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HostGator VS WebHostingHub - Shared Hosting Comparison

updated on Feb 16, 2017
HostGator VS WebHostingHub - Shared Hosting Comparison The article introduces the difference between HostGator and WebHostingHub from the comparison on features, price, reliability, performance and support as there are many customers asking who is better in the choice. We hope this can help you make a right decision based on your own requirement.

Introduction

HostGator is one of the best hosting provider having more than 1000 employees serving for 9 millions of domain names and 4 millions of customers worldwide. HostGator was founded in 2002. It's a miracle that a new hosting company could grow so fast in the extremely competitive web hosting industry. They have a good reputation on the technical support, hosting reliability and the rich featured web hosting plans priced from $3.82/mo. HostGator provides rich web hosting product lines including shared web hosting, VPS, dedicated servers on both Linux and Windows platform.

WebHostingHub is the sister brand of the famous and historical business hosting provider InMotion. By leveraging the experience and technology on running InMotion, WebHostingHub was started in 2009 and now they're building another miracle in the hosting industry. Within 2 years, they have half a million customers worldwide. Unlike HostGator, WebHostingHub only provides an all-in-one shared web hosting plan on Linux platform, which has clear and straightforward targeting customers.

As HostGator providing 3 major types of shared web hosting - HostGator Hatchling, HostGator Baby, and HostGator Business, this article will compare HostGator Hatchling and Baby plan with WebHostingHub all-in-one hosting plan considering that they have the similar price.

HostGator VS WebHostingHub Price

WebHostingHub gives three options called Spark, Nitro and Dynamo with regular price at $6.99/mo, $8.99/mo and $10.99/mo. Recently, the company is doing promotion. Through the promotional link below, you can enjoy the discounted price at $1.95/mo for the first three months and then $3.99/mo.

WebHostingHub Promotional Link Activation


Considering HostGator, the company also offers three plans namely Hatchling Plan, Baby Plan and Business Plan, pricing from $6.95/mo. Also, the company gives discount for their packages. With coupon code HG45PERCENT, you can enjoy 45% off. After discount, the lowest price is at $3.82/mo for 3-year billing term.

HostGator Promo Link Activation


HostGator allows you for short billing cycle like 1 month or 6 months to provide more options and flexibility for customers. When you plan to sign up for 1 year or more, you will see the plans from HostGator are fairly effective with rich features included. Notet that the above sale prices are only accessible via the promo link.

As for refund policy, you can apply for full refund within 90 days for WebHostingHub and 45 days for HostGator. Both companies promise to deal with your application quickly and no question will be asked.

HostGator VS WebHostingHub Features

When it comes to features, we suggest you to pay more attention to their primary plans because this kind of plans are more affordable for the majority. Thus, we have listed some major features below for your references.

Feature HostGator WebHostingHub
Plan Hatchling Spark
Free Domain 1
Hosting Domain 1 2
Disk Space Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited
Money Back Guarantee 45 days 90 days
Control Panel cPanel cPanel
Fantastico
Free Website Templates4,5001,000
Shared SSL Certificate
Price $3.82/mo $3.99/mo
Claim It Promo Link Promo Link


(*Hosting Domain: how many domain names you can have with one hosting account. "Unlimited" means you can have multiple websites "besthostingsearch.org", "www.rapidwebdev.org", "www.webhostingclue.com" with one hosting account without any additional fee.)

(*Fantastico: it's the software auto installer application that allows you to install popular applications in visual web UI by clicks, such as Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, Magento etc)

Besides the comparison table above, the three hosting packages support unlimited email accounts, unlimited MySQL databases with phpMyAdmin access, various of programming languages such as PHP 5, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, SSI.

HostGator VS WebHostingHub Reliability

WebHostingHub offers two options when it comes to datacenters. With two green datacenters located on the eastern and western coasts in America, users may choose one that supports them with faster speed. HostGator, as a leading company in the market, has also built their wind-powered datacenters in Houston, Texas and Provo, Utah. And the two datacenters are powered by state-of-the-art server hardware, protection and network systems.

We have set up a program to monitor the uptime of a same website hosted with HostGator and WebHostingHub for one month and gotten the uptime statistics. In the past 6 months, the real uptime of HostGator averages 99.97%, and that of WebHostingHub averages 99.95%. The uptime of HostGator in the past 30 days is as following

HostGator has 3 downtimes in September, 2011 and totally there are 26 minutes off. And WebHostingHub has 5 downtimes and totally there are 31 minutes off. As the each downtime only taking less than 10 minutes, we think these time are for server maintenance such as security updates, reboot, hardware check. The reliability of both HostGator and WebHostingHub are in high quality actually.

HostGator VS WebHostingHub Performance

both companies have their network under 24×7 monitoring so as to ensure the lowest connection issues. According to our monitoring, the two companies perform well in server response and page loading speed.

We tested the server response for both HostGator and WebHostingHub. As you seen in the chart below, the servers of HostGator is about 20% faster than WebHostingHub. But the web server performance of HostGator and WebHostingHub is quite excellent compared to other web hosts.

HostGator VS WebHostingHub Support

As long as you are in need for technical assistance, you can contact the two companies via live chat, phone or email. And all those services are 24×7 available and supported by US-based technical team. For ticket system, you can receive a reply within 12 hours by average with both companies.

As we tested against these two providers through both live chat and toll-free telephone, the connection speed are both fast in only 2 minutes. The problem solving speed of HostGator is a little faster than WebHostingHub. In fact it's difficult to evaluate the support quality by 2 or 3 times testing. The support is not only based on the company's investment but also depended on the experience and spirit of the support individual. But based on HostGator having over 1000 staff for the support right now, I think HostGator shall win the 5 star rating but WebHostingHub is for 4.5.

According to customer reviews, most users are quite satisfied with their technical support. Particularly, many customers highly appreciate the two companies’ high-efficiency and customer-oriented s attitude.

HostGator VS WebHostingHub Conclusion

As a conclusion of the comparison between HostGator and WebHostingHub, we think both of the 2 companies are worth going for shared web hosting service. HostGator shared web hosting plans are more reliable and quality, while WebHostingHub plan is cheaper when taking the same level of features into consideration.

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