Host Gator

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I’ve been using Host Gator for quite some time and I have to say I’m liking it. I just set up a site on a “Business Account” there and they offered the hosting, a dedicated IP, and an SSL certificate for a good price. I also like that they have cPanel (simple backups rule) that everyone knows. I’ll try to post more here about my experience with HostGator, but it’s been good to me so far.

I also like that they have a phone number, local people who answer the phone and know what they’re talking about.

What’s your experience with HostGator?

Update: Maximum file upload size. When you upload a file (JPG, PDF, etc.) in WordPress, depending on your host, it will show the maximum megabyte size limit (usually 2 MB or maybe 4 MB). With HostGator, it’s 64 MB. Of course, you can change settings in your php.ini or wp-config.php or .htaccess files, but you need FTP access and know how to edit those files.

Update: Speed. I’ve noticed a significant speed improvements with the sites I’m hosting with HostGator. Especially with WordPress hosting, the speed difference is quite remarkable. Will I be moving some of my sites to HostGator from my other hosting companies? Yes.


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  1. Dan Barahona May 10, 2010 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Interesting. What made you move on from Bluehost?

  2. Bradley Charbonneau May 11, 2010 at 10:23 am - Reply

    HostGator had a great deal on a Business Account with the hosting, IP address, and SSL certificate that was great for that client. Also, HostGator has reseller accounts and BlueHost doesn’t. But in general, I still like BlueHost, still a solid hosting company for certain.

    Thanks for commenting, Dan.


  3. Dan Barahona August 11, 2010 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Bradley, do you know if Host Gator provides SSH access?


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  6. Kevin August 2, 2013 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I too have both a hostgator account and a blue host account. Both are resellers accounts. Let me say this right now, BlueHost is BAD!!! The server has gone down 3 times in less then a week and my clients email keeps going down. I called support and they shrugged it off and didn’t offer any sort of money back or anything. Hostgator has an uptime guarantee, and have prorated my account when things go down. The only reason I set up a BlueHost account was because its faster then hostgator for WordPRess Sites.

  7. Tyler June 13, 2016 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    I currently use GoDaddy and HostGator. I had a bad experience with BlueHost and will not ever use them again. Out of the three, I like HostGator the best. Easiest to use and best customer service. And, no down time. – See more at:

  8. Jamaila Kapoor June 15, 2016 at 4:02 am - Reply

    I had a very good experience with Cloudways managed WordPress hosting platform where I can manage Digitalocean servers easily. Now Digitalocean has Indian data centers which is a very interesting move

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