Recently 27 Nov 2015 black Friday, when HostGator opened their mega discount door for new customers. This time HostGator Black Friday Flash Sale 80% OFF, which was most appealing part of this deal so decided to take this 80% OFF package and let’s give a try. We are writing this article to let them folks about that why we move from iPage to HostGator.
Why We Move From iPage to HostGator?
Before HostGator we were running KnowledgeIDea on iPage shared hosting plan. We were experiencing iPage since 15 June 2014, in other words we started this KnowledgeIDea journey with iPage $12/Year deal. This iPage $12 deal came with all possible cPanel features, because this deal regular or recurring price is approx $143.4 so this deal was so cheap for first time to kick-start my journey.
But few things that pressurized to us to move our hosting from iPage to HostGator. iPage is good but only when you have limited budget or want affordable hosting package.
No doubt that iPage is offering most cheap hosting on internet and that is why it is famous among their competitors but we should always remember that “All that Glitters is not Gold” similarly we experienced few drawbacks in iPage which we cannot overlook for our business success. That is why we abandoned to go ahead with iPage anymore.
Let’s see the reasons why we move from iPage to HostGator.
iPage Downtime Period:
We were using and experiencing iPage hosting near about 1 year 6 months and experience was slightly terrible. Because in each month we received many downtime period like 3 mint, 13 mint and so on. Read how to track WordPress website downtime period quickly. Review the below downtime emails snapshot, which our system received on iPage hosting servers many times in each month.
We received these email lots of time and after few minutes when downtime is finished then they also send another email which is look like the below email.
This is something what that should not be happen because with that issues you can not be able to do business with comfort. Downtime period issue will impact on your ads revenue and also on your vendors. So this is the prominent issue that is why we moved from iPage to HostGator.
No Backup Facility:
iPage doesn’t provide any backup facility with their hosting packages. If you want backup facility or feature in iPage, so you will purchase this feature separately at $12.95/year. This is ridiculous because if you are going to host your precious data on any hosting company servers, so hosting provider should need to facilitate their users with backup option to save their worthwhile data.
Recently, we talked with iPage team on chat concerning with backup option because we were confused when we were not found any backup option in our cPanel. So we decided to interact with iPage that why backup option not existing in my hosting cPanel.
iPage chat team said, they do not provide backup option for free you need to purchase their backup option which cost is $12.95/year. If you cannot bear that backup addons so you can take backup from file manager manually. Sounds like unprofessional or unexpected.
Conversely HostGator providing complete backup option where you can easily take and restore complete cPanel backups with in few clicks.
These above reasons are vital and we cannot overlook these aspects. Because if your business basics are weak so you cannot compete of your competitors in the online market. That is why we choose HostGator to reliably handle this business as fast as possible. For more discussion with us you may join us on our community forum or can leave your comment below.