Below is a comparison of HostGator (http://www.hostgator.com) and HostPapa (http://www.hostpapa.com)
A personal website is a great way to advertise your small business or professional services online. Many people set up personal sites to share photos, artwork, and other information with families and friends. In the past launching a site required time, money, and usually the services of a highly skilled techie, but today a great web hosting company, like HostGator, can have your site up and running in a very short time. There are several aspects to consider when selecting a hosting company, and here is a short review of HostGator and HostPapa.
HostPapa offers a basic website hosting plan which is sufficient for personal use. The monthly cost usually ranges from $5.95 to $7.95, depending on the length of the contract, however they are currently offering the personal plan for $3.95 a month. This plan includes unlimited disk space and bandwidth. The basic HostPapa plan offers free set-up and website tools for building the site including Soholaunch site building software. You’ll get one free domain name for life, which you can switch in the future if you decide to change web hosting companies, and unlimited domains on one account.
HostGator’s basic web hosting plan is currently offered at $3.96 per month and includes unlimited bandwidth and disk space. In addition you’ll get free website and domain transfer, FTP accounts, and unlimited email addresses. HostGator has 4500 website templates to choose from and SiteStudio Website building tools, so you can find the style for your website that best fits your company’s image. You’ll also get one click script installs and easy control panels, for hassle free updates to your site. With HostGator you can instantly add shopping carts, blogs, forums and counters.
Websites are meant to be accessible at all times, so reliability is very important. You want your online business or e-tail site working around the clock so your potential customers can learn about your professional services or make their purchases at their convenience.
HostPapa has a 99.9% uptime guarantee. They use Linux servers, multi-homed OC48 and Gigabit fiber connections, and have a triple redundant firewall.
HostGator also has a 99.9% uptime guarantee. HostGator also is Safe Harbor Certified to protect your site’s privacy and keep data safe.
Another important aspect to consider when choosing a web hosting company is the level of customer support. It is important to know you can reach someone whenever your site is experiencing problems or you have a question.
HostPapa has 24/7 customer support which you can reach through phone, email or live chat.
HostGator has 24/7/365 support, and are reachable via email ticket submission, toll free phone numbers, and live chat. The HostGator website has a help center where you can find FAQs, video tutorials, and KnowledgeBase articles to help you pinpoint any problems and better manage your website.
Both HostGator and HostPapa are Green Powered, using wind energy and complete renewable energy resources.
HostPapa offers a variety of free marketing tools including $100.00 Google Adwords Credits.
HostGator also includes $100.00 Goggle Adwords Credits with your plan and other marketing and e-commerce tools. And if your company’s website outgrows the business plan, they can help you convert to a VPS or Dedicated Server web hosting plan.
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