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 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...]

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...]

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...]

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 biggest difference between NameHero and Hostgator, is that NameHero uses LiteSpeed servers, which are faster. Hostgator on the other hand, uses ordinary Apache servers because they're free. This means that NameHero can offer advanced features like server caching out of the box, whereas Hostgator … [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 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...]

Hostgator Pricing: There’s Nothing Cheaper

I've often said that the Hostgator pricing is the cheapest, 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...]