The shared hosting offer is divided into 3 packages:

  • Hatchling Plan – with prices starting at $ 4.95/month
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited databases
  • Unlimited email addresses
  • Support for one domain
  • 2GB of memory
  • 2 Core CPU
  • Support for third party apps such as content management and eCommerce platforms

 

  • Baby Plan – with prices starting at $7.95/month
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited databases
  • Unlimited email addresses
  • Support for unlimited domains
  • 4GB of memory
  • 4 Core CPU
  • Support for third party apps such as content management and eCommerce platforms

 

  • Business Plan – with prices starting at $9.95/month
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited databases
  • Unlimited email addresses
  • Support for unlimited domains
  • 6GB of memory
  • 6 Core CPU
  • Support for third party apps such as content management and eCommerce platforms
  • Private SSL and IP
  • Toll-free phone number

 

 

These plans can be accessed with month-to-month payments, although the company will keep suggesting long-term agreements instead. One advantage to long-term agreements consists in considerably lower prices. The default signup window presents the prices for the three year contract. Should you opt for the one year term, prices would change to:

  • Hatchling Plan – at $10.95/month
  • Baby Plan – at $11.95/month
  • Business Plan – at $ 16.95/month

The shared hosting package offers are for both Linux as well as Windows based servers.

The VPS offer is also divided into three packages. It is ideal for people who want a bit more than the shared hosting packages but do not afford nor need the more complex offer of the dedicated servers. However, it is important to note that we are talking about Linux VPS servers only.

  • Snappy 2000 – with prices starting at $19.95/month
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 2 Cores CPU
  • 120 GB disk space
  • 5 TB of bandwidth
  • Unlimited domains and sub-domains
  • Unlimited email addresses
  • FTP accounts
  • Private nameservers

 

  • Snappy 4000 – with prices starting at $29.95/month
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 2 Cores of CPU
  • 165 GB of disk space
  • 2 TB bandwidth
  • Unlimited domains and sub-domains
  • Unlimited email addresses
  • FTP accounts
  • Private nameservers

 

  • Snappy 8000 – with prices starting at $ 39.95/month
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 4 Cores CPU
  • 240 GB of disk space
  • 3 TB bandwidth
  • Unlimited domains and sub-domains
  • Unlimited email addresses
  • FTP accounts
  • Private nameservers

The VPS service offers increased security, total control over your website, and only paying for what you use, with great options to grow your business.

As far as the dedicated hosting plans go, there are 4 options with prices between $ 79/month for the cheapest one and $128.99/month for the most expensive one. The offer ranges between the following coordinates:

  • 4 GB of RAM to 16 GB of RAM
  • 5 TB disk to 1 TB disk (RAID -1)
  • 10 TB bandwidth to 25 TB bandwidth

The dedicated servers of HostGator are both Linux and Windows servers.

Accessibility

Setting up a site on HostGator may seem a bit difficult to anyone starting out. This means that the interface, although intuitive to someone who knows what he is doing, can be overwhelming for a first timer. However, the company takes care of its new clients and sends out an introductory e-mail with all the necessary links and resources. Otherwise, pros will actually find the features attractive.

There are also WordPress Hosting packages available. They are affordable and they allow one-click installation. Apart from that, you get the perks of the other packages, such as unlimited bandwidth and unlimited disk space.

The customer support service is nice and reliable. There is a very good response rate and you can get them on the phone or via live chat. Some users have experienced longer wait period. Take into account the possibility of this being a variable. There is a good ticket system in place and you can even browse though the FAQ and tutorials section for more information.

Tech Profile

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • Unlimited hosting space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited domains
  • Unlimited e-mails
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • 9% Uptime guarantee
  • FTP accounts

 

Marketing Features

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • Flexible e-mail marketing
  • eCommerce tools
  • Ability to install third party apps for content management

Costs Concerns

  • There is the possibility of getting better prices if you choose long-term contracts.
  • There is a 45 days money-back guarantee.
  • Prices are fairly good and you do get a considerable discount if you go for the long term contracts.

Downsides

  • The default signup period is the three year one. You need to pay attention to this aspect when buying.
  • Although they offer the possibility of getting a month-to-month payment plan, you will constantly feel the company push you toward a longer commitment.
  • The VPS servers are only Linux based.
  • Their interface may be difficult to use as first.
  • Sometimes, the customer service can take long to respond.

Conclusion

HostGator is one of the top options on the market. Some may say that the service may feel a bit inaccessible to people just getting started. In reality, it takes a bit to get used to it, but is has some amazing features they will appreciate later. The overall service is complex and it can host any kind of online project. A good, reliable, and secure web hosting provider.