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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 5.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    8.7

    Azure App Service

    87%

    HostGator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure App Service ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform access control

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure App Service is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    Azure App Service

    78%
    6 Ratings
    4.6

    HostGator

    46%
    19 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure App Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    HostGator

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Azure App Service

    100%
    4 Ratings
    7.7

    HostGator

    77%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    You may easily deploy your apps to Azure App Service if they were written in Visual Studio IDE (typically.NET applications). With a few clicks of the mouse, you may already deploy your application to a remote server using the Visual Studio IDE. As a result of the portal's bulk and complexity, I propose Heroku for less-experienced developers.
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    Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)

    HostGator for email, domain and website hosting--delightful, 100% satisfied! Have always had ample capacity for company email needs, features work well. I have used it off and on for several organizations since 2011. HostGator website building is fairly straightforward, although I wouldn't recommend it for first-time web designing. The pluses on the HostGator website builder: great-looking themes, adequate webpage capacity, really cool scrolling capabilities, which trends well now. Easier than building a WordPress website from scratch, which can also be done for free in HostGator. I'd say it's limited compared to feature-rich WP, but it designs as nicely as Wix.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • It has options to deploy using CI/CD.
    • It has great integration with Azure Devops
    • It has all the common runtimes, so we don't need to install softwares.
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    Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)

    • The pricing is a big feature for this hosting company
    • Every three years when the hosting contract is coming to an end, they offer a reduced fee to upgrade your server plan, which is more cost effective than renewing at the regular rate for whatever plan you're currently using.
    • The customer service workers are professional and friendly.
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • the learning curve can be tough (just like other azure services)
    • the UX/UI could be more intuitive (just like other azure services as well)
    • monitoring can be hard to understand
    • Microsoft's learning resources are hard to understand
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    Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)

    • Support could be better, it takes a long time to connect with somebody
    • You need to pay extra for a backup you can rely on
    • SiteLock is sold separately, but did not help when we were hacked
    • Site seems to slow down from time to time
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    Pricing Details

    Azure App Service

    Starting Price

    $9.49 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Azure App Service editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Shared Environment for dev/test$9.491
    Basic Dedicated environment for dev/test$54.752
    Standard Run production workloads$733
    Premium Enhanced performance and scale$1464

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Free and Shared (preview) plans are ideal for testing applications in a managed Azure environment. Basic, Standard and Premium plans are for production workloads and run on dedicated Virtual Machine instances. Each instance can support multiple applications and domains.

    HostGator

    Starting Price

    $2.75 per month

    Editions & Modules

    HostGator editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Hatchling$2.751
    Baby$3.502
    Business$5.253

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month
    3. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)

    Because we have in house technical support to compensate the lack of quality HostGator tech support, and because the price continues to be affordable the business is likely to continue using HostGator. They provide what the business needs and we have in house support to maintain it.
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    Support Rating

    Microsoft

    We had an issue where we deployed too large of a resource and didn't notice until the bill came through. They were very understanding and saw we weren't utilizing the resources so they issued a generous refund in about 4 hours. Very fast, friendly, and understanding support reps from my experience.
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    Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)

    While you will get support from HostGator, it seems to be a different level from 8-10 years ago. It may take 15-20 minutes to get someone on chat, and unless you follow up, I've found followup email support to take a couple of days. If you stick with it, though, you will get support, and I've never had a problem they couldn't help with.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    Azure has many data center, their services are more reliable. Azure has way more features than both Linode and DigitalOcean. If someone wants a complete reliable service, he/she must go to Azure instead of Linode and DigitalOcean because even though azure charges more, it is worth the money you pay there.
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    Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)

    I prefer HostGator over GoDaddy. HostGator does have better and more reliable customer support, and the user interface and user experience are overall much more friendly and easier to use. GoDaddy does have downtime associated with their hosting in my experience, but I have not experienced that with HostGator.
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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • Reduced the deployment time of ASP .NET applications in the company.
    • Gave us an alternative to quickly deploy our applications without granting access to the version control system to a third platform.
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    Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)

    • Usage of resale options easily quadrupled the money I was spending on HostGator
    • Trust in the host has to be earned, and HostGator has not retained that for me -- it will be a while before I feel confident in their uptime again
    • Overall, HG has been a positive impact on my business as a web developer
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