hostgator vs godaddyWhen it comes to choosing a hosting company for the launch of your website, you cannot compromise. With the increase in the usage of internet, virtual presence in the cyber world is as important as the physical presence. Whether it is a large business or a small one, it needs to have a web address so that it is exposed to the audience at large. Global business opportunities have further enhanced the need of businesses establishing online presence. Websites, to appear on the internet need a host. There are several hosting companies like HostGator, Godaddy etc. It is now up to the customers to choose the best hosting company, which provides the best features at the most affordable prices.

Here we are comparing HostGator with Godaddy. While HostGator is the leading hosting company providing unmatched services for shared, dedicated, reseller and VPS hosting, Godaddy has the highest number of domain registrations. The comparisons are being made under several heads, which makes it easier to point out the better hosting company.

Features and Control Panel: (winner: Hostgator)

The control panel used by Godaddy is a custom control one, while HostGator uses the cPanel. The custom control panel when compared with the cPanel lacks on several features and add-ons. The Fantastico script installer provided with cPanel makes installing various other programs with ease. On the other hand, the Godaddy’s control panel is not user friendly and advanced users are not happy using it.

Performance and uptime: (winner: both)

The uptime provided by HostGator tests the best among the various hosting companies in the industry. The uptime provided by Godaddy has been being mixed reviews by the users. The industry standard uptime is 99.9% and HostGator has been giving this uptime, consistently.

Price: (winner: Godaddy*)

When it comes to prices of the two hosting companies, Godaddy fares a little better, as it is cheaper than HostGator. However, this aspect is nullified with the many features, which HostGator provides but are lacking on Godaddy. Most plans available under Godaddy for a shorter period are less than those of HostGator are, but usually customers like more features and therefore, opt for HostGator. Besides this, if you use a coupon code* then you can get a cheap deal from HG as well.

Support: (winner: Hostgator)

Though both the hosting companies provide round the clock support for their clients, HostGator fares better than Godaddy because the latter lacks the personal touch provided by the former. HostGator takes care of queries even if they are not the usual ones, whereas Godaddy offers a link to the FAQ section or the terms and service. Therefore, customer support provided by HostGator is far better than Godaddy or for that matter any other hosting company.

Therefore, in totality HostGator scores on all aspects except may be the price (but there are some great Hostgator coupons). However, those who seek better features for a slightly higher price go for HostGator. Reliability and stability are other aspects in favor of HostGator. Godaddy maybe having better domain registrations but HostGator is definitely the best host. The instant support provided by the technical team of HostGator solves the client’s queries in real time, enhancing the performance and usability of the websites.

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Winner: Hostgator (use coupon code: GATOREXCLUSIVE to get $10 off)

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This article has 7 comments

  1. Jurgen Reply

    I am using Hostgator for 3 years now and I’ve never had any problems with it.

  2. John Phoenix Reply

    “Besides this, if you use a coupon code* then you can get a cheap deal from HG as well.”

    This is misleading. You only get that discount for The Very First Month Only, after that you pay regular price, 9.99 per month.

    This is the same with Every host you look at. There are NONE cheaper than 10 bucks a Month, no matter what they say to pull you in, you dig deeper to find the offers are only good for the first month.

    • szury Reply

      That’s not true. Maybe you found another deal, but most of them work all year long.

  3. Jason Graham Reply

    After being with GoDaddy for a year, I’ve just switched to HostGator due to lack the of consistent performance I was getting GD for such a long period of time. I cannot praise HG enough!!
    When I was with GoDaddy, my pages would load in about 4 seconds on a good day, but more and more often it would take 10-30 seconds just to connect to the database, never mind loading the page. With Hostgator, the first page-load takes no more than 2 seconds, then each page load from there is almost instant as I use caching. It really is leaps and bounds ahead of GoDaddy in several areas, so much so that I also wrote an article on the differences between the two. Please have a quick read, I’m sure you’ll find it interesting:

    All the best,


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