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HostGator – One Of The Best Web Host To Get Started With WordPress

HostGator is one of the most oldest hosting service providers in the world. Founded in 2002, HostGator has grown into one of the largest hosting service providers in the world. If you’re looking to start your first WordPress blog, then HostGator is one of the best in the industry.

#1. HostGator Shared Hosting Plans

Hostgator has one of the most cheapest plan that you can get started with. Their Hatchling plan for Shared Hosting starts at $2.75/month. It lets you host a single website. It also offers unmetered bandwidth, free SSL and free domain for the first year.

If you’re looking to create multiple websites, you can choose the Baby or Business plan. They let you host unlimited websites. You also get free SSL certificate for each of your sites and unmetered bandwidth.

#2. HostGator Managed WordPress Hosting Plans

The managed WordPress hosting plan is a bit different than the shared hosting plan. It is tailor made for WordPress.

The starter plan which is the cheapest cost $5.95/month. It lets you create 1 site which can handle a traffic upto 100k visits per month. Like the Shared Hosting plans, all the plans come with a free SSL certificate and a domain.

It also includes site backups. Site backups are particularly helpful if your site ever encounters a problem and you have to start over.

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#3. VPS & Dedicated Hosting

VPS & Dedicated Hosting should only be used if you’re looking to create a large scale website which would potentially receive thousands of visitors per day.

It would also depend on the functionality of your site. If you’re planning to create a site that would have complex processes in the backend then it’s better to go with a VPS or Dedicated Hosting.

Here are the VPS Hosting plans.

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Below are the HostGator Dedicated Hosting plans.

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#4. Other Features

Now that all the pricing plans have been covered, let’s take a look at some of the other features which makes HostGator the perfect web host for your WordPress blog.

  • Free site transfers – If you already have an existing blog, you could always transfer to your site to HostGator. You are allowed free site transfer without any downtime when you buy a hosting.
  • 99.9% uptime – HostGator has a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Their uptime ensures that your site is available all the time.
  • One-click installs – Like most web host, HostGator also provides one-click installs for most of the widely used CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc.
  • SiteLock Fix – SiteLock downloads your site data and removes any malware so that your site remains protected.
  • CodeGuard – Daily backup is taken for your site content and databases. 1-click restore is also available which basically lets you restore your site with a single click.

Thinking about starting a WordPress blog ? Make sure to check out HostGator.

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Lahaul Seth
Software Engineer, Open Source Enthusiast & Blogger - I also own Lion Blogger Tech which focuses on Open Source, UI, UX, Technology. I also own Open Source Software News which is a curation site for Open Source Technology News & Updates.