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Company: HostGator
HostGator is a web hosting company founded in 2002 and serves nearly 1 million customers. As part a
Starting from: $3.84/mo
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Pros
  • 24/7 customer support available via phone, live chat, and email
  • Unlimited pages to build your site and file storage space
  • Automatically calculate shipping and sales tax
  • Easy-to-use drag and drop website builder
Cons
  • Doesn’t have built-in email marketing
  • Limited number of integrations with 3rd party applications
  • No free trial or free plan
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HostGator has been providing services to businesses and individuals for almost two decades. During that time it amassed 800,000 customers and continues to grow. Its website builder comes with the essential features needed to create a professional-looking website. You get access to a free domain, unlimited pages, unmetered bandwidth, social and SEO tools, eCommerce functionality, and much more. It’s ideal for small businesses and entrepreneurs who don’t have the budget to hire a designer but aren’t willing to compromise on quality. It doesn’t have many integrations with other tools but if that’s not an issue for you then it’s a solid choice to start your online journey.

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Bradley A
11-50 employees
Used for: 6-12 months
18 Jan - 2021

Solid features without hitting the wallet too hard

We use Gator for web hosting and design. Our last host got too expensive so we went looking and found Hostgator. It did everything that we needed at a lower price point and it has better support.

Pros

- The panel for the hosting is user friendly
- The website builder is straightforward and did not take long to learn
- Tech support is responsive

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Nick D
11-50 employees
Used for: 6-12 months
26 Jan - 2021

Reliable and full of value for the price

I use the hosting and builder for client websites as well as my own. It has good uptime and the features are adequate for smaller websites that are not too focused on eCommerce.

Pros

- You can count on your website being up most of the time
- It’s inexpensive, especially for the first term

Cons

Wait times in the support chat can be long

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Carl P
02-10 employees
Used for: Less than 6 months
29 Jan - 2021

Reliable and full of value for the price

It’s good but beware the upsell Hostgator is the platform of choice for us to build, host, and backup our website. We even take advantage of the additional features like SSL certificate and SiteLock. We’ve had repeated instances of them trying to upsell

Pros

No material downtime in our two-year history

Cons

- It takes a long time to connect with the support team
- There are many upsells for features which I think should be included