If you’re new to tbwhs.com, you have probably heard the words EIG and notice that a lot of webmasters, including myself, don’t speak very highly of them. EIG (Endurance International Group) is a web hosting company that owns dozens and dozens of different web hosting companies. A lot of webmasters would be shocked to learn that once they have had problems with one host, and then migrate to another, they might still be under the EIG umbrella.
What is the problem with EIG though? It’s simple they are a 2.24 billion dollar company that owns some different web hosting companies. They are the biggest competitor in the web hosting industry. I don’t support them because they are monopolizing the industry by buying up different hosting companies changing their corporate infrastructure and ultimately “controlling” an entire industry. Even more disturbing than buying out different host EIG even wrote on their website that they buy out different host, which is part of their growth strategy. I got that information from researchasahobby.com.
Here is a list of the companies that are owned by EIG:
A Small Orange (2010)
Berry Information Systems L.L.C. (2010)
Directi Web Technologies (2014)
Escalate Internet (2010)
SEO Hosting (seohosting.com)
Unified Layer (2013)
If you click on most of my EIG companies I have reviews you will find they don’t get the best feedback from a lot of webmasters.
Better Business Bureau
EIG is accredited with the BBB. They do have an A+. At the time of writing this, they do have 325 complaints. 32 complaints are advertising/sales issues, 74 are billing/collections issues, ten delivery issues, 7 are guarantee or warranty issues, and 202 complaints are problems with their products or services.
Brands That Are Not Owned By EIG:
If you’re completely ready to migrate away from EIG here is a list of companies that are not owned by them (you can read my reviews on them by clicking on their links:
I guess it’s up to you to decide on whether or not you want to host with an EIG owned company. For many other webmasters and me, I try to avoid them if I can help it. Please leave your feedback down below.