With hundreds of hosting companies, it is easy for you to take WebHostingHub and HostGator into consideration when shopping for a shared hosting plan because both of them have earned reputation in hosting world and have been recommended by many webmasters. This article is to help you judge which one is the better choice for you to host a personal site.
WebHostingHub is a branch of InMotion with a clear goal in mind, focusing all the resources on shared hosting plans. It is amazing that during several years, WebHostingHub has rapidly developed into a well-known company with a big market share.
HostGator is one of the leading web hosting companies which serve more than 8,000,000 hosted domains. Since 2002, it has gradually enriched its products, including shared hosting, VPS, dedicated hosting, reseller, and so on.
Based on our experience and the feedbacks from real users, we work out a rating table to evaluate the pricing, features, uptime, speed, and support of the two web hosts so that you will have a clear and overall concept about their shared hosting. Besides that, we will also make a detailed explanation for the ratings.
Three shared hosting plans (Spark, Nitro, and Dynamo) have been released by WebHostingHub. With the promotion link, the prices start at $1.95/mo with up to 78% off the regular price $8.99/mo. Note that the exclusive price is only for the first 3 months and the hosting fees for other months in your term start at $3.99/mo.
Purchasing any plan from WebHostingHub, you can get at least $75 marketing credits for Google, Bing, or Yahoo. If you are worried about the hosting service, good news for you is that WebHostingHub is in support for 90-day full money back guarantee. In this way, you can submit your application for refund to the team within 90 days once you no longer hold any expectations for WebHostingHub.
Similarly, HostGator has three plans: Hatchling Plan, Baby Plan, and Business Plan, which charges as low as $3.82/mo, $5.47/mo and $8.22/mo separately with a 45% discount brought by the coupon code HG45PERCENT. We have to remind you that billing cycles of HostGator start at 1 month, while those of WebHostingHub start at 1 year.
HostGator provides $100 ad credits for each plan through the same marketing channels. During our survey, we find that HostGator has a shorter period of refund policy which allows you to cancel your account and get your full money back within 45 days. Even so, we still hold that 45 days are a reasonable period for you to have a try.
We make a comparison between WebHostingHub Spark and HostGator Hatchling Plan. To make the core features clear and straightforward, a comparative table is presented in below.
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Generally speaking, the plans are both competitive because they both come with cPanel, unlimited disk space, and unlimited bandwidth. But since WebHostingHub offers a 1-year free domain ($14.99) and 90-day refund policy, it has price and feature advantages than HostGator.
So far, we have paid a long-term attention to test the uptime and speed of the two web hosts in case of need. The results say that the two web hosts both have a good uptime and the HostGator server response time is a little faster than WebHostingHub.
Both of them guarantee at least 99.9% uptime. During our survey, the real uptime of WebHostingHub averages 99.95%, and that of HostGator averages 99.97%. Below is the HostGator uptime in the past 30 days.
When it comes to speed, HostGator wins a little in this battle. The outcome shows that averagely, the HostGator speed (about 340ms) is over 15% faster than that of WebHostingHub (about 400ms). However, both of them have a competitive server response time even in the whole industry.
The support team can be both contacted with timely communication channels, like live chat and toll-free phone. When making a test for the support holding time, we felt very happy with that our simple problems are addressed within two minutes. However, whether technical support is good or not still needs time to prove that.
Since HostGator has over 850 employees to provide you superior around the clock support, we have the reason to believe that it will do a better job when compared with WebHostingHub.
As a whole, the two web hosts are both great hosting providers for hosting personal sites. WebHostingHub is cheaper with a 1-year free domain, guaranteeing a longer period of refund while HostGator is a little more reliable and faster. Then the final choice is up to your budget and concerns.