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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudways

I would not hesitate to tell others to join Cloudways.
Brandon Dith-Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

HostGator

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cloudways

  • Good control panel interface with many settings.
  • Simple payment method.
Dario Pedroni | TrustRadius Reviewer

HostGator

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cloudways

  • More personal application help.
  • Easier application installation just like WordPress websites.
  • A free tier to try the product/some kind of trial.
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

HostGator

  • 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
Dan Gospe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cloudways

No score
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HostGator

HostGator 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cloudways

Cloudways 9.3
Based on 5 answers
They answer quick and always help solve my problems. Their documentation is also robust.
Brandon Dith-Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

HostGator

HostGator 7.8
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cloudways

I liked Cloudways more than other websites due to its simplicity and how clear their website was (and still is). It is the first server hosting platform I ever used.
Dario Pedroni | TrustRadius Reviewer

HostGator

HostGator is packed with much more features than our previous web hosts, and They had a lot of positive reviews. One of the reasons we selected them over some of the others was that even though they were WordPress-friendly, they still allowed us access to more complex features such as the ability to edit our own databases. Bluehost was much too simple.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cloudways

  • Better website load times which led the more time on site.
  • A slighter higher hosting bill.
  • Less time on maintenance with the additional technical know-how of their support.
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

HostGator

  • 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
Jack Kingsman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cloudways

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$25*

* per application

HostGator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

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