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HostGator Vs GoDaddy – THE BIG SURPRISE

Hosting is the heart of any website/blog. When entering into the blogging business, the most suggested place to register your domain is GoDaddy. No doubt, it is the one of the best when it comes to domain registrations.

They even provide web hosting plans. People who register domain name with GoDaddy choose to buy web hosting from GoDaddy as they find it convenient to set up their website.

On the other hand, HostGator is another name suggested when it comes to the best web hosting. HostGator is another hosting service provider. Touted to be one of the best, its plans are also very good, offering the most for every budget.

HostGator vs GoDaddy Performance

HostGator sites are hosted in Dual Xeon servers at Dallas. top-of-the-line Dual Xeon in their data centers at Dallas. The data centers are well equipped and connects to 10 backbone providers. Also, HostGator invest millions of dollars every year in new technologies for better performance. They have about 12,000 servers under management at Houston, Texas in the US. GoDaddy also gives 99.9% up-time for your websites too. Their servers run on Core i7 processors.

1) HostGator Vs GoDaddy – Speed Test

Speed is an important factor to consider before choosing a web host. So I purchased two domain names and hosted each one on both HostGator and GoDaddy with same theme files. Then I run speed test on both the domains using Pingdom.

HostGator loaded in under half second which is absolutely amazing. GoDaddy took around 1.51 seconds to load which is also decent. HostGator managed to load the website five times quicker than GoDaddy.

2) GoDaddy Vs HostGator – Response Time

We also tested the performance of blogs hosted on HostGator and GoDaddy over a period of 30 days.

HostGator’s response time was better than that of GoDaddy. Clearly, HostGator beats GoDaddy with better response time.

3) GoDaddy Vs HostGator – Benchmark

The next test we performed between the two hosts is GtMetrix benchmark test. You can clearly see HostGator has better response time and page speed score. HostGator loaded in just 1.68 seconds, whereas, GoDaddy took 4.69 seconds to load. That’s over 3 second higher than HostGator.