Founded in 2002, Hostgator.com is one of the most popular web hosting providers available on the Internet, with servers located in top-tier datacenters based in Houston, Texas and Provo, Utah; there is a very interesting virtual tour of the facilities available on their website which you ought to take for your information. They provide all core hosting services which are to be found on the market, including Shared (marketed as “Web Hosting”), Cloud, VPS and Dedicated Hosting. As a company, they rely a lot on upselling. For example, their shared hosting plans come with heavily-discounted prices, but you can take advantage of them only if you commit to a 3-year subscription at least; else, prices usually triple up. Additionally, while their features come on an “unlimited” basis, their Terms of Service contain an “Unacceptable Resource Usage Policy” which directly contradicts the unlimited features. All other hosting services are more transparent in terms of allotted server resources. They offer a 45-day money back guarantee, inclusive of Shared, Reseller and VPS Hosting, as well as an SLA 99.9% uptime guarantee, exclusive of VPS and Dedicated Servers. They accept many payment methods, including but not limited to credit card and PayPal.