Hostgator India Review 2019
If you’re interested in trying HostGator’s services, you can do so and get a full refund within 45 days of signing up. This 45-day, money-back guarantee, which is only applicable to new, one-domain users, is a good way to test drive the company’s services without committing to a full-length contract.
HostGator provides deals spanning multiple terms, including month-to-month and yearly options. Depending on which plan you sign up for, the longer your contract, the lower your monthly rate.
HostGator has a decent online reputation, but it only scored a C+ with the Better Business Bureau and has a concerning complaint at the top of its profile. Many companies we reviewed had A+ ratings and no warning from the business reputation agency. Despite this, HostGator provides businesses with solid web hosting services, acceptable security and reasonable prices.
Pricing and Terms
HostGator breaks its shared hosting plans down into three plans: Hatchling, Baby and Business. First-time customers get HostGator’s promotional pricing of $2.75 for the Hatchling plan, $3.95 for the Baby plan and $5.95 for the Business plan. These rates are advertised as 60 percent off the normal rate and part of a company promotion. This means that your second year, or maybe even second term, will have higher pricing.
If these rates are 60 percent off, logic follows that you’ll pay around $6.87 for the Hatchling plan, $9.87 for the Baby plan and $14.87 for the Business plan for full price. Keep in mind that these are merely estimates and actual pricing may vary and will be outlined in your agreement with HostGator when you select the plan and features that meet your needs.
- Storage and bandwidth: HostGator, like many web hosting companies, provides “unlimited” and “unmetered” storage and bandwidth. This means your business’s website can scale up and down according to need, but these offerings are not truly unlimited. Most web hosting companies provide “unlimited” services up until a certain threshold. Once a user exceeds their allotted storage or bandwidth, they’ll likely receive a warning email or maybe even have their service suspended. HostGator doesn’t provide a lot of indication as to what this allotment is. This could be a good subject to touch on before you sign up.
- Security: HostGator provides a standard security offering for small businesses. It offers backups across all three of its plans and SSL certification. It also is protected from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and has “confidential” security measures to protect its clients. You can read more about HostGator’s security offering here. Compared to competitors, it’s a solid offering across all its plans. Some other companies provide georedundancy, which means your site’s information is stored in multiple locations as well as other servers.
- Cancellation policy: HostGator does not charge any additional fees for canceling service. Depending on your contract, you may have to pay out the remainder of your service agreement. While there are no additional fees, they will keep your yearly domain fee, depending on what year of your contract you’re in.
- Pre-installed apps: HostGator provides a range of applications and pre-installed services. It supports WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, Wiki and phpBB. HostGator also offers the latest cPanel for monitoring and controlling your website. HostGator’s pre-installed apps was one aspect of its service that stood out compared to its competitors.