HostGator is popular among more advanced website builders who are looking for more tools for basic hosting.
Best for: Advanced web builders who want more tools with their basic web hosting.
Pros: A plethora of programming languages for advanced users, long guarantee.
Cons: Higher price than some of the other web hosts.
Setting up your site on HostGator starts at $5.56/month. WordPress hosting will cost $9.95/month, while VPS starts at $11.97/month. A dedicated server will put your business back $105/month.
- Unlimited disk space, bandwidth, and email accounts
- Website builders
- 4,500 templates to choose from
- Web analytics tools
- FTP access
- eCommerce and PayPal shopping cart integration
- Marketing bonuses, including $100 in Google Adwords credit
- Programming: unlimited MySQL databases, CGI, Fast CGI, PHP 5, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, SSL, Curl, CPAN, GD Library, ImageMagick
- Intuitive control panel
HostGator boasts the most impressive average response time of any of the top web hosts, making it quicker for users to access your site. The web host also has a 99.9% uptime guarantee, which means your site is less likely to go down.
HostGator has a 45-day money-back guarantee, which covers what you paid for the web hosting, but does not cover things like domain name or custom software install fees.
HostGator provides one of the most comprehensive support system for its customers. It offers 24/7 phone, email and chat support, as well as 24/7 monitoring of its servers to make sure there are no issues with your website. HostGator also has a library of over 500 video tutorial to help you out with you site.