What is HostGator?
In the ethnicity of web hosting, hostgator.com is a renowned company. As being a user of Hostgator, I can say this is a must review to be read to know about this hosting company.
HostGator has been in the business of hosting services since October 22, 2002, founded by Brent Oxley. In the presence of Brent, HostGator spread its services internationally and set up its branches globally.
HostGator improved its quality and tech support ever since acquired by Endurance International Group (EIG) from June 21, 2012, for a whopping $225 million USD.
While the data center migration work was going on customers hold their breath to know what may happen to sites, everything went well, and HostGator indeed came under the shadow of the great business tree. Getting acquired by EIG means improving the standards.
Hostgator is improving the quality and the services and also striving to reduce the cost and yet standing as a fierce competitor.
On this page, we’ve reviewed HostGator’s web hosting (shared) plan.
SHARED WEB HOSTING
If you’re a person who is new to online information based websites and willing to set up such own website, this is the hosting plan from host gator which matches your requirements.
Well, the reason you need to choose this hosting plan prior to other plans is, in the initial stages of a website the traffic is not going to be high until unless it is a viral site.
These web hosting plans provide enough resources to your site when your site reaches maximum visitors which your plan doesn’t suppose to hold. Then you better have an idea of merging into much better plans like HostGator Cloud Hosting.
Hatchling Plan: This plan comes at $3.95/mo. It provides one domain hosting, unlimited bandwidth and storage, unlimited email accounts and sub domains.
Baby Plan: This plan comes at $5.95/mo. It provides unlimited domain hosting, unlimited bandwidth and storage and unlimited email and sub domains. Allows you to have a private SSL certificate. Offers you a dedicated IP at $4.00/mo.
Business Plan: This plan comes at $5.95/mo. It provides unlimited domain hosting, unlimited bandwidth and storage and unlimited emails. It includes a free SSL certificate, free dedicated IP, a toll-free number, anonymous FTP service.[/su_list]
Quick Fact- Over 8 million domains names hosted on Hostgator.
Extra Features of web hosting plans
Free self-help based tutorials and thousands of knowledge base are helping the user to know every bit.
Free host gator website builder. After having a website build, you get 4,500 free templates to modify the site.
Free Website Transfer, Domain Transfer, MySQL Transfer, Script Transfer.
For US and Canada based customers will be getting 100$ Google adsense credit after spending 25$ on adsense advertising. A similar offer is available for customers located in India. They will get 2,500 rupees worth Google Adsense credit if they spend 500 rupees on Google advertising.
For US and Canada, based customers will be getting 100$ yahoo/bing credits for advertising.
Level of Support:
Hostgator helps their customers 24/7/365 via email/ live chat/ phone call. It is recommended to have a phone call as your first preference rather than a live chat.
Tech support representatives are well educated will try to help you by every instance. Hostgator put a high emphasis on quality customer support. They lack speed while serving a lot of others. it is very annoying for a customer to wait 5-20min just to have a connection to a representative.
Many customers complain about such situations but still they provide decent support clarifying your problems. On a sincere note hostgator’s support is not up to the mark.
No, we don’t recommend you to try this one, as it has many problems to deal with. Rather than wasting your time on resolving your problems in this hosting plan, we recommend you to try HostGator’s Shared Cloud Hosting services.