HostGator Review with plans & features

About HostGator

HostGator is one of the major & oldest web hosting companies in the industry, but still, they are making a few improvements and posting an average uptime of 99.97% according to the tracking of the last 24 months.HostGator company was first built in a dorm room at Florida Atlantic University in 2002 and later on moved its headquarters to another place called Austin and Houston, Texas.

During the time of its beginning and until now, Hostgator has become a good player in the web hosting arena. And they did it by offering dedicated hosting plans, virtual private servers and shared hosting.


  • Free Domain(1 year)
  • Bandwidth
  • Unlimited storage
  • Free SSL certificate

Domain names:

If you are not ready to purchase a web hosting package and still you want to reserve the domain name of your choice, you can do so.

Well, here are the domain plans:

.com $12.95/yr
.club $9.95/yr
.co $12.95/yr
.space $9.95/yr
.us $5.95/yr
.website $9.95/yr
.org $12.95/yr
.net $12.95/yr
.me $15.00/yr
.biz $12.95/yr
.info $12.95/yr
.host $39.95/yr
.online $1.95/yr
.site $0.95/yr
.tech $3.95/yr

Hosting Options:

There are two different options, Shared hosting & Cloud hosting.

Shared Hosting:

Most of the people come up with shared hosting when they think about web hosting plans which mean different websites sharing the same server resources.

There are 3 types of Shared hosting plans in HostGator.

Hatchling Baby Business
Cost/month $2.75 $3.95 $5.95
Websites 1 website Unlimited Unlimited
SSL certificate Shared Shared Private

Regardless of which plan you choose, all shared hosting plans come with free access to their website builder. Their proprietary builder allows you to drag-and-drop your way to a good-looking website in no time. They also have flexible, easy to use control panel to manage your website. If you already have an existing website then HostGator also offers migration services. You’ll also get credits to use with Google Adwords and Bing Ads.

Cloud Hosting:

Cloud hosting option runs twice as fast as shared hosting because the site provided is hosted on a low-density server that features premium hardware & multiple caching layers.

Cloud hosting also provides 3 different hosting plans.

Hatchling cloud Baby cloud Business cloud
Domains hosted 1 Unlimited  Unlimited
Memory 2 GB 4 GB 6 GB
CPU cores 2 4 6
Extras Private SSL certificate, dedicated IP address

WordPress Hosting:

WordPress hosting plans are similar to shared hosting plans in some ways but their resource allocations are different. WordPress plans are faster and come with more resources for you to manage your/update your website.

Starter Standard Business
Cost/month $5.95 $7.95 $9.95
Sites allowed 1 2 3
Automated daily backup 1 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Average traffic 10,000 20,000 50,000
Power vs shared hosting 2x 2x 5x
Free migration 1 site 2 sites 3 sites

Benefits of WordPress over Shared Hosting:

  • If you already have an existing website then you can get it migrated over to HostGator for absolutely free with a WordPress plan.
  • Automated backups aren’t offered on shared plans but offered in WordPress plans
  • If your site will be resource-heavy then, in WordPress plan it will load more quickly

Pros of using HostGator:

  • Strong & stable uptime of about 99.97%
  • Good support
  • 45-day money-back guarantee
  • Site security features available
  • Free site & cPanel migrations
  • User-friendly for beginners

Cons of using HostGator:

  • Slow page speed
  • Lots of extra fees for true backups, Gmail & malware
  • Industry-standard pricing tricks

Author: Akash

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