HostGator History

Get the company information and historical timeline.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: July 18, 2012 | Updated: June 27, 2013

HostGator is a website hosting company that focus's on delivering excellent products that are reasonably priced. They offer plans at very inexpensive rates for smaller websites but also have enterprise solutions for large corporations. They started off as a small company and have grown to be one of largest providers of web hosting in the world.

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11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77092


  • Founded: 2002
  • Industry: Web Hosting
  • Employees: 850+
  • Current CEO: Adam Farrar

Historical Timeline


Hostgator is founded by Brent Oxley in Florida. Starting the company in his dorm room at Florida Atlantic University. Source:


CEO Brent Oxley Interview:
Interview with President of HostGator, Brent Oxley. Talking about growth and how the company plans for the future. Source:


HostGator Employee Restructure:
HostGator cuts some jobs and hires new employees. Filling positions for support technicians, Linux technicians and Linux systems administrators. Source:

HostGator Adds SiteBuilder & SiteStudio:
HostGator adds SiteBuilder and SiteStudio to their plans for easy website building. Adding 4500 templates to their plans. Source:

Homeless CEO:
CEO, Brent Oxley goes homeless for a day to prove a point. An experience to see which creative signs earned the most money. Source:

Building Upgrade:
HostGator upgrades to a 25,000 square foot building in Houston, Texas. Source:

Hostopia Added To HostGator:
Hostopia template company added to HostGator's inventory of easy to use templates. Over 2,500 templates are included in the license. Source:


Fastest Growing Company:
HostGator ranks 21st on Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in America. Texas rated them #1 Fastest Growing Company. Source:

HostGator A+ Business:
Better Business Bureau gives HostGator an A+. They become BBB Accredited. Source:


Haiti Relief:
HostGator donates $100,000 to Haiti relief. Source:


HostGator And SmarterTools:
HostGator Continues Partnership with SmarterTools. SmarterTools automates the day to day IT operations of server environments for businesses all over the world. Source:

Host Of The Year:
HostGator Awarded Host Of The Year By WordPress Hosting Reviews. Source:


EIG Buy's HostGator:
HostGator to be purchased by EIG? EIG owns several hosting companies like Bluehost and Just Host. Source:

Customer Service Part II:
HostGator talks about their customer service after 10 years of web hosting experience. Source:

Host Of The Year:
HostGator received Host Of The Year by Joomla Hosting Reviews. Source:

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Steven Johnson

Steven is a Joomla web developer and worked with Joomla since the Mambo days. He has built websites for startup businesses all the way to for Fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, he now happily spends his time building websites and reviewing all types of technology.