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    Hostgator - The Planet & Ike, worried?
    I just called hostgator to see if they were there and got a message they had evacuated. While I'm glad to know the folks there are safe, I'm wondering if I should be concerned about my server?

    Many hosts resell servers located at The Planet data center in Houston, including Hostgator. I know there are ups backups, but for how long can they run without fuel being available? I know the data center has security in place, but will it work against looters should the power be knocked out for a long period of time?
    Is the building able to withstand a hurricane without substantive damage?

    Yes, I should have thought of all of this before now... but... well... I didn't.
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    Back up while you can? And now I am wondering where my server is physically located. I never asked, I knew where my old server was....
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    Whew, I was wrong they're in Dallas, not Houston. I think I was flashing back to EV1 as they were in Houston.

    I'm guessing Dallas in far enough inland that it should be ok.
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    The hostgator servers are at The Planet in Houston. You can go to The Planet website and read their posts in their forums. They have extensive disastor plans and generators with fuel for up to a week. But yes, I think many of us should be worried and have our own contingency plans in case there are problems.

    I have family in Baton Rouge and Houston and while my own sites are a concern, it seems inconsequential compared to what they are going through.

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    To clarify my post, some of Hostgator's servers are at The Planet in Dallas, reference:

    http://news.clickfire.com/hostgator-...in-forces/204/

    I do know because of the explosion earlier this year that many accounts are in Houston.

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    OK, I have to clarify once again, from a hostgator forum post tonight,

    All of our shared and reseller boxes are located in Dallas far far from the hurricane. We do have a few 100 dedicated customers located in houston, but we do not expect them to go offline. The datacenter they are in is very secure and has multiple generators / bandwidth providers.

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    All of my sites are at HostGator and they all work. Not even any speed delay in loading.

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    Much ado about nothing.

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    Hmm, I wouldn't call Hurricane Ike nothing. I credit The Planet (and hostgator) for great disaster preparedness.

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    Oh, I don't call the hurricane nothing, but do you think Host Gator and The Planet have put preparations in place for just such an occurence? I have all my hosting with Host Gator, and I am not worrying at all.

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