You can find really cheap hosting with a lot of hosting companies. But usually, that’s all you get -savings on the price. What you gain in savings, you pay for in other areas, which is the real cost that you pay.
For example, you might get into a company and pay a small monthly fee, but discover that you’re limited as to how many domain names they’ll host. One company makes customers pay per domain name.
That means if you have five websites, one company will charge you $25 a month. Another costs $10 per domain hosting, so you’d pay $50 a month. With HostGator plans, you not only save every month, but you won’t pay anything more for hosting no matter how many domains you buy as long as you don’t pick the Hatchling plan.
If you take a look at the HostGator website, you’ll see at a glance the three plans that might interest you. Those plans are the Hatchling, Baby and Business ones. The Hatchling plan is for people who only have one domain and for the foreseeable future, don’t plan to have anymore.
This would be a perfect plan for the fledgling entrepreneur or person who just wanted to host a family website and keep in touch with loved ones. It’s a great way to host a family blog and share written mementoes, photos and more.
The second plan (and one that many people select) is the Baby plan. With this one, you won’t have to worry about how many domains you want hosted (because it’s unlimited) and you have plenty of space for all of your data.
Even if you don’t want to go with the three-year plan and pay $6.96 a month, you’ll still end up with a great savings at only $7.96 a month. This is the plan that people who want to get into affiliate marketing usually choose to go with until their businesses grow to a point where they feel it’s time to move to the next plan.
That would be the Business plan. With this HostGator plan, you do get more features. You get the same unlimited space for all of your data – and like the Hatchling and the Baby plan, you get unlimited bandwidth.
The extras you get include SSL and an IP – all at no extra cost to you – plus, you’ll get a toll free number you can use for yourself. As a bonus, you’ll get credit to use for $100 with Google’s AdWords program. Like the other plans, you also get email and Spam Assassin.
While all of the HostGator Plans are great, you want to pick the one that meets your needs. There’s no reason to go with the Business plan if all you need is something that can host a single website – unless of course you know that single website is only the beginning. You always want to look ahead for your potential needs and choose your plan accordingly.