Hostgator review | HostGator is a domain name and hosting provider



HostGator is a domain name and hosting provider that has been around since 2002 and has recently been purchased by EIG.

There is a consolidation going on in the industry and it has had a major impact on customer service on most of the properties acquired.

HostGator however, has been affected little. 




  • Affordable Hosting
  • Reseller Accounts Available
  • Lots of tutorials
  • Support can be spotty
  • Shared hosting has email trouble



Hostgator offers shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated server packages for both beginners and professionals alike. It’s also inexpensive hosting.


I have used HostGator for over 10 years and have zero complaints. 

I personally have a reseller account which allows me to add a new website with a few click of a button.

HostGator support has a LOT of video tutorials on just about every aspect of your hosting environment.

cPanel, email setup, server config, WordPress and the list goes on.

Support is available via chat, phone, and ticket.




Company Overview

Editor’s note: This information was taken directly from the company’s page LLC is a world-wide provider of shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated web hosting.

Privately held and based in Houston, Texas, the company was founded in 2002 by Founder and current Chairman Brent Oxley, who started the company from his dorm room at Florida Atlantic University.

Since then, HostGator has grown from a small hosting company with just three servers into a world leading and industry recognized hosting provider with more than 12,000 servers under management.




Best Value Monthly: $7.16 mo for hosting* discounts available for 1 yr+ commitment. $12.95 /yr and up for dot com extensions. Then up from there for other extensions.
Money Back Guarantee: 45 Days
Contract Required: No
Domain Services: Just the basics
Website Builder: Yes via QuickInstall
Uptime/Security: 99.99%
Ease of Use:   For the beginner the home page is a bit overwhelming. So many options and no clear path as to where to start.