HostGator Hosting Review 2018

Is HostGator The Right Host For You?


Everyone has heard about HostGator, be it positive or negative they say any press is good press. In this review, I take a closer look at how HostGator stacks up, and if they can hold their own in a competitive market. 

I've been using HostGator for a little over 18 months, I have a love hate relationship with them. Starting at $3.95 monthly for your basic plan.Boasting to be hosting over 9,000,500 domain's you could say they know a thing or two about providing a reliable hosting experience.​One of the most popular hosting providers in the market. Providing a range of hosting and domain options and add on function's. Not ​a premium provider perhaps but they definitely offer a lot of bang for your buck, HostGator is worth a more than a glance especially with shared hosting.

Speed 6.0/10
Customer Support 8/10
Reliability 7/10

Overall Rating


Detailed review of HostGator Hosting


Starting out in 2002 as an affordable solution for hosting services., they adapted to the marketplace and began adding services like domain registration and various hosting options. This is the road so many hosting providers take, but HostGator went for the friendly faced mascot approach and sticking to what they know, affordable low cost website hosting.​ They didn't try to overreach in a crowded market and continued doing what they do.

November 2016 HostGator released Cloud hosting, a super fast no downtime guaranteed service targeting those needing absolutely no downtime.

The Houston based company is one of the largest providers in the market and have some impressive partnerships with companies such as Cisco and Linux. HostGator are part of the Endurance International Group, or otherwise known as EIG the company that also owns BlueHost, FatCow , IPage, JustHost, HostMonster and a lot more. ​You are probably asking yourself why would they have multiple hosting companies, and not just roll them all into one super hosting provider.

Marketing strategies of the mega rich and powerful, don't underestimate the reasons why they do what they do.

I want to make it clear that this is a review of HostGator shared low cost service not the Cloud hosting they released late in 2016.​


Well known and respected

Really affordable pricing

Scalable hosting services


Pretty slow page loading speed

Limited technical capacity

Uptime could be better

If you're looking for a solid host that offers different packages for businesses and entrepreneurs of all sizes then you'll definitely find something that works for you, whereas with some of the high-performance oriented hosts you'll likely not if you're a smaller business that's still scaling.