Bye Bye HostGator

by Moe Arora on December 9, 2008

Thank you to everybody for all your responses & Diggs regarding my previous post about my Twitter Exclusive experiment.

Ironically, my report of this viral marketing experiment resulted in a very similar effect and quickly became a popular topic on Twitter & Digg.

The web traffic was definitely the most that my blog has seen since I launched it back in February, however I was completely unprepared for the flood of traffic, which resulted in my website crashing, being temporarily suspended, being revived and then crashing some more.

After several emails, phone calls and online chats with my webhost, HostGator, I was able to get my site back up, but only after waiting approximately 20 hours for HostGator to bring it back online.

I’m quite disappointed and frankly disgusted by their poor level of “customer service” & “support” and have decided to switch on over to another web hosting company.

I’m thankful for all of your comments and will respond to them as soon as I have my web hosting situation resolved – most likely this weekend/early next week.

Thanks again

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