Hostgator Birthday Sale: The Lowest Discounts EVER

Yesterday, Hostgator started its major "Birthday Sale" to celebrate 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 … [Read more...]

How Does Cloudflare Benefit a Shared Hostgator Server?

Hostgator offers Cloudflare as a free service along with all of its hosted plans. Normally to use Cloudflare, you need to manually redirect your DNS servers which can be a bit of a pain. But Hostgator allows you to turn on Cloudflare with the click of a button. This brings a host of benefits for … [Read more...]

Hostgator Raises its 12-Month Hosting Price

I've seen this coming for a while now. Earlier, I'd written a prediction of the web hosting pricing changes in 2020, and had noted that Hostgator was headed for a price increase. All the signs pointed to it. The earlier affiliate e-mail, and the recent licensing changes by cPanel, have all … [Read more...]

Hostgator Hosting vs Website Builder – How to Choose

Hostgator has two options for a starter website. The first is the standard shared hosting like all other web hosts, and the other is a "website builder plan". The latter brings together all the things you might need to start creating websites out of the box. For example: A free domain nameDrag 'n … [Read more...]

Is Anything Cheaper than Hostgator Web Hosting?

I've often said that Hostgator has the cheapest web hosting, all things considered. If you see the complete Hostgator coupon code list, you can see that the highest discount starts at 78% for 12-months at a price of $/m. But is this the best deal you can get? Is there anything cheaper than … [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’s WordPress Plan is Surprisingly Good

I was recently asked a question on Twitter about which web host has decent WordPress plans. This guy had been disappointed by web hosts like GoDaddy, that promise "optimized" WordPress hosting, which ultimately turns out to be nothing by regular shared hosting with WordPress pre-installed. I told … [Read more...]

Hostgator SiteLock Worth it? Free Alternatives

Hostgator SiteLock security is an option on each of the shared hosting packages. You can already get extremely cheap hosting with this Hostgator coupon list, and their SiteLock add-ons are extremely affordable as shown here (at least the starter plans!). Hostgator SiteLock Plans & … [Read more...]

The In-Built Hostgator CDN is Good Enough

Hostgator is known for its affordable hosting plans. At the starting levels, they're pretty basic, but solid - nothing fancy. So it's reasonable to ask whether or not it includes a Hostgator CDN, and if not, should you pay for a separate CDN service? After all, if it's vanilla web hosting, you might … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why Hostgator Doesn’t Use SSD Drives

If you've been shopping around for web hosting, you'll see a curious anomaly. Out of all the major web hosts, only Hostgator hasn't switched to SSD drives for basic hosting. All the other biggies - including- SiteGround and Bluehost - made the switch to SSD a while back. So what gives? Strange as … [Read more...]