Why I chose hostgator for blog hosting

| May 24, 2014

Hostgator plans baby hatchling etc and prices

[Post updated 24 April 2016] – I already had hosting with Bluehost , Dreamhost  and was looking  for another alternative for one of my Australian blog to get a wordpress webhost . I was searching for one that is good and still cheap for my blog.

With hundreds of different web hosting companies in this industry, choosing the right one can be difficult.  The top three and most recommended web hosting companies at this time were HostGator, BlueHost and DreamHost.[article originally published prior to 2014]

Google Searching on the internet for something, can lead to paralysis by doing too much analysis and so after realising that, I write this post. It can take ages  with so much information overload on the internet by thousands of  bloggers all having their own view of things.

It can be particularly  time consuming searching the  web, when you are searching for a hosting service for blogs/websites, because  the internet is filled with  recommendations  for different website-hosting service providers.

The Servers at Hostgator Hosting

Webhosting is all about quality servers ,where your website lives. HostGator sites are hosted in Dual Xeon servers at Dallas. top-of-the-line Dual Xeon in their data centers at Dallas. The data centers are well equipped and connects to 10 backbone providers. Also, HostGator invest millions of dollars every year in new technologies for better performance. They have about 12,000 servers under management at Houston, Texas in the US.

Yes finding a web host is not an easy task. It is important that you get a good web hosting provider  if you plan to host many blogs or websites on that server. Always look out  for specials on events , but if you cant wait  then below are some deals for you, at this stage I am liking  hostgator  as they have a reputable name  for hosting with wordpress websites  and good service. [Updated i am now with hostgator, godaddy and bluehost  for 5+ years and  a thankful customer to them all]

Hostgator Video Day sale 

Updated deal/discount links below

Good blog hosting  is hard to find

I chose to do some research   and found “Hostgator” mentioned in many blogs so I decided to research it. First off course is the price factor  and so I checked  their prices for hosting


snappy the hostgator alligator


I hadn’t really browsed around forums all that much  for hosting before but I knew it would be a place where people were actually talking about why they like or dislike particular hosting companies something and that made a lot of sense.

Prices for Hostgator hosting

Here is a list of the pricing for all the shared hosting plans based on a monthly basis.

· Hatchling: Perfect for single blog (4.95$/mo)

· Baby Plan: Perfect for multiple Blogs ( 7.95$/mo)

· Business: Multiple Blogs + Private IP + Toll free Number (12.95$/mo)

Choose Your Plan And Get Started Today

By using different webmaster forums to find which hosting companies other people preferred to use, I found out that apart from Bluehost  and  Godaddy and other hosters –  the overall verdict was Hostgator.

HostGator uses cPanel, the most used control panel. You don’t need the help of a geek to use it as its quiet straightforward and simple . It provides everything you need. It is important to have a user friendly interface and these one-click script installers are a boon to all newbies who do not have much experience with these platforms. 1 Click install can help you create a blog in 10 to 15 minutes

The cPanel dashboard is user-friendly and there is a Live chat support available 24/7. You can also contact Hosgtagor on their customer support hotline: 1-866-96-GATOR.

If you are  happy to be more adventurous and choose something other than WordPress for your website, you can also use your hostgator hosting account to install JOOMLA, DRUPAL or MAGENTO (which are all website software similar to wordpress)

Joomla Hosting

HostGator fully supports Joomla, a very powerful and customizable CMS. A wide variety of plugins allow for increased functionality, ensuring your website remains scalable and dynamic for years to come.

Magento Hosting

Start selling online today with your own E-commerce store powered by HostGator and Magento. HostGator’s Business plan gives you everything you need to automatically install Magento, as well as a free dedicated IP and private SSL to accept credit card transactions right from your website.

Drupal Hosting

Develop your website on the Drupal CMS with HostGator! Drupal provides a high level of customization and control over the look and feel of you site. The numerous themes and plugins that are available allow for nearly limitless options.

Features Comparison- Plans and Pricing

HostGator has three web hosting plans, namely the hatching plan, the baby plan and the business plan. The hatchling plan being the basic one which allows you to host only one domain, while the rest can host unlimited domains.

The other good option I liked over here at hostgator was that Customers are not required to sign up for any contract longer than month to month service. They also have Web Hosting With support  24/7 Support Via Phone, Live Chat, and Email!

I also found out that According to Inc. Magazine, HostGator it is the 21st fastest growing private company in America With their current pricing it looks quite good  as well –> Unlimited Domain Hosting Only $9.95 a Month  so I decided to give them a shot.

Here is one of thier recent  promo ad pictures.

DEAL: 20 % off promo On Hostgator

And their penny offer Below


[coupon provided  might be outdated – Click image to check latest offer]
Cheap and reliable Web Hosting With Quality Support I have recommended to my blogging friends to host with hostgator and let me tell you, as a web blogger, what a joy it is to work with a hosting service where everything works so well!

More info => for the Geeks On thier servers  and features

Detailed feature list of hostage servers

It does not matter if you take  Linux or windows hosting package , both support word press hosting

Shared Web Hosting – Linux

  • Affordable and basic hosting
  • Hatchling, Baby, Business
  • Linux server only – perfect for WordPress
  • 1 cPanel but no WHM
  • Limited to 1 IP and 1 SSL
  • Private name servers not allowed
  • No branding
  • LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (includes mod_rewrite)
  • Limited to 25% use of server resources
  • 25 simultaneous processes
  • HTTP video and audio streaming only
  • Maximum of 500 outgoing emails per hour per domain (Addon domains count as separate domains)
  • 30 POP/IMAP checks per hour for your connecting IP address
  • HostGator creates weekly backups ($15 to request)
  • Jailed shell access (SSH)

Shared Web Hosting – Windows

  • Affordable and basic hosting
  • Personal and Enterprise
  • Windows server – perfect for ASP.NET
  • Latest version of Plesk
  • Private name servers not allowed
  • No branding
  • Limited to 25% use of server resources
  • 25 simultaneous processes
  • HTTP video and audio streaming only
  • Maximum of 500 outgoing emails per hour per domain (Addon domains count as separate domains)
  • 30 POP/IMAP checks per hour for your connecting IP address
  • HostGator creates weekly backups ($15 to request)
  • No Remote Desktop (No RDP)

Virtual Private Servers (VPS) – Linux

  • Very much like a dedicated server, but costs less and share the resources
  • Root access
  • Install advanced software
  • Customize anything (flexibility in software installations / apache configurations / other custom software like ventrilo and ffmpeg)
  • Use as basic hosting or host others for profit
  • Perfect for multiple e-commerce websites
  • Plans with cPanel or Plesk are managed
  • Plans without cPanel and Plesk are unmanaged
  • Linux server only – perfect for WordPress
  • Unlimited cPanel’s and unlimited WHM’s
  • 1 root WHM (allows selling of reseller accounts)
  • Unlimited potential for IP’s and SSL’s
  • Private name servers required
  • Branding available for cPanel and WHM
  • LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (includes mod_rewrite)
  • Limited to 100% use of container/plan resources (VPS is still limited to a specified percentage of the server, this is not a solution to overly resource-intensive accounts and heavy traffic)
  • Unlimited simultaneous processes
  • Live video and audio streaming allowed (webcams, radio, television)
  • UNLIMITED outgoing emails per hour per domain
  • No POP/IMAP checking limits
  • HostGator creates weekly backups ($15 to request)
  • You can schedule your own automated backups
  • Normal shell access (root SSH)

SEO Hosting

Please contact SEO Hosting directly to find out what their current plans offer.

SEO Hosting now has its own support team!

Visit the SEO Hosting website for contact information, including a new phone number (866-692-9231) and updated chat support buttons.

HostGator staff no longer has access to SEO Hosting accounts and all future support requests should be sent to the new SEO Hosting Support Team.

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