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Host Department vs. HostGator Windows Hosting Comparison

Host Department vs. HostGator Windows Hosting Comparison


Host Department vs. HostGator Pricing

Let’s start with Host Department’s Window Web Hosting services, which comprises of 4 different plans to suit a wide variety of end users.  The starter plan starts at $4.95/mo, followed by the advanced plan which goes for  $7.45/mo, professional plan at $12.95/mo and premium plan at $19.95/mo. To spice up the deal, subscribers will enjoy a discount of up to 25% if they decided to pay for an annual subscription. As a matter of fact, get a free domain for life if you subscribe bi-anually to the starter plan and annual plan for the rest of the plan!

HostGator on the other hand comes three different plans with pricing of it’s own – hatchling, baby and business plan. Priced respectively at $3.95/mo, 5.95/mo and surprisingly $5.95/mo, HostGator would sweeten up the deal by throwing in $100 free credit for both Google Adwords and Yahoo!/Bing ads respectively for all three plans. Did we also mention that HostGator provides a 45 days money back guarantee?

Host Department vs. HostGator Hosting Features

When it comes to hosting features, there are always similarities despite the different brands:

  • Unlimited disk space and bandwith for all the plans
  • Dedicated call centre that provides you with 24 hours support
  • Unlimited FTP accounts

There are however some pretty prominent features that are available with HostGator that we can’t seem to find at Host Department, which would be highly suitable for advanced users including:

  • Shared SSL
  • Ecommerce Features
  • Private SSL (for baby and business plan)

Technical Support

For the time being, both hosting provider provides 24/7 technical support all year round for their customers through phone, email and even live chat. However, to take a step above it’s competitor, HostGator offers a personal toll-free number with it’s business plan subscribers which in other words tells you how prioritized you are!

Moneyback Guarantee

Being in a competitive industry, one could offer more privileges to customers to instill confidence in their products. To take this into action, HostGator provides 45-days money back guarantee with no questions ask for their customers. Host Department on the other hand does not provide any money back guarantee programs for their customers and that would be a turnoff for a lot of new customers out there who are looking into exploring a new hosting service provider


Conclusion – While both service provider are similar in the basics, HostGator definitely is a shoe in for extra services that would be of use to subscribers. The value added service at a lower price point puts HostGator at a very favourable position when it comes to choice.

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