HostGator was founded in a Florida dorm room in 2002. It is now a leading hosting company worldwide with headquarters in Houston, Texas and offices in Austin and India.
- Founded: 2002
- Headquarters: Houston, Texas
- Other Corporate Offices
- Austin, Texas
- Nashik, Maharashtra, India
- Data Center Locations:
- Number of Emplyees:
- Website: Official Site
- Alexa Traffic Rank: 693 (February 2016)
- Key People: Brent Oxley (Founder)
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HostGator was founded in 2002 by Brent Oxley, who was then a student at Florida Atlantic University. By 2006, HostGator had passed the 200,000 mark in registered domains.
In 2007, the company moved from the original office in Boca Raton, Florida to a new 20,000 square building in Houston, Texas.
In 2008, Inc. Magazine ranked HostGator in its list of fastest growing companies at 21 in the United States and 1 in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas area The same year, HostGator decided to make their hosting service green hosting by working with Integrated Ecosystem Market Services. In 2008, HostGator prepared for competition companies touting themselves as providing “unlimited” hosting services. Founder Brent Oxley was adamant about being able to back up an “unlimited” option prior to offering service named as such and increased staffing. He suggested that this move increased sales by at least 30%.
In 2010 an office was added in Austin, Texas In 2011, HostGator started operations in India with a its office in Nashik, Maharashtra and a data centre.
On 21 June 2012, CEO and founder Brent Oxley announced the sale of HostGator to Endurance International Group, advised employees and users not to worry in part because Oxley would still own the buildings HostGator used. He said he wanted to travel the world before he had children. He was also candid about the failures in creating stable billing and registrar portions of HostGator, and hoped that Endurance might fix those. HostGator was sold to Enduarance International Group for $225 million USD.
As of 2013, HostGator hosts over 9 million domains.
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