HostGator Review

Our Score
4.8HostGator review

The best way to introduce HostGator with our Hostgator review is with some outstanding statistics. Get ready for this!

  • Started in 2002 in Florida
  • Consistently maintained a positive reputation
  • In excess of 400,000 customers
  • Reaching over 200 countries
  • More than 8 million domains
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited
  • Hold highest rating of A+

Hosting Features

Such impressive statistics can surely only mean one thing, equally impressive features. It’s true!

Technical Features

  • Unlimited Storage Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited Sub-Domains
  • C-Panel Control Panel
  • Unlimited Email

Marketing and Bonus Features

  • $100 Google Ad Credits
  • Free Website Builder
  • One Click Install WordPress
  • Website Stat Tools
  • SEO Tools
  • Shared SSL Certificate
  • 99.9% Guaranteed Uptime

Hosting Technology

The ever popular C-Panel makes a welcome appearance within this host, this program appears to be on its way to becoming the industry standard.

Plans

HostGator has a variety of plans and are sure to have something for everybody. Reseller Plans start at $19.96 per month. The VPS Plan starts at $15.96 per month and the Dedicated Server plans don’t have a set starting price, so to get a quote you’ll need to speak with a HostGator advisor.

If  these plans sound like they might be a little more than you are looking for, fear not, there are more options available. The Hatchling Plan is perfect for an individual looking to create a site and not have to pay business prices at $3.96 per month the saves will roll in. The next step up is The Baby Plan which costs $6.36 per month and is perfect for a small or medium sized business. This plan will give you everything you need to get the website off the drawing board and onto the internet.

For the larger scale businesses The Business Plan, aptly named, is the one for you. Clocking in at $10.36 per month The Business Plan will provide you with all you need while being cheap as chips! If you’d like to further your savings be on the lookout for discounts and special offers. Host Gator likes to have sales so if you’re keen on penny pinching, a sale will be just around the corner.

Building On HostGator

Most  applications and edits to HostGator sites are one click and appear immediately. However there are some that can be a little trickier and users may need to speak to customer support for assistance or approval.

With four major data centres, all of which are monitored by specialist technicians and protected under high security, HostGator maintains it’s 99.9% uptime without breaking a sweat.  All data is backed up on a weekly basis and the company has started moving to become environmentally friendly, while still maintaining their quality of service.

An extensive FAQ page is available to users as well as customer forums and video tutorials. If the answer cannot be found here there is a customer support team standing by 24/7. Get in touch either on the phone, via live chat or through email. Billing enquiries are dealt with through a separate portal to provide help as quickly as possible to users.

Conclusion

HostGator have proven their ability to provide for their customers and are now taking the next step to care for the planet. The variety of plans offered gives users the opportunity to choose exactly what works for their needs without being stuck with features they will never use. HostGator has achieved the highest rating, although it looks like they are aiming to achieve far beyond it!

Average: 3.8

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HostGator Review on Nov 23, 2015 rated 4.8 of 5
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