HostGator might be one of the biggest, oldest web hosting companies in the industry, but they’re still posting a solid average uptime of 99.93% over the past 12 months.
Their basic shared hosting plans come with unlimited storage, bandwidth, free domain (for the first year), and a free SSL certificate. They also have great customer service, who connected through a live chat instantly and answered each question within a few seconds.
Unfortunately, many extra services, like backups and security, will be tacked on as additional fees. Plus, the renewal rates rise aggressively after your first term expires.
Here’s a complete look at our hands-on test, using third-party data from Pingdom to shed light on their performance.
|Specification||WordPress Hosting||VPS Hosting||Shared Hosting||Dedicated Hosting||Cloud Hosting|
|Bandwidth||Unlimited||1 TB||Unlimited||1 TB||Unmetered|
|Storage||10 GB||20 GB||Unlimited||1000 GB HDD||50 GB|
WordPress is a popular open source content management software (CMS), written in PHP. Their optimized WordPress Hosting is specifically designed to boost your website performance with enhanced security, scalable technology, and automated updates.
Technical Specifications for WordPress Web Hosting
Blazing Fast Website
With the state-of-the-art-infrastructure, varnish cache and globally distributed CDN, your websites frequently visited pages will load up to 2x faster.
They have built advanced Nginx/Varnish bases caching to improve the speed of your website without having to spend time on any advanced configuration. You can just toggle performance on and off and achieve caching for your website.
Boost your website resources with a single click. Instantly upgrade your website resources such as RAM and CPU to manage any unexpected spike in your website traffic.
They maintain 3 copies of your website content to ensure in case of any failure they are able to recover the latest version of your website and they can start serving it from a completely new server. All this happens seamlessly and almost instantaneously.
A VPS hosting environment mimics a Dedicated Server within a multi-tenant environment. Each VPS hosting server gets dedicated resources from the host server, which offers a great amount of reliability and performance.
Technical Specifications for VPS Hosting
Guaranteed Resources in VPS Server
Their Linux KVM based VPS ensures consistent top-notch performance and the resources of the server can be scaled as your business expands.
Each VPS Server operates in complete isolation from the other tenants and you can easily enhance the server security through cPanel/Plesk.
Top of the line network
Their network is designed with multiple reputed ISPs to ensure high stability, eliminate single point of failure with integrated DDoS protection, at NO additional cost!
Cutting Edge Server Hardware
Latest servers mean more Compute, Memory and equipped with SSD based storage. All these contribute to a better performance of the VMs.
Shared hosting allows multiple websites to utilize a single server. Usually, you’ll have no idea who or what websites you’re sharing the resources of a server with. Each customer will usually have a limit on the total amount of server resources they can use, but this will be defined by your hosting package.
Shared hosting is easily the cheapest and most economical option for your needs. However, the cheap price comes with limitations, which we’ll get to below. Since most hosting companies will offer the same amount of space and storage it’s important to choose a company you can trust.
Advantages of Shared Hosting
- It’s by far the cheapest hosting option you’re going to have available. The usual price for this style of hosting will range from $2.99-$9.99.
- Most hosting companies have multiple levels of hosting available, so you can upgrade your hosting package with time. This makes shared hosting a great place to start.
- Shared hosting usually comes equipped with a built-in cPanel, which makes it easy to manage your site.
- No technical maintenance needs to be done on your end to the server, as this is usually included in part of your hosting package.
A dedicated server is a type of remote server that is dedicated to an individual, organization or application. With a shared hosting plan, a customer shares a server with multiple customers. Whereas, in a dedicated server a customer leases a whole server along with all of its resources.
With SSD storage, high-memory variants and latest Xeon processors, you can smoothly handle any type of workload — from a critical business application to a high-traffic website.
To ensure data redundancy, all our Hosting servers come pre-configured RAID 1 configuration.
Our rock-solid infrastructure of top-tier data centres, backed by redundant ISP links and Neustar’s DDoS protection to ensure great performance and no compromises.
With root access, you get the flexibility to customise the application stack as per your needs.
Their flexible Dedicated server configuration options from multiple Operating systems, Hosting panels (cPanel or Plesk), Billing panel (WHMCS) make it easy for you to choose what’s best for you.
Cloud hosting is built on cloud technology that is designed to accommodate all aspects of hosting your website. It is noted for its reliability, scalability, and flexibility which makes it ideal for businesses and websites that need to maintain fast load times, during sudden traffic spike from sales or promotions.
Powerful SSD Storage
Build your business online with superior and durable SSD hosting servers, which enable faster load times for your website.
cPANEL for Management
Industry-leading cPanel pre-installed on top of a Shared Cloud web hosting architecture to ensure the product is easy to use.
Your page will load from the cloud hosting Server at lightning-fast speed due to optimal caching configuration!
All server configuration, patching is managed by us. You just need to manage your website and content from cPanel like you would do in any shared hosting environment.
Pros and Cons
- Plenty of storage
- Flexible terms
- Many programming languages
- Fast hosting
- Unmetered bandwidth
- Tricky prices and fees
- Constant upsells
- Uptime could be better
- Poor backups
- Missing advanced features