HostGator is a mature hosting company and comes with all the features you’d expect from a company that’s been around so long. Beyond the one-click installation of popular content management systems, webmail, spam protection tools, and unlimited subdomains it brings a lot to the table.
Drag and drop website builder
HostGator provides a free website builder when you sign up for a hosting plan. It’s a true drag and drop editor that allows users to place elements exactly where they want them. You can even layer elements to create unique designs. The editor also supports separate mobile editing to ensure your designs look great on all devices.
Databases and programming
The web host provides databases with PHPMyAdmin access and supports multiple programming languages like CGI, Fast CGI, PHP 7, Perl, Python, and more. It also provides SSH access and the ability to run regular chron jobs.
Hostgator has tools that allow you to install some of the most popular CMS with just a click. This is done through Softaculous and includes installations for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Magento. You can even start a Wiki with MediaWiki.
HostGator supports over two million websites and has a stellar reputation for a reason. It guarantees 99.99% uptime to its customers and if it falls below that, the customer is eligible for a one-month credit on their account. For a lightweight website, load times are just over a second on average.
HostGator has two control panels. The first one is seen when a customer logs in. this shows all the services they’ve purchased and lets them control things at an account level. IT’s easy to use and well-designed. The second one is cPanel. This one is more complex than the HostGator admin area but it has the core functionality needed to manage a website like one-click CMS installation, database access, etc.