HostGator web hosting was founded in 2002 by Brent Oxley, at the time they had just three servers to host their clients websites, they now have over 12,000 servers under their management. HostGator currently host over 8 million domains which make up approximately 1% of the world's internet traffic. Hostgator also have many options to choose from with their hosting, you can read more below. HostGator is also powered by 130% wind energy.
With so many people using HostGator, they need to make sure their servers are available 24/7, that is why HostGator has chosen 'The Planet' to house all of HostGator's servers. The datacenters feature redundant power, HVAC, and fire detection systems, and are monitored 24/7 by both HostGator and The Planet's Network Operation Centers. Web sites hosted with HostGator are accessible via a fully meshed and redundant Certified Cisco Network feature 10 backbone and fiber providers.
Support at HostGator is available at anytime of the day or night, so if you ever have an issue with you hosting, HostGatot will be there to help you. You can contact HostGator support by either telephone, live chat or create a support ticket. HostGator also has an active forum where you can ask questions.
Guarantees from HostGator are: 99.9% Uptime Guarantee and a 45 day Money Back Guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your hosting experience with HostGator, they will offer you a 45 day money back guarantee.
Hostgator Hosting Options
HostGator offers a huge variety of web hosting options, if you're just starting out you can go with their shared web hosting, however, if you would like to sell hosting to friend, then you can choose a reseller hosting package. Other options they have are: vps hosting and dedicated hosting.