That is the question a lot of people has asked me, because I use it to host my websites. Hence, I thought to put in a little bit of my own review for everyone who follows me. So here is my take on the good and bad of this web hosting service.
The client services of HostGator are exceptional, when you can get in touch with them instantly over phone, through email or live chat. They would respond instantly and the problems would be resolved immediately or else they would tell you how long it would take. Usually it doesn’t take more than couple of minutes.
This has been the most significant service that I have received from HostGator. All the files that I upload and the content that is hosted on its servers are automatically backed up. The entire backup is for free, so if your site gets hacked or ruined, the experts at HostGator would restore it all on your request. However, I would recommend that you prepare a manual backup as well. That will give you the extra edge on content security.
The hosting rates start from $4 a month, which is still pretty cheap in comparison to other web hosting companies, who don’t give many facilities with the same or more rate. You may also find cheaper rates of hosting, but the probability of your site being crashed there would be higher in comparison to HostGator.
Blog and WordPress
I primarily got it for my blogging that I do on wordpress. However, I must tell you that if you create and upload too big of a blog and install many pluging os WordPress, then you will have problems. So try to avoid doing that.
HostGator is exceptionally good, provided you buy a plan that will match your need. Don’t get a low space plan to host a big site and later complain of the inefficiency. That’s just your fault in choosing the best kind of web hosting plan.