HostGator vs Hostwinds

HostGator vs Hostwinds
(Image credit: HostGator, Hostwinds)

There are a few things that are crucial when it comes to creating a new website, including selecting the best web hosting platform. Hosting provides the physical infrastructure for you to store your site’s files and other information. When a visitor navigates to a page on your website, the relevant data is delivered by your hosting provider and rendered as a web page in said visitor’s web browser. 

In our HostGator vs Hostwinds comparison, we take a close look at two popular web hosting platforms. HostGator offers competitively priced hosting solutions targeted at beginners, with a focus on shared and other low-end solutions. Hostwinds is known as a slightly higher-end provider, with a range of shared, virtual private server (VPS), cloud, and dedicated server plans. 


01. Bluehost: Get up to 69 per cent off  
If you're a beginner, Bluehost is the best web hosting service for getting started, and it has up to 69 per cent off its shared hosting plans, taking the price as low as $2.75 / £1.99 / €2.32 per month for a 36-month plan.


02. Hostinger: Get up to 80% off
Hostinger's cloud hosting not only keeps your website safe, via data centres spread across the globe, it also offers brilliant value for money. Right now, there's up to 80 per cent off hosting plans.


03. Hostgator: the best shared web hosting provider
To keep costs low, you'll want shared hosting. Hostgator is a great choice, providing strong support, a free domain name, unlimited email addresses and a website builder.

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Daniel Blechynden

Daniel is a freelance copywriter with over six years' experience writing for publications such as TechRadar, Tom’s Guide, and Hosting Review. He specialises in tech and finance, with a particular focus on website building, web hosting and related fields. For Creative Bloq, he mainly reviews software, including website builders, cloud hosting and web hosting services.