Hostgator hosting review
Hostgator is considered one of the best web host companies. While they also provide many other services like SSL certificates, domain registration and script installation, web hosting is their primary service.
Currently Hostgator hosts around 2,500,000 domains for which more than 300 employees are taking care. They give you FORTY FIVE day money back guarantee. You additionally get 99.9% uptime guarantee. Hostgator is also regarded as an eco-friendly web hosting, so their web servers are very energy efficient and they also use wind energy. Their support is regarded as one of the better in the market! You can request live chat support 24/7 and likewise phone support. Ticket support is also available for anyone not in a hurry.
Hostgator offers numerous of dedicated, shared and reseller hosting plans, so anyone can choose suitable one for their selves. All their plans include: unlimited disk space, bandwith, MySQL databases, sub domains, FTP accounts, email accounts and a simple control panel. In addition to all that you will get sitebuilding software, dozens of templates, 50$ Google Adwords Credit and preprepared scripts. Their programming languages support is also outstanding: PHP, CGI, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails and they’re beta testing ASP support at the moment.
Their e-mail accounts are also really good. You get unlimited mail accounts that can be accessed both via POP3 or IMAP (which also means, you can receive your e-mail straight to your phone) protocol. Few webmail applications are offered for those who need it: Horde, SquirrelMail and my personal favorite RoundCube. In addition they provide junk e-mail prevention system called SpamAssassin which is highly customizable and configurable.
They’ve received numerous prizes in their 7+ years of providing webhosting services. Some of those are: About.com 2010 Reader’s Choice Award, Reviewhut.com’s Best WebHost of 2008 Award, HostReview.com TOP 10 Budget Hosting Award for years 2008 and 2009. They were also named 21st Fastest Growing Private Company in America in year 2008 and 239th Fastest Growing Private Company in America by Inc.
Rates vary from 4.95$ per month for shared “Hatchling” plan all the way up to 374$/mo for dedicated server. Occasionally they advertise their services by giving discount coupons. By using those coupon codes a fortune can be saved. For instance – this way shared hosting can be had for free for first month. You could get 25$ off or save 20% on any purchase. Discounts go from 1.79$ for 1 month Hatchling plan all the way up to 503.88$ for 1 year VPS.