Hostgator Mega-Sale Makes Me Ask: Do You Hate Hostgator?

It’s Black Friday.

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If you’re not still hiding under the living room rug due to your tryptophan coma, you just might be getting run over by wild shoppers juicing for big time Black Friday deals.

Today is the day when the world is on sale.

Small kitchen appliances? Check. Sweet cameras? Check. Organic stuff? Check. It’s all on sale.

Including the interwebs.

If you follow tech blogs, you’ve probably seen the deal alert for the Hostgator one day off 50% off sale. It is an incredible buy — purchase now, enjoy for long while to come. Good on any plan. You’ve got until midnight. Yada Yada Yada.

But Hostgator tried to ruin my honeymoon. And they tried hard.

This morning, Black Friday has me emotionally and intellectually conflicted about what to do with my hosting going forward. Am I alone in hating Hostgator? Although I said I would cancel, the truth is I’ve been too busy to do so. And now there is this deal.

And there are bloggers I very much respect saying great things about them today (and not just to make a quick buck). Because they really, truly, believe it. Like Amy. The most honest blog teacher ever. And Erica (who even owned a hosting company).

So what gives?

Have any of you had (gasp) positive experiences with these folks (aka Hostgator)?
Did I have the lone errant nightmare but you all love them and that’s why you’re buying?

 

Pray tell.

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5 thoughts on “Hostgator Mega-Sale Makes Me Ask: Do You Hate Hostgator?

  1. As I was doing some research on our competition, I stumbled upon this post. Frankly, we have never really understood fully the buzz Hostgator gets, especially by bloggers, as they are definately not the only host around, and certianly not the only one with good servers, and great support. I guess if we gave up to $125 per referral (which is often more than they collected from the customer) then I suppose we would see our ads all over blogs too.

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  2. As I was doing some research on our competition, I stumbled upon this post. Frankly, we have never really understood fully the buzz Hostgator gets, especially by bloggers, as they are definately not the only host around, and certianly not the only one with good servers, and great support. I guess if we gave up to $125 per referral (which is often more than they collected from the customer) then I suppose we would see our ads all over blogs too.

    But then again, we keep hearing reports that they cheat their affiliates, many of which are running blogs and run ads to support their blogs. One Reference: http://www.my4hrworkweek.com/getting-screwed-out-of-hostgator-affiliate-commissions/

    It would be irresponsible of me to not give you an offer despite that your post was made 5 months ago, so here it is.

    – We will over you a 50% discount (It’s already setup and the Promo Code is 4Claire
    it’s valid on any shared hosting plan, on any term, and doesn’t expire at midnight (good till July 1st)
    – Direct access to the CEO at 828-638-3812 for any questions or concerns.
    – We are an experienced host, we been in business 14 years (longer than hostgator)

    If you’ve decided your happy where you are, well that’s fine too. I just took a break from my work
    to reach out to you, if for nothing else to let you know you do have options.

  3. I am moving my sites from Hostgator. And I am also going one step further, and switching from WordPress as the platform for my blogs. Gasp! Yes, it’s true.
    Blog post coming soon-ish, likely middle of next week when my new site goes live, with more details.