One of the major problems that we face while blogging is finding a reliable host.
A bad host can create chaos for bloggers like us, and that’s why it’s important to have a quality Web-host should be hosting our Site. Today, I’m going to share HostGator Baby plan review, where I’m hosting a couple of my tech blogs.
I was curious to see, how’s the experience goes and how HostGator is going to handle the load of my site but with HostGator baby plan powerful servers with the combination of Cloudflare and Super Cache plugin, my sites on Hostgator are running smoothly.
HostGator Baby plan: Review & Feature list
Hostgator hosting offers 3 shared hosting plan: Hatchling, Baby and Business plan.
- Hatchling plan is single domain hosting
- Baby plan which is a multiple domain hosting
- A business plan is multiple domains hosting with features like SSL, Dedicated I.P.
If your requirement is for single domain hosting, you can always opt for Hatchling plan that is as good, but the only limitation is it let you host one website. When you are starting out, this plan is optimum but with time everybody wants to add more websites (After little experience) & this is where Hathclink plan limits you.
Hostgator Baby plan like other shared plan offers: cPanel, Unlimited Space, unlimited Bandwidth, Free $100 Adwords Credit, WordPress compatible, Site builder, free setup, unlimited addon domains, Unlimited FTP, Unlimited databases, Ruby on Rails, SSH, PHP5, Fast CGI and what not.
For any healthy WordPress site, Baby plan offers everything. Earlier I worked with Dreamhost cPanel, which is a custom one and here Hostgator offers standard cPanel where you can see your server load and traffic from cPanel dashboard.
Quick Feature list
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited Storage
- Unlimited addon domain
- IP deny manager ( Security)
- Unlimited FTP
- Unlimited MySql database
- Hotlink Protection (Security)
- 24*7 Customer Support
- 45 Days money back guarantee
- Ruby on Rails
- Cron Jobs
The list of features are endless, and I thought they might be something to create Buzz about the Hostgator. But it’s not. I will add some screenshot of Hostgator cPanel Dashboard, which will make it easier to understand what HostGator is offering you.
One thing I like the most is monitoring Running process and visits from inside the panel. This way we can control the performance of our blogs. Additionally, their Live chat support is available 24*7 and also telephonic support. You can call Hostgator at this number anytime: 1-866-96-GATOR
Also, if you are one of those who likes to keep their Website free from errors, Error logs feature in cPanel is useful and you can also use hotlinking feature to stop others from stealing your images.
Hostgator Baby Plan Pricing:
With our most valued coupon “ShoutMeLoud30” you will get 30% off on your total bill. I would suggest buy hosting for 2-3 years term to save maximum. Since hosting discount is applicable only on the first bill. Here is Baby plan pricing before discount:
You can grab Hosting for the monthly tenure, quarterly tenure, yearly, 24 or 36 months tenure. You can use this exclusive HostGator Discount coupon to get 30% discount on your final bill.
One year hosting with 30% discount coupon (ShoutMeLoud30) will cost you $89.55 instead of usual $119.40. Similarly, you can buy 2 year or 3-year plan and enjoy more discount with above Baby plan discount code.
Summing up all shared hosting plans quickly:
- Hatchling: Perfect for single blog (4.45$/mo)
- Baby Plan: Perfect for multiple Blogs ( 6.95$/mo)
- Business : Multiple Blogs + Private IP + Toll-free Number (12.95$/mo)
I suggest Baby hosting plan for you, as you can add on Private I.P. by paying only 2$/month, and with their Live chat support, you will not will not need that Toll-free number.
Signup for Hostgator (30% Discount Coupon for SML readers : ShoutMeLoud30)
So far, my experience with them is amazing and hope this review of the baby plan will help you to decide which hosting you should opt for.
Here is how new Hostgator cPanel looks like. By 2017, Everyone on HostGator will see this new cPanel design:
My personal recommendation would be Baby, or if you need a Private I.P (SEO purpose) with a Toll-free number, you can opt for Business plan. Here is a video which shows how to use the coupon.
In the case of any query, feel free to ask in the comment section below. Do share your experience & review of HostGator web-hosting with all of us.
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