HostGator Review

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HostGator Review
Pros

HostGator offers unlimited storage and bandwidth with all hosting package, Good money-back guarantee, Windows or Linux based options

Cons

Starter package only allow one website to host, and this service don’t offer free domain, Complaints about Outages

Bottom Line

HostGator provide all the standard features to host your website with great customer support

 

HostGator Review 2016

HostGator is a Houston-based provider of VPS, shared web hosting and dedicated server plans. It has been recognized as a surprisingly simple to use platform for beginners and is a well-rounded choice with its robust shared and dedicated server plans.

HostGator was founded in 2003 by a student at the Florida Atlantic University and in three years had passed the 200,000 mark in registered domains. The company is based out of Texas and was sold by its founder Brent Oxley to Endurance International Group in 2012 for a cool $225 million USD.

Features
HostGator’s shared web hosting plans allow small and medium sized businesses the chance to expand their web presence without breaking the bank. Packages are available on a month-to-month basis all plans use cPanel control panel with the most famous control panel to manage your website, but HostGator does push to have users sign up for more lengthy contracts, which start at six months in length. But beware, during sign up HostGator will default to the three-year sign up plan, which is irksome to say the least.

Starting at $6.98 for 12 month plan and $8.67 month to month, the Hatchling plan offers unlimited disk space, bandwidth, databases, and email addresses, plus support for one domain and third-party applications such as content management systems and e-commerce platforms.

Stepping up from there is the Baby plan, which starts at $9.57 month to month, and includes all the options from the Hatchling plan as well as unlimited domains. The Business plan, for $13.57 a month, also includes highly specialized options, such as a free toll-free phone number and a private SSL (secure socket layer) certificate.

HostGator is also one of the few web hosts that offer Linux or Windows-based shared hosting, this is important to any user looking to create or to migrate a site built on an ASP.NET framework. HostGator also offers a pretty solid money-back guarantee of 45-days, though Dreamhost’s 97-day guarantee still the most generous inMotion and web host hub 90-day.

Of all its competitors, BlueHost matches HostGator the most closely, but HostGator’s inclusion of a private SSL certificate and a toll-free phone number on the Business plan edge it ahead.

Reliability
HostGator has also been plagued with some extensive and well-documented outages in both August and December of 2013, as well as twice more in 2014. Coupled with this was a social engineering attack in 2012 by a hacker group called UGNazi, which compromised the data of over 500,000 users.

Support
HostGator provide technical support via ticketing system, current respond time 30 minute for first ticket, but then this increase to reach 1 to 2 hours because with every response, you’re back to the bottom of the queue. the company also offer phone support respond time 20 minute, and you can search the knowledgeable and blog to search for answers plus there is many video tutorial you can use.

Summary

Overall, HostGator offers excellent plans with great features for descent pricing, just be sure not to get trapped into the 3-year sign up bait-and-switch, the support respond time is descent, the technical stuff do their best to fix things, but sometimes you stuck with tier 1 level with same replies, until the move your ticket to higher level we still consider HostGator’s web sharing options a good way to go. but also you might search for better web host

Not convinced with HostGator, try to check out our top rating web hosting services, inMotion Hosting, SiteGround and Web Hosting Hub

Features Checklist

  • CentOS 6 OS
  •  Unlimited Bandwidth
  • cPanel/WHM Control Panel
  • Unlimited Websites
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • One Click WordPress install
  • Site Building Tools
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • E-Commerce Features
  • Unlimited Sub-Domain
  • Free SEO
  • Malware Protection
  • Free Backup
  • CloudFlare CDN
  • Free Marketing ADs
  • 99% Network Uptime

Product Details

  • Starting Price: $3.95 / Month
  • Money Back: Yes 30 Days
  • Setup: Free
  • Support: Phone, Live chat

Vendor Details

  • HostGator
  • www.hostgator.com
  • Founded 2002
  • United State

 

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