Who was your first ever hosting company and what made you move from them to the second? Our first host was Hostgator. What made us move from them was they closed our hosting down and said that we would need to optimise our site before they would allow us to release it to the public. They asked for our IP so we could gain access from our house only, we asked our new host for his IP and gave them that. He went in took the lot and shifted us over. We were happy with Hostgators support, I wouldnt say it was superb but it was fine. I am sure others have had this with them, it is a shame they oversell that much they need to request this after a forum was only running 2 months.