To get ahead of competition in modern times, a business needs to have a website. Gone are the days when all a business needed to do to get ahead was traditional forms of marketing. And at the core of any blog or site, is hosting. You have to have a hosting services. And with the increased need for sites ad blogs all over the world, lots of web hosting companies have been set up which provide varying web hosting plans. If you are new to this, it is easy to get lost in the sea of companies available and end up making the wrong choice. To give you some edge and a starting point, let us compare Hostgator to Godaddy – Hostgator vs. Godaddy.
GoDaddy and HostGator both provide an uptime of about 99.9% every month. This is outstanding and the highest – higher than any other company can boast about. Hostgator use powerful Linux x86 centOS 6 64 bit operating systems while the servers they have run on Dual Xeon Quad Core processors with a speed of 2.26 GHz. GoDaddy on the other hand offers its clients a choice between windows OS and Linux before they sign up. Its servers runs on Core i7 Intel processors.
It is believed that the Dual XeonE5520 processors are better suited for compatibility (server type) while the Core i7 processor are best for desktop use.
Plans, Prices and Features
When it comes to their plans and pricing, HostGator and GoDaddy are similar. HostGator 3 plans; Business, Baby and Hatchling. The only difference there is between the baby and the hatchling is that the Hatchling allows for only a single domain while the Baby plan allows a client to have multiple unlimited domains. The distinguishing feature of the Business plan is the free IP (dedicated that it comes with).
GoDaddy has similar plans namely; Unlimited, deluxe an Economy. The Economy plan provides clients with only a single domain along with 100GB of disk space. The other plans provide unlimited domains and disk space. In addition to these plans, it provides its customers with a Business-Class hosting that is priced from $17.99. This plan provides you with the ability to manage 5 different websites having over 250,000 visitors every month each.
Both companies use cPanel for their control panel. However, GoDaddy provides you with the option of choosing it or Plesk. CPanel is the simplest and easiest control panel to use. Plesk comes in second and runs on both Windows and Linux Operating systems which can be a real advantage depending on the OS your site will be running on.
Hostgator’s cPanel has many features and is flexible. It also has lots of tutorials that teach newbies on how to use it.
This is one factor that has always played an important role in building a relationship between the hosting company and the client.
HostGator provides you with 24/7 email support, ticketing systems and live chat for support. GoDaddy however lacks the live chat which is a major downside. Many people prefer the live chat as it is faster and far more efficient.