Another month already!? We know we’re a little behind on this month’s newsletter, sorry about that! We once again have some great announcements for you this month though.
We Launched Unlimited Shared Windows Hosting:
We are excited to announce that we launched Windows shared hosting services last month. More information can be seen at www.hostgator.com/windows-hosting.shtml
We’re offering unlimited space, unlimited bandwidth, Parallels Plesk control panel, ASP/ASP.net Support, Microsoft SQL 2008 (R2) and many more features!
Simply check out the new windows hosting page for more information.
New SiteBuilder! Beautiful Designs coming soon!
After MONTHS of searching and testing out more site builders than I originally thought were even available, we have found the best – and our clients deserve nothing but the best!
We will be introducing BaseKit, FREE to all of our clients within the next 60 days (at most).
Why BaseKit? Here are just a couple of the reasons we chose BaseKit:
- Extremely easy to use
- Completely Drag and Drop
- Huge List of beautifully designed templates that you can customize
- Tons of additional widgets for you to implement (Twitter, Facebook, Google Maps, RSS, Flickr, forms, YouTube, PayPal, calendar, and many more)!
- Supports multiple Languages
- Can add/edit your own HTML and CSS
- Can import PSD designs
- Easy styling tools
And many, many more!
Dedicated Server Bandwidth Increased:
We announced this last month, and the response was GREAT! We just wanted to remind everyone that our dedicated servers now included 10TB of bandwidth as a standard feature at no extra charge!
New Gators Everywhere!
Since January 1, 2011 we have hired 580 employees! 252 for our Austin office and 328 for our Houston office. We hired 157 in May alone!
Snappy catching your attention while you’re driving?
We now have over 200 HostGator Billboards throughout the United States, here’s our latest right in Times Square:
Over 240,000 Ticket Replies with an average rating of 9 out of 10 (Nearly 8,000 replies per day).
We answered over 180,000 Chat inquiries, again with an average rating of OVER 9 out of 10 (nearly 6,000 Chats per day).
And we answered over 100,000 phone calls with the average call duration at just over 8 minutes (over 3,000 phone calls per day).
That’s over 520,000 inquiries in one month!
We were amazed when we saw the total numbers! And an average rating of 9 out of 10! Great job Gators!
Gator Army stage one complete:
We received our first batch of 5 ft, 100lb Gators to our office the other day (4 of them). You’ll probably be seeing MANY more pictures of Snappy around the office and with employees (we’ll try and keep it clean!) ;)
We know where you can find them! Our good friends at both iThemes.com and ElegantThemes.com have amazing WordPress themes as well as great prices and specials exclusive to HostGator customers.
We have met the guys from iThemes at WordPress events and they are a great group (smart too… they use HostGator for their web hosting!)! They definitely know WordPress! They have beautiful designs (www.ithemes.com), plugins (www.pluginbuddy.com) and training courses (www.webdesign.com) available.
ElegantThemes lets you access ALL of their WordPress themes for only $39 per year. They have over 64 amazing WordPress themes currently and continue to add more (you get access to future releases throughout the year as well)!
How-to Video Tutorials: How to install Drupal
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 Drupal? We’ll walk you through the process and provide you with some tips for managing Drupal on your account. Simply watch the video below:
We now have our own YouTube Channel setup with more helpful tutorials. Many new videos will be coming soon! Simply visit http://www.youtube.com/HostGator to subscribe to our channel. You’ll then receive updates on the videos we release!
We’re Hiring! Become a Gator!
We now have over 800 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: http://www.hostgator.com/jobs.shtml
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: http://www.hostgator.com/employee-referral.shtml
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 email@example.com to apply today!
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That’s all for this month.
Thanks, from the HostGator team!