Miscellaneous updates on Hostgator

Hostgator VPS hosting is here!

Hostgator VPS hosting plan

Hostgator announced the soft launch of Linux VPS hosting packages in late October.

Only the first 200 clients were accepted for the soft launch and the VPS deal is now closed at this time of writing. Nevertheless according to the officials, the final release will be happening in a couple of weeks and I expect this to be something big.

Hostgator VPS Hosting Plan (with expected pricing details)

For your reference, listed below are VPS specs and expected price upon launching.

VPS Plans CPURAMDisk Space BandwidthPrice (Est)
Level 10.56 GHz384 MB10 GB250 GB$19.95/mo
Level 20.84 GHz576 MB22 GB375 GB$29.95/mo
Level 31.13 GHz768 MB30 GB500 GB$39.95/mo
Level 41.98 GHz1344 MB59 GB1050 GB$69.95/mo
Level 52.68 GHz1824 MB80 GB1425 GB$94.95/mo

The VPS hosting plan will works as an ideal bridge for current Hostgator shared hosting users before crossing to dedicated hosting. The VPS hosting plan can be completely customized to match users’ specific needs and upgraded anytime as the websites grow.

Learn more about Hostgator VPS hosting – Hostgator.com/vps-hosting.

Meet Snappy – Hostgator Mascot

If you had been to the local Houston Astros game recently, you would have met Snappy the Gator, Hostgator Mascot. Snappy made his debut by throwing an opening pitch at local Houston Astros game a few weeks back (see picture on your right).

Pretty cool, huh?

Well I mean, you don’t see such publicity often with a hosting company and you credit has to be given for their creativity.

Hostgator hits 200,000!

Back in September 10th, Hostgator CEO Brent announced Hostgator’s new milestone of 200,000 active customers in his blogpost.

It’s amazing to see how they started small with just about 100 customers in 2003; and turned into such a successful company in such a short time. The article is an interesting read and I like what Brent said about the future of Hostgator:

The Future of HostGator:

I still haven’t reached my goal of HostGator becoming the world’s largest hosting company, but as one of the world’s largest and with how well things have been going, I can definitely see it happening within the next eight years. In order to achieve this, we’ll need to go more mainstream. This includes launching a brand to compete with GoDaddy, more billboards, starting TV commercials, and hiring many, many more high quality employees to continue supporting our customers.

HostGator has been a real blessing in my life and I couldn’t have gotten us to where we are today alone. I owe much of HostGator’s success to our customers as well as to each and every employee who has put their heart and sweat into this company. If it weren’t for all of you, I would most likely have to return to college. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

WebHostingSecretRevealed.com is now on Hostgator!

Here’s another updates that’s related to Hostgator indirectly, WebHostingSecretRevealed.com is now hosting on Hostgator! We were once on Hostmonster but there were some major issues with the hosting service (CPU throttling); and, I think it would be better if I just switch host.

Everything works perfectly well after the move and I am happy as ever with what I get at Hostgator. You can learn more about them in my interview with Douglas Hanna and my Hostgator review.

As for Hostmonster, they are still throttling my CPU usage on a daily basis – even I’m just hosting two dummy blogs with almost no visitors on them now (I guess that’s enough said).