HostGator’s basic plan costs you as much as $7.16 per month or as little as $3.96 per month, which requires a 36-month commitment ($142.56). You can also but hosting to 2 years at $4.76/month ($114.24) or 1 year at $5.56/month ($66.72). HostGator company also offers a 45 days money back guarantee . Technically, I could have paid just $3.96 for the trial period, but I generally avoid the hassle when a webhost offers a month-by-month pay schedule—saving $3.20 simply isn’t worth the extra processing.
The hatchling plan, whether you pay $3.96 or $7.16 per month or somewhere in between, includes unlimited bandwidth , unlimited disk space , instant back up , a shared SSL certificate , site builder , a 99.9% uptime guarantee and support for up to one domain. The hatchling plan doesn’t contain a free domain name for a year , but you can buy that directly through HostGator during the register process. At no point does HostGator require a contract, and they make it easy for you to upgrade from the hatchling plan to the "business plan" or "baby plan" seamlessly and at any point. All you have to do is spend the difference.
If you choose to opt out at any point during the first 45 days, HostGator company refunds 100% of your money. After 45 days end , they prorate it, and return the difference. In addition, if you pay $7.16 for the first month and then want to upgrade to a longer term . HostGator also guarantees 99.9% uptime, and they’ll refund a prorated amount anytime they fall below that mark. HostGator company have on occasion had to spend. It doesn’t happen often, and the last time was in 2009, but it’s comforting to know they stand by the guarantee. Overall , they do very well , and have maintained a 99.906% uptime since late 2005.
Of all the webhosts I’ve reviewed, few interact with their customers as well as HostGator does. A big cause for this is that HostGator embraces social networking. They’re active on their Twitter account as well as their Facebook page , where they post status updates and even respond to customer questions that have broad appeal. For more personal help support, they provide 24/7 access through live chat, telephone and email . They also have a support ticket system available through their help support portal . The portal also provides you access to video tutorials, community forums, a wide range of articles and a sophisticated search mechanism that lets you query the knowledgebase.
In order to hostgator company the help support firsthand, I discussed to a help agent using the live chat system to ask them some of questions. Wen i opened the chat, I didn’t have to wait long to start talking to the agent. I played up the task of the newbie, and threw a collection of softball questions out there . Then I began to ask difficult questions , like as one that dealt with installing a module for one of the supported systems . They answered the question easily by pointing me to a well-detailed guide on the very subject. That works good for me, but this is the cause some call too impersonal.
• Live Chat
• Support Ticket System
• Snail Mail
• Facebook , Twitter , Knowledgebase and Forums
As you can see you'll have a lot of different options if you need to get in contact with the support team
I think that HostGator is user friendly and you should have no problem managing your site . With HostGator you’ll get to work in the well know cPanel. You’ll recognize everything if you’ve used this control before and if you haven’t you’ll still find everything .
Overall, I had a tremendous experience with HostGator company , and found them to be just as well suited to large Web enterprises as they are small blogs form WordPress . The account creation process was simple. The control panel " cpanel " is intuitive and powerful. And the resources are wonderful , especially if you’re a DIYer. I should note that if there is a prevailing complaint about HostGator company it’s that they continue to charge visa cards even after the account closes. I experienced no such troubles . Of course, I’ve also made it habit of contacting my CC company whenever I close accounts with regular payments. I think that all web masters ought to employ that strategy.
45-day money back guarantee , Cheap hosting plans , Friendly 24/7 customer support , Included hosting features and Reliable uptime .
Somewhat expensive domain registrations and Only weekly server backups