HostGator Announces HostGator India
When every other International IT company is establishing its branch in India, why should Hostgator be left behind?
Hostgator on May 24 2011 officially announced its operations in India promising top notch performance servers hosted locally in India.
The advantage for sites mainly with Indian traffic would be low latency and access time. With the network path being very short and the one that never travels out of India, an international broken backbone will never affect traffic/access to your sites.
The access times for sites hosted on such low latency network from within India and the Asian region is very fast. Also other account functions such as access to Cpanel/WHM, Emails, FTP etc see very fast speeds compared to overseas hosted websites.
Hostgator Plans for India are same as those offered by Hostgator US just that one needs to pay service tax charged @ 10.30% as imposed by Indian tax authorities.
Hostgator also offer 24×7 localized support for the Indian Operations via helpdesk, live chat and phones.
Hostgator India is offering a 7 day beta test of their shared hosting accounts on their Indian servers for people who want to test the speed and access times of their Indian servers. You can email them at email@example.com to request a beta testing account.
Coming to the actual facts and my review towards Hostgator India would be:
Why on Earth will I want to pay 10.30% more than what I pay to Hostgator US?
Why should I pay the INR to USD difference to my bank/credit card company to pay for their plans on their Indian hosting?
Their setup is still in the initial stages with the affiliate system not in place.
Hostgator India can be a big blow to other Indian Hosting companies since they have entered their space now moreover Hostgator is known for eating up their competitors!
With an office in Nashik – Maharashtra, I’d love an invitation to their space to check out how secured is their server space with our data!