Several Reasons why Hostgator is a terrible host

I’ll leave these mostly in the form of hyperlinks to their own forums:

  1. They store passwords in cleartext
  2. HostGator doesn't send maintenance notices through email
  3. HostGator throttles emails from each domain
  4. Despite throttling (see #3), HostGator's servers still get blacklisted
  5. HostGator's support team does actually ask for passwords, which is a no-no in the tech biz

I could list a dozen others, but clearly this is ridiculous. I’m moving away from them ASAP and I suggest that anyone else do the same.