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July 2010 Newsletter

Written by Josh Loe

Friday, July 30th, 2010

We are proud to announce the deployment of our new in house developed script installer, QuickInstall.

QuickInstall has been rolled out to all shared servers
at this time in its last test phase. To use QuickInstall, just login to your cPanel and click the QuickInstall icon.

QuickInstall is a HostGator designed auto installer, similar to Fantastico, that allows you to install common scripts with just a few clicks of your mouse! All programming for QuickInstall and the software library for QuickInstall is in house, which means faster updates and more flexibility. For example when WordPress 3.0 was released, it was updated and ready to be installed in our software library within a few hours compared to days with Fantastico.  No longer do you have to wait weeks to get the latest versions, with QuickInstall you will have almost instant updates available at your fingertips!

If you are on one of our dedicated servers or have your own vps here at HostGator and would like QuickInstall, just submit a ticket at  One of our Administrators will be glad to install this for you, free of charge.

QuickInstall is still in a test phases, so if you see any issues please let us know by submitting a ticket.

WordCamp Houston

HostGator is proud to be a sponsor of the first WordCamp in Houston, TX.  WordCamp is a conference that takes place in different cities around the globe, focusing on WordPress and all things related to WordPress.  When it was announced that WordCamp would be coming to Houston for the first time we had to jump on board as a sponsor!  The conference sold out almost instantly, however we were able to secure 10 tickets for our customers and have created a contest on twitter.  All you need to do to enter is tweet this on twitter “@hostgator Sponsored WordCamp Houston (@wordcamphtx) August 7th, I want to be there! #wchtx” and we will enter you into a drawing for the

Make sure you follow us on twitter to not miss out on any future contests.

Gators spotted in Austin, TX

This month a few of us gators made the move to Austin, TX.  The building is coming along great and we are proud to announce that we have started hiring for Austin and are planning to have employees start at the new office in a week or two.  If you are in the Austin area, or would like to be, check out our jobs page. Currently we are hiring for Phone/Chat Technicians and also System Administrators.  You must be able to work in the US legally.

July 2010 Stats:
Domains Hosted: 3,953,229
Total Data Hosted: 918.5 TB
Emails Received: 496,223,341
Emails Sent: 381,315,621
Spam Stopped: 1,891,412,134

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13 Responses to July 2010 Newsletter

  1. Ben says:

    Congrats on the installer! Will upgrades be supported? Can I import my existing apps?

    WordPress is out of date already, by the way. :)

  2. Awesome, I have a few more wordpress installs to do soon. I will check it out.

    PS. I count clicks when I use an installer for the first time and start my judgement there. lol

  3. Kamal says:

    This is a great move by Host Gator to deploy in-house quick install. True Fantastico can takes weeks to update software to the latest versions.

    Very nice to know you guys have taken steps get clients the latest updates right away.

    As always HG is always AWESOME!

  4. Indra says:

    Congratulations on the installer!

  5. ServerPars says:

    good job

  6. really nice sharing thanks..!!

  7. Tony Brown says:

    Quickinstall is a fabulous tool to any reseller web hosting companies, Well done guys keep up the good work.

  8. cymplus says:

    -Thank you for this wonderful article.I hope all continues like this quality.

  9. Jasmine says:

    I absolutely love QuickInstall. I have done a quick review on this new feature at this page

    Do take a look if you have a minute. Cheers!

  10. Tej Kohli says:

    Cool Scrpit , I am still waiting for this

  11. Caresse says:

    good luck good job

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