Does my method of payment work at HostGator?
For information on how to pay, please read our article on How do I make a payment?
Credit and Debit Cards
We currently accept any credit or debit card with a MasterCard, Visa, Discover Network, American Express, Diners Club International or JCB logo.
Some electronic cards may work, but others may not.
Prepaid and Gift Cards
Prepaid cards and gift cards (any cards that are temporary and without your personal information) may or may not be accepted.
Some prepaid card and gift card issuers allow you to register your card, typically through their website. In some cases, registering your card and entering your name and mailing address will cause the card to work. Information on how to register the card is usually listed on the back of the card or the packaging the card came in.
Overseas "Domestic Use Only" Cards
Some cards issued outside the United States marked for "domestic use only" or something similar probably won't work because those types of cards are typically not connected to the international payment network and only work locally.
Discover Alliances: BC Card & DinaCard
Discover Network has alliances with several card networks such as BC Card and DinaCard. If your card issuer allows international purchases over the internet, your card should work. Your card typically would have a Discover Network logo on the back indicating your card would be accepted as a Discover Network card in the U.S.
Verified by Visa or MasterCard Secure Code
Unfortunately Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode are not currently available.
Must be a verified PayPal account. Only PayPal, no other sites like Moneybookers, WebMoney, or AlertPay.
Regional Payment Methods Accepted via PayPal
Depending on what payment options PayPal offers in your country, you may be able to pay by regional payment methods when paying via PayPal. Regional payment methods may not be available in all countries. The PayPal website will list the payment methods available in your country on the payment page.
Maestro / Switch
Maestro is a debit card issued in various countries around the world. Because different banks have implemented Maestro differently, not all Maestro cards will work for internet transactions.
PayPal will allow you to use Maestro as a payment method in many countries, but not all countries. We have confirmed that Maestro cards issued in the UK work via PayPal, but are not sure about Maestro cards issued elsewhere.
Check or Money Order (M.O.)
We accept personal checks or money orders. We will apply this payment to the account indicated as soon as we receive it, but not earlier.
Please make the check or money order payable to "HostGator.com" and send via postal mail with a note enclosed providing your primary email address, primary domain name, or client ID to:
5005 Mitchelldale St., Suite 100
Houston, TX 77092
Checks and Money Orders must be in U.S. Dollars and drawn from a U.S. Bank.
We accept payments via bank wire. Please refer to the following article for more information: