I have noticed a thread where many complain about downtimes and quality of Hostgator hosting at Warriorforum. Not those who have no idea what they are doing but those who are serious about their sites because they do earn money and a downtime can be a serious disaster for a big web site. Some believe all these has starting happeing after the Hostgator company has take over by Endurance International Group. I really don't know this has anything to do it recent problems. Sometimes people just tell these stuff.
According to the Hostgator Facebook page ( Here ) they are experiencing data center problems and had even an outage yesterday. Also that they were upgrading equipment. as to the Facebook page
Services should virtually all be returning to normal. This upgrade clearly did not go as planned (we realize this is an understatement), and it truly should have been transparent and seamless. We realize that apologies do not properly compensate for unexpected issues like this, however we want to thank everyone that commented to us with understanding and positive messages while we worked to resolve this. Your understanding is appreciated.
Hope things will workout for Hostgator users. Nobody like to see down-times specially when you are paying money not to have down-times and headaches. But sometimes things happen which can't be controlled. Whatever it is Hostgator must be doing their best to sort out the mess. They have a good reputation in web hosting business and I don't think they want it to be trash it.