Hostgator is one of the most famous web hosting service provider. We have introduced their hosting service in several articles before. Recently they have launched the new product, the Gator Website Builder. Unlike the Website Builder that we can find with other hosting plans, the new Gator Website Builder is not bundled with other hosting packages. Now you choose the website builder plan and you get everything else automatically, including free domain, free SSL, cloud hosting, blogging option, stock photo gallery, Analytics, site templates. As a beginners, you can just focus on your website, no need to worry about the server, bandwidth or other technical stuff.
Create a new site or blog
You can choose either Starter or Premium plan. Starter plan is perfect to get started. Premium plan is ideal for popular websites with high traffic. Choose the later when you need Priority support from Hostgator support team, it is the only difference between the two plans.
Build an online store
Choose the eCommerce plan which has everything you would need to setup a professional shopping site, inventory management, shipping & tax calculator, coupons and many more. Of course, it has everything in Starter and Premium plans.
How to build a website?
Gator comes with more than 200 professionally-designed templates included for free. They are organized by category so you can quickly find a theme suitable for your niche.
The designs are fully customizable – the color scheme, fonts, or text style can be easily changed to match your business. Simply drag-and-drop to add elements such as text blocks, images, buttons, and more to your pages.
Images is a very important part of web pages. The site builder has a very large stock photo gallery for you.
How to start a blog?
If you want to start a blog, Gator comes with an easy blogging feature integrated for free. It’s as simple as selecting the “blog” tab from the left sidebar and clicking “start a blog”.
How to upgrade to eCommerce plan?
If you want to add shopping cart or online store, choose the “eCommerce plan” when sign up an account at the first place or upgrade your account to the eCommerce plan to access the online store feature. Simply click the Store button from the left side of your dashboard to add a store.