HostGator has been doing web hosting service business for nine years now and in this time, it has become one of the leading web hosting companies in management of reseller accounts. HostMonster has been doing web hosting business for a decade now. The competition between Hostgator Vs Hostmonster has made both stay at the top for their good service, their work standards, and their pricing, so which is better?
Both companies offer an assurance of ninety nine percent of uptime. Both companies use same control panel applications. They use cPanel. Both the web hosting providers give support to their clients with help and customer care through the web and with live chat facilities or emails. Both the services provide shopping cart facilities, audio and video streaming options and spam filters. Both the companies use Secure Socket Layers (SSL) to make sure that the information between your customers and you is going to be protected.
HostGator is giving many web hosting plans for Linux users. They are presently working on hosting plans for Windows users also. Their basic plan is available at $4.95/ month on a three year package. It features 350 GB disc space with 3000 GB bandwidth and allowance of one domain. Add on domains will not be available with this kind of package. Their two-year package is available for $8.95/month. It features 600 GB of disc space with 6000 GB of bandwidth. Here, you have an unlimited domains option and add on domains are also allowed. Their Baby Plan is available for $9.95/moth on a single year pricing. These plans come with website building tools that are easy to use. They offer a forty-five days money-back guarantee on trial usage. They use a script writer called `Fantastico’.
HostMonster offers one uniform plan to its clients at a two-year package price of $6.95/month and at a higher price on a single year pricing. This allows the users unlimited disc space and broadband width. The package allows users unlimited domains and sub domains as well. Their money-back guarantee is only for thirty days after the initial signing up. They do offer their clients a partial refund after the deadline period is over. Their script writer is called `SimpleScripts’. This software allows the users to install on all directories. It is available on both cPanel and cPlesk controls. For customer support, HostMonster has given a toll free telephone call center number that is available round the clock for its users.
Specific Comparison Factors
- As far as server platforms go, HostGator offers dedicated servers while HostMonster is working on a shared hosting basis. HostGator is offering unlimited MySQL databases while HostMonster has restricted the use to one hundred databases only.
- In the area of domains and sub domains, HostMonster gives you the opportunity of hosting unlimited domains and sub domains without any additional charge.
- HostGator offers free access to over four thousand five hundred website templates which is not possible with HostMonster.
Therefore, on paper, HostGator may look to have an edge. This will vary from customer to customer depending on what his or her website’s forte will be.