HostGator Shared Hosting Review

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Do want to purchase Shared Hosting from Hostgator and looking for a true HostGator Shared Hosting Review. Then you have come to the right place because here I’m going to share my 1-year site Hosting Experience with HostGator Shared Hosting Baby Plan.

HostGator Shared Hosting Review

When we start our blogging journey we always look for a cheap and reliable WordPress hosting service. And first check SiteGround, Bluehost(Review) and HostGator Hosting service. They are leaders in the Shared Webhosting service and everyone who are going to start a website, definitely look for their hosting plans. And when you get cheap price on HostGator than other webhosts then you first prefer to go with HostGator.

HostGator Shared Hosting Review

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HostGator Shared Hosting review

As I said above when we think to purchase a hosting first we want to go to with cheap & reliable WordPress hosting. So we first check HostGator Shared Hosting Price for a starter site. Currently, HostGator is providing Shared Hosting in 3 Plans: Hatchling, Baby, Business Plan. All three plans come with One-click WordPress installer, Unlimited data storage, and Unmetered Bandwidth. Then what is the main difference between of these, take a look:

Hatchling Plan: With the HostGator Hatchling plan, you can host only one site on Shared Hosting. In this scheme, you will be given the facility of one-click install. You will be able to easily Create WordPress Website in your Hosting. With this, you will also get Unmetered Bandwidth, Free SSL Certificate, Free Domain.

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Baby Plan: This plan allows you to host multiple sites on Shared Hosting. You can host Unlimited Domains in Baby Plan. It includes One-Click WordPress Install, Free SSL Certificate and Free Domain Name with Annual Plan.

Business Plan: With Business plan you can host multiple websites and along with this HostGator offers free private SSL and a Dedicated free IP. In this, you will also be given Free SEO Tools. With the help of which you will be able to improve the SEO of your website easily.

So if you want to host a single site on HostGator then Hatchling Plan is best, And if you are thinking to host your multiple sites on HostGator then go with Baby Plan. And if you want a free SSL and a Dedicated IP then Business Plan will be suited for you.

HostGator Shared Hosting user review

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Price:

  • Hatchling Plan: HostGator Hatchling plan price starting at $2.75/month
  • Baby Plan: Baby Shared Hosting price starting at $3.95/month.
  • Business Plan: Business plan is available starting at $5.95/month.

Above HostGator shared hosting price is only for regular customers, but HostGator gives a high discount (between 25% to 75%) on regular hosting price to all new users. So if you’re going to purchase web hosting from HostGator then first visit our HostGator discount page with that you can get up to 75% off on all hosting plans (including Shared, WordPress, Cloud, VPS and Dedicated server hosting).

Server Uptime:

With the HostGator Shared Hosting, you’ll get 99.9% server uptime guarantee. And also server performance is quite good. When the server upgradation is running, you can’t determine downtime of your site without using any third-party service because they upgrade the server quickly between 1 or 1½ minutes. So if your site down 1 minute 30 seconds daily then your monthly downtime is approx 45 minutes, And the yearly downtime is 540 minutes or we can say 9 hours. So if your site goes down for only 9 hours in 12 months of period then it is not so bad because no one Shared host can give 100% server uptime guarantee.

I also used Hostgator Baby Shared Hosting for 1 year. And during the 1 year period, my site went down 3 times only, And the downtime was more than 1 hour. Two times were my fault because I had done bad configure to my site and one-time downtime came from HostGator. I tried to contact them via live chat support but the message comes customer care representatives are busy now wait for some time But after sometimes the downtime problem has been solved automatically.

Site Speed & performance:

In terms of performance, HostGator beats many other Shared host. HostGator shared hosting servers are well managed for WordPress site and always provide fastest response time. So you’ll not face site speed & performance related issue. So for quick pageload time, we have also done a test:

Pageload time result with HostGator Baby Shared Hosting Plan:

GTmetrix speed test results: Page Load Time 0.8 second only.

Pingdom Tools speed test: Page Load Time 414 ms = 0.414 second.

Note: If you want to get better performance on shared hosting plan then you can use Genesis Theme, free Cloudflare CDN and a good Cache plugin such as W3 Total cache, WP-Super cache, and Comet Cache plugin. Then you’ll not face any performance-related issue on any Shared Hosting as well on High traffic site.

HostGator Support:

HostGator provides 24/7/365 Phone, LiveChat, Email Support. This is only placed where you’ll feel little a bit problem because many times they sucking everyone because you can’t get your answer immediately. When you contact them with Live Chat support then most of the time you’ll get customer care representative are busy now message. So you’ll need to keep patience to get support from HostGator team.

Conclusion:

HostGator Shared Hosting plans are quite good for a starting site. Means if you have a site that doesn’t have high traffic or you are now just building a new site than the HostGator Shared Hosting is good.

Pros:

Affordable in price, reliable in Web hosting market, performance.

Cons:

Sometimes you’ll face support related issue but they will solve your support ticket after getting in touch. However support is not only HostGator problem, if you go with other hosts then I also want to clarify that no one shared host available which can provide better support in cheap price. However, I found Siteground. They have maintained their shared hosting performance, service, and support on top in the industry.

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