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HostGator Shared Hosting - Datacenter Migration

In an effort to improve uptime and stability, we are upgrading our Shared web hosting servers’ hardware by migrating accounts to a new datacenter starting in late June 2022. If you are a Shared hosting account owner, we’ve sent an email to the account’s primary email address providing the migration date for your server.

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

What are the benefits of the upgrade?

Here are some of the benefits of the upgrade:

  • All servers will have solid-state drive (SSD) backed storage. This means much faster access and write times for data.
  • Moving to Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5 processors vs. existing AMD.

When will the upgrade happen?

The scheduled maintenance will begin in late June 2022. During this time, your server may experience intermittent downtime. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 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 through cPanel.

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 Gator4k Series Server – Datacenter Migration Notice | HostGator Support Forum. Our team will be posting updates and information specific to this migration on our forum.

If you have any questions, please contact our support team via HostGator Chat.