In recent months I have been researching website hosting companies and had always planned to document my findings on this site. However, since finding and using HostGator I have decided instead to discuss HostGator alone since I believe that this service exceeds any other that I have tried. Feel free to read my story on how I came to this decision and what I based my opinion on.
The following are promotions that you can use to save when ordering hosting from HostGator. You will enter these promotion codes on the order screen and can verify the savings there:
- GREEN – Save 20% on any order (initial order only)
- SPRING – Save 20% on any order (initial order only)
- WORDPRESS – Save 99% on your first month with the baby shared hosting option (you end up paying $0.01)
HostGator Shared Hosting
Below is the details on the HostGator shared hosting plans. While these plans can run a few dollars higher than their competitors, the support and reliability you receive from HostGator makes it more than worth it.
|Unlimited Disk Space||Unlimited Bandwidth|
|Free SiteBuilder||Easy Control Panel|
|1-Click Script Installs||4,500 Free Website Templates|
|99.9% Uptime Guarantee||45 Day Money Back Guarantee|
|24/7/365 Technical Support||$50 Google AdWords Credit|
The HostGator Reseller accounts are the next step up from shared hosting. If you are looking for better performance and more control with you hosting this is the perfect “next step” hosting solution.
|UNLIMITED Domains||UNLIMITED Sub Domains||UNLIMITED Email Accounts|
|UNLIMITED MySQL Databases||UNLIMITED cPanels||UNLIMITED FTP Accounts|
|FREE Site Builder Software||PRIVATE Name Servers||FREE Billing Systems|
|FREE Domain Reseller Account||4,500 Free Website Templates||22+ Languages Available|
My thoughts on HostGator come down to two main areas: support offered by HostGator and the speed of the databases. I believe that most hosting companies fall short in these areas but in my experience HostGator excels here. Any hosting company can server static HTML files quickly but there are very few hosting companies like HostGator. You can read more of my thoughts on HostGator in the following articles: