Host Gator is a pretty big name in the hosting world. So what’s the low down on the gator?? Host Gator, founded in 2002, is a Houston based web hosting company. They have grown and improved throughout the last decade. They offer a variety of hosting services including shared, dedicated hosting, VPS, Cloud, WordPress, Application Hosting and reseller hosting. They also offer domain purchase.
For the record, being it was not covered under the variety of hosting services, reseller hosting is where someone uses their hard drive space to host websites (3rd party sites). They get a reseller hosting certificate at wholesale from a company that offers them (Host Gator) and then resells the hosting services for a profit.
Host Gator offers great value for what they offer and fast uptime. One of their mottos is “Raising the bar for speed, reliability and support”. Many people being so familiar with GoDaddy and it’s hosting services, have inquired about how Host Gator compares. We did a little research and found that compared with GoDaddy as far as upload time, Host Gator whens the race on speed. Besides value and speed, the support offered with Host Gator is on point. Some web hosting companies take forever to get through to and you get spotty assistance, at best. Not Host Gator. Their people are efficient and helpful.
One thing we really like about Host Gator is how quickly their name servers propagate. For any newbies, this is when you have purchased a domain name somewhere other than Host Gator and you have chosen Host Gator to host (or house) your domain name. You must go in and point the name servers to Host Gator. The process can take up to 48 hours, as we discussed in a earlier post. With Host Gator we haven’t experienced anything longer than 3 hours, as it usually is pretty immediately. Again their support is great, so if you have any trouble or misunderstanding when pointing the servers, give Host Gator a call.
We give Host Gator a 9 out of 10. Thy have great hosting deals, rock solid uptime, and great customer support. The value and speed almost give them a perfect score!