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Host Gator Average Uptime 99.91%
Monitored Since December 29, 2005

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Host Gator Overview
Hostgator is a dynamic privately owned web host that has grown by leaps and bounds since they started in 2002. They host over 1,000,000 domains and have gained an award winning reputation as a provider of affordable web hosting to fit every need from shared hosting to reseller hosting to dedicated hosting. They are consistently rated as one of the best web hosts.

Price and Features
Hostgator has hosting plans that fit any budget and any need. From shared hosting all the way to dedicated hosting, you can find a plan to meet your needs that is both price and feature competitive with any other hosting on the market. HostGator plans gives you the features and tools you’ve got an obligation for to run a serious site. Their plans, Hatchling ($4.95), Baby ($7.95) and Business ($12.95), come with unlimited add on domains, which would be a great help to you if you are running multiple sites. HostGator supports PHP4 & 5, SSH, Cron roles, Python, Ruby On Rails on their servers. Feet space, which has an extremely high security, safety, besides massive cooling systems.

Popularity and Statistics

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Host Gator Reliability
Hostgator prides itself on having 99.9% up-time. They’re able to ensure this because of their superior hardware. They use only the best server equipment and have the redundant internet connections across their 4 Dallas area data centers. Each data center is equipped with internet connections from several different data providers and have redundant power supplies that utilize battery backup and generators equipped to handle any power outage. All this works together to keep your site up.

CPanel Control Panel
All of the plans at Hostgator utilize the CPanel control panel. It’s the Rolls Royce of control panels and gives you access to all of your hosting features with just a few clicks. The control panel comes with Fantastico so you can easily and quickly install web scripts onto your site. You can install web-based applications like blogs, shopping carts, and forums right from the CPanel control panel. Other standard features include upload and manage web pages, create email accounts, protect a site’s content and bandwidth from abuse, generate and view statistics about visitors and reviewing error logs to locate broken links and other problems.

Host Gator Customer Support
HostGator offers support through a toll free telephone line, live online chat, email, and an Internet based support desk and ticketing system. On all accounts, the response times were outstanding and I was extremely happy with the level of service I received when I had a question or problem.Whenever I have a question, I use their chat service. Rarely have I waited more than 5 minutes (it’s usually more like 2 minutes) to be connected to a customer service representative. Not only that, but in nearly every case the rep has answered my question or taken care of the problem right away. And yes, no matter how experienced you are at dealing with web hosting issues, you will constantly need assistance for one thing or another. So, don’t think that your need will ever go away.

Customer Growth

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This chart shows how many new domain customers per day the Hostgator is getting through new domain registrations and domain transfers.

Conclusion
I have tried over 8 different webhosts (all leaders in the hosting industry), and I must conclude that Hostgator Hosting has the ‘best hosting features’ among all these webhosts. Hostgator has given me almost 100% uptime ever since I started hosting with them. They have done absolutely no compromise on the hosting features. I have various heavy scripts, such as Joomla, WordPress, and a few Custom scripts (with CronJobs) running on my account, and they all work as smooth as butter.

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