HostGator Products

HostGator offers their customers a number of great web hosting products and services.  Learn which HostGator products will best serve your hosting needs in this review.

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HostGator’s products include: 

  • Linux shared hosting
  • Windows shared hosting
  • Reseller hosting
  • Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting
  • Dedicated hosting

HostGator Shared Hosting

Of the top twenty web hosts according to Top Ten Reviews, HostGator is one of only five that has both Linux and Window shared hosting, and the only one to have Windows and Linux shared hosting, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space, unlimited MySQL databases, unlimited hosting domains, and international domains.

In addition, unlike many shared web hosts that offer one level of plan, HostGator offers three levels of shared Linux hosting and two levels of shared Window hosting, plus VPS and dedicated hosting.

            Shared Linux Hosting

The three levels of Linux shared hosting are the Hatchling Plan, the Baby Plan and the Business Plan. Here are the key distinctions:

  • The Hatchling plan only allows for the hosting of one domain; the others are unlimited.
  • Only the Business Plan has a free toll-free number, a free dedicated IP and a free private SSL certificate. The Baby Plan can add a dedicated IP for $2.00/month.
  • All the plans have a site builder, instant backups, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, a 45-day money-back guarantee, free instant setup, unlimited subdomains and unlimited FTP accounts.
  • Only the Business plan has Anonymous FTP, and only the Baby and Business Plans allow unlimited Addon/Parked Domains.
  • All the sites have WordPress Hosting, CGI, PHP5, Ruby on rails, PERL, Python, SSI, Cron jobs, FrontPage, Curl, and streaming audio/video,.
  • All accounts also have unlimited POP3 email accounts, webmail, e-mail aliases, auto responders, mailing lists, Spam Assassin, Mail forwarding, IMAP support, and SMTP.
  • The control panel is the latest version of cPanel, Fantastico is available for adding scripts, such as blogs, forums, guestbooks, counters, and formmail, and all levels have custom error pages, and PW protected directories.
  • All levels also have referred and error logs, webalizer, and AWStats with realtime updates.
  • All the web hosting plans have shared SSL certificates and access to osCommerce, ZenCart, and CubeCart shopping cart solutions.

            Shared Windows Hosting

The two levels of Windows hosting go by the more professional names of “Personal Plan” and “Enterprise Plan.” Both plans have unlimited disk space and bandwidth, but while the personal plan only allows for 1 domain, the Enterprise plan can have 5. The plans are identical in unlimited FTP features and web hosting support.  Both have Windows 2008 Web hosting and IIS 7 Hosting available. ASP support is robust with support for Classic ASP, ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 3.5, and ASP.NET 4.0,. There is also support for AJAX, PERL, PHP 5, Python, Curl, and unlimited MySQL and MSSQL databases.

Email support is identical to that for Linux shared hosting, but Windows hosting has a Plesk Panel, and Application Vault instead of Fantastico. Either plan can add dedicated IP for $2.00/month, is allowed to have a private SSL certificate, and has a shared SSL certificate.

HostGator Reseller Web Hosting

HostGator encourages those considering web hosting to start their own web hosting companies, rebranding HostGator’s product. Reseller accounts come in 5 levels, as follows:

Reseller Hosting Level DiskSpace Bandwidth
Aluminum 50 GB 500 GB
Copper 80 GB 700 GB
Silver 120 GB 1000 GB
Gold 160 GB 1200 GB
Diamond 200 GB 1400 GB

All accounts have:

  • 22+ Languages Available
  • 4,500 Free Website Templates
  • Free Billing Systems
  • Free Domain Reseller Account
  • Free Site Builder Software
  • Private Name Servers
  • Unlimited cpanels
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Sub Domains

HostGator Managed VPS Hosting

HostGator provides nine levels of VPS hosting with choices about IP addresses, and—in some cases, about the type of control panel, although the lowest levels have Virtuozzo (VZ) only. 

Level CPU RAM Disk Space Bandwidth
Level 1 0.57 GHz 384 MB 10 GB 250 GB
Level 2 0.85 GHz 576 MB 22 GB 375 GB
Level 3 1.13 GHz 768 MB 30 GB 500 GB
Level 4 1.98 GHz 1344 MB 59 GB 1050 GB
Level 5 2.69 GHz 1824 MB 80 GB 1425 GB
Level 6 3.4 GHz 2304 MB 102 GB 1800 GB
Level 7 4.25 GHz 3168 MB 165 GB 2250 GB
Level 8 5.09 GHz 3801 MB 198 GB 2700 GB
Level 9 5.94 GHz 4435 MB 231 GB 3150 GB

 Account features include: 

  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Sub Domains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Weekly Off Site Backups
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • Free Site Builder Software
  • PRIVATE Name Servers
  • Full Root Access
  • Virtuozzo Power Panel
  • 24/7/365 Award-Winning Support
  • Fully Managed (with cPanel/Plesk) 

HostGator Dedicated Hosting 

HostGator offers four levels each of Linux and Windows dedicated hosting. In each cast, the levels are called Basic, Standard, Elite, and Pro. In both cases, they range from 2 GB Ram to 8 GB, all plans use Intel Xeon Quad Core, have 10 TB bandwidth, and have either 2 x 250 GB hard drive or 2 x 500 GB hard drive.

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