Hostgator VPS vs. the Other Guys

Hostgator offers a ton of features for a great price on all of its VPS hosting plans. With that being said, there are a number of cheaper web hosting companies on the market. But, what they offer does not stack up to the services Hostgator provides. The old saying, “you get what you pay for,” is definitely true here.

Here’s a look at what Hostgator has to offer. First, every VPS plan comes with a wide array of unlimited features. These include domains and sub-domains, email accounts, MySQL databases, and FTP accounts. The other guys put a strict limit on the number of domains, sub-domains etc. that can be attributed to one VPS account. This is way too restrictive for someone trying to run a business website.

Hostgator offers nine VPS option plans to consumers, while the cheaper competition usually has only one or two basic plans to choose from. Hostgator’s Level 3 plan is one of its most popular. Its Level 3 plan, for example, provides 768 MB of RAM, 1.13 GHz of CPU, 500 GB of bandwidth, and 30 GB of disk space for $31.96 for the first month, and $39.95 for recurring months. The other guys may charge a little less, but their clients get half the power, speed, and functionality.

Hostgator uses only the best and most cutting-edge hardware on their servers. It only uses Dell PowerEdge Servers with fully customizable hardware specs. It also uses fault-tolerant RAID – 10 disk array with Enterprise drives, Dual Nehalem CPU’s with 16 Hyperthreaded cores, and DDR3 ECC RAM. The other guys are still using servers with Waveform Technology.

At Hostgator, anything less than top of the line when it comes to running and maintaining its networks is not acceptable. It uses a gigabit uplink and guarantees a 20mbit connection. Its state-of-the-art data center has power generators on standby and HVAC units to deal with crisis, ensuring its servers always stay up and running.

Hostgator has a powerful network with many layers of security that is also fully redundant with no single point of failure. It also uses six bandwidth providers to keep its networks running smoothly. Do the other guys even know what that means?

Some of the other guys may have been around longer, (they think that’s their best selling point). But, they haven’t changed much over the years. The reason some of these guys can charge prices as low as $3.99 a month for their VPS hosting plans is because they are using old technology run on faulty servers and weak networks. The most they have to offer is a limited number of features with no feasibility and free set up.

With these guys, what clients see is what they get. Over at Hostgator, what the client wants and needs is what they get, with full root access and the ability to customize their servers. Hostgator even provides its clients software with their packages that is both flexible and easy to use. Installing, modifying, and upgrading are a breeze.

Posted in HostGator VPS Reviews at September 20th, 2011. Comments Off on Hostgator VPS vs. the Other Guys.

Hostgator VPS Review – Get the Facts First

Hostgator is one of the world’s top 10 hosting companies for a reason. It provides its clients with stellar customer service and a variety of web hosting solutions at affordable prices. In fact, the company has so many hundreds of thousands of happy clients. It is currently able to say it hosts over 4 million domains.

Many of those clients have opted for one of Hostgator’s nine VPS hosting plans. A VPS, or virtual private server, gives clients the option of dedicated hosting at prices comparable to shared hosting. A VPS is a single server that has been divided into several smaller servers, much like a pizza is sliced into several pieces. Each piece of the server has its own operating system and is dedicated to a single client.

Hostgator’s most affordable VPS plan is also the most basic. Its Level 1 plan starts at $19.95 a month. The most expensive and feature-packed plan is the Level 9, starting at $209.95 per month. At Hostgator, clients can easily upgrade to a higher level or downgrade, if need be, without any hassles. When it comes to price value, Hostgator is right up there with the competition.

Hostgator is one of the leading VPS plan providers on the market because all its clients are given full root access over their pieces of the server. Clients can make changes to the server to suit their individual needs. When changes are made, no other client is affected because other clients do not have access to the server. As a result, Hostgator is able to give individual clients a customizable experience.

Hostgator uses the Parallel Powers Panel to manage their VPS accounts. This panel gives management control over to the client and allows them to control everything on their server. This makes troubleshooting much easier because clients monitor their own running processes and can keep an eye on their server’s resource usage.

Hostgator’s VPS packages are some of the best on the market because Hostgator makes the client’s experience as hassle free as possible. For example, if, for some reason, clients need to restart their VPS, they can do so from their control panel without having to make a request to the company. This severely limits the amount of downtime a client faces. In fact, Hostgator has a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee.

Also, clients are able to create and restore backups whenever they wish. They can even install custom software without having to ask Hostgator for permission first. When clients move from a shared hosting plan to a VPS hosting plan, managing the server may seem a little overwhelming at first, but Hostgator’s customer support team, video tutorials and helpful how-to articles will make the transition a smooth one.

The level of support Hostgator provides is not only stellar but has led the company to win a number of awards for their services. All clients receive support by exceptionally trained staff members who are available around the clock, 365 days a year. This one-on-one human contact from Hostgator makes managing one’s own VPS account doable.

 

 

Posted in HostGator VPS Reviews at September 3rd, 2011. Comments Off on Hostgator VPS Review – Get the Facts First.