HostGator was originally founded back in 2002 in a dorm room of all places. Since then they have grown into one of the largest and most reliable hosting providers around. Currently headquartered in Texas, HostGator has locations across the globe. A great thing about HostGator is that they can cater to a vast range of audiences. Whether you are first starting up a WordPress site or fine-tuning your masterpiece, HostGator has what you need.
In this HostGator review, we will review their offerings and see why HostGator provides some of the best WordPress hosting around. Specifically, we will assess the Starter, Standard, and Business plans.
All of HostGator WordPress hosting plans include a free SSL certificate, a free domain for a year, $150 in Google Ads credit, and one-click WordPress installs. Beyond the site offerings, all plans come with unlimited POP3 email accounts with SMTP, unlimited email aliases, autoresponders, mail forwards, and more! You can rest assured your website will up and running near constantly as they offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee. If for whatever reason you are unhappy, they do offer a 45-day money-back guarantee. But before you request a refund, we recommend working with their tremendous support staff. They offer 24/7 support every single day of the year!
The WordPress Starter plan is what can be considered their basic plan and is limited to one site. This is particularly well suited for users who are new to WordPress or a small business that doesn’t expect a lot of traffic to their site. In addition to the free SSL, domain, and Google Ads credits, you will also receive 1 GB of backup space. Backing up your site is imperative as you never know what could happen to your site. If you are currently on another hosting platform and want to make the switch, with the starter plan, HostGator will help migrate your one website free of charge.
The WordPress Standard plan is their middle package allowing up to two sites. This is ideal for those who are familiar with WordPress as well as growing online businesses with approximately 200k visits per month. You’ll get their standard offerings with this package, but with more backup space, 2 GB’s worth. This plan is endorsed by HostGator as their “recommended” option as it offers a lot of “bang for your buck” and fits the needs of a lot of customers. Like the starter plan, website migration is included, but for two sites. This means if you have two websites on another host you can have them brought over to HostGator and not pay a penny.
The WordPress Business plan is their top WordPress package allowing up to three sites. This is best for online businesses with approximately 500k visits per month, which means you have quite a bit of attention to your site. Like each of the plans listed before, you’ll get all of their base offerings. You will an additional GB of backup for a total of 3 GB. Along with that extra GB of backup, you have the opportunity to bring over three sites from another host, if you happen to be currently with one.
One of the really great parts about all of HostGator’s WordPress offerings is that they are all reasonably priced and easy to upgrade between them. Pricing-wise they are typically only a few dollars a month different. This means as your business grows, you won’t need to worry about a huge increase in your monthly costs of operating your site.
WordPress Hosting Summary
After assessing HostGator’s WordPress hosting plans, it is safe to say they do live up to their reputation of being one of the best. From excellent free offerings to the quality of their 24/7/365 support, you can rely on HostGator to help you or your business grow. Their Starter, Standard, and Business plans scale easily and are quite affordable, especially considering what you get for them.