HostGator Affiliate Program

Earn $$$ Recruiting Hosting Affiliates

HostGator is one of the best known hosting brands in the world. Its founder, Brent Oxley, started the company in 2002, and it expanded to two bases in the USA – in Houston and Austin, Texas – plus one office in India. The company has been bought by the Endurance International Group, but grew healthily and steadily up to that point, and Oxley said that Endurance International Group would have more muscle in administration and billing which would help customers to be better served. At the point of handover, HostGator hosted more than 9 million websites.

Affiliates who promote HostGator benefit from the security of a trusted brand with a track record that is generally positive. Outages have been more common since the buyout, but the company’s reputation does not seem to have suffered. Most outages affected other brands in the group, and we relatively short lived.

The HostGator affiliate program offers different referral kickbacks depending on the volume of sales sent to the site. It offers the usual type of affiliate banners and animated ads, and its referral URLs can be customised by tweaking the parameters. It’s not the most modern way of building affiliate links, but it’s easy, quick and gives you plenty of customisation options.

Why Promote HostGator?

HostGator has built its brand on cheap hosting, yet it also has a reputation for good service. While recent downtime has marred its reputation slightly, many hosting users still regard it as a name that can be trusted.

Any Drawbacks?

Larger payouts are only available with big volumes, and a minimum payout threshold of $100 applies.


  • CPA: $50-125
  • Monthly payouts for sales verified more than two months prior
  • Payments by US check or PayPal

Key Products

  • Shared hosting
  • VPS hosting

Affiliate Management

  • Contact: Taylor Hawes
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  • Phone number: 1-713-574-5287