Hostgator India Review
Welcome to the Hostgator India Review Page. Hostgator is a leading International web hosting company hosting around 90,00,000 websites around the world which makes up for around 1% of the global internet traffic. Hostgator is around since 2002 when it started with only 3 servers and now it manages around 12000 servers. Hostgator has risen very fast in the web hosting business and this it has done on the bank of their reliability, support and pricing.
Hostgator has now entered the hosting business in India in 2011. Hostgator India is using the CtrlS’s data center which is located in Hyderabad and is India’s only tier IV data center. It also offers another data center in SINGAPORE for Hostgator India Customers. Another good news is that Hostgator India is also accepting payments in rupees through net banking, banking transfers, debit cards, credit cards, etc. So now even if you don’t have a credit card you can make your web hosting payments easily.
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Hostgator India offers following features:
Hostgator India offers both Linux and windows based hosting plans. Their Linux shared hosting plans are divided into three categories- Hatchling, Baby and Business. The main features of their shared hosting plans are given below:
|Free Dedicated IPand SSL||No||No (Can get for Rs. 100monthly)||Yes|
|Moneyback Guarantee||45 days||45 days||45 days|
Hostgator India Linux Shared Hosting Features
Hostgator India offers unlimited diskspace and bandwidth for all the three plans. This means that you will not have to worry about the bandwidth and diskspace for your web sites. Your web sites will never be down because of the bandwidth limit getting reached. There are certain kinds of restriction regarding the usage of diskspace and bandwidth which should be kept in mind. For example, the Diskspace is available only for use for your websites files and your personal files, etc should not be stored in the disk. This means that you can not use the Diskspace as online back up storage facility for your personal files. Similarly certain kinds of web sites like video sharing sites, file sharing sites, torrent sites, etc are not allowed to be hosted on the Shared Hosting plans. For more details kindly read the Hostgator India terms of service
Hostgator India also offers Unlimited Email accounts, Sub domains and FTP accounts. Again this is subjected to certain restrictions. Hostgator also offers 99.9% uptime guarantee and 45 days money back guarantee for Linux Shared hosting.
Hostgator India also offers Free Weebly website builder through which you can build site through Drag and Drop method and it also has other web site building tools. You can also get 4500 templates for building the web sites. Hostgator India also has 52 scripts auto installer which can install popular scripts like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc with just few clicks.
Cpanel – Hostgator India Linux Hosting uses Cpanel Control Panel which automates most of the web hosting tasks. Whether it is creating email accounts, viewing the visitors, installing scripts, adding domains, creating domains and so many other tasks, it is all done with few clicks and absolutely no headaches.
Databases and Programming – Hostgator India supports MySQL Databases with phpMyAdmin Access, CGI, Fast CGI, PHP 5, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, SSI. It also supports modules like Curl, CPAN, GD Library, ImageMagick. You can also do SSH Access and Cron Job Scheduling.
Email Features – Hostgator India supports POP3 Email Accounts with SMTP and you can do web mail access through Horde, SquirrelMail, RoundCube, etc. It also offers IMAP support and SpamAssasin spam protector. You can also set up unlimited Autoresponders, Mail Forwards, Email Aliases, Mailing Lists, etc in Hostgator India.
Hostgator now also offer Windows Shared Hosting. It has 2 plans for windows shared hosting – first one is Personal plan which allows you to host 1 web site while the second plan allows you to host upto 5 web sites. The details of the offerings of both plans are:
Single Domain Hosting
UNLIMITED Disk Space
Shared SSL Certificate
5 Domains hosting
UNLIMITED Disk Space
FREE Private SSL & IP
Hostgator India Windows Shared Hosting Features
Hostgator India now offers windows hosting also and Hostgator India Windows hosting comes with Plesk Control Panel of the Microsoft. The servers are rund by Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 operating system and it also uses IIS (Internet Information Services). Hostgator also gives you a 45 day money back guarantee and also gives guarantee of 99.9% uptime guarantee.
Hostgator India offers web site building tools like template based web site builder with 4500 free templates. You can also install various CMS like WordPress, Blogengine, Magento, Dotnuke, etc. through one click script installer. You can also create Unlimited MySQL, Microsoft SQL, and Access Databases. Hostgator India offers programming languages support like ASP, ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 3.5, ASP.NET 4.0, ASP.NET 4.5, PHP, Python and SSI. Hostgator India also supports programming modules – Curl, GD Library, MVC 3.0, AJAX.
Hostgator India Windows Hosting supports POP3 Email Accounts with SMTP and Smartermail Web client for web mail access. Also receive email to your phone via IMAP Support. You can also use Spamassasin to prevent spam. Unlimited Autoresponders, Mail Forwards, Email Aliases and Mailing Lists are also provided.
Hostgator India’s Windows Shared Hosting through its control panel gives you access to AWStats, Webalizer and Raw Log Manager for analysing your web sites statistics. Instant Shopping Carts, Blogs, Portals and Forums can be installed through one click installers. You can Password Protect Directories and create Custom Error Pages. You can also utilise Web Based File Manager, Hotlink Protection and Redirect URL.
Their Reseller plans starts from Rs. 1125/month and they have five reseller plans.
The VPS plans of Hostgator India starts from Rs. 900/month. They have 9 types of plans or levels of VPS.
The dedicated server plans of Hostgator India starts from Rs. 7830/month. Hostgator India offers both Linux and Windows based dedicated server. Both linux and windows based dedicated servers have 4 plans each.
Advantages of hosting with Hostgator India – Review of their Positives
Lowest possible latency: Hostgator India has servers located in India and Singapore which ensures that the latency is lowest. This ensures fast loading of web sites and access to our web sites at a very fast speed.
SEO Advantages: India or Singapore based servers also offers you the SEO advantages as fast speed of website load and local serves does carry some SEO weightage for the leading search engines.
Hostgator India also offers you the Localized Toll-Free Phone Support in multiple languages. This ensures that you can get service in your language.
Payment Modes: Ability to make payments via credit card, debit card, net banking, bank transfer, Paypal and Moneybookers.
Hostgator India Review found the following shortcomings
One thing any prospective buyer must understand is what really “Unlimited” means. Hostgator offers unlimited diskspace, bandwidth and some other resources and not all the resources are unlimited. So, please read terms of service very carefully before you sign up.
Domain Pricing of Hostgator are on a higher side ie $ 15 for .com domain. So, it is advisable to purchase domains from some other registrar and hosting from Hostgator. This is also a good practice to keep domain and hosting separate to ensure safety.
Shared Hosting Pricing:
Hatchling Plan: Starts from Rs. 177.77/month for 3 year plan.
Baby Plan: Starts from Rs. 286.11/month for 3 year plan.
Business Plan: Starts from Rs. 466.66/month for 3 year plan.
It should also be noted that Hostgator.com and Hostgator India is now owned by the EIG which operates other leading web hosting brands like Bluehost, Hostmonster, Ipage, Bigrock and many others.
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