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HostGator Dedicated Server Hosting Review, Rating & Promotion

updated on May 11, 2015
HostGator Dedicated Server Hosting Review, Rating & Promotion As a large web hosting company with millions of customers, HostGator has been offering dedicated server hosting for large online businesses and enterprises for many years. Based on our readers' request, we have carried out an in-depth review on the Linux dedicated hosting to see whether the service is worth the money.

The reviewed aspects include price, server resources, technologies, uptime, technical support, data center facilities, and customer satisfaction rate. Based on the statistics we have collected and the review results, we have made ratings on the main aspects of the service. See details in below.
HostGator Dedicated Hosting Review
  • Reputation
  • Feature
  • Technology
  • Reliability
  • Support
  • Price
    starting at $105/mo, 40% off $174/mo regularly

Customer Satisfaction

We know how important company reputation is, so we have been trying hard to collect all kinds of real information about the company that is reviewed. So far, we have received 345 verified customer reviews for HostGator, in which 99.4% of the customers expressed their appreciation of the company's overall value, performance, control panel, and support. Read the following chart for detailed statistics.

Price & Feature

HostGator has 4 Linux dedicated server hosting packages named Basic, Standard, Elite and Pro which are priced at $174/mo, $219/mo, $279/mo, and $374/mo respectively. The company offers a 20% discount by default, but now there is an exclusive 40% discount available for new customers going through the promotional link below and using the coupon code EUNGE30OFF. When the coupon code is applied, webmasters can purchase a dedicated server at $104.40/mo, $131.40/mo, $167.40/mo or $224.40/mo.

All of the 4 packages are rich-featured, coming with a high performance server with Intel Xeon processor, a large amount of RAM, disk space and bandwidth, multiple dedicated IPs, and other tools and technologies needed to build and maintain a website easily. The specifications of the packages are as the following table.

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Processor2.3GHz Intel Xeon2.5GHz Intel Xeon2.5GHz Intel Xeon3.3GHz Intel Xeon
CoreDual CoreQuad CoreQuad CoreQuad Core
Uplink100 Mbps250 Mbps500 Mbps1 Gbps
Disk Space500 GB1,000 GB1,000 GB1,000 GB
Bandwidth10 TB15 TB20 TB25 TB
Dedicated IPs2345
Regular Price$174/mo$219/mo$279/mo$374/mo
Current Price$104.40/mo$131.40/mo$167.40/mo$224.40/mo

In addition, there are a lot of other features included in all of the packages, among which the following ones are the most noticeable highlights.
HostGator Dedicated Hosting Features
  • Managed service: HostGator dedicated server hosting is fully managed, which means that users have no need to install the operating system, purchase the control panel or manage the server security.
  • Root access: HostGator server management tools give customers full control and access to the operating system and server.
  • Latest cPanel: Every package comes with the latest cPanel control panel, which enables customers to manage their accounts, websites and servers effortlessly.
  • Mirrored storage: The utilization of RAID 1 drives offers full redundancy to protect the account information and website data.
  • Free billing system: All dedicated servers include WHMCS or WHM AutoPilot billing system to meet users' billing needs.
  • IPTables firewall: This adds additional security to servers and all the hosted websites.


All the dedicated servers are housed in a world-class SoftLayer data center in Texas which is equipped with full power redundancy, backup power generators and HVAC units. Besides, the company utilizes a fully redundant network with no single point of failure and partners with multiple bandwidth providers including AboveNet, ATT and Level(3) to ensure that there is no downtime caused by network problems.

HostGator promises all customers 99.9% uptime. And according to our monitoring in the past months, the company has succeeded in achieving that result in practice. Read the following chart for the real uptime in the past 30 days.

Technical Support

Since the company only has managed service, its technical support team is on-site 24x7 offering premium support via toll-free phone, live chat and the email ticket system. Besides, the around-the-clock server support is also available so that customers can get assistance whenever their servers experience any problem.

For those customers preferring to resolve issues by themselves, HostGator provides an online support portal which includes over 500 video tutorials and 680 written tutorials. Also, there is a user forum, in which customers are able to communicate with others.


Being excellent in server specification, technologies, reliability and technical support, HostGator dedicated server hosting service should be a good choice for hosting high-traffic e-commerce websites and enterprise portals. Besides, with the 40% available, the service is quite affordable.

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