August 15, 2020

Hostgator Review – Hostgator Flaws and Strengths

By Rabah Hasan

Tired of reading all blatant Hostgator Reviews? I thought I’d finally write down a truthful Hostgator Review that will tell you the real Strengths and Flaws with Hostgator Hosting. First off, a word of caution. Most Hostgator Reviews in the Market are hyped up to make you purchase Hostgator Hosting through their Affiliate Links, so, don’t listen to them. For real Customers’ Hostgator Review, visit the Hostgator Forums and go to the ‘Customer Reviews’ category. I am writing this Hostgator Review as a personal experience with Hostgator Webhosting for the last 2 years, and I’ll try to be as helpful as possible for helping you make the right choice in purchasing your hosting. I want to start off this Hostgator Review by highlighting the main flaws with Hostgator.

Hostgator Review – Flaws:

1) If you expect your sites to load with the lightning-fast speed with Shared Hostgator Hosting (which most people buy), then you’re wrong. On a Shared Server, you’re basically sharing one single server with about 700-800 different websites. Although their speeds are better in comparison to other hosts, still it may render a bit slow for your visitors.

2) Hostgator doesn’t have an exhaustive database of answers to common questions related to Hosting and cPanel, etc. Although you can contact them via a Helpdesk and Live Chat (24/7 Live), where they will answer¬†all¬†your questions, still it would be helpful to have a good solid knowledgebase.

I mentioned these flaws in this Hostgator Review, as some people do feel that ‘speed’ and ‘knowledgebase’ are important factors in considering a host. Now, don’t just close this Hostgator Review. I’ll write down some Strengths of Hostgator Hosting to complete this short Hostgator Review.

Hostgator Review – Strengths:

1) Hostgator has given me almost 100% uptime ever since I started hosting with them. I currently host over 27 domains on their hosting (all on one account), and I have never had even one complaint from my thousands of daily visitors about any downtime or server issues. I mentioned earlier about speed, but I must tell you that my visitors never faced any problems with the ‘slightly’ slow speed of page opening on Hostgator Severs.

2) I have tried over 7 different web hosts (all leaders in the hosting industry), and I must conclude that Hostgator Hosting has the ‘best-hosting features’ among all these web hosts. Although, I would like them to offer a ‘free domain’ with a customer purchase (which is currently provided by many leading web hosts). But, they have done absolutely no compromise on the hosting features. I have various heavy scripts, such as Joomla, WordPress, and a few Custom scripts (with CronJobs) running on my account, and they all work as smoothly as butter.

There are many more points which I would like to discuss here. A few more Hostgator Flaws and Strengths are still waiting to be mentioned. But, I’ll write another Hostgator Review for those. I hope this Hostgator Review will help you make the right decision in purchasing your hosting.