7.2 hRank
Uptime, 30 days
IPs Downtime, 30 days
~ 1775h 15m
Response Time, 30 days
970 ms
Shared IPs, today
6,716 +131
Hosted Websites, today
1,291,699 +19927
HostGator Uptime, %
Last 30 days
3 months
All time
Response, ms
Last 30 days
3 months
All time
Shared IPs Sites
Last 30 days
3 months
All time
This provider is out of our top list. We can recommend you the best options.
Worst Shared IPs by Uptime
The domains from these shared IPs (5 random domains are being checked every 5 min from 1 IP) showed the worst uptime results for the period of the last 30 days.
Shared IP
uptime, % 83.668 96.097 97.986 98.282 99.014
response, ms 1486 835 549 1006 506
hosted sites 145 385 1139 212 507
downtime ~ 4d 01h 59m ~ 23h 25m ~ 12h 05m ~ 10h 18m ~ 05h 55m
Bad Shared IPs Count By Date
Here is the list of shared IPs where domains experienced downtime for the previous 7 days. The statistics is presented for each day, with the number of shared IPs and their domains' downtime data.
Date Total Shared IPs Bad Shared IPs Total Downtime Affected Sites
2019-05-25 6716 182 ~ 38h 00m 41151
2019-05-24 6708 310 ~ 95h 10m 103839
2019-05-23 6700 207 ~ 37h 35m 44688
2019-05-21 6704 218 ~ 31h 15m 45924
2019-05-19 6671 97 ~ 15h 15m 22200 Review Visit provider Thumbnail


Business Name: 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, and other means – for a mid-00 company, that was quite an achievement. In 2007, they left the original office, which had become too small by that time, and moved into a new 25,000 sq ft building in Houston, Texas. In 2008, only 6 years after it was set up, HostGator was ranked #21 in the list of the fastest growing American companies and got BBB accredited (A+).

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.

Offers and Pricing

Shared Hosting Plans
Name Domains Disk Bandwidth Min Price Billing Term
Hatchling 1 Unlim Unlim $2.75 36 Mo
Baby Unlim Unlim Unlim $3.95 36 Mo
Business Unlim Unlim Unlim $5.95 36 Mo 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:

  • Shared / Reseller / VPS / Dedicated web hosting,
  • Domain registration,
  • Website builder (their own product),
  • also, they assist with website management in other ways.

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 3-year subscription is way more beneficial – only $2.75/mo. Yet, it’s hard to tell whether such a long-term commitment is a good idea or not…


Instant Technical Live Support: Yes support chat

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 variation of support options and a live chat is among them. And this gives them a huge advantage. So, if they are prompt to help, maybe a 3-year plan is worth a try right at once.

They also offer tech support via live chat.

Last 6 Months Performance Values

MonthHRANK# in TOPUptime, %Response, msSites, +(-)Shared IPs, +(-)
Apr 20197.26799.954958-32051-26
Mar 20196.410399.939939+15388-22
Feb 20194.216899.4841019-6056-17
Jan 201987399.9731006-14167+2
Dec 20185.712199.926989+5987+62
Nov 2018512399.9151044-28132-8

Report for 2018

HRANK# in TOPUptime, %Response, msSites, +(-)Shared IPs, +(-)
  • HostGator’s overall HRank rating was not very high in 2018 – 5.2, and neither was its position on the 2018 list – only the 93d.
  • Our data charts reveal HostGator’s uptime performance since June 2018. In 2018 uptime was mostly stable, though, never 100%. There were several cases of downtime (98.455%) in the course of the monitoring, but they were really few. Still, these cases contributed negatively to the overall rating of the provider.
  • Response time from the domains improved from June 2018 to December 2018 from about 1,300ms to 1,000ms on average. It is not the fastest indicator (many providers in our list showed better results), however, it definitely demonstrated the tendency for improvement
  • The provider was from domains but at the same time, the number of Shared IPs that hosted them increased, though, some of them may no longer be active.
Last updated April 2, 2019
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