HostGator Hosting Review

A review of web-hosting services by Host Gator.

Host Gator web-hosting services were started n 2002. Today it is one of the market leaders in the web-hosting sector. The company is very well known for the reseller hosting service. It is based in Boca Raton, FL Host Gator provides both shared and dedicated hosting services directly to its clients. The main reason behind the success of Host Gator is that clients can access Site Studio which is a leading website development solution. It is a very easy to use solution, just perfect for beginners. Another main cause of success of this company is its excellent customer service.

Hosting Review Top Pick:

Host Gator has won the 2006 award for Hosting-Review Best Reseller Hosting. The company had also won that same prize in 2005. This can be credited to the turnkey solution provided to resellers who are allowed a lot of freedom in their services. Host Gator has won this award for two consecutive years.

Price Value:

The main business of Host Gator is reseller hosting. By no means however does the company make any compromises in other services as well. The reseller plans vary from $24.95 to $99.95 on a monthly basis. The dedicated hosting plans are available from $174 to $374 per month. The company has a special, Hatchling plan. This plan is a shared hosting plan. It is available for just $4.95 a month. In this plan you get 350GB space and 3 terabytes of data transfer. With this you also get unlimited number of MySQL databases you want, no set up charges are involved and Spam Assasin is also provided to ensure that your mailboxes do not become clogged with junk mail. The service also comes with money back warranty. There are number of companies in the web hosting service but with Host Gator, the Total Cost of Ownership of the website and service gets far better than any other rival hosting company you can opt for.


The main data center of Host Gator is located in Dallas, Texas. The hosting facility, known as the Planet, is a 35000 feet establishment. It is equipped with some of the best security and power backup systems. TXU grids manage power supply to the facility. Entire infrastructure is under the watchful eyes of DataTrax monitoring system. Multiple redundancies certified by Cisco Systems are in place. The company is well suited for the people who are looking for a really reliable service. You would not have to bother about site downtime with Host Gator. The company leaves no stone unturned to ensure reliability of its hosting services.

Control Panel:

All the Host Gator clients get CPanel, which is by itself the best hosting control panel available in the market as of now. Fantastico is available to clients as it is very important to make script installation a task that anyone can perform. The content management system is also very easy to use and administer.

Customer Service:

The two main reasons that make Host Gator customer support one of the best in business are the snappy response timings and the degree of personalization available with the services. Round the clock phone support, online forum, live chat and a number of other support options are available.

Hosting Plans

Linux/Unix Hosting Plans

Hatchling: 350 GB disk space, 3000 GB bandwidth for mere $4.95/month

Baby: 600 GB disk space, 6000 GB bandwidth for mere $7.95/month

Swamp: 1000 GB disk space, unlimited bandwidth for mere $12.95/month

Semi-Dedicated: 25 GB disk space, 500 GB bandwidth for mere $74.95/month

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