Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Sean ValantIt's a very exciting time in the world of sports! A time of collective exaltation, when one word can be heard above all others in joyous celebration: Goooooaaaaaaalllllllll!!!!!In the United States, we call it soccer, but throughout the globe fútbol is a sport held deep in the collective heart of many people. As you surely know, there is a very important fútbol tournament happening right now. We've decided to acknowledge and celebrate this competition by offering a special promotion: 45% off all new hosting packages and domains for as low as $8 per year! Although we will certainly be hearing exclamations of Goooooaaaaaaalllllllll!!!!! for a few more weeks still, this special promotion is today and tomorrow only: June 24th-25th! The sale will conclude at 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, June 25th. Throw on your favorite team's jersey and enjoy the spirit of camaraderie that this tournament brings; may the best team win! For just a little bit of extra fun, we made the following video that we very much hope you enjoy:
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Sean ValantStarting today, we are offering 50% off on Standard Dedicated Servers! Dedicated Servers, or "Dedis" as we affectionately refer to them, are the top tier of our hosting services. Total control of an entire server is the gold standard for serious web hosting customers, whether it be as part of a successful reselling operation or for hosting an app, gaming server, or other high-demand initiative. This sale will run from now through July 31st, but there's no time like the present to take that step up in your hosting game. For the technically-minded, our Standard Dedi features a quad-core 2.5GHz Intel Xenon processor, 4GB of RAM, 1TB RAID-1 HDD, 15TB of bandwidth, 3 dedicated IPs, and a 250mbps uplink. For the non-technically-minded, these Dedis have plenty of power to launch you into the next level of hosting for your customers, business, or project. Get started today by visiting our Dedicated Server page.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 by Sean Valant
HostGator recently filmed our first-ever live action advertisement featuring Snappy. We thought it'd be fun to share with you some of the behind-the-scenes action. The actual filming was done at our Austin office and features several actual HostGator employees, as well as a couple of professional actors (because we host websites way better than we act, true story).
The first shot of the day involved some Snappy stunt work in front of a green screen, in order to utilize some movie magic in post production. You'll see the results of this shot in the final video (of course), but this is what it looked like in real life. And yes, that's basically just Snappy sideways on an office chair:
While we won't be giving away the actual plot of the video here, it did involve the creation of a fictional hosting company. "OnHold Hosting - we'll get to you... sometime":
OnHold Hosting, it turns out, does not encourage a very clean working environment. In fact, their desks are downright gross:
Here's a final shot from OnHold Hosting. There's quite a lot going on in this picture: lights, sound, camera... and Snappy's leg:
Once we wrapped on OnHold Hosting, it was time to walk down the hallway to HostGator! Admittedly, that is a professional actor in the center, but he is flanked by two real-life HostGator employees:
Here's what things looked like from the other side of the camera:
Snappy, being ever-helpful, was always happy to wipe the brow of a hard-working HostGator support agent... or at least an actor playing a hard-working HostGator support Agent that recently had water sprayed on his forehead to simulate sweat:
We were down to the final shot of the day; Snappy, of course, was ready for his close-up:
And then, after a long day in front of the camera, Snappy was ready for his nap:
Thank you to all the folks who made it happen, from the production team and the actors, to the HostGator staff who all pitched in to make it a success. That's a wrap!:
And without further ado, here is the world premier of the brand new HostGator advertisement:
Friday, May 23, 2014 by Sean ValantIn observance of Memorial Day, HostGator is offering 50% off all new hosting packages, with domains as low as $8.50 per year! The sale starts on 12am CST on Friday, May 23rd and continues through the entire weekend, ending on Monday, May 26th at 11:59pm CST.Now is the time to grab that new domain or hosting package at a deep discount. Perhaps try your hand at a Reseller package, enjoy the added flexibility of a VPS or even step all the way up to a new Dedicated server! This is also a great time to scoop up those additional domains, either for a new website you want to launch or maybe just to protect your brand by registering a .net or .org to go along with your existing .com domains. Memorial Day is a time to take a moment and thank our veterans who have lost their lives in service to their country. HostGator employs many veterans and hold our military in the utmost respect. We genuinely want to thank our service men and woman for the sacrifices that they make each and every day. MEMORIAL14 is the coupon code to take advantage of this great offer. Feel free to tell your friends, or share this coupon code out via your personal network. No matter how you choose to celebrate the holiday, all your friends here at HostGator wish you a very safe and happy Memorial Day!
Monday, April 28, 2014 by Sean ValantAs technology is becoming physically smaller and relatively inexpensive, it is beginning to cross over in to fashionable (and not-so-fashionable) pieces of wearable tech. The following infographic presents some of the cutting edge devices that fall into this new category of fashion: