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HostGator Ratings
Total Number of Reviews:
9
Would recommend:
89% of Users
Control Panel Use
4.444445
Customer Support
4.77778
Reliability & Uptime
4.77778
Features
5
Price Value
4.666665
Overall Score: 4.7 out of 5

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Founded in 2002 in Boca Raton, FL, HostGator moved to its new home in Houston, TX in 2007, expanding to a second office in Austin, TX in 2010. One of the leading web hosting provider, Host Gator provides services to over 400,000 subscribers with its 12,000 servers. Its subscribers range from hobbyists and first timers to computer experts and resellers. According to a June 2008 survey, 90% of HostGator subscribers reported being satisfied with HostGator and the service it provides. HostGator has been a frequent recipient of major awards, including most recently the DailyHostNews February 2013 Editor’s Choice Award and awards in 2012 by Blogging.org, Wordpress Hosting Review, and Joomla Hosting Review. HostGator offers 24x7 phone, email and chat support, and online forums with over 500 video tutorials and nearly 700 help articles. Servers are powered by wind, and HostGator purchases Renewable Energy Credits equal to 130% of the electricity used to power and cool its shared and reseller servers. HostGator has a 99.9% uptime guarantee and offers a 45 day money back guarantee.
 

Prices Start At:
Standard price starts at $3.96/mo for Hatchling Hosting Plan with 3-year contract

Provider Best For:
HostGator is one of the most popular web hosting providers, and their subscribers run the gamut from first time users to web professionals. One of the things that HostGator specializes in is reselling web hosting, which can be a great tool for IT professionals.
 

Reliability:
HostGator has a 99.9% SLA. You will receive a one month credit should your website be down for more than the SLA. Uptime guarantees only apply to shared / reseller solutions. Dedicated servers are covered by a network guarantee in which the credit is prorated for the amount of time the server is down.
 

Site Builder:
HostGator really pulls ahead of the competition when it comes to web site design. You get free Weebly Site Builder and website building tools, including 4,500 free website templates, 52 free scripts, WordPress hosting, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, and Wiki hosting.
 

Editor's Bottom Line:
HostGator is the household name in web hosting, and for good reason. They host web sites large and small, including reseller hosting. Although there is nothing wrong with HostGator for smaller businesses, HostGator really is geared toward bigger web sites with more traffic. Also of note, Environmentalists will rejoice at HostGator's claim of 130% wind power.
 

Available Services:

  • Hatchling Shared Hosting Plan: Unlimited disk space; unlimited bandwidth 1 domain allowed; unlimited FTP accounts; MySQL database; Wordpress hosting. $7.16/mo no contract/6 mo contract; $5.56/mo 1 year contract; $4.76/mo 2 year contract; $3.76/mo 3 year contract.
     
  • Baby Shared Hosting Plan: Unlimited domains; unlimited disk space; unlimited bandwidth; unlimited addon/ parked domains; unlimited sub domains; unlimited FTP accounts; Wordpress hosting; MySQL Databases; dedicated IP available for $2.00/mo. $7.96/mo no contract, 6 mo contract or 1 year contract; $7.16/mo 2 year contract; $6.36/mo 3 year contract.
     
  • Business Shared Hosting Plan: Unlimited domains; unlimited disk space; unlimited bandwidth; free private SSL; free private IP address; free Toll-Free number; unlimited addon/ parked domains; unlimited sub domains; unlimited FTP accounts; Wordpress hosting; MySQL Databases. $11.96/mo no contract/6 mo contract/1 year contract; $11.16/mo 2 year contract; $10.36/mo 3 year contract.
     
  • Level 1 VPS Hosting:  No cPanel; 0.57 GHz CPU; 384 MB RAM; 10 GB disk space; 250 GB bandwidth; two IP addresses. $19.95/mo
     
  • Level 2 VPS Hosting: No cPanel; 0.85 GHz CPU; 576 MB RAM; 22 GB disk space; 375 GB bandwidth; two IP addresses. $29.95/mo
     
  • Level 3 VPS Hosting: 1.13 GHz CPU; 768 MB RAM; 500 GB bandwidth; two IP addresses. $49.95/mo
     
  • Level 4 VPS Hosting: 1.98 GHz CPU; 1344 MB RAM; 59 GB disk space; 1050 GB bandwidth; two IP addresses. $79.95/mo
     
  • Level 5 VPS Hosting: 2.69 GHz CPU; 1824 MB RAM; 80 GB disk space; 1425 GB bandwidth; two IP addresses. $104.95/mo
     
  • Level 6 VPS Hosting: 3.5 GHz CPU; 2304 MB RAM; 102 GB disk space; 1800 GB bandwidth; two IP addresses. $129.95/mo
     
  • Level 7 VPS Hosting: 4.25 GHz CPU; 3168 MB RAM; 165 GB disk space; 2250 GB bandwidth; two IP addresses. $159.95/mo
     
  • Level 8 VPS Hosting: 5.05 GHz CPU; 3801 MB RAM; 198 GB disk space; 2700 GB bandwidth; two IP addresses. $189.95/mo
     
  • Level 9 VPS Hosting: 5.94 GHz CPU; 4435 MB RAM; 231 GB disk space; 3150 GB bandwidth; two IP addresses. $219.95/mo
     
  • Basic Linux Dedicated Server: Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2 2.3GHz CPU; 100 Mbps Uplink; 4 GB DDR3 Memory; 500 GB RAID-1 Drives;  10 TB Bandwidth; Up to 5 Dedicated IPs. $174/mo
     
  • Standard Linux Dedicated Server: Intel Xeon E3-1265L 2.5GHz CPU; 100 Mbps Uplink; 4 GB DDR3 Memory; 500 GB RAID-1 Drives; 10 TB Bandwidth; Up to 5 Dedicated IPs. $219/mo
     
  • Elite Linux Dedicated Server: Intel Xeon E3-1265L 2.5GHz CPU; 100 Mbps Uplink; 8 GB DDR3 Memory; 500 GB RAID-1 Drives; 10 TB Bandwidth; Up to 5 Dedicated IPs. $279/mo
     
  • Pro Linux Dedicated Server: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz CPU; 100 Mbps Uplink; 16 GB DDR3 Memory; 1 TB RAID-1 Drives; 10 TB Bandwidth; Up to 5 Dedicated IPs. $374/mo
     
  • Basic Windows Dedicated Server: Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2 2.3GHz CPU; 100 Mbps Uplink; 4 GB RAM; 2x 500 GB (dual) Drives; 10 TB Bandwidth; 5 IP Addresses; WebMatrix Ready; $174/mo
     
  • Standard Windows Dedicated Server: Intel Xeon E3-1265L 2.5GHz CPU; 100 Mbps Uplink; 4 GB RAM; 2x 500 GB (dual) Drives; 10 TB Bandwidth; 5 IP Addresses; WebMatrix Ready; $219/mo
     
  • Elite Windows Dedicated Server: Intel Xeon E3-1265L 2.5GHz CPU; 100 Mbps Uplink; 8 GB RAM; 2x 500 GB (Dual) Drives; 10 TB Bandwidth; 5 IP Addresses; WebMatrix Ready; $279/mo
     
  • Pro Windows Dedicated Server: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz CPU; 100 Mbps Uplink; 16 GB RAM; 2x 1000GB (dual) Drives; 10 TB Bandwidth; 5 IP Addresses WebMatrix Ready; $374/mo

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User's Rating: 5.0
Control Panel Use
5
Customer Support
5
Reliability & Uptime
5
Features
5
Price Value
5
Date:
February 21, 2014
Reviewer:
Alfonso
Recommend:
Yes
I made a comparison between the best hosting companies and I decided to choose hostgator because of all the extra plus services, price and customer support.

Reliable, easy to use...

User's Rating: 5.0
Control Panel Use
5
Customer Support
5
Reliability & Uptime
5
Features
5
Price Value
5
Date:
February 19, 2014
Reviewer:
Lorenzo
Recommend:
Yes
Reliable, easy to use, no hidden charges or limitations with great value for money.

Was very lucky...

User's Rating: 5.0
Control Panel Use
5
Customer Support
5
Reliability & Uptime
5
Features
5
Price Value
5
Date:
February 8, 2014
Reviewer:
Alija
Recommend:
Yes
I was very very lucky. As a complete novice building my first ever website, the choice was vast. At the end, I decided Hostgator, you've got to begin with something, right?The key thing for me was Customer support because I knew I will encounter problems. I swear to you, from the first moment, or better, from the first problem, all my doubts disappeared. Well, one more thing I found important. As my site is not for money making, and I am not from rich countries, the price was one more issue I had.

Very solid service...

User's Rating: 5.0
Control Panel Use
5
Customer Support
5
Reliability & Uptime
5
Features
5
Price Value
5
Date:
January 17, 2014
Reviewer:
Dean
Recommend:
Yes
Very solid service and even continues to support front page extensions

Awesome hosting

User's Rating: 4.7
Control Panel Use
4
Customer Support
5
Reliability & Uptime
4
Features
5
Price Value
5
Date:
December 10, 2013
Reviewer:
Mike
Recommend:
Yes
Awesome hosting service and support team. I'm a newbie to websites and Hostgator made my setup a whole lot easier by helping me choose the right hosted plan and features for my site. Had some minor issues setting up but nothing really serious. Lot of features to chose from, and freebies.

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