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% 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% 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%.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% 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% 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% 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…..

Hostgator India review:You MUST know these before your purchase

31 thoughts on “Hostgator India review:You MUST know these before your purchase

  • June 13, 2016 at 11:44 am
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    Guys make sure you dont buy the hosting from Hostgator, They just rip you off without supporting you, I Have multi-domain hosting with them and this is the second time all the files on my server has been deleted and now they have asked me to pay Rs 750 + Tax to get the backup of all the files.
    Hostgator does not care about their Client’s business. My websites are down since Friday and they has no clue on what has happened and asking for more time. They sent me a snapshot for 6th of June stating that all the files were deleted by me. This snapshot just includes 1 folder that has deleted by me and for rest of 8-9 websites, they do not have any clue.

    Ticket: #MMJ-683-31954
    Website: http://www.webroottech.com

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  • December 17, 2015 at 5:37 pm
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    Baby Plan offers only 40 GB disk space and 2,50,000 inodes. So technically you can’t host more than 2,50,000 files or 40 GB under baby plan. UNLIMITED is a big cheating

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  • August 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm
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    If anyone is planning to Host its Indian website from India, I would suggest Hosting Raja as the best option. As they have improved the quality of service to a great extent. Personally I am hosting 2 webistes from them and truly speaking I never had any major issues. Even the minor issues were corrected with perfection, ease and swiftness that too just by contacting them once. I am impressed with the services of Hosting Raja and presently I would say they are the best in Web Hosting Industry in India.

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    • April 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm
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      hosting raja is hostgators brother. had very bad experience and had to cancel very next day and had to wait for 2 months for moneyback and that too after many calls.

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  • June 16, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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    I will suggest not to go with hostgator by any cost. i have been with them for past 3 years. but Now after so many incidents and worst customer care I am changing server to other place.

    For past 8 months their service and moreover worst customer care representatives We are changing server

    There bill generation system is very unfriendly and if you put money to your account for further usage(for domain,server etc) they sometime bill you without informing you and only you will be able to know after receiving confirmation mail. And even though its their fault, they clearly say money wont be refunded. And the attitude is really worst. You barely expect any help from representatives. Better not to go along with Hostgator. They are very unfriendly and worst. Because again changing the server is a hectic job

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  • March 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm
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    worst services my website is down since morning pathetic support they dont know anything……………….

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  • March 14, 2015 at 3:39 am
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    Thanks for sharing this new information…

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  • February 25, 2015 at 3:53 pm
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    DO NOT DO NOT … sign up for their services..

    I have had a real bad time with these people.
    Their server was down for about a month.. when i cud login to the cpanel but none of my sites were working…
    ..
    I created backup zips to move my data to other hosting..
    ..
    Now they SUSPENDED my account because of zip files…

    Support people are rude and have no techincal knowledge…
    ..
    NO matter how much discount you get… do not go for their services…
    you will have a hell of a time dealing with their SUPPORT people who are just GOOD FOR NOTHING.

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    • March 2, 2015 at 3:19 am
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      1 month of downtime is just ridiculous.I even think you are exaggerating it a bit…
      Looks you had really a hard time with them!!

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  • February 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm
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    3rd class support host gator india.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 3:50 pm
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      AGREE with you..
      Even the local telephone company support is better.
      The people wrking for hostgator in India have no technical knowledge, no customer satisfactions skills.

      They put a customer on hold and never come back. I have had this experience many names.
      Same lady picks up the phone next time and doesnt even care to apologize.

      Dont understand why hostgator is SPOILING their name by handing OVER their business to such fools who cannot operate in India

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  • February 7, 2015 at 12:53 am
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    Dear, we own a windows enterprise version of Hostgator. This is worst in service I tell u. Without intimating shut down the server for maintenance and upgrade….4-5 fays….data lsses…….support is really poor. …never give the resolution Time…….cancel and close ur account with out intimating due to mail issues or any other issue. …..you need not to go for it even though it is cheap. ….false claim of 99.99% uptime
    …..

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    • February 7, 2015 at 2:50 am
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      Couldn’t agree more…It was great some years ago.But now its just annoying with high price(at least for VPS) and such long wait time.
      Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  • January 30, 2015 at 5:24 am
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    Did you mean shared hosting server,right??
    B’cuzz in reseller you get exclusive ip’s.Its shared hosting were IP’s are shared.

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  • January 30, 2015 at 5:19 am
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    I myself own VPS plan.And its pathetic.Next month I’ll update this post about problems faced after upgrading to VPS plan.I’m goin to migrate to Knownhost next month.
    Though their shared hosting is great and I’ll recommend it.

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  • November 9, 2014 at 11:31 pm
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    Hii,
    your info is really really helpful for me
    I am planing to buy hosting for my site which is currently hosted on google apps
    I am planning to rebuild my site along with all ecommerce features
    can u please tell me….! is the installation of drupal is easy on hostgator ??
    and which type of SSL we get along with hatching plan ??

    I was planning to go with godaddy’s 125/mo plan..! but hostgator plans looking interesting which includes SSL. I would love to go with hostgator if SSL is ok with my payment gateway…!

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    • January 30, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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      Yes you can easily install any CMS with hostgator.They even offer one click install through fantastico.

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