HostGator: Best for shared web hosting
About: HostGator is one of the best web hosting company that is ideal for shared hosting. It is currently owned by Endurance International Group.
HostGator Company Overview
|Company Profile||Founder||Brent Oxley|
|Parent Company||Endurance International Group|
|Headquarters||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Company Services||Services||Web Hosting, Cloud Hosting, WordPress Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Window Hosting, Website Builder, Domain registration, etc|
|Features||Free SSL, Google Ads, MySQL databases, Subversion Repository, CGI Access, IPv6 Support, Rails, Python, Perl, etc.|
|Refund Period||45 days||45 days (no refunds for dedicated servers).|
|Partnership Programs||Affiliate Program||Affiliate Program Login page|
|Reseller Hosting||Reseller Hosting signup page|
|HostGator Swot Analysis||Strengths||Freebies (Free SLL, free migration e.t.c)|
|Weaknesses||High Downtime for high traffic websites|
|Opportunities||Growing WordPress CMS user base|
|Threats||Steady adoption of Aws and GCP cloud hosting by small businesses|
|Customer Contacts||Phone||+1 801-765-9400|
Pricing Table for HostGator Shared Hosting plans
NOTE 1: Prices indicated are for standard annual billing and might be lower for new customers due to promotions and offers.
NOTE 2: Unmetered does not mean that there are no limits to usage. You better go for vps or dedicated hosting if you are looking for something closer to unlimited.
HostGator Terms Summary
Hostgator hosting cannot be used for;
- offsite storage or for Backup services
- Storing protected information
- Hosting pyramid schemes websites
- Hosting gambling sires
- Running a file sharing website
- Hosting crawl or indexing websites like search engines
- Sending Bulk emails to purchased contacts
Good and Bad Side of HostGator
Good: Support. 24/7 available Live chat for new and existing customer
Good: Freebies. Free SSL certificate and domain email
Good: Refund. 45-day money back guarantee
Bad: Downtime. Websites with a reasonable traffic have been found to have a high down time and slow load speed.
Bad: Account Modification. Hosting accounts can be modified without prior notice which affects performance.
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