HostGator is one on the best companies in the business.
Their servers are fast, configured with all the needed apps to make Joomla install and work with out any issues. Their support staff is always there to answer the phone and live chat, I have not had to wait more than a minute and a half for phone support, which is pretty impressive.
HostGator has a wide range of plans allowing you start small and grow into larger plans as you need to. We have several accounts with Hostgator and continue to move more sites to them as well as a level 4 VPS which is performing very well. Learn More.
HG in my opinion is just ok. I think they have experienced growing pains as the CS staff is not quite as knowledgeable as I would have expected.
What bugs me about HG is they have Ads in their Cpanel! Really? I mean I am already paying for your hosting service why do you need ads there? Sorry HG I don’t need ads there and I am migrating my websites to another host.
There are plenty of other very good hosting companies that don’t have ads in their Cpanel and offer equal or better technical support, uptime, features, and service.