Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Sean ValantThe Endurance International Group recently surveyed over 900 of its small business customers regarding the state of responsive/mobile websites. It is surprising that over 70% of those surveyed agree that having a mobile website would positively impact there business, but only roughly 20% actually have a mobile app or solution. Take a look:
Thursday, February 26, 2015 by Sean Valant
The entrepreneurial spirit is something that we hold near and dear at HostGator. After all, if not for the aspirations of a young entrepreneur in a Florida dorm room, HostGator would not exist.
In recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week, we are offering 50% off all new hosting packages. Our hope is that this opportunity will be seized by those with the entrepreneurial spirit and used to get their business up and running online.
Whether your business idea is something destined to revolutionize an existing industry, or springboard humanity into an entirely new era, or even just make the world a slightly better or more convenient place, we would be honored to host your website and help bring your entrepreneurial dream into reality.
This offer will expire very soon. Simply click the button below to get started, be sure to enter the coupon code SMALLBIZ at checkout in order to receive 50% off your new hosting package!
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Sean ValantToday, Snappy felt the need to speak out publicly about his love for pets of all shapes and sizes, but especially puppies. The mistreatment and abandonment of puppies is a heart-breaking situation, and Snappy wants to do something about it! Austin Pets Alive is a no-kill animal shelter that saves more than 6,000 animals from euthanasia annually. As of this moment, we will donate $5 for every new hosting sign-up via coupon code PUPPYLOVE to Austin pets Alive, up to $5,000. Not only will we be making this donation, but coupon code PUPPYLOVE also carries a 50% discount on all new hosting packages. Help us fight animal abuse and abandonment, while saving 50% off new hosting packages! Get started right now by visiting http://gtrkb.com/puppylove Thank you to everyone who participates in this donation, and thank you to Austin Pets Alive!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Sean ValantIt seems like only yesterday that our beloved blue gator was crawling around the swamp, still in diapers. Oh, how time flies!Twelve years ago today, the HostGator.com domain was registered and thus Snappy was born. We like to mark this occasion each year with a something special. This year we’re extremely happy to officially announce our new Texas datacenter! All new hosting accounts are now being provisioned right here in Houston, Texas, at CyrusOne! CyrusOne features redundant power and cooling, along with state-of-the-art security and virtually everything one could ask for in a new datacenter. We're very proud to be back home in Texas with CyrusOne! Not only are we in a brand new data center, but Snappy is offering special discounts in celebration of his birthday! All new hosting plans with 6-month billing cycles are 65% off. All new hosting plans with billing cycles of other than 6-months are 45% off. There's even more great birthday news! Existing customers are welcome to take advantage of these discounts as well, please see this FAQ for full information. To sign up, simply visit http://www.hostgator.com! This sale ends at 11:59p CST tonight (Wednesday, October 22, 2014). Happy birthday, Snappy!
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Sean Valant
The bad guys are unfortunately at it again. Today the Internet lit up with news of a new vulnerability, officially named "CVE-2014-6271," but more widely-known as "Shell Shock," a reference to the environment exploited, known as a shell.. The shell in question is called BASH, itself an acronym for Bourne Again SHell. Nearly all Linux servers in the world have BASH installed; it is the most common shell in use today. A shell itself is what is used to interact with the operating system via command line.
Before we proceed, you should know that all HostGator servers have been patched as of this writing. We identified the issue very early-on and developed the necessary solution for our environment. We are, of course, continuing to monitor the situation and will react appropriately should the need arise.
As with any security or vulnerability risk, it is important to reiterate the importance of practicing good security to the extent of your ability as an end user. Always use secure passwords (you know the drill: upper- and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters), always keep any third-party scripts (such as WordPress, Joomla, etc.) up-to-date, and always uses the latest version of any software that you utilize... because the truth is that often software is updated strictly for security patch purposes.
Should the need arise, we will update this blog post accordingly. Otherwise, stay safe out there on the Interwebs!Try HostGator Today!