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Attribute Ratings

  • HostGator is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • WebWave is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

4.6

HostGator

46%
19 Ratings
9.0

WebWave

90%
44 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

HostGator

80%
1 Rating

WebWave

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

HostGator

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

WebWave

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.7

HostGator

77%
9 Ratings
5.8

WebWave

58%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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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WebWave

My opinion is that Webwave is an excellent choice for the presentation of portfolios for photographers, videographers, and designers, as well as for the selling of digital products, eCommerce websites, blog content, and premium features that are protected behind a membership system, and educational websites. Although Webwave does not yet have the same compatibility with a wide variety of plugins or the same blog-friendly structure as WordPress, I am confident that it will ultimately reach that point given the current speed of development. Additionally, a larger user base will increase the community base and popularity of the product.
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Pros

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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WebWave

  • Web designing--super customizable. It's really like a graphic design tool. Anything on the website can be changed the way you want. WordPress doesn't usually allow it, with its fixed rows and columns set up. But here I found out i could do anything.
  • Simple UX--Part of the reason why the builder works so well is the UX. It's simple but does the job, and you don't have to think too hard to find the buttons.
  • Has all features one would need, including ecommerce. I don't plan on using it yet though (my business doesn't require it) but it's nice to have in case the business grows.
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Cons

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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WebWave

  • Even if the page is modified and saved, the published site does not see the changes. It took up to an hour for the changes to take effect.
  • There is no integration of the Google rich schema settings.
  • Loading time is not as fast as many competitors—Gtmetrix performance rating is a maximum of 81 percent, although Google PageSpeed mobile (56 percent) and desktop (56 percent) are faster (91 percent ). Checked with a ready-made theme.
  • The WebWave website IP addresses have been blacklisted for malware. Malwarebytes frequently prevents the loading editor or live test pages. This could be because the backend framework IPs were previously utilized someplace, affecting WebWave in general.
  • Only payment gateway for the store settings is Stripe, which is not available in many countries.
  • Manual VAT/Tax options in the shipping/store page-single/fixed one tax type only.
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Pricing Details

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

WebWave

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

WebWave editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $7

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    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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    WebWave

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)

    No answers on this topic

    WebWave

    Very easy to use, intuitive, has many options and plug-ins, and is cheap.
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    Support Rating

    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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    WebWave

    1. The support person does not seem to understand the issues, and seems like they go off to talk to somebody and revert back every 5 to 10 minutes. It takes up a lot of time. 2. There is a lack of reading material to address simple issues like changing the website name in the dashboard, pasting a code, etc.
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    Alternatives Considered

    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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    WebWave

    It's an easier, super complete option and cheaper Instead of paying everything separately like Wix, this option gives you all for a good price. And is the same with Elementor, you need to pay their license, the hosting, the domain, and connect everything manually, but this option is more affordable with high quality. They have time in the market and they reinvented their branding with a fresh and cool look.
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    Return on Investment

    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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    WebWave

    • Gives Faster edits and updates
    • Great animations and features make it look modern and designed even for a newbie at website building
    • Fewer errors or mistakes due to the process has been organized it's unlikely will miss a link to a page from the menu
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