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HostGator Review: Best Web Hosting Company?

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Web hosting is the biggest cost involved in starting websites.

Over time, you’ll start spending money on other tools and software but when you get started, domain and hosting are your two costs.

Anyone can afford a $12 domain so that’s hardly worth mentioning as a cost.

Hosting on the other hand, seems like a huge investment to people who’ve never made any money online.

$60+ for something that doesn’t guarantee a return on investment scares many people away.

Well, it shouldn’t.

A hosting account is simply the cost of doing business online. You might think you can get by with a free Blogger or WordPress.com site.

Just until you start making money… then you’ll switch.

It doesn’t work that way. Just trust me.

Any business you start will require some sort of investment upfront.

If you don’t have to invest any money, it’s usually a freelance job.

There’s nothing wrong with freelancing but it isn’t the same as building a business.

A business is an asset that you can sell.

To build an asset, you need to invest time and money.

In our case, the money invested pays for hosting and time goes to writing sales letters.

Starting Your First Website

As someone who writes about niche sites constantly, it might seem strange to you that I’ve never written a HostGator review.

I started my first site almost a year ago. That means it’s time for me to renew my hosting subscription.

I saw this as a good opportunity to share my experiences with you.

I know a lot of guys get stuck in the planning phase of their first blog or niche site.

This is a disaster because until you have some experience, planning won’t do you much good.

It’s much better to improve as you go along. Accept that your first attempt will suck and then improve every day.

That’s how I went from $0 to $1000+ per month online in under a year.

You can do it too if you get started today instead of wasting your time “planning”.

One of the decisions you’ll need to make at the start is your hosting provider.

After reading this post, you should know enough to make your own decision.

No further research necessary.

What’s the Best Hosting Company?

As you can tell by the title, this is a HostGator review.

HostGator is the only web host I’ve used and I’m not planning to change soon.

I fully endorse HostGator and have recommended them to friends who started their own website.

Having said all of that…

The truth is, I have no idea whether HostGator is better than their competition.

I’m not a tech expert. All I can do is tell you about my experiences…

Their hosting works and I’ve rarely had any problems with them.

The few times I did, customer support was excellent and resolved my issue quickly.

What more can you ask for?

Unless you’re getting tens of thousands of hits per day, all you need is basic hosting.

HostGator offers that at a decent price with good customer service.

Server uptime has never turned out to be a problem for me.

I hope that continues.

Why Did I Choose HostGator?

HostGator is a big name in the industry so I’d already heard of them.

I was going to do some research to find the best hosting provider. But then, I saw Robert Koch uses and recommends HostGator.

That was all I needed to see in order to make my choice.

If it’s good enough for him, I’ll go with HostGator as well.

And I haven’t regretted my choice for a second.

Most Important Aspect of a Hosting Product

When I got started online, I only planned to build one website.

Luckily, I already knew felt there was a large chance of more sites following.

That’s why I went for a slightly more expensive hosting option that allows me to have all my sites on the same hosting account.

That turned out to be a great decision!

Not only did I save money, but it also made it easier for me to start new sites when I saw an opportunity.

Otherwise, I don’t know if I’d have had the guts to start a new blog after my first one didn’t do well.

But I had nothing to lose because my only cost for the new site was a $12 domain.

I suspect that Red Pill Reviews would never have been born if I didn’t have the option to host multiple sites without paying extra.

Is that a stupid way of thinking?

Yes, but it’s how most people would react in that situation.

Whatever hosting company you go with, make sure they allow unlimited sites in their package.

Even if you just want to start one site, that’s the best option.

It wasn’t a brilliant business decision on my part.

I just got lucky.

Now that you know, you’d be making a stupid mistake if you didn’t go for the Baby Plan.

Closing Thoughts on my HostGator Review

I could look up a bunch of technical information that neither you nor I care about.

I honestly don’t think that the hosting provider you choose makes a big difference for small – medium size sites.

What’s important is having the option to host unlimited sites on the same account.

That will make it seem easier and less risky to jump at new opportunities.

And in my experience, it’s exactly those spontaneous decisions – with solid planning down the road – that turn into a success.

So which hosting provider should you choose?

It doesn’t matter much.

The key is to just choose one and get started.

If you’re a naturally cautious guy, go with HostGator and you’ll be on the safe side.

That’s all for today.

Until next time,

James

P.S. You can host as many sites as you want on one account if you go with the Baby Plan by HostGator.

  • I purchased Windows hosting from HostGator yesterday. The control panel went from 45 seconds per click to being totally unresponsive. Tech support was not aware of the issue, but when they tried the URL for the control panel, the web page wouldn’t even come up.

    I guess I’m staying with GoDaddy.

    • James

      Hi Terry,
      That’s really strange…I’ve used them for a year and only had a problem once.
      Support solved it within minutes of contacting them.

      Sorry, can’t help you.
      James