With over 8 million domains, HostGator has been raising the bar for speed, reliability and support for 13 years now. The award winning web hosting site has been the top pick in the industry according to several critics.
HostGator was founded in October 2002 by Brent Oxley and since then, they have been providing excellent web hosting service for 13 years and counting.
In 2006, they already have a total of 200,000 registered domains. The company’s hometown is in Texas where most of their offices are based and in 2011, they launched operations with a data center overseas, particularly in India.
Oxley made a smart move in 2012 by selling the company to Endurance International Group but did not give up the buildings where HostGator is operating. The founder’s decision was influenced by his desire to spend more time with his children and travel around the world with his family. Oxley sold the company to EIG for $225 million.
By 2013, the company boasts over 9 million domains hosted on their dedicated servers.
What makes it a smart choice?
Their web hosting plans are affordable and flexible. One of the factors that make it a smart choice is that they purchase certified Renewable Energy Credits and promotes green hosting. The web hosting site offers awesome features such as 1-click WordPress installation, an uptime guarantee of 99.9%, and a reliable technical support that is available 24/7 through phone, live chat, and email. Their money back guarantee is longer than other web hosting sites since theirs is 45 days.
They also have several headquarters in Texas and India which pretty much makes it one of the biggest web hosts in the industry. They have a page load speed of 982 ms and their uptime is close to 100%. Most of their plans are offering a wide array of tools essential for your online business or personal website. Their premium plans promise a daily backed up database that is automated on a regular basis. In addition to that, they remove malware automatically and offer free migration for websites that are hosted somewhere else.
HostGator has hosting plans that offer amazing features such as a flexible control panel, unmetered bandwidths, unlimited subdomains, FTP accounts and email accounts. Let’s take a closer look at their Shared hosting packages:
This is the beginner plan and is priced at $3.95 per month. You can only upload 1 site with one click installs, unlimited bandwidths, and a shared SSL certificate.
Starts at $5.95 per month, this plan is better than the first one since it supports unlimited domain names and unlimted resources.
This plan currently has the best value priced at $5.95 monthly. Yes, the same value as the Baby plan, but only with better features. It has free Private SSL and IP and comes with a toll free number. This plan also offers a free upgrade.
Aside from Shared hosting, HostGator also offer other services such as Reseller, VPS, Dedicaed and WordPress Hosting.
Whatever hosting plan they offer, HostGator promises you a fully-functional website that runs faster than any other web hosting site in the industry. You can even use the best applications on the web such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento. Start a blog, a forum, sell online by eCommerce and even use a CMS – HostGator will make it all possible for you with its award winning features and support.