Whether you are a blogger or an online business owner or just a website owner, the success of your website fairly depends on the web hosting server on which it is hosted.
If you fail to choose a reliable web host, your online business likely to be on the risk because an unreliable web host may not guarantee to keep your site up all the time. In many cases, I have seen the websites go offline in the peak hours of the business. So, why going for unreliable hosting companies just to save few bucks? When your website needs to be up, it goes down, and your business suffers.
Always choose a reliable web host even if it costs a little bit extra because they give you the assurance of keeping your website up all the time that lets your site do the business well.
Even if you are a blogger, you may not want your blog to stay offline because you lose visitors when your blog goes down frequently for hours.
There are many different web hosting companies that are reliable, and you can count on them. One of those is Hostgator. Yes, it is a very reliable company, and you would not think twice getting their services.
In this blog post, I am going to review Hostgator that will help you know more about this web host so that you can decide whether to go with this or not.
Hostgator is a Houston-based web hosting company which was founded on 23rdOctober 2002 by Brent Oxley.Currently, it is owned by Endurance International Group, Inc. (EIG) that also owns the popular hosting company, Bluehost.
Hostgator offers various types of hosting plans such as:
- Shared hosting
- Cloud Hosting
- VPS hosting
- WordPress Hosting
- Reseller Hosting
- Dedicated Hosting
I am going to talk mainly about Shared Hosting Plans.
Why am I talking about Shared Hosting only in this review?
Because it is the most popular hosting plan used by most of the small business owner, and when it comes to bloggers, most of them use shared hosting only because the budget fairly fits into their pocket.
Hostgator’s standard shared web hosting plans are as:
You can run only one website on this hosting plan. You get unmetered disk space and bandwidth which means you don’t get charged as per the amount of disk space and bandwidth you are using. However, if you use 25% or more of the system resources for longer than 90 minutes, it comes under the violation of their Terms and Conditions. You will get an email from them if there are any concerns regarding these.
The cost of this hosting plan is $3.95 Per Month which is quite affordable. So, if you are sure that you have to run only one website, you can go ahead with Hatchling Plan of Hostgator.
You can run multiple websites in Hostgator’s Baby Plan. As you get unmetered disk space and bandwidth in Hatchling Plan, you get the same with this plan as well. 25% or more usage of the system resource for more than 90 minutes may get you an alert email from them, but if you are running a blog or small business website, it is very rare to use this much system resource.
So, you may consider the disk space and bandwidth as almost unlimited.
Baby Plan starts at $4.95 Per Month, and again its affordable one. If you have requirement of running multiple domains, this is the best plan to choose as it fulfills your requirements and it’s affordable too.
Business plan is for medium or large sized online business websites as this plan offers private SSL for better security. It also offers different IPs for different domains hosted on the server. You can host unlimited domains in this plan.
Hostgator’s every plan provides support system through chat, email or telephone (Toll-Free: 1-866-96-GATOR). But, when you get the business plan you get premium support in which you don’t need to keep waiting to get your questions answered by chat or email executive. You get faster access to the support system with this plan.
This plan starts from $5.95 per month which is good if you have high requirements.
All the plans have one-click install option for many scripts such as WordPress. If you want to install WordPress, it will take around 2 minutes to do it with one-click install option.
Let’s have a look at the Quick Feature list of Hostgator that you get in all of its plans:
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Unlimited Disk Space
- Unlimited FTP accounts
- Unlimited MySql accounts
- 24*7 Support
- 45 days money back guarantee
- 99% uptime
These are some notable features of Hostgator. When you actually visit the Cpanel of it, you will see there are many different features available for different tasks.
Hostgator has been in the web hosting industry for long, and it is quite reliable among the bloggers and small business owners. Unlimited storage, bandwidth, impressive uptime, and other great features make it one of the best web hosting companies among the crowd of hundreds of hosting companies out there.
You have ever used Hostgator, share your experience that you had with them.