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Jan 28, 2012 07:08 |  #1

Heya guys, I'm liking Hostgator's unlimited data and while we all know hard drives have a maximum to them, I am iffy on such a buy however the thought behind it all is great.

I am in the process of building a new photo site, with e-commerce and a blog but the site will host a lot, of images. Hostgator has a 250,000 file limit (in TOS), which is more then I'd ever have....has anyone had any issues with uploading large amounts of photos to Hostgator?


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Jan 28, 2012 10:46 |  #2

I've never had any issues hosting through them.

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Jan 29, 2012 23:20 as a reply to  @ Fernando's post |  #3

Hostagor is good, but back when I was using them they had limits on the number of mysql connections and domains you could have without buying a dedicated server (which is why I left them). But if you don't need those things then hostagor should be fine.




  
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Jan 30, 2012 09:55 |  #4

I've been very happy using hostgator. Their catch to unlimited data is that everything must be available on the site. You couldn't use it for backups.


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Jan 31, 2012 00:02 |  #5

jmweb wrote in post #13782547 (external link)
Heya guys, I'm liking Hostgator's unlimited data and while we all know hard drives have a maximum to them, I am iffy on such a buy however the thought behind it all is great.

I am in the process of building a new photo site, with e-commerce and a blog but the site will host a lot, of images. Hostgator has a 250,000 file limit (in TOS), which is more then I'd ever have....has anyone had any issues with uploading large amounts of photos to Hostgator?

I love Hostgator. Their service is great and cost are low. I have 5 domain names for the price of one.




  
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Jan 21, 2013 11:14 |  #6

For those that use hostgator, do you ever notice random ads on your pages?

I got a 2 year plan on black friday, updated my site last night *using notepad* and uploaded the new files. today I thought I would take a look at it on a different computer and I noticed random ads that should not be there.

When I load the "about me" page and the "testimonies" page, a random word is picked to be a link that takes you to a new window/tab for some advertisement. When I hit F5 a new word is selected on the reload and a new advertisement.

As far as I know hostgator doesnt put ads on paid pages?


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Jan 21, 2013 14:09 |  #7

I use them for some of my sites and they have been very reliable, more so than my expensive UK VPS that I use for some other sites!


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Jan 22, 2013 12:24 |  #8

GerryDavid wrote in post #15515618 (external link)
As far as I know hostgator doesnt put ads on paid pages?

Not that I know of. I've heard good things about Hostgator and I don't think they would ever do this.

If I had to guess, I think it may be one of these:

1) You have something running that is "hijacking" your browser
2) Insecure scripts running on your site so someone uploaded something by exploiting a vulnerability
3) User/pass compromised


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Jan 22, 2013 13:49 |  #9

GerryDavid wrote in post #15515618 (external link)
When I load the "about me" page and the "testimonies" page, a random word is picked to be a link that takes you to a new window/tab for some advertisement. When I hit F5 a new word is selected on the reload and a new advertisement.

As far as I know hostgator doesnt put ads on paid pages?

That my friend is adware and it's not hostgator it's on your machine.




  
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Jan 22, 2013 13:51 |  #10

Never had a problem with Hostgator.. and even their basic package can take a good amount of traffic.. I've had 2-300 concurrent visitors on my site and they handled it fine.. if i should be so lucky to have that many people on my photo site. ever.




  
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