What is HostGator?
Hostgator is a leading website hosting service provider company. Hostgator is now hosting more then 8,000,000 websites on there servers. That’s just 1 % of total websites online. But even that ability of holding 1% sites around the globe is more then enough to say that hostgator is a giant in web hosting business.
There are various types of web hosting services offered by hostgator now a days. They are as follows.
- Shared Web Hosting – Its a normal shared web hosting. Shared web hosting means that your websites will be sharing a server with many other customer sites. For almost every new site, this kind of hosting is sufficient and cost effective too.
- VPS Hosting – VPS Hosting Stands for Virtual Private Server Hosting. In this type of hosting, your site will have more power input from the server. In normal means, the server your sites will be hosted upon will be having a dedicated share of memory and priorities. This kind of server is good to go as an upgrade option for normal shared hosting, if you are sites grow big.
- Dedicated Servers – Dedicated servers are real fully loaded physical servers. If you buy or rent a dedicated server, you sites will only be running on that server. Means no resource or server space sharing. Your sites will be having maximum power and CPU memory to handle huge amount of traffic and requests. [Facebook and yahoo kind of sites run on servers like this ]You will need to upgrade to dedicated server if your sites grow like a giant and handling more then 100,000 users a day.
- Reseller Hosting – This hosting service gives you power to be a hosting company at your self. Means you can run your own web hosting business by having a reseller hosting plan. You will pay a definite amount of sum to the hostgator and they will give you a server with a limited resources, which you can resell as per your own prices.
Now if you are a webmasters too, by going through above information you will able to get an idea, which web hosting service will be best suitable for your new or earlier sites.
Now I would like to elaborate and clear 7 highly asked questions to me.
What is Hostgator WordPress?
Wordpress is open source Content management software which is loaded on your site and it can make your site in minutes. On hostgator cpanel you can install wordpress software on your sites by using fantastico option in few clicks.
What is Hostgator cPanel?
Well, hostgator Cpanel is user interface of your web hosting account. By accessing it with your own unique username and password, your can manage your sites hosted on it. To know more about Hostgator cpanel, you can click here, I have explained it in real detail.
What is Hostgator’s Name Servers?
Name servers are web site pointing addresses, they are like a domain name address but they are useful to attach your site to a hosting account. You can grab the name server for your site by logging into your cpanel and seeing the account information box at the bottom in the sidebar.
What is Hostgator Sitebuilder?
Hostgator Sitebuilder is a quick website building tool, just like wordpress. But it gives you a static website. Means plain html. Its simple and step by step site creation tool. You can use it by logging into your cpanel account and going to site creation tools.
What is Hostgator VPS?
As I have explained above, VPS is a better server then a usual shared hosting server, you have to pay a little more then shared hosting. Click here to check out Hostgator VPS Plans.
What is Hostgator FTP?
FTP is away by which you can access the files on your site. For that you need FTP client like Filezilla and then you will need ftp details of your site. Typically your site ftp details are :