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
Founded Date 2002
Parent Company Endurance International Group
Headquarters Houston, Texas, United States
Website hostgator.com
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
Alternatives Bluehost Bluehost Overview
Dreamhost Dreamhost Overview
SiteGround SiteGround Overview
Social Media Twitter @hostgator
Facebook @HostGator
LinkedIn @hostgator
Customer Contacts Phone +1 801-765-9400
Email N/A
Live Chat Chat

 

Pricing Table for HostGator Shared Hosting plans

Plans Price Storage Bandwidth File Count Websites
Hatchling Plan $8.95/mo Unmetered Unmetered 250,000 1
Baby Plan $11.95/mo Unmetered Unmetered 250,000 Unlimited
Business Plan $16.95/mo Unmetered Unmetered 250,000 Unlimited

 

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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