How Do I Downgrade My Hosting Account?
You may downgrade your account at any time (move from your current HostGator plan to a cheaper HostGator plan). There is no contract to keep you in your plan, though we do require you to move your own data to your new account when you downgrade. If you would like to know more about the hosting packages we offer before downgrading hosting your plan, please see: Hosting Price Chart.
Important Note about Downgrading
Shared to Shared or Reseller to Reseller
Reseller to Shared
Because Shared and Reseller plans are hosted on different servers, you do not need to use the online form. Since a server move is required, you will need to purchase a new Shared account, move your data over, propagate your name servers and then cancel the old Reseller account.
VPS to VPS
To request a downgrade of your VPS Hosting, you need to order a new VPS and submit a migration request. To order, please click VPS Hosting Order. Once done, follow the steps in the HostGator Website Transfers article to process the migration request for VPS.
VPS to non-VPS
Because VPS, Reseller, and Shared plans are hosted on different servers, when you downgrade from VPS to Reseller or Shared, you cannot use the downgrade form on our website. Since a server move is required, you must purchase the new plan, move your data over (follow VPS migration instruction on HostGator Website Transfers), propagate your name servers, and cancel the old plan.
Dedicated to Any Type of Account
When you downgrade from (or to) a Dedicated Server, you cannot use the downgrade form on our website. Since this process will require a server move, you must purchase the new server or plan, move your data over, propagate your name servers, and cancel the old plan.