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Hosting Comparison Chart

 

Here is a quick comparison chart between hosting types.

Key
Included or available.
Not included or not available.
WindowsAvailable on Windows Hosting.
LinuxAvailable on Linux Hosting.
Compatible But not included. Must be acquired from a 3rd party.
(May be free or at an additional charge.)
Ticket RequiredCan Be ordered or requested. Contact us via phone or Live Chat.
(May be free or at an additional charge.)

Chart

Notes:
  • Optimized WordPress is abbreviated to OWP in the chart and its backups are managed via an included CodeGuard account.
  • Shared hosting includes Hatchling, Baby, and Business packages as well as Hatchling Cloud, Baby Cloud, and Business Cloud packages.
  • The VPS column assumes you have a VPS with a control panel. A VPS without a control panel will not have most of the features listed.
Comparison of Hosting Types
FeatureOWPSharedResellerVPSDedicated
Linux HostingOrder
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Windows Hosting Order
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HostGator Features
FeatureOWPSharedResellerVPSDedicated
24/7 Support
No Contract!
FREE Setup
Safe Harbor Certified
Free Domain*
Free Website Content Transfer*
Free Domain Name Transfer*
45 Day Money Back Guarantee*
99.9% Uptime Guarantee*
Network Guarantee*
Type of Hosting Environment & Access Levels
FeatureOWPSharedResellerVPSDedicated
Shared Environment
Dedicated Environment
Root Access / Administrator Access
Reseller Access (WHM with Limited Features)
Operating System(s) AvailableLINUXLINUXWINLINUXLINUXLINUXWIN
Control Panels
FeatureOWPSharedResellerVPSDedicated
cPanelLINUXLINUX
WHMLINUX
Plesk for WindowsWINWIN
Plesk for Linux
Other Control Panels
Databases
FeatureOWPSharedResellerVPSDedicated
MySQL
phpMyAdmin / WebAdmin for MySQL
MS SQL (Microsoft SQL Server)WINWIN
WebAdmin for MS SQLTicket Required
Remote Database Access
Site Building Tools & Web Application Installers
FeaturesOWPSharedResellerVPSDedicated
QuickInstallLINUXTicket Required
cPanel Only
Ticket Required
cPanel Only
Plesk Application VaultWIN
Plesk Only
HostGator Website BuilderLINUX
goMobiLINUX
Backups
FeatureOWPSharedResellerVPSDedicated
Create Manual Backups
Create Scheduled Backups
Weekly Backups by HostGator
Restore from HostGator Backups$25$25$25$25
Special Offers
FeatureOWPSharedResellerVPSDedicated
Google AdWords Offer*
Bing Network Advertising Credit*
Branding & White Label Hosting / Reseller Features
FeatureOWPSharedResellerVPSDedicated
Custom Error Pages
White Label (Your Own Brand)
Change cPanel BrandingLINUX
Change WHM BrandingLINUX
Change Plesk Branding
Reselling Allowed
Private Name Servers
(e.g. ns1.example.com)
Generic Looking Name Servers
(e.g. ns1.websitewelcome.com)
HostGator Branded Name Servers
(e.g. ns1.hostgator.com)
Free WHMCS License*LINUX
WHMCS CompatibleTicket Required
Server Resources
FeatureOWPSharedResellerVPSDedicated
Server Resources Limit25%25%25%
unlimited

unlimited
Maximum Outgoing Emails Per Hour per Domain500500500
unlimited

unlimited
Simultaneous Processes252525
unlimited

unlimited
POP / IMAP checks per hour for your connecting IP303030
unlimited

unlimited
HTTP Audio & Video Streaming
Live video and audio streaming allowed
(webcams, radio, television)
Jailed Shell Access (SSH)LINUXLINUX
Root Shell Access (SSH)LINUX
Remote Desktop Access (RDP)WIN
Dedicated IP AddressesTicket RequiredTicket RequiredTicket RequiredTicket Required
Maximum Number of Dedicated or Shared IP Addresses*1
unlimited

unlimited

unlimited
SSL CertificatesTicket RequiredTicket RequiredTicket RequiredTicket Required
Maximum Number of SSL Certificates1 per Site0 or Multiple
Depends on Plan

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

*Terms and conditions apply.