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Software Description:

HostGator is a web hosting solution that has been around since 2002 and presents one of the most used products of its kind, with over 9 million domains hosted. It stands out for the top-notch cloud quality and dedicated and virtual private server (VPS) packages.

Its main product is shared hosting services for Linux and Windows, which are mostly used by small and medium-sized businesses, as well as dedicated server packages and cloud hosting. It features 99.97% uptime, so users can count on up-and-running, stable, and consistent websites. When it comes to security, it offers protection against DDoS attacks and free mitigation of existing websites over to their services.

The user's dashboard provides information about uptime, so they can be sure that the service is delivering what is promised. In the case of being short of promised performances, HostGator offers a 45-day money-back guarantee. HostGator's users are mainly those with low-maintenance websites, like SMEs, individuals running their WordPress-based blogs, and e-commerce stores. The pricing is affordable, with exceptionally low and renewable options.

Software Description:

SiteGround has various hosting types solutions in its offer, a great selection of tools that improve website performance, great customer service, and affordable pricing plans. This service also provides shared hosting, dedicated servers, reseller hosting, WordPress hosting, and more.

This solution is mostly used by small businesses, especially those that want to migrate from private on-premises hosting to cloud hosting, mainly for WordPress-based websites. They make use of SiteGround's in-house caching mechanism, named SuperCacher, which significantly speeds up WordPress blogs. Users can choose between several data centers: Chicago, Amsterdam, Milan, Singapore, or London.

The main features of this hosting solutions are; Data Backup and Website Migration, which enable users to easily manage their backups through managed services; Shared Hosting, for websites created in shared resource environment; Managed WordPress Hosting, with “Essential”, “Premium,” and “Geeky” features; Cloud Hosting and Dedicated Server Hosting, for enterprise-level users; and Security with spam and malware protection.

Software Description:

Plesk is the leading WebOps platform to run, automate and grow applications, websites and hosting businesses. Available in more than 32 languages across 140 countries in the world, over 2500 managed service providers and over 250k Web Professionals are partnering with Plesk today.

Plesk is the perfect platform for WordPress websites, Joomla! sites, node.js, ruby, python or php app and comes with ready to deploy out-of-the-box configurations.

Plesk has a huge ecosystem of extensions to make your website successful: e.g.

  • Plesk Security Advisor
  • Plesk Migrator - easily import websites to Plesk
  • Let's Encrypt SSL and free Symantec SSL certificates
  • Google PageSpeed Insights - Speed up your website to accelerate sales conversion

Features:

  • Dashboard
  • External Integrations
  • Bulk Domain Management

Features:

  • Dashboard
  • Notifications
  • External Integrations
  • Scheduling
  • Bulk Domain Management

Features:

  • Customer Management
  • Malware Protection
  • Password & Access Management
  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • File Transfer
  • File Sharing
  • Anti-Virus
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Calendar Management
  • Dashboard
  • Scheduling
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • API
  • External Integrations
  • Bulk Domain Management

Summary:

  • Flexible, Easy to Use Control Panel

  • Unmetered Bandwidth

  • Unlimited Sub Domains, FTP Accounts, and Email Accounts

  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

  • No Contract with a 45-Day Money-Back Guarantee

  • Website Statistics

  • Instant Shopping Carts, Blogs, Portals, Forums, Counters, and Formmail

  • Password Protected Directories

  • Web Based File Manager

  • Unlimited MySQL Databases

Summary:

  • Unlimited Websites Hosted

  • Unmetered Data Transfer

  • Free Drag & Drop Builder

  • Free Site Transfer or CMS Install

  • Free Email Accounts

  • Unlimited MySQL DB

  • Unlimited Sub and Parked Domains

  • cPanel & Softaculous

  • Servers on Three Continents

  • SSD Storage

Summary:

  • Build, secure and run your apps and websites.

  • Install, update and remove instances, themes and plugins, plus built-in cloning, staging, syncing, security and backup/restore features.

  • Focus on your business, not on infrastructure management.

  • Everything you need to develop websites and apps that scale in the cloud.

  • One dashboard to manage everything WordPress; and for managing multiple sites and servers.

  • The only hosting platform that is certified to run on all major virtualization & container platforms as well as the largest cloud platforms.

  • Run updates, monitor performance and uptime, and onboard new customers from one place.

Hatchling Plan

$2.75
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Single Domain
  • One Click Installs
  • Unmetered Bandwidth

Baby Plan

$3.95
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Unlimited Domains

Business Plan

$5.95
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Free Positive SSL
  • Free Dedicated IP
  • Free VoIP Phone Service

StartUp

$4.65
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • One Website
  • 10GB Web Space
  • Suitable for ~ 10,000 Visits Monthly
  • Free Website Builder
  • 24/7 Technical Support
  • 30 Days Money Back
  • Free Let's Encrypt SSLs
  • cPanel & SSH Access
  • SSD Storage
  • Unlimited Email Accounts & DBs
  • Free Cloudflare CDN
  • Free Setup & Transfer
  • Free Auto Daily Backups
  • HTTP/2 Enabled Servers

GrowBig

$7.60
1 user(s) / month

GoGeek

$14.07
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Suitable for ~ 100,000 Visits Monthly
  • 30GB Web Space
  • Fewer Accounts on Server
  • PCI Compliant Servers
  • WordPress and Joomla Staging

Web Admin

$10.00
1 server(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 10 Domains

Web Pro

$15.00
1 server(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 30 Domains
  • WordPress Toolkit
  • Subscription Management
  • Account Management
  • Developer Pack

Web Host

$45.00
1 server(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Unlimited Domains
  • WordPress Toolkit
  • Subscription Management
  • Account Management
  • Developer Pack
  • Reseller Management

FAQs:

    What platforms does this service support?
  • This service supports Window and Linux operating platforms.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is commonly used in tandem with WordPress.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • HostGator offers 24/7/365 support through the phone, live chat, and email.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • HostGator integrates with Google Analytics and WordPress.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • HostGator's users are mainly those with low-maintenance websites, like SMEs, individuals running their WordPress-based blogs, and e-commerce stores.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is generally used for web hosting.

FAQs:

    Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • SiteGround Integrates with CloudFlare to improve system security and performance, as well as HackAlert monitoring.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: 24/7 Technical Support, Phone Support, Chat, and Tickets.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • The main users of SiteGround are small businesses.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is generally used for website hosting.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • SiteGround is commonly used in tandem with WordPress, Joomla, Magento, and Drupal.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • This is a web-based service.

FAQs:

    No FAQs associated with this application.

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Who uses HostGator
  • Personal
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses SiteGround
  • Startups
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses Plesk
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English, Finnish, Polish, Turkish, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, French
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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