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Web Hosting Reviews for Host Gator ?

Dec 8, 2008 5:41AM PST

I have heard Host Gator is very good and cheap too, I have heard they allow Adult website hosting also. Is it true ?


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hostgator is good..
Dec 8, 2008 6:54AM PST
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Hostgator allows adult conent if it's notillegal
Feb 9, 2009 12:11PM PST

You can host adult content on Hostgator. And they do have fast support and great features for the price. You can test them out for free if you use the latest Hostgator Coupon : *** Just make sure to switch ?to a dedicated server when your traffic get's high or you else you will end up your account suspended.

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Adult - Yes
Dec 10, 2008 12:23AM PST

HostGator does allow adult content so long as it does not violate/break any United States laws. Read through their TOS. If you do end up signing up there is a $50 rebate at Add the $9.94 coupon to that and you can get a pretty sweet deal. I order a Baby plan on Black Friday when HostGator had a 75%off one day sale Happy So far so good... No complaints.

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HostGator Reviews
Dec 10, 2008 1:56PM PST
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Hostgator is great
Dec 11, 2008 4:01PM PST

Hostgator is famous of its reliability and customer support. They are in fact guarantee a 99.9% up time, if they fail to comply we can ask for 1 month credit (written in tos). Also their support is good due to their CEO Brent who actually attend to complaint personally. Here is a Hostgator web hosting review which might give you a full insight.

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Zero downtime so far
Dec 17, 2008 12:24PM PST

My uptime monitor shows 100% uptime for my site on HostGator since I signed up on black friday Happy I'll report when the first instance of downtime occurs...

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Dec 20, 2008 6:08PM PST

I used Hostgator before, and I can tell you its a pretty good host. Sometime I notice my site loads very slow, but the uptime is great.

Some other host I used was,, and - SUCKS! STAY AWAY! So much downtime, and there excuse is all BS. They always claim they are having hardware problems. If they have so much hardware problem stop packing the damn servers! - There support is non-existence! There servers are slow, very packed! Would recommend Hostgator over Godaddy, its just stupid how they offer great domains but sucky hosting! - One of the best host I ever used, they offer great support! The servers are fast, but read there TOS they do not offer video streaming. I would put up with Hostgator cause of the support and speed! Never experienced any downtime and always offer customers with coupons to use for next renewal dates. A+ for Hosting keep up the good work.

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Jan 14, 2009 3:32PM PST

I am thinking of taking a cheap dedicated server from them , they are offering a full machine for around 60 with 1000 GB transfer ..I Plan to put my screencastings on there! , is it good and reviews ? NO CONTRACT Happy , but a setup fee is there !!

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Dedicated Server
Mar 4, 2009 11:11PM PST

You might want to consider The Planet for a dedicated server since they provide the data centers for hostgator. Might be a better deal.

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I agree
Mar 13, 2009 11:32AM PDT

I used Hostgator too, its a good host.

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Mar 17, 2009 12:22AM PDT

I'm glad that I read this post because I was considering dream host. Thanks

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Host Gator Review
Jan 15, 2009 12:57AM PST

I signed up with Host Gator a couple of months ago for my site and they have provided good service all around for a pretty good price.

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Pricing description is not fully accurate on Hostgator

Yes, I've searched several places, and, indeed, Hostgator has a *very good* reputation. I also searched their website, and they have a *very good* featureset. I was about to sign up.

The $4.95 per month applies ONLY IF one commits to a 3-year contract! Else, the smallest ("Hatchling") plan is $8.95 per month. That's quite a difference!

Please be clear on this, cnet! I suspect you may have fallen off on other hosts, too!

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Just a marketing trick
Feb 3, 2009 10:16AM PST

Yup. The only drawback Hostgator has is the slightly-high price. Please check around and you will see that the price structure is around the same among other web hosting as well. The longer you subscribe the cheaper the price goes. And the cheapest price with longest contract will always be shown big on the banner to attract people's attention. This is just a marketing strategy.

However among all the hosting, though Hostgator is more expensive, the quality they have is unquestionable. If you think Hostgator is over budget, you can try look around for budget hosting. Try google "budget hosting" and you are ready to have another round of research.

Out of so many I think Web Hosting Pad - $4.95/mo (12 months contract) is the best budget hosting becz of 2 points:- 1) they are really cheap, go as low as $3.96 (3years) 2) They guarantee their uptime upto 99.9%.

However, nobody can say about the quality of budget hosting after all they are too cheap. For the common sense sake, how are they going to maintain everything? Just my ponder but that doesn't mean web hosting pad sucks. That's why I'm still a fan with Hostgator. Yup, the hosting is expensive I know. But compare to a cup of starbucks, it's cheap!

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I agree
Feb 4, 2009 3:17AM PST

Hostgator has been around longer than Webhostingpad and granted both have positive and negative reviews, hostgator has the better record. I've been happy with hg and know many webmaster that have been for years.

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Hostgator Review (revisited)

I moved a client's site to Hostgator, today. Much motivation came from reviews here, on CNET. I also looked elsewhere. It was nigh on to impossible to find negative comments on HG.

The site was up quick. Chat and forum support provides *human* and not "ubergeek" answers to questions. And, surprisingly enough (I won't go into gory details) a simple-minded PHP mail() script that had failed on the previous host, worked like a snap on HG. WOW! So, I'm gonna unsubscribe from this here thread, for now, a happy man. And steer others to HG.

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Glad To Here!
Feb 11, 2009 3:28AM PST

I hope you remain happy with them.

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Feb 26, 2009 9:47AM PST

"And, surprisingly enough (I won't go into gory details) a simple-minded PHP mail() script that had failed on the previous host, worked like a snap on HG. WOW!"

For the benefit of everyone, who was the previous host where a simple PHP mail() script failed to work?

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Host Gator
Mar 17, 2009 3:07PM PDT

I've dealt with Host Gator on a few occasions and have always had good experiences. I myself use Media Temple quite often.


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Media Temple
Mar 19, 2009 1:59AM PDT

I have to say Media Temple looks impressive. What plan are you using with them, Grid-Service?