HostGator Reviews


Host: HostGator (Visit Host)

Hosting Types Provided:

  • Shared Hosting, WordPress Hosting, Cloud Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting

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Customer Review Sites

Site Rating Number of Reviewers Visit Host Visit Site
Web Hosting Geeks  4/ 10  489 reviewers Visit HostGator  WHG
Whois Hosting This  7 / 10  548 reviewers Visit HostGator  WHT
Host Advice  6 / 10  27 reviewers Visit HostGator  HA
Totals  5.7 / 10  1,064 reviewers Visit HostGator

Best/Top Host Lists

Site Ranking Rating Visit Host Visit Site
Web Hosting Geeks  #16  4 / 10 Visit HostGator  WHG
Whois Hosting This  #8  7 / 10 Visit HostGator  WHT
Host Advice  #153  6 / 10 Visit HostGator  HA
Totals Visit HostGator

Editorial Reviews

Site Rating Visit Host Visit Site
Web Hosting Secret Revealed Visit HostGator   WHSR
Whois Hosting This  3.5 / 5 Stars Visit HostGator   WHT
Shivar Web Visit HostGator  SW

Whois Hosting This – Average 3.5 / 5 Stars

Claire Broadley rated HostGator Average, giving the host 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Summary: HostGator is one of the world’s biggest hosting brands, known for its massive scale of operations, and broad range of hosting services. HostGator really excels in offering unmetered resource on low-cost plans, but take care to get a managed solution if you aren’t technically proficient. Some of HostGator’s competitors allow customers to choose a datacenter, and this is one area where HostGator could probably do more for its non-US customers. But if you just want solid all-round hosting from a very well known brand, HostGator will give your site, and your business, room to grow.


Web Hosting Secret Revealed –

Jerry Low rated GoDaddy RATING giving the host STARS out of 5 stars.


Visit Web Hosting Secrets Revealed

Shivar Web –

Nate Shivar rated GoDaddy STARS out of 5 stars.


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Hosting Plans & Pricing

Prices starting at:

  • Shared Hosting: $7 / month
  • WordPress Hosting: $6 / month
  • Reseller Hosting: $20 / month
  • Cloud Hosting: $7 / month
  • VPS Hosting: $12 / month
  • Dedicated Hosting: $105 / month

View a breakdown of HostGator’s hosting plans and pricing

HostGator Reviews & Ratings

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Blogging Software

  • WordPress
  • LifeType


  • WebCalendar


  • CraftySyntax
  • phpFreeChat
  • X7 Chat

Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • b2evolution
  • concrete5
  • Drupal 6
  • Drupal 7
  • e107
  • glFusion
  • Hotaru
  • Joomla
  • liveSite
  • Mambo
  • Modx
  • Nucleus
  • ocPortal
  • Open Atrium
  • PHP-Nuke
  • phpwcms
  • Pligg
  • Saurus CMS
  • Textpattern
  • Tiki
  • Trendy Site Builder
  • Typo3
  • Xoops
  • Zikula


  • DewNewPHPLinks

eCommerce / Shopping Carts

  • Magento
  • phpCOIN
  • PrestaShop
  • SugarCRM
  • TomatoCart
  • vtiger CRM
  • ZenCart
  • Woocommerce (available as a plugin through WordPress)


  • Claroline
  • Moodle

ePortfolio Software

  • Mahara


  • Advanced Electron Forum
  • bbPress (available as a plugin through WordPress)
  • MyBB
  • phpBB
  • punBB
  • Simple Machines Forum




Lazarus Guestbook


Dada Mail

Project Management



  • Z-Push

Social Networking

  • Elgg


  • MantisBT
  • OpenDocMan
  • osTicket
  • phpMyFAQ


  • Advanced Poll
  • LimeSurvey
  • phpESP


  • MediaWiki
  • PmWiki
  • Wikka
  • TikiWiki

Billing / Support Software


Features & Addons

Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • Windows

Control Panels

  • cPanel
  • Plesk


  • MySQL

Scripting & Languages

  • PHP
  • Ruby on Rails

Email Clients

  • Horde
  • Roundcube
  • SquirrelMail

Site Builders

  • Weebly Site Builder
  • goMobi Site Builder (premium paid addon)
  • Parallels Web Presence Builder (available on the Plesk control panel)
  • Soholaunch Pro Edition (trial version included)
  • Trendy Site Builder (trial version included)
  • Basekit SiteBuilder (compatible, not available as a quick install)
  • Parallels Plesk Site Builder (compatible, not available as a quick install)


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Company Info

  • Founded: 2002
  • Headquarters: Houston, Texas
  • Data Center Locations:
  • Number of Emplyees:
  • Website: Official Site
  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 693 (February 2016)
  • Key People: Brent Oxley (Founder)
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Discuss HostGator in the comments…


    HostGator, my first hosting love

    HostGator was the first hosting company I hosted with and I loved their service and support. This was back in 2006. It has been hard to watch this great host go down the drain after the EIG purchase. I can no longer host with them or recommend them to other webmasters. Shame…

    HostGator, once great, now a waste

    HostGator used to be my go to hosting company for all my websites. They were dependable and always provided quick and thorough customer service whenever a problem did arise, which wasn’t often.

    That was then, this is now. I can no longer support and recommend HostGator. Ever since the acquisition by EIG, they have gone the way of some many other great hosts and now the quality and customer service took a dramatic hit.

    I always choose none EIG hosting companies from now on. Trick is picking one that will not be acquired by Endurance International Group soon.


      Same here.

      Starting back in 2006, if memory serves me right, I hosted my first website with HostGator. Now I can not trust them and avoid them at all costs. Along with all other EIG hosts. Its a shame. A company a used to recommend constantly has gone to such a horrible fate.

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