What to Look for in a Web Hosting Package
Web Hosting Packages - Combining Affordability with Professionalism & Added Value
The first consideration for most people when looking at a hosting package is cost
However whilst this may be true, many people are also wary of the "cheaper hosting packages" as they may seem to offer little in the way of added value not to mention the perception of poor support & reliability.
So ideally you really need a hosting package that combines low cost with high standards in terms of up time, reliability dependability & value.
Therefore the above criteria should be non-negotiable when it comes to selecting a hosting package to support a professional web presence - but where can such an animal be found?
Our Web Host of ChoiceAfter having experienced unnecessary stress, loss of income & cost after having been let down badly by our two previous hosting companies, Hostgator has provided us with the service, features & reliability that we've needed (for the past two years).
Furthermore, HostGator LLC is a world leading provider of shared, reseller, and dedicated web hosting.
Privately held and based in Houston, Texas, the company was founded in 2002 by current President and CEO Brent Oxley, who started the company from his dorm room at Florida Atlantic University.
Since then, HostGator has grown from a small hosting company with just three servers into a world leading and industry recognized hosting provider with more than 5,000 servers under management.
More about Hostgator...
- More Than 1 Million Domains Hosted by HostGator
The over one million domains hosted by HostGator make up approximately 1% of the world's Internet traffic.
- The Hostgator Philosophy
The Hostgator philosophy is simple...
Provide reliable service, superior support, and affordable pricing to businesses and individuals seeking quality shared, reseller, or dedicated web hosting solutions.
- A Technology and Product Innovator
As a technology and product innovator, HostGator is able to provide its more than 150,000 customers with innovative products and services designed to complement their existing businesses.
HostGator serves customers ranging from individual freelancers to Fortune 500 companies in more than 170 countries.
- What are HostGator Customers Saying?
In a June 2008 customer satisfaction survey, approximately 90% of HostGator customers reported being satisfied with HostGator and the services it provides.
Industry-leading customer service and support is at the forefront of what HostGator does on a day-to-day basis.
The company is constantly working to improve and refine that service and support and achieve its goal of becoming the world leader in the global web hosting market.
- HostGator Recognized by Inc. Magazine
In 2008, HostGator was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America.
According to Inc. Magazine, HostGator is the 21st fastest growing private company in America, the second fastest growing private company in the "business services" sector, and the fastest growing private company in Texas.
A Typical Hosting PackageThis is just a sample of what you will get with a $4.95 a month Hostgator package...
- Disk Space - Unlimited
- Bandwidth - Unlimited
- Site Builder - Included
- 24x7 Support - Chat Support, Phone Support, E-mail Support
- Instant Backups
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- 45 Day Money Back Guarantee
- Free / Instant Setup
- MySQL Databases - Unlimited
- PHP 5
- Ruby On Rails
- Email POP3 Accounts - Unlimited
- Web Mail
- Auto Responders
- Latest cPanel
- Fantastico - Enables instant installation of online shopping carts, image galleries, forum scripts, etc
- Website Statistics - AWStats (Real Time Updates)
- Shopping Carts - Agora Cart, ZenCart, Cube Cart, osCommerce
- Site Builders - Soholaunch Pro Edition, Templates Express
- Free Website Templates - 4,500 Templates - Flash Templates - Absolutely free on all domains hosted with Hostgator
View all of Hostgator's web hosting packages & features here »
Hostgator provides Green Web Hosting - all of HostGator's shared and reseller servers are powered and cooled by wind power generated in our home state of Texas