Most people are familiar with the Linux hosting packages that are offered by HostGator, but not many people seem to be aware that HostGator also offers several options when it comes to Windows hosting. HostGator Windows hosting options are not as extensive as they are with Linux but are available in both shared hosting and dedicated servers. If you are looking for hosting and your site makes use of Microsoft technologies that require the use of Windows hosting then HostGator would be an excellent choice.
Windows Shared Hosting
HostGator Windows hosting includes two options if you are looking for shared hosting. The first option is the Personal Plan which allows the hosting of a single domain and comes with access to a shared SSL certificate with prices starting at $4.76 per month. The second option is the Enterprise Plan which allows the hosting of five domains and comes with a dedicated ip address and your own SSL certificate with prices starting at $14.36 per month. Both plans come with an unlimited amount of disk space and bandwidth giving your site plenty of room to grow.
Shared hosting accounts come with the latest version of Plesk Control Panel installed. You will have access to your raw web logs as well as two different applications to help you analyze the data so that you can better understand your site visitors. You can set up pages and directories that you wish to be password protected in order to limit access. Custom error pages can be installed so that visitors do not see the standard error pages if a link is broken or they try to access a page which does not exist.
Each account comes with a free version of SiteBuilder and over 4500 free website templates that you can use to get a professional looking website set up in a very short amount of time. Many scripts can be installed quickly and easily with as little as one click including forums, blogs, portals, shopping carts, and more. You can use programming languages like ASP, ASP.NET, Python, SSI, Perl, and PHP to add even more functionality to your site. Database options include MySQL, MS SQL, and Access.
Email access includes an unlimited number of POP3 mailboxes with the use of an SMTP server as well as the ability to check your email from anywhere over the internet or with any email client of your choosing through the IMAP protocol. HostGator Windows hosting also gives you an unlimited number of subdomains and ftp accounts as well as a web based file manager. HostGator offers 24/7/365 support, a 99.9 % uptime guarantee, and a 45 day money back guarantee. You can also get a 20 % discount on your initial order on top of their already low prices.
Windows Dedicated Servers
HostGator Windows hosting options include your choice of four dedicated servers. They range in price from $139 for the first month up to $299 for the first month depending on your individual memory and CPU needs. The Basic and Standard dedicated servers come with two 250 GB hard drives each, while the Elite and Pro dedicated servers come with two 500 GB hard drives each. All of the dedicated server choices come with 10 TB of bandwidth, 5 dedicated ip addresses, the Plesk Control Panel installed, and are completely WebMatrix ready.
The dedicated servers come with all of the added bonuses that you get with the shared Windows hosting plus a lot more. You get a reseller account that allows you to sell domain names. You can also give your clients a SiteBuilder account for their personal use as well as access to the over 4500 templates that you have access to. You can set up an unlimited number of mailing lists and autoresponders that you can use to stay in contact with your customers or to help turn visitors into customers. You will get access to an online support area that has over 680 articles and 500 videos to help answer any questions that you or any of your clients may have as well as access to the HostGator forums.
Whether you are looking for a Windows shared hosting account to host a site that you are just starting up or are in need of a more advanced solution for a busy site like a Windows dedicated server, HostGator has a Windows hosting package available to suit your needs. You will get everything that you need for your site to run smoothly as well as bonuses to help you build your site and make it look professional. In addition you will get access to HostGator’s award winning customer support so that you will never be alone if you run into any problems with your site. HostGator Windows hosting solutions can be the answer to your hosting needs right now and into the future.