HostGator Web Hosting Review & Coupons


Hostgator is my Most-Best pick. I've had two accounts ( and them for going on two years now and they haven't failed me yet. I love that I can get a quick knowledgeable and polite response in an instant via chat. Their uptime is flawless, and the price for their package is competitive and generous.

HostGator Web Hosting Review

HostGator Overview:

HostGator has been in business since 1996, hosting over 250,000 domains in that time. I've had two accounts with them for almost two years, a dedicated "elite" server as well as a shared "baby" account. In that time I haven't had an unhappy moment. Their 24/7 phone, chat, and email support is lightning quick, friendly and knowledgeable. Their prices are reasonable for their generous hosting packages.

HostGator Value:

The HostGator basic "Hatchling" plan is a great deal. At $4.95/mo for 350 Gigs of storage, 3000 Gigs of transfer, and 2500 emails this is one of the better hosting packages in the industry. The "Baby" and the "Swamp" both more stroage, unlimited emails, and the swamp offers unlimited transfer. Despite those stats being the first thing webmasters look for, most of us will never use anywhere near that much storage or bandwidth capacity, so the "Hatchling" plan should suit most webmasters just fine. The only thjing I don't like about Hostgator is their domain prices. Most hosting companyies offer free domain for the life of the hosting account, but at Hostgator domains are a pricy $15/year. Hey, if you're gonna charge us for them, at least make it a more competitive $7-$10/yr.

HostGator Customer Service:

HostGator offers the requisite 24/7 toll-free, email, and chat support that are a requirement for any respectable hosting company (at least any company thhat wants to make it onto our list). Quick responses average less than 25 minutes by email and hold times are under 3 minutes by phone, any time day or night. But my personal favorite is chat, where not only do you get a service rep in under a minute, but they are often more knowledgeable than the typical level 2 support, and can often get my problem solved right then and there instread of having it escalated to a level 1 admin.

HostGator Reliability

HostGator has an impressive 99.9% uptime guarantee with UPS and generator backup, state-of-the-art security and disaster protection. In addition, they're so certain of your satisfaction that they offer a 30-day money-back gurantee. If, afteer 30 days, you aren't satisfied with HostGator's level of service then you are entitled to a full refund. In the two years I've been with them I haven't had a site go down once. Hostgator is the hosting company I trust to host my dedicated server, on which I have hundreds of domains and dozens of sites. They haven't once let me down.

 HostGator Hosting Plans

plan price domain setup storage emails transfer domains
hatchling: $4.85 $15 free 350GB 2500 3000 1
baby: $7.85 $15 free 600GB unlimited 6000 unlimited
Business: $12.85 $15 free 1000GB unlimited unlimited unlimited