If you haven't already chosen HostGator, here
is five good reasons you should. If you still are not convinces, we have also gathered
some HostGator customer reviews and testimonials. Once you have decided on using HostGator, selecting the right shared hosting plan is tricky for hosting beginners. The key is to understand what your website is going to be used for, what type of traffic you should expect, and if you will need to host any other domains in the near
future.First off, your going to receive unlimited disk space and bandwidth with any account size. This doesn't mean you should plan on abusing your account and installing WordPress and Magento 100 times on subdomains. This sort of behavior will no doubt bog down your server and greatly increase your load times.
Really, selecting your account size should come down to two yes or no questions. The first, do you need to host multiple domains, if yes then then move on the the baby and business plans, if no then you'll be able to get by with the Hatchling plan. The next question is, do you need a private SSL and IP or a Toll free number? If yes then the business plan is right for you, you'll end up saving money over the long run by using the SSL and toll free number that HostGator provides you rather than buying them separately. If no then the baby plan, which is HostGator's most popular plan is right for you.
It is also worth noting that it may be worth while upgrading to baby plan right away so that when you need a second site, or add a domain and second site for a family member. This plan starts at $6.36/month if you prepay for 3 years, if you decide to go annually the rate is just over $7 per month with our coupon code. We always recommend that our clients try and limit the number of websites they host on a shared plan to 4 or 5 at the most. These should be typical small business sites, not too big or too much traffic. They will always perform well on HostGator's shared hosting plans.
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