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Control panel:
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Money back:
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45 days
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Scripting languages supported by this package.
PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl, SSI, Python, CGI
Email accounts:
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Site builder, Marketing credits, FTP access, SSH access, SSL, Shopping cart, Site statistics
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Host Gator
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Offers reseller, shared and dedicated plans.
Company ownership type.
Privately Held
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$10 - 50M ($30,000,000 estimated) Ranked 25 at HostMonk
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100 - 250 (200 estimated) Ranked 20 at HostMonk
Owned domains:
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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
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3 contacts at Jigsaw
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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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Unique monthly visitors:
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384,603 (Compete.com) Ranked 6 at HostMonk
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1.655 Seconds, 57% of the sites are faster Ranked 40 at HostMonk
Site categories:
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Web Design and Development/Hosting
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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
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9964 Robins Nest RD, Boca Raton, FL 33496, US
9964 Robins Nest RD, Boca Raton, FL 33496, US
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+1 866 964 2867
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HostGator Brazil & The World Cup
Jul 05, 2014
The post HostGator Brazil & The World Cup appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. It has been almost 3 weeks since the World Cup started in Brazil, with the first round bringing a lot of surprises and countless emotions experienced by fans all over the world. Great teams have gone back home earlier than expected while other teams have overcome everyone’s expectations by doing a great job. Brazil team is still competing and we, Brazilians, could not be more excited, after all the World Cup is being held in our country. Moreover, this is our chance to become a six-time soccer champion, a position that has never been achieved by any team. The fact is that soccer is more than just a sport in Brazil. It is the most loved one. Soccer makes no differentiation, attracting people from all classes, ages and genders. It is a promising career to ones, a hobby to others and the favorite sport for the most of us. And every four years, it unites the whole country, making us proud of being Brazilians. The excitement could not be different in HostGator’s Brazil office! We have got all prepared for the Brazil games, with Snappy joining us and cheering for Brazil as well. He has a big heart! ;) We know Brazil soccer team ... web hosting
What Is The TPP And Why You Should Care
Jun 30, 2014
The post What Is The TPP And Why You Should Care appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Over the last year the news has been filled with more and more information on the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership. Some people are for it, some people are against it, and some wish to receive more information about the TPP before they decide. There are a few issues with this. The TPP is, at its core, a trade alliance, one that if agreed upon will create a partnership between twelve countries. Now, we have many different trade alliances between the U.S. and countries around the world, and there are those that argue that this is just one more. It is someone else’s responsibility to know what’s going on, they might argue, or they, mistakenly, believe that it doesn’t concern them. We let you know about SOPA back in 2011, and now we’re letting you know about TPP, or, to be more accurate, we are letting you know what it is possible to know about the TPP. There are many different areas covered, from food to imports and exports, but the reason we bring it to your attention is due to its potential effects on the internet. ? A Secret? As a precursor, it is important to note that there is a distinct lack of ... web hosting
Jun 24, 2014
The post Goooooaaaaaaalllllllll!!!!! appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. It’s a very exciting time in the world of sports! A time of collective exaltation, when one word can be heard above all others in joyous celebration: Goooooaaaaaaalllllllll!!!!! In the United States, we call it soccer, but throughout the globe fútbol is a sport held deep in the collective heart of many people. As you surely know, there is a very important fútbol tournament happening right now. We’ve decided to acknowledge and celebrate this competition by offering a special promotion: 45% off all new hosting packages and domains for as low as $8 per year! Although we will certainly be hearing exclamations of Goooooaaaaaaalllllllll!!!!! for a few more weeks still, this special promotion is today and tomorrow only: June 24th-25th! The sale will conclude at 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, June 25th. Throw on your favorite team’s jersey and enjoy the spirit of camaraderie that this tournament brings; may the best team win! For just a little bit of extra fun, we made the following video that we very much hope you enjoy: web hosting
Five Must-Have Google Chrome Extensions For 2014
Jun 23, 2014
The post Five Must-Have Google Chrome Extensions For 2014 appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. I’ve found that while computers have made our lives exponentially easier and more organized, sometimes the user can’t keep up with the technology, allowing mainstream tasks to become obsolete. For those of you who are unaware, a browser plug-in is a piece of software code that allows a program, or portion of a web page to do something it couldn’t by itself. One of the most common being Adobe Flash Player; without it, you wouldn’t be able to view videos embedded into web pages. For these reasons we thought it’d be a good idea to share five plug-ins and browser extensions that may make your work flow and internet capabilities that much easier. Facebook Unseen- Block’s Facebook’s read receipts from being sent. I actually really like this one. While Facebook has become an integral marketing tool, it has also become one of the largest time-sucks from a day of productivity. It’s hard not responding to a message from a friend or client when it’s indicated very clearly that the message has been received. Sometimes we receive a message via mobile and don’t have the means to respond properly on the go. I find this is the perfect solution to still being able to read ... web hosting
Online Business Planning For Newbs
Jun 20, 2014
The post Online Business Planning For Newbs appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Have you discovered a need that can be filled online? Are you decided in your approach to fill that need? Are you clueless or brand new to the process of creating, publishing and maintaining a website? If so, this article is for you. At this point, you may have already outlined your operations strategy and colorfully grown your brain child into an impressive embryo of idea rich DNA. And, if you are a business mind worth anywhere near your salt, you are preparing to tackle all those unknown expletives…lol…or rather variables ? 1. Know Your 1, 2, 3s First thing’s first. A decision to proceed and capitalize on the shiny new “land of opportunity,” found in the WWW, is a decision to either spend money (hopefully wisely) OR invest considerable time. Again, just to be clear, your success will be a derivative of either 1. Monetary Investment or 2. Substantial Time Investment. And, in most cases, depending on the lofty or lowly goals you may set, 3. Both could be imperative. It is, therefore, necessary to ensure you make the “right” decision for YOU and your business model. There is typically a direct relationship between the quality of development and the amount of monetary ... web hosting
The Internet Is More Than Memes
Jun 18, 2014
The post The Internet Is More Than Memes appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. When you think of the Internet there are a few things that come to mind, among them: cats, procrastination, and memes. Some people spend hours online looking up all kinds of random information, parodies, and a host of other nonsensical information. There are people who don’t know that the man in the meme shown is Gene Wilder, or that this is from the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Ensuring that Gene Wilder is remembered for more than just a picture with a funny caption should be the least of your concerns, however. ? The Internet Really is More than Memes The fact of the matter is that you should stop thinking of the internet as just for memes, as just for killing time on Imgur, or as a means of checking to see what the latest drama is on Facebook. The internet isn’t just about killing time; it’s about benefitting your business. ? How can the Internet Benefit MY Business? The Internet can only work to benefit your business as much as you let it. If you don’t have an online presence, the Internet can do virtually nothing for you. If you have a website, it won’t help unless you let people know it’s there, ... web hosting
Responsive Web Design: A Goal For 2014
Jun 16, 2014
The post Responsive Web Design: A Goal For 2014 appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. If your business depends on its website to any extent, and you haven’t made the switch to a responsive design by now, you’re at risk for losing a lot of business in 2014. The primary reason being the massive shift happening in how people browse the internet nowadays. During a study conducted at the end of 2013, Smart Insights discovered that of all web browsing just over 25% was done either on a Smartphone or Tablet. Signifying a potential 25% loss in business due to the sub-optimal experience many visitors encountered on web-pages that did not adjust for their particular device. What’s more notable is that by 2015, mobile browsing is expected to surpass desktop use, making it imperative your website will be ready for use across any screen as soon as possible. ? Responsive Web Design (RWD) Defined Although it has been around since May of 2010, RWD is still a fairly new strategy to the majority of business owners. Most simply put, Responsive Design is: a website design that will adjust flawlessly to fit on a desktop, smartphone and tablet browser. If you’ve ever pulled open a website on a mobile device only to see the desktop version you understand it can ... web hosting
Dedicated Server Sale!
Jun 12, 2014
The post Dedicated Server Sale! appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Starting today, we are offering 50% off on Standard Dedicated Servers!  Dedicated Servers, or “Dedis” as we affectionately refer to them, are the top tier of our hosting services.  Total control of an entire server is the gold standard for serious web hosting customers, whether it be as part of a successful reselling operation or for hosting an app, gaming server, or other high-demand initiative. This sale will run from now through July 31st, but there’s no time like the present to take that step up in your hosting game. For the technically-minded, our Standard Dedi features a quad-core 2.5GHz Intel Xenon processor, 4GB of RAM, 1TB RAID-1 HDD, 15TB of bandwidth, 3 dedicated IPs, and a 250mbps uplink. For the non-technically-minded, these Dedis have plenty of power to launch you into the next level of hosting for your customers, business, or project. Get started today by visiting our Dedicated Server page. web hosting
6 Online Apps To Help You Focus
Jun 11, 2014
The post 6 Online Apps To Help You Focus appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Approximately two thirds of working Americans find themselves on a computer during the day. Many of which spend their entire shift glued to a screen, only a mouse click away from accessing the endless distractions that can be found on the internet. With so much information coming at us daily, our focus is quickly becoming diminished in exchange for the stimuli of the latest YouTube sensation. For some it can become a serious problem, leading to low productivity, bad performance reviews, and the additional stress of bringing work home. Luckily we’ve compiled a list of six applications proven to break bad habits and help you get your work done on time! ? 1. Freedom- Block the internet for a certain amount of time Have you ever played the psychological game with yourself that only after X amount of work, you’ll reward yourself with X amount of entertainment? Easier said than done. Freedom has one simple use, and that’s to block your internet completely for a specified amount of time. You’d be surprised just how quickly a glance at Facebook, or reading that ‘crucial’ article can take hours out of your day. If turning off the internet completely is not an option, take a look at ... web hosting
Building Blocks of a Successful Start Up
Jun 09, 2014
The post Building Blocks of a Successful Start Up appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. ? There are many different areas that need work in order to ensure that a business start up becomes successful. The business plan must be solid, the product or service being offered must either be necessary or be presented in a manner that makes it desirable to others, and the management and leadership of the organization must be top notch. If any of these fail it may mean the downfall of the business. In spite of these possibilities, there are other aspects that are just as important, offering a firm foundation on which the business may blossom, ensuring that even if there are hiccups in other areas that the business will be able to pick itself up and carry on. ? Good Business Habits In order for a business to succeed, those who are responsible for the business must work to ensure that they have implemented good business habits.  Some examples would be prompt responses, attention to detail, appropriate risk management strategies, and a clear directional path for the organization.  If ingrained early on, it will be possible for the business to continue even if an issue arises. A manager who has failed in their duties will be able to affect the company far less ... web hosting
A Quick Primer on Google’s Panda 4.0 Update
Jun 06, 2014
The post A Quick Primer on Google’s Panda 4.0 Update appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. In Chinese culture, the panda bear is considered be a symbol of peace. So why did Google name one of their best known – or maybe most notorious is more like it – major algorithm updates that has caused a lot of headaches in the SERP’s over the past few years after this wonderful animal? To be ironic? Who knows, but since there are a lot of people that are trying to figure out how to “beat” it (first step, stop always being reactive) and there is a ton of speculation out there on it, I want to take a few minutes to distill what’s being said with a few thoughts. A Quick Recap Of Panda Google makes hundreds of tweaks to their search algorithm every year, but the updates that are especially impactful typically get internal code names like Vince, Caffeine, Hummingbird (this is a core rewrite to a major part of their natural language query engine, so calling it an update is an understatement), Penguin and Panda. The Panda updates are geared towards content quality on a website and are intended to boost higher quality sites while punishing other site’s that have primarily two things: Thin or spammy content Duplicate content The idea with the Panda ... web hosting
Stand Out On Pinterest With Rich Pins
Jun 04, 2014
The post Stand Out On Pinterest With Rich Pins appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. ? If you haven’t started using Pinterest to share your products and blog posts yet, then you should start doing so. Especially if your target market happens to include a fair percentage of females. Although it may sound cliche, I will still say it: Go where your customers are. And Pinterest is definitely home to a lot of active users. But how do you stand out in the crowd of pins? The answer is actually pretty easy. ? Rich Pins If you’ve been following the HostGator blog and have implemented some of the suggested seo strategies, then you’ve likely already optimized content such as meta data and share buttons. If you’re using WordPress or another CMS, you may be able to find a plugin to add these if you haven’t already. For sites created without a Content Management System, you will need to manually add these tags onto your pages. For information on what is needed for Rich Pins and how to apply, please review the Rich Pin Documentation. ? What Do Rich Pins Do? Simple Answer: Make You Stand Out. Whether on the home page or within a board, there is a sea of pins. With Rich Pins, you will pop out in the crowd. Take a ... web hosting
The Science Of Video Marketing For Small Businesses
Jun 03, 2014
The post The Science Of Video Marketing For Small Businesses appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Nothing in the world of marketing can convey a message as dynamically as the combination of motion, sound and colorful graphic animation. While a picture is said to be worth 1,000 words, a one minute video is said to be valued at 1.8 million words, according to Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research. Due to our modernly low attention spans of 8 seconds, video promotion has been determined to be 600% more effective than print and direct mail combined. It’s no wonder that as we shift into the future of content marketing, video remains at the forefront being used by 93% of marketers in their campaigns. Although it can be intimidating for small businesses to compete with the high-end production large corporations advertise with, independent production companies have never been more accessible. We’re here to show you how to make video marketing affordable, while also providing tips on how less can be more. ? You Can Afford It Ten years ago there were not 6,455 licensed video production companies in the United States. Since the advent of commercialized video equipment, film enthusiasts everywhere have been able to afford their own professional gear, and create start-ups independently. Whether they attended a film school, educated themselves online, ... web hosting
Alternatives To Traditional Business Start-Ups
May 29, 2014
The post Alternatives To Traditional Business Start-Ups appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. ? So You Want to Start an Online Business You’ve heard the tales about how much money can be made online, and how it’s just there for the taking. You’ve decided that you want to get a piece of that pie, and who wouldn’t? Humans have always looked for the next big thing that will allow them to advance in their personal lives, giving them the availability of taking more time to do the things that they desire, or the activities that they enjoy. There are many different concepts that a person thinks of when the image of making money online comes to mind: some think of the crypto-currencies that have been in the news in recent months, others think of the concept of setting up a storefront, while others still think of the various types of online trading that may be done, from penny stocks to the stock market to foreign exchange. The fact of the matter is that if you can dream it, you can do it (as long as it’s not illegal, of course). ? Alternatives to the Traditional Online Business Freelancing – Just because you’ve decided to switch over to making your money online, it doesn’t mean that you have to either ... web hosting
4 Website Add-Ons That Will Help You Grow Your List
May 27, 2014
The post 4 Website Add-Ons That Will Help You Grow Your List appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Your email list is a very powerful sales tool. Emails and newsletters are an effective, easy way to engage with your prospects, current customers, and other interested parties. If you aren’t utilizing your website to help capture visitors’ information and grow your list, you are missing out on an important marketing opportunity. Here are four simple website add-ons that will help make the process easier. ? 1. Integration with Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/LinkedIn Social media is an integral part of so many people’s days. You want to make your social media presence well-known on your site, while making it easy for your visitor to share your content with others. Evaluate your business audience and pick the two most-used social media platforms and establish a strong presence there. Then, add the corresponding social media buttons in prominent places on your website. The benefits to this technique are two fold. First, you can often capture your visitors information when they share your page via your own social media buttons. You will know what content they find interesting and then have a way to engage them in the future. Second, they are essentially endorsing your webpage to their friends and network, effectively garnering more visitors. ? 2. A pop-up email capture When someone visits ... web hosting
Memorial Day Sale!
May 23, 2014
The post Memorial Day Sale! appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. In observance of Memorial Day, HostGator is offering 50% off all new hosting packages, with domains as low as $8.50 per year! The sale starts on 12am CST on Friday, May 23rd and continues through the entire weekend, ending on Monday, May 26th at 11:59pm CST. Now is the time to grab that new domain or hosting package at a deep discount. Perhaps try your hand at a Reseller package, enjoy the added flexibility of a VPS or even step all the way up to a new Dedicated server! This is also a great time to scoop up those additional domains, either for a new website you want to launch or maybe just to protect your brand by registering a .net or .org to go along with your existing .com domains. Memorial Day is a time to take a moment and thank our veterans who have lost their lives in service to their country. HostGator employs many veterans and hold our military in the utmost respect. We genuinely want to thank our service men and woman for the sacrifices that they make each and every day. MEMORIAL14 is the coupon code to take advantage of this great offer. Feel free ... web hosting
Footloose: Or Why A Good Environment Makes All The Difference
May 21, 2014
The post Footloose: Or Why A Good Environment Makes All The Difference appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Kevin Bacon fans and film buffs (as well as pretty much anyone of a certain age) are all familiar with the ever-popular Kenny Loggins song “Footloose,” originally released in 1984. This classic image of Kevin Bacon in his beat up Nike’s is instantly recognizable and immediately associated with the song. It isn’t so much the song itself that we’re going to discuss here, but what it is that the song actually offers. With its upbeat, dance-inspiring tempo, this particular song affords far more than just entertainment; it actually serves as a means of creating an ideal environment, believe it or not. ? Tap Those Toes! What this song does is makes those who want to hear it move about, getting stuff done, and it is that motivation that becomes key. When working, many people find that music helps them to accomplish the tasks that they have set for themselves, regardless of whether or not they are still consciously listening to the music at all. The music serves as a means of providing a method for the brain to tune out all other distractions, allowing the individual to concentrate on the task at hand. ? Why Does It Matter? By working to distract one’s brain, the ... web hosting
5 Companies You Might Not Realize Google Now Owns
May 16, 2014
The post 5 Companies You Might Not Realize Google Now Owns appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Everyone knows that Google is a big deal.  Each year, news of Google’s new acquisitions makes headlines across the world and across the web, stunning analysts and everyday consumers alike. From little start-ups to longtime titans of industry, so many companies have been picked up that users often forget (or don’t realize) that their favorite app or software is now part of the Google machine. For some, this just means better service, better quality, and better integration on mobile platforms; for others, watching a beloved site or service get stripped for parts and silently assimilated into the inner workings of Google’s infrastructure can be disappointing to say the least. For better or worse, Google is making waves not just online, but in nearly every facet of our lives.  Here are five companies you didn’t know Google owns and what that means for you: ? Waze Social networking, mapping, and up-to-date traffic, all rolled into one app?  Sounds too good to be true, but that’s precisely what Waze is all about. Waze helps drivers help themselves by providing an outlet for folks to warn other drivers of potential delays and hazards by means of tweet-like posts.  This information then coalesces into a living map that shows drivers in ... web hosting
Building Your Start-Up In An Evolving Technological Era
May 14, 2014
The post Building Your Start-Up In An Evolving Technological Era appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. You’ve heard it before, “Small businesses have never been easier to start,” or conversely, “Fifty percent of all start-ups won’t be around in five years.” The truth is, the resources and information to begin planning a business have never been more accessible thanks to the internet. Everything from marketing to building a web-page equipped with responsive design can be learned from the comfort of home. Business itself, however, has not gotten any easier. If anything, the world of the sale has only become more competitive. In this article we’d like to discuss what foundational steps are still necessary to getting started, while focusing on the possibilities presented with a globalized market-place. ? Planning A Foundation It’s important to imagine a business as being a living, breathing organism whose very life is dependent on the planning and investment placed in it. The best business owners make their careers extensions of their personality, strengths and skill sets. Knowing yourself and the lifestyle you like to live is a tremendous first step to developing a service others will respond to. Ask yourself three questions: What skill or product can I offer that enough people need? Does this business already exist? If so, how can I do it better? Will this business ... web hosting
Four Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Business
May 12, 2014
The post Four Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Business appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Everyone makes mistakes. We all know it, and sometimes we recognize it as soon as we have done it that we have screwed up. Sometimes these mistakes can be avoided, other times they’re made when we’re not in our right minds, and sometimes we have no way of knowing they are mistakes until later. There are thousands of clichés and sayings that talk about mistakes just for these reasons. One way of making sure that mistakes aren’t made is to pay attention to what you’re doing, but another, perhaps more important, method is to pay attention to the mistakes of others. The trick is not just learning from your mistakes, but learning from the mistakes of others as well. ? An entrepreneurial friend of mine has started companies around the world. One thing he always tells up and coming entrepreneurs is that they should do as he says, not as he does (or did). He turns all of the mistakes that he has made in business into teaching opportunities, showing others how not to make the same mistakes that he has made. While I cannot, and would not, want to go around telling you all of his mistakes, after all, those ... web hosting
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