HostGator Review – Shared Hosting Review

HostGator Review - Shared Hosting Review

Hostgator Shared Hosting Review

Hostgator offers a wide range of different hosting services: Shared, Cloud, VPS, and Dedicated. We will focus on their shared hosting service in this review.

There are three different shared hosting plans: Hatchling, Baby, and Business, to fit different webmasters’ needs.

Both Hatchling and Baby Plan comes with the same basic ‘unlimited hosting’ features, except that on Hatchling, you can only have one domain hosted and are unable to purchase a dedicated IP and private SSL. For Business Plan, you get a lot more extra features on top of what you can get on Baby, including free private SSL, dedicated IP, as well as a toll-free business number with up to 100 minutes of free talk time.

Hostgator shared hosting Features

  • A 45-day money back guarantee
  • You get Unlimited bandwidth for each plan you sign up for
  • Shared SSL certificate
  • 99% uptime
  • 24/7 support
  • Unlimited subdomains
  • Free website builder
  • Unlimited FTP accounts
  • Free Google ad credits
  • Unlimited email accounts

Pros

  • Most popular hosting brand among bloggers based on WHSR Hosting Survey
  • HostGator is very user-friendly for beginners

Cons

  • Their consistently below average uptime and speed is greatly concerning

Conclusion

As entry level plans are affordable and relatively simple to setup – it is quick to get going with your website. For this reason I think that Hostgator is suitable for people just starting out – especially beginner bloggers looking for that first WordPress setup.