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Hostgator web hosting service review

Hostgator Web Hosting Company Introduction: Hostgator web hosting company was founded in 2002 by Brent Oxley in Houston, Texas. Initially the now gigantic company was started as a small company with just three servers from his (president and CEO of Hostgator Brent Oxley) dorm room at Florida Atlantic University. Now the company has reached the stage at which it is considered as a world leading and Industry recognized web hosting provider with more than 7 thousand servers and over 150,000 customers hosting over two million domains (sites). Hostgator serves a wide range of customers, ranging from small webmasters to Fortune 500 companies in over 170 countries. It is one of the fastest growing private companies in America.

Web Hosting services offered by Hostgator: Now let’s take a look at the web hosting plans offered by Hostgator. It offers various kinds of hosting solutions to cater the needs of different kinds of customers it serves. The company offers Shared Web Hosting, Reseller Web Hosting, and Dedicated Servers. It is one of the best web hosts in Shared Web Hosting. If you search “Hostgator Reviews” or “Hostgator Web Hosting Reviews” in Google or any other search engine, you will find a lot of positive reviews to the services offered by them. And of course, as with anything else on the planet, you would also find some (Let’s say “few”) negative reviews. Their is a saying that you can’t impress everyone.  The negative reviews of hostgator might be from those people who had some rare problems and expected the company could have served them better. Then again, All the web hosting providers I know suffer from negative reviews from time to time. And Hostgator web hosting is one of those few companies that I heard least complaints about.

Hostgator Shared Web Hosting Plans: Presently Hostgator offer Linux web hosting. The company is going to introduce Windows Web Hosting very  soon, it might be available in a month or two. It offers three Linux based shared web hosting plans called “Hatchling”, “Baby”, and “Business” respectively, The plan Hatchling being their basic plan, Baby being their medium plan and Business being their High-end plan. At the time of writing this article (July 18, 2009) they are offering Unlimited Diskspace and Bandwidth for all the three plans. But since the basic plan Hatchling only allows to host one domain (No addon domains) I suggest you go with either Baby plan or Business plan. I use the plan “Baby” myself and I get to host as many domains as I want (Unlimited addon domains) and it comes with almost all those general features offered by web hosts these days.

But with “Business” shared web hosting plan you would get more special features like Your own Toll-Free number, Free private SSL, Free dedicated ip, Anonymous FTP etc. With all the three plans you would get $25 Google adwords credit. Some of the general hosting features offerd by hostgator include unlimited databases, unlimited pop3 email accounts, 99.9% uptime guarantee, Fantastico free script installer which include WordPress, Joomla, Mambo, SMF board, pHpBB board, Coppermine gallery, Latest cPanel, Soholaunch site builder, Gallery photo gallery, Ip Deny manager, Zen cart, Cubecart, AW stats, 24/7 support and more.

The pricing of these plans is as follows: 1. “Hatchling” plan Monthly $8.95 + one-time $5 setup fee. But if you sign up with the yearly plan, it is $83.40; and if you sign up with the 24-month plan, the total price is $142.80; and if you sign up with the 36-month plan, the total price is $178.20. The one-time setup fee ($5) is only applicable if you plan to pay the bill monthly.

2. The Baby plan costs you $9.95 monthly and there is no setup fee whatsoever. But if you plan to sign up with the 6-month plan, the total price is $59.70; and if you sign up with the yearly plan, the total price is $119.40; and if you sign up with the 24-month plan, the total price is $214.80; and for the 36-month plan it is $286.20

3. The Business plan costs you $14.95/ month if you decide to pay them monthly. But if you plan to pay Half-yearly, it is $89.70 per six months; and if you want to pay yearly, the total price is $179.40; and if you pay for 24-month plan right away, the total price is $334.80; and finally if you choose the 36-month plan, the total price is $466.20.

So from the prices, I think, By now you must have understood the bigger plans you sign up with the more you save. And, Wait, That’s not all! Almost every month Hostgator offer a discount coupon (It is “Beach” for this month) that saves you 20%. Don’t forget to make use of the coupon code when you sign up with Hostgator. And, Mind you, The coupon is only good for your initial payment. That means if you choose to pay monthly and use the coupon for your first month payment, you would only get to save about $1 to $3, depending on the plan you choose. But if you choose a bigger plan (like 24-month or yet good 36-month plan) you not only get to utilize the best pricing offers from Hostgator but also you could save more by using the discount coupon code “Beach” (It changes from month to month). There is always a 45-day money back guarantee to back you up if, for any reason, you want to cut your ties with them. So, choose a big plan, save more and enjoy the best web hosting service offered by one of the leading web hosts of the world Hostgator web hosting.

Lastly, I have been using hostgator for over 12 months now and it has been a great experience being with them. Their hosting uptime has been good (almost 100% every month) and so is their support. I happened to contact their support twice so far, Once when I didn’t know where to check my sub domains AW stats and their answer was very clear. The second time I used them was when I had something wrong with my PC and couldn’t see some plugin options in file manager (when I was managing my wordpress plugins). I thought the problem was from their end but they said everything was fine from their end and asked me to check the files from another system and it worked. So, Finally what I can say is I am pretty satisfied with their web hosting and may be you would too if you sign up with them. Just use your discretion and choose a good web host.

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