HostGator.com currently uses more than one data center to house our servers. Most of our servers reside in Provo, Utah and Houston, Texas with some residing in other locations. You can optionally activate CloudFlare, which would route your content through an additional 23 data centers worldwide.
Our current Data Center Partners include:
- Ace Data Centers
- Provo, Utah
- Houston, Texas
You cannot choose which data center houses your server. Additionally, our data centers are not available for customer access.
Data Center Features
For assistance with PCI compliance on our servers, please refer to our articles regarding PCI compliance and how we can assist you with achieving it on our servers:
Our servers do not meet HIPAA compliance and cannot be used to host "protected health information" under the federal HIPAA law and related regulations. Please refer to this link for additional information:
Server Upgrades and Data Center Changes
We periodically upgrade our servers and systems so that we can provide the best and most reliable customer experience possible. Sometimes this means migrating your server or hosting account to a better server in a different data center. When this happens, we work hard at making the process as smooth as possible, with little or no downtime.
CloudFlare Content Distribution Network (CDN)
CloudFlare is a FREE system that acts as a proxy between your visitors and our server. By acting as a proxy, CloudFlare caches static content for your site, which lowers the number of requests to our servers, but still allows visitors to access your site.
This is an optional feature that can be added to most hosting types at no cost to you.
If you enable CloudFlare, your website would also be routed through CloudFlare's network:
CloudFlare (23 Data Centers Worldwide)
- North America
For more details, please read our article on: CloudFlare.