Do you want to launch a WordPress website but want to make sure you get the best hosting? Are security, reliability, and performance a concern of yours? If so, you’re about to reach a conclusion after finishing this Hostgator WordPress hosting review.
With over 2 million customers, HostGator is one of the most successful and trustworthy web hosts on the internet today. Mastro Digital has experience with several different hosts including Bluehost but none stood out more than HostGator in terms of service, features, and assistance. No matter if you are very tech savvy or new to owning websites, you’ll find an easy time getting everything up and running with them. If you are ever stuck, live chat, email, and their ticket system will get that resolved quickly.
Pair them with the world’s most popular content management system, WordPress, and you suddenly have a recipe for success. With HostGator, you can install WordPress with literally the click of a single button. You simply choose your domain that you want to install it on and it does all of the hard work for you. With that info aside, lets get into the nitty gitty of our review.
HostGator WordPress Hosting Review
This package is perfect for any webmaster that is interested in opening a website to use a blog, portfolio. e-commerce store and anything inbetween. You get the perfect blend between performance, customization and features to do anything you can think of. It also comes with very affordable pricing as you can see below.
Their simplest plan(Hatchling) will allow you to have one website, instantly install WordPress among other items, have unlimited bandwidth and includes email marketing services. For driving traffic and building relationships with your users, email marketing is a great way to do so and HostGator will assist you in doing so. In the middle plan(Baby), You can have unlimited websites if you plan to open more blogs or stores in the future. Right now you can see the business plan is on sale for the same price but comes with a private SSL & IP. SSL stands for secure socket layer and adds an extra layer of security to keep you and your users safe.
All of these plans also include:
- Professional email accounts with auto responders, mailing lists and more.
- A feature-rich control panel.
- A file manager if you need to get deep into website files.
- Website stats and monitoring.
- And more!
- Very easy/quick to sign up and get a WordPress website.
- You can upgrade to another plan at any time.
- Endless features to take advantage of.
- Great customer service.
- Affordable pricing.
- Not the best for websites getting tens of thousands of users or more monthly.
- Websites can be slow at times.
We have to be honest, it’s difficult to come up with disadvantages about HostGator because they genuinely offer a great product. Unless you plan to have thousands of users on your site per day, these plans will be ideal for you. When you do build up your traffic to those levels, you can always easily upgrade to their cloud or VPS packages.