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...]

When to Upgrade Hostgator Hatchling?

The Hostgator Hatchling plan is the cheapest package available from Hostgator. It's great value for money, especially considering that Hostgator doesn't deceptively cut corners and impose absurd hosting limits like 1 database on its cheapest plans. However, there will come a time when you need to … [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...]

Hostgator is Quite Reliable, Don’t Worry!

These days, it's fashionable to bash big name web hosting brands like Hostgator simply because they're a part of a conglomerate - like EIG. But the criticism is baseless. Hostgator is a reliable web host - in fact, more so than others for reasons I'll explain below. 1. Hostgator Isn't THAT … [Read more...]

Stuck Indoors? It’s The Best Time to Buy Web Hosting!

Just as nature takes every obstacle, every impediment, and works around it—turns it to its purposes, incorporates it into itself—so, too, a rational being can turn each setback into raw material and use it to achieve its goal. Marcus…Marcus Aurelius (26 April 121 – 17 March 180) As I write … [Read more...]

The Sad State of Web Hosting in India

There's a weird imbalance between India's reputation as an IT hub, and the lack of native web hosting options. On the one hand, we have corporate behemoths like TCS and Infosys, and on the other hand, the local Bluehost and Hostgator India branches languish in service and infrastructure. So why is … [Read more...]