Hostgator Hosting Plan Review

When it comes to Hostgator, you know you will be getting a great deal for the money you spend with them. Here are some users’ viewpoints and opinions about them in a Hostgator hosting plans review.

Hostgator has several types of plans that include reseller, shared, and dedicated hosting. All of these plans have included in them things like mySQL, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl, 4500 html, cPanel, Fantastico, templates for CSS and flash, site, database, transfer from other hosts, free domains, 24/7 support, 45 days on a money back guarantee, and more.

Support is included and consists of live chats online, email and phone. They also have a great tickets system for any repair orders you might have. They resolve to get these problems fixed in as quick a time as possible and still give that great customer service.

One user talked to Hostgator on the phone and asked them a lot of questions. They answered all his questions quickly. This is really great if you are not really a very technical person. Others stated that they too are happy with their service from Hostgator, and that they would not switch to anyone else.

Their cheapest hosting plan is a shared plan that costs you $7.95 per month. It has unlimited MB of web space, and unlimited MB of data transfers per month. You can host a multitude of websites on this one account at such a low rate.  Others have mentioned the low cost of what you get. There is truly a great deal of value here.

If you want to compare the hatchling, baby, and business plans, and know when you should choose a particular one, pay attention. If you only need one website, by all means go with the hatchling web hosting. It will be fine for a short time at least. By this I mean that if you plan to add more websites, you should move up to the baby plan. The baby plan allows for unlimited domains so that you can have as many websites as you want, and for not too much more money.  Hostgator even offers Hostgator discount coupons, just as Bluehost offers Bluehost promo codes.

The business plan is for those who need some serious add-on features for the Internet businesses they own. You really have to decide which the right one for you is, but for the majority of people, at least 99% of the time, the Baby plan is perfect.

Other users have commented on how reliable Hostgator hosting plans are. Hostgator tries to maintain almost 100% uptime (they are usually about 99.9%) so that you know you can count on them to give you great service at a great low price, too. They give you that guarantee that they will take care of any downtime issues or problems you might have, but very few users have reported any such problems of this sort.  Overall, Hostgator is a great service for your money, and you will get a lot of satisfaction out of using them for your web hosting needs.

HostGator Pricing

If you go to their website to look at web hosting prices, you will see that Hostgator pricing is quite reasonable. You get a remarkable number of features included with your web hosting package price so it ends up being a great deal of value you get for your money.

Hostgator features many ways to pay for your plan. They can work through PayPal or through other means such as credit cards, etc.  If you want to know how much their prices are, go to their website and look at their pricing chart.  It shows how much you pay at the regular price, and how much you pay after a coupon discount for the first payment. After the first one, you will pay the regular price. So, you can save some money upfront and then pay a low monthly fee.

Now let us take a look at Hostgator pricing. For the Hatchling plan, you can get various coupon codes and pay only $7.16 at first and $8.95 a month afterwards. This is with a 20% discount.  If you get the plan after the first year, it ends up being $6.95 a month, and you pay $66.72 for that year. Each year you add on gets cheaper; if you go with a 3 year plan, you end up paying $4.95 a month or $142.56 yearly. That is a really great inexpensive plan for most small businesses.

Next, you can move up to the Baby plan where you pay $9.95 per month, or $7.96 at the first payment. You can also move up the years of the plan so that you get cost savings just like with the Hatchling plan. For 3 years, you would pay $228.96 yearly, or $7.95 per month. Again, this is a great way to save money and still have a wonderful service.

You can then move up to a Business account which translates to $14.95 per month or $11.96 for the initial payment. The cost savings continue so that for a 3 year term, you will pay only $372.96 annually, or $12.95 per month. This is certainly a cost-effective way of having a business account.

There are many other levels that you can choose from including the Aluminum, Copper, Silver, Gold, and Diamond that offer various pricing plans. There is also a VPS plan and a Dedicated Servers pricing plan which is the same cost for either Linux or Windows. With the VPS, for each cPanel you add, there is an additional cost, and for extra IPs as well. There are different levels of VPS that are available to the business owner. The VPS plans range from a Level 1 of $19.95 per month to a Level 9 that is $209.95 per month without a cPanel. The Dedicated server plans range from a Basic service that is $174 a month normally, up to a Pro service that runs about $374 per month. All in all, these plans offer a big value for what you get: a service with exceptional customer service and desire to help your business grow.