HostGator Review

HostGator Review Summary

With over 20 years in the industry HostGator has grown from a solo operation to the web hosting powerhouse it is today. There is almost nothing you can’t find here if its related to web hosting. Sadly, the company was sold to Endurance International Group in 2012 and now joins the many who are part of a big conglomerate. They still retain their signature iconic cartoon alligator logo / mascot.

https://www.hostgator.com/
HostScore
71.39%
Response Time
286.06ms
Uptime
98.25%

HostGator Pros

  • Free site migration
  • Comprehensive support documentation
  • Website builder with all plans
  • Many free mobile-responsive templates
  • Good customer service
  • No-contract 45-day money-back guarantee
  • Supports multiple eCommerce-friendly features
  • Shared plans support Perl, Python, and more
  • Free $100 Bing and $100 Google ad credits
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Free domain name with all plans

HostGator Cons

  • Resources limited by server constraints
  • Not much variety in VPS plans
  • Only US-based servers

Editor's Review & Recommendation

HostGator is a name that many will be familiar with not the least because of its cute mascot. It has been around for so long that both positive and negative reviews are like a drop of water rolling down the gator’s back. It also offers a huge variety of plans which makes it suitable for a large target market.

I have been with HostGator over 11 years and here's my billing history with them.

Having over 11 years of experience with this host I find that they have managed to maintain relative stability for much of that time. Speed, while not the fastest in the market can be considered above par. If you combine those factors with the host of features here, HostGator really is an attractive option.

They show great attention to detail, making website builders and comprehensive documentation available to benefit new users, while seasoned website owners get access to seldom-offered developer tools even on shared plans.



HostGator Performance

HostGator Shared Hosting Uptime

Shared hosting uptime for HostGator is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 96.55%.

HostGator Shared Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for HostGator is 288.47ms. HostGator shared hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

HostGator VPS/Cloud Hosting Uptime

VPS/Cloud hosting uptime for HostGator is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 99.95%.

HostGator VPS/Cloud Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for HostGator is 283.64ms. HostGator VPS/cloud hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

HostGator Plans & Pricing

HostGator Shared Hosting
Hatchling
$2.75
/per month
Single domain
Unlimited storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free SSL
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Baby
$3.95
/per month
Unlimited domain
Unlimited storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free SSL
$4.00/month
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Business
$5.95
/per month
Unlimited domain
Unlimited storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free SSL
Free dedicated IP
Free Postive SSL upgrade

HostGator VPS/Cloud Hosting
Snappy 2000
$29.95
/per month
2 CPU cores
2 GB memory
120 GB storage
1.5 TB data transfer

Snappy 4000
$39.95
/per month
2 CPU cores
4 GB memory
165 GB storage
2 TB data transfer

Snappy 8000
$49.95
/per month
4 CPU cores
8 GB memory
240 GB storage
3 TB data transfer

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