Hostgator is a privately owned web hosting company founded in 2002. According to Hostgator official claims, they provide hosting service for more than 1,000,000 websites and lead in hosting reseller accounts with over 20,000 resellers.
Why Hostgator is the Best Business Hosting?
There’s no other hosting company as good as Hostgator when it comes to business website hosting.
Free private SSL and dedicated IP address
To be frank, I’m extremely impressed with the features offered in Hostgator Business Hosting Plan. On top of free SSL certificate and a dedicated IP address (which is already a very huge plus ), you’ll get your own toll free numbers with Hostgator Business Hosting Plan.
Toll free numbers with free call credits
But that’s not the end of the story.
Each of these toll free number comes with 100 minutes of free call time per calendar month – that’s $4.90/mo worth free call credits for a $12.95/mo hosting plan. These features, with no doubt, put Hostgator one level above of any other hosting plan. They are, in fact, setting up new industry standard when the toll-free features are announce early year 2009.
So, in case you’re looking for a reliable web host that provides great value for your business website, look no further, Hostgator is the only choice.
Hostgator Business Hosting Features Review
Listed below are details for the Hostgator Business Hosting Plan.
|General Features||Software Supports||Addon Features|
|Pricing (24 mo)||$13.95/mo||Perl 5||Yes||Fantastico||Yes|
|Pricing (36 mo)||$12.95/mo||PHP 5||Yes||osCommerce||Yes|
|Storage||Unlimited||Ruby on Rails||Yes||Agora Cart||Yes|
|Bandwidth||Unlimited||Java script||Yes||Shared SSL||Yes|
|Email Acc||Unlimited||DHTML||Yes||Free Site Builder||Yes|
|mySQL||100||Frontpage Ext||Yes||Message Forum||Yes|
|Free Domain||No||CGI-BIN||Yes||Image Galleries||Yes|
|Addon Domain||Unlimited||SSI||Yes||Dedicated IP*||Yes|
|FTP Access||Unlimited||Private SSL*||Yes||Toll Free No.*||Yes|
*Note: Great business value – Only in Hostgator Business Hosting Plan!
Additional Promotion/Features in Hostgator Business Hosting
Besides Toll free number, free private SSL, and free dedicated IP; Hostgator Business Hosting Plan also comes with two great addon features – 1. You’ll get $50 Google Adwords credits for free; 2. Your hosting server will support ChiliSoft ASP programming. Both features provide better competitive advantages for your business website.
||Free $50 Google Adwords credits
Hostgator Uptime Review
From my record, Hostgator hosting yield over 99.9% in my record. I started tracking their server after setting up this blog and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I see the numbers – 99.93% server uptime. To be frank I knew they are good but I didn’t realise they are THIS GOOD. If what you want is a stable hosting server with fast response speed, and do not mind pay a little extra, then you don’t have to look anywhere beyond Hostgator.
For your reference, image on the right shows Hostgator server uptime for the past 7 days.
Hostgator Customers Feedbacks
Read customer feedbacks on Hostgator hosting service.
HostGator Rules! "Just wanted to say that I hardly ever ask questions in this forum because I hardly ever have any problems.
After a couple of happy years on a Standard Dedi from HG I am now moving to an Elite Dedi ….. and wow what a spec it’s got. HG rules!" – Kim Carter @ www.Carsena-Tech.net
HG rated 9.9/10 "Firstly, I would like to thank the staff that answered my pre-sales question and telling me the sites needed to do stuffs like buying a dedicated IP. Secondly, thanks to Brent for offering the eNom domain account and for the WHMCS License! I saw his post somewhere saying that he had to eat at cheaper restraunts to offer us such scripts.
In overall, I rate HG a 9.9/10! I think you guys are also the first to offer free transfers of domain and sites.
Keep up the good work!" – BlinkJet @ Mac 30, 2008.
Hostgator is the best web host for online business! "I’m not sure about others but I will not even look at other company hosting plan by now. Hostgator has the best business web hosting services and I’m very happy that I made a right choice on them." – Teddy @ DumbShoppers.com Jan 12, 2009.
HostGator: You Had Me At ‘Hello! "After coming from such a bad experience at GoDaddy I had to post and share how really great HostGator has been just in the few days I’ve been a member. I so very much appreciate the minimalist design with HostGator’s web presence, including the home page and cPanel. Anyone who has a domain or host account with GoDaddy knows how busy their site is! It’s a mess IMHO. Maybe I’m just imagining it but I really think my site with HostGator is snappier. True, the account is only 3 days old and it wasn’t a site transfer; just a clean fresh WordPress install. But even when my site was fresh with GoDaddy there seem to be some lag. Perhaps they install more accounts per server on their shared hosting then HostGator does? At any rate, thank you HostGator!! WOOHOO!!!" – kevo777 @ Mac 3, 2009.
Hostgator Rule! "The support of Host Gator really does rock. I got answers to my questions really easy and they were all willing to help no matter what. Thanks to Larry Ri, I shall stay with HostGator! Thank you HostGator! You RULE!!" – Yin @ September 27, 2009.
Finest Hosting Around! "I have had a number of hosting companies – and have two now. I want to say the HG is the finest I have ever had the pleasure to deal with." – richx @ Sept 12, 2009.
My 10 month review on Hostgator "Howdy all. This is the second time I’ve been w/ HG. The first time I simply outgrew my HG account and needed to get a dedicated server. I had since sold off my bandwidth/server-heavy websites and, again, went shopping for a shared environment. I rediscovered HG and have been a thankful customer for the past 10 months. I’ve only had to contact TechSupp on three or four occasions and, each time, was met with professionalism and courtesy. I’m hosting five sites with HG, one of them fairly traffic heavy with hits as high as 3k unique visitors in one day. The server’s been rock solid and the control panel is one of the best I’ve ever seen.
Keep up the excellent work, HG. I’ll be with y’all for a long while!" – Kory @ Dec 1, 2009
*Side Notes: Again, note that Hostgator is the only web hosting provider that offer free dedicated IP, private SSL, and toll free number. These great addon features are extremely valuable if you are running an ecommerce website. In case you would like to learn more about how Hostgator works from the insider, check out my recent interview with Hostgator Manager, Douglas Hanna.
Contact Hostgator Inc.
Address: 11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77092, United States of America