What is EIG Hosting and Who is EIG?
UPDATE Nov 2016
EIG stands for Endurance International Group, Inc., a web hosting giant, founded in 1997 with headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts. It achieved its size by acquiring a large number of smaller hosting companies, which it keeps operating under their original brand names. Today EIG is still acquiring web hosting companies in the US as well as internationally. And now the service of their newly owned companies is going down! I mean it has become really bad! When asking for support, they waste your time by trying to sell you additional add-ons and tools that nobody needs, rather than getting to the issue.
So far I’ve counted 80 EIG Web Hosting Companies and the numbers are growing
- Arvixe LLC
- A Small Orange
- Berry Information Systems L.L.C.
- Constant Contact
- Escalate Internet
- HostV VPS
- Intuit Websites
- Networks Web Hosting
- SEO Gears
- SEO Hosting
- SEO Web Hosting
- Southeast Web
- SuperGreen Hosting
- Unified Layer
- Webzai Ltd.
- Webstrike Solutions
Why Has Your Web Hosting Service Suddenly Gone Bad?
In the past, we have been hosting our own and our client’s websites mostly on Bluehost and on Hostgator accounts. It was cheap and it was reliable and we had great live and ticket support. Nowadays we just cannot do this anymore! The support on EIG owned webhosting companies has declined to the extent where it got outsourced to India and 60+ minutes of waiting times on live support have become normality. And when you finally have a level 1 support on the chat line, you’ll soon find out that you talk to somebody who wants to sell you something, but doesn’t actually has an idea on how to solve your problem!
After weeks of online research and talking with clients and reading web hosting reviews, we came across SiteGround. When we opened the first live chat, we had competent information within one minute and never heard a sales pitch! Meanwhile we already transferred many accounts out of Bluehost and over to SiteGround and had nothing but a great experience! They transfer the first website, including email accounts, database and domain for free! And best of all there is no downtime to be expected!
We absolutely recommend to all our current and future clients to move their web hosting affairs to SiteGround! The company is located in Europe and they promised, never to become an EIG Company! We are only working with WordPress and SiteGround offers perfect web hosting packages, tailored for WordPress clients. Have look here: https://www.siteground.com/go/wpclients/ Never again will I or my associates host anything on a web hosting company ran under Endurance International Group, Inc.!
Kindly leave a comment about your own EIG web hosting experience and/or how you like SiteGround. Let us know if you need any help moving your account to a non EIG hosting company.