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One of the biggest problems that we face while blogging is finding a reliable host.

A bad host can create chaos for bloggers like us, and that’s why it’s essential to have a quality web-host hosting our Site. Today, I’m going to share my review of the HostGator Baby plan, where I’m hosting a couple of my tech blogs.

I was apprehensive at the beginning, but with powerful servers for HostGator’s baby plan and the combination of Cloudflare and WP Rocket plugin, my sites on Hostgator are doing pretty well.

HostGator Review & Feature List

Hostgator hosting offers three shared hosting plans: Hatchling, Baby, and Business.

  • Hatchling plan is single domain hosting
  • The Baby plan is multiple domain hosting
  • A business plan is multiple domains hosting with features like SSL, Dedicated I.P. etc.

If your requirement is for single domain hosting, you can always opt for Hatchling plan which is as good, but the only limitation is it lets you host just one website. When you are starting out, this plan is ideal, but with time everybody wants to add more websites.

The Hostgator Baby plan, like other shared plans, offers cPanel, unlimited Space, unlimited Bandwidth, free $100 AdWords credit, WordPress compatible, site builder, free setup, unlimited add-on domains, unlimited FTP, unlimited databases, Ruby on Rails, SSH, PHP7, Fast CGI and what not.

For any normal WordPress site, the Baby plan offers everything.  Earlier, I worked with Kinsta panel which is a custom one and here Hostgator provides standard cPanel where you can see your server load and traffic from cPanel dashboard.

Quick Feature list

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Unlimited addon domain
  • IP deny manager ( Security)
  • Unlimited FTP
  • Free SSL
  • Unlimited MySql database
  • Hotlink Protection (Security)
  • 24*7 Customer Support
  • 45 Days money back guarantee
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Fantastico
  • Cron Jobs
  • Automatic Backup
  • 99.99% uptime

The list is endless. I initially thought of it as a publicity gimmick, but it’s not. I will add some screenshot of Hostgator cPanel Dashboard, which will make it easier to understand what HostGator is offering you.

One thing I like the most is monitoring Running process and visits from inside the panel. This way we can control the performance of our blogs. Additionally, their chat and telephone support are available 24*7. You can call Hostgator on 1-866-96-GATOR any time.

Also, if you are one who likes to keep their website free from glitches, the Error logs feature in cPanel is useful and you can also use hotlinking feature to stop others from stealing your images.

Which Hostgator plan is right for you?

Summing up all shared hosting plans quickly:

  • Hatchling: Perfect for a single blog (4.45$/mo)
  • Baby Plan: Perfect for multiple Blogs (6.95$/mo)
  • Business: Multiple Blogs + Private IP + Toll-free Number (12.95$/mo)

I suggest the Baby hosting plan for you, as you can add on Private I.P. by paying only 2$/month, and with their Live chat support, you will never need that Toll-free number.