Anyone use Hostgator?

13 posts
11 Dec 2013
CCP
Photographer
CCP
Anyone use hostgator? Just wondering, and how happy you are if so. I was just about to sign up, but thought I'd ask on here see what some of you think. I don't do Web design so want something easy, quite low cost, and effective for my (nude) images to go up on. Any replies here would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks indecision

Chris.
Posted 11 Dec 2013
cziiki
Photographer
cziiki
yes, for years. great service, immediate online response if you have a problem, uptime pretty much 100%. The control panel is straightforward if you have a grasp of web essentials.

I have used a reseller package to get several websites hosted there.

Posted 11 Dec 2013
CCP
Photographer
CCP
cziiki

yes, for years. great service, immediate online response if you have a problem, uptime pretty much 100%. The control panel is straightforward if you have a grasp of web essentials. I have used a reseller package to get several websites hosted there.


Thanks Malcolm, that's reassuring to know. Think I'll give them ago this week most likely. Cheers. 
Posted 11 Dec 2013
simonmphoto
Photographer
simonmphoto
you might want to try http://www.unlimitedwebhosting.co.uk amazing service and also verty very good value for money.
Posted 11 Dec 2013
Edited by simonmphoto 11 Dec 2013
CCP
Photographer
CCP
Thanks for that Simon, looks good especially at the price too. But I just read the terms of use, and I think I would just about possibly fall fail of that. It says nothing pornographic, and I think some of my glamour nude images may be seen by some as that. Which is why I was asking about hostgator, they are ok with adult material, so I shouldn't need to worry about that. Thanks though, I've put that site in my bookmarks anyway.
Posted 12 Dec 2013
paulbatterbury
Photographer
paulbatterbu..
hostgator is cool, if you running a shared package, it is good, next to no downtime (unlike dreamhost) they are even happy with you running a members site on those packages, but you have no access to the root, so you security options are limited.

only thing I will say is that their unlimited diskspace, seems to be limited to around 1TB hence now I have a deicated server with them, still very good, support is online, always nice to have a human at the other end that helps you out.

Posted 12 Dec 2013
CCP
Photographer
CCP
Thanks Paul. I see no reason not to go with them then. I don't think I'd need as much as a TB of disc space anyway, at least not for now. Cheers, much appreciated.
Posted 12 Dec 2013
vasquito
Photographer
vasquito
Hi

used them for just over six years now - absolutely no complaints - fist class reliable service and very helpful if you do need technical assistance.

Unreserved recommendation.

HTH

V

Posted 13 Dec 2013
vasquito
Photographer
vasquito
Hi

used them for just over six years now - absolutely no complaints - fist class reliable service and very helpful if you do need technical assistance.

Unreserved recommendation.

HTH

V

Posted 13 Dec 2013
CCP
Photographer
CCP
vasquito

Hi used them for just over six years now - absolutely no complaints - fist class reliable service and very helpful if you do need technical assistance. Unreserved recommendation. HTH V


Thanks Vasquito, should be quite adequate for what I need then. sad
Posted 13 Dec 2013
CCP
Photographer
CCP
A bit odd! Opened an account Friday night, paid with PayPal, installed wordpress, went to bed, tried to log on Saturday but was suspended because they wanted photo identification, sent that straight away, waited two days for reply, got another message asking what the content would be on my site, replied straight away and told them there would be some nudity, but no porn, just looked at my emails, they've refunded my money back through PayPal. Looks like I'll have to seek hosting elsewhere!

Posted 27 Jan 2014
CCP
Photographer
CCP
Just a quick note as an update, in case anyone read my last post. HG got back to me since I asked for a reason for the refund etc. They replied to let me know that they set up an invoice to pay again, and have activated my account. I nearly set up an account with Hostmetro last night, but thought I'd give it a little longer to see what happens. Chris.
Posted 29 Jan 2014
onthecouch
Photographer
onthecouch
i used hostgator for several years, great customer service and I think good value.


Posted 29 Jan 2014
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