See which host you should choose for yoru website or blog: HostGator or Hostinger. Comparison of shared, VPS & cloud plans

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Hostinger vs. HostGator

Are you looking for a web host for a website or blog?  Then you may have come across Hostinger and HostGator.  Both are reputable we hosts who offer a lot of great amenities at very low rates.

But that may make it hard to pick one.  So what exactly do the web hosts have in common, besides having a name that starts with Host?  And what do they have different that could help you make your decision?

We’re going to compare the web hosting options for shared plans.  And by the end, it should be clear to you which to choose!

Shared Plans

Shared plans are the most basic web hosting option.  If you are a completely new website or blog, then this can be a great option for you.  Shared plans are a good option for new websites and blogs because they are the cheapest.

Now, the cheapest option is when you buy multiple years in advance.  The cheapest for Hostinger is 48 months and the cheapest for HostGator is if you buy 36 months.  Since you can’t really compare those, for simplicity’s sake, I’m going to compare 24 months.

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Free SSLNoNoYesYesYesYes
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So as you can see Hostinger & HostGator both have individual strengths. The obvious biggest strength of Hostinger is that it has the cheapest plan available. Hostinger also provides free emails for its higher priced plans (that are still a bit cheaper than most HostGator plans). This is appealing if you run a business with multiple employees you want to have business emails with your business domain.

But here’s where HostGator really shines. And that is free Google Adwords and Bing Ads credit. This is especially valuable when you are starting a brand new business or blog. It is important for you to get your name out, but it is really hard to organically get to the top of Google when you are brand new. Using Google Ads and Bing Ads is a way around that, but it can get expensive. So if you want to do ads, you can save a lot of money by going with HostGator. Even if pay a little more for your web hosting, you are better off than if you went with Hostinger and had to outright spend $200 on advertising.

So When Should You Go With Hostinger?

I would go with Hostinger if I was only doing a small, personal website. Or I wanted to start small with my website, not spend a lot of money, and then grow organically. In this case, Hostinger is the best option because it is the cheapest.

So When Should You Go With HostGator?

If you want to earn money with your website or blog, then I would go with HostGator. You pay a bit more but it’s worth it for the $100 in Google ads and the $100 in Bing ads.