I have been thinking about this post for a very long time. Partially I have states my opinion for some hosting companies that you should not even visit, but today I will try to define a larger framework.
For those who do not know, Endurance International Group (EIG) is a company based in Burlington, Massachusetts. The company in recent years has been silently buying some of the largest web hosting companies.
To date, EIG controls over 90 web hosting companies, including some of the biggest names in the field: HostGator, BlueHost, HostMonster, iPage, FatCow, JustHost, Arvixe, A Small Orange, HostNine and many others.
In the web hosting industry, there is a misconception that "the biggest and most established companies always offer the best in quality and service".
This may be true for some other companies, but it certainly does not apply to the web hosting industry.
So since we mentioned that a large part of the hosting companies are owned and operated by EIG, it is important to mention what exactly is going on behind the scenes.
EIG focuses on the web hosting companies market, which helps them grow their customer base. The acquired companies continue to operate under their previous names and do not disclose that they operate under the EIG umbrella.
Where does this help?
A dissatisfied customer leaves EIG 1 and looks for a new hosting provider.
The customer searches for the term best web hosting on Google and comes across the top 10 lists that consist mainly of hosting companies owned by EIG (without knowing it).
So he decides to buy hosting from the company EIG 2.
The end result is that EIG does not lose the customer! Repeat until the customer wakes up.
The following is a list of hosting companies owned by EIG.
A Small Orange
Berry Information Systems
Cloud by IX
IPOWER / iPowerWeb
IX Web Hosting
Networks Web Hosting
World Wide Web Hosting
We will update the above list with each EIG purchase.
All EIG companies are promoted with lots of ads (including paid reviews) and of course with amazing SEO. Their names appear first in Google results, so because the search engine does not "sell" quality.
@hostgator - What a way to screw up a good thing. You used to be good. I am tired of the outages and EIG SUCKS! Time to move on!
- Debt RoundUp (@DebtRoundUp) August 2
Dumping Hostgator and Bluehost was definitely a great move. All EIG owned hosts just suck. Siteground will be ok until you have to renew and the price triples. Then its either pay and stay or move again 🤔
- Raj Ramdan (@rajramdanator) April 2, 2019
To add on, look up the hosting provider before you get it to see if it is owned by EIG (Endurance Investment Group).
They own 60% of the market and they suck.
I forgot Bluehost got bought by them. I won't forget again.
- Swordsfall - Buy Drift of Dreams (@ Swordsfall1) January 14, 2020
@asmallorange It is over… we are breaking up. Please fix my #server so that my new better #hosting company can move my stuff out. The years of neglect and indifference have added up #EIG. 😂😂😂 But seriously, you guys suck. Ticket: YYG-838-13149 pic.twitter.com/1wvTuhdOYK
- Michael J. Emery (@mikeeshift) May 2, 2017
Your service is not good. Really sucks. How can you deduct 24,711.56 after account cancelation?
- Chirag (@chirag_buddy) October 21, 2018
- Shane Gentle is staying home | BLM (@shane_gentle) March 23th 2020