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    Anyone leaving HostGator because of the EIG takeover?

    So we all know that: HostGator, one of the world's biggest web host is being acquired by Endurance International Group (EIG).

    Any HG current customer here considering to switch web hosts because of any reason related to HG being "eaten by the competition"?

    Any hosting provider here considering to offer HostGator "refugee" promos?

    Share your thoughts!

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    As I said in one of previous posts, we need to give some time to EIG. Anyone can easily change the provider, but is it a smart move? Time will tell...

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    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.

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    I definitely won't use or recommend them again because of the EIG takeover.

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    What to expect. Go here read and look up the companies that EIG has taken over. http://www.shoutmeloud.com/hostgator...nce-group.html

    Look for true reviews by customers and see what they think of the service they get. I think for the small host that offers good service the future looks good. But time will tell overall.

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    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.

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    Time will tell.

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    We had leased servers with them.Just a week or so after the news leaked, we where kicked out of their network, and our backup sized.

    We had to look elsewhere, and while starting from scratch.

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    I am Hostgator customer but I am not leaving them until I see something wrong with "my" sites, for example they starts loading slow, getting more downtime...etc.

    I mean I am just using a shared hosting and my websites are not very busy and I don't care what management is doing backend.

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    @kpmedia, are you then removing HG from your "suggested hosts list"?

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    I heard that 20,000 customers already left them

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    ^ Where did you read about it?

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    I left hostgator because their technical support sucks. My server was also VERY slow during peak business hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EviLito View Post
    Any HG current customer here considering to switch web hosts because of any reason related to HG being "eaten by the competition"?
    Looks like the answer is NO since no one in your question has responded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EviLito View Post
    @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.

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