Written by rhromadka
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Domains, Domains, Domains
Everyone is interested in an update on our domain registrar launch. We hear you, loud and clear!
While we can’t nail down an exact launch date quite yet, this is a top priority and it’s something that we are working on every day.
We have greatly expanded our development team (over 10 members now) to launch this and other HostGator products as quickly as possible.
So without making any false promises, we can tell you it is coming “soon.”
HostGator Biggest Loser:
HostGator held its own biggest loser 2.0 recently. It was a great success with many of our employees losing lots of weight! There was also a friendly competition between the Austin and Houston offices for who would lose the largest percentage of body weight.
Austin won! Tim B. was the overall winner, losing nearly 14% of his body weight! Great work.
With the win, the Austin office was treated to a great “Grill Fest” on July 1st.
We were busy in June
We thought we handled a lot of support inquiries in May (roughly 520,000), however we blew that away in June.
And 252,693 Tickets
Over 551,400 chats, calls and tickets were answered in June.
Accept credit card payments online!
Are you looking to sell products online? If so, you’re in luck as we have the perfect solution for you to accept credit card payments on your website.
We are proud to announce that we are now working with iPayment Inc., one of the largest payment processing companies in the world to bring HostGator clients the guaranteed lowest merchant account rates and fees available.
Already have a merchant account and are selling products online? iPayment will give you a better rate, guaranteed.
You will receive:
- The lowest rates (beating most competitors by an entire 1% PER transaction!)
- FREE Setup
- No Contract terms
- No Processing Minimums
- FREE Gateway, Virtual Terminal AND Fraud Detection Suite (Over $494 Value, FREE!)
You simply need to be a US based business with a US bank account. Sign up today to start accepting payments online or start saving money on your merchant processing fees.
Written by Josh Loe
Friday, May 6th, 2011
We have some exciting news and several fun HostGator happenings to share with you this month.
Bandwidth Increased to 10TB on ALL Dedicated Servers!
All dedicated servers now include 10TB of Bandwidth standard (an increase of as much as 8.5TB FREE!). This includes ALL current/past dedicated server clients as well as new dedicated server orders. You don’t have to do anything to upgrade and it doesn’t cost any extra!
HostGator Loves Elephants!
By now, many of you have heard of the actions of a competitor of ours; GoDaddy’s CEO in the killing of an Elephant (An interview of his can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFsfchClBPk). We have welcomed a very large number of former GoDaddy clients over the last month due to outrage over his actions.
We also had one of our clients and affiliates present us with a great HostGator “Elephant Safe Hosting” image below:
Feel free to share/use this image! …
Written by Josh Loe
Monday, April 4th, 2011
We have another exciting newsletter in store for you. A lot has been going on this month, and there are a couple of big announcements to make!
We’ve outgrown our swamp! We’re expanding!
With so much growth over the last few years, we’re now outgrowing our headquarters office in Houston, Texas. So we bought a new, larger office building in Houston! It’s located on the North Loop and is a 170,000 Sq-ft Class A office building! There will be MANY more pictures to come once we get fully moved in and get it decked out, Gator style!
Here are a few pictures to tide you over in the meantime:
HostGator introduces Mobile Mail!
This month, we’re happy to announce the launch of our all-new mobile webmail system, which is available to all HostGator customers. The interface should work on all (or most) mobile phones, and it can be custom branded with your domain name! …
Written by Josh Loe
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
2010 was a big year for HostGator. We have some exciting announcements in store for you in 2011, and a recap of some of the great events of 2010.
HostGator saw Record Growth:
In 2010, we grew by 2 MILLION Domains! We grew from 2.9 Million Domains Hosted in the beginning of 2010 to 4.9 Million+ Domains Hosted at the end of 2010!
We have grown to over 500 employees, and we’re growing every day! We had our largest training class ever start on Monday January 24th, 2011 with 64 new HostGator support reps! This means much quicker response times for you, our valued clients.
Here are some of our Houston Office Employees!
We opened a new HostGator office in Austin, TX:
We sponsored a NASCAR Team: …