The most common problem that a newbie blogger face when he is starting his first blog is to get a reliable web hosting. Hundreds or I can say thousands of web hosting providers are available that claim to provide best hosting with best uptime but most of them are fake and do not stand upto their words.
I have been blogging for more than 1.5 year now and I must say it is very important to have a right web host. Till now I used two popular web hosting providers :
Hostgator and Dreamhost both are the most popular and most demanded web hosting providers in the market and I have experience with both these web hosting providers. Users usually get confused between both these two web hostings. In this article I’ll tell you the 6 reasons why Hostgator is better than Dreamhost.
Earlier I hosted my blog with Dreamhost when I migrated my blog from blogger to WordPress. When you search for reviews about Dreamhost on internet you will find that most of the people are saying that Dreamhost is the best hosting provider for normal users but I had a bad experience with it. Earlier I was not getting any problem with Dreamhost, but when my traffic came to normal, I started getting regular down times. So I moved my blog from Dreamhost to Hostgator and now I’m happy that I moved my blog to Hostgator.
Live Chat Support
Live chat support is the essential requirement of any web hosting. Whenever you get any problem with your web hosting you can immediately contact your hosting provider if they provide live chat support but Dreamhost do not provide any live chat support to its regular users. It only provide this option if you are on PS (Private Servers) that costs too much for normal users. Hostgator provide live chat support to shared hosting users too.
When I was on dreamhost, I was getting regular downtimes and they were not able to resolve the problems with my blog’s downtime and after moving to Hostgator, I never got any downtime till now. According to my experience, uptime of HostGator is far better than Dreamhost. What you do when you visit a website and it do not open ? You will visit it one more time but what if it do not open again. In such condition you hardly visit such a website again. So uptime of any website is most important thing. You will lose your precious readers when you start getting downtimes.
Easy to navigate CPanel
Both of these web hosting providers offer CPanels. Although the cpanel of Dreamhost looks better than the cpanel of Hostgator but it’s not easy to navigate. Whereas the cpanel of HostGator is really easy to navigate and you can find desired tools very easily.
Best Customer Support
Hostgator team is very nice in dealing its customers. They provide 24/7 customer service. I’m totally impressed with their service. Whenever I need any support I contact them through live chat support and in few minutes only they provide me with necessary solutions.
More Features than Dreamhost
Hostgator wins in features too by providing more features than Dreamhost. It provides some unique features like hot link protection, Instant backups, Custom error pages, Web site statistics and many more.
Cheaper than Dreamhost
Price is the another factor that is taken into account when we are going to buy web hosting. You can get Hostgator webhosting for as low as $4.95/ month where as Dreamhost’s price starts at $8.95/month.
After clearing all my points here and with my experience with both these web hostings, I will highly recommend Hostgator. You may also read other reviews on internet before buying web hosting.If you are going to start your first blog and need to host only one domain then you can go for Hostgator hatchling plan that costs just $4.95/month.
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If any one of you have experience with Hostgator or dreamhost, I would love to know about it 🙂
Note: I am writing all this with my own experience and after reading some reviews on internet. If you have any doubt about any point in this post, please do not hesitate to leave your comments.