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...]

One Cent Hosting: Why it’s a Bad Idea

"One cent hosting" is a popular offer promoted by Hostgator for new customers who want to try out the service. The deal is simple - get started for just 1c for the first month. Basically free! And if you like the service, you can continue using it. Here's the coupon you can use for one cent … [Read more...]

Best Web Hosting to Buy for Blogging?

If you're thinking of starting a blog, you have the choice between a free blogging service like WordPress.com, Blogger, Medium, or one of the many other platforms out there that will happily host your content for free. However, if you want to create a long-term property that's attached to your brand … [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 – LiteSpeed Makes the Difference

The most important difference between NameHero and Hostgator is that Hostgator is standard "vanilla" hosting, whereas NameHero's setup is customized for speed. NameHero uses the LiteSpeed web server and MariaDB databases, instead of the standard LAMP architecture. NameHero vs Hostgator: … [Read more...]