HostGator and 1and1 are 2 famous web hosting providers in the market. As both of them offer reliable and affordable hosting service, choosing between the 2 might be a chore. In this article, we’d like to compare the 2 web hosts based on real customer feedbacks and our in-depth review concerning about price, features, uptime, speed, and technical support. Thus, our readers can have a clear understanding of the web hosting offered by the 2 companies, and make the right decision on their own.
We have collected hundreds of feedbacks from their verified customers, and have analyzed customer satisfaction level carefully. According to the result, HostGator is more preferred than 1and1, especially in respect to features, page loading speed, and support service.
Price Comparison – 1and1 Wins
As compared with many other web hosting solutions available on the web, both HostGator and 1and1 offer affordable hosting service with beneficial discount. If we have to pick the cheaper one, 1and1 wins little over HostGator. Check the detailed price comparison table in the following.
|Money Back||45 Days||30 Days|
HostGator has 3 web hosting packages named as Hatchling, Baby, and Business. Regularly, they have been priced starting at $4.95/mo, $7.95/mo, and $12.95/mo respectively. With the exclusive coupon code BWH25Percent, however, the price is down to $3.71/mo, $5.96/mo, and $9.71/mo effectively.
1and1 also offers 3 plans as Basic, Unlimited, and Advanced, which have been priced at $5.99/mo, $8.99/mo, and $14.99/mo initially. But now, it offers special discount that allows customers to purchase starting at $1.99/mo only.
Both of the 2 web hosts provide the money back guarantee to ensure risk-free and worry-free purchase, but the full refund period of HostGator is 14 days longer than that of 1and1.
Feature Comparison – HostGator Wins
As both HostGator and 1and1 offer multiple web hosting options, we only compare their cheapest packages in this part. After all, budget is the top priority for the majority of web masters. In fact, both HostGator Hatchling plan and 1and1 Basic plan only allow 1 website on 1 account, but the Hatchling is much more rich-featured than the Basic.
|Disk space||unlimited||100 GB|
|Ruby On Rails|
According to this feature comparison table, HostGator allows unlimited disk space, monthly data transfer, e-mail accounts, FTP accounts, and MySQL databases. 1and1, however, only provides 100 GB of web space, 100 email account, 20 FTP accounts, and 20 MySQL databases. Besides, unlike HostGator that provides the most powerful and popular cPanel control panel, 1and1 offers a custom one, which is not as user-friendly as cPanel.
Hosting Performance Comparison – HostGator Wins
As both of the 2 companies claim to guarantee at least 99.9% uptime and fast page loading speed averages less than 1 second, we have carried out a performance testing for almost 6 months to test their reliability and speed in the real world. Note that the 2 tested websites are newly-launched ones, coming with the same content and script.
According to the result, only HostGator has fully kept its promise to achieve an almost 100% uptime, as well as a fast server response time of 338ms on average, 124% fasters than that of 1and1.