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 by admin at September 20th, 2011.

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