Is HostGator being Acquired by EIG?

There are rumors floating around that Endurance International Group is purchasing HostGator for 225 million dollars. This is the same company that owns BlueHost, JustHost, FatCow, Ipage, and several other hosts. The acquisition could mean changes for current HostGator customers. There are many accusations of hosts declining in quality after being acquired by EIG. On the other hand, one of...

June 18 Newsletter from HostGator

On June 18 HostGator sent out a newsletter announcing some new features it had implemented.  A new chat verification system was put in place that allows users to type in and verify their account information before the chat begins. This makes contacting support easier; the support agents no longer have to communicate back and forth with a customer to verify his or her information. A new ticket...

HostGator Company Overview

Here is some data for a basic overview of HostGator: Main office location: Houston, Texas Founder: Brent Oxley Chairman: Brent Oxley President/CEO: Adam Farrar Year Founded: 2002 Domains Hosted: 8,000,000 Percentage of Internet Traffic Hosted: About 1% Total Servers: Over 12,000 Total Customers: Over 400,000  

HostGator Alternatives

HostGator is not going to be the ideal host for everyone. If your looking for a different host that offers great service, I have a few recommendations: 1. MediaLayer offers great service, but its fairly pricey. The shared hosting plans don’t allow a lot of space and bandwidth, but the hosting is really good. If your willing to pay top dollar for incredible service, you need...

HostGator, Unlimited Hosting, and Overselling

HostGator, like nearly every other large shared hosting business, advertises “unlimited hosting” for shared plans. Unlimited hosting is not really unlimited–to prevent users from taking up to much server space, HostGator has several limitations. These limitations are explained in the TOS and in several other spots on their website. If your curious, I have a brief article here...

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