Hostgator Review 2019 – Is it Worth it?

Whenever searching for a web hosting company I look for factors like speed, uptime, round the clock support, and off course, freebies. After having tried many hosting companies, I can say, without doubt, that HostGator is the best. Although it is extremely popular as a shared hosting provider, it offers top notch VPS, reseller, and dedicated serving solutions too. This web hosting company offers a no questions asked 30 days money back policy, in case you are not satisfied with their services. For your information, HostGator is the best shared webhosting company of 2019. Go through my Hostgator review to find out why I give it a 5-star rating.


Shared hosting
If you are looking for a solution for your basic hosting requirements, opt for the extremely affordable plans that HostGator offers. They offer three types of shared hosting plans: Hatchling, baby, and Business, starting at $2.75, $3.95, and $5.95 per month, respectively. All plans ar4e inclusive of free SSL certificate and unlimited bandwidth. The configuration of the Hatchling plan includes:
• Single domain
• One click installs

The baby plan has all the features of the Hatchling plan, but includes unlimited domains. You get the following benefits in their Business plan:
• Unlimited domains and bandwidth
• Free SSL certificate
• One click script installs
• Free upgrade to positive SSL
• Free SEO tools, and
• Free dedicated IP

They also include a drag & drop website builder together with Quickinstall tool for installing ecommerce stores, galleries, blog, forum, as well as WordPress scripts directly on your website. They further support Drupal, Joomla, Wiki, Magento, plus phpBB hosting content management systems. Additional features include:
• Industry standard cPanel
• Unlimited email accounts (POP3)
• Bing Ads and Google Adwords credits
• Free website transfers
• 99.99% uptime
• PHP version 7 and SHS access
• Round the clock support via live chat, phone, and email (via their online form)

They also offer a migration plan through which they will transfer one website to your new domain free of charge. HostGator will further transfer one full cPanel inclusive of all email accounts, domains, as well as settings. This is awesome for people or businesses shifting to Hostgator from a different web hosting company.

Dedicated hosting
If you are running a business website and want all of the system resources at your hand, you need the dedicated hosting plan by HostGator. The company offers three different plans: Value, Power, and Server that start at $118.99, $138.99, and $148.98 per month, respectively. All these plans offer unlimited bandwidth and a choice of Windows or Linux operating systems. The difference between the three plans are the processor, RAM, and storage space and device. The company recommends the Power plan, which offers:
• 8 Core/ 16 Thread Intel Xeon-D CPU
• 16GB RAM, and
• 2 TB hard disk drive (HDD) or 512 GB solid state drive (SSD)

However, if you want the maximum power, opt for the Enterprise plan, which offers
• 8 Core/ 16 Thread Intel Xeon-D CPU
• 30 GB RAM, and
• 1 TB hard SSD

First time online business users can take advantage of the Value plan that offers the following configurations:
• 4 Core/ 8 Thread Intel Xeon-D CPU
• 8 GB RAM, and
• 1 TB HDD

VPS hosting
The traffic on your shared website is increasing rapidly, and you need to include more features to it to run additional campaigns to garner more visitors. Upgrading to a dedicated hosting plan is a solution but costs a lot. This is where VPS hosting is helpful which is like a mixture of shared and dedicated hosting. Let us check the different HostGator VPS plans available in this HostGator review.

The three different plans are Snappy 2000, Snappy 4000, and Snappy 8000 and their starting charges are $29.95, $39.95, and $49.95 per month, respectively. Even though there is no unlimited bandwidth, the bandwidth HostGator offers is more than sufficient for most startup businesses.
Snappy 2000
• 2 GB RAM
• 2 Cores CPU
• 120 GB HDD
• 1.5 TB bandwidth

Snappy 4000
• 4 GB RAM
• 2 Cores CPU
• 165 GB HDD
• 2 TB bandwidth

Snappy 8000
• 8 GB RAM
• 4 Cores CPU
• 240 GB HDD
• 3 TB bandwidth

Reseller hosting
Earn money by selling hosting services to your clients with the help of HostGator’s reseller hosting plans. Available in three different configurations: Aluminum, Copper, and Silver, their monthly prices start from $19.95, $24.95, and $24.95 respectively. All plans offer free SSL certificate, and unlimited domains. You’ll get 60 GB, 90 GB, and 140 GB disk space for the three different plans as well as bandwidth of 600 GB, 900 GB, and 1400 GB, respectively for the three plans.

• Unlimited bandwidth for their shared and dedicated plans
• 99.99% uptime
• Awesome customer support

I am still searching for one.