Host Gator Review

 

hostgator reviewHostgator was founded by Brent Oxley in 2002 in Florida. They started selling very basic hosting plans but later started offering other hosting plans as well. Today, they have more than 1 million websites which have been hosted on their servers. Their headquarter is located in Houston, Texas, USA and they have servers in different parts of the world including India.

 

Price and Plans

Hostgator offers five types of web hosting. These hosting plans are different from each other by nature of the host. The names of these hosting plans are: shared web hosting, VPS hosting, WordPress hosting, Cloud hosting and dedicated hosting. Cloud hosting has been recently introduced by the company which came up with more security features.

The prices  of these hosting plans are mentioned below:

  • Web Hosting: The plan starts at only $2.75 per month
  • WordPress Hosting: The basic plan starts at only $5.95 per month
  • Cloud Hosting: The basic plan starts at only $4.95 per month
  • VPS Hosting: The basic plan starts at only $19.95 per month.
  • Dedicated Hosting: Starts from $119 per month.

hostgator prices

If you compare these prices with some other companies, you will find that the rates of Hostgator are quite lower.

Standard Features

These are some of the most important features that are included in all plans.

  • Free Site Migration
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Unlimited Subdomains
  • Unlimited FTP’s
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Hotlink Protection
  • Spam Assassin
  • 100 Google Adwords advertising credit
  • $100 Bing advertising credit

Refund Policy

HostGator offers up to 45 days money back guarantee. A customer can claim the full refund within 45 days if he/she does not like the hosting of HostGator.

Security

Free SSLSecurity, spam assassin and hotlink protection are included in their hosting plans  even in the basic plan. Dedicated IP are only available in their business plan which costs $5.595/month, but can be purchased for $4.00.month in their baby plan..

Backup

Hostgator does not offer site auto backups but website owners can create a backup for their website any time they want. Once backup is complete, they get a link in their email  to download the backup.

Pros

  • Low shared hosting prices
  • All necessary features included
  • Advertising credit save you money
  • Good security features.

Cons:

  • No windows hosting plans.
  • No SSD Drives
  • No auto backups

Hostgator Review Summary

Hostgator is one of the oldest and most popular hosting companies. They offer a variety of plans and tools to take your idea or business online. With their QuickInstall tool available on every Web Hosting plan, you can create virtually any type of website: blog, forum, CMS, wiki, photo gallery, e-commerce store, and so much more!

For more information please visit HostGator website 

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