Having some issues with HostGator and things just not seeming like they are working out for your website or blog? Why not give Blue Host a look. They offer about the same features as HostGator but their price is about $2 dollars more. (That’s an estimate for their lowest shared packages). Blue Host has been around for about 10 years now and is trusted by millions of people. There cpanel is easy to navigate around and you can see for yourself by looking at the demo link they provided on their website. I was a customer of HostGator for about 5 years and they was good years till 2011 and there constant problems with my blog going down. It wasn’t getting huge traffic spikes or killing the server. Turns it was poor management on the server I was on but the bad support made me leave gator for good.
Blue Host has good support from what I can tell from looking them up. I’m not a customer because I have customized hosting for my blog and I wrote a review about them on this blog. Anyways, as you know, when a web host says “unlimited” it’s not always unlimited but they use this term always as a sale tactic. If you have a small business site with a blog attached to it or just a few blogs then Blue Host will be perfect for you. You can purchase a dedicated IP through your cpanel for only $2.50 per month. You should do this so your site isn’t on a IP address of a link farm or spam site. There more benefits to a dedicated IP but I’m not going to discuss them in this blog post. You can create a thread on v7n.com/forum/ about this. (Yup, another plug for v7n)
I’m not going to try to make you sign up to Blue Host by explaining about all the features you get or how fast your site will run on them because I don’t know the details about your website. Since you know what your site runs on and the average daily and monthly traffic that you get, it’s best to contact live support, call them or send them an email with pre-sales question’s. You know what you are looking for in a host and why not test out the support system and see how good they are at answering your questions. You can tell a lot about a web host by talking to its staff. Don’t be afraid to ask them stupid and basic question’s. See how they handle the questions.
I believe Blue Host is the next best host to use if you want to leave Host Gator. The small ma and pop web hosts I stay away from. I’d go with companies that been around for a long time and have a proven track record that they have experts doing the behind the scenes stuff as in maintaining the servers and keeping up to date on the latest mysql and PHP version’s. Good luck in your quest of finding that perfect web host. I have one last host for you to look at. The price’s seem pretty reasonable to me at Dream Host but then again, if you live in a foreign country, the price may seem expensive. The bottom line is you want a good secure host that has good uptime. Search the internet for real reviews and don’t always believe the reviews written on the web hosts official website.