|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|
I've been using hostgator for many years. Slowly but steadily they are damaging my account...
First they charged me for three years of hosting at the time of renewal but did not renew my primary domain, which gets free renewal with hosting payment.
Next, I wasn't able to register new domains there
Next, my websites started having downtime
Next, I can not contact them, through chat... Can not even create support tickets while signed in. Sign out and as I verify my account, again ticket is not created
There is much more.... but for now I would like to know if anyone else is facing these issues with hostgator???
I used Hostgator for many years and never had any trouble with them. However eventually, I started having unacceptable downtime.
There are several good alternatives out there, and most of them will move our account for you if you switch to them, so the process is painless.
Ty... Can you please suggest a few alternatives? Which one are you most satisfied with?
Hostgator was fantastic until they were bought out by EIG. After that, they began to go downhill steadily - 1 minute live chat waits turned into 45 minutes and ticket replies went from 1 hour to 12 hours, with most replies being "We don't know".
Last year, my website went down due to a viral traffic burst and Hostgator gave me no warning. I spent hours on live chat and lodging tickets and their final reply was basically "We can't do anything, maybe you should clean up your site." They didn't offer any help, they didn't even offer to upsell (which I would've happily done, desperate as I was, losing hundreds of dollars).
I did some research and moved over to my own cloud server on Siteground. They are fantastic! 10 second live chat wait times, 15 minute ticket times and very knowledgeable staff. My second choice was WP Engine, but due to the high cost of servers, Siteground was a better price.
I now warn everyone away from EIG owned hosting companies - Hostgator, Bluehost, Hostmonster and a stack of others.
Also, it's good practice to have your domain registered at a different place than your hosting.
Why is it a good idea to have your domain at a different place than your hosting? I did at one point of time, until they both merged Godaddy bought over the smaller company.
EDIT: I never had the intention of having my domain and the hosting on different providers to begin with. Just that hosting was cheaper on one and the domain on the other. And I was a affiliate newbie back then, so didn't want to spend much on website stuff.
There are a variety of reasons, but I think this quote sums the main ones up:
"Disreputable hosting companies can hold your domain name ransom if you decide you want to switch to a rival hosting company. They can use the advertisement of a free domain name to lure you in and keep you trapped as their customer by making it very inconvenient to switch. Some web hosts may even keep the domain name if you cancel your hosting account. Since your domain name is part of your branding and an essential piece of your site, this leaves you little choice but to stick with the web host you originally wanted to leave. Also keep in mind that a “free” domain name may only be free for the first year. After that, the web host may charge an unfair price. Always be sure to check what price your domain name renews at. Web hosts can often be more expensive than via a domain registrar." via How to Get Online
Ok that might be the reason of bluehost being so irritating. I will definitely check the two names you suggested. Ty
I also really like Siteground. Their support is fast and I've had almost no downtime.
by Connie Smith5 years ago
I need serious help! I am taking a web design class and my final project -- due in TWO weeks -- is my website, done through Dreamweaver. I do NOT want a free site. I plan to use the site so want a good...
by Shadesbreath7 years ago
I bought a Godaddy domain (so don't tell me that was dumb, because it's already paid for, so it doesn't matter if you agree or not with that choice lol).So, should I use their hosting ($2.99 a month if I pay 36 months...
by Paul Goodman14 months ago
Domain names from GoDaddy and hosting them at HostGator?There shouldn't be any trouble with that, should there? There's no conflict with buying the domains from GoDaddy and hosting them somewhere else, is...
by sunforged8 years ago
ANybody using a host that offers more than 25 mSQL databases for under 10/month or 100/year?
by Dorsi Diaz6 years ago
I got my name domain yesterday and am going to give this another shot. The hosting by GoDaddy is OK but too generic looking for my tastes. What is the best place to host your website in terms of ease of use and ability...
by Write On!9 years ago
Hi All,Just curious if anyone has purchased or knows anything about the product "HubBlueprint"? Background, etc..I clicked on the adsense ad that was on someone else's profile and it looked...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.