"The best hosting company, period."
After looking at the Top 11 web hosting companies, we chose Host Gator as our top pick.
In every category and during every encounter, HostGator impressed us. We instantly knew that we were dealing with true professionals and experts here, who found a way to wrap up all the technical and value points customers have been wanting.
First let us consider the value that HostGator delivers to its customers. When it comes to their service offerings, it is really hard to find a company that matches Host Gator. In fact, even their basic plans outmatch their competitors platinum plans. In fact, for as little as $3.96 a month, customers get access to unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth usage, shared SSL certificates for those e-commerce websites, and other tools.
Of course, you can also get business add-ons and other low cost plans that make sense to you, but even these outmatched their competitors. In fact, looking at the strength in their value we thought we would encounter some weaknesses on their backend with reliability of their servers. They proved us wrong. In fact, they handled our wide traffic swings remarkably well. They never went down a single time, which was impressive as several other companies had problems in this category. Though we don't expect anyone to be perfect 100% of the time, Host Gator came through with flying colors. Our upload times were fast, smooth, and always up and running.
With value and reliability under their belt, we wanted to assess their usability. That is, how are they with providing a user interface that easy to use? Can the "Average Joe" website owner access all the tools and product offerings? Is your website easily able to be uploaded in a snap?
Sure enough, HostGator came through again. In fact, we think that others should take note on how to design a truly professional dashboard interface. HostGator invested some time to really listen to what their customer were looking for when it comes to usability.
On another strong note, we spent a few minutes on several occasions with HostGator's customer service and found them to be both knowledgeable and friendly.
While they out-performed others in the categories we selected, we were impressed with their customer service and general feel of working with them. We are confident in highly recommending them as our top pick.
Top Value, very reliable, and very easy to use.