August 13, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) - In 2002, Brent Oxley was a 19 year-old college student working with high-traffic Web sites when he became frustrated with the hosting companies who provided unstable service, poor support and scams that ripped off inexperienced customers. He decided to start Hostgator to fill the void in the marketplace and provide the better hosting environment for which fellow webmasters were searching. Today, Hostgator is one of the largest and most respected Web hosts in the industry, growing from just under 100 customers to over 10,000 in three years.
Supported by The Planet's Tier One datacenter on which Hostgator has come to rely on for safe, secure and stable service since its inception, Hostgator continues to experience tremendous growth. This summer, Hostgator purchased an additional 620 servers from The Planet, which now holds over 850 servers on which Hostgator runs its successful business.
"The choice to utilize The Planet as our exclusive server and connectivity provider was an easy decision. The Planet is known as an industry leader. They go the extra mile to ensure 100 percent customer satisfaction and we've never been disappointed," said Oxley, president and founder of Hostgator. "The Planet has no equal. Their professionalism and commitment to safety, security, and customer satisfaction mirrors our own philosophy, and it is for these reasons we cannot imagine working with anyone else."
Oxley began his business with a steadfast resolve to keep customer service at the heart of Hostgator. Soon after he founded the company in his dorm room, Hostgator grew so quickly that Oxley made the decision to leave school and concentrate on his business full time. Armed with the right tools and partners, such as The Planet, Hostgator enjoys an impeccable reputation and currently receives over 1,000 new sign-ups per month.
Hostgator serves a critical role in the marketplace, offering more management on dedicated servers with a focus on reseller hosting for people interested in starting a Web hosting business, but have no idea how to begin.
"Brent Oxley is a fantastic partner. It is truly great when companies come together that are so fully aligned by vision. Hostgator stakes everything on its reputation of customer service, as does The Planet," said Julia Estes, The Planet's vice president of sales and marketing. "We're proud to support Hostgator, providing great service and solutions that enable it to offer superior solutions to its customers. Everyone wins and there are a lot of satisfied and successful customers."
Founded in 2002, Hostgator.com, LLC is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and exists as an independent provider of affordable shared, reseller, and dedicated web hosting services and serves businesses and individuals located throughout the world.
ABOUT THE PLANET
With over 10 years experience, The Planet continues to be one of the fastest growing Web hosting companies in the world. Delivering enterprise level hosting solutions to the SMB and SME marketplace, The Planet offers the ideal blend of affordability, simplicity and reliability. The Planet's dedicated server product lines offer extreme value through a broad range of turnkey solutions. Services also include co-location, Internet access, email and business continuance solutions. Customers benefit from value-added features such as advanced security services, proactive server monitoring, database administration, managed data storage, load balancing, clustering, and virtual private networks, all managed through OrbitSM, the Planet's customer portal.