Hostgator India has come out in full support of Prime Minister Modi’s Make in India programme with the launch of Host in India initiative for Indian businesses.
Hostgator India is offering India based datacenter location for the Indian Bysuness who are looking to make their online presence for India based customers. Hostgator India is offering GPX datacenter for India based hosting. GPX is India’s leading tier IV GPX offers a robust, steady, fast and reliable data center which can be trusted for all the web hosting needs.The Geo location of the GPX offers you faster load time besides it also gives you 99.99% uptime guarantee.
“India represents a tremendous growth opportunity for HostGator India considering that we’ve been quite focused on enabling startups, SMBs and new ventures to establish themselves online efficiently,” said Shashank Mehrotra, Managing Director, Endurance India. “The government of India has been making efforts towards enabling local language content and developing the digital ecosystem so that even non-English citizens can communicate online in their native language. We are thrilled to contribute to the Indian government’s initiatives like ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ by imparting a local flavour in the digital ecosystem Besides the geo based with the ‘Host In India’ initiative.
Host in India offers many advantages to the Indian businesses like Geo location which gives a very good website load speed and the tier IV GPX data center gives you 99.99% uptime guarantee. Hostgator India also gives you payment in local currency facility through multiple medium like cards- debit & credit, Net Banking, Paypal, etc. Hostgator India also offers local support which ensures that you get a personalised touch and easy communication.
The support is available round the clock through multiple mediums like phone, email and ticket system.
Hostgator India Republic Day Sale
Hostgator India which Hostgator.com’s Indian version, has now come with a stupendous flat 50% discount on its web hosting products. The discount is valid on all the hosting products of the Hostgator India including shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and Dedicated server hosting.
The offer is valid on the first invoice only and from the second invoice onwards you will have to pay the full amount. Hostgator has the option to make the payment from 1 month to 3 years for the shared hosting packages which effectively means that you can get 50% discount for upto 3 years if you make the upfront payment. This is also same for the Reseller Hosting packages which also allows you to make payment for upto 3 years upfront.
For the VPS servers, you can make payment for upto 1 year upfront and for the dedicated servers you can make payment for 6 month upfront.
It should be noted that the coupon is not valid on the domain names, SSL and other add ons. The tax amount will be charged extra as Government of India levies service tax on web hosting services.
If you are looking to buy web hosting from Hostgator India then it is the right time to go for it since you will not find many occasion where you will get 50% discount upfront. Although, the expiry period of the offer is not given but it can expire any time soon.
Hostgator VPS Hosting Resource Usage Key Policy
Hostgator VPS hosting comes with certain terms and conditions regarding some of the resource usage so that the VPS hosting server runs smoothly and also that there is no activities which are restricted happens through Hostgator’s servers. If you are looking to buy a VPS hosting package from the Hostgator then it becomes imperative on you to understand what you are getting and things which are not allowed. The key elements of this policy are:
- The VPS account should not exceed a 15 minute load average greater than two times the amount of CPU cores given.
- Hostgator’s VPS hosting should not be used to run public IRCd’s or malicious bots.
- Hostgator VPS hosting should not also be used to run any type of BitTorrent client or tracker that links to or downloads illegal content.
- You should also not use an Open/Public proxy, or utilize a proxy to access illegal/malicious content.
- The Hostgator’s VPS hosting should also not use I/O intensive applications which adversely affect normal server operations.
- Hostgator VPS hosting allows use of 1 million inodes so that the server performs optimally. This limit is, though, not sacrosanct and it can be increased on the request of the customers on their request.
- VPS hosting clients are also expected to follow the anti spam policy of the Hostgator which is detailed here http://www.hostgator.com/dedicated-mailpolicy.html. Clients are expected to have double opt in for the email sent.
- The back up provided by the Hostgator for VPS clients as a courtesy and the clients should keep their own back ups.
- VPS servers are covered by a network guarantee in which the credit is prorated for the amount of time the server is down, which is not related to our uptime guarantee.
- Hostgator offers you a 45 days money back guarantee on the VPS hosting also.
These are the main policy terms which concerns the VPS hosting of the Hostgator.
Hostgator Policy Towards Unacceptable Use of Shared Hosting Plans
Hostgator is one of the top Shared Hosting provider which hosts over 9 million websites from all over the world. This it has achieved through its top of the line service and almost perfect management of its Shared hosting servers. The shared hosting servers generally have hundreds of sites hosted on single server. Therefore, it becomes very important for any shared hosting company to manage and monitor the resource usages by individual websites or clients so that no single website or client could cause server to slow down or even collapse.
Hostgator does not allows some types of web sites, applications which can harm the server or other websites on the server. The following are some of the examples of activities or applications which are not allowed on Shared Hosting Plans:
- Hostgator does not allows running of Internet Relay Chat or bots on shared hosting servers.
- Hostgator also does not allow use of Proxy Scripts/Anonymizers
- Hostgator being a responsible host, does not allow Pirated Software/Warez running on its servers
- Image Hosting Scripts (similar to Photobucket or Tinypic) are not allowed
- AutoSurf/PTC/PTS/PPC sites are not allowed
- IP Scanners are not allowed
- Hostgator also does not allow running of Bruteforce Programs/Scripts/Applications
- No Mail Bombers/Spam Scripts allowed
- File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare) are not allowed
- Commercial Audio Streaming (more than one or two streams) are not allowed to be hosted on shared servers.
- High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or Related Sites are not allowed
- Investment Sites (FOREX, E-Gold Exchange, Second Life/Linden Exchange, Ponzi, MLM/Pyramid Scheme) also are not allowed
- Sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s) are not allowed
- Lottery/Gambling Sites are not allowed
- MUDs/RPGs/PBBGs sites not allowed
- Hacker focused sites/archives/programs are also not allowed
- Sites promoting illegal activities are completely prohibited
- Forums and/or websites that distribute or link to warez/pirated/illegal content not allowed
- Fraudulent Sites (Including, but not limited to sites listed at aa419.org & escrow-fraud.com) are strictly prohibited.
- Push button mail scripts not allowed
- Broadcast or Streaming of Live Sporting Events (UFC, NASCAR, FIFA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WWE, WWF, etc) are not allowed on shared servers
- Tell A Friend Scripts, Anonymous or Bulk SMS Gateways, Bitcoin Miners and PayDay Loan Sites (including any site related to PayDay loans, PayDay loan affiliate programs, etc) are also not allowed to be hosted on Hostgator Shared Hosting Servers.
The above list is not exhaustive and the Hostgator reserves the right to ban any web site, which in its opinion, is doing activities which are illegal or may damage other web sites or indulging in spam or frauds or any other undesirable activities.
What is Apache Server
Apache HTTP Server, which is commonly now known as Apache Server, is a web server software which was first developed in 1995. It was originally based on NCSA HTTPd Server. The work on the NCSA code was stopped around 1995 and after that the Apache was developed and it soon became the Number One web server software since then. Currently Apache server powers more than 100 million sites around the Globe. It is estimated that over 50% of the websites and also over 50% of the web servers are now powered by Apache Server.
Apache is an Open Source Software which is released under the Apache License. It is developed and maintained by the Apache Software Foundation which is an open community of developers. One of the most important reason for popularity of the Apache server is that its source code is freely available and thus developers can modify it to suit their requirements.
Main Features of Apache Server
- Supports Perl, Python,Tcl, and PHP
- It includes authentication modules mod_access, mod_auth, mod_digest, and mod_auth_digest
- It also includes Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security support (mod_ssl), a proxy module (mod_proxy), a URL rewriter (mod_rewrite), custom log files (mod_log_config), and filtering support (mod_include and mod_ext_filter)
- Includes compression methods like external extension module and mod_gzip. This helps in reduction of size of web pages which makes the loading of web pages faster.
- Apache logs can be analyzed by using free scripts such as AWStats/W3Perl or Visitors.
- The source code for Apache server is freely available and therefore, any developer can easily modify it to sit their needs.
- It supports both password authentication and digital certificate authentication to make it more secure.
- One of the most important feature of the Apache Server is its Virtual Hosting. Virtual Hosting allows one web server to serve many different websites at the same time. For example, Apache server can serve www.example.com, www.example.org, www.example.net, etc