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The Gator (Hostgator) Website Builder Review

An intuitive DIY website builder that’s perfect for tech newbies
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  • Easy to use: Designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, allowing even novice users to quickly create a beautiful website with minimal effort
  • Flexible customization options:  Extensive customization of design, layout, and additional features
  • Wide range of templates: Good selection of professionally designed templates to choose from, making it easy to find the perfect look for your website


  • Increased costs: Users are required to purchase additional hosting and domain services in order to access the full range of features available on the platform
  • Lacking customer support: Customer service representatives may not be able to provide as much technical help that users may require when using the website builder
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General Information

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Though HostGator is famous for its web hosting services, they have also launched their website builder platform known as Gator. It aims to help people design and build a  website on their own without hiring an expert.


Getting started with Gator is almost child’s play. It has a simple and intuitive interface which is also very easy to navigate. Gator’s interface is designed to help you create websites faster and without any hassles. If you’re looking to build a professional website, just sign-up for any plan and start building a website right away.

Ease of Use

Whether it is adding a new section, images, or text, it’s super easy. Unlike other website builders, the Gator doesn’t depend on drag-and-drop. It creates the site automatically with an optimized layout based on your requirement.

Just choose a template of your choice after finishing the sign-up process. You can choose a suitable template based on your business requirements. You can easily resize, change fonts, and switch colors effortlessly.


Apart from an intelligent builder, the Gator has a rich image library, uncomplicated logo maker, easy analytics, unmetered bandwidth, free website CDN (Content Delivery Network tool), an intuitive analytics dashboard, and is also mobile responsive. It has all the necessary features to build a professional website. You can also choose how different components of your website are placed, what your image gallery will contain, and how the pop-up will look like. You can also set up a quick portfolio of your work.

Technical Support

Technical support is crucial for any website builder platform. Gator support staff is always ready to help you 24/7 via phone, live chat, and email. Support response time is better if you sign up for the Express Site and Express Store plan.  However, the Gator has been designed and developed in such a way that you'll rarely require any support.


It has three pricing plans to suit different business needs. And the best thing about Gator's pricing plans is that you get an intelligent site builder, unmetered bandwidth, and free SSL Certificate on all of the plans - lucrative indeed.

Here are the three pricing plans:

  • The Express Start plan: Starts at $3.84 per month and this plan includes your domain name, 3 email marketing campaigns, and 3 product online stores.  
  • Express Site: Starts at $5.99 per month. You get all features of Express Start + 5 email marketing campaigns + 10 product online stores + appointment booking + priority support.
  • Express Store: $9.99 per month. Suitable for ecommerce requirements. You get all features of Express Site + unlimited product online store + advanced integrated shipping management feature.

It offers no free plan or trial, but the pricing plans are very reasonable. All three plans offer good value for money.

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The Gator builder is great for newcomers to website building.

Final Verdict

Even if you have not used any website builder before, you will be able to create a visually appealing website or online store using Gator’s platform. It's a great option for people who are looking for a simple DIY solution at an affordable budget.

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