Rating: PC Magazine – Excellent
Excellent Web hosting plans supported by convenient site-building software and reliable customer service.
HostGator is an exceptional web host that makes setting up a site or WordPress blog a walk in the park. As far as Customer Service is concerned (a very important factor for most Webmasters) HostGator provides excellent customer support – it offers both 24/7 telephone support and online Web chat.
Website uptime is one of the most important features of a hosting service. Testing data has shown that HostGator is amazingly stable, negating any worries you might have about your site going down for extended periods of time.
HostGator provides a variety of tools for Webmasters, with excellent dedicated and virtual private server (VPS) packages. HostGator offers Linux and Windows based, month-to-month shared hosting plans, giving small and medium sized businesses room to grow. HostGator also offers a private SSL certificate and free toll-free number.
HostGator offers Linux-based VPS hosting. Do you need more power? Are you expecting high traffic volumes? Do you have precise compliance requirements that stop you from using shared servers? Then HostGator has just the plan for you. You can choose from the basic plan Snappy 2000, the mid-tier Snappy 4000 and the top tier Snappy 8000.
HostGator servers can be customized with up to 1TB of storage, 16GB of RAM, and an 25TB of monthly data transfers – better than the bandwidth offerings from a lot of other web hosts. Its dedicated servers come in both Linux and Windows platforms – in fact, HostGator scores better than others in this respect and offers both operating systems.
HostGator gives several options for constructing a website, including the company’s own website builder. The quick drag-and-drop functionality lets you build an eye-catching page with slideshows, contact forms, social media links…and more! You can easily install WordPress or choose from other CMS platforms. A File Manager tool lets you manually upload files to the server so you can also create a website that way, if you want to.
While WordPress content management system (CMS) can be installed onto any of the HostGator servers, this web hosting company also offers three tiers of managed WordPress web hosting: Starter, Standard, and Business. All plans come with page caching and an optimized WordPress hosting environment.
Setting up an email account is simple as HostGator gives an unlimited number of email accounts, right from the beginning. Aside from letting you set mailbox quotas, there’s also a built-in password strength meter.
HostGator offers Mojo Marketplace, which has email-marketing tools which let you send email newsletters to a subscribers list – quickly and easily.