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Hatchling Plan

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Control panel:
Type of control panel provided.
Money back:
Money back option the hosting provider gives.
45 days
Hosted domains:
Number of domains that can be hosted with this package.
Scripting languages supported by this package.
PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl, SSI, Python, CGI
Email accounts:
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Number of databases you can set up.
Extra features:
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Site builder, Marketing credits, FTP access, SSH access, SSL, Shopping cart, Site statistics
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Company Info:
Company title:
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Host Gator
Company description:
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Offers reseller, shared and dedicated plans.
Company ownership type.
Privately Held
Estimated annual revenue of this company.
$10 - 50M ($30,000,000 estimated) Ranked 25 at HostMonk
Estimated number of employees of this company.
100 - 250 (200 estimated) Ranked 20 at HostMonk
Owned domains:
List of other domain names that are owned by the same owner as this site.
brazzilforum.com, sharewarelaboratory.com, allreciprocal.com, trevorcrookkickasscopyclinic.com, virtualhottie.com, mobilegd.com, fastmsmmessaging.com, forzacentral.com, vmpowerhosting.com, rao-forums.com, garethpaulgates.net, adstockweb.com, ryanadamsonline.com, misshkgallery.com, designgator.com, spanish-town-guides.com, pro-domina.com, shakirarules.com, ladymascarade.com, med-owl.com, online-loan-office.com, dadbit.com
Number of public contacts listed at Jigsaw.com.
3 contacts at Jigsaw
Jigsaw company details:
Description of this company available at Jigsaw.com.

An Intenet Web Hosting Site.  Considered as one of Houston's "Fast Tec 50" companies, as noted in the Houston Business Journal.  Companies are ranked by sales growth percentage from 2006 to 2007.  Hostgator revenues showed $9,466,351 for 2006 and $17,782,085 for 2007, an 87.85% increase.

Site Info:
Online since:
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October, 2002 Ranked 49 at HostMonk
Alexa traffic rank:
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Alexa traffic rank in US:
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Unique monthly visitors:
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384,603 (Compete.com) Ranked 6 at HostMonk
Sites linking in:
Average load time:
Median website load time and percent of known sites that are slower.
1.655 Seconds, 57% of the sites are faster Ranked 40 at HostMonk
Site categories:
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Web Design and Development/Hosting
Contact Info:
Twitter profile:
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hostgator (18319 followers)
"The official Twitter account of HostGator.com, a leading provider of web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated servers."
Ranked 5 at HostMonk
Physical address of this company.
9964 Robins Nest RD, Boca Raton, FL 33496, US
9964 Robins Nest RD, Boca Raton, FL 33496, US
Official phone number of this company.
+1 866 964 2867
Official email:
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Heartbleed Bug
Apr 10, 2014
The post Heartbleed Bug appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing.You may have now heard of the “Heartbleed Bug.” Before we continue, we want to reassure you that if you are hosting on a HostGator shared or reseller server, that your server has already been patched. For everyone else, HostGator customer or not, we have created the following tool to assist you with determining whether or not your site is presently vulnerable and what further action to take, if necessary: https://heartbleed.hostgator.com/ Now, what exactly is the Heartbleed Bug? Technically speaking, it is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. In layman’s terms, it allows the ever-present nefarious individuals the ability to intercept and decode encrypted data. The following quote comes from heartbleed.com: “The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.” The bug is so-named due to a normal function between two computers across a network (such ...web hosting
Put Facebook to Work For Your Business
Apr 08, 2014
The post Put Facebook to Work For Your Business appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. For small businesses, advertising and marketing is an expense that most don’t want to have to budget for. It’s costly and ineffective unless you know what you’re doing. Not all of us went to college for a Marketing Degree. Luckily, there are ways to bring the cost down and do it all from the comfort of home or office. For any small business online, you need to understand what SEO is and how to do it. Although SEO is a must and it is worth it, these results take time to deliver. In the world of making money, we want results and we want them now. How do we get fast results? Before we can answer that, we need to ask, where is our target audience? With over 1 Billion active users, I believe the answer to that question is Facebook. If you don’t have a Facebook page for your business, you need to create it immediately after reading this post. One of our previous posts discussed 5 Facebook Updates You Need to Know About and you should read it after you’ve created your Facebook page. ? Advertising This article isn’t going to explain how to create a Facebook Page and how to create ...web hosting
15 Keys to Providing Customer Service Through Social Media
Apr 07, 2014
The post 15 Keys to Providing Customer Service Through Social Media appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. Social media is great for connecting your business to your customers, and allowing them to have direct close access to you can be a boon for your brand image. However, unfettered access also means that more customers feel free to complain either directly or indirectly about companies through social media. In this media climate, it’s important to leverage your PR skills to positive effect, and here’s how. ? Respond quickly Your customer turned to social media to complain because they are looking for an immediate response, and while you may be busy with product development meetings or vendor calls, these seemingly-small, Facebook-born comments should receive similar attention. Make sure that you get back to them as soon as you see the complaint. ? Have a dedicate twitter account for issues Social media is all about context, which is why big corporations create accounts specifically for reporting and responding to issues, decluttering their primary social feed and filtering the important messages from the fluff. Nike and Comcast are two examples of companies that have dedicated accounts on twitter for customers experiencing issues for precisely these reasons. If your company is big enough, create a dedicated account where customers can reach you when something has gone amiss. ? Be responsive ...web hosting
Ways to Ensure That Your Mailing List is a Legitimate One
Apr 02, 2014
The post Ways to Ensure That Your Mailing List is a Legitimate One appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing.? Email marketing is big. It’s no secret. Email marketing is one of the best ways to not only ensure that your brand and your products or services stay fresh within the minds of your clients, it allows you to catch their attention, appealing to the impulse buy side of your clientele. ? Leverage Existing Relationships (Legitimate Ones) If an individual sees your product or service in their email and thinks that what you are offering is a great deal they may simply click through the email to purchase it, as they already have a relationship with your company, without feeling the need to do any form of price comparison or the like. It’s easy for people to get caught up in the moment, wanting to get their products and services out to as many people as humanly possible, regardless of whether or not the person has technically asked for that email from you. There’s just one problem with this. That type of behavior is illegal; an internet no-no. “But I just found this list of people’s email addresses! It’s obvious that they wouldn’t have left it lying about if they didn’t want others to use it” you might proclaim. Or you might have decided to ...web hosting
5 Facebook Updates You Need To Know About
Apr 01, 2014
The post 5 Facebook Updates You Need To Know About appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. Hate it or love it, Facebook is still one of the most effective platforms for social media marketing. As we’re all aware, they like to update things A LOT. Sometimes it’s the way it looks; for instance, they’re currently advertising a simpler layout with a bigger focus on posts appearing in the news feed. Other times they’ll add entirely new options on how to market the things you post. If you use Facebook to manage a business page, advertise events, or even just to garner some recognition for your craft, here are five recent updates you’ll find beneficial. ? 1. Objective Based Ads This is one of two big steps Facebook has taken in the last six months in trying to adhere to objectives of advertisers on Facebook. This change is said to have taken place for the purpose of focusing on the impact of advertisements rather than the type. Based on conversations Facebook staff had with “marketers of all types” they’ve come up with 8 objectives advertisers can choose from to meet their goals: Website Conversions Page Post Engagement Page Likes App Installs App Engagement In-store Offer Claims Clicks To Website & Event Responses ? After the user chooses the objectives and creates the ad, Facebook will place the ads where they’ll create ...web hosting
Infographic: The Digital Renaissance
Mar 31, 2014
The post Infographic: The Digital Renaissance appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing.Are we in the midst of a new type of renaissance, a digital renaissance?  Given not only the sheer availability of information, but also the ability to immediately share new thoughts with a wide audience, things do seem ripe for the evolution of ideas in ways never before possible.  The following infographic addresses this, comparing the present day to the renaissance of the 14th century: ? ? The Digital Renaissance via HostGator web hosting
The Importance of Conveying Professionalism through Your Website
Mar 27, 2014
The post The Importance of Conveying Professionalism through Your Website appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing.? Many people have seen demotivational posters before. They are treated as slightly humorous distractions from an otherwise busy day, serving to provide a reminder of what to avoid or what not to do. ? In spite of the fact that these demotivational posters have a dual purpose, many people only see the amusing side of things and move on without ever truly paying attention to the other side of the coin. Take for example the Professionalism demotivational poster above; the image is not a new one, and many people have seen either this image or other similar images before. We look at them, shake our heads, and wonder to ourselves how someone could be so lazy, and then move on with our days. What we fail to realize is that in some aspect of our jobs, no matter what they are, we have painted around the fallen branch instead of moving it. ? Are You Wearing Shoes, Does It Matter? In some instances the lack of professionalism that is displayed doesn’t really affect the workplace. No one can really see the fact that you have taken off your shoes under your desk, after all. The trick is just remembering to slip them back on before ...web hosting
American Red Cross And The Tour Du Rouge
Mar 25, 2014
The post American Red Cross And The Tour Du Rouge appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing.We are happy to announce HostGator is celebrating our 5th year sponsoring the Tour du Rouge, benefiting the American Red Cross.  The Tour du Rouge is a 533 mile bicycle ride from Houston to New Orleans, spanning 6 days (May 4th – 9th, 2014). In recognition of not only the overall cause, but the dedication of the riders and volunteers that make this event possible, we wanted to do something a little bit extra this year.  Today only, all new hosting accounts are 50% off and new domains are starting at just $4 per year; on top of that, we are donating $1 to the American Red Cross for every new hosting package signed up for as part of this promotion. The American Red Cross provides a myriad of services, from disaster relief assistance to emergency contact for military personnel with their families, as well as community outreach programs such as CPR/First Aid training and swimming lessons.  Ultimately, what the Red Cross does is help people and save lives. The Tour du Rouge directly benefits the Red Cross chapters in the Gulf Coast, essentially the region directly through which the cyclists travel on their journey. What began in 2009 with sixty-three riders, has now ...web hosting
HostGator Proudly Sponsors 2014 Tour Du Rouge
Mar 24, 2014
The post HostGator Proudly Sponsors 2014 Tour Du Rouge appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. The Tour du Rogue is a 533 mile bicycle ride, from Houston to New Orleans, benefiting The American Red Cross. HostGator is proudly celebrating it’s fifth year sponsoring the ride. From May 4th – 9th this year, the riders (including some HostGator employees) will brave the elements, and possibly even some real alligators throughout the swamps of Louisiana, in order to raise money for the Red Cross. The Tour du Rouge is something that is very close to HostGator’s collective heart. From disaster relief to blood donation, and a myriad of services in-between, The American Red Cross provides valuable service to our friends and neighbors in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. Many HostGator employees are cycling enthusiasts and enjoy the challenge of this annual ride, you may have seen our past coverage of the event: http://blog.hostgator.com/2012/06/11/tour-du-rouge-2012/ We are doing something extra special this year in support of the cause as well, and we wanted to go ahead and make the announcement here on our blog. For one day only, tomorrow March 25th, not only are we having a special sale on all new hosting accounts and domains, but we’re also donating an additional $1 from every account signed up for via ...web hosting
Inexpensive Tools To Help You Increase Online Sales
Mar 18, 2014
The post Inexpensive Tools To Help You Increase Online Sales appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. Fostering additional sales is a priority of virtually every business on the planet. After all, growth requires additional revenue, allowing you to reinforce your offerings to better serve your customers. However if you are a startup, or simply cash-strapped, you probably don’t have the capital to pour thousands into sales lead services. Thankfully there are several tools available to help increase online sales that are both efficient and inexpensive. ? Lead Generation ZoomInfo Community Edition – ZoomInfo offers several paid plans but has a free database with over 60 million contacts available under its community edition license. The caveats are two-fold: you have to share your business contacts with ZoomInfo and you are limited to 100 contacts per month. If you are just starting out, it is an excellent tool for leveraging a community of aspiring businesses to the success of all involved. Lead411 – Another searchable database, Lead411 offers great detailed information including email addresses and phone numbers for contacts. It is not free, but is a reasonable $29.95 per month and offers you access to over 100,000 company profiles and 700,000 executives. If you decide to upgrade to the $39.95 plan, you are permitted access to nearly three times that many contacts. The ...web hosting
How Outlines Improve Your Content
Mar 14, 2014
The post How Outlines Improve Your Content appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. There are few among us that take delight in organization. The process of planning something instead of building it requires a great deal of patience. When it comes to content, however, everything from your process to your impact can benefit from an organizational outline. By enabling writing, reading, focus, and memory, outlines are a powerful tool for any business blog, improving perception and enabling your commercial goals. ? They Facilitate the Writing Process Writing is a unique skill set, endowed in only a few. Unfortunately for those of us without that gift, our companies need content, and that content must be of prime quality to build a readership. Fortunately, outlines help ease the process of writing, imbuing the kind of quality required of published content for even those with meager writing skill. By creating a structure around which ideas are formed, the mind naturally constructs ideas in a coherent manner, allowing you to easily articulate one element of your piece after another, unburdened by concerns of flow and formation. Furthermore, they help provide inspiration. When writing content paragraph by paragraph without understanding the “geography” of your work, it’s easy to miss the forest for the trees, so to speak. By understanding your work from a ...web hosting
How To Develop A Clear Voice For Your Brand
Mar 13, 2014
The post How To Develop A Clear Voice For Your Brand appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. There are many elements of your business that contribute to its success, but perhaps the most important (and intangible) is your brand. From the visual design of your ads to the reputation of your customerservice team, your brand has a voice, and identifying it can improve many aspects of your operations. By understanding the importance of this voice, identifying the characteristics that articulate it, and honing in on your desired perception, you too can take advantage of this powerful tool. ? Understanding Voice First, it’s important to understand what “voice” is in a marketing sense. Simply put, it is how you say things and what language you utilize when talking about your products, services, and business. Your voice creates a culture that your customers will recognize and relate to. If properly implemented everything your business produces (emails, website copy, social media messages, etc.) will all have this same tone. Well utilized, a clear voice will connect you to your customer through consistent rhythm, pacing, word choice, and aim. ? Defining Your Identity So how can you craft this elusive unique voice for your brand? The key lies in identifying the following three traits: ? What your brand is ? Who your target customer is ? What you sound like Maintaining a ...web hosting
The Spark: A Startup Is Born
Mar 12, 2014
The post The Spark: A Startup Is Born appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing.Editors Note – Cy is a friend of HostGator, currently pursuing entrepreneurial dreams in Silicon Valley. We have asked him to share his adventures. *** Every once in a while, that elusive flash of inspiration delivers the seed of an idea.  It seems innocuous at first, but it lives and grows in the back of your mind; you can’t shake it.  It make take years to come to the fore, but it never fades.  For me, that is exactly how Contastic became a company.  What follows is our story. From the moment I walked in the door to my first sales job at Microsoft, I knew that sales is a winner-take-all business.  The top performers close ten times more deals than the average rep.   After spending a bunch of time with the top performers, I still couldn’t quite put my finger on exactly how they were accomplishing such remarkable numbers.  Their close rates and techniques seemed just about the same as everyone else; why were their results so spectacular? ? The Epiphany My epiphany came when I saw their prospect lists.   The best sales people had massive funnels 10+ times larger than those of everyone else.  They would progressively farm this list to surface deals – ...web hosting
So You Want To Start A Business? Start Here
Mar 11, 2014
The post So You Want To Start A Business? Start Here appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. Ambitious minds take ambitious action, and few actions are more ambitious than starting a business. If you find yourself in possession of a killer idea, or wish to grow a fledgling enterprise, it’s important to know what you’re in for. Here’s how to build your idea from the ground up, and turn your ideas and resources into something rewarding. ? Start with Your Motivations To begin with, ask yourself why you would want to start a business. The success of many businesses has a lot to do with our motivations for starting it in the first place. A business can become your annual salary, while also fulfilling your desire to do work that’s more meaningful. Having your own business means finally getting to be the boss, and constructing a schedule that is optimal to your lifestyle. Perhaps you’ve finally realized that what you’re best at can provide immense value to others and would constitute a firm foundation for entrepreneurship. Many are simply exhausted from sitting behind a desk and would love to monetize the thing they’re passionate about. Whatever your motivations may be, identify them, and use them as fuel going forward. ? Turn Your General Idea Into Something Specific Next, it’s important to identify what your ...web hosting
The Ultimate Guide to Building and Using Personas
Mar 10, 2014
The post The Ultimate Guide to Building and Using Personas appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. The local bakery down the street has a unique opportunity. By interacting with customers on a daily basis, the owners gain a deeper understanding of what their most valued patrons want. However, when you move from Main Street to the World Wide Web, the picture becomes blurrier as that one-on-one time becomes scarce. Fortunately, one tool is offering the opportunity to turn broad customer insight into a tailored approach that improves conversion, service, and satisfaction for businesses of all shapes and sizes. ? Researching Your Audience Buyer personas are a sophisticated approach to introducing the individual perspective back into broad-based demographic analysis. However, this approach requires that you start with a broad-based perspective in order to obtain an accurate understanding of buyer behavior. For this reason, personas begin with audience research. This research can come in a number of forms, including: Analytics Surveys Focus groups Direct-mail responses Interviews Comments ? Each of these formats provides its own insight. For example, analytics and high-volume surveys provide overarching trends for your audience that can be used to help narrow your focus. Focus groups and interviews, on the other hand, provide a more conversational opportunity to discover specific buyer behaviors and mentalities. Blog and social media comments are more informal, but contribute a fair degree ...web hosting
Where To Go When You Can’t Think of New Content Ideas
Mar 07, 2014
The post Where To Go When You Can’t Think of New Content Ideas appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. Content creation is not an easy task. The Internet is rife with copycats and un-original ideas. The difference is, you’re running a business, and your ideas fuel a resource that turns readership into profit. When you can’t afford to let writer’s block slow you down, here are some powerful resources for getting the wheels turning again. ? Mine Your Data If you have a body of content, then you also have a body of ideas. Past blogging successes should inform future topics, and analytics provide insight that can help guide content creation and dig you out of your creative rut. Look at your analytics platform and see which posts have received the most views. This alone isn’t necessarily and indicator of success, but if traffic on the page has remained consistent for some time, then you’ve likely stumbled upon a winner. Consistent traffic signifies that the piece has become a reference for others, resonating with your audience and maintaining traction as a result. Monitor trends in high-performing content and leverage them to generate new ideas. If you’re an industrial supplier, a series of posts on safety with consistently high traffic should indicate that the subject is of great importance to your customer base. Additional posts ...web hosting
Why The Images On Your Homepage Matter
Mar 06, 2014
The post Why The Images On Your Homepage Matter appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. Your business makes a number of decisions every day. From management to product design, everything about your enterprise is organized with the intention of building a brand and selling a product. In the fray, however, certain aspects can become lost, including the images on your homepage. To the surprise of many business-owners, these seemingly simple assets can shape your brand perception, influence customer decisions, and improve conversion in profound ways. ? They Heavily Influence Your First Impression The old adage that “you only get one chance to make a first impression” is hard to shake in a rapidly moving society. For perspective’s sake, consider any time you’ve made a purchase online. You likely visited the homepage of the product in question and made a rather snappy judgment regarding characteristics that may even be impossible to perceive from the comfort of your desk chair: dependability, trustworthiness, quality, worth, value, etc. In that brief few seconds of analysis, you’ve already made a decision, completely independent of the carefully crafted text and list of product features. Photographs help ensure that your product or products make a positive first impression quickly. Tired, hurried minds are far more likely to consider a visual before text, since text requires additional ...web hosting
Infographic: The ROI of Great Web Design
Mar 03, 2014
The post Infographic: The ROI of Great Web Design appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing.It’s fairly important to determine the ROI (return on investment) for all aspects of your business.  The reason being that if you aren’t making money as a result of a certain thing, then you are likely losing money as a result of it.  It’s possible you haven’t considered the implications of how this applies to your overall website design.  The following infographic addresses that very circumstance: The ROI Of Great Web Design via HostGator web hosting
How To Develop a Local Marketing Strategy
Feb 27, 2014
The post How To Develop a Local Marketing Strategy appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. For many small businesses, salvation has come in the form of local Internet marketing efforts. Never before has it been easier for a local business to get their name out to customers, giving them a much-needed edge over nationally marketed competitors. But local marketing isn’t something that happens by accident; to make the most of it, local businesses need to go on the offensive and push their brand harder than ever. Here are a few tips to help maximize your local marketing campaign. ? Get Online Marketing in the past used to mean buying space in the Yellow Pages and ads in the local newspaper. But today more and more people are looking to the Internet to find new businesses. Over the next 3 years, businesses that have and maintain web presences are expected to grow 40% more than sites that do not have websites. A common excuse for not having a website is the costs associated with creating it, but even that is becoming less of a hurdle. In 2011, Google launched a promotion to build websites for small businesses for free as a way to bring them into the 21st century. Even without this promotion, the costs of building a website can ...web hosting
The Case for Simplifying Website Navigation
Feb 24, 2014
The post The Case for Simplifying Website Navigation appeared first on HostGator Web Hosting Blog | Gator Crossing. In world of online shopping, a website should be thought of as part of your product or service. Derek Halpern of Social Triggers recently asked 15 participants to give feedback on a website which was purposely ill designed to study the effect that website design has on buying influence. 94% of the feedback focused on the design and layout; 6% was focused on the business. The most common complaints were things like complex layout and lack of navigation aids, and caused customers to trust the site less. Below are some common layout mistakes, and how to fix them. ? Three Clicks Rule Website navigation doesn’t need to be complicated; in fact, simpler navigation is often more effective. The Golden Rule of website navigation is the 3-Click Rule: all pages on your site should be accessible by three clicks or less. Customers aren’t the only ones who don’t have the patience to go past three pages; neither do search engine crawlers. Any content or information past three pages won’t be seen and might as well not exist. ? Use Tags to Categorize Pages Organizing an index of products or services can be tricky; the content of a site is expected to be unique, but the navigation of ...web hosting
Information sources: Alexa Jigsaw Compete.com