We are pleased today to welcome Vinny Paskiewicz, owner of www.gaming-forum.org. Vinny has agreed to share his experience with popular website hosting company, HostGator, so you may determine if this is the right choice for your needs.
As far as the Internet, I run a gaming forum and perform my own site maintenance. Although I’m retired now, I used to be a LAN Specialist and Accounting Manager.
Right now I host just one site with HostGator. My Gaming Forum site features an arcade as the main feature. We have over 25,000 games with no duplicates. I’m not making a living from it; I originally created it so my nieces had a safe place to game on the Internet, it just took off from there.
At the moment there are 480 active registered user. This number is true as we remove stale members on a monthly basis.
I wasn’t happy with my previous host, so I did research in finding a highly rated host to transfer my site to. It was extremely easy to do the transfer and the propagating time was much lower than expected.
Yes, they are really impressive. The uptime and customer service are second to none.
At one point I was ‘hogging’ bandwidth inadvertently…I was not asked to upgrade my plan, instead was asked to optimize. HostGator sent me an e-mail with easy optimization instructions.
That’s refreshing to know there’s a company that doesn’t just automatically charge your account for excessive usage.
Yes, once when I received a database error while in my ACP. It was resolved immediately as they ran a database update that cleared the issue. The support rep was knowledgeable and professional.
HostGator is a very reliable inexpensive host for transferring or starting a new website. Using them as a host is easy and fast. Uptime and customer service are fantastic.
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