and are two of the largest web hosting providers. But who is better when you have to choose from they two? Let's make a quick comparison and get the basic conclusion about the two hosts.
Hostgator, almost the name of standard cpanel hosting. Known as the global positive feedbacks and the large amount of different grades clients. Hostgator offers lots of hosting solutions including shared, VPS and dedicated server hosting plans. The spotlight of the hostgator is we get the same quality service no matter which hosting plan we sign up, the difference is only about the amount of server resource limitations. We can always choose the suitable hosting plan based our website requirements.
How about hostmonster? The hostmonster is actually another brand of bluehost company. Hostmonster is featured with a single hosting plan with every service offered such as free domain registration and unlimited space/data transfer etc. Because of such features, visitors do not have further choice but have to follow up with the default offers and not sure how much they can get exactly. The result is many website will go over the actual limits and get warning or suspension directly.
So what kind of websites are compatible with hostmonster hosting? The answer is small to medium size personal blogs or enterprise sites. In case you're running a web forum or shopping cart site, the hostmonster server can not handle the traffic.
On the other hand, hostgator has multiple hosting solutions to choose from, no matter if we just have a personal blog or large size website, we can always find a suitable hsoting plan to serve the website properly.
Another advantage from hostgator is we have both linux/windows options to select from. Means no matter if we use MS technologies or php/mysql, the hostgator can support both with similar price. It's rare to find another hosting provider who managed doing so except for Arvixe.
So got the answer of the topic? Hostgator is definitely better than hostmonster when you have high requirements to hosting server. If it's only personal website hosting, then both are perfect choice. The difference only applies when your requirements changes.