InterServer and HostGator are both web hosts with multiple hosting services, in which ASP.NET hosting is included. When shopping for an ASP.NET hosting plan, you may hesitate about which one to go. Thus, this article is to mainly tell the differences between them so that you can make a wise decision.
Some critical factors, including prices, features, uptime, speed and support, are taken into consideration. Below is a rating table based on these factors to help you learn the general information at first.
InterServer VS HostGator – Common Points
The two web hosts share some similarities which make them stand out among the hosting providers. Details on the common points are displayed in below.
Plesk control panel
Both of them utilize Plesk, a feature-rich web hosting control panel, which can help you manage hosting accounts. In this way, you will have a total control over domains, websites, emails, databases and more. Especially, it is a piece of good news for beginners owing to the ease of use.
Both Rich Features
InterServer has only one ASP.NET hosting plan (Windows Web Hosting) and HostGator has two plans (Personal Plan and Enterprise Plan). Given the similar prices, we make a comparison on the core features between Windows Web Hosting and Personal Plan.
|Plan||Windows Web Hosting||Personal Plan|
|Free Website Transfer||Yes||Yes|
|Windows Server||Unknown Version||2012R2|
|Claim It||–||Coupon HG45PERCENT|
From the table above, you can learn that the plans are both featured with rich resources and advanced technologies. On the normal condition, the features are rich enough for you to host a site.
HostGator Advantages over InterServer
Then you still feel confused when making a choice between them. According to the rating table, you may have learned that HostGator is recommended as your ideal hosting provider with cheaper prices, better performance, and better technical support.
The billing cycles both range from one month to 36 months, having a direct influence on the prices. The InterServer ASP.NET plan charges for $5/mo, which will be reduced down to $4/mo if you sign up for a 3-year hosting service. Besides, it comes with free website migration, $100 marketing credits and 20% Template Monster discount.
As for HostGator, it provides two web hosting plans to meet every need. For the plans, you need to pay as low as $3.27/mo with up to 45% off brought by the coupon code HG45PERCENT. Each plan comes with 4,500 free website templates, free HostGator website builder, free website transfer, and so on.
It seems that HostGator charges a little higher price, but it offers more free extra. Besides that, it allows you to ask for money back within 45 days while InterServer only guarantees 30 days refund policy. In this sense, you can try HostGator ASP.NET hosting service at a longer period. Therefore, HostGator wins a little in pricing battle.
Since both of them guarantee 99.9% uptime and a high speed, we test the real uptime to judge if they have fulfilled their promises. The outcome shows that InterServer ate its words while HostGator performed an excellent job.
The InterServer uptime averaged 94%, which may have led to a terrible using experience. Actually, someone complained about InterServer that everything was good until the money back guarantee period expired. After that, the user suffered a lot because of the constant downtime. However, the HostGator uptime averaged over 99.97% in the previous month, which is showed as follows.
The server response time of HostGator (about 340ms) is much faster than that of InterServer (over 750ms). Compared with most web hosts, InterServer still lags behind since 400ms is a standard speed in the hosting world. You can read the chart below to check more detailed statistics on HostGator speed.
Better Technical Support
Like most competitors, they both provide 24/7 customer service via multiple channels and online resources. It means that you can solve the simple problems by yourself through knowledge base, forum, etc. or you can consult the support teams via live chat, phone, and ticket system.
However, we found the InterServer support holding time was too long to bear during our test via live chat, which is featured in timeliness. Though the technical support cannot be judged in a short term, we are dissatisfied with the InterServer this time at least.
HostGator gave a quick response to our simple questions thanks to the support team of over 850 employees. And the staff tried to address our questions in a patient and professional way, which was really appreciated by us.
HostGator – Recommended
Given the cost-effectiveness and the quality service, HostGator is worth your choice. As a leading hosting provider, HostGator never stops transcending itself all the time.