Looking for the best HostGator coupon codes to save some money? On this page you will find the latest working promo codes for HostGator.com – I update this page frequently ensuring that you will get the highest discounts. Some promotions might be only available for a limited time, so act fast!
HostGator is one of the largest web hosting providers serving hundreds of thousands of customers world-wide and having over 9 million domains under management. The company was founded by Brent Oxley and has started its business with 3 servers. In just few years, HostGator has grown to have over 200 thousand customers. HostGator is varsity in terms of hosting plans: they offer shared hosting, virtual private and dedicated servers, reseller plans and cloud hosting and domain name registration also. In 2012, HostGator was acquired by the Endurance International Group, a big name in the hosting industry who has other big hosting brands under their management.
After this quick overview I want to share my hosting experience with HostGator. In mid-2013 I needed a new hosting account for a new web project that I was working on and decided to get an account at HostGator. Found a coupon which allowed me to purchase the Baby plan with 30% discount. Have paid upfront for 3 years, this way I was able to get the best deal.
I choose HostGator because a friend recommended them. I have also done some research online and found both positive and negative reviews on HostGator. But finally I decided to give them a try because they have a 45 day money back guarantee.
In short, I never had any major problem with HostGator. To be more precise, my website was hacked once, but it was not HostGator’s fault. I use WordPress for most of my websites, and I had an outdated plugin (don’t remember which it was) and that caused the problem. Multiple files were uploaded to my WordPress directory through that plugin which were causing some performance issues on the server. The support emailed me and asked to fix the problem. Fortunately my account was not suspended and was able to clear the hack. Removing the infected files, updating the outdated plugin, changing the password for my account and FTP and installing the Wordfence security plugin was enough to stop any further hack.
As my website was growing it started to get slower. Few months ago (end of 2015) decided to track my website, because I was very curious about the uptime and performance. Here is a screenshot with the uptime record via UptimeRobot:
I was monitoring the website for 6 months and the lowest downtime was 99.98% in December, 2015. The average response time of my site was 564 milliseconds. Considering that my site was getting around 800 unique visitors per day and was using shared hosting (Baby Plan), I was pretty happy with the numbers.
I can say that overall HostGator is a good hosting company with helpful support and reliable service. I still use their service and recommend them to all my friends.
At the moment I don’t have any experience with their VPS or Dedicated servers, but I will definitely update this page as soon as I will have some info on these as well. I assume that their higher tier hosting plans are also worth the money.
After my short HostGator review let’s take a look to the different hosting plans and services that HostGator offer. Please check out this page, for other HostGator coupon codes.
How to use HostGator Coupon?
The use of HostGator coupons is very easy:
- Find a coupon site where multiple coupons are available
- Choose the coupon code that offers you the highest discount
- Go to HostGator.com and choose the plan you want to purchase
- Proceed to the checkout page and remove all hosting add-ons
- Insert and validate your coupon code at the end of the checkout page
Once you validated a coupon, the price will update. You can change the coupon code and try out other promo codes as well to see which works the best for you. To get the highest discount choose the 36 months billing cycle. It is also good to know that there are huge promotions at HostGator (on days like BlackFriday, CyberMonday, Valentine’s Day, Spring Discount or Christmas Special) when greater discounts are available.
For example on Black Friday you could purchase any hosting plan at HostGator with up to 65% discount. In this case using a coupon with a lower discount rate would override the 65% discount. So always try out multiple codes.
Personally I’m very pleased with HostGator’s uptime, service and support. I’ve tried out other hosting providers and compared to majority of them, HostGator just stands out.
I would recommend HostGator to all my friends and all those small business owners who want to establish and grow their website.