Welcome to the latest review and comparison of two popular web hosts called Hostpapa and Hostgator. Many internet marketers who have just plunged in the ocean of internet marketing are confused and do now know if the web host they should be partnering with for their web site is suitable or not. Hence, we decided to write a quick review to compare two widely known and used web site hosting services called Hostpapa and Hostgator. In fact, many a time when web marketers decide for a new web site hosting, Hostpapa or Hostgator are among the first few names that pops in the mind at once. Both a web hosts have a number of similarities and also some noteworthy differences, which we will try to highlight in this comparative review.
As against Hostgator, which offers three different types of Linux hosting, Hostpapa offers just single hosting plan. Hostgator has named its hosting plans as Hatching, Baby, and Swap all based on powerful Linux hosting. In case you are not sure about the right kind of hosting, Hostpapa or Hostgator both offer unlimited storage, bandwidth, and hosted domains except for Hostgator’s hatching hosting plan which limits number of hosted domain to one. All hosting plans from both the web host are Linux based hosting and are priced starting at $3.95 a month.
The other hosting, Hostpapa or Hostgator differences include number of FTP Accounts. While Hostpapa limits it Hostgator offers unlimited FTP accounts. Similarly, Hostgator offers Free Dedicated IP, Free Private SSL, Free Site Builder, and Free Web Site Migration while Hostpapa offers Free Domain registration with its hosting plans. As far as client service is concerned Community Forum and User Guide is not a choice with Hostpapa, which is offered by hostgator. As regards E-Commerce features Private SSL, Shared SSL, osCommerce Cart are positives of Hostgator while Hostpapa additionally has support for PayPal integration, which is not a very great thing per se. On emails features front against the web host does not support Catchall accounts, which means a number of sales or other enquiries may get missed.
In our review on hosting, Hostpapa or Hostgator were found to have support for a number of scripts. While Hostgator was boasting support for Fast CGI, Ruby On Rails, SSH, Python, Curl, GD, Image Magick, and Streaming Audio/Video, Hostpapa web host was found to have strong support for Shockwave, Joomla, Mambo, Moodle, b2evolution, and MIDI. Similarly, while Hostpapa boasts a bunch of free marketing credits including Google Ad Credits, Yahoo Ad Credits, Bing/MSN Ad Credits, Miva Ad Credits, Free BidVertiser Clicks, and Facebook Ad Credits, Hostgator ranks high on additional Control Panel Features such as Hotlink Protection, IP Deny Manager, Instant Portals/CMS/Blog, Instant Counter, and Redirect URL.
No review on hosting, Hostpapa or Hostgator is complete unless the uptime is compared as well. Hence we compared the two hosts on their uptime commitment and money back guarantee. In our comparison we found that Hostgator against ranks higher than Hostpapa on both of these parameters. While Hostgator offers 99.90% minimum uptime Hostpapa is little conservative with only commitment of 99.00%. Similarly, the web host only proposes 30 days money back guarantee, whereas Hostgator extends the money back guarantee up to 45 days. Hostgator again offers VPS, and Dedicated hosting as well which is not the case with Hostpapa.
We hope you found this comparative post informative and we would like to thank you for your time.