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Happy 10th Birthday, Snappy!

Written by Sean Valant

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 was registered on October 22nd, 2002; Ten years ago today.  A lot has happened in that time, but we have remained true to the initial vision for the company throughout. It is with great pride and a strong sense of achievement that we acknowledge this anniversary.

Customer Service remains king here at HostGator.  It is the foundation upon which the entire company has been built.  We have had our growing pains, and learned the inherent lessons therein, but we have never wavered from that initial desire to provide outstanding Customer Service.

As we leave our single-digit years behind and walk confidently into our double-digits, we are stronger and more ready to take on the future than ever before.  We thank every single one of you who have allowed us to serve you over the years, and we welcome everyone to continue walking with us on this amazing journey.

Do you follow us on Twitter and Facebook? If so, you could win free hosting or even one of our infamous and coveted plush Snappys!  We will be doing random give-aways all day today in celebration of our anniversary.  Like us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter for your chance to win!  In fact, leaving a comment on this very blog post could potentially be worthwhile as well, but be sure to use a valid email address.

And without further ado: Happy Birthday, Snappy!

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  • Donotcrack

    Happy Birthday, Snappy!

  • Creatlon ArcadeProz

    Love you guys.

    Most reliable host #1

  • James Hollister

    Yay, Happy Birthday Hostgator!

  • Abdullah Aslam

    I have used Arvixe, Go daddy, award space and Hostgator. The best by far i have experienced is Hostgator. It has one of the best , the only best Customer service and the the service it provides never had a downtime. I Recommend Hostgator to each and every one. Especially those who are new will get a lot of help from the support. Take my word and try it. You are bound to love the service

  • Neeraj Vohra

    Happy Birthday Snappy!

  • Arjun

    Happy b’day ho apko aur apki family ko magarmach sahab =D

  • Abandoned Paws

    Happy Birthday Host Gator – From Abandoned Paws

  • Isaac

    Happy birthday SNAPPY!!!!!

  • Jose

    Hbd snappy!

  • duhawkfutbol

    Love the great service I’ve received from Snappy and the Host Gator team. Keep it up!

  • Steven Cavcey

    Happy birthday Snappy! Best wishes for the years ahead.

  • Crystalle Berry

    Happy Birthday Snappy! It is my husband’s birthday today too!

  • Ethan Schwartz

    Keep up your reliability and helpful service and we’ll celebrate your 20th together too.

  • Marko Segura

    Congrats! Happy birthday!!!

  • Justin Jolley

    Happy Birthday Snappy! Keep up the amazing work my website has never been down thanks to your amazing service.

  • Piotr Rybałtowski

    Happy Birthday Snappy! Have good next 10^2 years!

  • boyxx

    Happy birthday Hostgator <3

  • Ahsan Zaidi

    Happy Birthday Gator’z You Guys Always rock. Due to some issue I have to discontinue my services with you but I always missed you guys and whenever I am going to start new webs I will be using… You are best in the hosting world No One can compete you.. You are simply perfect as your logo is….!! email:

  • Duham

    Happy Birthday Host Gator

  • mohamed

    Happy birthday :)

  • Brian Yang

    Happy Birthday Snappy!

  • Jon Stidham

    happy birthday you guys, you are my favorite hosting!

  • Guest

    Happy Birthday :)

  • Yudhistira Mauris

    Yay! Happy birthday Snappy!

  • Gaurav

    The best web hosting company i have ever worked with!!! Amazing support team.. They are the reason for 50% of my Success!!!
    Thanks Hostgator!!! And happy birthday!!!

  • Nam

    Happy birthday SNAPPY!!!!!

  • Samonlight

    Happy birthday Hostgator – best host ever

  • Ganesh Maharjan

    Happy Birthday HostGator…!
    Happy Snappy!

  • Samuel Chaboya

    Best host I have ever had! Thanks for keeping my members and I happy!

  • WPFix Team

    Happy birthday hostgator :)

  • Nuno Arruda

    Happy birthday! I’m considering moving my sites to your servers :)

  • Ed Rands

    Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday, dear Snappyyyyy! Glad I’m hosting with you!

  • Jenny Papadima

    Many prospering years to follow!

  • Prabhat

    Happy bday hostgator…i have listened a lot about your services.

  • Ganesh Maharjan

    Once Again Happy Birthday to you HostGator, but why can’t I share this in facebook. I’m getting problem while sharing this post in facebook, plz help me to share this in facebook.

    • HostGator

      Due to recent changes on the FB side, you should click the FB button at the top of the post once, then click it again to confirm. It seems to be functioning normally at this time.

      Thanks to everyone and keep those birthday wishes coming, you’re making for lots of smiling faces here in the offices! …not to mention lots more free hosting to give away today!

      • Ganesh Maharjan

        Thanks it worked…!

  • DesignHustle

    Happy Birthday Hostgator! Snappy is getting to be so big! LOL!! Love being a part of the Hostgator family!!! I feel like I am one of Snappy’s aunties! LMAO!! Fantabulous service!!! <3

  • Benjamin Shively

    Happy “HOST WITH THE MOST” Birthday to Hostgator! But more importantly to our little one Snappy, may your future be filled with strong connection and many consumers.

  • Monica Munkvold Nikolaisen

    Happy Birthday to you Snappy! Or “Gratulerer med dagen” as we say in Norway. ;-)

  • Pradeep Farkya

    Happy birthday …snappy…. :)

  • James

    What a great and amazing birthday for Snappy. Happy BIRTHDAY and have a good one! Cheers!

  • arthur

    happy birthday hostgator! you are my first and last hosting service!!!

  • Don Hansen

    Happy 10th!!!!!

  • Shaun Branden

    Well done all and thanks for the awesome service. You make us look good :)

  • Blake

    Happy birthday!

  • Marissa

    ♥♥♫♪Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸
    ¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to Hostgator ♪♫•*¨*
    ¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

  • Francisco Guamantica

    Happy birthday..! Well done!!!

  • Khurapati Sanj

    Happy bday :)

  • Chandresh Bisht

    Happy B’Day Snappy.. :)

  • Mohammed Ameeuddin Atif

    happy birthday Snappy, Have a blast~~!

  • David Matz

    Happy Birthday to a great hosting company and mascot.

  • thilina

    Happy Birthday Hostgator! Best wishes for the years ahead.
    Keep up your reliability and helpful service.

  • Konstantinos Loupos

    Happy Birthday HostGator!! I am not a hostgator customer yet but i hope i’ll be!! :)

  • Lindsay Duncan

    happy birthday keep up the great work

  • Rahul Kangjam

    Cheers to the coolest person in this world! May your birthday be indeed a
    very special one. May God Bless you and grant you plenty of birthdays
    so that you are always there around to make this world a happier place
    to live in. Happy Birthday HG….Love You<3

  • Richard Davis

    Happy Birthday Hostgator! Congrats on making it to 10 years. And here’s hoping for many more! btw thanks so much for featuring my website, I can already see the increase in traffic.

  • JerrySjoberg

    Congratulations =)

  • Mrinmay

    Happy Birthday HG :)

  • Cem Karahüseyin

    Happy Birthday Hostgator! / Mutlu yıllar bol kazançlar :)

  • dealsuk

    Happy birthday from a Happy HG customer :)

  • zeynep yildiz

    congratulations… it’s a very great age for a business…

  • Manjul Singh

    Happy B’day Snappy. I joined HostGator this year only and till now it has been a pleasing experience. Keep It Up.

  • Arpith Goudar

    Happy Birthday,

  • Jaume Pol

    Moltes felicitats! 10 anys no estan gens malament! I quants en fa que sóc client vostre… 6, 7? Això demostra que en podeu complir uns quants -molts- més!

  • Creatlon ArcadeProz

    Happy birthday guys amazing support, services, and reliability!

  • Sagar Gholap

    Happy Birthday to Hostgator. Love the service and reliability being offered by your wonderful team :)

  • Brad Sanvido

    Happy birthday!

    You guys at hostgator will forever be the greatest i have never had customer support and reliability as great as hostgator love you guys!

  • Navjot Singh

    Happy Birthday. Have been happily hosted for 5 years with you. Rock Solid as always.

  • Andi Sulistiono

    I’m not your customer yet. But maybe soon.. ;)
    Btw, happy birthday guys… keep up the work!

  • Chase Nunes

    Happy Birthday! We proudly use HostGator for GeekGamer.TV! :)

  • Makoy Yogore

    Happy 10th Birthday Snappy! May you have more Bdays to come and sites to host! @GatorAdmin:disqus #hg10yrs

  • Новости хостинга

    Happy birthday Hostgator !

  • John Zachros

    Happy Birthday guys! As always you have excellent services and technical support!

  • Eulises Avila

    Great friends, congratulations, and they continue to grow, I will celebrate with you promoting your services and beneficiandome of this promotion. regards

  • corey

    Happy birthday hostgator your the best

  • Guest

    Happy 10th Birthday Hostgator, thanks for all your support for this newbie and great hosting service!

  • Vincent

    Happy 10th Birthday Hostgator! Thanks for all the help for this newbie and great service! All the best :)

  • sofiene krid

    Happy 10th Birthdays to Hostgator
    and I wish your ride continues for another 100 years

  • sofiene krid

    Happy 10th Birthdays to Hostgator <3
    and I wish your ride continues for another 100 years

  • Darko Atanasov

    Happy Birthday HostGator! Wish you 1000 years dominating the hosting market!

  • Binoy xavier

    Happy birthday, Hostgator. Congrats for serving us well for the past 10 years. Here’s to the next 10 years of innovation and success. Keep them coming.

    Email: binoyxj [at]

  • Jukka Hotokka

    Happy Birthday!

  • Sameer Abbasi

    Happy B-day! :)

  • Goran Nikolov

    Am I the first one to wish
    you Happy Birthday today? NO? The second one? No? Doesn’t matter, in my
    mind I was the first one who thought of you at midnight on your special
    day :)

  • Kaz

    Happy Birthday Snappy!! I hope everyone at HostGator is having an awesome day!! Thanks for always being a fantastic hosting company. <3 to Snappy! :)

  • Anshar Amin Sikki

    Happy birhday 10th Hostgator,, Say hello and thanks from me to all your cs.

  • Marian Gherca

    Happy Birthday HostGator!!! I’m glad that we’re together for 3 years now …

  • Brad Sanvido

    Keep the birthday wishes coming guys! Lets show hostgator how much we appreciate all the employees at hostgator for the 24/7 amazing support the reliability and there commitment to all there customers.

    Proud to be hosted with you guys.

  • Deb Long

    Happy Birthday Snappy! (oh yea, and HostGator too!) Here’s to another great year together :)

  • Sankalp Gupta

    Happy Birthday Gator…Congratulations

  • Andrew Goldenberg

    Happy Birthday HostGator! You guys are awesome, and the fact that you’ve been in business 10 years just proves it!

  • ahbooooo

    Happy birthday HostGator! I have been with you since the day I entered the paid hosting platform :) Snappy I love youuuu!

  • Jean-Pierre Schutte

    Happy Birthday HG! Awesome service! Keep it up! I’d say hope you have many many more, but from you’re excellent service, that answer is already obvious :-)

  • Roberta Clark

    Happy Birthday! Toasting to the next 10!

  • bryanbancolo

    happy happy happy happy birthday to you :)

    more birthdays to come :)

  • Michel Ruland

    Congratz Snappy!! I’ve made you a competition-cake. Happy Birthday, let”s eat up the competition!!

  • Swarup

    Happy Birthday HostGator. Another Happy customer :)

  • Jason Auburn

    Happy Birthday from the UK –

  • Adam Prosmith

    Happy Birthday Snappy!!! You have helped me a lot in the past and hosted all my sites for years!! Keep up the great job!!!

  • Pavlos Ks

    Happy Birthday Gator!

  • netFinn Finland

    Happy Birthday!
    I have been a happy HostGator customer for almost 7 years :)

  • Doug

    Happy birthday from Canada, HostGator! Your maple syrup is in the mail.

  • sarah

    Congratz Gator… happy 10th birthday!

  • Michelle McKenzie

    Happy Birthday, Snappy! I hope the next 10 are as excellent!

  • fjpoblam

    Happy decade, pards. Much praise to the best host around. I’ve recommended you to all my clients, and brought all but one (plus a few other folks) to you. Yer the best. Live long and prosper.

  • Andreas

    Happy Birthday Snappy!

  • Anand Kumar

    Happy Birthday Gator!

  • Konstantinos Lps

    Happy birthday Gator!! :)

  • Kevin Canache

    Happy Birthday Hostgator!
    Enjoy your day!

  • Geri

    I am happy to hear that HOSTGATOR has the 10th anniversary. I used Hostgator for 2 years and everything is OK (support & servers). HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HOSTGATOR… Thanks for your service. Have a nice day!!!


    My primary email that is registered to Hostgator servers:

  • Prime Minister Greenthumb

    Happy Birthday Snappy!

  • Guo An

    Happy Birthday!

  • Shawn

    Happy Birthday Hostgator!

  • Joshua Garcia

    Happy Birthday! Keep on leading the way, Cheers!

  • Prasanna

    Happy Birthday HostGator! My Congratulations.
    I have been a Very happy HostGator customer for almost3 years
    Thanks for your Better service. Have a nice day!!!

  • Hafis

    Happy B’day Snappy… We love you… Keep up… We r looking 4ward to see ur 100th B’day… :D

  • Murphy Schulze

    Happy Birthday, Hostgator! I’m a customer with you for 5 years. Always great support, thanks!
    shopping @ cynosure . us

  • ICDeadPpl

    Happy Birthday to the best hosting service! :-)

  • Howie Nguyen

    Been a happy customer since 2004.

  • Stephanie Leamon Troche

    Happy Birthday Snappy!!! Ten years? you don’t look a day over 9 ;)

  • Imie Belanger

    I’ve been using HOSTGATOR since I started my online business. Happy Birthday!

  • Roger

    Congratulations Hostgator. Way to go! Wishes the best in the years to come.

  • Hamza Seedat

    Happy BDay HostGator :-)

  • Hugo Polanco

    HB => HG
    Thanks for all this time of excellent service

  • Santos Guerra

    Feliz cumpleaños, Snappy!!
    I am a very very very satisfied customer since 2008. The technical service is or better.


  • Kevin

    Happy Birthday~! Still my favourite hosting provider.. :)


    When is this going to end?

  • Jim

    Happy Birthday Hostgator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tim Lester

    Happy Birthday Hostgator from Australia.

  • Bre

    Happy Birthday, HostGator!!! Excellent service, and great customer support, every time. Here’s to many more years! Thank for providing a great tool to publicly share my interests with people.

  • Brad

    Happy bday

  • John

    Congrats on 10 years hostgator! Can’t wait until my company gets to that point.

  • Gameztr

    Happy Birthday Hostgator ! Hope I win so I can offically start my new blog ^_^

  • Sergey Volkov

    Happy B-day Hostgator!!!

  • Haroon Abbhas J

    Happy Birthday Snappy

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