Hostgator has been providing web hosting services since 2002 and currently powers over 8 million websites. Their cheapest plan starts at $2.75/mo. Based on longterm testing, our rating for Hostgator is 4.
Choosing a web host is never easy, especially when you are a beginner who is about to purchase their first web host. There are so many providers to choose from!
Based on longterm testing, Hostgator delivered the 99.99% uptime on average and loading speed was 0.83 seconds.
Uptime shows how much of the time a website is available to customers. It is important to mention that there’s no such thing as 100% uptime. Servers require maintenance and that’s why tiny instances when website is unavailable can appear. Anyway it is vital your provider’s uptime is as close to 100% as possible.
Loading speed is very important too, especially in today's fast-paced world. If your website takes longer than 3 seconds to load, there is a 53% chance your customers will leave.