HostGator Full Review
HostGator has an overall score of 3.0 out of 5 stars, giving it a ranking of 31 of 451 web hosting providers.
To calculate HostGator's score, we look at a range of factors and compare them with other brands in the website hosting space. We look at overall brand popularity, HostGator's price point compared to other web hosting service, as well as reviews they've received from customers. We look at performance in key product criteria such as price point, speed, uptime, Wordpress support and free trials. We also look at e-commerce features such as payment options accepted, discount policies, shipping and returns policies, and other customer service features.
Out of 1 review
, HostGator was rated 4.0 out of 5 stars for price competitiveness.
HostGator has competitive pricing, and is priced a bit lower than its competitors. We looked at HostGator's pricing for one or more popular products within its industry, then compared HostGator's prices vs. other similar website hosting providers. Based on this analysis, HostGator turned out to be slightly less expensive than other brands in the website hosting industry.
Here's how HostGator's prices compare with its competitors:
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— Knoji Staff reviewed HostGator on December 13, 2018, Read 1 price point review.
Out of 2 reviews
, HostGator was rated 3.3 out of 5 stars for load times.
Per online reviews, HostGator performs average to slightly below average in terms of load times when compared to other hosting platforms.
One reviewer on wpbeginner.com said HostGator performs well on load times relative to its peers. You can read the full review here. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:
Our test site loaded in just under a second for a server in Dallas, Texas. That’s faster than 94% of all tested sites.
The online review website hostingfacts.com, gave HostGator slightly below average ratings when it comes to load times versus other hosting providers. See the full review on hostingfacts.com's site. Here's a brief quote from this review:
HostGator displayed mediocre page loading times. Over the last eight months, their average was 984ms, which is a bit (10%) slower than the industry average of 890ms. That ain’t good. Especially when speed is factored into Google’s organic search (SEO) ranking algorithm and has been proven to hurt sales with each delayed second.
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— Knoji Staff reviewed HostGator on November 29, 2018, Read all 2 speed reviews.
HostGator eCommerce Store Ratings & Features
High-level summary of HostGator store features, discount policies, availability of promo codes, payment methods accepted, and shipping and returns policies.
HostGator Online Ratings & Feedback
Based on reviews posted at online review sites such as TrustPilot, Better Business Bureau, and Glassdoor, HostGator has neutral to positive customer feedback. See more details of HostGator's online reviews here
HostGator Discounts for Veterans, Seniors & Students
HostGator Shipping & Returns Policies
HostGator offers good service and support when it comes to shipping, returns and exchanges. Specifically, HostGator offers the following shipping and returns policies: money-back guarantee
HostGator Payment Methods Accepted
HostGator Pricing Matching & Special Couponing Policies
HostGator does not currently offer any specific price matching or special couponing features for customers. HostGator does not offer the following pricing and couponing features at the time of our last research: price matching
, coupon stacking
and competitor coupons
. Check for any updates on hostgator.com