HostGator is known as one of the best (if not the best) web hosting providers. Even though they also provide other services like SSL certificates, domain registration and script installation, web hosting is their primary service.
At this time HostGator provides home to over 2,500,000 domains and has more than 300 employees. They offer 45 day money back guarantee. They also assure your website will be accessible 99.9% of time. HostGator is also known as a green hosting, meaning their servers are highly efficient and they also use renewable energy. Their support is known as one of the best in industry! You can request live chat support 24/7 and likewise phone support. Ticket support is also available.
HostGator offers a variety of dedicated, shared and reseller web hosting plans, so everyone can find something for themselves. All the plans include: unlimited disk space, bandwidth, MySQL databases, sub domains, FTP accounts, email accounts and a really easy to use control panel. Besides all that you get sitebuilding software, over 4500 templates, preprepared scripts and $50 Google AdWords Credit. All major programming languages are supported. Among those are: PHP, CGI, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails and they’re beta testing ASP support.
Their email accounts are also surprisingly fast. You get unlimited email accounts which you can access either via POP3 or IMAP (which also means, you can receive your email directly to your phone) protocol. Few web mail applications are provided for those that don’t use standard email applications: Horde, SquirrelMail and my personal favorite RoundCube. They also provide spam prevention system called SpamAssassin which is highly customizable and configurable.
HostGator received many awards in their 7+ years of providing web hosting services. Some of those are: About.com 2010 Reader’s Choice Award, Reviewhut.com’s Best WebHost of 2008 Award, HostReview.com TOP 10 Budget Hosting Award for years 2008 and 2009. They were also named 21st Fastest Growing Private Company in America in year 2008 and 239th Fastest Growing Private Company in America by Inc.
Prices vary from 4.95$/mo for shared “Hatchling” plan up to 374$ per month for dedicated server. Every now and then they promote their services by providing discount coupons. Using those coupons you can save great deal of money. For example – this way shared hosting can be had for free for first month. You can also save 20% on final price or get 25$ off. Discounts vary from 1.79$ for 1 month Hatchling plan up to 503.88$ for 1 year VPS.
Jake O’ Sullivan is an expert in web hosting and has been writing computer related articles for nearly 5 years now. If you’re interested in making HostGator web hosting even cheaper, be sure to use one of HostGator coupons that can be found on his website: http://couponhostgator.info.
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