Hostgator.com: A Worldwide Leader in Web Hosting
In 2002, Hostgator.com was founded in a dorm room at Florida Atlantic University. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest web hosting businesses in the world. Now based in Houston, Texas, HostGator offers a wide variety of web hosting services to clients in over 200 countries around the world and the nearly 2.5 million domains hosted by the company account for some 1% of worldwide internet traffic. Best of all, Hostgator.com provides all their services with a focus on green energy in the interest of protecting the planet for future generations.
HostGator doesn’t just offer web hosting services. The team at hostgator.com offers web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS, and Dedicated Servers to their clients. HostGator became one of the top 10 web hosting companies in the world by offering reliable services at low costs to everyone from individuals using domains for personal reasons to Fortune 500 companies running professional domains. Their web hosting plans come in three different tiers with affordable pricing. Their plans include:
- Hatchling Plan: Single Domain, Unlimited Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, and Shared SSL Certificate starting at $4.95/month.
- Baby Plan: Unlimited Domains, Unlimited Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, and Shared SSL Certificate starting at $7.95/month.
- Business Plan: Unlimited Domains, Unlimited Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, Free Dedicated SSL & IP, and Free toll free telephone number for as little as $12.95/month.
HostGator’s entire web hosting plans comes with unmatched email features, over 4,500 free web page templates, and an easy to use control panel. On top of that, clients have access to hostgator.com’s award winning 24/7/365 customer support. Clients can access support via live chat, telephone, and email and will enjoy off-site data backup for free to protect their investment.
Hostgator.com also enables others to start their own web hosting companies using their reliable network of servers. Clients can have their own web hosting business up and running in minutes and keep 100% of the profits they make from their own business. Clients can start their own web hosting business with unlimited domains and their own brand name and count on the reliability and support of HostGator in the process. HostGator’s reseller plans include:
- Aluminum: 50GB Disk Space, 500GB Bandwidth, and Unlimited Domains for $24.95/month
- Copper: 80GB Disk Space, 700GB Bandwidth, and Unlimited Domains for $34.95/month
- Silver: 120GB Disk Space, 1000GB Bandwidth, and Unlimited Domains for $49.95/month
- Gold: 160GB Disk Space, 1200GB Bandwidth, and Unlimited Domains for $74.95/month
- Diamond: 200GB Disk Space, 1400GB Bandwidth, and Unlimited Domains for $99.95/month
Resellers will have access to HostGator control panels and will be able to provide their web hosting clients with their own control panels to create and adjust their own websites.
HostGator also offers VPS hosting that is capable of growing with a client’s website. They offer nine different plans that vary in price from $19.95 a month to as much as $209.95 a month and provide varying levels of service to clients. This service allows customers to have a dedicated server without actually having their own dedicated server.
Lastly Hostgator.com sells dedicated servers to customers, providing them with a higher level of security, speed, and up-time for their websites. HostGator offers Basic, Standard, Elite, and Pro dedicated servers to clients with both Linux and Windows dedicated platforms.
The best part of HostGator’s service is their dedication to green energy. It takes a lot of electricity to power 2.5 million websites and the servers that keep them running. This kind of power consumption leaves a large carbon footprint. In addition to buying servers that are 36% more power efficient, HostGator purchases certified renewable energy credits to offset their electricity usage. HostGator operates and cools their servers using 130% wind power purchased from wind farms located within Texas. In the process, Hostgator.com puts more power back into the power grid than they took out and they do so with safe, clean, renewable energy. Most importantly, they help stimulate the local economy around them by purchasing their wind power credits from suppliers within Texas.
HostGator’s green energy efforts equate to removing 444 cars from American roads each year, powering as many as 321 homes for a year, or saving 5,654 barrels of oil. Their commitment to green energy is matched only by their commitment to their customers.