personally I feel you should go with HostGator since its primary business is Hosting. As far as GoDaddy concern hosting is add on business with domain registration.

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    i use both of them and i found hostgator to be easy since hostgator has cpanel.

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    Those are good hosts but I go with bluehost as it gave me no downtime.
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    I would go with hostgator

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    Hi,

    For me, it is hostgator.

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    So far I've tried :

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    I'd say first check your requirements and start from there. I have been using Host 4 Profit with no problems and I love their reseller program as well!
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