One of the biggest 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 essential to have a quality web-host hosting our Site. Today, I’m going to share my review of the HostGator Baby plan, where I’m hosting a couple of my tech blogs.
HostGator Review & Feature List
Hostgator hosting offers three shared hosting plans: Hatchling, Baby, and Business.
- Hatchling plan is single domain hosting
- The Baby plan is multiple domain hosting
- A business plan is multiple domains hosting with features like SSL, Dedicated I.P. etc.
If your requirement is for single domain hosting, you can always opt for Hatchling plan which is as good, but the only limitation is it lets you host just one website. When you are starting out, this plan is ideal, but with time everybody wants to add more websites.
The Hostgator Baby plan, like other shared plans, offers cPanel, unlimited Space, unlimited Bandwidth, free $100 AdWords credit, WordPress compatible, site builder, free setup, unlimited add-on domains, unlimited FTP, unlimited databases, Ruby on Rails, SSH, PHP7, Fast CGI and what not.
For any normal WordPress site, the Baby plan offers everything. Earlier, I worked with Kinsta panel which is a custom one and here Hostgator provides standard cPanel where you can see your server load and traffic from cPanel dashboard.
Quick Feature list
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited Storage
- Unlimited addon domain
- IP deny manager ( Security)
- Unlimited FTP
- Free SSL
- Unlimited MySql database
- Hotlink Protection (Security)
- 24*7 Customer Support
- 45 Days money back guarantee
- Ruby on Rails
- Cron Jobs
- Automatic Backup
- 99.99% uptime
The list is endless. I initially thought of it as a publicity gimmick, but it’s not. I will add some screenshot of Hostgator cPanel Dashboard, which will make it easier to understand what HostGator is offering you.
One thing I like the most is monitoring Running process and visits from inside the panel. This way we can control the performance of our blogs. Additionally, their chat and telephone support are available 24*7. You can call Hostgator on 1-866-96-GATOR any time.
Also, if you are one who likes to keep their website free from glitches, the Error logs feature in cPanel is useful and you can also use hotlinking feature to stop others from stealing your images.
Which Hostgator plan is right for you?
Summing up all shared hosting plans quickly:
- Hatchling: Perfect for a single blog (4.45$/mo)
- Baby Plan: Perfect for multiple Blogs (6.95$/mo)
- Business: Multiple Blogs + Private IP + Toll-free Number (12.95$/mo)
I suggest the 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 never need that Toll-free number.
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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 a 2-3 years term to save maximum (since hosting discount is applicable only on the first bill). Here is Baby plan pricing before the 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 a 30% discount coupon (ShoutMeLoud30) will cost you $89.55 instead of the usual $119.40. Similarly, you can buy a 2-year or 3-year plan and enjoy more discount with the Baby plan discount code.
So far, my experience with them has been amazing and hope this review of the Baby plan will help you to decide which hosting you should opt for.
Here is what the new Hostgator cPanel looks like:
My personal recommendation would be the Baby plan, but 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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