I noticed that hundreds of people were asking on Google "How to Cancel a HostGator Package?" and "How to Cancel a HostGator Account?"
Therefore, I decided to write this step-by-step tutorial on how you can do it and change your domain hosting to a better one.
If you're a beginner, and want to get the easiest domain hosting, I recommend using Wealthy Affiliate. I used it when I was getting started and I can recommended for all the other people as well.
Still today I am using their domain hosting for some website because it's included in the membership for free.
For more advanced online business owners, entrepreneurs and Internet marketers I recommend using SiteGround hosting . At the moment, I am using Wealthy Affiliate hosting for some of my websites and SiteGround for YourOnlineRevenue.com (the website where you are at the moment).
But let's get to the 4 steps that you need to take in order to fully cancel your HostGator package. It's much easier than you would probably even imagine.
How to Cancel a HostGator Package? - Video
In order to provide you a comprehensive answer, I also created the video below to explain the cancellation process on HostGator.
Step 1 - Choose Which Package You Want to Cancel
First, you naturally need to choose which one of you packages do you want to cancel. If you have only one package, then the decision is easy.
If you have bought several packages on HostGator, you need to choose which one you want to cancel or do you perhaps want to cancel all of them.
This step, of course, may sound a bit too obvious but that's what you need to decide before moving forward. It will also make the cancelling process easier for you.
Step 2 - Go to HostGator Live Chat
After you have chosen which package you want to cancel, you just go to HostGator live chat and wait for a while until one of their representatives is active and responds to you.
Then you tell them which one of you packages you want to cancel and the customer support person is supposed to starts the process.
They may ask you some questions like "Why do you want to cancel it?", "Where do you want to move the hosting afterwards?" or other similar questions.
Notice that I said they may ask such questions. Maybe they don't. You just answer the questions and the customer rep will cancel your package.
Step 3 - Make Sure You Have a New Domain Host
If you have a website, you need to have a domain host. Otherwise, your website is not up and running.
The domain host makes sure that your website is live on the Internet and people can visit there. You should be always able to contact your domain host and ask questions regarding the technical aspects of your website.
There are, of course, tons of different domain hosting providers and for a beginner it may be hard to choose which one would be the best.
If you are canceling HostGator, I assume that you are not satisfied with the service.
My most recommended domain host for beginners and those who want to learn to make more money online is Wealthy Affiliate and I am still using their hosting for some of my websites. Wealthy affiliate is also a community that took me from zero to making a full-time income online.
- Changing Your Domain Host Is Easy
Remember that changing your domain host is very easy. At most, you need to send a few messages to both domain host companies and that's it.
A new domain host will be glad to get a new client so they are literally more than happy to help you out with the process.
Even though you would be complete beginner without any technical knowledge, you will be easily able to change the host.
Personally, I am not a tech savvy person but changing a host is not hard because the hosting company will help you.
You can also contact me in the Wealthy Affiliate community and I'll be sure to help you out.
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Step 4 - Cancel Your HostGator Subscription with PayPal
If you have a HostGator subscription on PayPal, it makes sense to make sure that it is now canceled. Of course, you can also ask about this from the HostGator customer support representative.
You can easily cancel your HostGator scription on PayPal by following the steps:
- First log into your PayPal account.
- Go to your profile on the top of your page.
- Go to "My money".
- Then click update button or link in My preapproved payments section.
- Click HostGator's name to choose it.
- Finish the canceling process by clicking, "Cancel Subscription"
That's it! Now you have made sure that HostGator will not charge anymore your PayPal account.
If you are using some other payment option, you can also make sure with that the payment plan is canceled with HostGator.
Step 5 - Enjoy Your New Domain Host
Now that everything is done and you have fully can select your HostGator packages you can start enjoying the services of your new domain host.
If you are using Wealthy Affiliate or SiteGround, I'm sure that your experiences will be positive.
Wealthy Affiliate has also helped thousands of people all over the world including myself to make more money online and I'm sure they will help you as well if that is your goal.
SiteGround is a company that is specializing on domain hosting and they have received the best reviews already for several years.
HostGator Cancellation Policy
If I remember right and HostGator rules have not change it, they provide the money-back guarantee for 45 days.
In other words, you will get your money back anytime you want within 45 days from starting. If you happen to start with HostGator, I personally recommend canceling the membership before the problems appear.
If everything is going great with HostGator, I am happy for you but I must admit that their reviews are not as positive as SiteGround and Wealthy Affiliate reviews.
What Is The Best Domain Host?
I guess you have already heard the best domain hosts a few times in this article? They are also the ones that I am using: Wealthy Affiliate and SiteGround.
If you are already a member of Wealthy Affiliate, you get the hosting for completely free because it's included in the membership.
If you are not yet a member, you can join today and get your two free website and domain hosting for SiteRubix websites.
As a premium member, you will get the domain hosting up to 50 websites included the membership.
If you need more advanced domain hosting options and services, I recommend SiteGround. Even though you would be a complete beginner I think that SiteGround is a good option but in my opinion wealthy affiliate is easier for beginners.
Both of them are affordable options and will not break your bank. 😉
What kind of experiences do you have with HostGator and other domain hosts?
Let me know in the comments below!
If you have any questions, just leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.