With more than 8,000,000 hosted domains and over 850 employees, HostGator is one of the leading web hosting companies that offer superior hosting whether you are looking for a personal, business or professional hosting. The HostGator remarkable hosting journey started in a Florida dorm room in October 2002 and by February 1st, 2003, the company had 112 active customers. By September 10, 2009, the company had over 200,000 customers making it one of the fastest growing web hosting providers in the world.
The noteworthy HostGator growth is largely due to its reliable, high performance hosting with 99.9 percent uptime guarantee and a 45-day money back guarantee. The company also offers free Weebly site builder and website building tools, free 4,500 website templates, free domain transfer, free MySQL transfer, free Script transfer and 52 free scripts to all HostGator webhosting plans. Furthermore, all HostGator webhosting plans come with $100 Google Adwords Offer and $100 Yahoo/ Bing credit. HostGator offers several hosting solutions that include Shared hosting, Cloud hosting, Managed WordPress hosting, VPS hosting and Dedicated hosting.
Whether you are looking to start a forum, create a blog or sell online, the Shared HostGator webhosting plans are compatible with thousands of existing applications and software including Apache, Linux, PHP and MySQL to help you succeed. Furthermore, the Shared webhosting plans support a wide range of environments that include WordPress hosting, Joomla hosting, Drupal hosting, Magento hosting, phpBB hosting and Wiki hosting.
The HostGator Shared webhosting plans include Hatchling Plan, Baby Plan and Business Plan. The Hatchling Plan starts at a discounted $3.95 per month and offers single domain, one click installs, shared SSL certificate and unmetered bandwidth among others. The Baby Plan starts at a 40-percent discounted price of $5.95 per month and offers unmetered bandwidth, shared SSL certificate, unlimited domains and one click installs among others. The Business Plan starts at a 60-percent cut-rate price of $5.95 per month and offers unlimited domains, free private SSL, and IP, free tool free number and unmetered bandwidth among others.
The cloud hosting plans by HostGator offer up to 2X faster load times and 4X more scalable due to premium hardware, low-density servers, and multiple caching layers. The Cloud HostGator webhosting plans include Hatchling cloud, Baby cloud, and Business cloud. The Hatchling Cloud plan starts at an affordable $5.95 per month and comes with a single domain, 2GB Memory, and 2 Core CPU among others. The Baby Cloud plan starts at a discounted $6.95 per month and features unlimited domains, 4 GB Memory, and 4 Core CPU. The Business Cloud starts at an affordable $10.95 per month and features 6 Core CPU, 6GB memory, and unlimited domains.
Managed WordPress Hosting
The HostGator webhosting plans for Managed WordPress hosting offers supercharged speed, advanced security, seamless scalability and superior support. HostGator offers three Managed WordPress hosting plans that include Starter, Standard, and Business. The Starter plan starts at $5.95 per month and offers up to one site free migration, 50GB storage, and 25,000 monthly visitors. The Standard plan starts at $7.95 and supports two max sites, 2X power, 150 GB storage and up to 200,000 monthly visits. The Business plan starts at $11.95 and supports up to 5 sites, 500,000 monthly visitors and unlimited storage.
HostGator offers three VPS webhosting plans that include Snappy 500, Snappy 1000 and Snappy 2000 at $9.98 per month, $19.98 per month and $31.98 per month respectively. The Snappy 500 features 512 MB RAM, 0.5 Core, 0.5 TB Bandwidth and 25 GB disk space. The Snappy 1000 features 1000 MB RAM, 1TB bandwidth, and 60GB disk space while the Snappy 2000 features 2 Cores, 2000 MB RAM, 1.5TB bandwidth and 120GB disk space.
HostGator offers both Linux and Windows servers. The Linux and Windows Dedicated hosting plans start at a monthly price of $76.56 for Basic, $91.98 for Standard, $103.23 for Elite and $115.94 for Pro Dedicated server.
Hostgator gets a 5/5 rating from this review.