Choosing a web hosting company should involve a comparison of two or more choices. If you have narrowed your choices down to either Hostgator or Yahoo web hosting, you may be asking yourself which choice is better. Let’s compare the details of each of these companies to help determine which one is the best company to host your website.

Features and Control Panel (winner: both)

The control panel that comes with Yahoo web hosting is easy to use and lets you perform actions such as updating your website, promoting your site in both local and national searches, monitoring the statistics of your website, updating your blog and configuring the panel’s included design tool. The control panel offered by Hostgator is much more detailed and allows you to instantly add features such as Portals and Formmail. The features offered by each company are comparable and both provide you with useful tools to manage your website.

Performance and Uptime (winner: Hostgator)

When it comes to performance, Hostgator and Yahoo web hosting are equals, each offering 99.9% uptime, though Yahoo does not guarantee this as Hostgator does. While Hostgator offers unlimited disk space, Yahoo web hosting limits you to no more than 500 GB, unless you purchase their Premiere Service. With Hostgator, no matter what level of service you purchase, you will receive unlimited disk space for your website.

Prince (winner: Yahoo web hosting)

For their most basic plans, Yahoo’s price beats Hostgator’s price. A Basic Plan from Yahoo web hosting will cost you $3.74 a month, whereas Hostgator’s basic, or Hatching Plan, starts at $3.96 per month.

Depending on which hosting service you go with you have three levels of service to choose from. With the basic hosting plan being slightly cheaper from Yahoo than from Hostgator, Yahoo is the better choice if money is a concern for you. The middle level of service offered by Hostgator is $6.36 per month while the middle level of service offered by Yahoo is $5.99 per month. When it comes to their top level plans, Hostgator’s starts at $10.36 each month while Yahoo’s starts at $8.99 a month. Though Hostgator charges more for their services, they offer you a chance to obtain an offer from Google Adwords worth $100. Adwords is a valuable tool you can use to help advertise your website and drive traffic to it.

Support (winner: Hostgator)

Both Yahoo web hosting and Hostgator offer support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Both companies provide you with phone and email support but Hostgator allow you to start a live chat with their customer support associates. Both offer guides on their websites as well as videos showing you how to complete a variety of tasks needed to manage your site. Though Yahoo support makes themselves accessible to customers, Hostgator does a better job of it. When it comes to choosing between Hostgator or Yahoo to host your website, it is worth spending the extra money for Hostgator.

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