I am not a customer of HostGator but once was, They aren't bad at all and I don't like seeing them be picked up by another company. Hopefully after everything is switch it will still run smooth and no problems occur when EIG takes fully over.
I'm not giving EIG the benefit of the doubt. They already f***ed me over 3 times in the past decade.
If I wanted unknown service, I'd use a newbie/kiddie host.
It's a good time to bail out of HG, and seek better options.
For those wanting "unlimited" hosting, JaguarPC and Froghost are excellent choices.
And then there are many, many great non-unlimited hosts.
It's nice that Brent was able to cash out -- the little guy won.
But I feel bad for the employees and the customers. EIG has proven themselves untrustworthy thus far.
@kpmedia, are you then removing HG from your "suggested hosts list"?
Yes. EIG brands are not hosts that I would use for myself, so I wouldn't recommend EIG-owned HG to others either. Unlike all the other phonies online, my advice is not influenced by affiliate payouts, ad dollars, or any other monetary shenanigans. There are other better hosts with less variables/unknowns that can be better suggested to others. It will be changed at the next major update, by the end of the month.