HostGator Review

Domain Services

HostGator has an attractive array of domain hosting services. They offer free domain transfers with new accounts within the first 30 days of signing up. HostGator also offers unlimited domains with every plan, except for their lowest-priced “Hatchling” plan. Unlimited subdomains and FTP accounts also come with every hosting plan offered by HostGator. For unlimited addon and parked domains, they’re available on all plans, except their lowest priced offering.
They offer both shared and dedicated packages, letting you choose the level of security you’d like for your domain. The dedicated package refers to dedicated IPs, which are an important feature for sites requiring a secure connection. Both shared and private SSL certificates are available with this service.

Domain Extras

HostGator provides unlimited bandwidth and disk space and they provide web hosting services in addition to their domain hosting services. When you choose to have your site hosted by HostGator, they also provide a photo gallery and a free site builder that comes with 4,500 site templates. A demo of the site builder is available on their site, so you can test it’s functionality before you decide to go with their service. To assist you further in building your site, they support WordPress, CGI, PHP 5, Ruby, Perl, Python and provide easy 1-click script installs.
HostGator has a 99.9% uptime guarantee, ensuring any data you upload goes exactly where you want it, and they also provide $100 worth of Google advertising credits when you sign-up for their domain hosting services, which are essential in getting your site listed on Google. They also provide the easy-to-use cPanel control panel on their site, allowing for intuitive management of your site.

Customer Service

HostGator offers technical support 24/7, 365 days a year, and a support ticket system is available on their site. You can also find a variety of answers in the “Support Portal” area. Here you will find video tutorials, articles answering hundreds of FAQs, as well as access to their live chat widget for customer support.
HostGator offers a 45-day money back guarantee. A blog, including site updates and web hosting tips, as well as coupons, can be found at the bottom of their main page.

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