Hostgator is supposedly one of the most dependable hosting providers, but how does it handle the true test of uptime dependability?
Very well indeed! We have been with Hostgator for a very long time now (this site is run on a Hostgator shared server as well), and have therefore been monitoring the speed and uptime of our Hostgator hosted sites regularly.
We subscribe to a service that checks (pings) our Hostgator server every 5 minutes, and have been doing so for the last 3 years. We feel that the investment into knowing whether our websites are available more than offsets the price of the service.
HostGator.com Uptime/Downtime Test from 2007 to Today
Here is our collection of Hostgator uptime stats going back all the way to 2007:
You can see that Hostgator sticks to it’s guarantee of 99.9% uptime, which is very comforting to know.
Keeping your website online is very important, and trust us, we’ve been with several hosting providers, and there is a reason why we stuck with Hostgator.