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About

  • Unlimited Web Hosting Space & Web Traffic
  • Unlimited Domains on 1 Account
  • Unlimited POP3/IMAP, MySQL, FTP
  • Professional 24/7 Phone & E-Mail Support
  • 45-Day Money Back & 99.9% Uptime Guaranteed

HostGator is a world leading provider of web hosting. Since 2002, company is privately owned and based in Houston, Texas. Since then, HostGator has grown from a small hosting company with just three servers into a world leading and industry recognized hosting provider with more than 12,000 servers under management. The over five million domains hosted by HostGator make up approximately 1% of the world's Internet traffic. As a technology and product innovator, HostGator is able to provide its more than 400,000 customers with innovative products and services designed to complement their existing businesses. HostGator serves customers ranging from individual freelancers to Fortune 500 companies in more than 200 countries. The company is constantly working to improve and refine their service and support.

Shared

  • Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, and Email
  • FREE Site Building Tools and 4,500 Website Templates
  • FREE Shopping Cart Software
  • FREE Forums, Photo Galleries, Membership Scripts
  • 24/7/365 Award Winning Technical Support

Every web hosting plan at HostGator comes with a 45 day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and protected with enhanced security features. Their Unlimited plan is an easy and very straight forward way to get your company or just a blog online with Website Builder included in the package.

Reseller

  • UNLIMITED Domains, Bandwith, Space
  • UNLIMITED cPanel accounts
  • FREE Site Builder Software
  • PRIVATE Name Servers
  • FREE Billing Systems

It is easy, inexpensive and profitable to start your very own web hosting company. HostGator provides the full suite of tools and support needed to have your business up and running in only a few minutes. All of the reseller hosting plans let you create unlimited web sites under your own brand name, with their own prices, packages and features. As a HostGator reseller you will keep 100% of the money you collect. Control panels available in 22 languages.

Windows

  • Single Domain
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Plesk control panel
  • Shared SSL Certificate

HostGator Windows hosting includes the flexible and easy-to-use Parallels Plesk control panel, as well as unlimited subdomains, FTP accounts, and email addresses. Additional unlimited features include MySQL, Microsoft SQL, and Access Databases. All Windows hosting plans also include free website building tools, over 4,000 free website templates, one-click installs of many popular scripts, and many additional features!

Historical Rating
Years Months
Overall Reviews & Ratings
User-friendliness
Price
Reliability & Uptime
Software
Tech support
Average Rating

5 Stars (28)

4 Stars (26)

3 Stars (63)

2 Stars (142)

1 Stars (162)

N/A (4)

Total reviews : 425
The best experience I had with them was when I first signed up. From then on, it's been an absolute nightmare.
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HostGator Video Review
Historical Rating
Years Months
Overall Reviews & Ratings
User-friendliness
Price
Reliability & Uptime
Software
Tech support
Average Rating

5 Stars (28)

4 Stars (26)

3 Stars (63)

2 Stars (142)

1 Stars (162)

N/A (4)

Total reviews : 425
The best experience I had with them was when I first signed up. From then on, it's been an absolute nightmare.
GET EMBEDDED CODE
Easy to customize and add to your site

About

  • Unlimited Web Hosting Space & Web Traffic
  • Unlimited Domains on 1 Account
  • Unlimited POP3/IMAP, MySQL, FTP
  • Professional 24/7 Phone & E-Mail Support
  • 45-Day Money Back & 99.9% Uptime Guaranteed

HostGator is a world leading provider of web hosting. Since 2002, company is privately owned and based in Houston, Texas. Since then, HostGator has grown from a small hosting company with just three servers into a world leading and industry recognized hosting provider with more than 12,000 servers under management. The over five million domains hosted by HostGator make up approximately 1% of the world's Internet traffic. As a technology and product innovator, HostGator is able to provide its more than 400,000 customers with innovative products and services designed to complement their existing businesses. HostGator serves customers ranging from individual freelancers to Fortune 500 companies in more than 200 countries. The company is constantly working to improve and refine their service and support.

Shared

  • Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, and Email
  • FREE Site Building Tools and 4,500 Website Templates
  • FREE Shopping Cart Software
  • FREE Forums, Photo Galleries, Membership Scripts
  • 24/7/365 Award Winning Technical Support

Every web hosting plan at HostGator comes with a 45 day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and protected with enhanced security features. Their Unlimited plan is an easy and very straight forward way to get your company or just a blog online with Website Builder included in the package.

Reseller

  • UNLIMITED Domains, Bandwith, Space
  • UNLIMITED cPanel accounts
  • FREE Site Builder Software
  • PRIVATE Name Servers
  • FREE Billing Systems

It is easy, inexpensive and profitable to start your very own web hosting company. HostGator provides the full suite of tools and support needed to have your business up and running in only a few minutes. All of the reseller hosting plans let you create unlimited web sites under your own brand name, with their own prices, packages and features. As a HostGator reseller you will keep 100% of the money you collect. Control panels available in 22 languages.

Windows

  • Single Domain
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Plesk control panel
  • Shared SSL Certificate

HostGator Windows hosting includes the flexible and easy-to-use Parallels Plesk control panel, as well as unlimited subdomains, FTP accounts, and email addresses. Additional unlimited features include MySQL, Microsoft SQL, and Access Databases. All Windows hosting plans also include free website building tools, over 4,000 free website templates, one-click installs of many popular scripts, and many additional features!

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  • Unlimited Web Hosting Space & Web Traffic
  • Unlimited Domains on 1 Account
  • Unlimited POP3/IMAP, MySQL, FTP
  • Professional 24/7 Phone & E-Mail Support
  • 45-Day Money Back & 99.9% Uptime Guaranteed

HostGator is a world leading provider of web hosting. Since 2002, company is privately owned and based in Houston, Texas. Since then, HostGator has grown from a small hosting company with just three servers into a world leading and industry recognized hosting provider with more than 12,000 servers under management. The over five million domains hosted by HostGator make up approximately 1% of the world's Internet traffic. As a technology and product innovator, HostGator is able to provide its more than 400,000 customers with innovative products and services designed to complement their existing businesses. HostGator serves customers ranging from individual freelancers to Fortune 500 companies in more than 200 countries. The company is constantly working to improve and refine their service and support.

  • Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, and Email
  • FREE Site Building Tools and 4,500 Website Templates
  • FREE Shopping Cart Software
  • FREE Forums, Photo Galleries, Membership Scripts
  • 24/7/365 Award Winning Technical Support

Every web hosting plan at HostGator comes with a 45 day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and protected with enhanced security features. Their Unlimited plan is an easy and very straight forward way to get your company or just a blog online with Website Builder included in the package.

  • UNLIMITED Domains, Bandwith, Space
  • UNLIMITED cPanel accounts
  • FREE Site Builder Software
  • PRIVATE Name Servers
  • FREE Billing Systems

It is easy, inexpensive and profitable to start your very own web hosting company. HostGator provides the full suite of tools and support needed to have your business up and running in only a few minutes. All of the reseller hosting plans let you create unlimited web sites under your own brand name, with their own prices, packages and features. As a HostGator reseller you will keep 100% of the money you collect. Control panels available in 22 languages.

  • Single Domain
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Plesk control panel
  • Shared SSL Certificate

HostGator Windows hosting includes the flexible and easy-to-use Parallels Plesk control panel, as well as unlimited subdomains, FTP accounts, and email addresses. Additional unlimited features include MySQL, Microsoft SQL, and Access Databases. All Windows hosting plans also include free website building tools, over 4,000 free website templates, one-click installs of many popular scripts, and many additional features!

Historical Rating
Years Months
Overall Reviews & Ratings
User-friendliness
Price
Reliability & Uptime
Software
Tech support
Average Rating

5 Stars (28)

4 Stars (26)

3 Stars (63)

2 Stars (142)

1 Stars (162)

N/A (4)

Total reviews : 425
The best experience I had with them was when I first signed up. From then on, it's been an absolute nightmare.
GET EMBEDDED CODE
Easy to customize and add to your site

Customers' Reviews

425
Lowest Security, Even top brass does not listen

Hosted 2 website. First one was hosted 2 years ago, speed of the website was very slow & loaded in 20-30 sec. We perfected all the codes & fulfill all requirements to increase the speed, still it was slow. I always put doubt on my developer. Had to scrap that. In Nov' 2016, I hosted another website and it got hacked. Customer care suggested measures to clean the codes, which we followed & got it resolved. This happened for more than 5 times. Everytime, we complain to customer care we got standard reply "Delete the files, update plugins, CMS etc" (whereas we are not using any plugins, CMS. It is a core code structure with security intact). Last time after getting confirmation from customer care that files are clean and not infected, I changed the password and did not shared it with anyone. However, the website was again hacked. Asking reasons from the customer care, I did not get any reply. Email to CEO Brent Oxley & and other seniors did not illicit any reply. AVOID!!!!!!!!!!!

Rating : 1.6 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

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Lowest Security, Even top brass does not listen

Hosted 2 website. First one was hosted 2 years ago, speed of the website was very slow & loaded in 20-30 sec. We perfected all the codes & fulfill all requirements to increase the speed, still it was slow. I always put doubt on my developer. Had to scrap that. In Nov' 2016, I hosted another website and it got hacked. Customer care suggested measures to clean the codes, which we followed & got it resolved. This happened for more than 5 times. Everytime, we complain to customer care we got standard reply "Delete the files, update plugins, CMS etc" (whereas we are not using any plugins, CMS. It is a core code structure with security intact). Last time after getting confirmation from customer care that files are clean and not infected, I changed the password and did not shared it with anyone. However, the website was again hacked. Asking reasons from the customer care, I did not get any reply. Email to CEO Brent Oxley & and other seniors did not illicit any reply. AVOID!!!!!!!!!!!

Rating : 1.6 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

Thieves Who Are Terrible At Security

A client of mine had hosting at Host Gator. I took over his hosting and developed some sites for him. I was weary of using HostGator, as I've always considered their hosting to be sub-par. Long story short, his sites kept getting hacked and HostGator would take them down and replace them with a suspended page. I'd contact them and they'd say we'd need to buy some other service to secure the site, because my code was causing the site to get hacked. Never mind the fact that I work as a web developer for a news company and run 65+ sites that get 110+ million sessions per month with zero hacking issues. Moved the clients sites to my own server, after these issues, and he hasn't been hacked since and his sites have been up the whole time. After we tried to cancel his plan with HostGator and they refuse to give a refund even though he has a ton more time on his plan. They're thieves and scammers. I'm asking you stay away. In fact, I'm begging you to stay away, for the sake of your sanity!

Rating : 1.4 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

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Thieves Who Are Terrible At Security

A client of mine had hosting at Host Gator. I took over his hosting and developed some sites for him. I was weary of using HostGator, as I've always considered their hosting to be sub-par. Long story short, his sites kept getting hacked and HostGator would take them down and replace them with a suspended page. I'd contact them and they'd say we'd need to buy some other service to secure the site, because my code was causing the site to get hacked. Never mind the fact that I work as a web developer for a news company and run 65+ sites that get 110+ million sessions per month with zero hacking issues. Moved the clients sites to my own server, after these issues, and he hasn't been hacked since and his sites have been up the whole time. After we tried to cancel his plan with HostGator and they refuse to give a refund even though he has a ton more time on his plan. They're thieves and scammers. I'm asking you stay away. In fact, I'm begging you to stay away, for the sake of your sanity!

Rating : 1.4 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

Rubbish!

The following was left as feedback for Hostgator following a lengthy and frustrating attempt to set up a site and resolve issues encountered along the way... "Charged twice, unable to set up email associated with wordpress site, and after waiting for 7 minutes, for online 'chat' Cassandra M apparently 'joined the chat', but remained resolutely mute throughout. Absolutely rubbish service. Off to cancel my subscriptions and paste this comment into a review site now." Pasted, done, now off to find another host...

Rating : 1.4 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

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Rubbish!

The following was left as feedback for Hostgator following a lengthy and frustrating attempt to set up a site and resolve issues encountered along the way... "Charged twice, unable to set up email associated with wordpress site, and after waiting for 7 minutes, for online 'chat' Cassandra M apparently 'joined the chat', but remained resolutely mute throughout. Absolutely rubbish service. Off to cancel my subscriptions and paste this comment into a review site now." Pasted, done, now off to find another host...

Rating : 1.4 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

Horrible Experience

Credit card erroneously charged for services not requested multiple times. We then removed the card to pay manually each month instead of automatic payments and then decided to pay 6 months in advance. We are now into the 5th pre-paid month and so far our site has been taken down 4 times because of what they say is non-payment. Spend an hour on the phone before getting help each time but given profuse apologies each time for their error. Nothing changes. RUN FROM HOST GATOR!!!!!

Rating : 1.2 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

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Horrible Experience

Credit card erroneously charged for services not requested multiple times. We then removed the card to pay manually each month instead of automatic payments and then decided to pay 6 months in advance. We are now into the 5th pre-paid month and so far our site has been taken down 4 times because of what they say is non-payment. Spend an hour on the phone before getting help each time but given profuse apologies each time for their error. Nothing changes. RUN FROM HOST GATOR!!!!!

Rating : 1.2 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

Page Deletion

Hundreds of website pages and information was deleted from Hostgator after 1 month of non payment. So disappointed!

Rating : 1.8 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

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Page Deletion

Hundreds of website pages and information was deleted from Hostgator after 1 month of non payment. So disappointed!

Rating : 1.8 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

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