HostGator product overview
HostGator is a global provider of shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated web hosting. It delivers hosting plans for personal or business websites, from small businesses to enterprises. This hosting provider helps achieve overall website goals while ensuring security.
HostGator hosts over 10 million domains in the industry. It offers one-click WordPress installation, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, and 24/7 support. Moreover, its dedicated hosting plans give the choice of Windows and Linux as the underlying operating systems. All HostGator shared hosting and VPS plans are Linux-based. This provider defaults to CentOS 7 for all its Linux installations, but users can request CentOS 6.
HostGator serves customers ranging from individual freelancers to Fortune 500 companies in more than 200 countries. It facilitates site transfers and equips clients with SSL certificates. It presents various hosting options and features, ranging from unlimited storage with WordPress and Shared sites to SEO and logo optimization tools.
Pros of HostGator
- HostGator has numerous resources for clients to find the answers they need. These resources include blog posts, KnowledgeBase articles, YouTube tutorials, Facebook communities, and regular webinars.
- This provider offers Linux- or Windows-based shared hosting packages that enable small- and medium-size businesses to grow. These packages cover unlimited storage, email, and monthly databases.
Cons of HostGator
- According to some users, HostGator’s speed needs improvement.
Breakdown of core features
Gator website builder
HostGator’s intuitive builder automatically creates websites with an optimized layout and industry-specific design. Users can utilize the image library, LogoMaker tool, and analytics to build their site. Additionally, they can get help from the HostGator team. Gator websites are mobile-responsive and search-optimized.
With this hosting provider, freelancers and businesses can hit the ground running with WordPress already installed on their hosting accounts. HostGator also strengthens WordPress security with malware protection and site backups. It equips users with a simplified WordPress control panel as well so they can scale resources and manage accounts.
HostGator’s VPS hosting comes with dedicated resources and full root access. Full root access allows for the user’s choice of CMS or custom code on their virtual private server. With this provider, users can host unlimited domains, create unlimited email addresses, databases, and FTP accounts.
HostGator gives businesses a script installer and site development tools. It also performs a courtesy off-site backup of the private server’s data each week.
Through dedicated hosting, clients can choose a hard drive depending on their site’s needs. Furthermore, HostGator provides DDoS protection or data-center-level protection to keep resources safe in case of an attack. Its IP-based firewalls keep the server secure and performing optimally no matter who or what strikes.
(Last updated on 11/29/2021 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)