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.
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.
This is exactly how I started my blog FamousBloggers.net, it started at BlueHost, then HostGator shared hosting, and ended with VPS when traffic exceeded what shared hosting can handle.
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.
I had my blog FamousBloggers.net hosted on HostGator VPS Level 6 for more than a year now, and it’s doing great so far.
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.
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.