Hostgator Hatchling vs Baby: A Huge Upgrade

The biggest difference between Hostgator Hatchling and the Baby plan is that you can host unlimited websites on Baby. But there are a few other changes too! The Hatchling plan is the cheapest package available from Hostgator. It's great value for money, especially considering that Hostgator … [Read more...]

The Hostgator Backup Service Sucks: Alternatives

Hostgator does a terrible job at backing up your site. Even compared to the generally poor standards of shared hosting, the service is sucks. Most web hosts automatically take at least a daily backup as well as once a week. The Hostgator backup service only takes weekly backups - and that too on a … [Read more...]

Is Hostgator Legit, Or is it a Scam?

Hostgator is most definitely not a scam. It's a completely legitimate web hosting company that's been around for longer than the vast majority of hosting providers. It was founded on October 22, 2002. That means it predates even companies like Bluehost and SiteGround. Hostgator is a perfectly … [Read more...]

File Hosting with Hostgator: WebDAV or FTP?

Hostgator is ideal for file hosting because of the "unlimited" storage it provides with its plans. Though they monitor the disk usage as mentioned in the Terms of Service, they won't question you as long as you don't abuse the system and overload their server! You can use either WebDAV (web disk), … [Read more...]

NameHero vs Hostgator – NameHero is Better

The most significant difference between NameHero and Hostgator is that NameHero uses fast LiteSpeed servers, whereas Hostgator uses ordinary Apache servers. As a result, NameHero has advanced features like server-side caching, free backups, and malware scanning, whereas Hostgator is just regular … [Read more...]

Hostgator $17 Birthday Sale: The Lowest Discount EVER

In October 2019, the Hostgator $17 sale celebrated 17 years in business. For a web host, that's a long time! Of course since 2002, they've since been acquired by EIG and are no longer a small web host :) . Despite that, I use it as the benchmark for low-cost web hosting. All things considered, … [Read more...]

Hostgator Pricing Charts: Compared to Other Web Hosts

Here is the Hostgator pricing chart: Hostgator pricing is cheap - but not so cheap that it has terrible performance. On the page, the highest discount starts at 78% for 12-months at a price of $/m. This is your best option for affordable, basic hosting - nothing fancy. You get a free … [Read more...]

How can Hostgator Offer Unlimited Disk Space?

If you look at the major web hosting companies, you'll see that, except for Hostgator, they all have limitations on how much storage space they offer on their shared hosting plans. Hostgator is the only one to offer unlimited disk space. But how are they able to do this? Best Hostgator … [Read more...]

Hostgator SiteLock Worth it? Free Alternatives

Hostgator SiteLock is not worth the additional costs, mainly because you can get the same functionality from other sources for free. You can get extremely cheap hosting from this page and purchase the SiteLock add-on for each of the shared hosting packages. They're pretty affordable as shown here … [Read more...]

The Free Hostgator CDN is Good Enough

Hostgator has three CDN options. With servers in Texas and Utah in the United States, a CDN helps spread the content globally. The free in-built CDN via the Cloudflare network is available with all plans. I've written before about how Cloudflare is better than any other CDN even though it's free. … [Read more...]