HostGator Web Hosting Review 2017

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I have been online for about 6 years now and I have tried out many different web hosts during this time.

In this article I am going to review Hostgator shared web hosting plan. I dont know how their VPS plans are or how their dedicated servers fare.

Hostgator is pretty much one of the most popular and professional web hosting companies out there. I have hosted with HostGator, StableHost, eWebGuru, SharkSpace (Now Eleven2), Bluehost and HostMonster.

So this review of HostGator is based on my experience with them and comparing them with other shared web hosting companies.

Let me get straight to the point without all the technical stuff. HostGator rocks !!! I mean, they are not the perfect web hosting company you would want. However, I am yet to find that “perfect” company in the economy range. Sure there maybe some companies like RackSpace which are totally awesome. But, you need to understand the price difference here.

What I like about Hostgator

* Stable hosting. My site hasn’t crashed ever while I hosted it with them

* They value their customers. I once had an issue with the customer rep giving me wrong information. When I reached out to them, they gave me the correct information and even gave me an additional discount for their mistake

* Quick response. While they are not as quick as SharkSpace, they are damn fast. Sometimes I get replies within 3 minutes of raising an issue

* Doesn’t overload their servers with huge number of websites

* Experienced and knowledgeable technical staff

* Affordable pricing. While they might not be the cheapest, they do offer the best value for money in my experience

What I do not like about Hostgator hosting

There is only one thing I do not like about them. They oversell. While it is true that they do not overload their servers, they definitely oversell.

Overselling means, they promise something that is unrealistic. One example is that they provide unlimited bandwidth and unlimited disk space. How do you think anyone can give unlimited disk space? There should be a limit to how much they can provide a customer.

It’s usually a marketing technique and based on the assumption that people do not utilize more than a certain expected amount of disk space and bandwidth. Most people never use more than 100MB of disk space or 1 GB of bandwidth.

So is there any catch? Yes. Just like any hosting company, they do have a fair usage policy. If you utilize above a certain threshold, they will shut down your site. Now. Don’t panic. The threshold is usually very high and most people never reach there.

There are cases where you get a flood of traffic to your site when your site hits the front page of DIGG or something similar. In those cases, they might shutdown your site temporarily. If it happens too often, they will shut down your account.

In my opinion, a normal site owner needn’t worry about these things. Since heavy traffic is usually associated with site popularity. The more popular your site, the more money normally it brings in. Hence, you can afford to pay for more expensive hosting.

Conclusion of This Web Hosting Review

I’d definitely recommend you go ahead and get yourself a hostgator hosting. In case you need help with setting up your hosting, you can always contact me and I will help you out. No strings attached.

I have been online for about 6 years now and I have tried out many different web hosts during this time.