HostGator – “Killer” Web Hosting!


Why We Like HostGator

HostGator has become one of the better known web hosts in the industry by being themselves. Though nothing they do is completely spectacular or unbelievable, they do what they should do. That is, HostGator actually answers their phones, replies to their emails, responds to live chat requests, doesn’t rip you off, and provides quality hosting. It’s actually quite sad that most hosts can’t seem to get these things right, but it’s great for HostGator as they’ve banked on it and it’s translated into success. Hostgator offers shared, dedicated, reseller hosting. Along with the recently launched VPS hosting plans, Hostgator offer great rooms for website growth. This makes server switching and upgrading possible within Hostgator – which in other words, huge money and time savings for you as the website owner.

Security

HostGator’s servers are protected from hackers and DDoS attack (UDP flood). They have an extensive custom firewall rule and large mod_security rulesets protecting our servers. If they do experience heavy flooding, they have their datacenter enable network level flood protection. Their datacenters are all highly secure facilities with restricted access. All their other security methods and precautions are confidential.

Hosting Features

When you purchase a Hostgator plan, you will get access to CPanel, one of the most well known and easy to use platforms for administering to your webhost. From there, you can add new domains, manage email and your MySQL databases, and setup blogs and other services on your domains. All this is done via an easy to use point and click interface. Hostgator has several different hosting plans to choose from. I usually recommend the Baby plan for most prospective customers. It’s a shared hosting plan and for $6.36 a month, you can host unlimited domains along with unlimited disk-space and bandwidth. If your business needs change, there’s room to grow as well with the Hostgator VPS and Dedicated server options. You can switch yourself, right in the Hostgator control panel. If for some reason, you aren’t happy with their service, they also have a 45 day money back guarantee to keep your mind at ease.

Extras

HostGator has gone Green!

  • They’ve invested in Texas Wind Energy to help offset server emissions
  • They’re Climate Friendly, Wind Powered, Certified RECs
  • HostGator purchases certified Renewable Energy Credits (REC’s)

Pretty cool, right? We think so!

Support

Hostgator support is fantastic. They offer 24/7 web hosting support and they are very fast and responsive. You always get to speak to a live person on the phone, or you can just use their live chat on the website to get answers as well. They are able to pretty much answer any question you could throw at them. Don’t you love it when a company takes pride in their customer support? That rocks!

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