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8x8 vs Host Gator
Compare 8x8 vs Host Gator. Find out whether 8x8 or Host Gator is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of 8x8 and Host Gator and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
User Ratings & Reviews
- 35 Reviews
- 3 Reviews
8x8 is a trusted provider of award-winning cloud communications systems for business of all sizes. Having earned over 125 patents and counting, 8x8 is dedicated to developing innovative solutions that help businesses work simply and perform...
Host Gator is one of the bigger web hosting companies, hosting more than 2,500,000 domains. They offer a wide range of products and services that include, among others, shared web hosting, dedicated servers, VPS hosting and reseller hosting....
- 8x8 Call Center Software - N/A
- 8x8 Global Extension - $79.99
- 8x8 Metered Extensions - $24.99
- 8x8 SIP Trunking - N/A
- 8x8 Unlimited Extension - $39.99
- Virtual Office - $19.99
- Virtual Office Pro - $49.99
Users Average Rating
Recent User Reviews
We've been trying to get 8x8 to fix a chronic problem with our recorded calls getting randomly lost or corrupted. We call and email them daily and get little to no response. The typical response is "that department is very busy with other problems, we'll get to yours when we get to it." They say that the problem gets escalated to a higher tier but we still haven't gotten a response and it's been over a week now. I've called our rep Aldrich and he says that he's done all that he can and I've talked to Donovan who is apparently the head of the tech department and he is the one that told me that they'll get to our calls when they get to them. Very unresponsive when it comes to resolving issues.
After 12 months of frustration, we have moved away from 8X8. The issue was never the suite of features. It was customer service for a persistent problem. The basic requirement for a telephone system is that it allows me to make and receive calls. For 12 months, we were unable to receive call from many local people. I was told that it was not the fault of 8X8 and to contact our old provider, Verizon. Verizon said they had ported the number and that was all they could do. We have switched to 3CX. Within 2 days, the local contact was able to trace and resolve the problem. Anyone can now call. My experience shows that 8X8 is not willing to help solve a serious problem. I should also add that they offered no compensation for this issue. I cannot recommend 8x8.
I have had the best experience with Host Gator, particularly with their customer service... 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and I have never waited more than two minutes for a live operator. I currently have a Reseller Account and a VPS Account, and both are fabulous. Host Gator's live chat is brilliant; Kudos to you Host Gator!!!! I plan on hosting with you exclusively. GREAT STUFF!!!
I previously had my site with a very large hosting firm (whose name I will not reveal) and had very negative experiences with them. System outages, slow response to technical problems, slow server speed etc. I finally had it and began searching for a new company to transfer to. I was extremely nervous and could not afford to lose any more business but I finally found Host Gator and was very impressed with what I saw. The move went super smooth for me and the team at Gost Gators went above and beyond in helping me transfer my site over to their servers. On top of that, the speed is much better than with my old host. I needed a special request- hosting a logo securely for my PayPal checkout... this was no problem for Host Gator. I want to say a big thank you to Jesse and everyone at the Host Gator team. They have been incredibly helpful and have gone above and beyone the call of duty in helping me transfer my domain over to Host Gator. Needless to say, I think the entire team at Host Gator is phenomenal when it comes to customer service. I would highly recommend anyone considering hosting to go with them.