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Hostgator Drupal Hosting Review

Currently, I have been using Hostgator as my primary Drupal host for over 1 year. I was blown away by the services they offered. I decided to sign up once I saw the pricing tiers. For what I was currently paying for on 2 accounts from 1 and 1, I was able to get a virtually unlimited account for about $2 more per month. I thought this was the best choice for an aspiring Drupal web developer.

I setup my new account using my most popular site, so I could test out these errors I was getting from before. I also wanted to see if those same problems would be a problem for Hostgator. After the DNS propagated, I got to work transferring my exporting my old Drupal MySQL database from PHPMyAdmin. I then created a new database on Hostgator, and imported my old Drupal MySQL database dump into the PHPMyAdmin on Hostgator. Overall, it was a pretty simple database transfer. Kudos to both services for having solid Drupal database import/export capabilities.

Once I got my first site installed, I did some initial tests, and those errors I was getting on 1 and 1, were a thing of the past. At this point, it was time to transfer the rest of my sites. This was quite a process as I have many test websites, and other web properties that I manage through the Drupal CMS. Once I got started with it, I couldn't stop.

As I said before, I have been using Hostgator exclusively for Drupal hosting for over a year now, and it is just awesome. Everything is unlimited basically, except something they call Inodes. Basically this is your total file count on your account from what I can tell. Hostgator offers unlimited disk space, bandwidth, domains, subdomains, parked domains, email accounts, ftp accounts, and SQL databases. The unlimited SQL databases, unlimited disk space, and unlimited bandwidth features were the biggest factors in making this my main host, but as you can see, there are many other great features that they throw in there with unlimited access. Something 1 and 1 can't provide.

I give the Hostgator hosting service a 10 out of 10 for Drupal hosting. The Hostgator service is good for intermediate to advanced webmasters, but beginners could be overwhelmed without help.

Update - I have revised my scoring a bit, due to the fact that there are many higher quality hosts out there other than shared hosting services like Hostgator. My revised scoring for Hostgator is a 7 out of 10. This is mainly due to the fact that the plan I chose was a shared hosting plan. Some features of a more advanced plan like a VPS are just not available with shared hosting.