HostGator Review (Bonus with HostGator Coupon Codes!)
The initial appeal that HostGator gives off is it’s affordable price point. Depending on how long you want to set up a hosting plan for, you can get the monthly cost down to a little less than four dollars per month. This is below the industry standard, as Bluehost’s lowest cost is just under five dollars per month. Even though the difference is just a dollar, that savings can add up over the course of a few years.
Many will be happy to hear that HostGator uses cPanel for every customers control panel. For those not familiar, cPanel is an extremely easy to use control panel that displays all of the account owners tools in one place (intuitively organized). This means that editing or “controling” your site will be exceptionally simple with HostGator. This is a definite appeal to both the tech-minded and the non-tech-minded!
Another huge pull for HostGator is the additional feature, Quick Install, that comes free with every hosting package. Quick Install lets you install popular platforms such as WordPress, PHPBB, Moodle, and many more. This makes it exceptionally simple to create a blog, forum, business website, or ecommerce store in just a few clicks. A person can have a full website created for themselves in a matter of minutes using this tool.
Beyond that, HostGator has a phenomenal tech support team that is available 24/7, 365 days out of the year. In my personal time using HostGator, I only had to contact support once and the issue was solved within 2 minutes. They are highly educated and are authorized to fix problems on your account quickly if they arise. Having a strong tech team behind you is extremely imporant for many reasons, but especially for peace of mind.
If this is your first time creating a website, HostGator is a great starter host. Everything is extremely easy to use, and you have a tech support team just a call or text chat away at all times if you need help. Additionally, if you have created websites before, HostGator is going to have all of the tools you need to build the high-tech website of your dreams (including MySQL and phpMyAdmin). You too will find their educated support team helpful if you ever get caught in a coding/database jam.