HostGator-India-review

Hostgator India review:You MUST know these before your purchase

Hostgator is evolving to become one of the most hosted company in India.But does this suit your needs??

We will try to find out in this review and I will also tell you what services you will get and other information.Note that this Hostgator India review is my first hand personal experience since this site is hosted on hostgator india

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Hostgator.in is a sister branch of Houston based Hostgator.com.It was originally founded in 2002 which now hosts over 90L(9 million) domains with 1{3f615ffdc4f1ec568887971ba4d2446b9296c3a47dbfd208e1d99f841cf7ddfb} market share.

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They offer Shared, Reseller, VPS, and Dedicated Servers.Hostgator India offer both Linux as well as windows server hence you have the option to choose between cPanel or parallel panels.The most popular package is their Shared hosting which offer 3 packages–Hatchling plan which has Single Domain,UNLIMITED Disk Space,UNLIMITED Bandwidth and Shared SSL Certificate,Baby plan for multiple Domain and Business Plan for free Private SSL IP in addition to Baby plan.This website is hosted on their Business plan and we currently host 2 domains,all working fine!! (Update 1/15 :-This site is now hosted in their VPS plan and the service is bad.If you want Shared hosting then hostgator.in is great but for VPS,better find another host.Update2/15:-Migrated to knownhost 🙂 )

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Reseller hosting offers 5 plans according to their disk space and bandwidth.VPS hosting has 9 levels(plans)to meet your needs.Dedicated hosting includes 4 plans-Basic,Standard,Elite and Pro.They have a separate application hosting to host your WordPress,Joomla,Drupal,Magento,phpBB OR wiki websites.

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Hostgator India claims to 99.9{3f615ffdc4f1ec568887971ba4d2446b9296c3a47dbfd208e1d99f841cf7ddfb} uptime.This website is hosted on hostgator.in and we  get almost no downtime.(Update 1/15 :-After upgrading to VPS,uptime is less than 99.9{3f615ffdc4f1ec568887971ba4d2446b9296c3a47dbfd208e1d99f841cf7ddfb}.They changed their VPS datacenter due to which my site was down for whole 3 days!!)

Hostgator India had their servers located in Hyderabad and Mumbai.Hence you can get server proximity and an Indian IP address.This may also help you to get higher SEO rankings for local searches.

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Note that you will have to pay 12.5{3f615ffdc4f1ec568887971ba4d2446b9296c3a47dbfd208e1d99f841cf7ddfb} of total amount towards sales tax.This is not directly included on plans visible on Hostgator site’s homepage and you will learn about this only at checkout.This may later become a source of frustration.

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You can contact Hostgator India via online chat,email or through toll free number.There are very few hosting companies which offer toll free number.I personally feel that their agents are well trained and their service is really quick.If you had ever contacted your SIM provider’s customer care then you will notice the difference instantly 🙂 .Once you have your hostgator account then you can create Tickets about any errors which will be replied within a day atmost.

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The most important advantage of Hostgator India is its payment options.you can checkout through 6 different payment options.You need not have to be a credit card holder.Most companies take payment only through credit cards which can again take time for creating a new one.Other options available are Bank Deposit,PayPal Moneybookers or even through mail in payment which will mail a text area to enter payment details for the client which is displayed on the printable invoice.

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Moving from other hosting service to hostgator India is very easy.They will transfer all your data for free from previous hosting to hostgator India if it is within 30 days of signup.  Just  fill out the form and  hostgator India will move all your web content without any down time.You will however need to wait  72 hours or longer for the transfer process to be completed.You can also migrate your current email boxes and messages If your previous hosting company was using cPanel and you are transferring to your HostGator India account with cPanel

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You can cancel any of your plan within 45-days and receive a full refund.However dedicated servers are not eligible for refund also Costs incurred such as installation fees or domain name purchases are non-refundable(Update 2/15 :-Having migrated abruptly,I got full claimed refund within time.No strings attached.)

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Another Important factor for choosing Hostgator India(for small business organizations) is its partnership with IndiaGotOnline.in which is a Google initiative to help Indian businesses go online and succeed.

some features of IndiaGotOnline are :

  • A free professional website
  • A free .in domain name and hosting for one year
  • Free email addresses
  • Free online tools & resources

You can further extend your hosting for just Rs 99/m and your domain for Rs 399/year.You can even change the host for free.What else can you expect after 1yr of free hosting and domain registration!!

Note:-Indiagotonline is available only for small business organizations.

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Hostgator gives ample of add-ons and services such as Templates,SEO tools,link building tools,cloudfare integration,Site-builder,one click sitemap for FREE to get started with your site quickly.

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Even I got to know about free templates after a month of blogging because seeing so many options I never bothered to look at each one.Don’t repeat this mistake!

All in all following are advantages and disadvantages for choosing hostgator India

Advantage

  1.  Payment options
  2.  Toll free number
  3.  99{3f615ffdc4f1ec568887971ba4d2446b9296c3a47dbfd208e1d99f841cf7ddfb} uptime
  4. Indian I.P’s hence SEO boost
  5.  45 days money back Guarantee
  6. Free transferring
  7. Partnership with India got online
  8. Customer care service is quick.

Disadvantages

  1. Extra 12.5{3f615ffdc4f1ec568887971ba4d2446b9296c3a47dbfd208e1d99f841cf7ddfb} service tax
  2. Coupons are applicable only for first month

 

Currently tough competitors for Hostgator in India are in.godaddy.com,Bigrock.in,Znetlive.com,HostingRaja.in and to some extent Speedhost.in and Hostcats.com according to their Alexa rank in India.

 

If you have any questions regarding hostgator or If I had missed any point or just need any help on setting up your hostgator account then do comment it below…..