Help me choose a hosting plan at Hostgator

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  1. sid_candid profile image60
    sid_candidposted 7 years ago

    I am unable to decide on a hosting plan at Hostgator? Can anyone help me on this?

    1. brandonhart100 profile image88
      brandonhart100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      How many domain names do you plan on using on it?

      1. sid_candid profile image60
        sid_candidposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I intend to use just 5 domain names as of now may go up over time though.

  2. thisisoli profile image69
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I think the baby plan is a good deal if you are just starting out. Its cheap and does everything you need it to do.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have the "baby plan" and have yet to hit a problem with it.

      I have about eight domains on it at the moment.

      1. thisisoli profile image69
        thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Heh I have a lot more than that and have had no complaint.

        I am moving on to a VPS server though, I want faster site speeds.

  3. recommend1 profile image67
    recommend1posted 7 years ago

    If you can afford it then the Business plan is the best deal and normally has a discount if you get a year or whatever.  You will find that you want loads of sub-domains after you get started and they are free with the business plan.

    1. thisisoli profile image69
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You get all that with Baby Plan.  The only difference between the top level and moderate (Baby) level web hosting plans on Hostgator is that the top level one gives you a private SSL Certificate, instead of a shared one, and it gives you a unique IP.

  4. sunforged profile image71
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    ^ and 1-800 number

  5. thisisoli profile image69
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Damn, forgot about that. :p

  6. theherbivorehippi profile image75
    theherbivorehippiposted 7 years ago

    Sorry...I use Bluehost so I'm of no help.  Good luck with your sites though!

  7. thisisoli profile image69
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I have never used Blue Host, but have always heard good things about it!

    I personally would always recommend Hostgator simply because of their customer service, those guys have even helped me code PHP. Above and beyond is the reason I am happy to keep sending htem my money.

    1. theherbivorehippi profile image75
      theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have heard a lot of great things about Hostgator but I actually LOVE the customer service at Bluehost.  I had my share of issues for a while and interestingly...they always understood what I was asking even when my question sounded like complete gibberish even on my end. lol

    2. WannaB Writer profile image92
      WannaB Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have had the same experience with HostGator. They host my main business web site, and they have always been very helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend them. I have a hatching package and my web site is over 600 pages.

  8. sunforged profile image71
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    The test is when your requests become more complicated. GoDaddy will fail every time, Host Gator is awesome and always does far beyond what I would expect, I have a client with BlueHost, he made an edit that took down his site and BlueHost was able to correct it for him (he played with a function.php file) - very simple fix, but its commendable that they were willing to do the work for him.

  9. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    I just bought the baby plan for mine too. I was going hatchling, because that sounds cooler than a baby (which I'm sure is by design to get you up to the next one and probably works on a lot of people). But Hostgator is great so far and totally easy.

    Anyone who knows me on HP can verify how retarded I am with technical stuff and yet even I was able to get my site up and at least running in a most rudimentary state.

  10. allstayathome profile image70
    allstayathomeposted 7 years ago

    I was not too thrilled for several reasons with hostgator. The tech knowledge was very basic. So, I went to, who I don't recommend anyone use. Hostgator was a dream compared to them. I now use a local company by the name of The cost is 14.99 per month, but I have had no trouble, great personable service any time and technical assistance and my Alexa rating went from 5,000,000 to the low 2 millions globally and 300,000 locally. This is all within a month.
    I have learned that you get what you pay for with hosting service. In addition, my site passes the W3C validation perfectly. Good luck!

  11. Misha profile image68
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    baby croc will do just fine. if/when you get more traffic, you can always upgrade. smile


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