Hostgator Review

Hostgator has been providing web hosting services since 2002 and currently powers over 8 million websites. Their cheapest plan starts at $2.75/mo. Based on longterm testing, our rating for Hostgator is 4.

Pros and Cons

Hostgator Pros

  • Almost 100% Uptime
  • Free SSL
  • Free Domain name
  • Great discounts on 12-month plans

Hostgator Cons

  • High Renewal Rates
  • Extra fee for daily backups

What statistics we measured with Hostgator and why?

Choosing a web host is never easy, especially when you are a beginner who is about to purchase their first web host. There are so many providers to choose from!

Based on longterm testing, Hostgator delivered the 99.99% uptime on average and loading speed was 0.83 seconds.

Uptime shows how much of the time a website is available to customers. It is important to mention that there’s no such thing as 100% uptime. Servers require maintenance and that’s why tiny instances when website is unavailable can appear. Anyway it is vital your provider’s uptime is as close to 100% as possible.

Loading speed is very important too, especially in today's fast-paced world. If your website takes longer than 3 seconds to load, there is a 53% chance your customers will leave.

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