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HostGator Website and Blog Hosting
Finding the right website hosting company can be a tedious endeavor. You want one with adequate bandwidth within your budget; one that doesn't claim to deliver what it cannot and/or does not, one that at least seems to give you something worthwhile for the amount of money that you spend. I've found that HostGator certainly delivers what they promise.
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With various plans like Hatchling, Baby and Business Plans available, you're certain to find an exact fit for your budget at HostGator. Below are some of the great benefits to being a part of the HostGator family.
Uptime is essential with ALL websites. Who wants to go to a site that is down? 99.9% Guarantee is HostGator's up-time. You'll get UNLIMITED Disk Space and Bandwidth, a flexible control panel, unlimited sub domains, ftp accounts, and email accounts and you don't have to have the ever-so-popular contract that most sites have. Oh, and they have a 45-Day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!
You'll get a Free Site Builder and Site Studio and be able to select from 4,500 FREE templates. Transfer your website, domain MySQL and Scripts for FREE. More than 50 scripts are available to be instantly installed. AND $100 in Adwords Credits - FREE!
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Only a click between you and choosing which of the more than 75 open-source scripts you'd like to use on your website. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento are some of the more popular CMS programs available to you.
Submitting your site to search engines can be overwhelming and HostGator helps you with Attracta. With "Guaranteed Inclusion in Google, Yahoo! and Bing" you'll certainly utilize this service with each of your websites! Scanning for malware and Google Blacklisting is included and so are some quite "attracta" SEO Tips and Videos!
The absolute LATEST cPanel Control Panel is what you'll be using, with website statistics like AWStats, Webalizer, Raw Log Manager, Referrer and Error Logs.
Fantastico Installer will allow you to set up instant shopping on your websites and weblogs, along with portals, forums, counters and even formmail!
Password secured directories are sometimes a must on website and HostGator has that available to you, along with custom error pages.
You may also want to protect yourself from hotlinking, deny certain IP addresses, and redirect URLs - all of that is at HostGator!
Programming and Database
Promamming Languages available at HostGator are: Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, SSI, CGI, Fast CGI, PHP 5 and you'll be able to have UNLIMITED MySQL Databases via phpMyAdmin.
HostGator Programming Modules available are: Curl, CPAN, GD Library, ImageMagick.
Knowing that System Management is important for any website, HostGator has Cron Job Scheduling & SSH Access, too!
... and FrontPage Extensions!
You'll get UNLIMITED POP3 email accounts, webmail is available, be able to get email on your phone, prevent spam, and even have auto-responders in-place for when you aren't.
HostGator has premium support that you can reach on the phone, via chat, as well as an e-mail ticketing system. You will be able to reach someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days each year!
There is also terrific back-up support in-place which will allow you access their more than 500 video tutorials and more than 600 articles!
HostGator also has a fantastic community / staff forum which you will also be able to navigate through, help others, etc.
It is easy being green! HostGator has invested in TWE (Texas Wind Energy) to offset emissions from their servers.