In 2002, Brent Oxley founded HostGator in Boca Raton, Florida. Hosting over 700,000 websites and 1.8 million domains, Host Gator has grown to be one of the biggest hosting companies.
HostGator’s servers kept in four different data centers in Dallas, Texas owned by ThePlanet. HostGator has over 260 employees and over 10,000 independent resellers.
HostGator Plans and Features:
- Hatchling ($4.95)
The Hatchling Plan comes with Unlimited Disk Space and Unlimited Data Transfer. With a 45 day money-back guarantee and no contract, very little risk involved with getting started at HostGator. The only reason this plan is not a Baby or Swamp plan is because it only hosts 1 domain. However, often times, 1 domain is all that is needed.
At $7.95/Month, the Baby Plan lets you Host Unlimited Domains. This includes addons and parked domains, and like all plans, comes with Unlimited Disk Space and Unlimited Data Transfer, A free private SSL is thrown in the deal as well. This is good for Ecommerce sites.
And, the top level, Business Plan ($2.95 per month), gets you your own Toll-Free Telephone Number (VoIP), includes a SSL and dedicated IP. This plan also comes with Unlimited Disk Space and Unlimited Bandwidth. Another additional feature is anonymous FTP.
WITH ALL ACCOUNTS TYPES, you can create Unlimited email accounts, autoresponders, FTP accountss and MySQL databases. Most of today’s popular scripting languages are supported including cgi, php4 and php5, Ruby On Rails, SSH, Perl, Chilisoft ASP, Python, CronJobs etc.
Additionally, you are offered over 52+ readymade one-click-install scripts. A small list of these includes b2evolution, WordPress, Drupal, Mambo Open Source, PHP-Nuke, Help Center, phpBB2 and of course Joomla, FAQMasterFlex, AccountLab Plus, PHPlist HOT!, Advanced Poll, dotProject, Soholaunch Pro Edition, PhpWiki, Agora cart, OSCommerce, Zen Cart and many, many more.
All plans backed by HostGator’s 45-day money-back guarantee.
Managing your account is easy to do with the HostGator cPanel. cPanel allows you to configure any parts of your account. This includes your email addresses, FTP, website files, additional software, etc... MySQL is managed through phpMyAdmin or MySQL Databases found within cPanel.
Joomla and HostGator
HostGator runs Joomla on their servers flawlessly. We run several sites at HostGator and on other hosting sites. The results with HostGator have been excellent.
One of our sites hosted with HostGator: www.Paper-Shredder-Reviews.com
Installing Joomla is easy at HostGator. They provides serveral one-click installers for easy installation. Use either HostGator’s custom installer, QuickInstall or Fantastico. No technical knowledge is required for installing Joomla and the entire process can be done in less than 5 minutes.
Worrying about tech support can halt one from making a quick decision. Fortunately, we have never had an issue with HostGator’s support, and can recommend them because of it. They can be reached 24/7 through toll free telephone, email and online chat. There are also well written FAQs and a forums section with over 13,000 members.
HostGator is a hosting industry leader. The company values its customers so highly that you can actually request for the owner to personally look into your issues. The highlights are that, you will get great value for your money with their excellent feature and hosting plans. all backed by a 45 day money-back guarantee.