Lightsail vs Hostgator: Bad for Beginners

The biggest difference between Lightsail and Hostgator, is that Lightsail is like a managed VPS that comes installed with WordPress, but without customer support. Hostgator on the other hand is traditional shared hosting where everything is automatically configured. Lightsail isn't for beginners, … [Read more...]

Hostgator Free Web Hosting Alternatives

There is no Hostgator free web hosting per se. Even though Hostgator offers a free domain and a website builder, these are still paid plans. Zero-cost web hosting is another matter entirely, and comes with its own set of trade offs. In fact, no web host offers free web hosting without major … [Read more...]

SiteLock Hostgator Essentials: Features

Hostgator Essentials is the basic SiteLock package that you purchase with a new web hosting account on Hostgator. It enhances your core hosting by scanning your website for malware, giving you a CDN to host your static files, blocking bot attacks and more. SiteLock Hostgator Essentials … [Read more...]

Hostgator vs GoDaddy: Paid SSL Dooms GoDaddy

The single biggest difference between Hostgator and GoDaddy, is that GoDaddy doesn't have free SSL. I'd written about this issue in an earlier post way back in 2018, about how everyone except GoDaddy offers free SSL. I'm sorry to report that nothing has changed since then. GoDaddy SSL Price … [Read more...]

Hostgator Customer Support Info: Unfair Rap

Here's how to contact Hostgator customer support: Toll-Free Telephone: (866) 964 2867Local Calling: (713) 574 5287International calling: 00+1-713-574-5287 You can also contact them by submitting a ticket or live chat (preferred). How to Contact Hostgator Support via Live Chat Personally, … [Read more...]

Hostgator Sale in July 2020: Update!

Every few months, Hostgator has a limited sale for a few days where they boost their discounts to 70%. Normally, the max 3-year discount you can get is 62% @ $2.64/m. A 70% discount means you pay just $2.08/m for the duration of the entire billing cycle! Hostgator Coupon Code for July … [Read more...]

4 Free Tools to Support Hostgator Web Hosting

Hostgator is one of the cheapest web hosts. Anything lower than that, and you're likely getting scammed in some way. Their web hosting is as solid and reliable as you can get for the price and the list of Hostgator coupon codes is a testament to cost-effective hosting. But because of this, you don't … [Read more...]

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...]

Hostgator Isn’t Bad, Just Lacking in Features

Hostgator gets an unfairly bad rap. Yes, it's pretty basic. No, they don't have advanced features like server caching, an in-built CDN, or a good backup system. But at this price point, it's the best you can expect. Without gimping customers, there is no host that is cheaper than Hostgator. If you … [Read more...]

Hostgator Backups Are Pitiful: Do Better

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