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Optimized WordPress Hosting - Linux

  • Comprehensive WordPress solution with CodeGuard, SiteLock, and Hardware Caching
  • Starter (1 website), Standard (2 websites), Business (3 websites)
  • Linux server only
  • Only WordPress Dashboard, FTP, and email access
  • Dedicated IPs Unavailabe, may have 1 SSL per site
  • Private name servers not allowed
  • No custom branding
  • LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (includes mod_rewrite)
  • Limited to 25% use of server resources
  • 25 simultaneous processes
  • HTTP video and audio streaming only
  • Maximum of 500 outgoing emails per hour per domain (Addon domains count as separate domains)
  • 30 POP/IMAP checks per hour for your connecting IP address
  • Includes CodeGuard incremental backups with free one click restores
  • No shell access

Shared Web Hosting - Linux

  • Affordable and basic hosting
  • Hatchling, Baby, Business
  • Linux server only - perfect for WordPress
  • 1 cPanel but no WHM
  • Limited to 1 IP, No SSL Certificate Limit
  • Private name servers not allowed
  • No custom branding
  • LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (includes mod_rewrite)
  • Limited to 25% use of server resources
  • 25 simultaneous processes
  • HTTP video and audio streaming only
  • Maximum of 500 outgoing emails per hour per domain (Addon domains count as separate domains)
  • 30 POP/IMAP checks per hour for your connecting IP address
  • HostGator creates weekly backups ($15 to request)
  • Jailed shell access (SSH)

Cloud Web Hosting - Linux

  • Affordable and scalable hosting
  • Hatchling Cloud, Baby Cloud, Business Cloud
  • Linux server only - perfect for WordPress
  • 1 cPanel but no WHM
  • Limited to 1 IP, No SSL Certificate Limit
  • Private name servers not allowed
  • No custom branding
  • LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (includes mod_rewrite)
  • Upgradeable resources with resource throttling for high usage allowing burstable traffic
  • 25 simultaneous processes
  • HTTP video and audio streaming only
  • Maximum of 500 outgoing emails per hour per domain (Addon domains count as separate domains)
  • 30 POP/IMAP checks per hour for your connecting IP address
  • HostGator creates weekly backups ($15 to request)
  • Jailed shell access (SSH)

Shared Web Hosting - Windows

  • Affordable and basic hosting
  • Personal and Enterprise
  • Windows server - perfect for ASP.NET
  • Plesk Version 11.5
  • Private name servers not allowed
  • No custom branding
  • Limited to 25% use of server resources
  • 25 simultaneous processes
  • HTTP video and audio streaming only
  • Maximum of 500 outgoing emails per hour per domain (Addon domains count as separate domains)
  • 30 POP/IMAP checks per hour for your connecting IP address
  • HostGator creates weekly backups ($15 to request)
  • No Remote Desktop (No RDP)

Reseller Hosting

  • Be your own hosting company
  • Use as basic hosting or host others for profit
  • Perfect for multiple e-commerce websites
  • Aluminum, Copper, Silver, Gold, Diamond
  • Linux server only - perfect for WordPress
  • Unlimited cPanel's and 1 WHM
  • Unlimited potential for IP's and SSL's
  • Private name servers allowed
  • Branding available for cPanel, but not WHM
  • LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (includes mod_rewrite)
  • Limited to 25% use of server resources
  • 25 simultaneous processes
  • HTTP video and audio streaming only
  • Maximum of 500 outgoing emails per hour per domain (Addon domains count as separate domains)
  • 30 POP/IMAP checks per hour for your connecting IP address
  • HostGator creates weekly backups ($15 to request)
  • Jailed shell access (SSH)

Virtual Private Servers (VPS) - Linux

  • Very much like a dedicated server, but costs less and share the resources
  • Root access
  • Install advanced software
  • Customize anything (flexibility in software installations / apache configurations / other custom software like Ventrilo and ffmpeg)
  • Use as basic hosting or host others for profit
  • Plans with cPanel are managed
  • Plans without cPanel and Plesk are unmanaged
  • Linux server only - perfect for WordPress
  • Unlimited cPanel's and unlimited WHM's
  • 1 root WHM (allows selling of reseller accounts)
  • Unlimited potential for IP's and SSL's
  • Private name servers required
  • Branding available for cPanel and WHM
  • LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (includes mod_rewrite)
  • Limited to 100% use of container/plan resources (VPS is still limited to a specified percentage of the server, this is not a solution to overly resource-intensive accounts and heavy traffic)
  • Unlimited simultaneous processes
  • Live video and audio streaming allowed (webcams, radio, television)
  • UNLIMITED outgoing emails per hour per domain
  • No POP/IMAP checking limits
  • HostGator creates weekly backups ($15 to request)
  • You can schedule your own automated backups
  • Normal shell access (root SSH)

Dedicated Servers - Linux

  • Control your own hosting server
  • Root access
  • Install advanced software
  • Customize anything (flexibility in software installations / apache configurations / other custom software like Ventrilo and ffmpeg)
  • Use as basic hosting or host others for profit
  • Perfect for Fortune 500 companies and sites with heavy traffic
  • Perfect for multiple e-commerce websites
  • Basic, Standard, Elite, Pro
  • Linux server - perfect for WordPress or any other CMS
  • Unlimited cPanel's and unlimited WHM's
  • 1 root WHM (allows selling of reseller accounts)
  • Unlimited potential for IP's and SSL's
  • Private name servers required
  • Branding available for cPanel and WHM
  • LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (includes mod_rewrite)
  • Get 100% use of server resources!!!
  • Unlimited simultaneous processes
  • Live video and audio streaming allowed (webcams, radio, television)
  • UNLIMITED outgoing emails per hour per domain
  • No POP/IMAP checking limits
  • No weekly backups by HostGator
  • You can schedule your own automated backups
  • Normal shell access (root SSH)

Dedicated Servers - Windows

  • Control your own hosting server
  • Full Administrator Access
  • Install advanced software
  • Customize anything (flexibility in software installations / configurations / other custom software)
  • Use as basic hosting or host others for profit
  • Perfect for Fortune 500 companies and sites with heavy traffic
  • Perfect for multiple e-commerce websites
  • Basic, Standard, Elite, Pro
  • Windows server - perfect for ASP.NET
  • Unlimited potential for IP's and SSL's
  • Private name servers required
  • Branding available for Plesk
  • Get 100% use of server resources!!!
  • Unlimited simultaneous processes
  • Live video and audio streaming allowed (webcams, radio, television)
  • UNLIMITED outgoing emails per hour per domain
  • No POP/IMAP checking limits
  • No weekly backups by HostGator
  • You can schedule your own automated backups
  • Remote Desktop (RDP)