Now Powered By HostGator

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Since we have got off of our own rack of servers we have bounced around looking for a solid web host for

We need a good, faster server and connection but with the flexibility to do all the custom stuff we want to do.

Then Hostgator made me an offer I can’t refuse.

They offered to sponsor the hosting of with a dedicated server.

Its been really great. The setup only took a few hours and any questions we have had their technical staff responded to immediately.

I had heard good things about hostgator from other people so I finally made the switch.

They have offered to give ShoeMoney readers a pretty sweet deal. Get your first months webhosting for only 1 cent!

Also they give you $100 in adwords credit… so you are making out like a bandit. Just punch in code shoemoney.

30 thoughts on “Now Powered By HostGator

  1. Paul

    I’ve been using HG for websites ranging from small-time blogging to forums and ecommerce for the past 5 years and can honestly say that Host Gator has worked out well.

    If there is downtime due to a hardware failure (which could happen anywhere, anytime) the downtime is very minimal. They also have pretty solid customer support.

  2. Sam the sock puppet

    I’ve used host gator for years – never had a problem.


    They online chat support used to be fantastic. Now, they’ve switched to a custom chat application that is slow, and crashes. Plus – I think they’ve cut down on the number of chat support staff, I had to wait 20mins in a queue to chat to someone yesterday.

    Until last month – I could chat to support instantly, no waiting – great chat app. Please host gator! Change it back! And get more chat support staff.

    Being in the uk – its the best/fastest way to contact support.

    I still love hg – but I do hope they get back to support offered before last month

    1. Mike Seiler

      Nope — but Bluehost & HostMonster are the same, unless Hostgator bought them at some point.

  3. Mike Seiler

    Congrats on the free server. 😉

    I’ve used Hostgator and they’re great–and Brent’s a cool guy, too. They’re a breath of fresh air from all of the dishonest little kiddies posing as web hosts.

    They’ve also proven you can make a shitload of money while offering budget host prices & still offering the support you get with the pricier hosts. Even though there are small number of other decent budget hosts, you generally give up all but ticket support and get much slower response times–which is understandable, by the way.

    I’d probably put LiquidWeb above them, but you don’t get them at Hostgator prices. I still recommend Hostgator a lot and will probably use them again.

  4. The Young Blogger

    I like Host Gator so much that I signed up for their affiliate programI don’t use them because I have my own server that runs my blog,but many people tell me they never had a problem with them.
    Good Luck Shoe,
    Bradley Nordstrom

  5. Geek Culture

    We switched over to HG about 18 months ago to a dedicated server. The best part about them is that for any technical support issues, – whether you caused it or not – they will work until it’s fixed. I can’t tell you how many times that has saved me since I am a hack programmer!

  6. Eric

    My brother has been using them for years with a 500k hit site and never had problems. I know a lot of self-proclaimed internet marketing experts that promote far less robust network systems.

    1. Usman

      Godaddy’s domain management and hosting panel is not as easy as CPanel is. You have to spend reasonable time to make yourself familiar and that’s not worth it.

      I had switch to Hostgator for hosting and transferred my domains to namecheap in this January.

    1. Derek

      Email hostgator support to talk about this. It’s better to talk to there staff and get the information before you do anything. You won’t loose rankings if you convert your blogger to WordPress and host your blog with them. Just 301 redirect.

  7. Jimmy

    What made you come off your own rack? Having the ability to tune up (or down) and practically go as custom as you want with a server is lost once you buy it through a hosting company!?!?!

  8. Markus Ossi

    I have about 10 different sites running on Hostgator. I didn’t have high hopes for them but man, have I been a satisfied customer.

    They are great if you have lots of small volume niché sites. I have like 10 running under the same plan. When traffic grows, I move them out of Hostgator.

    I especially like the fact that setting up add-on domains is so effortless and the fact that they are free. Quite many providers make you e-mail them to set up a new domain. At Hostgator, you can just use the command panel.

  9. Craig Mullins

    Good luck. Since you have a connection over at hostgator maybe you’ll have more luck.

    Online Chat support has been awful as well as phone support. I’ve had tickets that went back and fourth 30+ times for very simple fix’s and they were not able to do it until it was forwarded to “third level” support and then they apologized for the techs making this mistake.

    When it works it’s pretty good. When you need help you feel like you are in a boxing match with someone 3 times your size.

  10. Casey Smith

    I’ve been using Host Gator for a few years now and highly recommend them to all our clients. I’ve never had a single complaint, they are great. Plus if you have any problems, you can quickly and easily get a real live person on the phone to help you. Good move, Jeremy.

  11. Chris

    Glad to hear you switched to Host Gator. I switched to them recently as well. Compared to my previous host they’re just phenomenal. They’re reliable, reasonably priced and good for the environment.

  12. Damien

    I have used Godaddy and Hostgator, godaddy for wordpress sites and Hostgator for my online store. I much prefer Hostgator simply because they use cpanel, godaddy’s hosting and domain management tools are an absolute pain to use.

  13. Dustin

    I feel that hostgator has become bad now. Slow, or no response from server, apache errors, and the support staff can’t do anything but blame the customer. I guess they are now overselling, and everyone is feeling it (on shared) and it sucks. Time for a new host that isn’t garbage.

  14. Nick Throlson

    Congrats on the new server. I’m sure you will love HostGator with the years to come. I have been with them so far for 3 years & no complaints support is fast & quick.

  15. Katzenliebhaber

    I can say about Hostgator ncihts bad, never had problems with it, however, are in my opinion a bit too expensive. FRoM are definitely there cheaper alternatives that will decide but for Hostgator definitely make ncihts wrong.

  16. brokefood

    I started off with shared hosting at HostGator, but recently made the switch to a dedicated server. So far no complaints at all. They have been solid for me.

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  19. TJ

    I use Surpass for a couple sites that are really not much more than placeholders for my offline business right now but do receive some traffic. Which is better BlueHost or HostGator ? If BlueHost owns HostGator – which do you recommend to someone with about 150 domains collecting dust parked everywhere making nothing? Do both allow you to purchase a hosting package and add unlimited domains? I need to spend some time making minisites so they at least cover costs and maybe post a few afilliate links.

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