Sale on Codeguard Site Back Up Service

Hostgator India which is the leading web Hosting service in India is now offering great discount on Codeguard Ste Back up service. The discount offered is 30 percent on all the Codeguard plans.

Codeguard Offers Following benefits:

  • You get a backup of all the files in your hosting package.
    Your databases are also fully backed up by CodeGuard.
    A data is fully encrypted using AES 256-bit encryption.
    Free With Each Hosting Plan
    Full Automated
  • CodeGuard monitors your website for changes and automatically backs up the changes on your website.
    You are also notified by CodeGuard when there are additions, modification and deletions of your files.
    Web Hosting Features
    Restore your Site
  • CodeGuard allows you to restore your entire website from any previously created snapshot.
    You can also choose to restore individual files from a screenshot.
    Database restores are made easy so that you can recover from database corruption issues.
    Free With Each Hosting Plan
    Lightweight and Secure
  • CodeGuard reduces your load on your hosting package by determining what has changed and only backing up the changes.
    With automated notifications, you will be notified when files on your website have changed, helping you protect your website from unauthorized modifications.

Hostgator India offers 4 Codeguard Plans – Basic, Professional, Premium and Enterprise.  The Basic Plan is offered at Rs. 69 per month and includes 1 GB diskspace with upto 5 websites backup. The back up is taken automatically every 5 days.

The Professional plan is priced at Rs 299 per month and you get 5 GB diskspace and backup is taken daily automatically. You can use this plan for upto 10 websites.

The Premium plan is priced at Rs 399 per month. You get 10 GN disk space and you can take back up of upto 25 websites. The nack up is taken automatically daily.

The Enterprise Plan is priced at Rs 799 per month. You get 25 GB disk space and take up nackup of upto 100 websites. The back up is taken daily automatically.


Hostgator India Codeguard Service

All the Plans are now offered at flat discount of 30 percent. The offer is valid till 21st June, 2017 only.



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 Now Uses Softaculous Script Installer

Hostgator Now Uses Softaculous Script Installer and now has adopted the Softaaculous script installer. The Softaculous Auto Script Installer is world’s leading automated script installer. Softaculous provides one click installation for most of the free scripts as available today.

Softaculous currently offers 352 script auto installation. You might be wondering what is so special about Softaculous script installer and what it does? Well. it is difficult to explain to those web master who never did manual installation of script about how the Softaculous auto installer saves hell lot of a time and effort. Besides, the manual installation is always prone to danger due to the human error. Earlier, when there was no auto script installer was there, web master will ahve to manually upload the script, configure the installation and then testing it for any errors. it took many hours and sometimes even days to install a script manually. With the launch of the Auto Script Installers like Softaculous, Fantastico, etc. the Script Installation can be finished in couple of minutes with just one or two clicks. No back ground changes need to be made, no uploading of script and no making changes to any files or installations.

Softaculous has become the leading auto script installer due to ease of its use, number of script it can install and security it gives. It has 352 scripts which can be installed through it in categories like Blogs software, forums, Galleries, Wikis, E Commerce, Polls & Surveys and many more. The top open source website scripts like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, PhpBb, SMF, etc is available for installation through Softaculous.

Now, this Softaculous Script Installer is available in Hostgator’s Control Panel to make your work of installing any script a child’s play. Just choose your script and follow the instructions and click on the button and your Script is ready to use. The Softaculous Script installer comes at no extra price for the Shared Hosting packages. However, for VPS and Dedicated Server hosting a nominal monthly charges will apply.


Hostgator India Republic Day Sale

Hostgator India Republic Day Sale

Hostgator India which’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.

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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.


What are Private Nameservers

What are Private Nameservers

If you have hosted a web site on shared hosting plan then you might know what is Nameserver. For example, nameservers looks something like,, etc. You need these nameservers to point your domain name to the Hostgator nameservers so that your web site is served correctly whenever there is a request made. If nameservers are not pointed correctly then your web site will not be available on the web. The above Hostgator Nameservers are generic nameservers belonging to the Now, for the VPS and Dedicated servers, the name servers are required to be private. The private nameservers are those nameservers which uses your domain name and not the domain name of your web hosting provider. It should look like, and, etc.

Setting Up Private Nameservers

Private nameservers need to be set up at your domain registrar end. You will need to first register the private nameservers at the your domain name registrar. The procedure for it is available at your domain registrar’s site. You will also need to have the IP address of your hosting package before you set up the private nameservers. The IP address will be given to you when you purchase the hosting package. it should be mentioned that for Shared Hosting packages, no private nameservers are allowed.

After creation of the private nameservers, you will need to add the necessary details in the A records of your domain. The A records can be added through the control panel of your domain name available at your domain name registrar.

After the Glue Record checking is done to ensure that the records matches with the records of your registrar. This ensures that all the information are correct and up to date. In case of any conflict with the records then some private nameservers will not trust your records and your web site will be not available to many of the users. So, it is important to check the Glue records thoroughly and correct any wrong information.

This is all about setting up of the private nameservers.

Hostgator also gives you the option to have private nameservers for you Reseller Hosting packages. If you really want a white label reseller hosting then you should have private nameserver set up to ensure that reseller hosting customers sees that your hosting is in your name only and is not a reseller hosting.


Dedicated IP and Its Uses

Dedicated IP and Its Uses

While purchasing web hosting account you might have heard the term Dedicated IP. For those who don’t know, the Dedicated IP is an Internet Protocol address assigned to a web hosting account or server. Generally, many shared hosting account resides on a single server which shares the same IP address as they do not need to have the separate IP address. However, for certain needs you will need to get the separate IP address. You will need to get a separate Dedicated IP address if:

  • You need to install SSL certificates. SSL certificates can not be installed on shared IP address.
  • If you want to avoid sharing the IP address with other people’s web sites.
  • In case of high traffic load it is better to have a dedicated IP so that the traffic on the shared IP does not affect your site speed.

Dedicated IP address also offers SEO advantages in terms of Page Load speed which is a factor in Google’s algorithm for determining the SERP positions. However, it should be understood that Page Load speed is affected by many other factors like server location, server speed, traffic, etc. offers Dedicated IP address for all of its hosting plans. However, for some hosting plans there would be free Dedicated IP(s) while for some hosting plans the Dedicated IP address will be charged extra.


Implication of Acquisition of Bigrock by EIG

Implication of Acquisition of Bigrock by EIG

Endurance international Group (EIG), which is the parent company of the Hostgator, has completed the acquisition of the Bigrock Hosting along with its sister companies, and All of these 4 companies were part of the Directi Group. Directi has signed an agreement last year with EIG through which EIG would buy these 4 companies of the EIG for valuation of around $100 to $110 million and EIG has paid $5 million as the upfront payment. The agreement has contemplated completed the completion of the deal within one year which now has been completed within few months.

Now, the and has a very strong position in India and together they hosts million of domains. While the specialises in Reseller Hosting while the is known for its Shared Hosting and VPS hosting. Bigrock enjoys No.2 position in India and is fast approaching the Number one position in India. is the number one Reseller Hosting in India and is also has significant number of international customers.

Hostgator also has an Indian Subsidiary,, through which it offers hosting for Indian clients. Hostgator India has servers in India and Singapore. Hostgator has entered the Indian market quite late and thus, do not have significant position in India. The main competition in India was emerging between Bigrock and Godaddy. Godaddy has been quite aggressive in India with its advertisements and has been growing at a rapid pace in India. Now, with the merger of Bigrock with EIG, the competition will be going to increase and you can expect pricing wars and advertisement wars between these two giants of web hosting.

The acquisition of the Bigrock also gives the EIG a reliable name in the Domain Name business to counter the domain name offering of the Godaddy. Bigrock is also an ICANN accredited registrar and hence, EIG can look to increase their domain names business not only in India but also internationally. It should be known that the Resellerclub and Bigrock together accounted for around 60 to 70% domain names sold in India.

So, just wait and watch and see the giants fight it out to conquer Indian Web hosting and Domain Name markets.


Hostgator Policy Towards Unacceptable Use of Shared Hosting Plans

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 & 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.

Hostgator Inodes Policy For Shared Hosting

Hostgator Inodes Policy For Shared Hosting

Hostgator Shared Hosting offers unlimited disk space for its Linux shared hosting packages. However, there is a limitation of 250000 number of inodes for its. The clients are warned when they cross this level as it affect other users in the same server and if the customer odes not take any action then further action could lead to suspension of the account.

The users who crosses 100000 number of inodes would lead to the account being taken off the automatic back up.

What Is Inodes?

This is the question which arises while reading the terms of service Well, inodes could loosely termed as files in the Unix system of files. The inodes are data structures which contains information about files in Unix file systems which are created when a file system is created. Therefore, each file contains an inode which has its particular inode number in the file system and it contains many important information about users, access permissions, etc.


How to reduce Inodes?

According to the Hostgator, one of most important reason for high number of inodes is due to the email box. If you do not clear your email box regularly then over a time thousands and thousands of emails could get stored in your email box and thus increasing the number of inodes. So, regularly clear the junk mails in your email box.




While looking for a web hosting plan, you might have heard about the term Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Now what is SSL?. The SSL is a security tool used to establish an encrypted link between the server and the browser. The SSL makes sure that the data which is passing through the server and the browser are encrypted so that the data remains safe and it can not be misused by any one. Since the data is in a encrypted form, so even if somebody manages to intercept the data, he will not able to decrypt it. Due to this feature most of the financial transaction which happens online are routed through SSL connection. The SSL certificates are important for a website in which financial transactions take place as people fill out their credit cards numbers, their names, etc on the web site’s check out page which can be intercepted by a hacker who can misuse the data.

For establishing an SSL connection, the first requirement is to get a SSL certificate. To get an SSL certificate, an individual or company must generate and submit a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) to a trusted Certification Authority. The Certification Authority then verifies the requester’s identity, existence and domain ownership before they issue an SSL Certificate.

The Certification Authority’s Web server software creates two unique keys. First one is a public key, which is used by the visitor’s browser to encrypt messages before sending them to the receiving server, and a private key, which is stored on the Certificate holder’s server and it is  used to “decrypt” the secure messages after receipt. The public key need not be secret while the private key is highly secret.

In order to establish a secure, encrypted link between your website and your customer’s Web browser. Your Web server will compare your issued SSL Certificate to your private key, the private key has access only from your webserver which only can decrypt the SSL encrypted data.

Most of the web browsers have a list of trusted Certification Authorities for SSL certificates and thus any SSL connection established through the certificates issued by trusted certification authorities are recognised. For connections coming from unknown SSL certificate, web browsers issues warning to the users about unreliability of the certificates.