On this page, I’m listing all of the Endurance International Group brands that they own as well as additional information as they come available. In the community, most refer to Endurance International Group simply as EIG and I will also use this acronym in reference to them throughout this site.
It should be understood that Endurance has taken over some major brands recently, including Bluehost and HostGator, and these brands still have their same customer support systems in place pre-takeover. So far, from what I’ve heard from people within these companies, everything has been business-as-usual with most customers remaining happy with their host.
Current list of known brands owned by EIG Include:
What has your experience with EIG been? Feel free to leave a review below if the brand in question does not have a hyperlink above. If you see a link for the brand you want to review, click the link and scroll to the bottom to leave a review.
Endurance International Group BBB Rating
Endurance International currently has an “A-” rating with the Better Business Bureau and has been BBB accredited since July of 1999. Their rating is based on their active responses to complaints that satisfies BBB’s standards. EIG currently has 415 complaints over the past 3 years with 124 complaints registered over the past 12months. Their customer reviews summary states that out of 35 reviews for EIG, 34 reflect a negative experience with the company.
Endurance International Purchase History
I’m putting together an EIG purchase history. If anyone wants to assist me with this list, please let me know either in comments or here. I need sources for your information otherwise I won’t include it. Good sources include Wikipedia, validated press releases, and other web hosting news sources (link me, I’ll verify).
- November, 2014: Completed Acquisition of Arvixe. (Thanks Michael Bely for notifying us in comments!).
- January, 2014: Completed acquisition of Directi.
- July 2012: Endurance International purchased A Small Orange which includes HostNine. List updated.
- July, 2012: EIG purchased HostGator including SEO Hosting.
- August 2012: EIG purchased the Intuit Websites division
- December 2010: Bluehost, HostMonster, and FastDomain sold to EIG. This transaction was done quietly with no major press releases. A Jan 5th, 2011 a news report verifies EIG owns them.
My Sources Include:
Another source I used for this was on a YouTube video of an interview between CloudFlare and David Gardner, Senior Product Manager of Endurance International Group. This interview is very informative about EIG’s plans for their recent acquisitions of Bluehost and HostGator.
Not All Endurance Brands Are The Same
I didn’t use to say this, but ever since EIG purchased their most premium brands including HostGator, they have really turned a corner from the business-as-usual approach to buying web hosts. Endurance has kept the Bluehost Utah offices open and continue to hire. That being said, here’s my current recommendations if you plan to host with an Endurance brand:
- iPage Ultra-Cheap Hosting – New sites with limited need for databases. Great for getting started, establishing a site, and becoming profitable before moving to a premium business hosting provider. It’s only $47.40/year and includes 2 money back guarantee policies to claim a refund if it doesn’t work for you. Since it is all likely on the same servers anyway, you may as well pay the cheapest price to try it and iPage is, by far, the cheapest brand they offer hosting on.
- HostGator Premium Hosting – If you need better reliability or feel your site will have a lot of traffic once established, the best EIG brand is HostGator. Use coupon gatoroffer on the “Baby” shared hosting plan and have your first month of service free to make sure the service is right for you. I continue to see people recommending and loving their service in 2013 and don’t see that changing anytime soon.
This post last updated: September 21st. 2014.