We are now going to turn our attention toward reviewing one of the most popular, well-respected and well-known hosting companies on the planet today… And they are named Hostgator.
Why is Hostgator so well-liked and so popular? For years, they were considered the premier hosting company. Nobody even came close to offering the type of service and great hosting packages that they provide at a low cost. Things have changed now and there is a lot of competition in the marketplace and some do not like this company as much as they once did, but it is still definitely a major contender and a major player in the hosting space.
With that in mind, first off we would like to talk about how this company was originally founded in 2002 by Brent Oxley, then President and CEO. He founded this company in his dorm room at Florida Atlantic University.
Since the time that this company was originally founded, Hostgator has grown and expanded and really taken their business to the next level. They started off with only three servers, but as they became the recognized host with the most, they had to expand their operation to over 12,000 servers that they successfully managed for website owners all across the world.
According to the company website, Hostgator actually hosts more than 2 million domains. This makes up of about 1% of the Internet traffic all over the world. This is an incredible feat and it’s no wonder that host gator is one of the most highly respected hosting companies in the industry today.
The Host Gator Data Center Information
Before we take a closer look at some of the plans and features that they have to offer, we felt it important to tell you a little bit about their data center.
Why would you want to know about the data center? Well, this will help you learn more about the place that is hosting your website. This will help you get a better feel for Hostgator and what they are all about.
To start things off, the data centers are all relatively close in nature in the Dallas Texas area, and they are all incredibly large spaces. The smallest data center is 22,000 ft.², which is a massive building in and of itself. But that’s just the smallest data center that they have. The largest data center is actually 78,000 ft.², and you can imagine the immense capacity that this building is capable of filling with all of the top-of-the-line technology that Hostgator uses.
Every one of the data centers also has serious backup plans in place and important systems such as fire detection systems, redundant power, HVAC, and most importantly, the servers are monitored 24/7/365. So you never have to wonder about your website going down because host gator is right on top of it each and every step of the way.
Hostgator Hosting Plans
Now it’s time to take a closer look at the meat of why you are probably here. You are here to learn more about the various hosting plans and packages that host gator has to offer. And it makes perfect sense to want to know about this in case you are looking to begin using a hosting plan now or in the future.
To kick things off, let’s talk about the hatchling plan. This is the smallest and lowest-cost plan from host gator, and you only have to pay $4.95 per month. It comes with unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth and it is capable of hosting one domain name.
Next up we have the baby plan. This is an economical plan that many people like to take advantage of when they are looking for shared hosting, because it only costs a few more dollars a month and you get a lot more options. The baby plan is $7.95 per month and it offers unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth and unlimited domain hosting. As you can see, for just three more dollars a month you get to host as many web domains as you desire all from one cPanel location.
Third, we want to tell you about the business plan. This plan is $12.95 per month, but it offers unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domains, free private SSL and IP and a free toll-free phone number. That’s a whole lot of free in my opinion, and it’s only an extra five dollars a month more than the baby plan which is very inexpensive.
Fourth, it’s time to talk about the personal plan. This is for windows hosting customers that need an excellent solution to take advantage of. This plan only cost $5.95 per month and it allows unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, hosts one domain name and provides a shared SSL certificate.
Next, there is the enterprise plan. This plan comes with unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, hosts five domain names and has free private SSL and IP for $17.95 per month.
As far as reseller plans go, host gator is currently offering three packages.
The aluminum plan comes with 50 GB of disk space, 500 GB of bandwidth and hosts unlimited domains for $24.95 per month.
The silver plan provides 120 GB of disk space, 1000 GB of bandwidth and hosts unlimited domains for $49.95 per month.
The diamond plan provides 200 GB of disk space, 1400 GB of bandwidth and hosts unlimited domains for $95.95 per month.
Finally, we will take a look at the VPS hosting plans by host gator.
The first plan is called the level I plan and it provides 10 GB of disk space, 250 GB of bandwidth, 384 MB of RAM and 0.56 GHz CPU for $19.95 per month.
The second plan is known as the level II plan. It offers 22 GB of disk space, 375 GB of bandwidth, 576 MB of RAM and 0.84 GHz CPU for $29.95 per month.
Last but not least is the level III plan. It provides 30 GB of disk space, 500 GB of bandwidth, 786 MB of RAM and 1.13 GHz CPU for $39.95 per month.