HostGator was born in a dorm room at Florida Atlantic University by a student working his way through college in 2002. The company expanded and now has locations in Austin and Houston, Texas. HostGator was voted one of the quickest growing web hosting companies in 2008 by Inc., magazine.

In an effort to elevate their green technology status, HostGator began an association with Integrated Ecosystem Market Services to make their hosting green. A technical support office was set up in India in 2012.

HostGator employs more than 745 technicians and provides hosting services to clients in more than 205 countries. In addition to web hosting services, HostGator offers dedicated servers, reseller hosting and VPS hosting. An easy to manipulate site builder allows anyone of any level of experience to build and maintain a website. HostGator will also register your domain, even if it is registered with any registry service other than HostGator.

HostGator prides itself in customer support and technical help 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Customers can contact HostGator through email, live chat and by telephone. Weekly backups are performed and stored off site for the protection of the customer’s data.

A support and help portal is maintained by HostGator for customer’s exclusive use and includes help articles and tutorials and videos. A member community is also provided to allow members to chat, assist each other with problems and questions or just to chat.

To help advertise your website and gain exposure, HostGator will submit your URL to some of the more popular search engines, including Google, Yahoo and Bing. As a website owner, you will also have access to videos and SEO tips to help improve the websites search engine ranking.

HostGator has grown to be one of the top ten web hosting providers with more than 8 million hosted domains worldwide. All hosting plans include a 45 day money return guarantee and web hosting is guaranteed to be up and working 99.99% of the time.

HostGator has taken the environmental initiative and turned green. They have invested in Texas Wind Energy to offset server energy emissions. They also purchase certified renewable energy credits to replace their standard power demands.