It was back in 2002 that HostGator was established. They are currently among the leading shared web hosting companies and has been consistently ranked as one of the best by a majority of the review sites. Their customer friendliness and splendid support sets them apart from other hosting companies. In case you receive unsatisfactory support, you can always contact the company’s president Brent Oxley to look into your problem personally.
They went green recently, which perhaps makes them the first mainstream hosting company that has done so. Up to 130% of renewable energy credits of their overall power consumption are purchased by them. This HostGator review provides an in-depth overview of the company.
Review of HostGator Features
Only Linux hosting is offered by them, although they might be starting Windows hosting in the coming future. All the features that a serious website requires are available with all their packages. If you have multiple websites, then you will benefit from the unlimited domains (add on) that is allowed by Swamp and Baby packages. cPanel, which is the finest control panel today, is used by them. The Fantastico script installer is provided and a majority of the renowned open source clicks will be installed by it with just a couple of clicks.
Cron jobs, PHP4 & 5, Python, Ruby On Rails, SSH, etc. are supported by them. Unlimited POP3 accounts are included in all packages apart from Hatchling, which includes 20.
Review of HostGator Performance
Sites are hosted by them on state-of-the-art Dual Xeon servers in their Dalas data centers. Their data centers are connected to ten backbone providers and are well-equipped. The industry standard uptime Guarantee is provided by them, which is 99.9%.
In comparison to other hosts, they have provided the best performance, time and time again. They consistently provide high uptime, each and every month. Generally, sites hosted through them are never down and if they go do, it is merely for a maximum of 10 minutes. Thus, they are indeed living up to their reputation.
Hostgator Price Value
Three hosting packages are available from them, starting from $6.95 (Hatchling) to $14.95 (Swamp). For the bandwidth/space and features provided, the price is affordable. Recently, the bandwidth and space were increased by them to astonishing levels. The price of all plans was also reduced, and twenty-four and thirty-four pre-payment options were introduced. The monthly payment is now a bit more expensive than 12 month rates and has a small set up charge. Their plans are more than adequate for any website that has a reasonable traffic. Thus, their prices are quite fair enough and sufficient resources for a shared web host are provided by them.
Hostgator Support Review
Toll free support around the clock, seven days a week, through the year is offered by them. Additionally, a Knowledge base, Ticket System, tutorials, etc. is also available from them. An active forum also becomes accessible where fixes and solutions to most normal issues can be found. Support tickets are rapid and often they respond in less than a few hours. Thus, it is apparent why HostGator is regarded among the top web hosts out there.