HostGator is one of the largest and most recognized web-hosting brands both in America and globally. Renowned for their high level of support and extensive range of hosting plans, it comes as no surprise that over eight million websites are entrusted to HostGator.
With a wide variety of web hosting plans spanning from shared servers right through to dedicated servers, HostGator offers affordable and feature-packed plans to suit every need. Not only that, you can expect round-the-clock support that is second to none.
HostGator is an environmentally conscious company that invests in renewable energy credits. Relying on wind energy to power and cool their servers, it’s plain to see that HostGator has a genuine interest in caring for the environment.
Uptime & Performance
Serving almost half a million customers via twelve thousand individual servers, the performance of HostGator’s servers is of paramount importance to its continued success.
When tested by Pingdom, the uptime average was 99.99 percent and response time an astounding 0.247 seconds. Daily backups and around the clock monitoring of their servers is part and parcel of HostGator’s commitment to delivering outstanding uptime performance.
Performance is one of the most important factors to take into consideration when choosing a web hosting provider. To that end, we decided to undertake performance testing of our own on the page load time of the HostGator homepage.
Homepage is loaded in 2.4 seconds
Homepage is fully loaded in 4.2 seconds
(Test server region: Dallas, USA. Connection: Cable (5/1 Mbps, 30ms). Date: 11 August 2013)
For your total peace of mind, HostGator offers a no-nonsense 45-day money-back guarantee for new hosting accounts. Moreover, HostGator’s month-by-month plans can be canceled at any time without penalty.
Managing your website from behind the scenes is made easy with the intuitively arranged cPanel interface. You’ll find shortcuts conveniently organized into like categories with the all-important support and billing options located at the top of the window within easy reach. Automatic renewal and update announcements are included so you’ll always have your installations current.
The convenient Software and Services section enables easy installation of utilities, and the more advanced users will enjoy having access to Perl, PHP and the Ruby on Rails libraries. In addition, the QuickInstall menu includes dozens of more software options.
Picture gallery software, social networking, blogs, forums, eCommerce and CMS options are all included in the comprehensive cPanel menu options. Applications such as WordPress, PrestaShop and Drupal 7 can all be installed in a matter of minutes with just a couple of clicks.