Hostgator Review

Hostgator Hosting
The Good
  • Easy-to-use control panel
  • FREE Weebly site builder
  • Unlimited disk space, emails, and bandwidth on all plans
  • Amazing Customer Service
The Bad
  • Some Plans Slightly more expensive than others.
9.5/10
Great
Customer Service (5/5)
Uptime (5/5)
Overall Experience (5/5)

Hostgator Who ?

Hostgator is a world-famous web hosting provider with services ranging from shared hosting to cloud. In the world of web hosting, there is a single name and company that comes up with far more frequency than almost any other – HostGator. Hostgator are  one of the best-known hosting companies in existence. Their history dates back to 2002. You can choose between shared hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, and reseller hosting.

Cool Bits!

HostGator has for years been offering  top of the line hosting and domain service for web professionals, entrepreneurs, and individuals.

  • Quick App Installer – You can choose from more than 75 applications. Installation is done with just a few clicks.
  • Powered by cPanel – The industry’s best-known control panel, cPanel brings all the goodies necessary to build and maintain an excellent website.
  • High Standard Support – Non-stop server monitoring and live chat, phone, and email support.
  • Programming and Databases – PHP, MySQL, SSH access and more for the advanced users.

They go the clean and minimal route with almost all of their design choices on HostGator.com, but this shouldn’t throw you off – they are masters of efficiency and have one of the best-run web hosting providers you could find anywhere in the world.

I know I’m talking pretty glowingly about HostGator.com – but there is a very real and significant reason.

They are the top of the mountain (along with a couple of others) when it comes to web hosting and one of the best solutions you could end up investing your money with.

Do We Recommend Hostgator?

Yes,Yes,Yes. From uptime, ease of use, pricing and the amazing customer service you simply cannot get better hosting.

BlueHost Hosting Review
The Good
  • A robust, optimized hosting platform that scales
  • Blogger's Choice. 1-click WordPress install
  • Recommended by WordPress.org
  • 24/7 Support
The Bad
  • Not as Quick As Other Hosting Companies
  • Slow Loading Landing Pages
  • Slightly Less Up Time 99.94%
8/10
Great

Customer Service (4/5)
Uptime (4/5)
Overall Experience (4/5)

Bluehost Hosting

Bluehost currently hosts over 2 million websites, and it is one of the most popular,inexpensive, shared hosting options available. As a result, every mommy-blogger with a fresh WordPress install recommends them as their go-to option, netting a quick $65 bucks per referral.

Bluehost is also one of the most inexpensive options available, another reason for it’s massive popularity. It’s not the cheapest compared with other hosts, but it is a good price among the most popular options.Bluehost’s security options are good, offering tools that combat some of the most common website risks. For example, you can prevent spam with tools like SpamAssassin, Spam Experts, and Spam Hammer.

Bluehost’s uptime falls just below industry average (99.94%) over the prior twelve months. This is only 10 hours of downtime out of 8760 hours that we had last year. Here’s where things quickly fall apart for Bluehost.

Simply put: our experience with Bluehost’s speed was not satisfactory over a one year period.

Their dismal 1,518ms load times came in almost twice below the average 985ms from our other hosting reviews.

Do We Recommend BlueHost?

Maybe..

Trying to host a simple hobby blog or personal site? Fine, Bluehost might be a solid option. Yes, they’re cheap. Yes, it’s easy to get started.  But their slow page speed, even slower customer service, average uptime puts them below most other available alternatives.They’re not the worst but they’re also not the hosting-savior the blogosphere would like you to believe.

Go Daddy Hosting Review
The Good
  • One of the cheapest hosting solutions.
  • True unlimited bandwidth
  • Wordpress Auto Install
  • 99% Uptime
The Bad
  • Slow Customer Service
  • Restricted data due to high security.
  • Hard To Leave to another hosting company once set up
Customer Service (VALUE/5)
Uptime (VALUE/5)
Overall Experience (VALUE/5)

Godaddy Hosting

Godaddys’s economy plan is $7.99/month at renewal – but they always give away coupons for longer lock-ins and you can push it down to even $3.99/mo.

Even though GoDaddy’s specialty is not hosting (they started as a domain registrar) – they are using their capital and market presence to really push down on prices. GoDaddy Offers Quality WordPress Auto-Install. I’m a fan of installing WordPress manually because of security reasons.That said, having someone else install WordPress is time-saving service – and helpful to anyone who worries about FTP.

But it needs to be done right – and every time I’ve auto-installed on GoDaddy – WordPress was installed correctly. All the security salts were in effect – and all I needed to do was install a security plugin.

It makes the process of WordPress super easy.

Godaddy are hot on security,this  has to do with their huge scale (they have plenty of technology directed at thwarting spam and hackers), but also with GoDaddy’s restrictive policies (which will be a Con) but for now it also keeps out spam and the attacks. They’ve recently acquired Sucuri and SiteLock – two major companies in the web security world.

Godaddy limits your databases,  what this  means is that your can’t put a bunch of websites up on one hosting account. A WordPress blog/website needs 1 database – so even on the top plan  you are limited to 25 websites.

GoDaddy hosting is solid and cheap web hosting. If you are looking for a host that..

  • Integrates well with domain names that you own on GoDaddy
  • Is cheap, branded, and supported
  • Has a lot of documentation

Then GoDaddy is not a bad choice, just not our first choice.

Do We Recommend GoDaddy?

Yes!