I recently added another web hosting account to the mix and this time I picked Hostgator. Hostgator web hosting is well known in the industry by webmasters, but often less known by normal consumers. Hostgator offers very generous hosting plans which explains the fact that so many webmasters pick Hostgator for their web hosting provider. But that should not pull away attention from the fact that Hostgator is a great web host for everyone.
Here is an example. I made a mistake during the sign-up process and submitted a ticket within 15 minutes after having signed up. The ticket response was very fast and the did not ask unnecessary questions or made it difficult for me to get the mistake that I had made corrected. They just did it and life was good.
My Website required a few custom pieces to be installed on the web server and I was ready to submit the necessary support requests, but that was not necessary. What 2 other web hosts were not able to provide even after asking and explaining from my side, was a non-issue at Hostgator. Everything worked right out of the box and that saved me a lot of time. Kudos to Hostgator for this.
When I logged into cPanel for the first time I was greeted by the “Gator”. Ha ha – Hostgator has a custom cPanel Skin in place which looks pretty cool, but also gives them the ability to place custom links to other parts of their website.
Since I did not know if Hostgator would be working out for me, I did sign up with monthly payments. Now that I know that this will be the permanent home for that one website of mine, I might change that and at least switch to quarterly payments to take advantage of the lower pricing.
So, for me Hostgator has again proved to be a great web host. Visit Hostgator here to check out the different web hosting plans.