From the new era of cloud based software, Hostgator have made the difference in that segment, not only for small or individual plans but for all the needs they cover.
Hostgator has excellent shared and dedicated web hosting plans suitable for the different costumer needs.
I used the Hatchling plan with an affordable price per month and it gave me unlimited disk space, bandwidth, databases and email adresses.
When I started with Hostgator the most important feature was the installation and data migration from old server, they made this very easy, with the quick install and migration tools.
The most important to all of entrepreneurs or web maker like me is this, HostGator guarantees 99.9% uptime (which is 8 downtime hours per year).
My only doubt concerns the security breach, mainly with the emails. They really have a good costumer support 24 hours a day, although sometimes we are on hold for a lot of time.
The new feature wordpress hosting provides host services to sites and blogs worldwide and seems to work pretty good. If the servers services don´t start crashing (because they had that problem recently), it could be a sucess.
I love Hostgator services, I have no more concerns about bandwidth, storage, databases or something else, Hostgator make this very important needs unlimited.