Learn how to get a free trial at HostGator. Updated for October 2021.
HostGator Money Back Guarantee - Get a full refund for up to 45 days (all plans except dedicated servers), and if you cancel after 45 days, you can still get a refund for any unused months.
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Update: HostGator recently ended their coupon that made the first month of hosting only 1 cent. However, you can still use their 45 day money back guarantee to try HostGator. If you aren't happy for any reason, simply cancel online, and they'll refund all of your hosting fees.
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HostGator offers a 45 day money back guarantee on all of their regular web hosting plans. Simply cancel within 45 days, and they'll refund all your hosting fees.
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Update: Since HostGator no longer offers a 1 cent coupon, please ignore the rest of this page.
In the rest of this article, we'll explain how you can get your first month of web hosting for $0.01 using HostGator's 1 penny coupon. Additionally, we'll also go into more detail as to why we no longer recommend this method of getting a free trial.
If you'd like more information about the 2nd method (the money back guarantee + percentage-based discount), we have another page dedicated to it: HostGator Free Trial.
If you're already convinced, feel free to skip ahead to the HostGator Discount Codepage.
HostGator's 1 cent coupon sounds like a really good option at first, since it doesn't require any money up front, but it will usually end up costing you a lot more for your web hosting in the long run, and we'll go into detail as to why in just a minute.
This method is actually pretty simply. Just pick a web hosting plan and choose the monthly billing cycle. This should make your bill less than $12 for most plans. You can then use the coupon shown above during checkout, which will make your HostGator bill only 1 penny for the first month.
You're usually better off prepaying for as many months as possible, using the money back guarantee for your HostGator free trial, and locking in one of HostGator's percentage-based coupons, which will save you for every month that you pay for during checkout.
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