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!

Texas Linux Fest:

The beginning of April we attended Texas Linux Fest 2011. We had the chance meet with clients, hire talented new members to our Linux Administration team and even show off our 5 ft tall Snappy! He was a hit!

Here are a few pictures from the event:

How-to Video Tutorials:

We have released a great set of new video tutorials to help you utilize some of the most popular applications available, such as our “QuickInstall” installer, and content management systems like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, and many more!

Looking to install Joomla? We’ll walk you through the process and provide you with some tips for managing Joomla on your account. Simply watch the video below:

We also have our own YouTube Channel setup with more helpful tutorials. Many new videos will be coming soon! Simply visit to subscribe to our channel. You’ll then receive updates on the videos we release!

Boost sales on your website with Olark live chat

Imagine if your website was a store with visitors coming in and out all day. Doesn’t it seem strange that you can’t actually talk to any of these people when they’re in your store? What if I told that talking to any one of these people in your store would make them on average 3 times more likely to come back and purchase again? It does! Live chat can help you answer important pre-sales questions before your visitors leave your site or abandon their shopping cart, plus live chat technology is far beyond what it was even 2 years ago!

HostGator has partnered with Olark to bring you a different kind of live chat, one that’s incredibly powerful (like our friend Snappy) but doesn’t require you changing your workflow. Imagine seeing every person on your website right now inside GTalk, iChat, or on your Blackberry. What would you say to them?

We’re Hiring! Become a Gator!

We now have over 600 HostGator Employees!

We’re growing faster than ever, and still searching for Linux administrators with experience in cPanel/WHM. If you’d like to get paid for doing what you already have a passion for, go ahead and check out our jobs page:

Not experienced in Linux administration? Not a problem! We STILL WANT TO PAY YOU! You can earn money by simply referring potential candidates that successfully complete 90 days of full-time employment. We are currently offering $2,500 for each qualified administrator that you refer to us, and $500 for chat/phone technicians. For more information about this, and to get started with your referrals, visit our referral page.

We are looking for Perl/C developers!

Perl / C developers:
We are now hiring Perl/C developers in Austin, TX. Relocation, competitive salary, and full benefits are provided. Please email to apply today!

Do you know someone who needs web hosting? Do you want to make money?

Join our affiliate program and get paid for sending people to HostGator! Refer your friends, family, co-workers, or anyone who needs web hosting, and you will receive up to $125 per referral! Simply sign up at:

That’s all for this month.

Thanks, from the HostGator team!

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