Hi there. I hate to "hide" good advice in PMs, hence this post.
Sadly, yes, Hostgator
's best days are gone. Years ago -- before the "unlimited" bug bit Brent -- it was a good host. But as time went on, so went the quality. For years 3-4 now, even before the EIG takeover, the resellers servers have been bad;y overloaded. With EIG at the helm, it's gotten even worse. Now's a good time to jump ship.
There quite a few really good reseller hosts out there -- even better than shared hosting or dedicated hosting. Both it and VPS markets have several really excellent hosts.
For reseller, the only thing you really need to decide is if it comes with "free" (cost included) billing panels like WHMCS, ClientExec, Blesta, etc. Space and bandwidth isn't really a concern for most folks.
Assuming no billing panel, Stablehost
are excellent choices.
If you want/need the billing panel, I'd look at Site5
. (So to answer your question, yes, Site5 is a really good host, for a number of reason. I've covered them here and there, but plan to have a single review later in the year for them.)
Moving isn't an issue at a good host. They do it for you. All you do is give them your login information, and they take care of the rest. How large are your sites? I moved 25 sites a month ago for a customer (we do specialty hosting from some clients), and it took maybe all over 15 minutes. With cPanel standards, and standard hosts (which Hostgator
still is, for now*), it's almost idiot-proof.
* Bluehost is a non-standard cPanel host. It's another EIG brand that's the model for Hostgator. So eventually, Hostgator will likely cripple cPanel the same way, which makes migrations tough to do without advanced command-line knowledge at a good host. MDD Hosting is good at this.
If you have more questions, just register for the forum and ask here.
Glad to help.
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