1. History:

HostGator.com LLC is a world-wide provider of shared, reseller, VPS (Virtual Private Server) and dedicated web hosting. Privately held and based in Houston, Texas. It was founded in 2002 by Brent Oxley, in 2008, Inc. Magazine ranked HostGator at No.21 in the United States and No.1 in the Houston-Sugar Land Baytown, Texas. In 2011 they started operations in India as Hostgator.in by setting up a support office and data center with head office in India is located in Nashik Maharashtra.

As of 2013, HostGator hosts over 9 million domains. And on August 26, 2013 HostGator was one of the first companies to successfully mitigate blacklisted IP’s. A large number of IP addresses were used for email gateways on virtually every web host in the world and were blacklisted on multiple networks.

2. Reliability:

With the technology and product innovator, HostGator serves customers ranging from individual freelancers to Fortune companies in more than 200 countries. With that being said, and the world-class network equipment is used to provided service for over 9 million domains, they have almost 50 Awards, and using backup power generators-HVAC units to make sure that the servers are properly housed, cooled and efficiently running, ensuring no point of failure, a fully-redundant network was designed. More than that, they offer 99.9% uptime guarantee, this make you feel good and comfortable to go with them.

3. Pricing:

There are 03 main shared hosting packages you can go with, all are affordable. First plan is the Hatchling package for $3.96 per month, it includes one domain and unlimited sub-domains, FTP account and all things you expected from the basic shared hosting, 2nd plan is the Baby package for $6.36 per month with unlimited number of domains as well as add-ons and parked domains, the 3rd one is for Business web hosting package for $10.36 per month and of course unlimited domains, add-ons, parked domains and anonymous FTPs, be sure you understand deeply each package, talk to them first directly.

4. Control panel:

This is Latest control panel easy to use even you are newbie, you can browse with 4,500 free website templates, content all feature of cPanel such as: Website Statistics, Shopping carts, blogs, portals, forums.., Password protected directories and custom error page, Web based file manager, hotlink protection, IP deny manager, redirect URL…

5. Support:

They have award winning support: 24/7/365 premium support via phone, live chat, and ticket system (email), automatic weekly off-site date backups, 24/7/365 server monitoring, online support portal with 500+ video tutorials and 680+ help articles, forum post…you can do research around, or as them any time you need, back to June 2008 they had customer satisfaction survey and the result was approximately 90% of HostGator customers reported being satisfied with HostGator’s service provided, base on that the company is constantly working to improve and refine that service and support and achieve its goal of becoming the world leader in the global web hosting market.

6. Summany:

The slogan “we eat up the competition” on top of their page right below of the logo, you will see it, and it again strongly confirms that their services outstanding delivery to customer, I put it as the second choice while some rate 1 or 4 or 5, within the top from 5 to 10.

  • main features:

    • Free Weebly Sitebuilder
    • Free website building tools
    • Free transfers: website, domain, MySQL, script
    • Unlimited disk space
    • Unlimited bandwidth
    • Unlimited sub domains
    • Unlimited FTP accounts
    • Unlimited MySQL database
    • 24/7/365 support
    • 24/7/365 server monitoring
    • Automatic weekly backups
    • 99.9% uptime guarantee
    • cPanel control panel
    • $100 Google Adwords offer
  • email account

    1. Unlimited POP3 email accounts
    2. Unlimited email autoresponders
    3. Unlimited forwarding email accounts
    4. Unlimited mailing list
    5. IMAP support
    6. Pevent spam: SpamAssassin
    7. Webmail: browser based email
  • high uptime

    HostGator is well know with term ‘high uptime”