Which HostGator Add On Services Should I Get?

When ordering a hosting package, HostGator offers several add-on services that you can purchase. For most people, I recommend that you don’t buy any of them. The three services offered are SiteLock, CodeGuard, and Search Engine Visibility. All these services have little value to most hosting customers and there are many free alternatives to each service. It bothers me a little bit that...
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HostGator’s Own Coupon Page

HostGator has a page on its own website that lists coupons. You can view it at HostGator.com/coupons. I expect they did this because it was an easy way to have their own website rank at the top of Google for keywords like “HostGator Coupons.” Otherwise, Google searches might lead to websites like this one where the coupons listed are tied to one of HostGator’s affiliates. By...
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The HostGatorHub Difference

6/23/16 Update: My view on HostGator has become more negative in the time since I made this post, but it is still worth reading HostGator offers a lucrative affiliate program that pays out $50 or more to individuals who refer new customers. HostGator also lets its affiliates create coupons and when one of these coupons is used, the affiliate who created it receives a commission. This has spawned...
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HostGator Valentines and Mardi Gras Sales

Starting at 12am (central time) on Saturday February 14th, HostGator will be offering 50% off all new hosting packages. This Valentines sale will last for a full 24 hours. This sale can be taken advantage of by using the coupon code “CUPID” at checkout. Prices will go back to normal on Sunday. Starting at 12am on Monday, February 16th, there will be another sale. This one will be 48...
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How to Remove Mojo Marketplace from WordPress

If you’re using HostGator (or perhaps a different host), you may have seen that the script installing service Fantastico is no longer available through cPanel. QuickInstall is now the recommended alternative. HostGator may have had a good rationale for doing this, but at least some things about the change from Fantastico are annoying. Among the annoying things is that WordPress...
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