HostGator.com LLC is a world leading provider of shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated web hosting. Privately held and based in Houston, Texas, the company was founded in 2002 by Founder and current Chairman Brent Oxley, who started the company from his dorm room at Florida Atlantic University. Since then, HostGator has grown from a small hosting company with just three servers into a world leading and industry recognized hosting provider with more than 12,000 servers under management. The over eight million domains hosted by HostGator make up approximately 1% of the world's Internet traffic.
October 22, 2002 - HostGator Founded
In a Florida dorm room, HostGatorâ??s founder Brent Oxley weighs the pros and cons of naming his company either hostgator.com or gatorhost.com, ultimately choosing the former and registering the domain on October 22, 2002.
February 1, 2003 - The First 100 Customers
As of February 1st, 2003, HostGator had 112 active customers. On the same date, one year later, there would be 1,031 active customers.
June 29, 2006 - Toronto, Ontario Office Opens
Canada, being a much more fertile ground for System Admins than Boca Raton, resulted in the opening of HostGatorâ??s first international office. Oh, Canada!
November 1, 2006 - Relocating From Boca Raton To Houston
Having outgrown the initial 2,000 square foot office space, and exhausted the local Boca Raton talent pool from which to hire employees, HostGator moved to a 25,000 square foot building in Houston, Texas. Forty of the fifty Florida employees made the move to Texas, where HostGator has remained ever since.
May 4, 2007 - blog.hostgator.com Publishes Its First Post
The HostGator blog published its first post, aptly titled â??Welcome to Gator Crossing,â? on May 4th, 2007. "Gator Crossing" remains the official name of the blog to this day.
May 23, 2007 - HostGator Opens An Office In Brazil
Expanding its International reach, HostGator opens another office in FlorianÃ³polis, Santa Catarina, being our first South of the equator office!
September 10, 2009 - 200,000 Customers
The first 100,000 customers were reached around the middle of 2008, with the second hundred thousand occurring in September of 2009.
August 16th, 2010 - Austin Office Opened
Having outgrown the initial Houston office, HostGator again looked West and expanded into a new 100,000 square foot office in Austin, Texas.
February 2, 2011 - 500 Employees
As of February, HostGator now has over 500 employees. And weâ??ve virtually never stopped hiring since!
November 29, 2011 - 5,000,000th LiveChat
On November 29th, 2011 at 9:21:23 CST, HostGator received our 5,000,000th LiveChat.
June 21, 2012 - EIG Acquisition
On June 21, 2012, Brent Oxley announced that HostGator was being acquired by Endurance International Group.