Hostgator Review


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Hostgator is one of the most known hosting company nowerdays. Though nothing they offer is unseen by now, their name is spread all over the world. At first glance they seem too agressive in marketing manner (even their famous alligator slogan says “We eat up the competition”) but they really have reason for being so offensive. The customer really can benefit all the features listed on their site. There is no exallaration or wasted sales tactics.

Hostgator is actually one step ahead before their competitors. They offer VPS and Dedicated hosting hand in hand with the Shared hosting packages.

Shared plans are Linux based only. No shared plans on windows base are offered at this time. The Hatchling plan is one step below their most basic plan, the Baby plan. Hatchling is like the Baby plan, except it can only support hosting for one domain name instead of hosting for unlimited domains. The Baby plan is their most basic plan. The Baby plan can support hosting for unlimited domains, making it a better value than the Hatchling. The Baby plan has less e-commerce features than a Business plan, but can still be used to create an online store. The Business plan is their complete e-commerce solution for shared hosting. The Business plan can support hosting for unlimited domains. The Business plan includes more e-commerce features than a Baby plan, like a private SSL and a toll-free support number of your own, making it the perfect solution for creating an online store. To use the toll-free number, you provide an existing number (US and Canada only) where VOIPo can forward the calls.

There is no bandwidth limit with their shared hosting plans. There are other limits such as process limit, connection limit, inode limits, etc. HostGator allows a maximum of 25 simultaneous MySQL connections per cPanel on shared servers. Shared and Reseller servers only allow 100,000 files per cPanel. If you expect to hit these servers’ resource limits – you can go with a VPS or dedicated server package.

Hostgator offers both Windows and Linux Based VPS packages. What comes as an inconvinience is that they can be paid only on monthly base and there are no discounts for longer term contracts. Virtuozzo Power Panel is included but cPanel or Plesk have a separate cost. VPS is best for installing custom software, creating custom configurations, sending emails without the shared server limitations, and hosting live streaming media.

With Hostgator’s dedicated server, you have the entire physical server and and all resources (without sharing with other users).

Hostgator supports its customers in many ways with extreme courtesy and of them is by offering free data transfer for your main domain. Free content transfers are only offered with new orders and upgrades but this is quite sufficient for everybody.


USA, Houston and Dallas, Texas (The Planet)

Support Options

Live Chat: yes
Address: 11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77092, USA
Phone Number: 866) 96 – GATOR (42867) or (713) 574 – 5287
Email: [email protected]

Why Choose This Company

Hostgator is proud with its support which is 24×7 via chat, phone, email. Their customer service opperator can provide instant solutions to most common issues or excalate them to admins via tickets. Their ticket response time is up to 72 hours.

They are confident they can provide you with the highest level of support with a friendly and patient support staff waiting to address your needs.

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by alex on Top11Hosting
pessimo in tutto
Platform: business
Control Panel: cpanel
Account Type: annuale

affermano il falso, se acquistate un piano business è scritto: nessun limite di banda. Sono oltre 24 ore che il mio forum è inaccessibile, ho ricevuto delle loro email automatiche che dovevo rispondere, ho risposto ma nulla, tutto è ancora morto. Nelle loro email affermano che ho usato troppa banda, ho un conto business senza limiti .....adesso perchè ho usato troppa banda se non devono esserci limiti? pessimi in tutto, anche l'assistenza non ha accesso e bisogna fornire i dati, l'assistenza non fa altro che guardare quello che il cliente verifica. Assistenza inutile, hosting pessimo, state alla larga da queste persone.

by Laurence on Top11Hosting
Worst Host Ever!
Platform: Linux
Control Panel: WHM/cPanel
Account Type: Shared and VPS

ZERO Stars. They are not worth even 1 Star! They will kill your business. Worst support on the planet! I was with them for many years and it got worse and worse until virtually non-existent! Issue after issue and they would take sometimes weeks to reply. At least days in the best cases. Who can run a business when sites/email can be down for days??? Always promising better, but never did. They are on a long slope down. DO NOT use Hostgator!!!

by Huzaifah on Top11Hosting
Platform: Cent Os
Control Panel: WHM/Cpanel
Account Type: Reseller

Hostgator is the worst hosting company in universe now.

Their support is = Not Exist.

They have closed Email support tickets.

Phone waiting : minimum 30 Minutes.

Support Chat: 30 to 40 minutes.

Not Recommended.

by steve ron on Top11Hosting
Platform: cPanel
Control Panel: Shared
Account Type: 3 Months

I have been with hostgator for a while now and so far so good.The thing is that I am not good at reviewing but I found a site that did the review on the top web hosting companies.

by Henley on Top11Hosting
Terrible customer service
Platform: Linux
Control Panel: cPanel
Account Type: Shared

HostGator has charged me for their mistakes. They told me they could switch me to a dedicated server in time for a television emission I did. When they failed to because of internal problems I canceled the order but they charged me for it and refused to issue a refund. Basically I paid for them to screw up. I am switching hosting today.

by HostGator Sucks on Top11Hosting
HostGator Sucks!
Platform: Linux
Control Panel: cPanel
Account Type: Shared

HostGator Sucks!

I've informed them cancellation of my account two weeks after registration and they continue to bill me until today...

Those bastards will stop at nothing to steal your money…

Click here to see their fraudulent billing:

by sartiman on Top11Hosting
Bagaimana Cara Mendapatkan uang gratis di internet dalam wktu 24 jam secara cepat.
Platform: Windows
Control Panel: cPanel
Account Type: Shared

Sudah banyak sekali System kami yang di pakai untuk meraup uang di internet dalam waktu singkat! dan jumlahnya hampir mencapai RIBUAN member.

Tunggu apalagi?....Segera miliki Bisnis Internet milik anda sendiri dan raih keuntungan yang tidak terbatas...

by Atanas Valev on Top11Hosting
Platform: Linux
Control Panel: Other
Account Type: VPS

The company is good and I can't deny it, but I have discovered a better web hosting service from Hosting Servant. You can see the difference only if you try. I recommend both companies but in my opinion is a little better.