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What is CodeGuard?


Learn more in-depth about CodeGuard - its pricing, features, and more.

Want to know what CodeGuard is and the services it offers? Go to the What is CodeGuard? section below ⤵.

Need help figuring out how to get started? Navigate to the How to order CodeGuard via Customer Portal ⤵ to sign up.

Still, looking for more reasons to sign up? Jump to CodeGuard Pricing and Features to look at what you can get with CodeGuard.

Need to know more about the advantages of backing up your website with CodeGuard? Check out CodeGuard's Advantages for detailed information⤵.


What is CodeGuard?

CodeGuard is a service that provides an automatic website backup solution for HostGator customers with Shared and Cloud hosting packages. CodeGuard monitors your site while keeping you informed of any changes.

CodeGuard offers frequent backups and restores options so that downtime can be avoided. CodeGuard's services include:

  • Backups - CodeGuard makes an initial backup of your site and continues to make backups as changes occur.
  • Monitoring - CodeGuard monitors your site daily for changes and sends a change alert email to notify you if there are any. CodeGuard also updates you on the progress of your backups.
  • Restoration -  You can revert to any previous version of your website with the click of a button.

CodeGuard is available for purchase through HostGator for Shared hosting plans. For VPS and Dedicated hosting plans, please partner with CodeGuard directly. Here is their front-of-site page:

How to order CodeGuard via the Customer Portal

If you wish to purchase the Basic, Professional, or Premium plans, you can order CodeGuard directly from your Customer Portal.

  1. Click the Hosting tab from the left menu, then Manage under the desired hosting package.

    Customer Portal - Hosting Packages

  2. On the next page, look for CodeGuard, then click Learn More.

    Customer Portal - Access CodeGuard

  3. Select the CodeGuard plan you wish to purchase and click Buy Now.

    Select CodeGuard plan

  4. You'll be prompted to select your preferred payment method to complete the order.
To purchase the Enterprise plan, please call (866) 964-2867 for live assistance.

CodeGuard Pricing

For current prices of the different CodeGuard plans, please visit the article Addon Price Chart - CodeGuard.

CodeGuard Features

Storage1 GB5 GB10 GB25 GB
Sites per AccountUp to 5Up to 10Up to 25Up to 100
Number of FilesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Daily Automatic Backups
Priority Queuing
Daily Site-Change Monitoring

We have created a video guide for you that discusses the different features that CodeGuard offers.

Here is an overview of the main features of HostGator CodeGuard:

Daily automatic backups

CodeGuard will perform daily automatic website backups, ensuring that your valuable data is safe and can be restored during malicious attacks, coding changes, or other activities.

Website monitoring

CodeGuard scans your website for any major changes that occur through continuous website monitoring. On detecting such changes, it will automatically initiate a backup and store all data on the cloud. This enables you to restore your entire website or important files quickly.


If CodeGuard detects unauthorized changes in your website's code, it will notify you via email. It will notify you as soon as an issue arises via 'Website Change Protection.'

File change monitoring

CodeGuard uses FTP/SFTP backup method based on an effective compression technology that helps reduce the backup file size considerably. As a result, you can better use the free cloud storage space available to you.

CodeGuard Advantages

The following are the advantages of backing up your website with CodeGuard:

Prevent data loss

Data loss due to human error is not surprising. However, having a dedicated backup strategy in place is more important. CodeGuard HostGator backs up your website daily and stores all data in the cloud. You can restore your entire website or a single file with a click of a button.

Get protection against malware and hackers

Hackers may gain unauthorized access to your website to steal valuable data or damage it. The website may sometimes become infected with malware and viruses, compromising your business-critical data. In addition to effective SiteLock security, restoring a backup with CodeGuard may assist you in regaining control of your website.

Address compatibility issues after new updates or installations

To keep your website running smoothly, you should update it regularly or install different addons, such as plugins and themes. However, not all updates and plugins will always work well with your website; there is a chance that the functionality of your website will be affected. This could result in data loss. Before installing an update or activating an addon, make a backup of your website.

Back up your website to the cloud with CodeGuard, and your important data is protected from malicious attacks, theft, or coding errors.

For further instructions on how to access and get started with CodeGuard, please see the following articles: