I decided to use HostGator about two years ago because I was building many different websites and I wanted to diversify my hosting. I was hoping it would get me better rankings. It didn’t, but that is another story. So after researching the many different hosts out there, I chose HostGator because they were pretty cheap. They also had many features that I found to be useful.
They are pretty good overall and I really like how easy and quick you can install WordPress on your blog or website. I have used another host where it took me, literally, hours to install WordPress on just one website. Sometimes, I had to try over and over again to get it to work. This isn’t true with HostGator. It is easy and done in a flash. This is probably my favorite thing about this host. I also like that you can set up a separate email address for each site. The reseller account is the best one to have and you can pretty much have unlimited websites hosted this way.
I really feel the bad does outweigh the good at HostGator but it can be quite confusing to use at first. There are many different options and it can be difficult to figure out how to add your website. This does get easier after a while, although I still struggle with it at times, especially when I haven’t used it for some time.
To give an honest review I have to tell you about the negative of this host, including things HostGator probably wishes I would overlook. The thing I hate most about this company is the login. They have two (or more) logins, one for your actual account and then a separate one to get to your website or something, I really don’t understand it. I have trouble with it all the time and I have read other reviews with people saying the same thing. Then if you need to talk to someone to get help, well good luck, that’s all I can say.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Even with their problems, they still seem to be better than most hosting companies out there.