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Jul 30, 2019 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Hostgator.com is a SHITHOLE company. Don’t use it

Being a customer of Hostgator.com is a horrible experience.

If you are planning to buy a hosting service and searching for some reviews, you will find all the search results full of affiliate links. These shameless writers do not even care about you. Most of them even did not use all of these services. They are just marketing highly paying hosting companies for high bonus amounts. These bloggers are all liars.

If you search for a good hosting company, you will find mostly fake blog posts in Google search results. In these search results, you will oftentimes find a company named as “Hostgator.com”. Unfortunately, I am a customer of this shithole company full of liars.

I have had very painful experiences several times and I am currently going through very painful experience because of these liars. So, I am writing this if these helps some people who wants real original reviews about hostgator.com.

So, what happened?

Here is a screenshot of one of my three sites that are currently down.

I bought a package of SSL certificate that offers SSL certificates for three domains. These domains were suppose to expire on 25 July UTC. So, as a matter of caution, I contacted the support team of Hostgator.com several times to know if there will be any problem. They always assured me that the SSL certificates will automatically be renewed. So, there will be no problem.

Then… All my three sites went down on 25 July UTC. Can you imagine how careless, shameless and dumb these liars are?

After this I contacted their customer service several times every day. But they always lied and never fixed my sites.

Now it has been seven days, my sites are still down and they don’t give a shit. I have contacted their chat support every single day few times daily with a request to fix my issue. But they always lie. They say, “we have escalated your issue and your sites will be fixed shortly”. The same lie every single day. They are shameless pathetic professional liars.

Their common lies:

Do not believe when they say any of these lies.

  • “Oh. We are very sorry that you are having this inconvenience.”
  • “We have escalated your issue.”
  • “Our admins are working on your issue.”
  • “Your issue will be fixed by our admins shortly.”
  • “We need at least 24 hours to fix a problem.”
    • After 24 hours: “We need 24-72 hours to fix a problem.”
    • After 72 hours: “We cannot promise a specific time when your problem will be fixed.”

They will always lie to you. Don’t believe them at all.

Besides being liars, their admins and customer support agents are dumb idiots. Once an admin left my site broken and sent me an email “your site is fix now. It is now up and running”. Oh, really?

Another funny thing is – when you ask for help in their chat support, oftentimes they fail to help you but at the end of the chat, they as “Is there anything else that I can help?” Hahaha. They failed to help and now ask if they can help more.

So, beware of Hostgator.com!

Is this the first very painful experience?

No. I have gone through several very painful experiences. When there is a problem, they just always promise to fix shortly but they don’t. They are very arrogant. It does not matter how many times you request them. They will not care. Your business does not matter to them. They will always take payments in advance. So, your websites and business are only your problem.

They do not have enough staff

To make more and more money, they do not hire enough staff. They have hired some low quality, low skilled people that oftentimes give dumb answers. They sometimes do more harms to your site even though they are suppose to fix it. If you are angry after such an event, they are so shameless that they will just ignore whatever you say.

Low quality very slow servers

Even their best servers cannot load a page before one second. Server response time is long and painful. Because of this, customers sites appear behind other websites (hosted in good companies) in search results of Google and other similar websites.

They not only sell third-class services but also third-class servers.

Dec 29, 2008 - Uncategorized    43 Comments

PHP & MySQL: Creating a website in your local language smoothly

Hello Developer,

You know English is the international language and accepted as international communication. So, most of the websites have been developed in English. But in many other times, a developer needs to work with local languages where they are developing a website in PHP. If you develop in local language, you need to know a small trick and that will show your content properly in all browsers smoothly.

So, what is the technique?

Well. Let me explain step by step.

Step One: An observation
I will show you the source code of two Bengali newspaper. In this newspaper: http://www.prothom-alo.com, the fonts and text comes properly in all browsers. But in this newspaper: http://www.ittefaq.com, it can show text and fonts properly only in Internet Explorer.

Now the matter is we must make sure our content will be displayed properly in any browser. Right?

OK. So what is the difference between the two websites I just gave example?

If you take a look at the source code of the first website’s content, you will find it is like this:সઃপাদক

This is another website that had been developed as smooth site in the same technique: http://www.bdnews24.com/bangla. If you check its code, you will see that it uses same type of code for its text.

So, what are these পাদকীয় things? It is very interesting that these are universal representation of local language in HTML entities. For every character of any local language, there is a unique and fixed symbol defined such as প in HTML entities. When you bring this kind of text in your browser source code, the site content looks smooth without any break and fonts displays properly.

Now if you open the source code of http://www.ittefaq.com, you will see something like AvR beg RvZxq msm` wbe©vP‡b jovB n‡e †RvU-gnv‡Rv‡Ui g‡a¨. The matter is they are also showing Bengali news content, but in a different way that is not useful in cross-broswer platform. This is often totally recognized by only Internet Explorer and often partially recognized by other browsers.

Step Two: Storing your local language content in the database
You see I have some content in my local language (Bangla) in the database.

Step Three: Converting your local language text in Universal code
Well. This is extremely easy.

The displayLocalContent() function is going to display the news and convertToLocalHtml() function converts my utf-8 content to HTML entities.

And here in index.php I am executing my displayLocalContent() function.

As a result, the output is now as ঢাকা, ডিসে etc.

Step Four: You need to check my other posting for SELECT, INSERT & UPDATE your local language.
Here goes my other article so that you can perform all required operations for storing and displaying information in browser smoothly:
http://www.tanzilo.com/2008/10/13/php-mysql-unicode-solution-to-chinese-russian-or-any-language/

An alternative way
I have an alternative way in my mind and that is when you store the data in the database, you can first convert them to universal code such as কীয়and then directly show your text.

This article will cover any language such as Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Aymara, Azeri, Belarusian, Bengali, Bislama, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Chinese, Mandarin,Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dhivehi, Dutch, Dzongkha, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian,  Gagauz, Georgian, German, Greek, Guaraní, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hiri Motu, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Māori, Marathi, Mayan, Moldovan, Mongolian, Montenegrin,Náhuatl, Ndebele, Nepali, New Zealand Sign Language, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Oriya, Papiamento, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romansh, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Tetum, Thai, Tok Pisin, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Venda, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Zulu etc.

You can also download this small piece of code from here:
http://www.tanzilo.com/demo/code/convert_to_unicode/convert_to_unicode.zip

Thank you for reading.