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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Collabora View Post
    Looks like the answer is NO since no one in your question has responded.
    Wow, this thread has just started and it's open for everyone to share their thoughts on the topic whether or not they are current HG customers. The purpose is not to obtain a definite answer. We may see interesting replies in the next few weeks.

    It looks like you want to close this thread already if you were a forum moderator. Are you bothered by something about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EviLito View Post
    Wow, this thread has just started and it's open for everyone to share their thoughts on the topic whether or not they are current HG customers. The purpose is not to obtain a definite answer. We may see interesting replies in the next few weeks.
    Using your own words:

    Quote Originally Posted by EviLito View Post
    Any HG current customer here considering to switch web hosts
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    Any hosting provider here considering to offer HostGator "refugee" promos?
    Sorry if I was out of line thinking you meant what you wrote

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    Collabora,

    Nice way to stir up the pot


    Quote Originally Posted by public_html View Post
    I heard that 20,000 customers already left them

    That might be an estimated figure, but I wouldn't say it's un-true. If customers that left Bluehost and Netfirms knew about the madness they had to deal with when EIG took over those companies last year, I wouldn't be surprised if they left to avoid those issues again. It was a complete mess for customers and clients I was dealing with...and as KP said, if you been through it before, you will do anything to avoid it again.

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    I'm sure that some hosts may use this to gain customers and offer a refuge discount to the switch over customers. I mean, I would love to get some business off of this, but it just isn't a good tactic. I don't know much about EIG, but I will def. look into it now.

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    HG's tech support was already getting really bad. I'm not sure how EIG is going to make it that much worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumps View Post
    I'm not sure how EIG is going to make it that much worse.
    EIG's version of Barney Stinson: "Challenge accepted."

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    I am sticking it out. I am long term Host Gator customer (about 5+ years). It's not that hard to change hosts if it doesn't work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mukesh4bs View Post
    Many bloggers left hostgator or want to migrate to other hosting after EID acquired hostgator.com and now it is also difficult to promote as HG affiliate.
    Actually there are TONS of EIG Affiliates, I would date venture that ALL of the "Top 10 Site" are EIG Brands
    Quote Originally Posted by meganerd View Post
    I am sticking it out. I am long term Host Gator customer (about 5+ years). It's not that hard to change hosts if it doesn't work out.
    Thats a good way to look at it. Assuming EIG runs it in the same matter that Brett did, it may be worth staying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    EIG's version of Barney Stinson: "Challenge accepted."

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    Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMyers View Post

    Thats a good way to look at it. Assuming EIG runs it in the same matter that Brett did, it may be worth staying.
    I hope so. They were always good with support and everything else. Hopefully it's a good move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collabora View Post
    Looks like the answer is NO since no one in your question has responded.
    Looks like the situation hasn't changed. 400,000 customers....you would think some would have chimed in by now.

    Wake me up when someone with a running web site moves it because of the buy-out.

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    It looks like EIG just make things worst. Delayed ticket response, away from chat, not good.

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    Hey Collabora, I don't understand why you seem to be bothered so much by a simple open discussion thread like this. Just let it go, unsubscribe to this thread, get over it, take a walk, be happy.

    It's OK if you think that not even a single person has moved out because of the EIG takeover, or will do it in the future. Just don't take the "close this silly thread already" attitude. That's uncalled for.

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    I never asked for it to be closed. Why do you keep saying I have?

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    Wow, 200 million.

    I still remember reading an article on hostgator about how they started with reselling servers at TP.

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    The deal has been completed now. HG is now officially owned by EIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrianto View Post
    The deal has been completed now. HG is now officially owned by EIG.
    Ouch. I had reseller hosting with HG, but I cancelled it after considering possible implications/risky situations with bad network and service. I didn't actually run into problems, but it was more like... pre-emptive action

    I wonder how many people actually left HG because of the takeover...

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    a long time ago i was with a company called Alabanza and it got sold, the new company said they will move data centers. I made a decision that it was time to get raw colo space and build everything myself. What a wise decision that was - A majority of Alabanza resllers and their customers went "DARK" for days - YES DAYS -- i am sure there are references on WHT about it

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    I don't imagine they will move their servers. Brent still owns the datacenter (Oxley Leasing) and EIG is leasing it from him. Part of the deal.

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    As far as I know, HG doesn't own its own datacenter. HG's datacenter is The Planet (SoftLayer).

    'Oxley Leasing' seems to be the HG's office buildings.

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    I left hostgator

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    If "daily changes" top 50 list is an indicator.. HostGator doesn't even make an appearance. After the "news broke".. they were on the list but with a net daily increase for domains using HG nameservers.

    I'd question the validity of 20K clients fleeing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EviLito View Post
    Hey Collabora, I don't understand why you seem to be bothered so much by a simple open discussion thread like this. Just let it go, unsubscribe to this thread, get over it, take a walk, be happy.

    It's OK if you think that not even a single person has moved out because of the EIG takeover, or will do it in the future. Just don't take the "close this silly thread already" attitude. That's uncalled for.
    He is always like that, don't take it to heart.

    I'm not a customer of HG but if I was I would move because of EIG fiascos in the past. Sounds like it could go either way flip of a coin.

    Best of luck to all of their customers I hope it works out well.

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    So far, to answer OP's original question: 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collabora View Post
    So far, to answer OP's original question: 1
    Oooonnnee, is a lonely number, something something something somethiiiiiing


    It's still early. Give it 2 weeks.

    If Brent was smart (which no one could call dumb if your sitting on 200+ mil) then he would have written for things to stay the same and learn from the previous buyouts.

    It't one thing to have a reputation being on top starting from zero...it's another thing to sell out and let your reputation go back to zero.

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