HostGator Web Hosting – Honest Review & Rating (2017)

It’s really very confusing to decide the right hosting provider for your website. And if you are planning to buy hosting for the first time, then more complicated.  All we want is reliable and affordable hosting.

I am using HostGator Hatchling plan for one of my websites; after an year of observation, I am writing this unbiased review about Hostgator Shared Hosting. Here, I will give you a detailed insight about Hostgator Shared Hosting features, pros & cons, speed and up-time.

Founded by Brent Oxley, HostGator hosts over 500,000+ domains around the world. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, it has several data centers around the world. Ranked in Top 50 fastest growing companies by Inc. magazine, Hostgator  Hosting is definitely the first choice for millions.

Specifications of HostGator Hosting

These specifications apply to all HostGator Shared Hosting Plans : Hatchling, Baby & Business. Here is a quick list point wise, so that you can go through all the major specifications.

» Unlimited bandwidth and Unlimited Storage

» Zero cost Hassle free migration – If you move your website to HostGator, it has a dedicated team to handle the migration free of cost. It also offers Domain Transfer, MYSQL Transfer and Script Transfer.

» Scalable Cloud Architecture & Multiple caching layers – One click scalability to handle traffic spikes and increased capacity requirements

» Auto-backup with one click restore – HostGator uses CodeGuard service for daily automatic backups and restores.

» Very friendly Control Panel – Standard cPanel to control your website and hosting. You can also see live demo here. I am uploading some screenshots for you.


» Advance Security Features – Domain Privacy, which ensures protection against identity theft, email spam etc.  SiteLock feature scan for malwares daily, blcok automated bot attacks. 

» Unlimited sub-domains, FTP accounts and email accounts with every hosting plan.

» $100 Google Adwords Credit & $100 Bing Ads Credit – You can use this credits to advertise your website on Adwords and Bing.

» 45 Days Money Back Guarantee – If you are not satisfied with HostGator hosting, your money is safe and you can claim anytime.

» Friendly Customer Service – 24/7 Dedicated Hosting expert customer care executives to resolve all your queries. You can call anytime –Toll Free: 8669642867

HostGator Shared Hosting Plans : Which one is right for you?

  1. Hatchling Plan

Hatchling plan offers everything mentioned above in the specifications list . If you want to host a single domain, this is the best plan to go for.  You can grab Hosting for the monthly tenure, quarterly tenure, yearly, 24 or 36 months tenure.

 2. Baby Plan

If your are planning to host more than one website, Baby plan is perfect. In my opinion, this plan gives more value to your money and that’s why it’s very popular too.

 3. Business Plan

Adding few more bucks per month, you can fetch this plan. Business plan is good for person with multiple blogs and want private IP and instant support.

On buying any of these plans above, you can get 30% off anytime using our discount coupons “Blogbix30” . For example: If you buy Hatchling Plan for 12 months, it will cost you $59 .But by using this special discount coupon, price will reduce to $42. Similarly, you can buy 2 year or 3-year plan and enjoy more discount with above discount code

Summing Up :

As you have gone through all the three HostGator Shared Hosting Plans, now you can decide easily which plan is best suitable to your need. I will recommend Hatchling plan for single website and Baby plan for multiple, if you really want a hosting service, which is reliable and pocket-friendly at the same time.

So far, my experience with HostGator is quite satisfactory and hope this review will help you to decide which hosting you should opt for.

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