There’s a lot of things in this world that I don’t know — how to change oil, how to solder electronics, what women are thinking.
But there’s certain topics where I’m quite knowledgeable. One of the main reasons I like hosting is because it’s the perfect trifecta of business, technology, and PR/marketing. And that’s one of my specialties. (The other being video, photo and design … obviously!) You can’t have a successful non-amateur hosting business without grasping all of these areas.
While nobody knows what the future holds, there are clues. We can guess, and with some degree of accuracy.
There’s a number of hosting businesses that I would not consider safe, in terms of an EIG takeover/buyout. I’ve been screwed over by EIG five times to date — starting back in 2003 — when Endurance International Group bought out my host, and then botched the migration. It happened twice more, exactly the same. I never, ever want to experience that again, and therefore keep watch of their movements.
The following 4 hosts are potential targets, so when seeking a Hostgator, definitely avoid these! [Read more]