HostGator is a global provider of web hosting and related services.
Founded in a dorm room at Florida Atlantic University by Brent Oxley, HostGator has grown into a leading provider of Shared, Reseller, VPS, and Dedicated web hosting. HostGator is headquartered in Houston and Austin, Texas, with several international offices throughout the globe.
In a Florida dorm room, HostGator’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.
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.
Toronto, Ontario Office Opens
Canada, being a much more fertile ground for System Admins than Boca Raton, resulted in the opening of HostGator’s first international office. Oh, Canada!
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.
On June 21, 2012, Brent Oxley announced that HostGator was being acquired by Endurance International Group.
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