How Long Does it Take to Setup My Account?

For security purposes, all new purchases with HostGator.com are screened for fraudulent orders.

After purchasing hosting, your account begins the setup process. The estimated time frame for each type of hosting type is as follows:

  • Shared, Reseller and SEO* accounts take less than 1 hour to set up.
  • VPS with cPanel or Plesk takes a few hours (about 3 to 4) to set up.
  • VPS without cPanel or Plesk takes less than 1 hour to set up.
  • Dedicated server takes 24 to 48 hours to set up.
Please Note: If you wish to pay with eCheck, a regular check, money order, cash, or EFT, it may take longer to activate your account while we wait to receive payment.
*SEO Hosting now has its own support team!

Visit the SEO Hosting website for contact information, including a new SEO phone number (866-692-9231) and updated chat support buttons.

HostGator staff no longer has access to SEO Hosting accounts and all future support requests should be sent to the new SEO Hosting Support Team.

Upon signing up, you will receive an email stating that HostGator.com has received your order and is processing it. If you still need to pay, you will receive an email which guides you to pay the balance (must be done prior to account activation). After your order has been paid for and confirmed, you shall receive your welcome email and will be ready to publish your website online with HostGator.com.