HostGator Reviews 2020

HostGator is a public limited company founded in October 2002 by Brent Oxley who was a student at Florida Atlantic University. In the year 2006, HostGator had passed the 200,000 registered domains. That time, The company moved from the original office in Boca Raton, Florida. And now it has 20,000 square foot building in Houston, Texas, United States. The company opened its first international office in Canada by June 2006. In the year 2008, HostGator prepared for the competition with other companies and providing "unlimited" hosting services. In that time, "Brent Oxley" (Founder of HostGator) suggested that this action increased sales by at least 30%. In the year 2010, A new office was added in Austin, Texas. And in 2010, HostGator started business in India.
13 July 2012, HostGator was sold to "Endurance International Group" (EIG) for an aggregate purchase price of $299.8 million. In 2015, HostGator launched Optimized WP (WordPress), a set of tools for building, maintaining and customizing WordPress websites.



2. How much does HostGator domain cost?


HostGator domain is a little bit expensive than Bluehost. If you talking about top-level domain price it is 1 dollar higher than Bluehost.


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For example, Normally .COM domain is $11.99 in Bluehost and in HostGator its $12.95. And if you need "Privacy Protection" for your domain then you have to pay more than Bluehost. "Privacy Protection" cost in Bluehost is $11.88 per year. On the other hand, this cost in HostGator is $14.95 per year. So total cost of Domain for 1 year in HostGator $27.90 compare to Bluehost $23.87.

If you need just domain then i will recommend you go for Bluehost.


Free Domain on HostGator:

HostGator is now offering free domain registration for the first year if you purchased Cloud, Shared, and Optimized WordPress hosting plans. After one year you have to pay for your domain.



3. What is shared hosting?

Shared hosting is a type of web hosting that sees multiple web sites living on a single server. In this type of setup, Multiple sites share the server resources, so Site "X" gets a huge number of traffic unfortunately, then it impacts on Site "Y"s performance. So if you looking for a hosting in a affordable or reasonable price then Shared hosting can be your better choice. But if you need more server resources and powerful hosting then you need to go the VPS or dedicated hosting.



3. What are HostGator shared hosting plans?


HostGator now offers 3 different kinds of shared hosting plans with 1-year free domain subscription. It starts from $2.75 per month to $5.95 per month. These are:


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  • Hatchling Plan.
  • Baby Plan.
  • Business Plan.

Hatching Plan

Hatching Plans comes with only $2.75 per month. You can add only one domain here. It has  "Unlimited Storage" "One-Click WordPress Installs" full control of WordPress/cPanel and free Website Transfer. It also has "Unlimited Bandwidth" with Free "SSL Certificate".
If you chose 36-month billing cycle then you will get 60.50% off which is only $2.75 per month for 3 years. After 3 years you have to pay $6.95 per month. You can also choose 2 years, 1 year, 6,3 or 1-month billing cycle.

Billing Cycle      Cost          Discount
36 months         $2.75/m      60.50% off
24 months         $3.45/m      56.60% off
12 months         $3.95/m      55.87% off
  6 months         $10.95/m    No
  3 months         $10.95/m    No
  1 month           $10.95/m    No

Baby Plan

Baby plan is the most popular and affordable shared hosting plan of HostGator. It gives the opportunity to add unlimited domain. You can add unlimited domain here. It has  "Unlimited Storage" "One-Click WordPress Installs" full control of WordPress/cPanel and free Website Transfer. Also has "Unlimited Bandwidth" with Free "SSL Certificate".
If you chose 36-month billing cycle then you will get 60.30% off which is only $3.95 per month for 3 years. After 3 years you have to pay $9.95 per month. You can also choose 2 years, 1 year, 6,3 or 1-month billing cycle.


Billing Cycle      Cost          Discount
36 months         $3.95/m      60.30% off
24 months         $4.95/m      54.79% off
12 months         $5.95/m      50.21% off
  6 months         $11.95/m    No
  3 months         $11.95/m    No
  1 month           $11.95/m    No


Business Plan

Business Plan is the high performing and last shared hosting of HostGator It also gives the opportunity to add unlimited domain. So you can run lots of websites within one hosting plan. You will get all the facility of Hatching plan and Baby plan plus some extra features. This plan gives "Free Upgrade to Positive SSL" "Free Dedicated IP" and "Free SEO Tools".
If you chose 36-month billing cycle then you will get 60.20% off which is only $5.95 per month for 3 years. After 3 years you have to pay $14.95 per month. You can also choose 2 years, 1 year, 6,3 or 1-month billing cycle.


Billing Cycle     Cost          Discount
36 months         $5.95/m      60.20% off
24 months         $6.95/m      56.43% off
12 months         $7.95/m      53.10% off
  6 months         $16.95/m    No
  3 months         $16.95/m    No
  1 month           $16.95/m    No


5. What is VPS Web Hosting?

For the people who need more server power VPS is for them. This is the short form of "Virtual Private server". VPS hosting also sees multiple sites on a single server but this number is limited. You need to pay more money for VPS hosting and you will get return more server power. For example, Your website has lots of traffic and you expect more high traffic, so you want more server power But you do not want to pay for Dedicated server which is more expensive than Normal shared hosting. Then VPS (Virtual Private Server) can be your best choice.


6. What are HostGator VPS hosting plans?

HostGator offers you Linux based VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting which is starting from $19.95 per month.
HostGator VPS hosting plans:


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  • Snappy 2000
  • Snappy 4000
  • Snappy 8000

Snappy 2000

Snappy 2000 VPS hosting plan comes with only $19.95 per month if you get 75.05% off offer with Free 1 Year Domain Registration on select annual plans. You can add "Unlimited Domain" here with "120 GB" Disk space and 1.5 TB Bandwidth. This server runs with 2 GB of RAM and 2 Cores CPU.
If you chose 36-month billing cycle then you will get 75.05% off which is only $19.95 per month for 3 years. After 3 years you have to pay $79.95 per month. You can also chose 2 years, 1 year, 6,3 or 1-month billing cycle.

Billing Cycle      Cost           Discount
36 months          $19.95/m      75.05% off
24 months          $24.95/m      68.79% off
12 months          $23.95/m      70.04% off
  6 months          $29.95/m      62.54% off 
  3 months          $29.95/m      62.54% off 
  1 month            $29.95/m      62.54% off
After Discount billing cycle is over Snappy 2000 Plan renews cost $79.95 per month.


Snappy 4000

Snappy 4000 VPS hosting Plan starting at $29.95 per month if you get 75.03% off offer with Free 1 Year Domain Registration on select annual plans. "Unlimited Domain" can be added here with "165 GB" Disk space and 2 TB Bandwidth. This server runs with 4 GB of RAM and 2 Cores CPU which is pretty much powerful.
If you chose 36-month billing cycle then you will get 75.035% off which is only $29.95 per month for 3 years. After 3 years you have to pay $119.95 per month. You can also chose 2 years, 1 year, 6,3 or 1-month billing cycle.

Billing Cycle      Cost           Discount
36 months          $29.95/m      75.03% off
24 months          $32.95/m      72.53% off
12 months          $34.95/m      70.86% off
  6 months          $59.95/m      50.02% off 
  3 months          $59.95/m      50.02% off 
  1 month            $59.95/m      50.02% off
After Discount billing cycle is over Snappy 4000 Plan renews cost $119.95 per month.


Snappy 8000

Snappy 8000 VPS hosting plan comes with only $39.95 per month if you get 75.36% off offer with Free 1 Year Domain Registration on select annual plans. You can also add "Unlimited Domain" and "240 GB" Disk space and 3 TB Bandwidth. This server runs with 8 GB of RAM and 4 Cores CPU which is more powerful from any other VPS hosting plans.
If you chose 36-month billing cycle then you will get 73.36% off which is only $39.95 per month for 3 years. After 3 years you have to pay $149.95 per month. You can also choose 2 years, 1 year, 6,3 or 1-month billing cycle.

Billing Cycle      Cost            Discount
36 months          $39.95/m       73.36% off
24 months          $49.95/m       66.69% off
12 months          $59.95/m       60.02% off
  6 months          $119.94/m     20.01% off 
  3 months          $119.99/m     19.98% off 
  1 month            $119.99/m     19.98% off
After Discount billing cycle is over Snappy 8000 Plan renews cost $149.95 per month.



7. What is Dedicated Web Hosting?

Dedicated web hosting is powered by high performing CPU. In HostGator it starts from 4 core CPU and 8 GB of RAM. Dedicated web hosting is more powerful than VPS hosting. It also known as "Dedicated server hosting". If you need more powerful hosting than VPS hosting, Then Dedicated web hosting can be a better option for you.

8. What are HostGator Dedicated web hosting plans?

HostGator's Dedicated server hosting comes with both Linux and Windows platforms. There are very few hosting companies who perform well and offers both operation system.
HostGator offers 3 different Dedicated hosting plans:


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  • Value Server
  • Power Server
  • Enterprise Server

Value Server

Value Server Dedicated web hosting plan starts from $89.98 per month if you chose 52.39% off offer for 3 years and get "Free 1 Year Domain Registration". This server powered by 4 Core / 8 Thread Intel Xenon-D CPU with 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB HDD. This server is available with Linux and Windows platform. Here you will get all the facilities of VPS hosting. All the dedicated server plans have unlimited Bandwidth.
If you chose 3 Year / 36-month package with 52.39% off offer then you have to pay $89.98 per month. After 3 years later the plan renews $189 per month. There are 5 more billing cycles available respectively 24 months, 12 months, 6 months, 3 months and 1 month.

Billing Cycle      Cost           Discount
36 months          $89.98/m      52.39% off
24 months          $99.98/m      47.10% off
12 months          $109.98/m    41.81% off
  6 months          $139.99/m    25.93% off 
  3 months          $149.99/m    20.64% off 
  1 month            $159.99/m    15.35% off
After Discount billing cycle is over Value server Plan renews cost $189 per month.


Power Server

Power server is the second powerful server of Dedicated web hosting. This plan starts at $119.89 per month if you chose 36-month billing cycle. You can also get Free 1-year domain registration. This server is powered by 8 core / 16 Thread Intel Xenon-D CPU with 16 GB of RAM and 2 TB HDD or 512 GB SSD. This server is also available in both Linux and Windows platforms. In this plan you will get all the facilities of value server.
Choosing 3 years billing cycle you will get 51.85% off ($119.89 per month). After 3 years later the plan renewing cost will be $249 per month. You can also choose 24 months, 12 months, 6 months, 3 months and 1-month billing cycle.


Billing Cycle      Cost           Discount
36 months          $119.89/m    51.85% off
24 months          $129.98/m    47.80% off
12 months          $139.99/m    43.78% off
  6 months          $189.99/m    23.70% off 
  3 months          $200 /m        19.68% off 
  1 month            $209.98/m    15.67% off
After Discount billing cycle is over Value server Plan renewing cost $249 per month.



Enterprise Server

Enterprise server is the most powerful dedicated server of HostGator. If you chose 36 months billing cycle then this plan starting at $139.99 per month with 1-year free domain registration. This server is powered by 8 core / 16 Thread Intel Xenon-D CPU with 30 GB of RAM and 1 TB SSDThis server is also available in both Linux and Windows platforms. In this plan, you will get all the facilities of Power and value server.
In 3-year billing cycle, you have to pay $139.99 per month. After 3 years later the renewing cost will be $289 per month. 24 months, 12 months, 6 months, 3 months and 1-month billing cycle are available in Enterprise server dedicated hosting.


Billing Cycle      Cost           Discount
36 months          $139.99/m    51.56% off
24 months          $149.99/m    48.10% off
12 months          $159.99/m    44.64% off
  6 months          $229.99/m    20.42% off 
  3 months          $239.99 /m   16.96% off 
  1 month            $249.98/m    13.50% off
After Discount billing cycle is over Value server Plan renewing cost $289 per month.


9. What are HostGator WordPress Hosting plans?

HostGator gives the opportunity to install  WordPress CMS (Content Management System) onto any of its servers. But, HostGator also offers three different tiers of managed WordPress web hosting:


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  • Starter Plan
  • Standard Plan
  • Business Plan

Starter Plan

Starter plan is the basic hosting plan of WordPress hosting service. You can get 1-year free domain registration with annual billing cycle. Only one site can be added here. Monthly Bandwidth is 100k visits with 1GB backups. You can also get Free SSL Certificate.
This plan starting at $5.95 per month if you chose 36 months billing cycle. There are more 5 billing cycles available.

Billing Cycle      Cost          Discount
36 months         $5.95/m      40.20% off
24 months         $6.95/m      36.53% off
12 months         $7.95/m      38.61% off
  6 months         $14.95/m    No
  3 months         $14.95/m    No
  1 month           $14.95/m    No
After Discount billing cycle is over Starter Plan renewing cost $9.95 per month.



Standard Plan

Standard Plan is the second hosting plan of WordPress. In this plan, you can add 2 sites and monthly visits limit 200k with 2GB Backups. It has 1-year free domain registration with Free SSL certificate.
This plans starting at $7.95 per month if you chose 36-month offer.


Billing Cycle      Cost          Discount
36 months         $7.95/m      50.16% off
24 months         $8.95/m      47.20% off
12 months         $9.95/m      44.57% off
  6 months         $20.95/m    No
  3 months         $20.95/m    No
  1 month           $20.95/m    No
After Discount billing cycle is over Standard Plan renewing cost $15.95 per month.


Business Plan

Business plan comes with 3 and 5 sites. Both packages have different prices. If you go for Business plan with 3 sites then you have to pay $9.95 per month with 36 months billing cycle. And Business plan with 5 sites it is $11.95 per month choosing of 36 month billing cycle.

Business Plan with 3 sites.
Billing Cycle      Cost          Discount
36 months         $9.95/m      56.64% off
24 months         $10.95/m    54.28% off
12 months         $11.95/m    52.10% off
  6 months         $27.95/m    No
  3 months         $27.95/m    No
  1 month           $27.95/m    No
After Discount billing cycle is over Business Plan 3 sites renewing cost will be $22.95 per month.

Business Plan with 5 sites.
Billing Cycle      Cost          Discount
36 months         $11.95/m    57.25% off
24 months         $12.95/m    55.27% off
12 months         $13.95/m    53.42% off
  6 months         $31.95/m    No
  3 months         $31.95/m    No
  1 month           $31.95/m    No
After Discount billing cycle is over Business Plan 5 sites renewing cost will be $27.95 per month.

Pro plans With 10 Sites.
Billing Cycle      Cost          Discount
36 months         $22.95/m    58.23% off
24 months         $23.95/m    57.19% off
12 months         $24.95/m    56.19% off
  6 months         $59.95/m    No
  3 months         $59.95/m    No
  1 month           $59.95/m    No

Pro Plan - 10 Sites renewing cost is $58.23 per month.

Pro plans With 10 Sites.
Billing Cycle      Cost          Discount
36 months         $33.95/m    54.70% off
24 months         $34.95/m    54.58% off
12 months         $35.95/m    56.13% off
  6 months         $91.95/m    No
  3 months         $91.95/m    No
  1 month           $91.95/m    No

Pro Plan - 20 Sites renewing cost is $74.95 per month.


10. What are HostGator Cloud Hosting plans?

HostGator also offers 3 different Cloud Hosting. Which are Hatchling Plan, Baby Plan and Business Plan. They are coming with different prices and performances.


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  • Hatchling Plan
  • Baby Plan
  • Business Plan

Hatchling Plan

This is the basic cloud hosting plan of HostGator. You can add only one domain here with 1 year free domain registration. This plan is powered by 2 Core CPU and 2 GB of RAM. You can also get Free SSL Certificate.
Hatchling Cloud web hosting starting at $4.95 per month with 36 months billing cycle. After billing cycle is over the renewing cost will be $8.95 per month. You can also get 24 months, 12 months, 6 months, 3 months and 1 month billing cycle.

Billing Cycle      Cost          Discount
36 months         $4.95/m      44.65% off
24 months         $6.95/m      30.15% off
12 months         $7.95/m      27.40% off
  6 months         $12.95/m    No
  3 months         $12.95/m    No
  1 month           $12.95/m    No
Plan Renewing Cost $8.95 per month.


Baby Plan

Baby Plan is the second most popular cloud hosting plan of HostGator which is specially recommended by editors. This plan is powered by 4 Core CPU and 4 GB of RAM. You can add unlimited domain here with Free SSL Certificate.
Baby plan starting at $6.57 per month if you chose 36 months billing cycle. There are 5 more billing cycle are available in this plan.


Billing Cycle      Cost          Discount
36 months         $6.57/m      45.00% off
24 months         $8.95/m      30.89% off
12 months         $9.95/m      28.67% off
  6 months         $13.95/m    No
  3 months         $13.95/m    No
  1 month           $13.95/m    No
Plan Renewing Cost $11.95 per month.


Business Plan

Business plan is the top high performing cloud hosting server of HostGator. This plan is powered by 6 Core CPU and 6 GB of RAM. You can add unlimited domain here with Free SSL Certificate and great opportunity to Upgrade to positive SSL. You can also get Free Dedicated IP and Free SEO Tools.
Business plan is starting at $9.95 per month choosing of 36 months billing cycle.


Billing Cycle      Cost          Discount
36 months         $9.95/m      44.57% off
24 months         $10.95/m    42.22% off
12 months         $11.95/m    40.10% off
  6 months         $19.95/m    No
  3 months         $19.95/m    No
  1 month           $19.95/m    No
Plan Renewing Cost $17.95 per month.


11. What about E-Commerce Tools?

HostGators offers many outstanding e-commerce packages, including Magneto, phpCOIN, SugarCRM and ZenCart. So you can create an attractive online store with drag and drop option. They also offers Mojo Marketplace where you can get email marketing tools. 

12. How about HostGator Uptime Result?

Uptime is very important issue in Hosting. If your site is down then visitors will unable to access your website of find any kind of information. And the good news is that you do not need to worry about HostGator uptime service. Because HostGator is incredibly stable.

13. Is HostGator spam or not? (Security)

If you talking about the security of HostGator it's 100% secured. Because there are some companies that take the leading position of web services and HostGator is one of them. And the question about HostGator spams or not. Then the answer is It's Legitimate. It is no way a scam. All HostGator web hosting packages come with a free SSL certificate.
HostGator gives his services over 17 years and They are one of the most popular hosting companies around today.

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14. Is HostGator better than Bluehost?

HostGator is not better than Bluehost. Bluehost is slightly better than HostGator when you talk about security. Both companies are offer Free SSL certificates, malware tool, and website backups, but HostGator are limited compare to Bluehost.

15. Is HostGator is better than GoDaddy?

Yap, HostGator is far better than GoDaddy in hosting service. HostGator has better performance and security compared to GoDaddy. And in hosting service HostGator offers better value for money. GoDaddy is especially for domain services and their web hosting is more expensive than Hostgator.

Bottom line is that, HostGator is best for hosting service.  Their customer service is completely outstanding and better than most of its competitors. As my recommendation, You looking for an affordable hosting plan then you can chose the "Baby Plan" for your web hosting. But in domain section the price of HostGator is little bit higher than other leading companies.



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