Hostgator Review 2020

by Adam Preiser updated February 24, 2020

Hostgator is one of the oldest web hosting providers that offer lower price hosting plans and is owned by EIG.

Current Pricing: $3.95

Ease Of Use

7/10

Price / Value

7.5/10

Support

5/10

Hostgator Pros

  • FAST Web Hosting with FREE SSDs
  • FREE 1-click installer with 400+ applications
  • FREE cPanel for easy server management
  • FREE domain to get you started

Hostgator Cons

Hostgator has been around a long time and is owned by the largest website hosting conglomerate which means you can expect less than acceptable access to support and the support itself.

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Mostly known for their shared website hosting service, Hostgator also offers other hosting packages as well.

Hostgator Website Hosting Plans

Hostgators 3 main shared plans are their Hatchling Plan, Baby Plan, and Business Plan. The main difference between them is how many websites you can host and a free SSL security certificate.

Hostgator Features

Hostgator Managed WordPress Hosting

One of Hostgator's newer offer is managed WordPress hosting, designed to compete with WP Engine and the various other providers. However, it's still Hostgator.

Hostgator Coupon Discounts

Hostgator offers WPCrafter visitors a 25% off discount on new web hosting accounts.

Hostgator Review: Wrap Up

I have never really been a fan of Hostgator. I find their servers to be slow and unreliable. Factor in the poor experiences dealing with their support, I don’t anticipate using their service in the future.

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  1. Awesome video, I learn a lot from your resources. In the video, you recommended getting recommendations from real people, so I want your thoughts on a few things.

    Currently, I have the Hostgator Baby Plan, and I´ve been with them since September 2014. My only issue with them is site speed. Old PHP versions (version 5.6 on new WP installs), so a manual upgrade is required through .htaccess file. I am up for renewal in October this year. By then, I will like to get another hosting company.

    I need unlimited websites as I test plugins and themes before I implement those on production sites. I would love to have server-side caching. I reside in Norway, Europe, do any of the hosting companies have servers in Europe or are they US-based only, or can I solve this using a CDN-service.

    Should I go with a shared plan of a managed plan?

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