Author Archives: Sean Valant

HostGator Proudly Sponsors 2014 Tour Du Rouge

Written by Sean Valant

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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The Tour du Rogue is a 533 mile bicycle ride, from Houston to New Orleans, benefiting The American Red Cross. HostGator is proudly celebrating it’s fifth year sponsoring the ride. From May 4th – 9th this year, the riders (including some HostGator employees) will brave the elements, and possibly even some real alligators throughout the swamps of Louisiana, in order to raise money for the Red Cross.

The Tour du Rouge is something that is very close to HostGator’s collective heart. From disaster relief to blood donation, and a myriad of services in-between, The American Red Cross provides valuable service to our friends and neighbors in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. Many HostGator employees are cycling enthusiasts and enjoy the challenge of this annual ride, you may have seen our past coverage of the event: http://blog.hostgator.com/2012/06/11/tour-du-rouge-2012/

We are doing something extra special this year in support of the cause as well, and we wanted to go ahead and make the announcement here on our blog. For one day only, tomorrow March 25th, not only are we having a special sale on all new hosting accounts and domains, but we’re also donating an additional $1 from every account signed up for via this promotion to The American Red Cross.

Full details will be announced at midnight tonight, but if you’ve been thinking about signing up for a new hosting account, or registering a new domain, then you can do so while also helping out a great cause all day tomorrow!

Infographic: The ROI of Great Web Design

Written by Sean Valant

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

It’s fairly important to determine the ROI (return on investment) for all aspects of your business.  The reason being that if you aren’t making money as a result of a certain thing, then you are likely losing money as a result of it.  It’s possible you haven’t considered the implications of how this applies to your overall website design.  The following infographic addresses that very circumstance:

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Infographic: Growing A Sustainable Web

Written by Sean Valant

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

It remains important to ensure that any negative impact we have on our environment is minimized.  HostGator makes every effort to remain a green webhost, however the Internet as a whole is likely causing more of an impact that one might imagine.  Our new infographic sheds some light on this issue and even provides some helpful tips on how to minimize your (virtual, but not virtual) carbon footprint.

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The Adventures of Snappy: Electric Attitude Edition

Written by Sean Valant

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

It’s been a little while since Snappy hit the town to see some live music.  If you’ve missed his prior adventures, check out the archives right here.

Snappy recently witnessed Houston’s very own Electric Attitude playing at the legendary Number’s nightclub.  As per normal, given his VIP access, Snappy was able to enjoy the show from the best seat in the house, right on stage:

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Electric Attitude are the undisputed kings of Houston Funk/Soul/R&B, having taken home the Houston Press Awards in that category for three years running (2011-2013).  With unique instrumentation, including an EWI (electric wind instrument), the band delivers an impressive mix of cross-genre appeal, seamlessly gliding into rock, blues and dance territory.

EA’s high-energy live show translates exceptionally well to their most recent album, Skintight & Solid Gold (Gr8 Heights Records).  Snappy was fortunate enough to catch up with the guys once again at the recent Houston Press Artopia Event, for another quick photo op including the aforementioned new album:

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Electric Attitude are a truly great live band; Snappy highly recommends you go see them when they come to your town!

If you have an event in the Houston or Austin area that you would like for Snappy to attend, please get in touch with us by emailing feedback@hostgator.com ATTN: Blog.