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1 Hostgator
Storage: 600GB
Bandwidth: 6000GB

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2 IXwebhosting
Storage: 600GB
Bandwidth: 6000GB

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3 Bluehost
Storage: unlimited
Bandwidth: unlimited

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4 PowWeb
Storage: unlimited
Bandwidth: unlimited

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5 Anhosting
Storage: 500GB
Bandwidth: 5000GB

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6 WebhostingPAD
Storage: unlimited
Bandwidth: unlimited

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7 iPowerWeb
Storage: 1500GB
Bandwidth: 15000GB

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8 Dotster
Storage: 500GB
Bandwidth: 5000GB

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9 EasyCGI
Storage: 350GB
Bandwidth: 3500GB

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10 HostRocket
Storage: 1000GB
Bandwidth: unlimited
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# 1Hostgator
Feature 9.5
Support 9.5
Reputation 9
Data Center 9.8
Average Score 9.45
    Baby Plan Highlight
  • Host UNLIMITED Websites
  • FREE Instant Setup
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • 45 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • CGI, PHP 5, RoR, Perl
  • MySQL, SSH, SSL, IMAP, POP
  • FREE Site Builder
  • cPanel Hosting ( View Demo )
  • 24/7/365 Upgraded Support
  • No Contracts or Hidden Fees

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What Hostgator's customers have to say:
I found hostgator on Google while searching for reseller hosting and reseller hosting programs. They are both affordable and reliable. The uptime I have had on my reseller web hosting is simply amazing!

Shawn Appleton

Hostgator Overview  
Hostgator is a privately owned company founded in 2002 that has no debt, is very profitable, and has NO intentions of selling any time soon. They provide service to over 1,000,000 websites on their shared and reseller plans. They are the world's leading provider of reseller accounts with over 20,000 resellers who have chosen us to provide the network, servers, and support required to launch a hosting business.

The Hostgator philosophy is simple: Provide reliable service, superior support, and affordable pricing to businesses and individuals seeking quality shared, reseller, or dedicated web hosting solutions.

Hostgator Plan Features score: 9.5
Hostgator offers 3 different plans for shared hosting. We select their Baby plan as our reviewed plan because it is the most value-for-money plan.

Hostgator offers unlimited domains, subdomains and MySQL database. However, this doesn't come without a price. With 600GB diskspace, 6000GB bandwith at $7.95, it may not look as cheap as our other top 10 hosts. But Hostgator offers some features that are hardly found at other hosts. For example, you can host unlimited sites if you sign up for their Baby plan. Hostgator is one of the first hosting companies to offer this exceptional feature at such a low price.

You would be able to choose among the 50+ popular scripts that can be found in Fantastico Deluxe, which is available in Hostgator's control panel, cPanel. To try out this great feature, please visit the demo page at

http://67.18.39.34/cpanel
Login: demo
Password: demo

Hostgator also features SiteStudio, a tool that will help you create your own website design without any knowledge of FTP, HTML,  HTTP, or Designing. SiteStudio guides you step-by-step, providing simple choices regarding color, style and images. There is no software to download and no code to learn.
Hostgator Support score: 9.5

One of the reasons why Hostgator becomes a reputable host is because they place great emphasis on customer service.

As quoted from an interview with Hostgator's CEO, Brent, “One unhappy customer is worth the weight of 1,000 satisfied customers in terms of how they can affect future business, so we strive to keep as many people happy as we can.” Communication plays a big role in keeping Hostgator's customers happy.

Besides phone support, we are also very impressed with their live chat support. Even though they don't specify 24-hour availability for their live chat, we can still get hold of their live chat staff even on 5am Eastern Time. It's also amazing to see that their staff is able to address every single of our enquiry early in the morning.

If you need to send attachment or give more detailed information, taking advantage of their email support is the best way. Once your email has been sent, you'll expect to get reply within 24 hours.

Hostgator does not yet have a huge knowledgebase. Though they claim that 99% of all questions can be found in their knowledgebase, we can't find the basic info like version of Php and MySQL. This is the area that we think Hostgator could improve on.

Hostgator Reputation score: 9

In just 5-year in business, Hostgator has built itself as a reputable brand and the customer base has grown from just under 100 customers to more than 100,000, with about 1,000 new customers signing up every month. They have won several awards such as:

- A 5-Star host recommended by Webhostmagazine.com (independent review was done on July 5, 2005)
- Assured Hosting Company by Findmyhosting.com
and many more...

Their Alexa ranking is the proof that they are getting stable increase in traffic ever since they launched the site. In fact, they have not experienced any traffic downturn since 2 years ago. This is a very good sign that Hostgator is on the way to become the next "big guy" in the hosting industry.

Hostgator Datacenter score: 9.8

Host Gator has chosen The Planet to provide its customers with superior network connectivity with minimal required downtime. Located in Dallas, Texas, The Planet's Data Center boasts over 223,500 square feet of raised floor space featuring state-of-the-art security, safety, and cooling systems and is second-to-none in the industry.

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