What You Need To Know About HostGator Hosting Review

HostGator Hosting Review HostGator is a web hosting company. They also sell domains at competitive prices, but web hosting is what they specialize in. They offer different shared hosting plans, reselling hosting plans, VPS hosting, and dedicated servers. As far as which plan best fits your hosting needs, that’s up to you. The prices are all competitive, and all the plans have great features for you to choose from.

HostGator Hosting Review

If you choose to get Unlimited Web Hosting (shared hosting), you will get unlimited amounts of disk space, unlimited bandwidth (traffic), many free website templates, $100 of Google AdWords credits (after you’ve purchased $25), and much more. They offer three different normal web hosting plans to choose from.

The Hatchling Plan:

This plan allows you to have one domain, so it is best for people who only have one website. With this plan you also get unlimited amounts of disk space and bandwidth, plus, you have the option of having a shared SSL certificate. This plan starts at around $3.96/month for three years of HostGator hosting, but there are different prices available to you depending on how long you want to be hosted with HostGator. Currently, there is a deal going on, so prices are cheaper than they normally are. You can use copuon code: Hosting9DollarOFF  1 cent for 1st month or $9.94 OFF on all plans.

The Baby Plan:

This plan allows you to have an unlimited amount of disk space, domains, and bandwidth. You also receive a shared SSL certificate with this plan. So, if you have more than one domain or website, this plan could be helpful for you. If you choose the option of 3 years of hosting with this option, with the deal going on, the monthly price will be $6.36. Use The Coupon code: Ajnabiii25 and Get 25% OFF on all plans.

The Business Plan:

This plan starts at $10.36 a month, and with it you get: unlimited domains, unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, a free private IP address, a free and private SSL number (if you wish to have one), and a toll free number at no additional cost. So if you wish to run a more complex website, or if you want to run multiple sites, this plan is definitely the one to go for.

With all three of these plans, you will always receive 24×7 email and  live chat support. You can call if you are having any technical difficulties with your site, and they can help you out with fixing up any problems you may have. You also have a 45 day money back guarantee, with a 99.9% uptime guarantee as well. And, with all the plans you will receive $100 in Google AdWords credits after you’ve spent $25 on AdWords. So, there is a good bit of value in getting a shared hosting plan with HostGator. They offer good, competitive prices, and you get many great features.

HostGator also sells domain names. All of their domain names cost $12.95 a year. They differ from other websites that sell domains because all their domains cost the same price. So you don’t have to worry about not getting the domain you want because it costs ten dollars more than the similar domain. This way, you really can get whatever you want.

If you didn’t buy your domain or domains from HostGator, but you want to use their web hosting, don’t worry. You can transport your domains to HostGator hassle free and for no cost. So anyone can use HostGator web hosting.

If you are interested in reseller hosting, HostGator offers multiple plans or packages that that are sure to fit your needs. They offer 5 different prices: Aluminum, Copper, Silver, Gold, and Diamond. With all the reseller hosting plans, you get unlimited domains, sub domains, email accounts, and private name servers. You get much more too.

Aluminum plan:

  • 500 GB of bandwidth
  • 50 GB of disk space
  • Unlimited domains
  • The recurring price is $24.95 a month

Copper plan:

  • 700 GB of bandwidth
  • 80 GB of disk space
  • Unlimited domains
  • The recurring price is $34.96

Silver plan:

  • 1,000 GB of bandwidth
  • 120 GB of disk space
  • Unlimited domains
  • The recurring price of this plan is $49.95 a month.

The gold plan will cost you $74.95 a month, and you will receive 160GB of space, 1,200GB of traffic, and unlimited domains.

With the diamond plan, you will receive 200 GB of disk space, 1,400GB of bandwidth, and of course, unlimited domains. The recurring price is $99.95 a month.

HostGator also offers different VPS Hosting, and dedicated servers. With a dedicated server, you will be the only one on your server, and this is a more expensive plan compared to normal web hosting, but if you run a complicated web site, this may be the choice for you. VPS hosting is in between normal web hosting and having a dedicated server. You will be sharing the server with fewer people.

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Final Words

So, all in all, HostGator is a great website for hosting your site. They offer competitive prices in domains, shared hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, and dedicated servers. All their packages offer many great and useful features, so you’re sure to find the right plan to you with HostGator.

Your turn: Are you using HostGator hosting? Do you think other hosting companies are better than HostGator? I’d love to hear from you so please share your experience with me in your comments.

Bashir Ahmed

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30 Responses

  1. Hi Bashir,

    This is a wonderfully written post about Hostgator, and am glad I’m on it too. I really can’t say if this is the best one around or not, because what works for one, might not work for another. But I do know that everything has so far being going on pretty good for me.

    I guess it’s the support system we look for in-case we face problems, which again has been pretty good. But just as it’s the case with some hosting companies – this one too has it’s down times. Like yesterday, they were facing issues where the comments were showing a 404 error, though only on some blogs. But if you reach out with your problems they are sure to help out.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice day ahead :)

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Hi Harleena,

      Glad to know that you’re on it too. I’m using HostGator from last 4 months and trust me I’m very happy with their services. Their email support is fast and awesome. Yeah I heard that many blogs that hosted on HostGator faced the 404 error due to some technical issues from the server side and I think that issue has been resolved. I’m lucky that I’ve not faced any issue! :)

      If we need to host our blogs? A good and reliable hosting service that give us 99% uptime, unbeatable disk space and bandwidth, full secured and 24/7 support. All I got from HostGator. That’s why I always recommend my readers to use HostGator hosting.

      I’m happy to see that you liked my review, Thanks for leaving your comment and sharing my post. I appreciate it. :)

  2. anis says:

    Hi Bashir this is surely an incredibly written review I enjoyed and found useful every single word of this post, My blog now is hosted on WordPress and this thanks to your great and incredible free service
    I really recommend everyone who wants to start a blog on WordPress to grab Bashir’s free blog set up service ,
    I promise you that you will NOT get desappointed !
    thanks for sharing this cool review~ 😀

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Hi Anis bro,

      Glad to know that you liked my review post. I just tried my best to introduce some HostGator hosting features with my readers, as you know we’re happy customers of HostGator that’s why I’m recommending only HostGator to my readers.

      Your blog is now rocks, I can see you’re traffic, comments, user engagements is increasing. All the very best in blogging.

      Thanks for valuable comment and kind words for me. Much appreciate it! :)

  3. Dita I. says:

    Hi Bashir,

    Excellent post on Hostgator. Really well put together.

    I have been using Hostgatore for a few years and I have nothing but good to say about them. Especially at the beginning when I did not have as much technical knowledge as I have now, I often needed help and their support was always first class. Even now, when I need to talk to them they just go out of their way to help.

    I have tried one other company but I will stick with Hostgator because their customer service.

    Thanks for sharing,


    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Hi Dita – Welcome to my blog!

      Glad you found the post excellent. You’re very right HostGator support team is very fast and helpful, they provide 24/7 Live chat and email support. In case if you need urgent help you can call them and I’m sure they will resolve your issue ASAP. I remember when I had an issue with my blog I was sent them an email, after 15 mints I got reply with the solution. Now I can say super fast email support! :)

      I’m very happy to see you HG customer. Thanks for your comment! :)

  4. Jennifer Cunningham says:

    I use host gator and find their service to meet all my needs for my blog. You are right that when a person starts a new blog they will need the services of host gator. Thanks.

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Jenni before starting a blog we need good and reliable hosting service. I’ve read almost 1k+ reviews about HostGator and I found that HostGator is one of best hosting company, then I purchased hosting from them. Trust me I’m very happy with their service, support.

      Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

  5. Liudas says:

    I’m a customer of HostGator and I have also tried JustHost they are pretty much the same, prices are also at pretty much the same levels, but HostGator wins with their super live chat support :) It’s very useful that you can get live support rather than waiting for a response through email.

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Happy to see you that you’re HG customer, I’m too :) JustHost is good host but as far as I know their support is not good as HG has. live chat and email support both are excellent.

      Last time I had an issue and I sent them an email believe me after 15 mints I got reply from them and they resolved my blog issue.

      Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment. :)

  6. Nizam Khan says:

    Excellent Hostgator resource, all things put together is a nice and detailed way. Well, I’m using Hostgator service and no doubt they are one of the best hosting companies, especially their technical support team is supportive and responsive. Thanks for sharing and tweeted :)

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Hi Nizam,

      I’m glad you found the post excellent and you’re too on HostGator. Well you said it right, HostGator support is just too awesome. This is what I liked most.

      Thanks for your valuable comment!

  7. Hey Bashir,

    A well written and complete HostGator review. Currently, I’m not happy with my Web Hosting company right now and I’m planning to move to any other hosting service. I’d love to move to HostGator as it is the best and most recommended web hosting.

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Hi Thejas,

      Thanks for liking my HG review post. sorry to hear that you’re not happy with your current host. I recommend you change your host ASAP. With hostGator you’ll get disappointed.

      Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment!

  8. Sai Kumar says:

    Hello Bashir, Great Review about Hostgator Web Hosting. Hostgator is one of the best web hosting provider and am really happy after shifting my blog to Hostgator. Before i used some other web hosting where i faced a regular downtime of my blog and finally they suspended my account due to heavy CPU load. Then i moved all my blogs to Hostgator and now i am happy with their service and tech support. I too recommend Hostgator Web Hosting to all my readers and to Newbie bloggers. Thanks for Sharing this Great Review bro.

    Sai Kumar

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Hi Kumar bro,

      Happy to see you on HG, I feel really bad and its hurt our blog ranking when we face regular downtime. This is the reason I’ve changed my hosts but so Far now I’m happy to be a HG customer.

      HostGator hosting is like just purchase and sit relax thats all.

      Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment! :)

  9. TheFran says:

    Thanks for the post, we also decided to go with Hostgator. Do you perhaps have any recommendations on the “Sitelock” security feature they also have for $14 per year. They say it protects you from viruses, spam, etc. I’m not sure if this is something worth going for.

    We also decided to go for their SEO Gears package which they add with your hosting. You get a very nice e-book that explains SEO if you are completely new to SEO. Yet, I’m not sure if it was really worth it. Personally we found more benefit from free resources available online.

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Hi TheFran,

      Sitelock security feature is another good thing we must purchase, it’s protect our blogs from malware, viruses and trojans attacks. This is really worth to buy.

      Yes, They offer SEO Gears service which provides Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools and managed SEO plans that bring real results.

      Do let me know if you need any help. (Use my affiliate link or coupon code) to purchase HG hosting. :)

      Thank you!

  10. Hi Bashir
    Hostgator is no doubt is one of the best hosting provider in the world. I am using their services from last 2 years and never found a single problem with them. Support staff is very good and worth your money.

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Hi Mohsin bro,

      Glad to see you back on my blog after long time. wow you’re using HG from last 2 years? that’s great I’ve just started using HG and I liked their service. I’ve used many hosts but they are not good as HG is.

      Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment bro :) Hope to see you around!

  11. Hey Nice Review Bashir ,
    Do you offer Free Blogger to Wordpess migration?
    I would love it I get Yes as the Anser :)
    Regards Franklin

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Hi Franklin,

      I’m glad you liked the review post. Yes I do offer blogger migration to self-hosted WordPress blog. Do let me know if you need any help.

      Thanks for your comment!

  12. I used it and it is just awesome and the best part is its live support
    I just love it

  13. Asif says:

    Do you know anything about Hostgator affiliate program? I have registered to it’s affiliate account but I dont have any paypal account. Can I Continue it’s affiliate program?

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Hi Asif,

      If you’re HostGator Affiliate partner and you don’t have PayPal then you can select the Check option to get paid. Once you select the Check payment option they will mail you paper check to your address.

      If you have any other question feel free to ask.

      Thank you!

  14. Sudipto says:

    Hey Bashir,
    Nice post and Thanks for sharing this post with us. As it is my starting in blogging so I started with a low budget hosting but now hostgator really seems interesting and now I am thinking of switch to hostgator hosting. Hostgator hosting provides lots of great features.

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      Hi Sudipto,

      glad you enjoyed the review. To be honest at this time all my sites are hosted on HostGator, because their support is awesome and fast. I don’t have any issue from long time, no down time and any other issue, HostGator is worth to try and I’m sure you’ll like their service.

      Hey – don’t forget my Free Blogging Service that I’m offering. You just need to purchase HostGator hosting with my affiliate link and I’ll do all work. :)

      Just contact me when ever you want to purchase.

  15. ataur rahman says:

    Thanks this site blogger for ideal about “What You Need To Know About HostGator Hosting” and your helping information.

    • Bashir Ahmed says:

      You’re very welcome Rahman, I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

      Thanks for leaving your comment!

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