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As a user of HostGator hosting, we provide you with access to some tools to help you build the site of your dreams:

Included free with every account

Here is a collection of tools and bonuses we provide free to every HostGator account owner.

Use of Content Management System (CMS) installation

Another popular website-building method is using a CMS or Content Management System. This allows users to create websites by installing a program onto the document root, allowing the editing to be done by an admin user.

HostGator is compatible with various Content Management Systems and blogging software, most of which can be installed using our one-click installer, Softaculous, which is available in the Software section of cPanel.

For a comprehensive list of what is available, please refer to the following article:

Become an Affiliate with HostGator

Once your website has been created, you can refer your friends and get paid by HostGator for each referral. For more details on how this program works, please refer to the following link:

Special offers for useful products and services

By partnering with several companies, HostGator can provide discounts on services that meet many of the overlapping needs of customers who demand a lot from their hosting service. We've already suggested some of these offers in previous articles in this series.

HostGator is proud to offer these special offers to enhance your web hosting experience:

  • CodeGuard protects your website with daily, automatic backups that you can use to restore your website from a previous version should any accidents or attacks occur. To learn more in-depth about CodeGuard, check this article: What Is CodeGuard? 
  • Google Workspace is a collection of Business Apps for Work, including Email Management. To find out why Google Workspace is good for you, please read What is Google Workspace (Formerly G Suite)?
  • SiteLock performs a website scan that will alert you when any file on your website is infected with malware. This comprehensive service scans your website files, surgically removing malicious and suspicious content from legitimate files. Learn all about SiteLock's features in this article, SiteLock Website Security
  • SSL Certificates protects your customers, search ranking, and reputation with encrypted data transmission, web browsers flagging you as secure, and increased customer trust. While our Knowledge Base has many articles that fully explain the intricacies of SSL certificates, the best place to begin would be in this article, SSL Getting Started.
  • Softaculous provides many scripts that can be quickly ahttps://www.hostgator.com/help/article/articles/Article/hostgator-softaculous-auto-script-installer" target="_self">Softaculous article to learn more.

Don't forget to take advantage of the online advertising credits you get for free with your shared hosting package:

After making it through this whole guide, pat yourself on the back. You should be ready to rock the online world and build something online that can last for years as your needs grow and change! Always remember, we are here to help:

Have further questions? Please reach out to one of our fantastic support via phone or chat.

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