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HostGator: hosting review and comments

HostGator

from $2.75 monthly
8.6

Speed

9.5/10

Uptime

9.0/10

Support

9.0/10

Price

7.0/10

Hosting pros

  • One of the largest hosting companies;
  • Free SSL certificates;
  • Unmetered disk space, databases, email accounts, bandwidth;
  • Free website builder;
  • Installation of over 75 open-source scripts with just a click;
  • Free SEO tools;
  • Free protection from viruses, hackers, malware;
  • $100 Google Ads and $100 Bing Ads Credit;
  • 45-Day Money-Back Guarantee;
  • Free website transfer.

Hosting cons

  • Hosting plans with "cheating" (after the first term hosting plans renews at the higher rate).

Hosting HostGator

About company

Founded: 2002
Office: USA, Brazil, India
Servers: USA
Hosted websites: 8 million
Website: hostgator.com

Services: shared hosting (Linux, Windows), cloud hosting, WordPress hosting, reseller hosting, VPS/VDS, dedicated servers, website builder, domain registration
Cheapest plan: from $2.75 monthly
Payment methods: credit cards, PayPal, checks, money orders, bank wires

Free trial:
Money-Back Guarantee: 45 days
Free domains:
Free website transfer: +
Other bonuses: Google Ads $100 credit, Bing Ads $100 credit

Technical parameters of hosting

Servers locations: USA
Control panel: cPanel
Free SSL certificates: Let’s Encrypt, Positive SSL
Web server:
OS:
PHP versions:
Supported technologies: Ruby On Rails, Perl, Python (Django), Curl, GD 2, Image Magick
Website accelerator:
SSH access: +
DDoS protection:
Dedicated IP address: $2.2
Included bandwidth: Unmetered
Backup:
Uptime: 99,9%

Hosting Features

  • One of the world’s largest web hosting companies.

Shared hosting plans of HostGator

PlanHatchling PlanBaby PlanBusiness Plan
Sites1UnlimitedUnlimited
Disk spaceUnmeteredUnmeteredUnmetered
DatabasesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Free Dedicated IP--+
Free Positive SSL--+
Free SEO Tools--+
Anonymous FTP--+
BandwidthUnmeteredUnmeteredUnmetered
Price$5.95$8.95$8.95
* Prices are subject to payment of 1 year of hosting. After the end of the period, the cost increases approximately 1.5 times. See the checkout page for details.

VPS/VDS plans of HostGator

PlanSnappy 2000Snappy 4000Snappy 8000
CPU2 Cores2 Cores4 Cores
RAM2 GB4 GB8 GB
Disk space120 GB165 GB240 GB
Bandwidth1.5 TB2 TB3 TB
Price$49.95$59.95$69.95
* Prices are subject to payment of 1 year of hosting. After the end of the period, the cost increases approximately 2 times. See the checkout page for details.

Which plan to choose

Optimum tariff of HostGator is Business Plan, which provides unlimited domains, disk space and MySQL databases, free SSL certificate, dedicated IP and SEO tools.

Quality of customer support of HostGator

Methods of communication with customer support: Email, phone, live chat

Discounts for hosting HostGator

Depending on the tariff, if you pay for hosting for 1 year, you will receive a discount of 25-47%, for 2 years – 36-56%, for 3 years – 60%.

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