Hostgator provides shared, reseller and dedicated web hosting solutions catering to different kinds of requirements. I’ve been with this company for many years without any problem. I started with a basic hosting package and for the past 2 years, have upgraded to a reseller plan which allows me to host multiple web sites each with its own control panel.
There are four plans under shared web hosting – Hatchling, Baby, Swamp and Semi Dedicated that vary in features like disk space, bandwidth, number of domains and sub domains etc.
The “Baby” plan is pretty good for hosting unlimited web sites because it offers 100GB of storage (more than enough to go around), a 1,000GB bandwidth limit and comes with unlimited emails, FTP accounts, MySQL databases, PHP, Perl, GD library, Ruby On Rails, SSH, Cron jobs, FrontPage, and a extensive control panel that is so very simple to use. This plan costs only $9.95 (if paid yearly). View details of this web hosting plan.
If you need more disk space or bandwidth, you can always go for the “Swamp” plan that has 200GB storage and 2,000GB bandwidth costing $14.95 per month (if paid yearly). View details of this web hosting plan.
The “Semi Dedicated” plan is interesting. It offers 25GB storage with 500GB bandwidth (costing $74.95 per month, if paid yearly) but you get full control of the server – it’s a semi-dedicated plan. View details of this web hosting plan.
Except for the Hatchling (with 99.5% uptime), all other plans come with 99.9% uptime guarantee.
I have been using a reseller plan from Hostgator for two years now and am very satisfied. I have most of my client’s web sites on the reseller plan – that is why I took reseller hosting in the first place – and even some of my own. The sites have seldom (if ever) been offline and their customer support has been excellent. The control panel really makes it simple to add and delete/suspend web sites (just a few clicks) and I can even track the performance of each web site with it.
There are five reseller web hosting plans from Hostgator – Aluminum, Copper, Silver, Gold and Diamond (wonder why it’s called Diamond and not Platinum?). Not only do you get ample disk space (starting with 12GB to 50GB) but lots of bandwidth too (125GB to 350GB). The monthly price varies from $24.95 per month (paid yearly) for the Aluminum plan to $99.95/month for the Diamond. In addition to the other cool features of shared hosting plans, the reseller plans come with Private Name Servers, free billing system, templates, 24X7 support, instant backups and much more. These plans are great to start your own web hosting business or to earn extra revenue from your existing customers by offering them web hosting. View details of the reseller web hosting plans from Hostgator.
The Dedicated server packages come in four flavors – Basic, Standard, Elite and Pro. These primarily differ in the hardware they run on such as Processor, DDR memory, Hard Drive capacity and speed. Further, you can have 5 I.P. addresses on a dedicated server package.View details of the dedicated web hosting plans from Hostgator.
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