HostGator 2018 Review

Update: 26 Aug 2018
Hostgator reviewHostGator is one of the worlds biggest and most popular hosting companies in the world, this is not very hard to believe, seeing as they host over 8 million domains. Their WordPress is easily installed with just one click. HostGator is the perfect solution, no matter if you are looking for a business host or personal host. HG is reliable so you do not have to worry if you are going to regret joining them. HG has always focused on providing their members with the best hosting solutions on the market. Let us review so you can decide.


HostGator was founded by Brent Oxley back in 2002.

Detailed Overview

Shared web hosting

Shared hosting is when multiple websites share a single server. This is perfect for those who are just starting out with small time websites or new blogs. You can always upgrade to better hosting plans as time passes and your website or blog starts to gain traffic and begins to grow. Hosting is part of the 3 most important things to have when you are building a website.

Cost: $2.75-$5.95 per month. 

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Cloud Hosting

When resources are being pulled from multiple virtual servers it is called cloud hosting. This is perfect for businesses and websites that needs load times that are fast, no matter the size of the traffic surges. HG’s cloud hosting is known for its reliability, flexibility and scalability. Everything you will ever need is in one place and easily accessible with HostGator. All plans include unlimited; storage, bandwidth and email addresses, you can also transfer your websites to HG free of charge.

Cost: $4.95-$9.95 per month

WordPress Hosting 
The WordPress cloud interface focuses on usability, making for less complexity, when it comes to traditional website hosting. Their Control Panel is easy to use and you can enjoy load times that are up to 2.5X times faster. Some of the plans even include consultation services to make sure you have everything you need to get started the right way. If you already have a WordPress site, you can transfer it to HostGator free of charge.

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Reseller hosting

Want to create your own web hosting company without having to worry about software, site uptime, the cost of server maintenance and more, reseller hosting, also known as white label hosting has you covered. Reseller hosting is ideal for those freelancers or agencies that offer development, web designing and so many other company services to their clients. Reseller hosting allows customers to purchase and host websites by using you as a hosting company. 

Cost: $19.95-$24.95 per month.


VPS hosting

If you are looking for more control/flexibility when it comes to your website, then the VPS server is the best choice for you. It does not matter if you want the to scale resources to fit the needs of your growing business or if you want to install custom configuration/application to make your site run the way you envisioned it, HG’s VPS hosting has you covered.

Cost: $19.95-$49.95 per month.



Windows Hosting

FTP accounts, email addresses, easy to use Parallels Pleski control panel, unlimited subdomains, all of these are included in the HostGator Windows hosting solution. There are a bunch of other additional feature which include Microsoft SQL, Access Databases and MySQL. They also include free website builder tools, one-click installs of the popular scripts, over 4000 free website templates and so much more.

Cost: $4.76-$14.36 per month.

Application hosting

HostGator allows you to create a blog, use a CMS, start a forum, upload to your photo gallery, wiki and sell online with the use of an e-commerce store. There are thousands of applications that are compatible with HostGator since they run on Linux, MySQL, PHP and Apache.

Cost: $2.75-$5.95 per month.


Dedicated hosting

Dedicated hosting is when you rent a server for your website and your website only. These servers are much faster than the servers used in shared hosting, because of the reason that they are only for your websites use. 

Cost: $119.00-$149.00 per month.


HostGator offers a domain name search so you can see if the domain you want is available. They also have a wide net of domains to choose from. All domains can be purchased and easily managed with the control panel.

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Website Builder

The website builder offers a wide range of templates to choose from, no matter what your specific industry or niche. Also, it does not matter what device, your site will look great.

Cost: Starts at $3.95 per month.



Features includes: 

  • File change monitoring
  • Daily automatic website backups
  • Notification of changes
  • Website time machine
Cost: Starts at $1.67 per month.

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Affiliate program

Using the provided tools, you can create your own custom coupon codes and tracking links to get people to sign up to the HostGator service and then receive a commission of up to $125 for every qualifying sign up.

Cost: Free


Website Design Services

Not everyone has learned the skill of web designing, that is no problem, within a few weeks you can have a professionally built website to call your own. HostGator has a team of professionals that built websites for those who cannot.

SEO - Search Engine Optimization

SEO is offered by most of the companies out there and it can be really hard to differentiate between them. HostGator has been providing hundreds of thousands of people across the globe with industry standard web hosting and other relating services for over 15 years. HostGator is a reliable company you can trust.

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  • A 45 day money back guarantee is offered for those who decide that this program is not for them.

  • There are monthly and yearly billing periods to choose from, with the yearly ones offering the best deals.

  • Your website can be transferred to HostGator by experts for free within the first 30 days.

  • They offer video tutorials to help you to do it the right way.

  • A 99.99% uptime is guaranteed, but if downtime occurs, you will get a month's credit paid into your account.

  • Support is up to standard with friendly and helpful technicians.

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  • You can only get discounts on the pricing if you sign up for 1 year or more.

  • The VPS hosting is not windows based.

  • New server installations can take a bit of time.

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  1. Thanks for sharing - well appreciated

  2. Another great article and review Christene. I'm not so sure you're completely unbiased on this one, but with the qualities HostGator provides, how could I blame you? I was going to say you forgot to mention the monthly charge but then I looked to the right and saw the HostGator ad for $4.95 a month which is actually about half of what I'm paying on my site right now. So yet again, you've given me some great options to consider for the summer. Thanks!

  3. Thanks Joe, Yes I have great respect for this hosting company, for I had done business with them for a while without any major issues. We are currently running 33 websites on their hosting plan, without having to worry about down-time, bandwidth and space, which is something I absolutely need in order to keep reputation with clients. I am also affiliated with them proudly and most of the time we only use them for the hosting of new clients.

  4. my all sites down i am hostgator reseller from 6 months.

  5. You have really shared a informative info

  6. I will see and refer some information in your post. thank you.

  7. Interesting things you describe here.


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