The HostGator Network

HostGator has partnered with SoftLayer for all primary data center and network-provider services. HostGator's long standing relationship with SoftLayer allows HostGator's customers to utilize one of the world's best networks to power their web sites and ensure maximum uptime. SoftLayer's world-class datacenters feature state of the art security, power, safety, and cooling systems - all designed to ensure that service remains uninterrupted.

Data Center Features

HostGator houses servers in multiple SoftLayer datacenters. Ranging from 22,000 to more than 78,000 square feet, these world-class datacenters contain industry-standard technology to ensure that all servers stay cool, secure, and on-line at all times. The datacenters feature redundant power, HVAC, and fire detection/suppression systems, and are monitored 24/7/365 by both HostGator and SoftLayer's Network Operation Centers.

Network Features

Web sites hosted with HostGator are accessible via a fully meshed and redundant Certified Cisco Network, and feature 9 backbone and fiber providers including:

  • AT&T/SBC
  • Global Crossing
  • Level3
  • AboveNet
  • Savvis
  • Time Warner
  • MCI
  • Broadwing
  • XO Communications

Monitoring

In addition to a fully redundant network and top of the line data centers, HostGator system administrators monitor all servers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Servers are monitored and issues are acted upon before they become serious. Additionally, the network and datacenters are monitored and managed by on-site technicians dedicated to ensuring maximum uptime and reliability.

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