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  • HostGator Employees Rally to Help Houston Flood Victims

    Monday, June 13, 2016 by
    2016 has been a wet year for Houston. Like everything in Texas, storms are bigger here. When it rains, it storms. To illustrate, here’s some video of the flooded parking lot in our Austin office from last year’s record-breaking Memorial Day floods: There has been so much rainfall this year that it could cover the entire state of Texas in 8 inches. Lest you forgot, Texas is a HUGE state. According to CNN.com, the recent April floods have killed 7 people, flooded 1,000 homes, and caused more than $5 billion in damage. This doesn’t even count the thousands of people who were displaced as a result of the floods, having lost their belongings, their homes, and their cars.

    How the Floods Affected HostGator Headquarters

    As a Texas-based company with offices in Austin and Houston, HostGator witnessed the devastation of the recent flooding in Houston first hand. While our Houston office was not damaged and the majority of our employees did not experience severe damage, others were affected by the disaster. That April weekend, many of our Houston employees couldn’t make it in to work, let alone out of their homes, so we had long waiting times on support as our Austin office did what they could to address issues as quickly as possible despite being down to 30% of our normal capacity. Senior Developer Eris Caffee lost her home and car. Since then, she’s been temporarily living with family while she travels on foot to and from her home to salvage her belongings and care for her animals. Development Manager Austin Naremore set up a gofundme campaign to help her get her own place and replace what she lost. In under 14 hours, Eris's colleagues, friends, and the broader HostGator and Endurance International team rallied to raise $7500, surpassing the initial goal of $5,000.

    Ways You Can Help Houston Flood Victims

    When disaster strikes, you can help survivors by volunteering or by donating money, supplies, or blood. Here are 4 organizations aiding Houston flood victims: American Red Cross Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Houston Food Bank

    HostGator Sponsors Sales Promotion to Support Houston Flooding Victims

    We have rallied to support those on our team who experienced great loss, and we wanted to extend that support to the Houston community. HostGator will be holding a promotion on June 22, donating $3 for every HostGator sale completed during the promotion to the Houston Food Bank. We encourage our customers and anyone looking to contribute to this cause to donate to the Houston Food Bank here.
  • Gator News & Sightings

    Monday, June 6, 2016 by
    Did you know an alligator's skin makes it look like a floating log, providing a disguise when it's hunting prey? Fortunately for us, we're so used to hanging out with Snappy at the HostGator office, that we're able to catch even the sneakiest gators when they're out on the town. Follow our blog to protect your loved ones and stay in the know on the latest alligator news and sightings.
    --June 6th, 2016, Palm Coast, FL

    Alligator spotted using crosswalk in Palm Coast, stops traffic

    It's common knowledge that gators are model citizens, and that they're famous for following the letter of the law. Just like this gator in Palm Coast, Snappy also uses crosswalks whenever he needs to cross the road. Alligator in Crosswalk Beatles Abbey Road Source: Palm Coast Observer
    ---June 3rd, 2016, Palmetto, FL

    Giant 15-foot gator stalks Florida golf course

    The Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Manatee County doubles as a nature preserve for local wildlife. It's mating season right now for the alligators, so it's not uncommon for the regulars to see one on the green. No one stands out quite like this giant, though, captured in a brave golfer's video below. The typical male alligator grows to about 11 feet; this guy earns his giant title, tapping out at 15 feet. Whether he was looking for a friend, a meal, or a stroll in the sunshine, we'll never know.

    Meanwhile, in central Texas, Snappy practices his putting stroke: Alligator Golf Course Source: Bradenton Herald
  • Snappy is Turning 13 Years Old!

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by
    HostGator's 13th Birthday Celebration Snappy is officially a teenager! Our beloved gator is growing up so quickly. Many companies have entered our industry and only a few can say that they've been in business for 10+ year. We are excited to be able to celebrate our 13th year and it's all because of our AMAZING customers. Without you, none of this would be possible. So we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. In recognition of this big day, we're offering 50% OFF* all new hosting plans. Current customers can also take advantage of this deal by getting a new package as well. This could be your chance to upgrade to a new server type that you've been waiting for. Please check out our Sale FAQ to answer any questions you may have. For the first time ever... Most of the international HostGator brands will be celebrating with their own special offers, and you're invited to check them out: HostGator Brazil HostGator Mexico HostGator India Help us wish Snappy a very happy birthday, and launch your new website in celebration  

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  • Kohl Children’s Museum Touch A Truck Festival

    Monday, September 28, 2015 by
    Kohl Children's Museum Touch A Truck Festival   HostGator fortunately has the opportunity to sponsor some amazing events across the globe. Recently, we had the honor to sponsor the Touch A Truck Family Festival. This event was a wonderful success with over 2,500 people exploring trucks of all shapes and sizes in a secure and safe environment. Kohl Children's Family Festival Not only did our contribution to this event help the Kohl's Children Museum put on the festival, it will also help them continue their two flagship outreach programs: Early Childhood Connections and Everyone at Play. Through ECC, they provide quality early learning opportunities and educational resources to children, families, and educators from across the Chicago metropolitan area. In addition, their Everyone at Play initiative creates hands-on, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for children with special needs. Touch A Truck Festival With A Firetruck We are incredibly grateful for the wonderful folks at the Kohl's Children Museum that do so much to give back to the community. It's people like them that help keep our world look brighter for our future generations.  
    Images courtesy of http://www.rloconsulting.com
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  • HostGator Hosts An Austin Pets Alive Adoption Event

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by
    Keep Austin Pets Alive It all began innocently enough, we saw a commercial on TV that depicted the less-than-ideal care of a puppy as part of a marketing campaign that was itself unrelated to animal welfare. How odd we thought this was, but it inspired us to reach out to a local Austin no-kill animal shelter in order to see how we could help. Initially, we ran a sale whereby we would donate $5 of each new signup to Austin Pets Alive. As we continued to communicate with the shelter though, it became clear that we could assist even further; we decided to host a pet adoption event at our Austin office. Prepare for images of cute puppies! puppies puppy01 puppy02 puppy03 The event was a resounding success. Many Austin residents came out and went home with new members of their families. Every single puppy was adopted, which we were told set a new event record. HostGator not only donated a $5,000 check to Austin Pets Alive, but also paid all the fees for each and every adoption. We're incredibly happy to have found new homes for these puppies. Gators clearly care for all the birds and beasts of the animal kingdom, certainly not just the swamp-dwelling ones! Update: HostGator is now a proud official sponsor of Austin Pets Alive.
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