Web hosting package details:

Hatchling Plan

Platform:
Operating system pre-installed on the server.
Linux
Disk space:
Amount of storage space available on the server.
Unlimited
Bandwidth:
Internet bandwidth transfer limit.
Unmetered
Location:
Physical location of the data center.
Setup:
One-time setup fee the hosting provider charges.
Free
Control panel:
Type of control panel provided.
cPanel
Money back:
Money back option the hosting provider gives.
45 days
Hosted domains:
Number of domains that can be hosted with this package.
1
Scripting:
Scripting languages supported by this package.
PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl, SSI, Python, CGI
Email accounts:
Number of email accounts you get with this package.
Unlimited
Databases:
Number of databases you can set up.
Unlimited
Extra features:
Additional features available for this package.
Site builder, Marketing credits, FTP access, SSH access, SSL, Shopping cart, Site statistics
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Hostgator

Company Info:
Company title:
The public name of the company.
Host Gator
Company description:
A short description of this company.
Offers reseller, shared and dedicated plans.
Ownership:
Company ownership type.
Privately Held
Revenue:
Estimated annual revenue of this company.
$10 - 50M ($30,000,000 estimated) Ranked 25 at HostMonk
Employees:
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
Contacts:
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:
The date the domain of this site was first registered.
October, 2002 Ranked 49 at HostMonk
Alexa traffic rank:
A measure of the site's popularity. The rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors and pageviews over the past 3 months. The site with the highest combination of visitors and pageviews is ranked #1.
Alexa traffic rank in US:
A measure of the site's popularity in US. The rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors and pageviews from users from US over the past 3 months. The site with the highest combination of visitors and pageviews is ranked #1 in US.
Unique monthly visitors:
The Unique Visitors metric only counts a person once no matter how many times they visit a site in a given month. Unique Visitors are typically used to determine how popular a site is.
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:
Up to 3 DMOZ (Open Directory) categories for the specified site.
Web Design and Development/Hosting
Contact Info:
Twitter profile:
Name and description of the official Twitter profile of this company.
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
Address:
Physical address of this company.
9964 Robins Nest RD, Boca Raton, FL 33496, US
9964 Robins Nest RD, Boca Raton, FL 33496, US
Phone:
Official phone number of this company.
+1 866 964 2867
Official email:
Official email address of this company.
support@hostgator.com
Terms of service:
Link to the "Terms of service" page published by this hosting provider.
User Reviews:
There are no user reviews for Hostgator.
Blog posts
Recent posts from Hostgator blog:
Are Your Website And Business Actually In Alignment?
Dec 19, 2014
The post Are Your Website And Business Actually In Alignment? appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. If you’ve ever landed on a website only to feel overwhelmed and confused, then there’s a good chance that website wasn’t in alignment with their business. Often we have expectations when we visit a website, and if those expectations aren’t met then we’re probably hitting the back button. If your business and website aren’t speaking the same language, or if your website is undefined and ambiguous you could be missing out on potential subscribers, business leads, and sales. We’re going to dive into the power of alignment, what it means for your business, and a few steps to get you going in the right direction. ? To Whom Is Your Website Calling Out? Whether you’re building your own website, or working with a web designer, it can be easy to build a website that’s catered to your needs. After all, building a website is an incredibly fun process and it can be easy to get caught up in the beauty of it, as opposed to focusing on making it functional and efficient. It’s not the most beautiful website’s that are the most successful, but the website that serves its customer’s needs the best. Throughout the design process it’s easy to get wrapped up in adding ... web hosting
SSL Certificates And Visitors Confidence
Dec 11, 2014
The post SSL Certificates And Visitors Confidence appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Confidence is so important on the Internet. Any site that acquires a reputation for unreliability, insecurity or dishonesty can expect to see traffic dwindle to zero. On the other hand, a site that can prove it takes security seriously can attract more visitors. And that can be good, whether your hosted web site is for a community, a membership service, or e-commerce. Surfers and online shoppers also increasingly recognize the on-screen presence of a small padlock icon or a website address that begins with “https://…” as signs that they can trust the site they’re connecting to. That’s SSL or ‘secure sockets layer’ in action. So how does SSL help you gain visitors’ trust? ? Protecting Information As It’s Transmitted SSL operates between a visitor’s browser and your site or application. It’s an industry-standard mechanism that ensures the encryption of data being passed backwards and forwards, so that no unauthorized person can spy on the information and hack it. It also prevents cyber criminals from diverting visitor traffic to their own site using their own encryption, and gaining access to your data that way. All major web browsers have SSL capability built in. But for a website to have SSL capability means acquiring a ... web hosting
Check Your Tech-nology
Dec 08, 2014
The post Check Your Tech-nology appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Technology today is moving faster than the speed of light (quite literally: NASA recently released specs for a ship with a warp drive), and it’s often hard to keep up. It’s easy for a business to start to wonder whether or not the technology that they are utilizing in their daily lives is antiquated, out of date… or on a slightly pettier note, whether or not their stuff is better than the competition’s stuff. Through a look at some of the most commonly used pieces of technology in the business world, it’s possible to give you that piece of mind, because let’s face it; that which is shown on television and in the movies isn’t what the average business has, nor is it quite as easy as the movies make out to sneak in and spy on the competition. ? Computers Desktops have not gone out of style. In fact, many companies are still utilizing Windows XP, in spite of the fact that Microsoft is no longer putting out updates for vulnerabilities that are found. Heck, some people have even found ways around this, working to remove vulnerabilities anyway, allowing their companies to continue to use the OS that they are most comfortable ... web hosting
Fighting Spam On Your Social Ads
Dec 05, 2014
The post Fighting Spam On Your Social Ads appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. The world of social media is supposed to be just that – social. It’s a place where people can freely speak their mind about a product, brand, or their favorite cat (we’re looking at you Grumpy cat). This can be amazingly wonderful for some advertisers, but then it can also be their worst enemy. This post will cover the negative effects of social on social (Twitter and Facebook) ads and how you can fight them. ? Twitter The most common type of spam on Twitter originate from fake accounts posting affiliate links or links to their products. These users are essentially riding the curtails of legitimate advertisers in order to get some visibility for free. How effective is this for them? We don’t know. Another type of spam comes from upset users. Although we all try our best to provide the absolute best products available, there will always be someone that is unsatisfied for some reason. These users can be very vocal about their opinions on social channels, even attempting to hijack otherwise civil threads with hate comments. Fortunately with Twitter, you’ll be able to see comments on any of your posts coming through your notifications. So if you’re watching your notifications, you’ll be able ... web hosting
Forecasting The Next Internet Evolution – Web 3.0
Nov 18, 2014
The post Forecasting The Next Internet Evolution – Web 3.0 appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Amidst our globalized world where everything and everyone is getting connected online, it’s easy to get caught up in cyberspace and forget that you are using a technology barely fifty years old. That’s right, the Internet originated in the early 60’s and yet the Web seems to now infiltrate every facet of our everyday lives. Be it in your content consumption, your car, your home, or even your own body. Integrating growing technologies and the best methods, the Internet is truly evolving faster than we could ever have imagined, not just becoming a larger part in our lives, but life itself. And thus, I dare introduce to you, the latest prediction as to the Internets next grand step — Web 3.0. ? Web 1.0 Before we get caught up in the future, it is best to first lay the groundwork, and understand from what Web 3.0 is even building when it first boomed in personal and commercial use in the early 90’s. Long regarded as “the Static Web,” the first generation was akin to a library network where you could only access information, not change it. Though it was simple, it helped fortify the infrastructures and make it more accessible to the masses through ... web hosting
The Ideal Job
Oct 23, 2014
The post The Ideal Job appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. There are three types of people in this world: those who work because it gives them a sense of purpose and fulfillment; those who work because they have to, but would rather not be working; and those who aren’t working at all. It could be argued that these three different types of people exist based on the amount of personal responsibility that they feel for themselves and their lives, with the first group being overly responsible, driven almost to the point of a neuroses, the second group being responsible enough to know that work comes before play, and the third group who never had a sense of responsibility instilled in them at all. The fact of the matter is that given the option, no one wants to work, not really. They want to be doing something that they enjoy; if they get paid for it, so much the better. No one really wants to work, but we do. ? Doing What You Love, Loving What You Do The most successful companies are those with high levels of employee morale, and one of the best ways to have high employee morale is to ensure that management morale is high. Though this may seem ... web hosting
Happy 12th Birthday, Snappy!
Oct 22, 2014
The post Happy 12th Birthday, Snappy! appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. It seems like only yesterday that our beloved blue gator was crawling around the swamp, still in diapers. Oh, how time flies! Twelve years ago today, the HostGator.com domain was registered and thus Snappy was born. We like to mark this occasion each year with a something special. This year we’re extremely happy to officially announce our new Texas datacenter! All new hosting accounts are now being provisioned right here in Houston, Texas, at CyrusOne! CyrusOne features redundant power and cooling, along with state-of-the-art security and virtually everything one could ask for in a new datacenter. We’re very proud to be back home in Texas with CyrusOne! Not only are we in a brand new data center, but Snappy is offering special discounts in celebration of his birthday! All new hosting plans with 6-month billing cycles are 65% off. All new hosting plans with billing cycles of other than 6-months are 45% off. There’s even more great birthday news! Existing customers are welcome to take advantage of these discounts as well, please see this FAQ for full information. To sign up, simply visit http://www.hostgator.com! This sale ends at 11:59p CST tonight (Wednesday, October 22, 2014). Happy ... web hosting
A Cyber Security Toolkit For Your Small Business
Oct 20, 2014
The post A Cyber Security Toolkit For Your Small Business appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. As unfortunate as it may be to say, 2013 marked a monumental year in data breaches, mainly for businesses that weren’t prepared with the necessary level of cyber security. According to Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report there was a 493% increase in stolen identities since 2012, amounting to over 550 million affected customers. Many remember recent headlines involving breaches in Apple’s iCloud, but most of us will never hear about the smaller targets data thieves have been cleaning out due to the lack of media attention. The National Small Business Association put out a survey, through which they found nearly half of all small businesses reported being victim of a cyber-attack. With a reported 66% of all small businesses depending on the internet for day to day operations, there is still a resounding unawareness to to how damaging a data breach can be to your company’s future and reputation. Thankfully those coding for cyber security are always a few steps ahead. October is recognized by the Tech Community as National Cyber Security Awareness month, so we wanted to compile a comprehensive guide for small businesses to prevent any such data breaches from occurring as we head towards the end of 2014. Using four ... web hosting
SSLv3 Security Vulnerability aka POODLE
Oct 15, 2014
The post SSLv3 Security Vulnerability aka POODLE appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Tonight Google announced a flaw in the design of SSL v3. We have been tracking this issue after we heard whisperings in private security circles last week. Upon disclosure of the details we began remediating immediately. The vast majority of end users should not experience any issues as a result of the changes we’re making. In fact, Google estimates this change will affect less than 1% of the internet. (The SSL 3.0 protocol is almost 15 years old but has remained in place to support users running older browsers.) The attack vector for this vulnerability has prerequisites and is very sophisticated. As such, the real world severity is far below the recent Heartbleed & Shellshock vulnerabilities. Check out Google’s Security blog for details. If you would like to be 100% protected, you can disable SSLv3 in your browser settings. Information on how to do this in a few popular browsers can be found here. ? ***** Patrick Pelanne is Endurance’s Vice President in charge of System Operations. Previously he has served as HostGator’s Chief Operating Officer and HostGator’s Deputy Chief Technical Officer. web hosting
Which Is Easier To Learn, Java Or Python?
Oct 13, 2014
The post Which Is Easier To Learn, Java Or Python? appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. When it comes to learning an object-oriented programming language, you might consider starting with either Python or Java. While Python can be more user-friendly than Java, as it has a more intuitive coding style, both languages do have their unique advantages for developers and end users. However, if you are just beginning your path towards a programming career, you might want to start by learning Python, as it is less complex. On the other hand, you will be ahead of many of your colleagues if you are able to understand both. With that in mind, here are the main similarities and differences. ? Java Java is unique in its own way and for an advanced programmer, no problem to use. The first Java version 1.0 was released in 1995. By 2004, Java 5.0 was released; this version saw the insertion of generics into the Java language, providing Java with more efficient code and type safety. To date, the latest version of Java is SE 8, and it made its debut in 2014. Currently, it is widely used as the key programming platform on smartphones and tablets. Additionally, Java programming language forms a large part of the basis for Android’s operating systems. Java syntax is ... web hosting
Scheduling Hassles Are Disappearing
Oct 06, 2014
The post Scheduling Hassles Are Disappearing appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Scheduling Scheduling matters. It’s a concept that everyone is made aware of from an early age; first with working to make sure that you’re up and dressed and ready to go for school on time, and later as a busy entrepreneur, a seasoned CEO, or as a new start-up owner. It doesn’t matter what your position is in the world, from the time that you’re old enough to go to school, you have a basic concept of what a schedule is, and that you’re supposed to be on one. As you get older, these schedules become more and more important. You’re no longer on your own time as you were when you were a child on those lazy days of summer; the doctor can only see you at a set time, you’ve got to be at work at a certain time, and you’ve got that conference call at a certain time. Everything is on someone’s schedule. ? Partial Systems Over time, you come to have a system; that system may be sticky notes all over the place, a calendar on the wall in the kitchen, or even a reminder programmed into your phone. Still, you’ve got to remember to add all those important tasks to ... web hosting
Performance Testing: Latency, Load, Stress, or Soak?
Oct 02, 2014
The post Performance Testing: Latency, Load, Stress, or Soak? appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. How well does your web hosting perform? Are you sending web pages in a timely way to visitors to your site? Is your application correctly handling simultaneous requests? Do you actually know what can be measured – and which measures are relevant to your situation? Web hosting performance testing can give you valuable information that can let you keep visitors longer on your site, make sure you can accept the right number of simultaneous visitors, handle overload situations and detect possible design or programming deficiencies. ? Latency or How Long It Takes to Get Back to a Visitor Let’s start with the case of just one visitor (naturally, you’ll probably be aiming for rather more, but we’ll discuss this below.) Normally, you want the response time for that visitor to be as fast as possible. In other words, between the moment when the visitor clicks to send you a request and the moment the visitor sees your response, the least time possible should elapse. This ‘latency’ can however be determined by several different things, including the power of your web hosting platform, the size of your network connection and the power and network speed of your visitor’s computer. You can improve the first ... web hosting
Your Business To The Power Of Google
Sep 29, 2014
The post Your Business To The Power Of Google appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. What do you do when one of the world’s most innovative companies of all time reaches out to you and your business and says, “We want to help?” Here’s a hint: take their hand and say “thank you” without any hesitation. Some things just make sense… and sometimes saying “no” makes no sense at all. Cue, the mighty Google. What can be said about the company whose name has not only become synonymous with Internet searches but has actually become a verb; an honor reserved for only the most creative and unique individuals and entities in existence. Google has long been a standout for more than what they bring to the table; who they invite to the table with them is of equal importance. And, this time, they are inviting you. Google Apps is a suite of tools, most of which you’re likely already familiar with (Gmail, anyone?) that are designed to streamline your business. HostGator now uses Google Apps internally for our email, document sharing, video conferencing, calendars, and so forth. Google Apps has literally changed the way we function, day to day. Here is a brief snapshot of the things Google wants to do for you, aside ... web hosting
The Shell Shock Vulnerability
Sep 25, 2014
The post The Shell Shock Vulnerability appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. The bad guys are unfortunately at it again. Today the Internet lit up with news of a new vulnerability, officially named “CVE-2014-6271,” but more widely-known as “Shell Shock,” a reference to the environment exploited, known as a shell.. The shell in question is called BASH, itself an acronym for Bourne Again SHell. Nearly all Linux servers in the world have BASH installed; it is the most common shell in use today. A shell itself is what is used to interact with the operating system via command line. Before we proceed, you should know that all HostGator servers have been patched as of this writing. We identified the issue very early-on and developed the necessary solution for our environment. We are, of course, continuing to monitor the situation and will react appropriately should the need arise. As with any security or vulnerability risk, it is important to reiterate the importance of practicing good security to the extent of your ability as an end user. Always use secure passwords (you know the drill: upper- and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters), always keep any third-party scripts (such as WordPress, Joomla, etc.) up-to-date, and always uses the latest ... web hosting
Twitter Email List Targeting
Sep 24, 2014
The post Twitter Email List Targeting appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. ? For those of you who have been using social media advertising, you may know that Facebook has allowed for email list targeting for some time now. This feature is great because you can strictly target those users in your email list. Companies can even use their existing client lists to target them on Facebook for customer promotions and increasing customer value. Now, Twitter has entered the game with the option to upload lists to target with ads. ? Why Email Targeting? With email targeting, you can direct ads straight to those who you believe are the best for your promotion. For example, you have a list of customers who bought Product A and you’re having a sale on Product B that is a really good complementary item for Product A. Instead of emailing everyone on this list, you can run a campaign on Twitter to let them know about the sale. Or you can have an integrated campaign to email them and promote to them on Twitter. ? Is It Just Email Targeting? No. You can create a targeted audience with different types of lists. Email is usually what most businesses have from their clients. Not all request phone numbers. You can create lists with the following ... web hosting
Google Authorship Dead In 2014?
Sep 17, 2014
The post Google Authorship Dead In 2014? appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. If you’ve searched for anything on Google in the last month or so (who hasn’t?), you may have noticed slight changes in the results. First, the author pictures next to the results conspicuously disappeared. Then, videos started to vanish for most results (except those of YouTube and other sources where video is a primary source of content). Now, author names have disappeared. According to John Mueller from Google’s Webmaster Analytics team, Authorship has indeed been removed from your search results. A few months ago, the same search would have displayed the associated Google+ profile picture and related information, as shown in the image below from our prior Authorship blog post: ? Now the posts are stripped down to provide you the content that you’re looking for without the fluff. ? Why Was Authorship Removed? If you ever set up authorship, then you know it was not the easiest process to start with. There were several steps involved, including an update your site’s code to add the markup. If you were using a CMS like WordPress, the markup wasn’t too hard, but HTML sites were a little harder to modify. Since the entire ordeal wasn’t an easy 1-2 step process, it had a low adoption rate. As stated ... web hosting
How Archive As A Service Lets You Lose Those Information Silos
Sep 15, 2014
The post How Archive As A Service Lets You Lose Those Information Silos appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. There are a number of things that cloud storage services can do well. They can offer affordable resources, whether you’re starting out or extending from an existing setup. They can make those resources highly reliable and almost infinitely scalable (let’s just say, you’re unlikely to ever bump up against any limits.) And, last but by no means least; they can bring different parts of an organization together. With many enterprises still struggling to break down the barriers that prevent proper information flow, cloud storage services can be a boon for that reason alone. Archive as a Service offers additional “anti-information silo” features that become increasingly important as a company grows. ? Demonstrating Compliance: Everybody’s Headache To a greater or lesser degree, every business is bound by regulations and a need to practice and demonstrate compliance with those regulations. If you’re operating as a sole trader, then to start with you’ll need to keep records for taxes. If your business has employees, departments, branch offices, then you can look forward to accounting, health and safety, traceability, consumer protection, medical confidentiality and more, according to the sector in which you operate. Trying to get each department to conform to compliance regulations is a challenge in ... web hosting
Boost Sales With Effective Product Photography
Sep 10, 2014
The post Boost Sales With Effective Product Photography appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. The United States has seen a rising trend in digital buyers from 136.9million in 2010, to what should be nearly 170 million next year in 2015. That’s over half the country now shopping in eCommerce stores. As consumers, we can’t get enough of the attractive images drawing our eyes towards a potential purchase because online a sale often comes down to how well we can perceive the product. Ideally, you’d want to hire a professional photographer to undertake such an important task, but these days with all of the additional costs small businesses are facing some budgets just won’t allow for it. That’s why we have created a guide for the most important characteristics pertaining to an effective product photo. Follow the tips below in order to capture images your customers will respond to. ? Get set up with consumer-grade equipment There’s a big difference in consumer and professional equipment, and usually it comes down to the cost. Camera manufacturers are putting out new consumer models every 6-8 months, all of which are capable of delivering fantastic imagery for a fraction of the cost of what a professional-grade camera would run you. I recommend looking into a DSLR and lens that costs no more than $1,000 ... web hosting
Email: Unlimited vs. Infinite
Sep 04, 2014
The post Email: Unlimited vs. Infinite appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Email is one of those little things that you can easily forget about. You read it, maybe even type out a response and click send… but then you go on about your day, likely paying no mind at all to the fact that the little email actually does take up physical space on a hard drive within a server. This can lead to some major issues in the long run, however. Like personal fitness, it is something that you need to keep tabs on and do daily. Left unchecked, an inbox full of old email and spam can ultimately lead to detrimental issues. ? What Unlimited Really Means It’s easy to think that unlimited does actually mean infinite, but the reality is that physical limitations do exist; there will always be a finite amount of space, be it in your office or on a server. Every single file takes up space, even if just a miniscule amount, but those teeny-tiny amounts do add up when left unchecked! This is most definitely applicable with email. If you don’t go through and remove old emails and spam from time to time it can really add up, just like cholesterol in your veins. Overtime, the blockage ... web hosting
Email: Unlimited vs. Infinite
Sep 04, 2014
The post Email: Unlimited vs. Infinite appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Email is one of those little things that you can easily forget about. You read it, maybe even type out a response and click send… but then you go on about your day, likely paying no mind at all to the fact that the little email actually does take up physical space on a hard drive within a server. This can lead to some major issues in the long run, however. Like personal fitness, it is something that you need to keep tabs on and do daily. Left unchecked, an inbox full of old email and spam can ultimately lead to detrimental issues. ? What Unlimited Really Means It’s easy to think that unlimited does actually mean infinite, but the reality is that physical limitations do exist; there will always be a finite amount of space, be it in your office or on a server. Every single file takes up space, even if just a miniscule amount, but those teeny-tiny amounts do add up when left unchecked! This is most definitely applicable with email. If you don’t go through and remove old emails and spam from time to time it can really add up, just like cholesterol in your veins. Overtime, the blockage ... web hosting
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