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  • April 2012 Newsletter

    Monday, April 16, 2012 by
    The lack of Newsletters for the past several months has been palpable; we do apologize.  Ideally, this circumstance will not occur again.  It is true that things have been very busy in the Gator'hood, but maintaining  a proper level of direct contact with you fine folks is a priority to us and we genuinely care about presenting information directly to you and interacting with you via this medium. Historically speaking, our monthly Newsletters have occasionally displayed a tendency to place the proverbial cart before the horse, by announcing some things a tad bit pre-maturely, *cough*LaunchPad*cough*!  The fact is that we love what we do and we get excited about new technologies or services and we naturally want to share them with you.  Being more conscious of the potentiality for unexpected delays to occur, from this point forward we intend to not bait you with any "Coming Soon!" things.  Rather, we're going to utilize this time to inform you about what is already available to you and try our best to keep you up on any new happenings around the Company each month.  

    GatorDesk Mobile: A New Way to Get Support!

    GatorDesk Mobile is now live, in beta!  You can fully manage your HostGator support tickets (read, update, create and even add attachments!), completely via your mobile device, at  This is the first of a series of mobile solutions to better assist you with your HostGator account.  Should you encounter any issues at all while using this new tool, please email us at so that we can take immediate action to resolve any issues you may experience.  

    Sale on Windows Dedicated Servers!

    We are very pleased to now be offering $100 off your first month with a new Windows Dedicated Server.  Every Windows Dedicated Server includes Microsoft WebMatrix, an excellent tool for creating, customizing and publishing websites!  Visit to get started today!  

    BaseKit: Have You Used it Yet?

    We are pretty excited about BaseKit!  Many of us have been testing it out around the office, and many Customers have created some impressive sites already as well.  BaseKit's primarily drag-n-drop functionality is super easy to use and includes many powerful widgets and app integration: Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, YouTube and many more!  Also, enjoy the variety of professional templates, customizable designs and full HTML/CSS control for you more savvy web designers, or those desiring to learn more about design! BaseKit is presently available on all Hatchling, Baby, Business & Reseller accounts.  

    Some Numbers:

    Back in December, we announced that on November 29th, 2011 at 9:21:23 CST, we hit our 5,000,000th LiveChat.  That was a milestone of which we were fairly proud.  Here are some of our Support statistics for the month of March, 2012:

    139,012 Chats

    68,362 Calls

    265,572 Tickets

      We will return next month with a new Newsletter, we promise!  Until then, remember: We are always hiring!  For more information, please visit
  • April Newsletter

    Friday, May 6, 2011 by
    Greetings, Gators, We have some exciting news and several fun HostGator happenings to share with you this month.
    Bandwidth Increased to 10TB on ALL Dedicated Servers! All dedicated servers now include 10TB of Bandwidth standard (an increase of as much as 8.5TB FREE!). This includes ALL current/past dedicated server clients as well as new dedicated server orders. You don't have to do anything to upgrade and it doesn't cost any extra!
    HostGator Loves Elephants! By now, many of you have heard of the actions of a competitor of ours; GoDaddy's CEO in the killing of an Elephant (An interview of his can be seen here: We have welcomed a very large number of former GoDaddy clients over the last month due to outrage over his actions. A client of ours recently showed us this video (it's funny!). Check out the video here: We also had one of our clients and affiliates present us with a great HostGator “Elephant Safe Hosting” image below: Feel free to share/use this image!
  • March 2011 Newsletter

    Monday, April 4, 2011 by
    Greetings, Gators! We have another exciting newsletter in store for you. A lot has been going on this month, and there are a couple of big announcements to make!   We've outgrown our swamp! We're expanding! With so much growth over the last few years, we're now outgrowing our headquarters office in Houston, Texas. So we bought a new, larger office building in Houston! It's located on the North Loop and is a 170,000 Sq-ft Class A office building! There will be MANY more pictures to come once we get fully moved in and get it decked out, Gator style! Here are a few pictures to tide you over in the meantime:   HostGator introduces Mobile Mail! This month, we're happy to announce the launch of our all-new mobile webmail system, which is available to all HostGator customers. The interface should work on all (or most) mobile phones, and it can be custom branded with your domain name!
  • January Newsletter

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 by
    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: