Best Ecommerce Hosting Considerations

Hostgator is arguably one of the best hosting companies available to both individuals and business’ around the globe and their sign up rate proves how they have become the best in the business. Founded in 2002 and located in Texas, they host over four million domains. No small number by any means.

Hostgator has quite a few hosting plans available starting with basic shared hosting then going further up into the reseller hosting, dedicated servers and virtual private server hosting. With a wide range of hosting packages, there is a clear upgrade path for both personal and business use.

On a note that may make a difference to more complex sites, Hostgator runs it’s basic plan domains on a Linux based system – until you need a dedicated service level. If you have a site that has Microsoft based techologies that rely on Windows, Linux services are the way to go.

The current basic Hostgator entry plan is $4.95 a month. To get this excellent rate, you must pay for 36 months up front. If you do not want to get locked into a contract, you can pay a nominal higher rate and pay month-to-month. You can choose to cancel at any time.

Like the majority of hosting companies online, Hostgators’ hosting plans include the same resources such as disk space, unlimited bandwidth, email accounts, ect. The primary entry plan is the only package that allows you to only use one domain. All other packages are unlimited.

Remember, when looking for a service you want the interface to be user friendly, has a guaranteed 99% or better uptime. loads quickly and provides great support. Without proper in country support, your patience WILL be tested in the future. Fortunately, Hostgator meets the criteria set forth and is recommended by many personal and business professionals alike.

Developing a business is difficult enough without having a poor domain website hosting company. Pick it wisely!