HostGator is one of the world's most popular web hosting companies. The company is based in Houston, Texas and has over 1,000 employees. HostGator is the hosting provider for over 2 million published websites.
HostGator hosts the majority of websites for its customers at two data centers in the United States. Most of the servers used by HostGator are based in Provo, Utah. HostGator has another data center at its headquarters in Houston.
The video review of HostGator's hosting service listed below provides many more details about the features and quality of HostGator plans and products.
HostGator Plans and Pricing
HostGator offers the assortment of web hosting plans that are standard for most of the popular web hosts, including shared web hosting, virtual private server (VPS) hosting, and dedicated servers.
HostGator separates its hosting products into two different categories: Hosting and PRO Hosting. The names of these two categories indicate the difference in level of "seriousness" of websites hosted on each on. The standard Hosting category includes several different shared hosting plans. The PRO Hosting plans include higher performing, higher priced VPS and dedicated server options that can be used by companies to host their own websites, or that can be used by people and companies who want to resell hosting to their own clients.
HostGator Web Hosting Plans
- Shared web hosting - an affordable solution for individuals or small businesses, budget-conscious people who
- VPS (virtual private server) hosting - an upgrade in performance and control from shared web hosting; also slightly higher priced.
- Dedicated server hosting -
Similar to many other popular web hosts, HostGator offers introductory pricing that is much lower than their normal pricing. When you choose one of their plans as a new customer, you get much lower pricing than when your initial plan period expires and you renew it. Also, you get a discount for paying in advance for hosting. Paying for three years of hosting in advance will give you the lowest price on many of HostGator's plans.
HostGator Shared Hosting Pricing
Pricing for HostGator shared hosting accounts starts at $2.75 per month, but that price is for new customers who pay for three years of hosting up front. If you're not a new customer, if you want to pay monthly, or when your plan renews, the lowest price you'll get (their standard price for basic shared hosting) is $6.75 per month.
HostGator has three different shared hosting plans, including the Hatchling Plan, the Baby Plan, and the Business Plan.
Pricing and some of the most essential details for the various HostGator shared hosting plans can be found in the image below.
HostGator PRO Hosting
HostGator PRO Hosting accounts include VPS and dedicated server accounts intended for more serious users of web hosting services, including companies and hosting resellers.
With their introductory pricing (as explained above), VPS hosting can be purchased for as low as $19.95 per month. Without the introductory pricing or if you're planning to pay monthly, that price goes up to $29.953 per month.
Here is a pricing overview (with introductory offers listed) of HostGator's VPS hosting plans.
HostGator VPS Plans and Pricing
The most advanced level of HostGator hosting plans are their dedicated server plans, which give you full control over a server that you essentially rent from them inside of one of their data centers.
Dedicated server plans with HostGator can be purchased started at $89.98 per month with an introductory offer and if you're willing to pay for three years of hosting at the time you sign-up. If you want to pay monthly, your lowest price for a dedicated server with HostGator is $159.99 per month.
Here is a summary of the details for HostGator's introductory offers for dedicated server hosting.
HostGator Dedicated Server Plans and Pricing
HostGator Customer Support
HostGator has 24/7/365 (all day/night, every day) support that allows you to contact them via telephone or online chat. They also provide a knowledge base for their hosting users (and anyone else who cares to read it) to understand the technical details of their hosting options.