Compare HostGator, Hostwinds, and Google Domains

Pricing

 
WordPress Hosting
Starting at $5.95
per month
Reseller
$25
per month
 
Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting
Starting at $29.95
per month
Budget VPS
$7.50
per month
 
Dedicated hosting
Starting at $119
per month
Dedicated
$99
per month
 
Shared
$4
per month
 
Business
$5
per month
 
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HostGator
WordPress Hosting
Starting at $5.95per month
Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting
Starting at $29.95per month
Dedicated hosting
Starting at $119per month
Free Trial Unavailable
Hostwinds
Reseller
$25per month
Budget VPS
$7.50per month
Dedicated
$99per month
Shared
$4per month
Business
$5per month
Free Trial Unavailable
Google Domains
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
7.3
9.8
9.3
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
7.6
9.7
9.3
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
7.3
9.1
9.4
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
6.9
9.6
9.3
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
6.6
9.7
8.4
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
6.1
9.5
9.0
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
5.5
9.8
8.4
Meets Requirements
HostGator
7.3
Hostwinds
9.8
Google Domains
9.3
Ease of Use
HostGator
7.6
Hostwinds
9.7
Google Domains
9.3
Ease of Setup
HostGator
7.3
Hostwinds
9.1
Google Domains
9.4
Ease of Admin
HostGator
6.9
Hostwinds
9.6
Google Domains
9.3
Quality of Support
HostGator
6.6
Hostwinds
9.7
Google Domains
8.4
Ease of Doing Business With
HostGator
6.1
Hostwinds
9.5
Google Domains
9.0
Product Direction (% positive)
HostGator
5.5
Hostwinds
9.8
Google Domains
8.4

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
68.4%
100.0%
66.1%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
17.9%
0%
22.3%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
13.7%
0%
11.6%
HostGator
Small-Business
68.4%
Mid-Market
17.9%
Enterprise
13.7%
Hostwinds
Small-Business
100.0%
Mid-Market
0%
Enterprise
0%
Google Domains
Small-Business
66.1%
Mid-Market
22.3%
Enterprise
11.6%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Marketing and Advertising
15.8%
Internet
16.9%
Marketing and Advertising
10.7%
 
Information Technology and Services
12.6%
Accounting
4.9%
Internet
8.9%
 
Consumer Goods
5.3%
Restaurants
4.2%
Education Management
6.3%
 
Computer Software
5.3%
Information Services
4.2%
Computer Software
6.3%
 
Media Production
4.2%
Biotechnology
4.2%
Information Technology and Services
5.4%
 
Other
56.8%
Other
65.5%
Other
62.5%
HostGator
Marketing and Advertising
15.8%
Information Technology and Services
12.6%
Consumer Goods
5.3%
Computer Software
5.3%
Media Production
4.2%
Other
56.8%
Hostwinds
Internet
16.9%
Accounting
4.9%
Restaurants
4.2%
Information Services
4.2%
Biotechnology
4.2%
Other
65.5%
Google Domains
Marketing and Advertising
10.7%
Internet
8.9%
Education Management
6.3%
Computer Software
6.3%
Information Technology and Services
5.4%
Other
62.5%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Adrian S.
Internal Consultant

i used hostgator shared hosting because they were popular and many people recommended them. i have to say its better than most of the hosting companies out there. the speed of the servers are great and website load pretty quickly. the pricing is also...

Millard P.
User in Airlines/Aviation

I have more than 7 years of experience in developing and hosting websites and applications using different types of technologies, but this is the first time I deal with such a great web hosting provider like Hostwinds.com - great job, guys. Their VPS...

Kyle R.
Administrator in Internet

I love the simplicity and clear, consistent pricing. I know that I am always going to pay $12/year for a .com domain, I stay logged in with my Google account, have one less login to manage, and they don't waste my time with unnecessary phone calls or emails.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Michele G.
Administrator in Design

Their billing portal is confusing. They do not make it easy to contact them, especially if you are wanting to downgrade or cancel your services. They put you in an endless wait cycle and suddenly the chat person is no longer available.

G
User

Dislike due to confusing, baseless, untrue and unrecognizable statement without reference to evidence of detailed refund information.

Kyle L.
User in Venture Capital & Private Equity

GoDaddy and other competitors offer incentives that bring the cost of domain registry down if you bundled with hosting. Unfortunately, Google Domains does not offer hosting services and instead partners with a limited amount of services. While this is great...

 
HostGator
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Adrian S.
Internal Consultant

i used hostgator shared hosting because they were popular and many people recommended them. i have to say its better than most of the hosting companies out there. the speed of the servers are great and website load pretty quickly. the pricing is also...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Michele G.
Administrator in Design

Their billing portal is confusing. They do not make it easy to contact them, especially if you are wanting to downgrade or cancel your services. They put you in an endless wait cycle and suddenly the chat person is no longer available.

Hostwinds
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Millard P.
User in Airlines/Aviation

I have more than 7 years of experience in developing and hosting websites and applications using different types of technologies, but this is the first time I deal with such a great web hosting provider like Hostwinds.com - great job, guys. Their VPS...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G
User

Dislike due to confusing, baseless, untrue and unrecognizable statement without reference to evidence of detailed refund information.

Google Domains
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kyle R.
Administrator in Internet

I love the simplicity and clear, consistent pricing. I know that I am always going to pay $12/year for a .com domain, I stay logged in with my Google account, have one less login to manage, and they don't waste my time with unnecessary phone calls or emails.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Kyle L.
User in Venture Capital & Private Equity

GoDaddy and other competitors offer incentives that bring the cost of domain registry down if you bundled with hosting. Unfortunately, Google Domains does not offer hosting services and instead partners with a limited amount of services. While this is great...

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