When it comes to finding a reputable web host for hosting your WordPress blog, there are quite a few to choose from on the hosting market. Today we’re taking a look at two very popular web hosts DreamHost and HostGator, and putting them head to head to find out which of the two is best for your web hosting requirements, namely for hosting your WordPress blog.
DreamHost is an employee owned hosting company that prides itself on being focused on providing exceptional service quality. They claim to be driven by providing a good hosting and customer service and not by the stereotype, suit wearing, tie slinging, cologne stinking sales driven maniacs that grace many companies alike.
DreamHost offer’s a monthly (with a $49 setup fee), or a yearly, two, three, five or ten yearly hosting packages starting from $10.95 per month (Monthly plan). Perhaps the best deal is their two-year hosting plan working out at $8.95 per month with no setup fees.
For a two-year plan you’ll receive:
- Unlimited disk storage with 50GB free backup
- Unlimited monthly bandwidth
- Unlimited hosted domains
- Unlimited full shell / SSH / FTP / SFTP users
- Unlimited email accounts (POP/IMAP/Webmail)
- Unlimited MySQL 5 Databases and more…
- 100% Uptime
- 97 Day Money Back Guarantee
DreamHost also offer’s a one-click installation feature optimized for WordPress which means you can setup your WordPress blog in absolute no-time at all.
DreamHost offers a contact support panel and discussion forum. They aim to answer technical queries within 24 hours or less.
Personal Rating: 8.5/10
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HostGator has been around for a long time, since 2002. They are an industry leading company in web hosting. They can provide shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated server hosting packages to both beginners and professionals.
HostGator offers three main plans; a Hatchling, Baby and Business plan. Web hosting fees start from $3.95 per month (Hatchling plan). HostGator offers web hosting that is 100% WordPress compatible.
- Exceeds WordPress minimum requirements
- Latest Versions of Apache, MySQL, & PHP
- Installs the newest WordPress Version
- PHP runs as suPHP for increased WordPress security
Their baby plan, sufficient enough for any medium sized WordPress blog is around $7.16 per month for a 2-yearly plan or $7.96 if you choose the monthly plan. HostGator is currently running 20% off all their plans.
For a typical two-year plan you’ll receive:
- Unlimited disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited hosted domains
- 99.9% Uptime
- 45 Day Money Back Guarantee and loads more features…
- WordPress optimized one-click installation
HostGator offers a support forum, telephone support, live chat support and email support.
Personal rating 9/10
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As mentioned, HostGator is currently offering 20% off all their hosting plans, click below to view more details of their plans and to purchase a hosting package.
In all truths it’s pretty hard to compare the two services. I have used both hosts before and have personally found DreamHost to offer a slight more refined technical support service than HostGator. But as I said that’s from personal experience.
Times have moved on and if I wasn’t currently using BlueHost I’d probably now opt-in for HostGator as they offer a wider choice in hosting plans, easy WordPress integration and facilitate a good technical support team. It’s just a matter of preference really.