Using HostGator for Web Hosting

Today I want to share some tips on using HostGator for web hosting. Every website needs hosting. Hosting refers to the physical space that your website takes up on a server that publishes to the internet. Read this article if you want to explain further.

Benefits of traditional web hosting and a cPanel:

Web hosting is like a wide open field – you can set up your space almost entirely how you want.

cPanel is the control panel you will use to manage everything regarding your web hosting account. Through the cPanel you can manage domain names, email accounts, upload files, and select any content management system you prefer.

WordPress is the most popular content management system on the internet, but HostGator also supports Joomla, Drupal, and Magento. You can also use the cPanel to create your own website coded in PHP, Ruby, Perl, etc.

With traditional web hosting, you can choose the type of server space you want – shared, cloud, or personal dedicated server. This is best for people that expect to require lots of server space, want complete privacy and access to their own space, or websites that expect to have a lot of traffic and don’t want to be slowed down by shared server space. Use this article to guide your readers through what type of web hosting they need.

Ultimately, traditional web hosting with cPanel is best if you want complete control of your account and know how to manage it. You’ll have access to the popular WordPress, but there are some setup and configuration required.

What is a Website Builder?

A website builder is a drag-and-drop editor that equips you to build a website without any coding experience. It is the complete solution for someone who doesn’t have much technical experience and doesn’t want to manage the process of updating their website software.

Most DIY website builders come with beautiful design themes that allow you to input your own content, images, and have a website that looks like it was designed by a professional.

You can use this article to explain more specifically about the difference between WordPress and a website builder.

Note: The new Gutenberg editor for WordPress does act like a drag-and-drop editor so the main difference here will be that people still need to feel comfortable configuring WordPress.

Benefits of a Website Builder

Individuals that will benefit most from a website builder include beginners building their first website on their own, people that have an idea for a website but don’t know where to start, or those who are short on time.

You can draw from these articles based on the audience of your website:

The Gator Website Builder

Gator Website Builder is the new product from HostGator. Gator Website Builder is a powerful, drag-and-drop editor that allows you to quickly build a full-featured website with ease. You can read more about Gator here.

Benefits of Gator Website Builder:

  • More than 200 professionally-designed templates included free
  • Powerful drag-and-drop editor
  • Professional stock photo library
  • eCommerce functionality
  • Free SSL certificate included
  • Free domain name (for the first year on all packages purchased for one year or more)
  • Blogging functionality
  • Guided tour feature helps walk through the features when you start
  • HostGator’s world-class customer service, available 24/7/365
  • All packages are under $10 per month.

Either way, what you get with HostGator…

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Free SSL certificate
  • 45-day money-back guarantee
  • 24/7/365 world-class support

My Experience with HostGator

My experience with HostGator has been fantastic. Their customer support has been incredible and they were really able to bring clarity to my web needs. This is extremely important when selecting a web host as customer service is key in making sure everything runs smoothly.

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