said 1 year ago:
Hosting plans are so similar these days. The only thing that matters after that is customer service. Hostgator has it in spades, they run their servers with green energy and they have an excellent reputation.
As for owning domains through GoDaddy, I highly recommend getting them “pushed” to Namecheap. Just set up a free Namecheap account and follow instructions on Namecheap on how to have your domains transferred. Thereafter you only need to pay a yearly fee, the same fee everyone pays to their registrar to keep the domain name active, unless it were included in your hosting plan. I wouldn’t know if places like GoDaddy even do that.
Make sure the hosting company you choose has CPanel. CPanel hosting vs their own in-house platform or others (like Plesk) is the LEAST confusing to folks without much knowledge in hosting their own sites.
I assure you though, whatever you don’t know, Hostgator will help you. If you “break” anything (as I have done more than once over the years), Hostgator will not only fix it for you but educate you on why it happened. Though sometimes I had to ask.
That’s why I so highly recommend them.