Hostgator is considered to be one of the top ten hosting companies. This is attributed to the fact that it is powered by Dual Xeon Servers and it has an uptime guarantee of 99.99%. Additionally, there are more than 75 scripts with a single click installation feature including CSS, Drupal, Magento, Galleries2, PHPNuke, Joomla and WordPress. Hostgator has a welcome bonus which offers a user free advertising credit for Google advertising. Other free incentives are provided such as a free website builder that can help you create a personal or professional website in a few minutes without any programming language.
When it comes to value for money, Hostgator offers shared hosting for as low as $3.96. Bear in mind that this type of hosting only allows a single domain. In general, the company’s packages are considered to be the most reasonably priced in comparison to other players in the industry. For example, their dedicated, reseller and VPS Servers are so low price that it is virtually impossible to find a host providing the same product for a lower or similar price.
Hostgator’s shared hosting platform is quite fast in terms of speed. The speed of a site using the shared platform will also be determined by the optimization of the site. However, a site that uses Hostgator and has been properly optimized should be able to realize an average speed of 0.01 per Kilobyte. For shared hosting, this is incredible speed. In most cases, you will find that such speeds are only available when you use dedicated servers from other providers.
According to their website, Hostgator claims that they provide a guaranteed uptime of 99.9%. An independent source has confirmed that their uptime is averagely about 99.961%. From the 1st of January to the 18th of May in 2012, they recorded a total of 64 outages. In March, the recorded downtime was 3 minutes. April had a downtime of 16 minutes while May’s downtime was 38 minutes in 2012.