Hostgator is the brain child of Trey Gardner who has been in web hosting for over 10 years. He has built a solid company with some of the best web hosting minds that he has met in his journeys in web hosting.
Hostgator started in 2006 and has become one of the leaders in the web hosting market today. Hostgator is 300% green, the most eco friendly web hosting company in the world and they have locations in Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Products and Services
Hostgator offers the most competitive shared web hosting service package on the market today. You get unlimited space unlimited bandwidth, can host unlimited sites and domains and emails all for a very competitive price. You also get a free domain name, cPanel, the world’s most widely used control panel which comes with the Fantastico script library which includes such favorites as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and many more al with 1 click installations. They also provide for novices 2 free template based point and click web site builders and they will move over new customers web site files for free as a value added courtesy.
Benefits of Hostgator
The benefits of Hostgator are many, you get a huge web site hosting plan plus the free domain names and all of the most popular scripts on the internet today along with great customer service which is available 24x7x365 and servers that are not only reliable but super fast.
Hostgator also gives you the peace of mind that you know you are with the leader in green eco friendly web hosting and that you are with a company that has an A rating at the BBB.
Reliability and Performance
Hostgator reliability in server performance is almost unmatched in the web hosting industry. This is because Trey does not go cheap with his servers and he makes sure that they never overload the servers like other web hosts do. They but the top of the line high end Intel Quad Core Xeon processor servers with at least 4GB memory, 100Mbps connections to multiple Gigabit network with RAID 10 storage arrays for maximum performance and redundancy. They are collocated in a world class facility in Chicago which has raised floor, climate control, 24x7x365 security, fire suppression systems, water detection systems, dual city grid power supplies and emergency backup generators and diesel batteries.
Customer service at Hostgator is to notch, this is because Hostgator hires only the best and brightest support personnel that they can find and they also make sure that those persons are friendly to their customers. They have multiple routes to getting to support including email and chat which are available 24x7x365 and phones which are available 8am to midnight. In addition they have an extensive knowledgebase willed with over 200 FAQs with answers for their clients and they use the latest version of cpanel which includes the walk through video library set that gives you all sorts of videos on everything from setting up an email to uploading a web site.
Web Hosting Features
Hostgator offering is feature rich. You get a free domain name, 2 free template based web site builders several other web based web site builders like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal which allow you to create more advanced web sites. You get the Fantastico script library which includes scripts for making wiki’s chats, forums shopping carts customer management systems, guest books, classifieds, real estate sites and so much more and all of this is included free of charge with the regular plan. If you want a great web hosting provider who is not going to upsell you on features and who is going to give them all to you for the published rate Hostgator is the place to go.