Host Gator was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. They service clients in more than 200 different countries, and employ more than 750 people. Host Gator offers shared, dedicated, VPS, and reseller hosting options. More than five million domains are currently hosted with Host Gator, making up about 1% of the Internet’s traffic.
Host Gator offers three different shared hosting packages: the Hatchling Plan (starting at $3.96/month), the Baby Plan (starting at $6.36/month), and the Business Plan (starting at $10.36/month). They also offer VPS hosting (starting at $15.96 your first month) and dedicated hosting (starting at $139 your first month).
Reliability & Uptime
Host Gator promises 99.9% uptime, and you can consult their help forums to learn about any upcoming scheduled downtime. Host Gator’s servers are monitored 24/7 by both Host Gator technicians and their on-site data center technicians in order to help prevent service interruption.
Host Gator offers 24/7 customer support available by email, chat, and phone. They also provide a support forum where you can go to look for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, as well as video tutorials on a number of different hosting topics.
Control Panel and Features
Host Gator provides cPanel to its clients. cPanel is a popular control panel option that allows you to manage your account, your domain, your email, and your website with ease. You can even build new pages directly from the cPanel.
HostGator Hosting features include:
- Unlimited disk space
- 45-day money-back guarantee
- Unlimited bandwidth
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Shared SSL certificate
- 24/7 customer support
- Unlimited subdomains