Founded in 2002, HostGator is one of the oldest and most reputed web hosting companies in the world. The company deals in shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated web hosting. Besides web hosting, it offers custom website design, domain registration, SEO and PPC services as well.
With a 99.9% uptime guarantee, HostGator is perfect for small business websites, blogs, and portfolio sites. They are also one of the best options for reseller hosting. With them, you will find scalability, reliability, and top-notch customer support.
With the lowest pricing of $2.75/month (only when you sign up for 36 months), the company also offers a 45-day money back guarantee. Usually, web hosting companies offer a money back guarantee for just 30 days. Within 30 days, you can ask them for free website migration (just one website in shared hosting and 30 websites migration in reseller hosting). With all reseller hosting plans, you receive WHMCS (Web Hosting Billing & Automation Platform).
HostGator offers Free SSL Certificates with its shared and reseller hosting packages. Their server response time is very good and the website loads quickly. The only bad thing about them is that they do not offer a free backup facility. Gator is a website builder by HostGator and was found to be very friendly even for beginners. Their cPanel comes with a lot of 1-click install applications.
Their WordPress hosting is costly when compared to shared hosting plans but it offers 2.5X faster load times. This significantly increases website performance. All this is possible due to thes use of cloud architecture, CDN and multiple caching layers.
- 99.99% Server Uptime
- Free Site Migration
- 45-Day Money Back Guarantee
- 24/7 Live Chat, Email and Phone Support
- Fast Speed Servers
- Free SSL Certificate
- Inconsistent Speed
- No Free Backup Option
- Higher Renewal Rates (Common in almost all hosts)
HostGator is a good option for shared and reseller hosting. When you opt for multiple years of purchase you get a super discounted pricing. So, everything is positive about the company in terms of speed, reliability, price and support.