HostGator

HostGator

Pros

cPanel web host, fantastico, Simple and good value.

Cons

Overall Score

9.4
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Intro

Intro

HostGator are renowned for being a company that make webhosting easy and affordable, they state that whether you are a seasoned pro or if you are just starting out with your first website they are there to assist you at every step. HostGator offer very affordable hosting from just $3.96 a month and can really be classed as one of the cheapest webhosts on the internet.

Value

Value

As mentioned HostGator offer a number of plans of which start with the ‘hatchling’ plan at $3.96 a month, this plan offers a single domain, unlimited disc space and unlimited bandwidth so represents a fairly basic feature set. If you want to beef the package up a bit we would recommend you go for ‘baby plan’ which offers all of the former but with unlimited domains.

Reliability and Security

Reliability and Security

HostGator house their servers in Houston Texas where they are based and have a sophisticated server setup with around the clock monitoring systems. They offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee which offers customer’s piece of mind that their sites will almost certainly never go down. HostGator are also now starting to supplement their

Support and Customer Service

Support and Customer Service

HostGator are renowned for the quality of their customer support, it is seen as one of the areas where they can compete with any web host. As you would expect from a company held in such high esteem they offer all forms of support and all around the clock. 24/7 phone support as well as chat support and a very large video tutorial library backed up with a very fast responding ticket system.

Features

Features

HostGator uses the common control panel cPanel which is one of the stand out platforms in the industry. They offer unlimited bandwidth, unlimited space and a 45 day money back guarantee all with the middle plan. You also get access to a site builder tool which has a very impressive amount of templates on offer, making it very easy to get a website live on the internet in the quickest time possible. Below is a brief rundown of some of the features on offer.

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited space
  • 45-day money back guarantee
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Shared SSL certificate
  • 99.9% uptime
  • 24/7 support
  • Unlimited subdomains
  • Free website builder
  • Unlimited FTP accounts
  • Free Google ad credits
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Customer Opinions & Reviews

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    Melanie - 1 month ago

    Didn't get on with it - ehost is better!

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    Barbara Klein - 1 year ago

    Classic web host - have used for years

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    To cPanel Lover - 1 year ago

    FYI eHost.com and bluehost use cPanel also if you like an alternative.

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    sally j - 1 year ago

    cPanel, cPanel, CPANEL.. So much better than the rest thats why i use gator.

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