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Score 7.4 out of 100

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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

WebWave

You can create a website very easily with WebWave without feeling like a programmer or understanding website design principles. When I need to create a landing page, I can do it with a few clicks, and I know I will have a professional site. You can buy domain names and host through WebWave; having a secure website is great and easy.
Michael McLeroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

HostGator
WebWave
9.5
Role-based user permissions
HostGator
WebWave
9.5

Platform & Infrastructure

HostGator
WebWave
8.4
API
HostGator
WebWave
8.3
Internationalization / multi-language
HostGator
WebWave
8.4

Web Content Creation

HostGator
WebWave
8.9
WYSIWYG editor
HostGator
WebWave
9.3
Code quality / cleanliness
HostGator
WebWave
8.8
Admin section
HostGator
WebWave
8.9
Page templates
HostGator
WebWave
8.3
Library of website themes
HostGator
WebWave
8.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
HostGator
WebWave
9.5
Publishing workflow
HostGator
WebWave
9.5
Form generator
HostGator
WebWave
8.4

Web Content Management

HostGator
WebWave
8.6
Content taxonomy
HostGator
WebWave
9.1
SEO support
HostGator
WebWave
9.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
HostGator
WebWave
8.0
Community / comment management
HostGator
WebWave
8.3

Pros

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

WebWave

  • The UI is a bit complicated but contains all the features and functions needed.
  • No coding skill is required. We can focus on design. And the design process is quite fun.
  • We can adjust and control all the elements of the web easily with WebWave. And I like the richness of the elements available in WebWave.
Hoang Phan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

WebWave

  • The only thing I would change is to add more payment options in the case of the store (it is about plug-ins). PayPal and cryptocurrency would also be useful.
Maciej Szczyciński | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

WebWave

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

HostGator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebWave

WebWave 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use, intuitive, has many options and plug-ins, and is cheap.
Maciej Szczyciński | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HostGator

HostGator 7.6
Based on 6 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

WebWave

WebWave 7.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Sanjay Marathe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

WebWave

WebWave has an extensive feature set and the price is a great bargain. Its functionality overall is better and allows the end-user more control over their overall design. The included editor and design review features are top-notch and extremely useful. I'd highly recommend it to any web-developer, but it could also be great for an end user with some design experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

WebWave

  • It has allowed me to build the websites I envision, rather than the best I could build given the limited tools that most site builders offer
  • It has allowed me to build the sites faster
Nils Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HostGator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

HostGator Editions & Modules

Edition
Hatchling$2.751
Baby$3.501
Business$5.251
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

WebWave

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$7*

* per month

WebWave Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HostGator
7.6
WebWave
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

HostGator
8.0
WebWave

Usability

HostGator
WebWave
10.0

Support Rating

HostGator
7.6
WebWave
7.1

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