For me when it comes to web hosting, HostGator tends to always be lurking somewhere in the top 5 or top 10 web hosting providers that are recommended because of performance.
And when I’m in need of a secondary web host to GoDaddy, my primary web hosting, HostGator’s flexibility, ease of use, and reliable performance meets my need for hosting geo domaining websites.
Again, I’m not transacting to the volume of an Amazon or Facebook, so I don’t need the complex technologies or service level agreements they use for simply flipping and developing geo service domain websites.
In fact, most of my geo domaining websites tend to very simple and nominal in terms of their content, functionality, and dependence upon reliable performance and uptime.
And in total transparency, I can’t remember a single time in which I’ve ever hosted a geo domaining website using HostGator that suffered or was plagued by any sort of downtime.
Each and every website, especially leased geo service domain websites, that has made it’s way to page one of Google and leased by customers has been supported by HostGator at some point.
Another reason I choose HostGator for the final home of most developed and ranking geo service domain websites is because their interface in its entirety is easy to use and beginner friendly for both web and domain management.
I can’t say that its always been the same for GoDaddy, although they are making strides here and there to simplify their user interface for managing their services.
Why I silo successful geo service domain websites with HostGator
Also, I use HostGator from time to time when I want to launch websites using a different IP address.
I use a dedicated IP address to protect search rankings and to keep from having other websites possibly interfere with my website by either through the over use of resources, impacting website speed and page load time.
In addition, I recommend using dedicated IPs due to the potential in having geo service domain websites related or in close association to another spammy website in a shared hosting environment.
Shared hosting environments can host thousands of websites from one IP address.
In fact, I encourage you to watch Matt Cutts’ short video which validates shared hosting is fine, yet your website’s rankings could be at risk.
That’s scary, right? Well, this is the reason I recommend operating one website on a dedicated IP when possible, and that’s why I choose HostGator to provide me with such capabilities.
Now I could easily stay at GoDaddy and do this just as easy, but what if you had multiple websites in the same industry?
For example, let us say I setup one website to using AustinCarpetCleaners.com and another using AustinCarpetCleaning.com in the same shared hosting environment.
And let’s say one site is spammy and the other is not, yet share the same IP address. What could happen?
Well, search engines, especially Google, would notice that both websites share an IP address when launched using the same shared hosting account.
Therefore, by using different shared hosting accounts and those accounts are not on the same sub-class network, then they are not perceived to be related to another.
And this is one reason I tend to use GoDaddy and HostGator in moderation although HostGator costs a bit more.
HostGator’s more pricier than GoDaddy, but well worth it…
HostGator is a bit more pricey than GoDaddy. When comparing HostGator and GoDaddy pricing, be sure that you are making a apples-to-apples web hosting comparison for both service and pricing.
Here’s what i mean: don’t be fooled by HostGator’s low introductory rate that is typically a 3-year commitment pricing versus GoDaddy’s 1-year commitment pricing.
Again, although a bit pricey, I only move geo service domain websites to HostGator that are developed and ranked, AND making money by either banner advertising, Google Adsense, affiliate income or being actively leased by a business.
I have a firm rule I live by in that geo domaining websites MUST make enough or more to cover their own hosting costs.
If you are just starting out, dipping one toe in the flip and develop geo service domains strategy, then I suggest you enter the market and not invest too much into domain and web hosting services until you prove your strategy to be a successful one.
You don’t want to just buy, buy, buy and buy geo service domains without a development or flip plan and strategy.
And on top of buying domains, you don’t want to make long-term annual web hosting commitments to a strategy you’ve yet to prove.
Personally, whether GoDaddy or HostGator, I only commitment to multi-year web hosting after the 2nd annual renewal and sites are turning revenue to support such costs.
Why? Well, in short, keeping my cost low keeps my margin high. Plus in that amount of time, I know whether or not the geo service domain websites will be successful.
In addition, the multi-year commitments for successful geo domain websites save and boost profits for my ever expansive geo service domain strategy of flipping and developing.
Well, now you know who, why and how I use HostGator as a secondary web host in my geo domaining strategy for flipping and developing geo service domain websites.
But it doesn’t stop with GoDaddy and HostGator…
In fact, I have a a tertiary web hosting provider, but I only use this specific web hosting provider for testing a variety of unknown SEO strategies as it pertains to geo domaining.
But I’ll cover this web hosting provider next week, so stay tuned!
In the mean time, watch this quick geo domaining video and see if you completely develop and launch a geo service domain website by the next post.
Deal? See you around…