Hostgator

Hostgator was established in 2002 and today is one of the world’s leading web hosting service providers. Hostgator is proud of hosting over 8,000,000 domains, and even prouder of holding awards such as the 2011 Best Small Business Hosting Award in addition to many others.

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Web Hosting Provider Rating

  • 4

    Overall Rating

    Hostgator offers a great all around shared hosting package for the beginner of advanced Joomla user

  • 4

    Reliability & Uptime

    Hostgator guarantees 99% up time on their hosting

  • 3.5

    Support

    24/7 support with a variety of peer to peer support help options

  • 4

    Price

    3 main shared hosting packages providing different pricing plans

  • 4

    User Friendly

    cPanel and 1-click installation on the major CMSs

  • 4

    Very good

Hostgator

Price $3.96

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Plan

Hostgator offers 3 plans, the least expensive of which is the Hatchling Plan. At $3.96/mo, this plan offers a single domain with unlimited disk space and bandwidth, and many other features that fit perfectly with the beginning user who wants to host a single website.  The Baby Plan offers everything in the Hatchling Plan together with unlimited domains, a dedicated IP, and SSL certificate. At a monthly price of $6.36, this is the perfect plan for those Joomla users who need more than 1 domain. The biggest plan is the Business Plan, providing everything that Hostgator has to offer including a free toll-free number, anonymous FTP, and more. 

Hostgator supports its users 24/7/365 via phone, live chat, or email, with an excellent team of experienced support agents

Support

Hostgator supports its users 24/7/365 via phone, live chat, or email, with an excellent team of experienced support agents who provide 24/7 server monitoring and automatic weekly data backups. Hostgator stands out from the competitors with an online support portal that offers over 680 help articles and over 500 video tutorials. 

User Friendly

The control panel is one of the most important features to consider when choosing a webhost. Hostgator offers cPanel, a very good and popular control panel that is known for being user-friendly and easy to learn.  Hostgator offers different site builders, programs which aid in building a website by either providing templates for the website or supplying tools for more advanced users. Some of the site builders on offer include: BaskeKit Site Builder, Parallels Web Presence Builder and Site Studio.

Joomla

Hostgator comes with a one-click automatic installer called Quick Install which allows for  instant installation of Joomla. In addition by being a linux host it provides the full LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) technology environment to support all the latest versions of Joomls which is coded in PHP with a MySQL database

Overall Hostgator works to provide fast, efficient service for their costumers, with outstanding support and an excellent choice of features and options. Hostgator already hosts ten-thousands of websites with Joomla supporting the latest version of the CMS; all of which makes Joomla and Hostgator the perfect match.

 

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