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January Newsletter

Written by Josh Loe

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Gator Happenings

Greetings Gators,

2010 was a big year for HostGator. We have some exciting announcements in store for you in 2011, and a recap of some of the great events of 2010.

2010 Recap:

HostGator saw Record Growth:

In 2010, we grew by 2 MILLION Domains! We grew from 2.9 Million Domains Hosted in the beginning of 2010 to 4.9 Million+ Domains Hosted at the end of 2010!

We have grown to over 500 employees, and we’re growing every day! We had our largest training class ever start on Monday January 24th, 2011 with 64 new HostGator support reps! This means much quicker response times for you, our valued clients.

Here are some of our Houston Office Employees!

We opened a new HostGator office in Austin, TX:

We sponsored a NASCAR Team:

As you may have seen, HostGator is popping up on billboards ALL OVER the United States:

HostGator in a city near you!

HostGator Sponsors UFC Fighters and Snappy Makes his debut in Video Games!

HostGator Gives Back: We’re proud to have had the chance to help great causes:

Snappy goes Pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and HostGator donates to breast cancer research:


HostGator Donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development fund (

2011 – The year the Gator Takes over!

We have incredible things in store in 2011 for our clients and as a company. We are continuing to do everything we can to stay the best web hosting company in the world. As you’ve become accustomed to, we’re going to continue releasing new products and services (domain name registrations!), introduce new tools and features for our clients and make your life easier with the introduction of our NEW HostGator Account Manager (HAM).

Our new HostGator Account Manager will allow you to manage all aspects of service with HostGator. HAM will allow one centralized location for you to manage your billing details and make payments, manage your dedicated servers or VPS accounts (reboots, etc.), domain name management – including registration and transfer of domain names, support tickets and your HostGator affiliate account!

HostGator Account Manager will be released to all clients this month, February 2011.

Here is a sneak peek of HAM, your new HostGator Account Manager!


You may have heard us mention about domain name registrations in our newsletter last month. We’re working hard on launching this as soon as we can. HostGator WILL be launching our own domain registrar very soon allowing you to transfer all of your domains to HostGator!

Free Search Traffic Tools

Shared hosting customers have a new section in their control panel called Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools. We are making these tools available through our partnership with Attracta.

Attracta helps you get more traffic from search engines with a wide array of easy-to-use tools and tutorials.The “Get In Google” tool crawls your site, gathers information about each of its pages and reports this information directly to Google, Bing and Yahoo!. This ensures more of your pages can be found by potential customers. Attracta’s “Google Scorecard” shows you how to fix common issues that can affect your search engine rankings, such as broken links and meta tag problems. Other tools help build inbound links and allow you to see when the major search engines visit your site.

To begin using your free Attracta tools simply login to your HostGator control panel and click one of the tools in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools section.

Attracta provides 100% of customer support for these tools. If you have any questions please contact them by clicking Help in your Attracta tools or by emailing

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20 Responses to January Newsletter

  1. Ed Hudson says:

    Shared hosting customers have a new section in their control panel called Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools. We are making these tools available through our partnership with Attracta.

    Why is this not available to Dedicated Server customers?

  2. Jonathan Kingsbury says:

    I switched over to HostGator in the 4th quarter of 2010 to a VPS plan. I must say, I have never been so pleased with your services. Performance is remarkable, support is great, downtime…what downtime? Keep up the good work guys! Businesses not only grow from sponsors/advertising, but also word of mouth!

  3. Steven Price says:

    I wanted to say thank you to HostGator for choosing my website for January 2011 Site of the Month! It is truly an honor.

    For whoever reads this, I will be offering HostGator fans a 20% off discount code through the rest of February. Just use Discount Code HOSTGATOR at Checkout for 20% instant savings on everything in the Store (except the Weekly Special).

    HostGator, feel free to post this code on Twitter, Facebook, and Blog if you want.

    Thanks again for choosing for Website of the Month for January 2011. It’s truly an honor.

    Steven Price
    Owner & Instructor

  4. pbi says:

    Nice! Thanks HG! Your the BEST hosting in the whole wide world!


  5. Angie says:

    My husband is one of the trainees in that class! HE LOVES IT and is proud to work there. I see him coming home from work happy :) which is… different… in a good way.

  6. Nick says:

    Will you guys be sponsoring the NEMCO team at all again this year? I appreciate your help last year, and I hope you guys will help Joe again. He’s a great guy.

  7. hostgator says:

    I think hg is the BEST hosting in the whole wide world, too.

  8. Jasmine says:

    Wow, really a lot of great happenings in HostGator in 2010! Congrats on your new office in Austin, TX.

    500 employees! That’s a large number, no wonder response times have been so quick! Cheers!

  9. That awesome, i have been with hostgator around 1 year and there is no problem with down time. Keep this services excellent.

  10. Daissi says:

    I’m a happy HG customer. Good support and never had a problem for almost 2 years. Good work guys. btw, thanks for integrated account management, It makes me easy to control my multiple HG account.

  11. I’m not a HG customer yet but I’ll soon.

  12. dzek says:

    hey, it’s late March, where’s the new HAM?

  13. Valerie says:

    Still anxiously awaiting the domain name registrations…. any word? It’s almost May.

  14. theD says:

    I’m a customer. Where the heck is this HAM, HostGator Account Manager? How does one access this?

  15. Nice! Thanks HG! Your the BEST hosting in the whole wide world!

  16. Tim says:

    What other domains will be available? Does anyone know? Will AU domains be able to be registered through HostGator?

  17. Anonymous says:

    Will the pricing for domains be more competetive once this update is rolled out. $15 for a .com is no where near competetive compared to $10 at Site5.

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