As a user of HostGator hosting, we provide you with access to a number of tools to help you build the site of your dreams:
Included Free With Every Account
Here is a collection of tools and bonuses that we provide free to every HostGator account owner:
Use One of Our 4,500 Free Templates
HostGator offers 4,500 free templates to all customers. These templates are fully customizable by means of HTML or Flash. Unfortunately, these templates are not compatible with our offered site building software as those programs provide their own templates which are not interchangeable.
These templates can be downloaded at templates.hostgator.com and allow only ten downloads during a 24 hour period. You can also access the templates directly from the HostGator Links section of cPanel.
Use a Content Management System Installation
Another popular method of building a website is by using a CMS, or Content Management System. This lets users create websites by means of installing a program onto the root document of a domain, allowing the editing to be done by an admin user.
HostGator is compatible with a variety of Content Management Systems and blogging software, most of which can be installed using our one-click installer, QuickInstall. QuickInstall is available in the Software/Services section of cPanel
For a comprehensive list of what is available, please refer to the following article:
Become an Affiliate With HostGator
Once your website has been created, you can refer your friends and get paid by HostGator for each referral. For more details on how this program works, please refer to the following link:
Special Offers for Useful Products and Services
By partnering with a number of companies HostGator is able to provide discounts on services that meet many of the overlapping needs of customers who demand a lot from their hosting service. Some of these offers we've already suggested in previous articles in this series.
HostGator is proud to offer these special offers to enhance your web hosting experience:
- goMobi - Easy Mobile Site Development
- CodeGuard - Cloud Backups
- Google Apps - Suite of Business Apps for Work including Email Management
- PaymentSphere - Merchant service to allow you to accept credit cards directly through your own website.
- SiteLock - Enhanced Site Security
- JustCloud - Free Cloud Storage
- MOJO Marketplace - Premium Graphics, Themes, Templates, Plugins and Extensions
- CloudFlare - Proxy Protection and Acceleration
- QuickInstall - Quickly and Easily Install Third Party Scripts
Don't forget to take advantage of the online advertising credits you get for free with your shared hosting package:
After making it through this whole guide, give yourself a pat on the back. You should be ready to rock the online world and build something online that can last for years as your needs grow and change! Always remember, we are here to help:
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