Hostgator is a Web Hosting Service for Webmasters, Web Publishers, Ecommerce and maintained by HostGator.com LLC.
HostGator is a popular hosting company started by Brent Oxley in 2002. Since then, the company has staked its claim on the online property market and is a renowned leader in providing shared, dedicated, and reseller hosting. The company is based in Houston Texas, and has been named one of the fastest growing companies in the USA for 2008. It has over 200 employees and offers 24/7 customer support. HostGator currently plays host to over 2,500,000 domains.
Shared hosting services start at $4.95 a month. This is an average rate among US-based hosting services provider. What makes HostGator stand out is that this basic rate comes with unlimited space and bandwidth. Their reseller and dedicated server deal packages are also reasonable and aptly featured.
HostGator’s data center is located in Dallas, Texas at The Planet’s sprawling technology center. Each server facility comes with multiple TXU electrical grids, DataTrax monitoring system, and 4800 volts of input power. The company ensures an uptime of 99.9%.
Likewise, each server is equipped with the cPanel administration interface, one of the industry’s best and most user-friendly; and is protected by SpamAssassin and other requisite spam, malware, and virus protection software.
HostGator gained ground partly because of its SiteStudio software. The server-installed software allowed users to create their own beginner websites with just a few clicks on the mouse.
Likewise, HostGator is one of a few hosting companies doing their share for the environment. The company has Renewable Energy Credits in wind power, enabling them to impact ecological conservation efforts.
Also, many laud HostGator for the efficiency and helpfulness of their customer support services. While many offer 24/7 support, only a few hosting companies are able to ensure that their support is at par with what the customer really needs.