Plan to build your first website? Shared hosting will be the best hosting option for you. Shared hosting is a type of web hosting where you can share a single server with multiple websites. This allows your website to maintain a strong connection to the Internet without the cost of running your own server. Each website will be given a certain amount of disk storage space and a fixed bandwidth. Shared hosting is cost-effective when compared with other types hosting.
Shared hosting is the cheapest hosting you are going to get from Hostgator. Let us jump into the pros and cons of shared hosting.
Pros of shared hosting
Here are the pros of shared hosting offered by Hostgator.
Shared hosting features
Shared hosting plans come with equipped cPanel and unlimited disk space. You can experience 99.9% uptime with unlimited subdomains, FTP, and unlimited bandwidths. With shared hosting, you can upgrade your hosting package with time. No technical maintenance need to be done from your side as it is included in the hosting package.
Programming and databases
Get Unlimited MySQL Databases with phpMyAdmin Access- available with programming Languages such as CGI, Fast CGI, PHP 5, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, SSL, and modules like Curl, CPAN, GD Library, ImageMagick. System management access includes SSH Access and Cron Job Scheduling. This package also includes FrontPage Extension.
Access to 75 open-source scripts with just a click and host applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magneto, and Wiki.
cPanel control panel
Get the latest cPanel Control Panel equipped with Web Based File Manager, Hotlink Protection, IP Deny Manager, Redirect URL, Password Protected Directories, and Custom Error Pages, Shopping Carts, Blogs, Portals, Forums, Counters, & FormMail. Website Statistics: AWStats, Webalizer, Raw Log Manager, Referrer and Error Logs.
Cons of Hostgator shared hosting
There are few drawbacks with shared hosting and let’s look into the cons of shared hosting.
when compared to other dedicated servers the load time can be slower with shared hosting.
In shared hosting, you will notice your site performing worst, when your site begins to get lots of traffic.
Lack of customization
There is lack of customization options available with shared hosting which will hinder your site performance.