HostGator Bandwidth Increased to 10TB on ALL Dedicated Servers! This is a great opportunity for businesses looking for dedicated server hosting. Keep reading to learn what 10TB of increased bandwidth could do for you and your hosting needs.
Background on HostGator
HostGator, founded in 2002 with headquarters located in Houston, Texas, has been a well-regarded web hosting service for a number of years. It offers inexpensive shared hosting packages, VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting, and dedicate server hosting, as well as reseller hosting, all with 24/7/365 support, a 45-day money-back guarantee, and a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee. The company was founded in Florida, and it seems possible that the location may be the origin of the name.
HostGator’s Dedicated Hosting
HostGator offers both Linux and Windows dedicated servers, and each server type has four package levels: Basic, Standard, Elite, and Pro. The two lowest level packages in each case have an Intel Xeon 3450 Quad Core Processor, and the two highest level packages in each case have an Intel Xeon 3470 Quad Core Processor. They all feature free set-up and servers of all types and levels are in datacenters located in Texas.
The RAM starts at 2 GB for the least expensive package for both Linux and Windows, and in each case increases by 2-GB increments. The two least expensive packages offer two 250 GB hard drives, and the two more expensive packages have two 500 GB hard drives. All of the Linux servers have free cPanel, while the Windows servers have free Plesk. The least expensive package in each group allows for 5 dedicated IP addresses, while the others all allow for 9.
All packages for dedicated servers come with unlimited domains, sub-domains, POP3 Accounts, MySQL Databases, and FTP accounts. Access is available to CGI, PHP, Perl, Python, SSI, Image Magick, ,FrontPage, and streaming video/music. In addition, Windows packages offer four versions of ASP.net, Scheduled Tasks, FrontPage, ASP, and GD, while Linux packages offer Ruby on Rails, JSP, Cron, Curl, and GD2. Both Linux and Windows packages offer Private SSL Support and osCommerce, while Linux also makes available Interchange Shopping Cart, Zen Cart, and Cube Cart.
Modules provide instant access to chatrooms, forums, guestbooks, counters, and both Windows and LInux packages have Hotlink protection and application access—Windows through Application Pack 1.0 with 28 scripts and Linux through Fantastico. DeLuxe, which has 50 scripts including image galleries, discussion boards, Content Management Systems (CMS) Joomla!, Mambo, and Drupal, and the blogging software WordPress.
The newest HostGator feature was announced on May 6, 2011, and its a big selling point and one that many will appreciate. HostGator has upped the bandwidth allowance for all dedicated hosting packages to 10 Terabytes/month. For some of the packages, this an increase of 8.5 TB/month, in which case users would have seen an increase of 666 percent!
How does that compare to other web hosts? Well, let;s compare GoDaddy For their Economy, Deluxe, and Premium plans—whether with CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, or Windows operating systems, the bandwidth is 500 GB/month for the least expensive plan and 3000 GB per month for the most expensive plan. 1 Terabyte = 1024 Gigabytes, so any of the HostGator plans offers more than 20 times the bandwidth of the low-end GoDaddy plan and over 3.4 times as much as the GoDaddy Premium plan.
If you are running a website with a lot of traffic or a high volume of uploads and downloads, this uptick in bandwidth could be a crucial element in choosing a web host that will provide the best environment for your websites.