HostGator: Affordable and Reliable Web Hosting for Everyone!

HostGator is one of the world’s top 10 largest web hosting companies with more than 8,000,000 hosted domains. With HostGator, you will have different options that certainly cover your business site needs, starting from shared hosting, to VPS hosting, and ending with powerful dedicated servers.

HostGator Shared Hosting

If you are just starting out your blog or website, and you plan to use WordPress, it would make a lot of sense if you choose an affordable web hosting plan, like HostGator shared hosting, and enjoy great technical support.

HostGator Shared Hosting Plans

I personally recommend HostGator and BlueHost shared hosting for any one who is just starting.

This is exactly how I started my blog, it started at BlueHost, then HostGator shared hosting, and ended with VPS when traffic exceeded what shared hosting can handle.

HostGator VPS Hosting

The ability to pay exactly for what you need, upgraded, or downgrade your VPS hosting easily to match your needs. This is probably what makes HostGator VPS awesome.

HostGator VPS Levels

I had my blog hosted on HostGator VPS Level 6 for more than a year now, and it’s doing great so far.

HostGator Dedicated Servers

You can choose between managed Linux and Windows, it’s starting from $139 / month, this is something I would love to have, but didn’t have the need to a dedicated server yet.

From their site, here is why you should have your own dedicated web server.


A HostGator Dedicated Server is more than just a server, it is a fully managed solution designed to take your business to the next level. Not only do we give you management valued at over $100 but we also include cPanel for free with every dedicated server. Your server will be provisioned, secured, and typically delivered within 24 hours of purchase.

Having a dedicated server will provide your sites with a higher level of security, speed, and uptime. You will have the capability to go far beyond the resource limitations found in a shared hosting environment.

HostGator Support

Also, I have to mention that HostGator support team is great almost all the time, and they have been more than helpful during the last 3 years of hosting my sites with them.

Most of the technical support team members are familiar with WordPress, this is actually how they manage to be popular hosting company among WordPress users, and bloggers.

16 thoughts on “HostGator: Affordable and Reliable Web Hosting for Everyone!

  1. 5* rating from me. I’ve used it for clients with small markets and have had great success. I have not tried their dedicated hosting yet, but if they’re support is any indication to overall brand quality I would not hesitate.

  2. Hey Hesham, have to chime in on this one. I moved to Hostgator from GoDaddy and got rid of a bunch of problems I used to have. I am not sure what exactly used to cause them but they sure went away on Hostgator. But my favorite thing of all times was when I completely deleted ALL my sites by mistake. I mean everything. No back ups nothing. Guess what, Hostgator put it back up in about 1 hour for $15. That is AMAZING service.

  3. Hi Hesham,

    I saw the post on JustReTweet so thought I’d head over and offer my opinion.

    Just like Brankica, I had issues with my previous hosting company over my resource usage. I tried fixing it by removing all plugins, widgets and everything else that streamed. Still i had high CPU and was getting 500 error messages displayed instead of my blog. I was told by my hosting that I needed to upgrade to VPS @ £30 a month. Jumping from £80 a year to £30 a month wasn’t acceptable to me so I switched over to Hostgator, re-activated my plugins, widgets and everything else and NEVER had a problem.

    I find Hostgator support is simply fantastic and they’ve never left me waiting or wanting for anything.


  4. Hi Hesham,

    Nice review about HostGator, 5 Star rating from my side because I’m happy with HostGator. I had issues with my old host and I found their support very poor really it sucks, that’s why I moved to HostGator, its been 7 months and I’ve no single issue with them. HostGator support is awesome!

  5. Hostgator are good! Especially starting off, there support is good and the hosting seems good HOWEVER when the ***t hits the fan they run, just my opinion!

  6. I’ve been with hostgator for over three years and I have to say that they offer a great services at a fair price. Their support staff is easy to work with and knows a lot about wordpress and most of the popular themes/plugins out there. If you have an issue with your wordpress driven site they can usually figure out what the issue is and give some basic advice on how to fix it if the issue if it isn’t related to the web server.

    I have noticed lately some random server down time several times during the day and night. My server outage tools, report down and up time and I see that it goes down for a couple minutes at a time. But other than that, I am happy with the service and continue recommend them to my clients.

  7. my website hosting with hostgator. this one the best hosting services for me. I did’t see any major issues in their service.I am a satisfied customer of hostgator.

  8. Avoid if you can if your website is any part of generating your income. This companies’ tech support is lacking in basic web hosting knowledge, is under-trained and incapable.

  9. I was a happy customer of for a year with no issue with it’s hosting and software. But the hell broke down when I suddenly received a sms from by bank stating that my credit card had been charged 9770 INR under the name of hostgator. It turns out that hostgator automatically enrolls people to auto renewal of there hosting account. And charges the customer a premium price on a premium currency conversion rate. When applying for refund they refund in USD so making 10 USD free of cost in the processes.When on contacting support they say very arrogantly contact your bank we do not deal with money conversions.I can imagine if you do the same thing to 100,000 people.Making a 1 Million out of nowhere. I must say nice strategy my people at Dupping people of there hard earned money for their own selfish interest.

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