HostGator Review: Unlimited Hosting for a Small Price!

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With its reliable and affordable hosting services HostGator has managed to reach over 2,500,000 domains in 5 years. It offers unlimited disk space and bandwidth per month and a wide range of great features, such as flexible, easy to use Control Panel, Safe Harbor certification, Free Google credits to promote your website easily, SSH Access, programming language such as CGI, Fast CGI, PHP 5, Automatic weekly off-site backups and much more.

It also offers 24/7/365 award winning technical support, phone and chat, which is very convenient, if you require immediate assistance for your website.

Our research shows that you can use both HostGators shared and VPS hosting plans for you Magento based website. The following review is dedicated to the shared hosting accounts.

HostGator has a very convenient control panel from where you can manage your hosting account and website. HostGator uses the latest PHP version. Shell access is optional. We recommend to enable it, since it makes the installation a lot easier, as you will see below. InnoDB are enabled for Magento, which is a requirement for it to work.

HostGator provides its customers with an easy to use 1-Click-Installer. But if you decide to setup Magento yourself, you can follow our instructions on installing Magento manually. In some forums users are complaining about errors during installation. We have found out, that it is best to enable SSH, and change the file permissions in order to solve this problem. Alternatively you can pay for the installation, which will cost you ca. $25 at HostGator.

As already mentioned, HostGator has different channels from where to require support. HostGator also has a forum, where you can receive help and information about your Magento installation and running your website.

HostGator Review: Unlimited Hosting for a Small Price!, 1.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

2 Review

  1. Fred M says:

    I must agree Don, this is a joke. I tried them to host my Magento cart on there sheared hosting and the slowest, crashing web site I ever had. Nice people, great support just can’t get it to work. I paid for 2 years ahead and had to cancel ( still don’t have my money back yet ) because they keep on trying to upsell me to there VPS for 80$ a month to make my Magento cart to work. All I can say that I was mislead from there sales department, waited 1 week of headache and the end result is I went back to my old hosting company. I cannot recommend Hostgator for Magento carts using there sheared hosting.

  2. Don S says:

    This is absolutely not magento safe they only allow 2 process at any time and magento’s internal cron uses 4-8 and will not function anymore (I have been a customer for 4 years) and they had their quirks here and there but was operational until August 2014 they changed something in their servers and now you can only have 2 process and that includes ssh,mail daemon, and control panel. If any of these are open your site will go 500 Internal error for locked resources. My site has been down for 2 months on a 1 year contract at 19.95 a month. Their phone system puts you on hold for ever now (waited 2 and half hours with no human interaction.) their live chat says 30 minutes and never changes left it open 4 hours. So take it how you want to but I don’t recommend them.

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