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1&1 vs HostGator

Comparison
Compared options Visit 1&1 Visit HostGator
Pricing
34 hosting plans 23 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $2.75 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
1.6
2.8
Reliability 1.5
2.7
Pricing 1.8
3.0
User Friendly 1.5
2.9
Support 1.4
2.5
Features 1.5
2.8
User Reviews
205 reviews 221 reviews
Latest positive review
Good platform for web hosting
Briana Garrett,
9.2
I find them very good platform to purchase web hosting services. I will surely recommend them with some other good options like Hostinger, Godaddy and Domainracer to make a best choice.
Solid Choice.
Jasper Stemm,
9.6
I chose HostGator over the other hosting sites because of a bald YouTuber walking people through websites from start to finish and I haven’t been disappointed. HostGator has included basic elementor which is great, but elemen... More tor pro would be nice. :) The live chat is super. I’ve only chatted with helpful people. They claim unlimited emails on the site, which I have yet to try, but I am looking forward to it. So far I am very pleased with HostGator. Less
Latest negative review
Very bad service
Umida Djalalova,
2.4
Staff trained wrongly, they say lies, cheating on you constantly. I cannot get rid of this company now, they keep on attacking you with offers and don’t let go easy, putting additional charges, very annoying people, my nightmare!
TERRIBLE YOU WILL REGRET IT
Pj jane,
2.8
I purchased hosting, hoping to get another business site up and running. Tried to get developer access set up with a new password only to have my access to my billing panel suddenly fail. After 3 phone calls and 3 chat sess... More ions, I was told their was server maintenance and to call back. I did only to be told that this one tech could access my portal so must be something wrong with you. I have Chrome, Firefox and my cell, all different IP addresses. Could not access my portal. Finally get a supervisor and he proceeds to tell me that my IP has been blacklisted because there were too many attempts at changing my password. I asked if he could see a history of attempts, and to unlock like it is if that happens at your bank. He said he cannot see that. So how does he even deduce that? It has been over 7 days, numerous calls, live chats, and still no answer EXCEPT that it now needs to escalated to Admin, but no clear reason as to why my account needs to go to Admin. Don't do it, do not cheap out and go with a company that has terrible customer service, right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. Less
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $0.99 to $8.99 8 plans from $2.75 to $14.36
Under $4

UNLIMITED

$0.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View UNLIMITED plan

Hatchling (Everything Unlimited)

$2.75 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Hatchling (Everything Unlimited) plan
Under $8

UNLIMITED PLUS

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View UNLIMITED PLUS plan

Business (Everything Unlimited)

$5.25 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Business (Everything Unlimited) plan
Over $10

UNLIMITED PRO

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View UNLIMITED PRO plan

Enterprise (Windows)

$14.36 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 5
View Enterprise (Windows) plan
VPS
5 plans from $4.99 to $29.99 3 plans from $19.95 to $39.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Virtual Server S

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server S plan
No
Over $10

Virtual Server L

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server L plan

Snappy 2000

$19.95 / MO
  • Space: 120 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Snappy 2000 plan
Dedicated Server
12 plans from $0.00 to $299.99 3 plans from $89.98 to $139.99
Under $4

A8i

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View A8i plan
No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

L4i

$39.99 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View L4i plan

Value Server

$89.98 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Value Server plan
Cloud Hosting
14 plans from $9.99 to $354.99 3 plans from $4.95 to $9.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Hatchling Cloud

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Hatchling Cloud plan
Over $10

Cloud Server M

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server M plan

Business Cloud

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Business Cloud plan
Website Builder
No
3 plans from $3.84 to $9.22
Under $4 No

Express Start

$3.84 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Express Start plan
Under $8 No

Express Site

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Express Site plan
Over $10 No

Express Store

$9.22 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Express Store plan
Resellers
No
3 plans from $19.95 to $24.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Aluminum Plan

$19.95 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 599.96 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Aluminum Plan plan
Data Centers
3 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes No
Asia No No
Oceania Yes No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
7 of 9 6 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
6 of 7 2 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django Yes No
Perl Yes No
Ruby on Rails Yes No
Database Support
1 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: HostGator

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

HostGator and 1&1 are two of the larger and better known hosting companies in North America. While 1&1 does offer a free hosting package, their overall services aren’t nearly as good as those offered by HostGator. HostGator offers more disk space, CPU cores (on VPS solutions) and more RAM to help improve performance. HostGator also offers live chat support, which is not available to users of 1&1. In just about every category, HostGator is better than 1&1, which is why they were named our winner.