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Hostgator web hosting plans review

Hostgator web hosting is definitely one of the best web hosting providers. The company was founded in 2002 in Boca Raton, Florida, the USA. It is one of the world’s top 10 largest web hosting providers, hosting more than 1,000,000 domains. They offer Shared hosing, Reseller hosting, Dedicated servers (fully managed) for you.

Hostgator web hosting shared hosting comes in three packages called Hatchling, Baby, Swamp respectively. They offer both Windows web hosting and Linux web hosting. All of their web hosting packages comes with a 45-day, hassle-free, full refund, same day, money back guarantee. They guarantee you 99.9% uptime on each and everyone of their shared web hosting plans. Also they say on their website that if you ever have a problem with their regular support just ask them that your ticket should be assigned to Brent (the owner of Hostgator) himself and then he will personally try to solve your problem. Now, that is somewhat outstanding! And I forgot to mention, with hostgator you can pay your hosting bill monthly (you are not required to pay bulk for 3,6 months or yearly). But I suggest you go for their 3 year plan which saves you huge. Also remember, they also provide you with a discount coupon (usually 20% off on initial payment only) almost every month. The Discount coupon code is advertised on their home page. Using that promo coupon code for a long duration web hosting package (say 3 years), you can save even more (don’t worry about paying them all at one time, they won’t disappoint you with their service also you have a 45-day money back guarantee).

Their basic shared web hosting plan is called Hatchling which starts at $8.95 a month (if you are going to pay monthly). However, if you are going to pay for 3 years right now, you would only be charged $4.95 per month (1 year advance payment @ $6.95 and 2 years advance payment @ $5.95). They advertise on their site that their sharing Hatching plan is $4.95 a month, BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT THE PRICE IS ONLY APPLICABLE IF YOU ARE GOING TO PAY THREE MONTHS’ WEB HOSTING PRICE AT ONE TIME (in advance), which is a big saving compared to $8.95 a month, when you are going to pay month after month. This Hatchling plan offers you 350gb of disk space and 3000gb of monthly bandwidth, both of which are more than enough if your website is just a personal one or a small online store (over 95% websites on the internet belong to this category). But the disadvantages of this plan is you can only host one website with this plan. You wouldn’t be able to add any addon/parked domains thereby hosting more sites with this plan. This plan is strictly for only those people WHO WANT TO HOST ONLY ONE SITE. Also some of the unavailable features of this plan include Anonymous FTP, Chillsoft ASP, Private SSL etc. Except the above this plans offers you pretty much everything you want from a quality, feature-packed web hosting provider. You can create as many sub domains as you want. But since you can’t host more than one site with this hosting plan, I suggest you shouldn’t go for it if you are thinking of hosting more sites on one hosting account.

Hostgator’s another hosting plan is Baby, which is a larger plan than the above plan called Hatchling. It starts at $9.95 a month (if you are going to pay monthly). However, if you are going to pay for 3 years in advance, you would get this plan at $7.95 a month (2 years advance payment @ $8.95). This sharing plan offers 600gb disk space and 6000gb bandwidth, which are a lot more than you would need. Also you can add unlimited addon domains on this account, which means you can host unlimited domains as long as you don’t run out of your disk space. This is a good plan for almost anyone. At the moment I am using this plan, although I am thinking of upgrading to a higher plan of for a dedicated server. The only features that are not available with this plan are Anonymous FTP and Chillsoft ASP, which are not much important and are only required for some special purposes. Almost all other features are included with this plan, some of which are Site Builder, 24×7 Support, Instant Backups, No Contract, 99.9% Uptime guarantee, 45 Day Money Back Guarantee, Free / Instant Setup, Addon / Parked Domains UNLIMITED, Sub Domains UNLIMITED, FTP Accounts UNLIMITED, MySQL Databases UNLIMITED, CGI, PHP4 & 5, Ruby On Rails, SSH, Perl, Python, SSI, Cron, FrontPage, Curl, GD, Image Magick, Streaming Audio/Video, Free Module Installation, POP3 Accounts UNLIMITED, Web Mail, E-mail Alias, Auto Responders, Mailing Lists, Catch Alls, Spam Assassin, Mail Forwarding, IMAP Support, SMTP, Latest cPanel, Fantastico, Soholaunch, Hotlink Protection, IP Deny Manager, Custom Error Pages, Instant Blogs, Instant Portals, Instant PHPnuke, Instant Forums, Instant Guestbook, Instant Counter, Instant FormMail, Redirect URL, Web Based File Manager, PassWord Protected Directories, phpMyAdmin, AWStats, Webalizer, Raw Log Manager, Referrer Logs, Error Logs, Shared SSL, Private SSL, Agora Cart, osCommerce, ZenCart, Cube Cart etc. I suggest you go for this plan or the higher one called Swamp.

The third and final shared web hosting plan offered by Hostgator web hosting is “Swamp”. This plan offers 1000gb disk space and unlimited bandwidth. This is the best deal from Hostgator.com as far as shared web hosting plans are concerned. The plan starts at $14.95 a month if you are going to make payment month after month. But if you make 3 years advance payment, you will get the plan at $12.95 a month and if you make 2 years advance payment, you would get this plan at $13.95. This plan offers every feature that is advertised on their site including Anonymous FTP and Chillsoft ASP. Site Builder, 24×7 Support, Instant Backups, No Contract, 99.9% Uptime guarantee, 45 Day Money Back Guarantee, Free / Instant Setup, Addon / Parked Domains UNLIMITED, Sub Domains UNLIMITED, FTP Accounts UNLIMITED, Anonymous FTP, MySQL Databases UNLIMITED, CGI, PHP4 & 5, Ruby On Rails, SSH, Perl, Chilisoft ASP, Python, SSI, Cron, FrontPage, Curl, GD, Image Magick, Streaming Audio/Video, Free Module Installation, POP3 Accounts UNLIMITED, Web Mail, E-mail Alias, Auto Responders, Mailing Lists, Catch Alls, Spam Assassin, Mail Forwarding, IMAP Support, SMTP, Latest cPanel, Fantastico, Soholaunch, Hotlink Protection, IP Deny Manager, Custom Error Pages, Instant Blogs, Instant Portals, Instant PHPnuke, Instant Forums, Instant Guestbook, Instant Counter, Instant FormMail, Redirect URL, Web Based File Manager, PassWord Protected Directories, phpMyAdmin, AWStats, Webalizer, Raw Log Manager, Referrer Logs, Error Logs, Shared SSL, Private SSL, Agora Cart, osCommerce, ZenCart, Cube Cart etc. are the features that you are going to make use of with this plan. This is the plan I suggest for you for multiple websites as well as to grab the unlimited bandwidth offer.

All of the Hostgator shared web hosting plans come with latest version cPanel (the most famous as well as widely used control panel in the world), and Fantastico feature: the script installer software with which you can install over 52 scripts easily, with a few clicks. Among the famous scripts are Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Gallery, phpBB2, SMF, Mambo, Geeklog, osTicket, Perldesk, Cubecart, Zen Cart, Advanced Poll and many more. They also give you free website builder with which you can create stylish websites in minutes. You would also get to download more than 4,500 free flash templates, using which you can make great-looking sites in minutes. If you are moving your website from your old web hosting company, they will also help you in moving, in fact they would handle the entire process for you if you request them. Also you would get 45 day money back guarantee and 24/7 technical support. Their support system is the one that I forgot about mentioning. I once had a couple of doubts regarding statistics option on my account and about payment. I couldn’t find statistics software on my cPanel and asked them to activate it. The support guy not only said it was already available on my account but showed the navigation to go to my stats (he said something like ” I clicked on *** and was then able to see the stats for your *******.com site). I was really impressed and am still impressed with their support. I have never had any problems with them, but even if you find any problem with their service, don’t panic! Just use their support to resolve your problem. ALMOST ALL THE WEB HOSTING PROVIDERS HAVE A COUPLE OF BAD REVIEWS OUT THERE. THE BEST I HAVE SEEN SO FAR IS HOSTGATOR ALSO IT IS THE WEB HOST WHICH HAS LESS BAD REVIEWS. IF YOU WANT BEST WEB HOSTING EXPERIENCE, TAKE MY WORD AND PLEASE GO FOR THEM. So what else are you looking for, just go to their website and sign up for your desired plan. Try to take a longer duration plan, which would save you a lot also don’t forget to use the coupon code. The coupon code for May, 2008 is “SPRING”.

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