HostGator Employment Application


Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in working at HostGator! We're glad you have decided to take the time to fill out an employment application at this web site. This is the first step to apply for and hopefully obtain a position at our company.

At HostGator, we're a rapidly growing company that depends on its people to succeed and provide the level of customer service and support that we're known for. We want to work with the best people available and feel this application helps us learn more about you, what you have done, and what you are looking to do in the future.

HostGator is a great place to work. Not only do we offer competitive compensation, flexible scheduling, and a wide range of benefits, but we also provide a plethora of additional benefits such as double and triple monitor work stations, a break room with air hockey, ping pong, and a pool table, free lunches, company outings, and an on-site gym.

To navigate this application, click the "Next" link below, and fill out each section. Some fields have a [?] next to them, indicating you can hover your mouse over the field for a further details. When you are finished, review what you are about to submit, read the terms, and then click on the "Submit Your Application" button.

If you have any questions about this application or the hiring process, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you again for your interest in HostGator and we look forward to hearing from you soon.


Next - Start Application (General Information)

Section 1 - General Information

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Home Address: 
State / Province: 
Home Phone: 
Cell Phone: 
Note: Please complete all General Information fields or your application will not be submitted.
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Section 2 - Job Information

Position Applying For:  [?]
Expected Hourly Wage:   [?]
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Section 3 - Work History

Including your current or most recent position, how many jobs have you had in the last three to five years? 
Current / Most Recent Employer
Employer Name: 
Employer City: 
Employer State / Province: 
Type of Business:   [?]
Employed from (mo/yr):   [?]
Employed to (mo/yr):   [?]
Title at Employer:   [?]
Initial Total Compensation:   [?]
Final Total Compensation:   [?]
What do/did you like most about your job? 
What do/did you least enjoy? 
Reasons for leaving or desiring to change: 
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Section 4 - Military Experience

Have you ever served in the military?: 
Indicate branch: 
Date (mo/yr) entered: 
Date (mo/yr) discharged: 
Nature of duties: 
Highest rank or grade: 
Terminal rank or grade: 
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Section 5 - Education

High School:  [?]
College / Graduate School:  [?]
Name of High School: 
Final Grade Point Average: 
On GPA scale, an A is equal to: 
SAT / ACT score: 
Extracurricular activities: 
Offices, honors/awards: 
Part-time and summer work: 
Name of College / University: 
Location of College / University: 
Date Entered: 
Date Graduated: 
Final Grade Point Average: 
On GPA scale, an A is equal to: 
Total credit hours: 
Extracurricular activities, honors, and awards: 
Part-time and summer work: 
Name of Graduate School: 
Location of Graduate School: 
Date Entered: 
Date Graduated: 
Focus / Concentration: 
Final Grade Point Average: 
On GPA scale, an A is equal to: 
Total credit hours: 
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Section 6 - Personality

What qualifications, abilities, and strong points will help you succeed in this job at HostGator? 
What are your weak points and areas for improvement? 
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Section 7 - Technical Expertise

Describe your experience in web hosting. Be as specific as possible.
Describe your experience with Windows. Be as specific as possible. 
Describe your experience working with IIS and Windows Server 2003/2008. Be as specific as possible. 
Describe your experience working with Plesk. Be as specific as possible.
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Section 8 - Career Needs

All available positions are at our Houston and Austin offices. Relocation to either of these Texas cities would be required as remote positions are not available at this time.
At which location are you interested in working?
Are you willing to relocate? If no, please explain.   [?]
What are your career objectives?   
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Section 9 - Customer Service

What does customer service mean to you? 
How would you work with an upset customer? 
What customer service experience do you have? 
Describe a recent customer service experience that you had - either positive or negative - and discuss what factors made it that way. 
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Section 10 - Complete Application

Do you have the legal right to work for any employer in the United States? Yes No
Have you ever been convicted of a crime (other than a minor traffic violation)? If yes, explain.
Would you be willing to consent to a background check? Yes No
The essential functions of the job are to sit for long periods of time, use a keyboard and mouse for long periods of time, view a monitor for long periods of times and communicate with customers over the phone for long periods of time. Are you able to perform the essential functions for the job you have applied with or without reasonable accommodation? Yes No
What is your availability and preferred working hours?  [?]
Have you ever applied for a position at HostGator in the past? If so, were you hired?  
From where did you hear about this position?
Do you certify that the information provided in this application is true? Yes No
Resume:   [?]

By submitting this application, I hereby certify that this application and any other materials and/or documents provided in this application process contain no willful misrepresentation and that the information given is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I am aware that should investigation at any time disclose any such misrepresentation or falsification, my application may be rejected, my name may be removed from consideration, or if employed, I may be discharged from my employment.

Please review your entire application again before submitting. Ensure all applicable fields are completed. Your application cannot be altered once you press the submit button.