HostGator One of the oldest and largest web hosting companies in the country. Industry, but they’re still posting solid average uptimes of 93% in the last 12 months Hostgator Ceo
These are their basic shared hosting plans come with unlimited storage, bandwidth, A free domain name for the first one year, as well as a free SSL certificate. They They also offer great customer service. You can connect through live chat Answered each question in just a few seconds. Hostgator Ceo
Unfortunately, Additional services like backups or security will be included. Additional fees. Additionally, renewal rates increase aggressively after you leave. first term expires.
Here are the details A complete review of our hands-on testing using third-party information Pingdom sheds light on their performance. Hostgator Ceo
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HostGator’s Shared Pros
HostGator’s In years past, uptime performance was a problem. But not anymore Based on 12 months of tracking, it is no longer possible to make any changes. Hostgator Ceo
On Their customer service was friendly and fast. They will. They will help you move your site to their service free of charge. All levels will like a lot of the simple, intuitive options directed their way.
Here are some examples a quick summary: Hostgator Ceo
1. Stable uptime of 99.95%
HostGator Has postedAn average of 99.95% uptime with The last 12 hours have seen a little less than four and half hours of downtime months.
Another The good news is that they are uptime. This is a guarantee If they fall below 99.90%, you may receive one month of Credit on your bank account Hostgator Ceo
Of course, any planned maintenance or impossible-to-predict hacks aren’t This guarantee is also included. However, this guarantee will not apply to you if you do not reach out. Submit a support ticket and request credit. Within 30 days of receipt, billing department.
We’ve I started to notice other hosts popping up that offered uptime guarantees. Recently, it has meant that all customers win. Competitors coming out and doing this helps raise the bar for the entire industry. It forces everyone else in the market to either match their Guarantee the highest standard service level or risk falling behind. Hostgator Ceo
Last Average uptime of 12 months:
- July 202199.98%
- June 202199.99%
- May 2021100%
- April 202199.99%
- March 202199.95%
- February 202199.99%
- January 202199.97%
- December 2020100%
- November 202099.99%
- October 202099.99%
- September 202099.50%
- August 202099.99%
2. Decent LoadTime 707 ms
HostGator’s The servers were very responsive and kept our site live for many years. year. Hostgator Ceo
However What about their server speed
HostGator Average page loading time was 2.2 seconds707 msMore The past 12 months.
This This is not the fastest but it’s still a decent speed. enough to get a spot in our pros section. HostGator also has This site has seen a significant improvement in page loading times. It was not a long time. It took us over a second just to load our website. Hostgator Ceo
Why Do you think it is important to have your pages loaded quickly?
Slow Your visitor’s experience with page loading has been shown to be affected by the time it takes. Feel the difference. It has a trickle down effect that allows you to hit the jackpot. Your bottom line is also important.
There These are some tips to speed things up up your site without switching hosts. But if your host has a slow response time, it can mean you’ll be stuck. You are losing the battle. Hostgator Ceo
3. Good support
Similar SiteGround and Dreamhost are other popular providers. HostGator gives you access to a knowledge base as well as phone, email, live chat, and a telephone number. Assistance
We The live chat option was tested.
We A simple question about their shared hosting plan was asked and answered. Within two minutes, you were connected with a customer representative. They responded quickly Knowledgeable
All in all It was a great experience dealing with customers. Hostgator Ceo
4. 45-Day Money-Back Guarantee
HostGator is so confident in their service that they extend the industry-average 30-day refund policy an extra two weeks or so to 45 Days
That This means that you can keep them for up to a whole month without losing your warranty Refund your purchase price if there are any problems
This All shared, reseller, or VPS servers come with a 45-day guarantee Hosting packages
The The only problem is that this doesn’t apply to HostGator’s dedicated hosting accounts Servers, administrative fees, custom software installation fees. After We’ve gone through many Terms of Service documents, and we’ve come up with this. that these caveats are fairly common in the hosting industry. Hostgator Ceo
So, For instance, a plan with a free domain will give you a domain name. You will need to deduct $15.00 from the refund for the standard domain registration fee The amount.
There There are some other things to consider. HostGator’s Terms give They will take at least 90 days to actually issue a return. No refunds will be You can get this on checks, money order, Western Union payments, and bank wires Transfers may also be made.
Refunds are only available for new plans or accounts. These are only available for new accounts or plans. Signed up to one, but are now canceling renewals or attempts at a second. You won’t get anything back. Hostgator Ceo
And Last but certainly not least, foreign currencies refunds are processed according to The U.S. dollars exchange rates.
5. Site Security Features Available
HostGator shared hosting plans are fairly bare-bones. You have enough For one site only, with no extras
Fortunately, These offer additional security features such as the ability add SiteLock monitors your site. This service will run every day. Let us know if you find any site breaches or hacks. Instantly, if they locate it.
They also offer Spam Assassin on their email plans to help prevent spam Start by checking your inbox.
The SiteLock has one downside: it will cost you more. We’ll Expand on this below in Cons, but the sticker cost is $1.99/mo Annually charged at $23.88 Hostgator Ceo
6. Free Site and cPanel Migrations
If this isn’t your first site, and you’re trying to move an existing HostGator can help you get over it.
You’ll There are 30 days left to contact the company and ask for their assistance. any site files, databases, scripts, and even a domain name over for You.
This includes a full cPanel transfer. You can also have multiple accounts. Site installations (similar to subdomains for a large site) will be covered.
All HostGator shares hosting plans offer a single site or both. Migrating to cPanel is included. You can also choose from different plans such as resellers. For instance, you will have access to more (upto 30). Hostgator Ceo
A Even though a single site migration is free, it’s not much in comparison to the hosting companies. But It’s still better that nothing.
7. Very user-friendly Beginners
HostGator It’s perfect for beginners or webmasters.
These are their You will find many tutorials, walkthroughs and other useful information on this site. navigate the murky world of DNS and data centers. Hostgator Ceo
They For beginners, who want to set up a website, there are additional features. Website without the need to hire additional people to design, build and maintain it. You can do everything.
Their website Gator by HostGator: Builder tool is one of the better ones we’ve reviewed. It also comes with a free Hosting and domain registration are both available with one purchase. account for all of the necessities.
The To begin, customizable templates can be very modern. You can easily modify how they look by dragging them and dropping them This feature is available. Site analytics and an SSL certificate are included for free. Protect your visitors’ personal data (such as their physical) to ensure security Location
Gator HostGator comes with an eCommerce Plan, so you can even set up your own website. fully functioning online store with inventory and more, all without Worrying about plugins and payment gateways Technology. It’s simple. Hostgator Ceo
Cons of Using HostGator Shared
HostGator’s consistently strong uptime was, frankly, surprising (in a good way). We also love their uptime guarantee. Hostgator Ceo
Beyond Their helpful customer service and beginner-friendly approach are a testament to this. This means that there is a lot to love about their service.
Unfortunately, We also encountered some issues while trying them out. These are the most serious problems that we discovered:
1. Many extra fees for ‘True.’ Backups, Gmail and Malware
HostGator’s Shared hosting plans start at just $99 with an introductory price of only $49. Only $2.75/month (for 36 Months)
They The cheapest plan (“Hatchling”) includes a single domain. One-click installation of popular apps such as Joomla! and WordPress. Unmetered bandwidth, unlimited storage and a free SSL are all included. Certificate All the essential features that you require for a certificate. Complete website.
But That’s all they offer in their default plans. All of the SiteLock, Gmail access, site backups and SiteLock are some of the ‘extra’ items. When it comes to monitoring, SEO tools and other related services, you will be charged more. Check out.
It’s It is disappointing that many of these features have been carefully crafted. Site, such as “available”, to make it seem like they are included. Check out the other We’ve reviewed the top hosts and You’ll be surprised at how many of them actually toss these in their Basic pricing
It’s Only when you reach the end of the process can you say “Go to” Enter your billing information to see all the details You will pay more for extra features.
Gmail The standard $5/month per user or $60/year per person is the price. pricing. SiteLock will be $19.99/year. CodeGuard (to) will cost $19.99/year. Backup your sites) will run you $23.95/year. They don’t even charge for it. Keep many versions of your website on hand in case of an emergency. Any problems.
So Although the initial plan may seem inexpensive, it quickly becomes more expensive. When all is said and done, it can become quite expensive. Hostgator Ceo
2. Industry-Standard Pricing Tricks
In HostGator offers two pricing options in addition to additional fees It is quite standard in the industry.
The First, we are advertising a low rate of $2.75/month only for you Realize that you will need to prepay for three years. It is possible to actually obtain it. You’ll pay $10.95 per month if you don’t. Actual monthly service cost.
That’s it! This is just the beginning. HostGator also offers a host of other features. After your original plan expires, renewal prices jump dramatically.
So Let’s suppose you decide to lock in the low rate for three more years. It’s certain that you will get a great deal.
The Trouble starts when you need to renew your plan within three years. At At that point, the monthly rate for the same plan increases to $6.95/month ($250.20 in total) — More than twice what you paid for the item. Same exact service.
In essence, They are scheming to take advantage of the fact that, after a few decades, there is a greater chance The likelihood of you switching services is very low. So you’re locked You can stay in for a while (like a gym membership or cable company).
Many This is a common trick that we have seen on other hosts. But that’s not the case. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we must like it.
HostGator Pricing, Hosting Plans Quick Facts
- Domain:Yes. The first year. Hostgator Ceo
- It’s easy Sign up: Sign up is easy
- Payment Methods: PayPal and Credit Card
- Money-Back Guarantee45-day money-back guarantee.
- Hidden Fees and Clauses: Only long-term plans can be purchased with introductory pricing. The renewal rates will increase by more than twice. Extra services, like Backups and malware monitoring are also available for an additional fee.
- Upsells: There are many upsells.
- Account Activation: Your account activation can take between 24 and 48 hours.
- Control Panel and dashboard experience: cPanel
- Installation Apps and CMSs (WordPress Joomla etc.: It is easy to install most popular CMSs and apps in just a few clicks QuickInstall
Are We Recommending HostGator?
Yes. we do. There are other options.
HostGator’s Shared hosting offers many benefits. Uptime has been excellent Solid together with increased speed. Excellent customer service. It is easy to use because of the many beginner-friendly options. Hostgator Ceo
Frequently Asked Questions
Is HostGator reliable? HostGator was trustworthy, according to us.A Hosting service that is reliable and friendly to customers. They offer 24/7 customer service, which is unmatched. We are proud to have added them. HostGator is a top-rated WordPress hosting company.
Which host is superior to HostGator? Bluehosts security is slightly better with HostGator than it is with HostGator Both are equally secure. Offer free SSL certificates and malware tools. Backups are available, but HostGator’s backups are less extensive. Another tie between them. Bluehost and HostGator are the best in customer support and service.
Does HostGator give you WordPress for free? WordPress It is free and open source. This This will help you keep your costs down when building your first website. These are the basics. Hosting and a domain name are all you will need.
Does HostGator charge monthly? Hostgator does, in fact, let you pay monthly. If you don’t have enough cash or are unsure, this can be a great way of paying. If you are looking to put a large amount of money towards a complete year, Hosting is the best.
Where Are there any HostGator servers? Hostgator.com currently uses Our servers are housed in more than one data centre. The majority of our servers are located in the United States. Reside inProvo, Utah and Houston, Texas? With others residing in different locations. Hostgator Ceo