HostGator is US based hosting provider and great example of a large and powerful service, ready to offer the widest range of services at very attractive prices in a tough competitive field. The company has been operating on the market since 2002 and during this time has become one of the top hosting services on a global scale. HostGator currently hosts over 9 million web projects.
The advantages of HostGator are obvious and include:
Like many other large hosting services, HostGator offers several different types of hosting, which contain specific tariff plans. Those are:
Web Hosting is a regular virtual hosting with three tariff plans - Hatchling, Baby and Business. The difference between the two is not very pronounced, as all three offer unlimited disk space and bandwidth. Baby and Business also offer to host an unlimited number of sites (domains), while Hatchling will only host one site.
On each tariff plan you get dedicated ip-addresses (as many as two!), CPanel with a choice of installing or uninstalling it (except for Snappy 500, where Virtuozzo is offered as a control panel), an unlimited number of databases, ftp and mail accounts, personal NAME-Servers, full exclusive server access, weekly automatic backups, and more.
Dedicated Hosting is a full lease of a dedicated physical server for your own needs. A choice of servers based on Windows or Linux operating systems is offered. Just like on a VPS, at least 2 dedicated ip-addresses are provided (maximum - 5), and the control panel will be cPanel on a Linux server and Plesk on Windows.
Hostgator's data center is physically located in Houston, Texas, USA. Like any other self-respecting American hosting, Hostgator has a solid technological base and is very transparent in this regard. Servers run both Linux and Windows. With all the conflicting opinions, the possibility of such a choice is an undoubted plus.
HostGator offers users the super popular and familiar cPanel. Moreover, even before buying anything and before registering, everyone can make a personal "test drive" of the control panel, test its convenience, speed and functionality for free.
With HostGator, you register in the process of purchasing a service. It is worth noting that hosting provides about 20% discounts for the first month for almost all services that are paid monthly. Given that the service honestly adheres to the money-back policy for 45 days, such a move can be considered very wise from a marketing point of view.
You can get advice from technical support in three usual ways - through chat, by phone and through the ticket system. The work of the service is set at the highest level - more than 700 people work in HostGator's support. Moreover, the site officially declares that in case of the slightest claims from your side to the technical support service, the CEO of Adam Farrar may even intervene in the situation to personally help you.