Host Gator is a web hosting provider that was recognized in 2011 for providing the “Best Small Business Hosting.” It’s neither a cheap nor a premium provider, as the company strives to offer reliable hosting services at prices that both small-business CEOs and at-home entrepreneurs can both afford.
Host Gator hosting first appeared on the radar in late 2002. Its founder, Brent, was studying at Florida Atlanta University at the time. Inspired to pursue a career in web marketing, Oxley jumped on the e-commerce bandwagon, only to discover that every hosting provider he encountered either charged outrageous fees or offered lousy services.
Perturbed by the lack of affordable hosting in the industry, Brent set out to establish a hosting solution that would cater to common men and women without sacrificing quality. Thus, the Host Gator hosting company was formed, and since its inception, it has grown by leaps and bounds. Nowadays, Host Gator manages over 5+ million websites.
The company offers four plans, including shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting and reseller hosting.
The first option allows customers access to unlimited bandwidth, storage space and FTP/email accounts on a shared server with four quad-core processors and 12GB of RAM.
The VPS plan provides clients with their own virtual processor, RAM, bandwidth and storage space on a shared server.
The dedicated option, which is the most expensive, permits business professionals access to their own complete private server. They may adjust it as desired: change the OS and install/uninstall applications.
The last option is for those individuals looking to get into the hosting industry themselves. It comes with hosting space and a control panel. The latter can be used to divide the space and then lease out each portion.
The two key benefits to Host Gator hosting are unlimited storage space and unlimited bandwidth. The former allows one to upload as many media files as are necessary, while the latter gives one the leverage required to maintain a fast-loading website, even if it’s full of media content and attracts an extremely large audience.
Note that “unlimited” bandwidth on a shared plan is somewhat misleading, as the server can become bogged down. That said, the shared option is best for those seeking to maintain a relatively small and simple site, while the VPS and dedicated plans fit well with those looking to start their own full-fledged store.
Host Gator includes plans for everybody — from those seeking a simple blog to Web entrepreneurs intent on building the next eBay. And unlike many hosting providers, it offers a 45-day money back guarantee.
Source by Vivek K Saxena