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[Featured] HostGator Datacenter Migration

In an effort to improve uptime and stability, we are upgrading our web hosting servers' hardware by migrating accounts to a new datacenter starting in July through October 2022. If you are a Shared, Cloud, Reseller, Optimized WordPress, VPS, or Dedicated hosting account owner, we've sent an email to the account's primary email address providing your server's migration date and information.

The following are answers to common questions you may have about this server migration.

When will the upgrade happen?

The scheduled maintenance will start in July through October of 2022, depending upon the hosting package server. During this time, your server may experience intermittent downtime. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Migrations will be scheduled outside of normal business hours to lessen the impact. Make sure to check your email to find the specific day your server will be migrating to the new datacenter.

Will there be any downtime?

While we migrate your server to the new datacenter, we expect there to be downtime for your website(s) and email, as well as an inability to access your server. Please review the email we sent, as it will outline any expected downtime for the migration.

We assure you that every effort is being made to minimize any impact on your site(s) and ensure that your environment is restored to normal operation as soon as possible.

Where can I view the status of my server upgrade?

If you are interested in monitoring the status of the datacenter migration, please go to our forum. Our team will be posting updates and information specific to these migrations.

To find a forum thread specific to your hosting migration, follow these steps.

  1. Go to HostGator's General Announcements.
  2. Look under the 'pinned' threads section.

    HostGator forum general announcements with highlight on the pinned section

  3. Click on the corresponding datacenter migration thread specific to your migration day or hosting package.
Please contact our support team via HostGator Chat if you have any questions.