Hostgator Review

Before writing this Hostgator review, we acquired our Hostgator review account by visiting the Hostgator website the same as any other potential customer would. During the sign-up process Hostgator were not aware that we that we were purchasing this account for reviewing purposes, and as a result we feel that we received the same service as any other Hostgator customer would receive from Hostgator.

About HostGator

HostGator Web Hosting

HostGator is a privately owned company that was founded in 2002, currently they provide hosting services to over 200,000 web sites on their shared and reseller hosting plans. They are also the one of the world's leading providers of reseller hosting accounts with over 10,000 resellers who have chosen Hostgator to provide network, servers and the support required to launch a hosting business.

Datacenter/Network

HostGator uses "The Planet" to provide its customers with excellent network connectivity with minimal downtime, located in Dallas, Texas, The Planet's datacenter houses over 35,000 square feet of state of the art server and network hardware and is second to none in the hosting industry.

HostGator's $7.95 Per Month Plan

At this time HostGator is offering some very good features for $7.95 per month, for your money you receive 600 GB of storage, 6,000 GB of bandwidth and a 99.9% Uptime Guarantee. For a business an uptime guarantee is a must have option, and if your web site is not up for 99.9% of the time for any given month, HostGator will refund the full cost of that month.

Below are some other features offered with Hostgator's $7.95 P/Month plan.

600 GB Storage Space
6,000 GB Bandwidth Per Month
Unlimited Email Accounts
PHP / CGI
Unlimited Domains
Unlimited Sub domains
24/7 Technical Support
POP3/IMAP Email Access
Unlimited MySQL Databases, PHP, Python
Frontpage 2000/2002/2003 Extensions
Linux Servers
Custom Cronjobs, SSH (Shell Access)
OS Commerce/ Agora / Zen Shopping Cart
SSL Support

Hostgator Technical Support

Hostgator provide an excellent array of support options for their customers, they provide a ticketing system where you can lodge support requests and check on their progress, you can also email support directly for assisstance, Hostgator also provide a Live Chat option to allow you to chat to a support representative in real time through a text interface, and finally Hostgator support can be contacted via a toll free telephone number for those cases where talking directly with a support representative is the only option.

Also available to help with any problems you may come across is the extensive Hostgator knowledgebase that is sorted into easy to navigate categories, as well as a community forum where you can request help from fellow Hostgator customers. In our experiences with Hostgator technical support, they have been very helpful in resolving issues in a timely fashion, and at all times they have been professional and courteous.

Conclusion

In our opinion, Hostgator offer a reliable shared web hosting service, their plans offer good value for money, and Hostgator technical support is top notch. We have no reason to believe Hostgator won't provide the same service for you.

Click here to visit HostGator for a complete list of what their $7.95 plan offers, or any of their other plans.

I hope you found this HostGator review useful. If you feel HostGator is not for you, please have a read of our other web hosting reviews.

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