An Overview of HostGator

HostGator has been offering web hosting services to its clients since its foundations were laid in 2002. Today, the company ranks among the top ten web hosting companies and is among the fastest growing private companies in the country.

Hosting Plans

HostGator provides shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated hosting solutions to small and large businesses as well as individuals. The shared web hosting comes with three different plans namely Hatchling Plan, Baby Plan and Business Plan. The Hatchling plan offers single domain, unlimited disk space and bandwidth and prices start at $3.96/month. The Baby Plan comes with unlimited domains, disk space and bandwidth and prices start at $6.36/month. The Business Plan comes with unlimited domains, disk space and bandwidth and prices start at $10.36/month. All these plans also offer numerous other hosting features.

HostGator also offers 5 different types of reseller hosting plans namely Aluminum, Copper, Silver, Gold and Diamond. All these plans have varying disk space, domains and bandwidth at different prices. The hosting company also offers VPS hosting through 9 different plans each with varying features and prices. The VPS plans are fully managed and come with cPanel or Plesk feature. The dedicated hosting comes in Linux and Windows based plans each offering four different plans with unique prices and features.

Customer Support

HostGator offers 24/7 customer support through live chat, email, peer forums and telephone. Their customer support centers are based in the US and the customer support team is competent and knowledgeable resolving problems in a matter of few minutes.

Pricing

HostGator web hosting plans are believed to be a little more expensive than those offered by its competitors. However, some believe it offers the best value for money through its reliable services and friendly customer support. Also, considering it offers environmental friendly web hosting through 130% wind-powered servers, paying a little extra might not be an issue.

Reliability

With more than 8 years of industry experience, HostGator offers secure and reliable hosting with 99.9% uptime guarantee. This is mainly because of the company’s investment in state of the art data centers and technology allowing it to satisfy customer demands. The data centers make use of advanced technology to ensure all servers are kept cool, secure and active at all times of the day. The data centers are also equipped with HVAC, fire detection and quality power systems to prevent failures and downtime.

Keeping in mind its extraordinary services and state of the art facilities, one may say higher prices are justified by the quality of hosting performance.

 

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