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Monday, May 28, 2007 by

As some of you may or may not know, back in September of 2006 HostGator made the big move from a small 2000 square-foot office in Boca Raton, Florida, to a four-story 25,000 square-foot building in Houston, Texas. With it went 40 of the 50 HostGator employees, including myself! This was a huge change for HostGator and since then we’ve expanded to over 100 employees in-house. Imagine only 2 and a half years ago, HostGator had 6 in-house employees and an outsourced support team!

Unless you are currently in the Houston Area, you likely have not seen the office yet. So as I promised a hundred times on the forums, here are some pictures of the new office. (Finally!)

Pictures courtesy of our System Admin/Photographer extraordinaire Adam Dunin.

HostGator Headquarters in Houston, TX

HostGator Headquarters in Houston, TX #2Yep, that is one BIG gator up there. The sign took days to assemble, and caused our ears much grief as they drilled and hammered. Of course, no office is complete without its fair share of cubicles. And we have that covered.

Cubicles
More cubicles

the Not everything is about work, and after a hard day of keeping our servers from reaching meltdown status we head over to the game room to relax. Check out that pool table!

HostGator's game room
HostGator's gymHope you all enjoyed the tour, there is much more to come!

87 Comments
  • HostgatorReview.org
    31 May 2007 at 9:11 pm

    supprise! first time i saw the photo of hostgator.com office building. It’s a wowwwww.

    very outstanding!

  • ufopsi.com
    2 June 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Building looks great and modern. I regret though the cubicles, the most anti-social solution.

    Would be nice to see pics of you.

  • Dave
    8 June 2007 at 8:31 pm

    I like the double and triple monitors!
    The gym is a nice touch though it looks a little crowded lol.

    On a side note for “Gator Favorites” I noticed you did not include http://www.DomainPeeps.com :)

  • Carla
    12 August 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Welcome to Houston! I love that my hosting company is now in my hometown.

    I’m sure the humidity will make you feel right at home, but hopefully not as many hurricanes. :)

    Come hang out in Kingwood for some of the events (www.kingwoodconnection.com and http://www.picniconthepark.com), both presented to the web on a Hostgator server.

  • Jason
    9 October 2007 at 5:04 pm

    I wanna work there!…

    …where do I apply!?

    -jason

  • Vivian
    17 October 2007 at 2:57 am

    i likes that office partitions for each individual & snookers room which currently my office do not have one… we are sharing terminals everyday & no permanent seating :(

  • toppy
    19 October 2007 at 3:47 pm

    This building picure is fake! its computer rendered image!

  • Jeff
    21 October 2007 at 7:35 pm

    I saw the building on the way to Austin for the first time in June. Very impressive!

  • Rae
    9 November 2007 at 10:16 am

    Was driving down the freeway and almost had a wreck when I saw the Hostgator sign on a building off the side of the freeway ;-), especially since I am searching for better, more reliable hosting and had heard nothing but good things about Hostgator. Couldn’t believe HG’s actually in my town!

  • Curt
    16 November 2007 at 3:01 am

    Sounds like Toppy is a little jealous or optimistic!!!

  • ruben
    22 November 2007 at 1:07 am

    necesitamos soporte tecnico en español.
    Need support in spanish!!!

  • john
    23 November 2007 at 3:51 pm

    I saw a Canadian flag and I like that cause I am from there ! good employer hire good employee from Canada WOW !

  • Jean-Luc
    9 January 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Nice building ;)

  • Adam D
    11 January 2008 at 12:34 pm
  • Miguel
    11 January 2008 at 8:42 pm

    i know spanish well, contact me if you need any help ;)
    yo hablo bien el español, contactame si nesesitan alguna ayuda ;)

  • Sam Kidd
    17 January 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Nice, I like the games room. Love the air hockey table. Nice touch

  • fred
    27 February 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Fred your an idiot. This is a internet business, you have no idea what country this guy lives in. Web Hosts and software companies have clients from all over the world. I’m tired of retards like you that jump to conclusions.

  • bozebo
    4 April 2008 at 7:31 am

    A P-P-P-POOL TABLE!!!! i wanna work for Hostgator lol..

    Looks a bit dark in there doesn’t it? (prolly the camera’s auto correction thing)

  • Adam D
    15 April 2008 at 5:39 pm

    This is a very old tour. I was using natural lighting instead of flash cause the flash would have made things look bad. The office has greatly changed. Maybe I”ll snap some more photos soon. our new rec room is SICK!

  • Karla
    20 July 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Why is soo dark?

  • HybridGene
    10 August 2008 at 5:34 am

    And now we can see this bulding in google’s street view in their latest google earth version. It’s looking pretty nice, I’ve spent some time walking around and watching.

  • Karmen
    27 October 2008 at 9:53 pm

    WOW i didnt know you guys where in houston tx, thats where i live lol i havent seent he building, it must be in a nicer place. it looks hella nice :D

  • Adib Cervantes
    30 October 2008 at 6:32 am

    It’s amazing the growup of host gator… congratulationssss

  • Xudikkor
    1 November 2008 at 7:04 pm

    HG looks like EA, minus the evil empire dark cloud hovering above everyone’s head.

  • ReviewHostgator.org
    17 November 2008 at 4:44 am

    Hmm..from the photo the gym room is a bit small. the equipments are arranged so tightly.

  • urgator
    4 March 2009 at 8:10 am

    good to see you having a nice workplace :D

  • German Cadena
    9 April 2009 at 10:47 am

    I was just looking for a hosting company and saw a comment that I needed to send a reply for. I just saw a comment from an idiot called Fred regarding Ruben asking for support in Spanish. Just a MORON AND RETARD can still think that way where a web hosting business is now a global enterprise. FYI – according to the latest statistics, the number of Spanish speakers on the planet have surpassed the number of English speakers – Spanish is second only to Chinese now. I suggest that retard begins learning Spanish..because he will need it. In my case, I am fluent in English and Spanish to begin with…and other languages…and I love when a company makes the effort to speak MY LANGUAGE…the CUSTOMER LANGUAGE!

  • jagdeep
    13 May 2009 at 11:07 pm

    very good looking building and inside office looking very good peacefull environment . you are really no 1 hosting company.

  • Dora
    11 September 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I want to work part-time here!!! This looks like a decent place to work at.

  • cahpct
    30 November 2009 at 2:09 am

    Wow amazing place , one day if I could be there..

  • Emilio
    7 December 2009 at 2:25 am

    Ha! Envy me people… I will start to work for Hostgator this week. I found the job listed on http://www.houstonopolis.com – They are also hosted by Hostgator. Big freakin Gator as soon as you get off the elevators lawl!

  • Albert
    9 December 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Vow… Superb working environment. In India we could not see our working environment like this. In one 500 Square feet room, they have 10 computers and 10 employees are working. Oh my god, somebody invented air condition machine. Otherwise all IT professionals will become Sweating machine.

    Ok.. Its all about Money and honey for any-thing.

  • Andom
    1 January 2010 at 7:13 am

    I’m working with hostgator since 2006. I gone to the army just trusting to hostgator. None of my customers has been faced with difficulties when I was in army for 6 mounts.

    Thank you host gator. For everythink please start uk based ip’s for us. uktest.hostgator.com. it will make us stronger. Best Regards

  • Deniz
    1 January 2010 at 7:16 am

    Hostgator is mine and my firm http://www.netinial.com ‘s hosting provider. My 165 domain is hosting on hostgator.

    My server is up for 30 days. It is amazing. Thank you very much hostgator.

  • Flawless skin
    9 February 2010 at 12:51 am

    Wow amazing place , one day if I could be there..

  • ConsoleCodes
    17 February 2010 at 7:14 am

    Nice looking building! Wicked you have a gym and games room as well.

  • Jose Franco
    23 February 2010 at 12:12 am

    I am really looking forward to working with these guys. I am going to be starting in the class of March 22nd. So it should be interesting.

  • celeb gosip
    13 April 2010 at 4:34 pm

    wow its very amazing office, in Indonesian there is no such office

  • Gadgets News
    30 April 2010 at 11:09 am

    wow.. the best place to work.. i wish i could be there.

  • jackie
    4 May 2010 at 11:33 pm

    the building isnt fake! walked by yesterday..i hope to work there someday….am motivated about everything host gator eating up the competition…a sure thing(please transfer your website to hostgator..its free)

  • serena
    18 May 2010 at 9:54 am

    U are the best

  • Emma
    31 May 2010 at 2:42 am

    Wow…nice office. Would love to be one of those working there..

  • Benny
    29 June 2010 at 3:20 am

    Hi everyone. what an awesome facilities there that HG provide

  • James
    12 July 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I live in Houston. I have not seen the building, where is it located? the address or nearby? I can’t place it.

  • Gary the Motorhome Rentals guy – Renting hosting by Hostgator
    17 August 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Yes I wish I could work for you guys. When are you opening a branch in South Africa. Email me and I can become your distributor here. I will get you 1000 resellers I guarantee!

  • psdtomagento.net
    30 September 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I wish, if I could be an employee of hostgator :)

  • Bon “Idearella” Crowder
    9 November 2010 at 4:52 am

    I’m calling today to switch from GoDaddy to you. Other that ridiculously slow speed with GD and recommendations that I use you, the deciding factor was that you are here in town. I live in Spring Branch and work in the Heights. Do you allow customer visits?

  • Nailini
    11 November 2010 at 9:52 pm

    wowwww, I want to work here, Host Gator is fantastic

  • ravish p s
    25 November 2010 at 2:30 am

    hi this is ravish from gubbi. i have see your office tour i like that bullding. and nature nice Bueaty.

  • Caresse
    21 December 2010 at 3:12 am

    besst

  • Angie
    29 December 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Ummm, I live in Houston. When can I come visit?

  • GameStoresCatalogue
    30 December 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Great Office

  • Game Stores Catalogue
    18 January 2011 at 4:32 am

    ์Nice place to work.
    Thank You To shared.

  • Angel H.
    3 February 2011 at 12:03 am

    Is there job opening for entry-level candidates? I am currently enrolled at Coleman University’s Computer Networking program (Linux included). In addition, I also speak Spanish. Thank you.

    • Josh Loe
      3 February 2011 at 11:49 am

      Yes there is, check out our jobs section on the website.

  • SB
    8 February 2011 at 9:57 pm

    HostGator is hands-down the BEST place i have worked! I’m a new hire, and loving every minute of training, the people are nice and they treat their employees like PEOPLE should be treated. Did I mention they give FREEEEE lunch daily! the good stuff, game room is lovely and if you can beat the High Score on the Pinball machine you get a Gift Card! The dress code is relaxed and computers are fast! What else can you ask for.

  • Luis
    14 February 2011 at 1:10 am

    I hope to work in a place like that in the future.

  • Trains O Scale
    18 February 2011 at 5:31 am

    Man I would love ot work for hostagtor! Any offices opening in England? ;)

  • Hostgator Rocks
    13 March 2011 at 11:24 am

    HostGator is probably the best web hosting company in terms of features offered, reliability, and uptime. No doubt that they are a bit expensive compared to the other cheap hosting companies out there (e.g. they do not offer a free domain name), yet I have the peace of mind with this company knowing that my website is in safe hands. I have been a happy customer of HostGator since 2005. The company has indeed experienced a phenomenal growth over the past 5 years. Customer support at HostGator is simply awesome! It was really nice to see the new gigantic office of HostGator. I wish HostGator a very successful future and hope that they will continue to serve us for many more years to come.

  • Lori
    13 March 2011 at 3:53 pm

    We host about 90% of our sites with HostGator. Love it. Customer service is excellent. Response to any issues are resolved in a very timely manner.

    Great to see a small company grow into a successful business.

    Thanks HostGator!

  • Jaqueline
    10 April 2011 at 8:13 pm

    i want to know why don’t you have any offices in the state of california?

    • Gatorcrossing
      16 June 2011 at 10:50 pm

      Labor costs, property taxes, state income tax, just to name a few.

      • Inuyasha32812
        20 June 2011 at 10:25 pm

        What about Florida? No state taxes, and it’s the prime hotspot for futuristic advancement around the Orlando / Maitland area. (Where E.A. Tiburon is located) :)

  • Mike
    21 April 2011 at 9:31 pm

    What about the salaries? Are they amazing too?

  • Alan
    28 April 2011 at 6:09 am

    Thanks for the tour!

  • gatorhost
    14 May 2011 at 8:40 am

    very nice offices , hope i can work there ;) .

  • hostgator
    29 May 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Great Hostgator!

  • ibcbet
    30 May 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Nice place I like hostgator.

  • randomtask
    3 June 2011 at 6:27 pm

    wow! i’m highly impressed with the building and laid back office environment! i used to work at godaddy and it was nothing like this!

  • Anonymous
    16 June 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Uh, looks pretty bland/boring.

  • Gatorcrossing
    16 June 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Old pics

  • Michel Staake
    28 August 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Awesome! Got a pic of the datacenter? Would be cool to see where my sites are floating around ;)

  • hydraulic winch
    4 September 2011 at 4:17 pm

    ikely have not seen the office yet. So as I promised a hundred times on the forums, here are some pictures of the new office.

  • Anonymous
    13 September 2011 at 11:57 am

    Wohhh very nice office.

  • jermar monuments
    2 December 2011 at 12:48 am

    Hi i was reading your post, it was such a awesome one specially the snaps well at the end just wanna say nice post thanks. ? Headstones | Monuments

  • federico ulfo
    29 January 2012 at 11:50 am

    Great company and support! Is there any LAMP developer position in Hostgator?

  • DiscoverySound
    3 February 2012 at 2:30 am

    This has got to be one the best decisions I have ever made to start using Host Gator. The only really constructive criticism I have is that there is no support for scripting. This does matter when you get the transfer team to move a server for you, but can’t work out the bugs to make it work on the HG server. Although the admins will usually do their best to make sure you are happy. OPEN UP SHOP IN JAPAN!!! You think I am kidding but the moment you come over to Japan you will take about 90% of business. The server and hosting over here especially Value Domain (xrea.coreserver) are the crappiest of crap. It is not if you build it they will come. If you come they will build.

  • Wordpress Web Hosting
    19 March 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Host gator is an inspiration to us little guys.

  • Alexey Deyneko
    18 April 2012 at 1:21 am

    nice office )

  • Harsha
    20 April 2012 at 8:40 am

    I just want to work with this great office.. I love HOSTGATOR forever…..

  • Palak
    23 April 2012 at 6:32 am

    I am using host gator from 2 year and not a single problem … and now i know company take care there person so well so they also work best..

  • web hosting india
    11 May 2012 at 9:37 am

    I m missing the old picture of Host Gator office, Update some pics from the dormitory days… :)

  • Superiordiamonds
    23 May 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Ummm why do i see a Canadian Flag in your office ?

    • WisTex
      26 May 2012 at 2:44 am

      I just checked and it’s not there anymore. I wasn’t here in 2007 when the pictures were taken, so I have no idea why there is a Canadian flag there.

  • Bryan John Tan
    18 November 2012 at 3:40 am

    I love HostGator.. Since 2005 i have moved all the website of all the clients and companies i’ve worked with including my own companies to this webhosting and it has been great specially the customer support (chat)..

  • Vijay
    5 February 2013 at 4:30 am

    Grate Customer Support……… I Love hostgator.

  • umar farooq
    27 July 2013 at 7:42 am

    Awesome service by Hostgator…. Umar (Pakistan)