Web hosting is many things to many people. Grandad wants to start a fishing blog? WordPress. Sally and John are getting married. They want to track the pre-event and final celebration with family and friends. WordPress. Widgets4All wants to sell, well widgets of course. WordPress with an online store plug-in will do the trick. New tech start-up needs a server to present their minimum viable product? Ruby on Rails, PHP, and MySQL.
HostGator has you covered, and with one-click installs via the proprietary QuickInstall application, free with every hosting plan. Neat. And their support is great. The Texas-based, award-winning support staff is available via telephone, LiveChat, and email 24/7/365. We know. We try and persuade our clients to HostGator. Especially if they are thinking of going with GoDaddy. Heaven forbid on that option.
From Shared plans, for just a few dollars per month, up to custom Dedicated servers and featuring both Linux and Windows hosting platforms, HostGator has a hosting solution for everyone. But for our entry level clients we would suggest the following:
Choice of HostGator hosting plans:
The smallest hosting plan (Hatchling Plan) will be suitable if you plan to have ONE/1 website only. If you plan to have more than one website hosted (such as an online shop or additional domain names with websites) on the same hosting account you should go for the (Baby plan OR Business Plan). The nice thing about Hostgator’ “Baby Plan” is that you can host as many websites as you want at no additional cost (Addon Domains).
You can get a really nice 25% discount if you choose to use the coupon code below during signup and checkout [ HostagtorYC25OFF ] (enter without the brackets).
To take advantage of this offer you can click on this link to go directly to the “Baby Plan” signup page. If you already own a domain name choose the “I Currently Have a Domain Name” – and enter “yourdomain.com” (your hosting account will be linked to this domain). You can change to the “Hatchling or Business Plan” on the next step if you need to. Select a suitable billing period and plan from the dropdown menu. Longer billing periods are cheaper but tie you in longer. We get a small commission if you use this coupon code to sign up in addition to you getting the discount. See the screenshot right at the bottom of this email or refer to the PDF attached for a more detailed explanation.
If you do not have a domain name yet, choose the “Help me register a new domain name” HostGator only sells, .com, .net and .org Domains. If you want another domain name like .eu or .com.au , you will need to register a domain with another domain registrar. Once that domain name is secured you can come back to HostGator and follow the “I Currently Have a Domain Name” – and enter “yourdomain.com” procedure.