✔HostGator Managed WordPress Hosting VS Wealthy Affiliate Managed WordPress Hosting. Which One Is Best For Online Business?✔

HostGator Managed WordPress Hosting VS Wealthy Affiliate Managed WordPress Hosting. Which One Is Best For Online Business?
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

 

INTRODUCTION

HostGator Managed WordPress Hosting VS Wealthy Affiliate Managed WordPress Hosting. Which One Is Best For Online Business? When I reviewed HostGator WordPress, and Wealthy Affiliate WordPress independently, and brought the two of them together, in the light of the best choice for your online business, there was a clear winner.

You will find in this article, the features that, in my personal opinion, are very important for your online ventures, and therefore must be included free of charge in every WordPress hosting package. What are those features?

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RESULTS

 

HOSTGATOR WEALTHY AFFILIATE
5.8/10
8.8/10

VISIT COMPLETE REVIEW

VISIT COMPLETE REVIEW

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW RESULTS WERE OBTAINED, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#1. HOSTGATOR MANAGED WORDPRESS HOSTING VS WEALTHY AFFILIATE MANAGED WORDPRESS HOSTING

 

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I’m convinced that you are very curious to know more about the features I’ve identified as very important for a WordPress hosting site to incorporate into their WordPress hosting packages, in order to make the creation of your new online business worth it.

Take a look at the features below, and how the 2 platforms scored across each of them:

 

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Online Business Friendly Hosting Features

Total Score A Score Achieved HOSTGATOR B Score Achieved Wealthy Affiliate B

1 Web Hosting With Forum 7 3 7
2 Best Support Web Hosting 5 5 4
3 WordPress Compatible Website Builder 5 0 5
4 Premium Free Trial 15 3 12
5 Free SSL Certificate 5 5 5
6 Web Hosting With Training 6 1.1 6
7 Web Hosting With Free Domain 5 0 0
8 Web Hosting With Unlimited Email 5 5 5
9 WordPress Hosting With Maximum Security 10 8 10
10 Speed Booster 15 15 15
TOTAL SCORES 78 41.5 69
TOTAL SCORES CONVERTED TO A SCALE OF 10 (B/A * 10) 5.8 /10 8.8 /10

 

Let’s discussed each of those features presented above:

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#2. EXPLANATORY COMMENTS TO TABLE

 

1.1. Web Hosting With Forum

 

1.1Web Hosting With Forum

 

Having access to a forum online when starting your online business is a great asset, especially when it is provided by your WordPress hosting provider inside the hosting platform. I cannot stress this enough.

It’s interesting to note that both HostGator and Wealthy Affiliate include forums in their WordPress hosting packages. However, some differences were noted in their respective features, with Wealthy Affiliate providing more features than HostGator. Check out the tables below to see the features I’m talking about, as well as how each platform scored across them:

 

Click the image A Forum Exists Free Private Blogging Space Free Private Messaging Contact The Owners Directly Live 24/7/ 365 Create Tutorials And Get Paid Is It Free To Join? Score

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3/7

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7/7

 

The scoring is self-explanatory. Each feature is worth 1 point, giving a total of 7 points.

Check out the images below of how each of the forums looks like. Unfortunately I wasn’t given access to the HostGator’s forum, as you need a hosting account to belong here.

 

HostGator’s Forum Portal

 

 

Wealthy Affiliate’s Forum Inside

 

 

There is more about Wealthy Affiliate’s forum. There was a recent upgrade in this forum to make it completely mobile. Meaning that from the comfort of your android devices, you can visit your blog space with absolute ease, as the entire platform is now 100% mobile responsive. Check out the images below to see what I’m talking about:

 

 

 

VISIT WEALTHY AFFILIATE FORUM NOW. IT IS FREE TO JOIN

 

 

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1.2. Best Support Web Hosting

 

1.2Best Support Web Hosting

 

You should also be covered by a great technical support team for both technical and business-like issues. That said, a hosting provider should include a minimum number of support features, which should include, but not limited to the following:

 

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5/5

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4/5

 

 

HostGator scores very well at this level, as they include all the features under my survey free of charge. Wealthy Affiliate, on the other hand, does not provide phone support, but the technical team put in place, always get back to you in less than 5mins, unless the problem is more technical, in which case, they reply and request for your patience, while the issues are escalated to the owners of the platform, the main engineers behind the scene.

Wealthy Affiliate support is one of a kind indeed. I can speak on their behalf because this is where I’m currently hosting my business. So make sure if you choose to host with HostGator, that you use your money back guarantee period to test the performance of their support team before you decide to engage with them.

The scoring method used here is also simple to understand. Every feature is worth a single point.

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1.3. WordPress Compatible Website Builder

 

1.3WordPress Compatible Webiste Builder

 

This tool is particularly useful for those having no knowledge at all about building a WordPress website, as the majority of the technical stuff, such as coding for themes, is completely taken care of, without you learning anything about coding. In this light, the WordPress compatible builder should include thousands of professional templates to choose from, while you still continue to enjoy the WordPress environment, and without installing any plugins.

Isn’t this tool very important for your online business? It was for me, and I’m sure you need it too, especially if you are about to create a WordPress website for your very first time. I identified some great features that every compatible WordPress website builder should have and compared them across HostGator and Wealthy Affiliate, and this is what I found:

 

Click the image Name Of Website Builder Free With Hosting Package Compatible With WordPress Build An Unlimited No Of Pages Access Free Unlimited Email Accounts No Of Templates Available Score

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0/5

SiteRubix

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3 500+ 5/5

 

Unfortunately, HostGator does not offer a free compatible WordPress website builder. Wealthy Affiliate, on the other hand, has the SiteRubix builder, that enables you to manage your websites, buy premium domain names, create unlimited email accounts, select templates, raise support tickets, and so much more, all in one single platform. You can see from the table above, that they got 3500+ templates to choose from. The flexibility here is awesome.

A handful of WordPress hosting platforms also offer compatible WordPress builders too, but they are not many. Just about 5 of them. 

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1.4. Premium Free Trial

 

1.4Premium Free Trial

 

I also consider a free trial to be very important, so I decided to test it as well. I was even more ambitious and searched online for those WordPress hosting platforms that would allow you the possibility to visit their hosting platforms free of charge without providing any of your credit card information. I was grossly disappointed, as only 2 WordPress platforms offered the possibility to try free of charge without your credit card information.

A free trial is important for your online business, because it helps you to keep your financial information safe, and you can quickly know as soon as you sign up, whether a hosting platform would accompany you with your online ventures.

So how did HostGator and Wealthy Affiliate Managed WordPress hosting services perform? Let’s find out below:

 

Click the image Free Premium Trial Without Credit Card No Of Days For Free Trial Availability Of Lifetime Free Account Money Back Guarantee Days Score

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45

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30 12/15

 

Besides trying out for free, I equally analyzed their money back guarantee periods, as well as the possibility to create a lifetime free WordPress account. Check out the table below to better understand my scores:

 

REF DETAILS NUMBER OF DAYS SCORE
#1. Money Back Guarantee:
14 1/5
30 2/5
45 3/5
60 4/5
90 5/5
#2. REAL Free Trial Without Any Form Of Payment Information Needed ANY 5/5
#3. Lifetime Free Membership Available 5/5
TOTAL SCORE 15

 

HostGator one more time didn’t quite do well with this criterion. However, I noted that they are one of few offering a money back guarantee period of 45 days, as the majority are contented with a 30-day refund policy.

Wealthy Affiliate did exceedingly well, as they offer the possibility to try for free, they offer 2 free siterubix WordPress websites which are already protected by SSL Certificates, and they include a 30-day money back guarantee period.

If you don’t understand anything, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments section below.

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1.5. Free SSL Cetificates

 

1.5Free SSL Certificates

 

Security of your online business should be at the forefront of your mind, whenever you are looking for a WordPress host online. SSL Certificates must be one of those things to verify ( among several others which will be discussed further down) with your hosting provider, and if it’s not offered free of charge, then be prepared to pay extra for that. But what about HostGator and Wealthy Affiliate? Do they include free SSL Certificates in their hosting packages?

Let’s find out below:

 

Click the image Free SSL – 1st Yr Free SSL – 2nd Yr + Cost No Of Websites Covered Score

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N/A 3 5/5

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N/A 50 5/5

 

Please let me make some clarifications with respect to the 50 websites offered by Wealthy Affiliate. 25 of them are premium domain websites, while the other 25 are SiteRubix websites. This implies that if you ever choose to host your online business with Wealthy Affiliate, and you already running a hosting account somewhere else, you can transfer it to Wealthy Affiliate, up to 25 of them, free of charge. All you would have to do, is pay your membership dues, and all the other features I’ve discussed in this post with be automatically included with ZERO UPSELLS.

The only charges you pay with Wealthy Affiliate are your membership dues and your domain name if you buy one from inside the platform. And if you purchase a domain with them, free domain privacy will be automatically included as well. More details in the security section below.

HostGator, Wealthy Affiliate, and 29 others have included free SSL Certificates in all their hosting packages. SSL is literally free nowadays.

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1.6. Web Hosting With Training

 

1.6Web Hosting With Training

 

This is one feature that is not yet sufficiently implemented with the majority of the WordPress hosting platforms I’ve had to review, whereas it so important that it could actually hold the key to a successful WordPress hosting platform. Why is it that all hosts online erroneously assume that their clients can build their WordPress website, make it SEO friendly, and monetize it, all on their own?

This is not obvious at all, well it wasn’t for me. Had it not been that I had comprehensive and step by step training on how to set up my WordPress website, create menus, categories, create SEO friendly content, and even monetize it, perhaps you wouldn’t have been reading from me today. It’s been a long journey online, and if I had started with a platform that only cared about hosting alone, I would have certainly given up a long time ago.

When I talk about training, these are the following training features that must be present:

 

Click the image Free Training To Build Your Website Free Internet Marketing Training Free Live Classes Free Video Walk throughs Free Class rooms No Of Combined Training Materials Score

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19

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500+ 6/6

 

It’s obvious from the table above that HostGator is still lacking in training resources. Hosting with them would mean carrying out extensive research online on important subjects such as SEO, PPC and much more.

Wealthy Affiliate, on the contrary, has really gone an extra mile to make sure that the clients have everything they need inside of WA, without paying anything extra. You will have the most updated courses in the industry, as live classes are organized every week. This platform is a hosting site and a university at the same time. Literally speaking.

The scores speak for themselves actually. But to throw more light on how I came about the scoring of the available number of training resources, check out the table below:

 

FREE TRAINING SCORING TABLE
DETAILS NUMBER OF POINTS
>500 1/1
450 to 499 0.9/1
400 to 449 0.8/1
350 to 399 0.7/1
300 to 349 0.6/1
250 to 299 0.5/1
200 to 249 0.4/1
150 to 199 0.3/1
100 to 149 0.2/1
0.1/1
very limited 0.1
No Free Training Available 0

 

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1.7. Web Hosting With Free Domain

 

1.7Web Hosting With Free Domain

 

Both HostGator and Wealthy Affiliate do not include free domains in their WordPress hosting packages. They both lost 5 points at this level. Nothing much to write here.

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1.8. Web Hosting With Unlimited Email Account

 

1.8Web Hosting With Unlimited Email Accounts

 

The use of domain-specific email accounts become highly relevant when you start running internet marketing campaigns online. Take your brand to the next level, and build trust with your audience, by opting for a WordPress host, that includes these free of charge in all their hosting plans.

Do HostGator and Wealthy Affiliate have this feature free of charge? Let’s find out below:

 

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Unlimited 5/5

Unlimited 5/5

 

Both platforms offer free unlimited email accounts, and all merit a 5/5.

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1.9. WordPress Hosting With Maximum Security

 

1.9WordPress Hosting With Maximum Security

 

This is where you will see SSL Certificates discussed for the second time. Security will include a lot ranging from domain privacy to more sophisticated features such as Full Redundancy. It’s rare to find the later in hosting packages, and if you do, then be sure to have your websites up and running with little or now downtimes.

Let’s take a look at the table below to see the security features that have been discussed here:

 

 

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10/10

 

HostGator does not offer a staging environment, but you have the possibility to install WordPress on one of your subdomains and use for staging, which still works fine. Just make sure to make more inquiries if you are about to use this host.

Check out the table below on how scores were arrived at:

 

SECURE WORDPRESS HOSTING COMPANY
DETAILS OF FEATURES CONSIDERED NO OF POINTS
1 Free SSL 1
2 Free Domain Privacy 1
3 Free Web Application Security Package 1
4 Free Spam Experts 1
5 Free Daily Automatic Backup 1
6 Free Restores 1
7 Free Staging Environment 1
8 Free Full Redundancy 3
TOTAL SCORE 10

 

I hope it makes perfect sense. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions in doubt. Use the comments section, and I will be glad to get back to you as soon as I can.

 

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1.10. Speed Booster

 

1.10Speed Booster

 

Speed Booster here refers to any included tool that can help speed up load times of websites. Speed is very important for any online business website, meaning this feature is far worth more than the others discussed above, followed by security. It’s for this reason that Speed Booster alone carries 15 points.

Let’s check out what HostGator and Wealthy Affiliate include free of charge to boost the speed of your websites:

 

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Name Of Speed Tool

Free With Hosting Package Score

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CDN

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15/15

SiteSpeed Accelerated + SiteSpeed Extreme

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15/15

 

Both platforms have implemented measures to boost the speed of your websites.

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#3. CONCLUSION – WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR ONLINE BUSINESS?

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Both HostGator and Wealthy Affiliate are great for hosting your business online. I definitely recommend HostGator, especially for experts in WordPress and Online business.

But if you are new to all this, it means you need a beginner friendly WordPress hosting platform, where the hosting provider takes care of all the technical stuff, so that all you have to do is use the available training and build your website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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StunningBell

''Stunning Bell'' is a Digital Entrepreneur with 10 years of experience in the financial sector. She's now earning full-time online thanks to a world-class training platform she accidentally stumbled upon. Connect with her personally at Wealthy Affiliate, where, as an Affiliate Marketer of this university,she was able to make her first dollar online, which eventually transformed into a full-time income.??

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