Business Name: HostGator.com LLC.
Year of foundation: 2002
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
BBB Accreditation: Yes
Market Size: > 1.3 million websites (#3 HRank list)
Growth Status: (by websites quantity): Decreasing
In 2002, Brent Oxley, a Florida Atlantic University student, lived in a dormitory. At that time, he did not know yet that the idea of setting up his own business that crossed his mind would result in one of the most successful projects in the history of the hosting industry so far. It was then that he decided to establish his own company, which he humorously called HostGator.
Its first headquarters was located in Boca Raton, in the state where he was studying. The company took off very fast: by 2006, with only 19 team members to handle all aspects of their business, it had grown to a major player offering a wide range of hosting options and providing support via phone, live chat, instant messages,
Another milestone in its history is its acquisition by EIG in 2012. Oxley remained the owner of the facilities where the company HQ is located. When commenting on the deal, he explained that he wanted to travel before becoming a father, and that he hoped EIG would fix the billing issues and other problems HostGator had.
The change in management did not slow down HostGator’s growth. Today, it hosts about 1,300,000 websites and is generally considered one of the key players.
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Hostgator.com has 3 shared hosting plans on offer.
All of them can be purchased for 1, 2 and 6 months, also for 1, 2 and 3 years.
The most beneficial option is a 36-month subscription for $2.75/mo (Hatchling plan). Its monthly option costs $10.95. Here is quite a bargain, right?
They also offer:
The company have long been working with WordPress and even launched their own offering. Their most profitable service, following the customers’ opinion, is cloud plans. It’s safe, fast and has a fair price tag.
The first and cheapest plan in shared hosting line is tenderly called “Hatchling Plan” (isn’t it cute? :)) is not that cheap, if you look at the renewal price – $10.95/mo. However, a
Instant Technical Live Support: Yes
The main advantage of the service is the high quality of customer support and user-friendly interface. At least this is what we have gathered from the general impression on the Internet.
All in all, the company offers a
They also offer tech support via live chat.
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