HostGator Web Hosting

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There are not many web hosting services that offer both shared and dedicated as well as reseller web hosting services other than HostGator. All of their hosting packages are affordable and offer a reasonable price plans to their customers. All hosting packages offer substantial disk space and bandwidth speeds. The customer support of HostGator is pretty professional and they offer 24/7 customer service to their clients. HostGator also provides support through email, live chat support and telephones. Besides, they also guarantee a 99.9% uptime. With all these excellent qualities, HostGator is regarded as one of the best web hosting companies around the world and they host nearly over 4 million domains in the cyber space. The company has got young and motivated staffs that always look forward to work with complete professionalism in their specified jobs.

Features and Control Panel
HostGator’s Hatchling and Baby hosting packages are shared packages, and they require Linux operating system to run on. Both of these hosting packages are pretty good compared to packages from other web hosting service providers. However, the number of domains to host in the cheaper HostGator packages is limited, like for HostGator Hatchling, you will get just 1 domain. Therefore, most customers prefer to sign up for the Baby host package as it is more flexible than HostGator Hatchling.

HostGator offers better control panel system. All potential customers can use demos of the control panel to know more about the technical features needed to host with HostGator. Customers do not experience difficult phases to control their web hosting features. The control panel has 52 scripts of different types, and these scripts are not at all difficult to install.

Performance and Reliability 
As a popular web hosting service, HostGator is pretty reliable due to their present performance. All websites that are hosted with HostGator run through dual Xeon servers. This type of server helps to create instant backups; therefore, webmasters do need to be concerned much about their present databases and data backup processes. HostGator offers great support with their latest technical facilities, and the updated data center. And they can offer negligible down time period for all of their hosted websites. All of their data centers have got generators, special cooling systems and other essential equipments to ensure the topmost level of security, and performance. HostGator also uses a special network that basically offers 10 different types of backbone providers for its clients to choose from.

HostGator offers different hosting packages, and they are pretty much affordable. One of the lowest rated hosting package starts from $3.96 in the name of HostGator Hatchling package. This hosting plan also includes unlimited bandwidth and disk space. Other special features such as PHP, CGI, MySQL, Frontpage, and SSI are also offered with this package.

The HostGator Baby package starts with $6.36, and you will get unlimited disk space and bandwidth in it. This special hosting package offers all those features that are available in Hatchling hosting package. In addition to that, customer will get unlimited numbers of domain and sub domain names to host in their space. Besides, this plan also offers unlimited numbers of FTP accounts. One of the most expensive web hosting packages from HostGator is the Business plan that costs about $10.36. This plan offers not only unlimited bandwidth and disk space, but also has a toll free number for customer service and has lots of free and special services for the clients.

Customer Support 
HostGator has got excellent reputation with their customer care system. They offer email, telephone, and live chat support system for their potential clients. Besides, the telephone support is available for 24/7. Therefore, customers from different areas can ask help from the customer care at any time. The entire customer supporting team always tries to sort out all the issues related to website hosting of their clients.

If you are working individually or having a business website, you must look for a reliable and secure web hosting service. HostGator provides the exact features that you look for, and they are available at reasonable prices. The downtime is pretty low, so it is really a good decision to check out their service, at least for once.

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Posted by Nash Rating: 4.5Rating: 4.5Rating: 4.5Rating: 4.5Rating: 4.5
April 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I am using hostgator since 6 months and i am very happy with their services and the prices are so cheap and their customer service is excellent!

Posted by Zaid Rating: 4Rating: 4Rating: 4Rating: 4
June 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Hostgator is probably the best web host I have every hosted with. I had no downtime problems and their support is great. The only downside is that they have a long waiting time for their support. Hostgator is recommended for anyone who wants to start a personal or a business website. I would happily recommend them to everyone.

Posted by Ali Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5
July 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Since hostgator is as big as godaddy, i wud compare the two. Hostgator’s support is excellent but during peak hours the wait can be extraordinary whereas godaddy’s support is not a lot but a bit better. Speed is not excellent but above average, compared to godaddy its better in the speed department. As far as reliability goes, hostgator is the host to choose, I’ve noticed downtime on godaddy but have never experienced any downtime on my hostgator website. Speed is a tiny bit better than godaddy. Overall it is one of the top hosting companies, but compared to godaddy it a tiny bit better.

Posted by Paul F. Rating: 5Rating: 5Rating: 5Rating: 5Rating: 5
August 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I first signed up on a shared hosting account with Hostgator about 4 years ago. I subsequently started doing web development work and signed up for a reseller account to host my clients websites on. And now just 3 months ago I bought a VPS (Virtual Private server) with Host Gator to host a site on Magento which required a bit more grunt in the hosting. I have had an amazing experience with Host Gator. I have in the past had reseller accounts with Micfo and HostDime but they were very far away from the reliability and setup that Hostgator has. I would recommend Hostgator to both businesses and individuals!

Posted by Morrell Rating: 5Rating: 5Rating: 5Rating: 5Rating: 5
November 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hostgator rocks. Hands down the best shared host for the money. The servers are incredibly fast, up time is near perfect, and my favorite part of Hostgator is the support. You can click Live Chat and have a straightforward answer/fix to your problem in a few minutes tops. Before Hostgator, I used a host that wasn’t as dreamy as they claimed to be. HG rocks and I recommend them to everyone.

Posted by Elio Gerardi Rating: 5Rating: 5Rating: 5Rating: 5Rating: 5
January 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Dont waste your time with all these other hosting companies who have people leaving bogus positive reviews. HostGator is the ONLY company you need to host your website. I recent;y moved my website from a nightmare experience with to HostGator. I was very reluctant to believe any of the positive reviews i read about Hostgator especially after reading the same for Justhost. After moving my site in 7 hours, and the great customer support from HostGator, i am happy to say that I am here to stay for good!! This is the most stable, fastest, most reliable hosting service i have ever experienced. Their servers are high power and not oversubsribed. I even had comments from people overseas accessing my site asking what had changed since the overall performance skyrocketed!!

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