One of the major problems that we, the interweb savvy, face is finding a reliable host.
A bad host can create chaos absolute chaos! So, that’s why it’s important to have a quality Web-host.
I was curious to see how the experience was and how Hostgator was going to handle the load of my site. Because of Hostgator’s baby plan’s powerful servers and the combination of Cloudflare and Super Cache plugins, 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 you only require single domain hosting, opt for the Hatchling plan because it’s just as good as the baby, and 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 Hatchling plan limits you.
Hostgator Baby plan like other shared plan offers : cPanel, Unlimited Space, unlimited Bandwidth, Free $100 Adwords Credit, WordPress compatible, Site builder, free setup, unlimited addon domains, Unlimited FTP, Unlimited databases, Ruby on Rails, SSH, PHP5, Fast CGI and what not.
For any healthy WordPress site, Baby plan offers everything. Earlier I worked with Dreamhost cPanel, which is a custom one and here Hostgator offers standard cPanel where you can see your server load and traffic from cPanel dashboard.
Quick Feature list
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited Storage
- Unlimited addon domain
- IP deny manager ( Security)
- Unlimited FTP
- Unlimited MySql database
- Hotlink Protection (Security)
- 24*7 Customer Support
- 45 Days money back guarantee
- Ruby on Rails
- Cron Jobs
One thing I like the most is monitoring Running process and visits from inside the panel. This way we can control the performance of our blogs. Additionally, their Live chat support is available 24*7 and also telephonic support. You can call Hostgator at this number anytime: 1-866-96-GATOR
Also, if you are one of those who likes to keep their Website free from errors, Error logs feature in cPanel is useful and you can also use hotlinking feature to stop others from stealing your images.
Hostgator Baby Plan Pricing:
You can grab Hosting for the monthly tenure, quarterly tenure, yearly, 24 or 36 months tenure.
You can buy 2 year or 3-year plan and enjoy more of a discount.
Summing up all shared hosting plans quickly:
- Hatchling : Perfect for single blog (4.95$/mo)
- Baby Plan: Perfect for multiple Blogs (7.95$/mo)
- Business : Multiple Blogs + Private IP + Toll free Number (12.95$/mo)
I would suggest the Baby hosting plan, as you can add on Private I.P. by paying only 2$/month, and with their Live chat support, you will not be needing that Toll-free number.
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.