Choose any plans you like to buy. We recommend, buying “Hatchling Plan” which will cost $35.64 for 3 years.
Once you find a suitable plan, click on “Order Now” button next to the plan name.
On next screen, you will be asked to provide a domain name and a coupon code. If your already have a domain registered, please enter that on right side. For promo code, leave default BLACKFRIDAY80 as it is, which is basically gives discount of 80%.
After entering domain and promo code, click on “Continue to Step 2” button.
On next screen conform your order.
For more details related to this offer, please check our previous post. Remember, this offer will end in 4-hours!
As expected, we are loaded with plenty of deals here. This post is about most lucrative webhosting deal from HostGator where you can get decent quality web-hosting starting from $0.99/month. For the first-time HostGator is offering flat 80% discount on all their hosting products which includes VPS as well as dedicated hosting.
HostGator Rate-Card for Black Friday
As you can see, there are two flat-rate discounts available on Black Friday.
80% discount will be available for 4-hours only between 5AM to 9AM CST. From 12AM to 5AM and 9AM to 11:59PM, flat 50% discount will be available.
Clocking CST timezone!
If you are already in CST timezone, then only big deal for you is to wakeup early, i.e. 5AM to get maximum 80% discount. 80% discount may end-up earlier than 9AM, if HostGator gets more sales than anticipated.
For other bloggers from around the world, below are 2 helpful links:
Today is the 15th of January and the Hostgator Webhosting DW giveaway contest is closed and results are out. First of all let me thank all the participators for taking part in this contest. Also a special thanks to Harsh Agarwal who sponsored this special giveaway on DW.
Over all we had 66 valid entries and the post was Retweeted a 114 times! As Harsh had explained in his post that this contest was a way to encourage people who are still shy of using WordPress because of the cost involved. The prize is hostgator baby plan one year subscription which is worth 120$. You can host multiple domains in this plan along with bandwidth and storage being unlimited.
We used Random.Org . After compiling the whole list of comments which are valid, I used Radnom.org lists to create a randomized list. The one at the top was the winner.
Congratulations to Vicky whose name popped up first once the list was randomized. He wins the Hostgator goodies worth $120.
Here is the video of the winner being selected through Random.org
Here is the list of all those who participated in the contest.
jaswanth on January 1, 2010
Tech Society on January 1, 2010
Kashish Kaushik on January 1, 2010
Shubhendu Pandey on January 1, 2010
Namit Gupta on January 1, 2010
Manveer Singh on January 1, 2010
S.Pradeep Kumar on January 1, 2010
MostlyBlog on January 1, 2010
sauravjit on January 1, 2010
Avi Singh on January 1, 2010
Athul Jayaram on January 1, 2010
Sagar Gholap on January 1, 2010
Pratik Parekh on January 1, 2010
alok on January 1, 2010
Suhas on January 1, 2010
Joseph on January 1, 2010
Mrpant on January 1, 2010
Richie S. on January 1, 2010
S60 Betalabs on January 1, 2010
Varun Agarwal on January 1, 2010
Mandar Salvi on January 1, 2010
ali360 on January 1, 2010
debayan laha on January 1, 2010
Tech-Freak Stuff on January 1, 2010
P.K.ARUN on January 1, 2010
SirajHassan on January 1, 2010
Pratik Parekh on January 1, 2010
Mahesh on January 1, 2010
Baris on January 1, 2010
Rishabh Agarwal on January 1, 2010
George on January 1, 2010
Paritosh on January 1, 2010
Anurag Mittal on January 1, 2010
srivathsan.GK on January 1, 2010
Akshay Kakkar on January 1, 2010
Mrinmay Bhattacharjee (mrintech) on January 1, 2010
Ankit Bansal on January 1, 2010
thewisecrab on January 1, 2010
Simran on January 1, 2010
Vaibhav Kanwal on January 1, 2010
Mayur on January 1, 2010
Lucifer on January 1, 2010
Sharad Kumar on January 2, 2010
Rajeel on January 2, 2010
Varun Agarwal on January 2, 2010
Sumit Kalra on January 2, 2010
Sithin Sony on January 2, 2010
Gautam on January 2, 2010
ContestItalia on January 2, 2010
Ankit on January 2, 2010
khalid on January 2, 2010
Vicky on January 2, 2010
Sothy on January 3, 2010
Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats on January 4, 2010
M. R. SOHEL on January 5, 2010
Quakeboy on January 6, 2010
CelebCurry on January 6, 2010
BlogrPro on January 7, 2010
Prasanth Chandra on January 8, 2010
Binoy xavier on January 8, 2010
Akbar on January 8, 2010
Puneet on January 8, 2010
umesh on January 9, 2010
Nandan on January 12, 2010
Atul Tiwari on January 13, 2010
Uttoran Sen on January 13, 2010
PS: The new theme for Devils Workshop is on the verge of completion and and we are hopeful to get it live soon. Also do await a lot more surprises from our rtBlogs network in the coming days 😀
First of all happy new years to Devilsworkshop readers and nothing could be better than starting new year with a perfect gift for Bloggers. This time our new year giveaway, is intended for all the bloggers and people who wants to start blogging.
Why this Giveaway :
We were about to give this gift to DevilsWorkshop readers last month, but we hold it a bit, so that we can give our readers a perfect gift.
Since long we have been getting lots of query for our blogspot to wordpress migration service. For Bloggers who are not aware of this, we provide various blogging services like Blogspot to WordPress migration, Custom WordPress theme, Custom WordPress plugin, WordPress SEO and many more. So this giveaway is intended to provide a platform for users who are still on Blogspot and never tried wordpress because of lack of funding. We are sorry that we can’t entertain everyone here with hosting, so this giveaway will decide the lucky winner who will win Premium Hosting worth 120$.
Contest Prize :
We are giving away hostgator baby plan one year subscription which is worth 120$. You can host multiple domains in this plan and bandwidth and storage are unlimited.
How to Participate :
To participate in the contest all you need to do is :
Tweet about this post
Comment with your tweeted link
Become a fan of DW on facebook Fan page in the sidebar.
How Winner will be selected :
All the participant, who have completed all the above 3 points, will be eligible for participation. And Final winner will be decided via Random draw using random.org. Winner will be announced on 15th of January 2010.
Short Tweet Link :
You can quickly copy paste this text to tweet this post :
Giveaway : Retweet and win Hostgator #Webhosting http://bit.ly/64XslH
Best of Luck with this contest and happy new year to DW readers.
There are three kinds of hosting companies – small, big & huge. Small companies host hundreds of domains. Big companies host thousands of domains and huge companies host over lakhs of domains. HostGator fails in third type, it hosts more than18lakh domains! I had heard a lot about Hostgator so decided to try it.
Aspects I would cover…
Sign-Up & Migration Experience
Review of Service & Support
Conclusion & Rating
HostGator is a provider of shared, dedicated and reseller web hosting services focused on the consumer and small business markets.It was established in 2003 by Brent Oxley, since then its growing leaps and bounds. The company uses ThePlanet Datacenter for hosting its servers, which is one of the reputed DC in US.
Before going to sign-up for any hosting service, I always ask questions. The main objective of pre-sales question is to ensure that the particular service suits me and to check the response time. I opened a sales ticket which contained 10 questions asking various things. i received answer to all my questions in about 15-20mins. Then i sent a few more question this time acting dumb, so to test their patience and how much do they care about their customers. I received answers to all my doubts in grammatically correct English. even after they, the customer rep asked if i had any more doubts i could use live chat option to get instant help. Happy with responses of sales staff , So i decided to sign-up.
Sign-Up & Migration Experience
Sign-Up process is just like any other host. Entered few details and paid via paypal. instantly got E-mail from Hostgator giving Account details. To my surprise the Server IP, Username & passwords field very empty!. This time for help, I went to live chat. explained my problem and got missing details within 5 minutes. One more problem I faced was whatever content i upload on site didn’t show up on domain which was ordered along with hosting. I went to live-chat for help, it turn out my domain wasn’t even registered! operator said it would take 12-24hrs as domains are registered manually after fraud check. this wasn’t told to be before and i wasn’t happy. Then, i sent a ticket for data migration from old server and went to sleep.
Review of Service & Support
This is where HostGator scores most, its customer service is just awesome. After my domain was registered and site was live, I opened lots of support tickets at different time slots over a period of 30 days. the average response time was about 20minutes which is the best I have experienced so far. the service which I was on was Intel Xeon 2.2ghz with 4GB ram, the average load on server was less than 1% at all times. for testing, i moved a existing forum so i could test how they handle heavy traffic sites. just after two hours i got a mail from HG saying my site is taking lot of resources and i should move it to dedicated. to my surprise they didn’t suspend the site completely. Good, as most shared host would simply suspend your site or maybe your whole account. One more thing is that, if you aren’t happy with support response you can email owner of company, Brent. He would make sure you get all the V.I.P treatment. I even tested their money back guarantee by asking for refund, they quickly refunded my money within two days.
Their Baby plan which has Unlimited Diskspace and Bandwidth costsunder $10 per month. Further Discounts can availed if you pay in advance. however the discount coupon can only be applied on first order and without discount the prices seem to be little on a higher side, I guess this awesome support costs
The best thing about their pricing is, the have coupons which enable you to get hosting at $0.01(1 cent) for first month,so that you can try them risk free.
Conclusion & Ratings
HostGator is one of the best company to host your site. however hostgator is more suited to small business and people with multiple websites, as it tuns out to be cheap. however if you have a single website i won’t advice you to go far HG as its little costly.
Pros: fast Support,24/7 Live chat
Cons: Big company so you won’t get customized solution you could get at small companies